Strain Review: Chem Dawg
By Zelda Flowers
This quarter’s High Society box from Natural Cannabis Company includes an assortment of beautifully designed packets of flowers, including a full 1/8th of the ever-popular Chem Dawg. I mention the packaging because the impressive featured art actually showcases the winners of theHigh Art international art contest. The only art contest dedicated to, you guessed it, the timeless relationship between art and cannabis.
Chem Dawg is a Sativa heavy strain with a pungent lemon-earth aroma punctuated by a sharp chemical note immediately recognizable to those who enjoy Sour Diesel and its ilk. I heated some ground material in my Arizer and enjoyed the sharp, earthy flavor of the vapor.
Once the effects kick in, it’s a highly heady experience. Chem Dawg is known for its potency and is not a strain recommended for beginners or low-tolerance smokers. It’s an enjoyable vaping experience and if you enjoy the flavor of cannabis, it offers dense, flavorful vapor. You relax so much, so soon, it’s easy to zone out and over medicate. It’s not the end of the world if you do. At worst you’ll have several enjoyable hours that you’ll only become aware have passed when you startle yourself back to reality. It’s a pleasant, happy, spacey high that also sinks into the body. Laziness has never felt so good.
The head effects are so enticing that this strain makes it an excellent choice for managing mood disorders like depression, anxiety and PTSD. The spiciness of Chem Dawg is due in part to the terpene Caryophyllene. Caryophyllene, also found in black pepper and cloves, has anti-inflammatory properties, making it a nice strain choice for chronic pain relief.
Summary: Chem Dawg is a potent Sativa hybrid with a strong, spicy aroma and flavor. The quick-acting effects create a long-lasting dreamy high with satisfying body relaxation. The potency and terpenes make it an excellent medical marijuana strain option for chronic pain, nausea, inflammatory issues and mood conditions like PTSD, depression and anxiety.