Chemdawg is a legendary hybrid with origins shrouded in mystery. The strain, famous for offering an intense cerebral high, came out in the 90s and has stayed popular ever since. Nowadays, along with being smoked, it’s widely used by growers to birth new hybrid strains.
It might not be known for sure which strains it descended from, but the characteristics are unmissable. If you take a hit that tastes like diesel and you end up flying with the birds, you’re probably enjoying some Chemdawg.
Now, let’s take a closer look at this stoner’s best friend.
CHARACTERISTICS OF CHEMDAWG
As we mentioned before, despite its extensive popularity, the exact genetic origins of Chemdawg are unknown. There is the rumour of it being bred from the legendary OG Kush and Sour Diesel, but nobody knows for sure. We’re not totally clueless about this sativa-dominant hybrid either.
Genetics Sativa-dominant hybrid
Parents Unknown (OG Kush/Sour Diesel?)
Flavours Earthy, Diesel, Lemon, Pungent
Effects Uplifting, Euphoric
Some, as we just discussed, believe that Chemdawg is a cross between OG Kush and Sour Diesel. Others, however, consider the possible origins to be either Nepalese or Thai sativas. Regardless of the true origins, it is one of the most popular sativa varieties, having earned itself a dedicated following. And, despite the fact two decades have passed since the debut, its genetics are still widely used for modern strains.
On paper, Chemdawg may seem like a medium potency strain, especially given the THC levels measuring between 15–20%. Yet, contradicting the seemingly average potency, one of the main reasons it’s famous is the strong, cerebral effect. In fact, according to legend, the name comes from how it made people roll around like dogs when they smoked. Thanks to the euphoric sativa effect, the strain is also still considered one of the best daytime smokes.
The name of the strain also takes some inspiration from the flavour profile. While it’s not something you would expect people to enjoy, connoisseurs like the distinct, chemical fuel notes in the smoke.