At first, you might think that the name of this strain is rather unusual. It is simple, short, but oftentimes forces you to think about the painful treatment that cancer patients go through. Now, that is not a pretty thought at all.
Information about Chemo:
|Sativa/Indica %||Indoor Yield||Outdoor Yield||Flowering Period|
|0% / 100%||18 to 28 ounces per square meter||24 ounces per plant||7 – 8 weeks indoors, early to mid-October outdoors.|
So, why would people decide to try this one out? What makes this strain really interesting other than its name?
The fact that nobody really knows where it came from or how it was created, is only one reason why people get more curious to try it. Surely, theories have emerged as to its origin, but nobody can really claim to have all the rights to the creation of this strain.
Chemo is a very rare strain that has unknown genetics. Although, a popular theory involves a person named Dr. Suzuki who is said to have developed this strain during the late 60s to 70s at the University of British Colombia. Thus, Chemo is often referred to as UBC Chemo.
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Information about Chemo:
|EFFECTS||Relaxed – 10|
Sleepy – 8
Hungry – 5
Euphoric – 4
Happy – 4
|ADVERSE REACTIONS (NEGATIVE)||Dry mouth – 10|
Headache – 7
Dry eyes – 6
Dizzy – 3
Anxious – 2
|FRAGRANCE||Pungent, earthy, fragrant, pine|
|FLAVORS||Sweet, woody, pine|
|MEDICAL||Insomnia – 10|
Pain – 8
Stress – 7
Lack of appetite – 4
Depression – 3
|FLOWERING TIME INDOORS||7 weeks using hydroponics, 8 weeks using soil|
|FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORS||Early to mid-October|
|PLANT HEIGHT||3 feet|
|THC CONTENT %||18% to 29%|
|CBD %||0.1% to 0.5%|
|INDICA / SATIVA %||100%/0%|
|INDOOR YIELD||18 to 28 ounces per square meter|
|OUTDOOR YIELD||24 ounces per plant|
|CLIMATE||Cool to warm climate|
|GROWTH LEVEL||Some experience needed to grow|
|RESISTANCE TO DISEASE||Resistant to molds and pests|
* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest
As you can see from the table, the minimum THC level of Chemo is higher than the average 15% in most cannabis. With a maximum of 29% THC level, you should expect a highly potent strain that can literally knock you off your feet.
With its 100% Indica concentration, it is expected to give its users a physical high like no other cannabis can. Some users report having experienced a degree of cerebral high, but this is usually minimal.
Although it is a pure Indica strain, Chemo is considered as a creeper weed. That being said, you should be up for a surprise if you decide to try this for the first time. You might not be able to appreciate right away the dominant physical high it offers, but it does not mean it cannot overwhelm you once the effect starts creeping in.
Take more puffs than recommended, then you should find yourself in a couch-lock and unable to walk. With its strong sedative effect, it is best to be used during the night.
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If you love the smell of nature and the outdoors, you might find the aroma of Chemo very pleasing to your senses. Its smell reminds you of the fragrant yet pungent scent of pine and earth combined. It also has a very organic smell, to say the least.
Due to its earthy and pungent smell, Chemo also has a unique woody taste. This is not to say we actually know what wood tastes like, but somehow it reminds us of that.
This odd flavor is actually concealed in a sweet and floral pine taste at first puff. However, as you exhale the smoke, the pungent and harsh taste of pine and earth becomes more evident.
The usual dry mouth, dry eyes, headaches and episodes of dizziness and signs of anxiety can also be associated with the Chemo strain.
The medicinal value of the Chemo strain could be its most notable attribute. This leads us to the theory involving Dr. Suzuki.
As the name suggests, Chemo actually has something to do with cancer and chemotherapy. Although, it works nothing like the actual chemo treatment which is widely known to be a painful ordeal. On the contrary, the Chemo strain helps alleviate the pain that cancer patients have to deal with during their treatment.
It is said that Dr. Suzuki developed this strain mainly because he wanted to help with the pain management of cancer patients and those undergoing chemo. Thus, this 100% Indica strain with an impressively high sedative properties came to be.
Aside from its initial purpose, Chemo is known to give its users “the munchies”. Therefore, it is effective in stimulating your appetite.
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Perhaps, the fact that this plant is so rare, it requires some expertise to grow successfully. If you are an experienced cannabis grower, you can try growing your own Chemo strain either indoor or outdoor.
However, the ideal indoor cultivation should not involve the Sea of Green (SOG) method which means that its flowering stage can take a tad longer. If grown outdoor, you would be happy to know that this strain can tolerate cool to warmer climates.
Another good thing about this strain is the fact that it is resistant to molds and pests.
As mentioned, SOG method is not recommended for this strain. Therefore, the flowering time indoors could take several weeks depending on your medium.
The quickest way to do it is through hydroponics. With this method, flowering time will only take 7 weeks. If you’re not equipped with the right equipment and knowledge of using hydroponics, you can still grow Chemo using soil. Although, this method could take you 8 weeks before your Chemo is ready for harvest.
At the end of each flowering time, you can expect a high indoor yield of 18 to 28 ounces per square meter.
Since Chemo is quite flexible with its environment, it will not be that difficult to grow them outside. So as long as that you plant this strain in a cool to warm climate (but not in harsher conditions), then you should be able to start harvesting your Chemo by early to mid-October with an expected yield of 24 ounces per plant.
FAQ About Chemo Strain
Chemo yields 18 to 28 ounces per square meter indoors and 24 ounces per plant outdoors.
From 18% up to 29%
Chemo strain has an unknown heritage. It is believed that a person named Dr. Suzuki developed this strain.
Have you ever smoked or grown your own Chemo? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.
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