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Quick info

Distinctive terpenes
Caryophyllene, limonene, myrcene
Helps with
Stress, depression, pain
Ease of growing
When to use






Sativa Indica

Effects & Usage



Chemdawg, also known as Chemdog, is a potent hybrid cannabis strain not for the faint-hearted. Don’t be fooled by the medium THC content – while it ranks between 15 and 20% THC on average, it provides a long-lasting, intense effect. In addition to THC and traces of CBD, this strain also contains a significant amount of CBG, 1%.

Chemdawg’s high is known for being uplifting, euphoric, and relaxing.

Little is known about its origins, but its lineage likely includes two landrace sativas.


Thanks to the strain’s potency, the high hits quickly and strongly. You will notice a sharp sense of focus and an increased awareness of the surroundings come about immediately. Combined with a sense of euphoria and upbeat, this can help you deal with any daunting task. All the worries and distractions will fade away as you power through your to-do list.

With its ability to enhance sensory perception, Chemdawg is well-suited for creative pursuits. In addition, it will make for a great party companion as it facilitates deep, ground-breaking conversations and sociability.

The bodily sensations slowly become more prominent as you near the trip’s end. Expect deep relaxation that can leave you mellowing out on the couch peacefully. For this reason, it is best to smoke Chemdawg in the afternoon or the evening.

If you enjoy the balanced effects of this strain, you may also want to try White Widow.


Chemdawg can assist in a variety of body and mind ailments. For example, its positive cerebral energy gives a boost against feelings of depression or anxiety. The indica combined with limonene, a terpene known to assist relaxation, can be additionally helpful for dealing with stress.

This strain’s relaxing body effects interact with caryophyllene’s anti-inflammatory, analgesic properties to aid those dealing with chronic pain and migraines.

Side effects

Chemdawg causes some of the most common side effects of cannabis consumption, such as dry eyes and cottonmouth. Some users also report dizziness. Another thing to consider is Chemdog is not for the beginners.

Keep in mind that high-THC flowers can potentially increase stress and induce paranoia, especially in people with a history of mental health disorders. Therefore, always use cannabis responsibly and start out slowly.

Taste & Smell


Chemdawg nuggets present as dark green medium-sized buds loose buds with purple hues, which is a sight to behold. The thick layer of trichomes gives them a frosty appearance. Due to high amounts of resin, this bud feels particularly sticky.

The very pungent scent of the flower is a blend of herbal, chemical and diesel aromas. The diesel notes will remind you of the strain’s most famous child, Sour Diesel.

The strain’s flavour profile is similarly complex, with sour, citrus notes on the inhale and an ammonia-like taste on the exhale that tends to linger on the tongue.



While many have claimed to be the authors of the strain, the genetic makeup of Chemdawg remains a mystery to this day. Most likely, it included a crossing of two landrace sativas: Thai and Nepalese.

The strain allegedly has its chemical scent to thank for the “chem” in its name, alongside the ability to make you “roll over like a dog”, standing for “dog”.

Growing conditions

Cultivating Chemdawg is quite tricky and, as such, recommended to the more experienced growers. The plant needs some maintenance: it will require trimming in the vegetative stage due to its tendency to grow tall (over 1.5m). It is most often grown indoors to prevent mould and mildew growth. Moreover, the flower has an intense odour that is easier to control in indoor settings, although it is highly recommended to use proper ventilation methods not to alarm your neighbours.

Those who decide to take on the challenge can expect great results with a very high yield. If grown successfully, between 700-825 grams per square metre indoors and up to 900 grams per outdoor plant can be obtained.

You may want to try growing Trainwreck if you are looking for another demanding strain to cultivate.