Robert Bergman

September 23, 2020

Chernobyl is all head high with an airy body relaxation. This strain provides a long lasting cerebral sensation, which is no surprise, when you consider its exact lineage. It is no surprise it is somewhat of a happy-go-lucky hybrid, and has become a favored daytime strain among recreational and medical users alike.

It’s funny that this strain has such a heavy-sounding name, because Chernobyl is a light-bodied sativa dominant hybrid that has only positive effects to share. This hybrid is a power-combo from the parentage of Trainwreck, Trinity and Jack the Ripper – a clear indication of what you can expect from this smoke.

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Chernobyl produces a very obvious sativa high, but with a steady ease. This beautiful flower was created by TGA Genetics and is all about it’s surreal cerebral highs, making you feel floaty and elated, unlike the nuclear shutdown its name might make you fear you will have.

Information about Chernobyl Strain:

ORIGINTrainwreck, Trinity and Jack the Ripper
EFFECTShappy – 10
euphoric – 9
uplifted – 9
energetic – 8
relaxed – 7
dry eyes – 6
dizzy – 2
paranoid – 2
headache – 1
FRAGRANCEearthy, lemon, lime, sour
FLAVORSlime, citrus, lemon, cherry, sweet, tropical
MEDICALstress – 10
pain – 10
depression – 10
fatigue – 5
insomnia – 4
THC CONTENT %16%-22%
CBD %0.10%
INDICA / SATIVA %20% / 80%
OUTDOOR YIELD14oz/ plant
CLIMATEwarm and sunny but not too hot
RESISTANCE TO DISEASEhigh resistance to common diseases

* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest


Chernobyl has a wide range of effects that are sure to last for up to three hours. This strain induces a strong sense of wide-eyed euphoria, making you forget anything that might be weighing your thoughts down, and providing you with a boost of positivity that can translate into feeling motivated in many ways.

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This hybrid is the ultimate happy-smoke. Whether alone or around friends, you are sure to have an enjoyable time when smoking this bud. Chernobyl can make you feel particularly focused, making it easier to come up with new ideas, or allowing you to complete tasks faster and with much gusto.

Chernobyl Effects
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Chernobyl will instantly make you feel uplifted and it can give you more energy than usual. Some say that this strain is like drinking 2 or 3 cups of coffee at the start of your day, definitely making it a great wake-and-bake choice. You will get all the physical energy from this sativa dominant, all while relaxing your mind and making you feel at ease.


Chernobyl has a very distinct scent, especially to those who have had it a few times – you will be able to recognize its earthy lime aroma from far away, and it will make everything around it smell like sour lemons and other amazingly aromatic citrus fruits.


This sativa-dominant strain carries all the sour lemon goodness in a rainbow of flavors. Chernobyl will taste like a citrus explosion in your mouth. Its smoke has hints of tropical sweetness and sometimes cherries, and a sharp shock of lime will stay stuck on your tongue long after exhale.

Adverse reactions

Chernobyl has relatively minimal adverse effects, adding to why it is such a great choice for regular smokers and newbies alike. This strain can in very rare cases cause a mild headache, which normally doesn’t tend to last for its whole high.

Chernobyl Adverse Reaction
Chernobyl Adverse Reaction

Often, you will encounter a case of dry mouth when smoking this strain, which is likely to occur together with dry and itchy eyes and a feeling being dehydrated. Chernobyl can in some cases make you feel slightly dizzy and at times you may feel slight bouts of fleeting paranoia, although it is rare that this happens.


Chernobyl has a long list of uses in the medical cannabis field and it is for this reason that this particular strain has become very popular among doctors and patients alike. This strain is a great healer for those who suffer from the debilitating effects of chronic and consistent stress.

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Long-time pain sufferers have also turned to this beautiful sativa-dominant hybrid for help, as it is very effective in curing a variety of aches, such as back pain, joint pain and migraines, and it has also proven itself to be useful in the fight to reduce muscle spasms greatly. Insomnia may also be helped by this strain as it can be physically relaxing on the comedown.

Chernobyl provides an uplifting and motivating high, making it a great choice for those who suffer from mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, allowing patients to go on and about their day without feeling heavy. This is also why it is a great way to soothe fatigue, as you will encounter similar de-motivating symptoms with fatigue too.


It is recommended for more experienced growers to attempt to cultivate this particular strain. Chernobyl likes to grow tall and will need appropriate trimming to keep it healthy and happy. This strain does prefer being outdoors, and likes getting a lot of sunshine, however, it does not do well in climates that are too hot.

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Flowering Time

Chernobyl can be expected to take around an average of 8 to 9 weeks to flower and become ready for harvest. This hybrid is relatively resistant to common diseases, and can be expected to yield around an estimated 14 ounces of fresh bud per square meter.

This sativa-dominant hybrid prefers being outdoors where it can stretch and enjoy a lot of sunlight, and it can be expected to be ready for a harvest around the month of October. Chernobyl can yield an average of about 14 ounces of fragrant weed during harvest.

Have you ever smoked or grown your own Chernobyl? 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 Rob linnell ,20 Apr 2017
    Got lucky and got some seeds in a quarter i picked up,they just popped open last night. Happy 4/20 indeed. This strain is the best. And in Oregon I can legally grow in my yard. I will check back as […]Read More
    1. By Roy ILGM ,21 Apr 2017
      Awesome Rob, people would love to keep track of your progress on in our grow journal section on the forum - I❤️GM
  2. By Tasha ,30 Dec 2017
    It is defunately one of my favorites! Nice high and energizing as well.
  3. By Eric X ,18 Sep 2018
    I’m growing 1 Chernobyl and 1 Space Queen right now indoors. It’s legal in Massachusetts. I found 1 Chernobyl seed in a quarter and I’ve gotten a lot of Chernobyl the last few years, but can’t get it anymore. I’m […]Read More
  4. By Joe ,05 Aug 2019
    Put a clone out to early started to bud in July started to grow
  5. By Tommy ,03 Oct 2019
    Started a grow in greenhouse in sunny cali. Big collas, stoping strech is key. Would post a few pics for the furom. This would be my first thread. They call me steeze been at it a good 16 years.
  6. By Robert ,16 Jun 2020
    I've grown this strains2 times. The flavor is very interesting and really smooth. A few hits last all day

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