Easily one of the most popular strains available, Chemdawg is a hybrid flower that is well known for its distinct gas-like or diesel aroma. This West Coast classic is constantly sought out for it’s extreme potency – Chemdawg’s strength alone indefinitely secures its place in the cannabis history books. The demand for this dank strain is constantly outweighing the supply, making it a truly coveted strain. The lack of availability of this strain only boosts its reputation as a rare and heavily longed-for flower.
Genetically, the history behind this exotic flower is quite hazy – the parentage of this strain is ambiguous, and to this day still perplexes many connoisseurs. What is known about this beast is that its genetics are responsible for breeding amazing and well-known flowers such as Sour Diesel and OG Kush. The average THC content of Chemdawg is absolutely mind blowing. The average THC percentage for British Columbian-grown Chemdawg is roughly 22-27%, which is shockingly tremendous for a hybrid. The high of Chemdawg is very tenacious, and never seems to fade or linger. Initially beginning as a bright, euphoric and cerebral high that eventually transitions into a heavy-hitting full bodied high. The sedating and relaxing qualities of Chemdawg are powerful enough to ease general aches and pains, but the effect on the mind are uplifting enough to counteract the couch-lock feeling associated with body highs. Ideally, Chemdawg is most-effective when used for dealing with stress, general aches or pains, depression and insomnia.
Chemdawg boasts naturally beautiful and unique flowers – these cone-shaped, tapered buds are tight in structure and quite dense, despite the fact that they are medium in size. These buds are long, which allows a thick, sticky-icky blanket of white trichomes to build upon and cover the surface area nicely. The flowers are a recognizable bright forest green that is generally associated with hybrid flowers, with a minimal amount of visible orange pistils. Be careful where you decide to open your bag of Chemdawg, as the smell is almost offensively strong. The dank, diesel or gas-like aroma permeates far and wide – the distinctly pungent will miraculously fill up an entire room within seconds. As a direct ancestor of strains such as OG Kush and Sour Diesel, it can be expected that Chemdawg bears a similar flavour profile to the aforementioned flowers. A deliciously pungent and diesel taste is accentuated by earthy undertones to provide a smooth, and flavourful smoke.
Once upon a time, cannabis consumption was considered a taboo act, and unacceptable in society. These days, the appeal of marijuana is stronger than ever, and the act of smoking marijuana itself is a very common occurrence – even Barack Obama once admitted to trying the ganja saying “I didn’t inhale it, and never tried it again.” Studies done on cannabis usage in America have shown that 64% of Americans are in support of the legalization of marijuana nationwide. Lucky for us Canadians, the Cannabis culture is widely accepted and even openly celebrated. Our relaxed attitude and values towards weed has embedded cannabis as a norm in Canadian society.
Indica vs Sativa
With thousands of years of history and such a wide abundance of strains available, it is important to know the differences between indica, sativa and even hybrid strains to find out what is most suitable for your own personal needs. Simply put, indica strains and sativa strains differ in their physiological effects and their appearance. Hybrid strains are the result of cross-breeding both an indica strain and a sativa strain together to create a new strain in itself. Because each cannabis strain is so complex and different from one another, it is hard to classify the three phenotypes or variants by their effects alone.
|BEST FOR NIGHT-TIME USAGE||BEST FOR DAY-TIME USAGE|
In such a growing and experimental industry, science has made it possible for the creation of new strains to meet the unique demand of consumers. Hybrid strains are created when geneticists or growers cross-breed pure indica strains, sativa strains or other hybrid strains together to create a new plant, and they can lean towards either being indica dominant, sativa dominant or an equal 50/50 balance of its parentage. What is different about hybrid plants compared to indicas or sativas is that the range of effects are endless. Hybrid strains are very complex and can be bred to contain both sativa and indica characteristics, making them great for those looking for the best of both worlds, in a sense.