The Chem Dawg strain has been shrouded in mystery ever since its introduction into the cannabis world in the early 1990’s. Legend has it that this strain was named after the grower, Chem Dawg, who found a seed in a bag of cannabis he bought at a Grateful Dead concert. He liked the strain so much that he bred the seed he found and isolated a few different phenotypes over the years, including the legendary Chem Dawg ’91, which was named after the year it was isolated.
The Chem Dawg strains tend to have more Sativa-like characteristics in general and have a complex, pungent bouquet that starts with heavy diesel that is quickly followed by delicious pine and lemon. What sets the Chem Dawg ’91 apart from the other Chem Dawgs is the addition of a skunky aroma. This more diverse terpene profile of Chem Dawg ’91 adds to the delivery of the cannabinoids in the strain, making its effect strong. It is usually very potent and packs an extreme cerebral punch. Many patients use this med to stay active and get off the couch while still staying heavily medicated. A good med for running around and getting chores done.
Find out more about the origins of Chem Dawg with an interview from the breeder himself, here: