This elusive strain, also called simply “Chemo” by many, is a fairly uncommon strain. Some sources say that it was born in British Columbia during the 1970s, although the origin of this strain’s genetics is lost to time. One thing is for certain though: it’s powerful. Its THC content spans from the high teens to low 20s, without any significant amount of CBD in most cases. Its terpene profile leans heavily on caryophyllene, myrcene, and limonene, giving it an earthy aroma that Kush strains are known for combined with piney and citrus notes.
- Rare strain with unknown origins
- Respectable THC concentration: 17-21 percent in some cases
- Wide, spread out flavour profile emphasizing herbal, Kush, pine, and citrus notes
- Heavy indica – relaxing and sleepy
Appearance and Aroma
There’s a lot going on with UBC Chemo’s aroma. First, its scent combines the earthy scent of Kush strains, giving some indication of what might be in its genetic lineage. Herbal, citrusy, and piney aromas round out this strain’s complex flavour.
UBC Chemo’s flavour doesn’t pull its punches, either. Once you light it up, this strain’s Kush aroma turns into a sweet almost candy-like flavour flanked by its lemony and piney notes. Its dark green buds, crusted with a coat of trichome crystals, glistens in errant light.
Uses and Effects
As a pure indica with a respectable THC concentration, UBC Chemo appeals to those seeking relaxing and sedative effects. Anecdotally, it produces a tranquil high, making users content, happy, and sleepy.
For medical patients, UBC Chemo may also provide some help. As its name implies, UBC Chemo may be particularly effective at easing the pain of palliative cancer care. It may also help alleviate chronic pain and anxiety while promoting better sleep. As a result, it may benefit those suffering from:
- Crohn’s Disease