Robert Bergman

April 2, 2019

There are few strains out there as shrouded in myth and mystery as this one. Chemdawg can be credited for being the root strain for many famous and popular hybrids such as mega-strains Sour Diesel and OG Kush. Chemdawg is marked by its world-class potency that becomes obvious even when only catching a whiff of it.

Chemdawg is especially potent. This strain is rumoured to stem from a cross of a Nepalese and Thai sativa. Its legends tells stories about ambiguous backgrounds, but there isn’t a story out there that has proven to be 100% reliable.

What is undisputed, however, is the impact this unique strain has made on the market. It is notoriously difficult to grow, something only experienced and well-equipped veterans should attempt. However, it is well worth it, as it also yields way above average, reaping in plenty of premium bud for the committed grower.

Information about Chemdawg Strain:

ORIGIN Nepalese Sativa, Thai Sativa (unsure heritage)
EFFECTS happy – 10
relaxed – 10
euphoric – 9
uplifted – 7
creative – 5
dry eyes – 7
paranoid – 3
dizzy – 3
headache – 1
FRAGRANCE diesel, earthy, pungent, pine
FLAVORS diesel, earthy, pungent, lemon, chemical, pine
MEDICAL stress – 10
pain – 8
depression – 7
insomnia – 4
lack of appetite – 4
THC CONTENT % 18%-26%
CBD % 0.01%-0.1%
INDICA / SATIVA % 55% / 45%
CLIMATE warm, dry mediterranean summers
RESISTANCE TO DISEASE low – prone to molds and mildew, needs good ventilation, humidity control and air circulation

* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest


Amatuer smokers need to be aware that this strain is of the especially potent kind. Chemdawg has high THC levels, and is guaranteed to induce a heavy-bodied, intensely cerebral high, known to be wildly euphoric and vividly enjoyable.

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This happy strain produces a strong relaxing effect, silencing the mind and infusing you with a light but distinctly happy feeling. Chemdawg is uplifting and therefore is ideal for those who seek a way to let go of their work/life stresses, and just find a solid chill moment.

Chemdawg Effects
Chemdawg Effects, The Mythical and Mysterious Hybrid

Chemdawg is also compatible with those who work in the creative field, as it can spurn them on into an intensely inspired creativity streak. A few puffs are said to be enough to set off a case of the uncontrollable giggles, and while the high can’t be described as extreme, it is known to be quite intense.


Chemdawg is potentially one of the smelliest strains available today. It fills up the room with its pungent diesel haze, like no other. This strain reportedly reeks of an aromatic earthy-pine blend that is sure to hang in the air long after it has left the room.

Chemdawg Fragrance
Chemdawg Fragrance


This strain tastes much the way it smells. Its pungent presence sticks to your tongue and certainly leaves a lasting impression. Chemdawg has a strong diesel flavor that can remind you of chemicals at times. However, due to its pine and lemony aftertaste, it still makes for a unique and pleasurable smoking experience.

Adverse reactions

As usual, potent strains like this hybrid can leave you feeling slightly dehydrated once the effect sets in. This can create a dry-mouth sensation when smoking Chemdawg, which can be accompanied by a dry-eye sensation.

Chemdawg can also cause a slight bout of paranoia in rare instances. Dizziness may also occur sporadically, and sometimes, although seldom, this potent hybrid’s effects may also translate into a mild headache.


An excellent medical strain, Chemdawg makes itself useful in many ways. Patients who suffer from mental instabilities are offered much aid and relief with the use of this strain. Stress is one of the major reasons why it is often prescribed, as it can truly ease the symptoms that come from chronic stress.

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Chemdawg is also recommended for pain management, and has therefore been widely used to treat back pains, muscle spasms and nerve damage. It causes a deep state of physical relaxation, and calms the mind, in order to make pain much easier to endure.

Other ailments this strain is used for in the medical field is to combat the blues that may come from being depressed, anxious or suffering from anxiety. Insomnia is also easily averted with the use of Chemdawg, as it can help release melatonin and ease you into a night of restful sleep.

Cancer patients who have to undergo chemical treatments can expect much needed relief from the use of Chemdawg. It can be used to re-introduce a healthy appetite, which can help those who have undergone radiation and chemotherapy to start eating normally again.


Chemdawg is a strain that is typically grown indoors. It is prone to diseases such as mildew and molds and is therefore best kept in an optimized environment. This strain isn’t easy to grow, and can be sensitive to extreme weather conditions.

Chemdawg Growing
Chemdawg Growing

This plant needs good ventilation, the perfect levels of humidity and a sufficient air circulation. Ideally, Chemdawg should be grown in organic soil and treated with a conservative amount of fertilizers. This strain is recommended only to veteran growers, as it can be very meticulous and difficult to cultivate.

Flowering Time

When grown indoors, Chemdawg can yield very generously. This plant needs about 9 weeks to flower, and during harvest you can expect an average yield of 28 ounces of good bud per square meter.

Housed outdoors, this hybrid can be a bit tricky to keep. However, once you have gotten the conditions right, this strain can produce a yield of around 35 ounces per plant. Chemdawg when raised outdoors is ready for harvest sometime in the month of October.

Have you ever smoked or grown your own Chemdawg? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.


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The founder of I Love Growing Marijuana, Robert Bergman, is a marijuana growing expert that enjoys sharing his knowledge with the world. He combines years of experience, ranging from small-scale grows to massive operations, with a passion for growing. His articles include tutorials on growing... [read more]


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  1. By Pjack

    ,13 Mar 2018
    I grew Chemdawg from Humbolt County seeds. Basically, it was a very easy grow. I have never seen vigorous growth like this. Finished right on time. The plant was relatively short (grown indoors about 4 feet). The branches grew very […]Read More
  2. By DrMota

    ,30 Mar 2018
    I have a perpetual Grow of Chemdawg. Each week I cut clones, plant rooted clones, Flip vegged plants, and harvest plants. Chemdawg is very difficult to clone. Even with 47 years of experience growing cannabis. Indoor under T5 for Veg […]Read More
  3. By Paul Millard

    ,08 Jul 2018
    I have had no problem growing mine
  4. By Dan

    ,13 Aug 2018
    Hi hello,I've grown chemdawg in doors in a closet first time growing and its worked great.thx for info!!
  5. By Dan Alexander

    ,12 Sep 2018
    Hi hello I grew this strain first time growing!! Came out great..
  6. By Kevin

    ,09 Apr 2019
    I've grown chem dawg and was very pleased to find it one of the strongeststrains I've ever smoked
  7. By JP1.

    ,26 May 2019
    I am a first time grower. I grew Chemdawg from Seed King amazingly good seed. Easy grow kept them around 3 ft. Wish you could see and smell these bushy bud heavy buds. Picked dried and smoked an early bud. […]Read More

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