Not to be confused with Chemdawg 4 or Chemdawg 91, Chemdawg is a legendary balanced hybrid. This strain is high-yielding and produces almost narcotic effects. It’s not uncommon for the THC content in this strain to reach above 20%. This potent hybrid is excellent for those in need of some hardcore pain relief. Yet, the heavy hitting cerebral and body highs are not recommended for beginners. There’s a lot of cannabis-lore surrounding this strain. Legend has it that some bud was given to well-known cannabis breeder Chemdog, at a Grateful Dead concert. Luckily, that bud happened to contain some seeds. From these seeds sprouted what came to be the original strain. Because of this mysterious history, the exact genetics of this strain are unknown. However, this strain is thought to be a possible parent of the equally famous OG Kush and Sour Diesel strains.
Marijuana consumers will detect the powerful diesel smell this strain picks up from possible parent Sour Diesel. There’s also some pine and a slight earthy musk. Despite its chemical odors, marijuana enthusiasts can expect a smooth smoke that surprises with a tangy ammonia flavor on exhale.
Some seed companies, like Greenhouse, offer a version of “Chemdog” that is a cross between OG Kush and Sour Diesel itself. Other breeders claim that their versions of Chemdawg contain the original lineage. At this point, however, it’s very difficult to tell who used the real Chemdawg and who did not. Some suspect that this strain may have Nepalese and Thai heritage.
With its high THC content, this strain packs a potent punch that can catch some novice marijuana consumers off guard. Cannabis enthusiasts who are concerned about anxiety or are particularly sensitive to high THC levels should be careful when consuming in larger doses.