El Chapo

The information presented on this page is intended solely for descriptive purposes and should not be considered a review or medical advice. The actual effects of the cannabis strain may vary. It is important to use marijuana responsibly. We recommend that you consult a healthcare professional before adding cannabis to your health regimen.

Quick info

Distinctive terpenes
Myrcene, caryophyllene, limonene
Helps with
Anxiety, pain, insomnia
Ease of growing
Moderate
When to use
Evening/Night

CBD

1.00%

Low

THC

23.00%

Very High
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30%
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70%
Sativa Indica

Effects & Usage

Relaxing
Sleepy
Happy

Grow Info

Growing Difficulty

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Moderate

Potential Yield

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Average

Height Range

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Moderate

Suited for

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Outdoor

Flowering Time

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Average

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Benefits

El Chapo strain is a heavy-hitting, Indica-dominant variety famous for its high THC content, typically ranging from 19% to 23%. In some cases, it can go as high as 27% – producing a powerful sedating high that makes it sought-after in the medical cannabis community.

Onset

The onset of the El Chapo strain is marked by its immediate and powerful impact. Users typically experience a swift transition into a state of deep relaxation. This is accompanied by a notable easing of mental and physical tensions, making it ideal for unwinding after a stressful day. Couchlock is a given which, many times, can also lead to a deep slumber. You will also want to keep some food nearby as munchies can also be expected here.

The strain’s high THC content quickly manifests, delivering a soothing sensation that envelops the body, while also instilling a sense of mental calm and clarity. This combination of physical and mental relief is what makes El Chapo particularly appealing for evening use.

Uses

El Chapo strain is highly valued for its therapeutic properties. It’s particularly effective in managing chronic pain, offering significant relief for various pain-related conditions. Its potent sedative qualities make it a favoured choice for treating insomnia, helping users achieve deeper, more restful sleep.

Side effects

As with other cannabis varieties, El Chapo can cause some dry mouth, dizziness, and in high doses, short-lasting paranoia and restlessness.

Taste & Smell

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floral
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sweet
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coffee
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candy

El Chapo is notable for its rich, earthy aroma with hints of pine and spicy undertones. The buds are dense and covered in trichomes, exuding a pungent, herbal scent that translates into a deep, satisfying flavour profile.

Indica

Origins

El Chapo cannabis strain has a rich and unique heritage, contributing to its distinctive profile. It is the result of a three-way cross between legendary Indicas – Face Off OG, OG Kush, and SFV OG Kush, all well-respected strains in the cannabis community.

Growing conditions

El Chapo is known for its moderate growing difficulty, making it suitable for growers with some experience. The strain thrives in a controlled environment, like indoors or in greenhouses, where factors such as temperature and humidity can be managed.

It requires consistent attention, particularly in regulating these conditions to optimize growth. The plant has a flowering time of about 8-9 weeks and can yield a substantial harvest under the right conditions. Keep in mind that its flowers are highly pungent so suitable odour-control measures will have to be added.