Canada is known for its’ abundance of spectacular cannabis strains, many of which become known for their potency, others become treasured for their exclusivity, while some are remembered for how they alter or shift the cannabis scene. UBC Chemo is an illustrious Canadian bred indica strain that is known for all of the above. Although the genetics of this strain are unknown, legends state that it was created by the globally recognized geneticist David Suzuki during the late 60s into the 70s at the University of British Columbia, where it received its’ namesake. Dr. Suzuki reportedly wanted to develop a powerful, heavy-hitting indica strain that would help ease the pain of cancer patients suffering from the adverse side effects of chemotherapy treatment. Now carried on by the Canadian legends Jordan of the Islands, it has become known for its’ unique woody aroma, impressive THC content and tenacious medicinal effects. This potent strain is highly regarded for its’ impressive THC content, which is found to be around 21% on average, with some phenotypes soaring as high as 29%! As an indica, this strain is like no other – this one of a kind strain is especially heavy-hitting, leaving many users couch-locked or in a deep, soothing sleep. The effects begin with an uplifting sense of euphoria that is great for taking away stress, with a case of mega munchies before transitioning into the sedating, relaxing body high it is most cherished for. With such a powerful high and strong, relaxing effects, This one is ideal for those looking to deal with pain, insomnia, stress, lack of appetite and anxiety.
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 Bill Clinton 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. This relaxed attitude and outlook on cannabis have allowed us to create marvelous strains such as UBC Chemo as a result.
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. UBC Chemo is a pure indica strain.
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Indica flowers such as UBC Chemo strains once originated from the mountain ranges of Asia and as a result, developed many features to protect itself from the harsh environments. Indica plants are known for being shorter, and bushier, with thicker layers of resinous THC. The high of indica strains are defined by the “couch-lock” effect they have on users. Indica strains serve well as relaxation strains, or to aid with pain and sleeping ailments. The calming, sedating effects of indica strains make it excellent for night-time usage or off-work hours.