Chemdog Strain Overview
Chemdog is a legendary strain with an uncertain genetic history. It is a nicely balanced hybrid cannabis strain that has become quite popular over the past several years for both its effects and pungent smell. Chemdog THC content is between 15% and 20%. This strain has been the parent strain of many world-famous buds, such as Sour Diesel and OG Kush, both of which are pot powerhouses in their rights.
Chemdog Aroma, Flavor, Appearance
Chemdog has a smell reminiscent of diesel fuel (which many say is the source of the “chem” in its name). The pungent flowers also give off odors of earthy musk and some pine. If flowers are properly cured, this strain has smooth smoke that tastes sour and when inhaled. On the exhale, Chemdog’s smoke betrays its signature diesel taste with an ammonia-like tang that hits the top of the palate. It has medium-sized buds that look slightly different from those of hybrid or pure Indica lineage. Long and tapered rather than popcorn-like, the flowers have relatively loose and wispy leaves. The spring green leaves are covered in sticky white trichomes, lending buds a silver-white appearance. Because of the combination of their loose structure and resinous texture, buds of Chemdog are difficult to break up by hand.
The high from this strain hits quickly before users have finished appreciating its distinctive diesel aroma. Thus, consumers may experience a sharpening of the senses and an increased hyper-awareness of their surroundings. Also, other than the feeling of disorientation because of the power levels of THC, this strain can also cause paranoia if used in excess. Specifically, those people who suffer from mental health issues initially.
As with most cannabis strains, it also likely causes dry eyes and dry mouth.
Medical Benefits of Chemdog Strain
Chemdog’s strong cerebral high has made it valuable in treating some symptoms associated with stress, anxiety, and even PTSD. Also, its physical relaxation effects make it ideal to ease pain and migraines.