chemo strain

Chemo strain, also known as ‘UBC Chemo,’ is a pure Indica strain which is considered very rare due to its unknown genetics but has become a legend because of its effects and the insane THC levels it comes with.

  • Strength 18% to 29%
  • Stone Relaxing
  • Speed 7 weeks
  • Height 3 Feet
  • Yield 18 to 28 ounces per square meter
  • Harvest October

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This strain produces spade-shaped buds covered in a forest of orange hairs. Chemo nugs are caked in resinous resin and milky trichomes with a pungent pine and earthy smell. Rumor has it that this strain’s beginnings stretch back to the 1970s, where this potent bud was created by Dr. David Suzuki at the University of British Columbia to aid cancer patients with the adverse effects of chemotherapy.

UBC Chemo’s genetics are performed by Jordan of the Islands, whose rendition is most famous for its subtle woody scents and potent medicinal effects ideal for patients treating nausea, pain, sleeplessness, and appetite loss. Chemo marijuana is also suitable for evening time use due to its sedative properties.

This strain looks a little different from other strains as its leaves are often too big and wide, almost like bonsai. Although Chemo grows fairly quickly both indoor and outdoor, the odd shape of this plant makes it more challenging to use in techniques like the Sea of Green. Loved by both medical and recreational marijuana users, Chemo is definitely a strain you should try.


Chemo marijuana strain is a 100% indica flower that comes with crazy THC content, often hitting a whopping average of 29%, delivering a bodily high only Chemo strain can provide. You might not like it right away, as it cannot induce a powerful, overwhelming high, but with such high potency, this strain can literally knock you off your feet. Thus, this marijuana strain is highly recommended as an evening treat to get you ready for a night of deep and relaxing sleep. First-time users should be careful of their dosage intake to avoid the overwhelming couch-lock effect as well. Chemo can also help improve focus, energize the mind, and may even cause arousal.

Reputable for giving an extremely sedative high, Chemo is highly recommended for medical marijuana patients, as it has many advantages and can help with a range of medical conditions. Although this strain was originally developed to assist cancer patients, it has nothing to do with the actual chemotherapy. On the contrary, Chemo is suitable for pain relief and widely-known to be a perfect option for cancer patients who suffer from a lack of appetite. This marijuana strain comes with incredible uplifting properties, making it the perfect smoke for people dealing with depression, stress or anxiety, and sleep-related issues. Other users would even claim that UBC Chemo can control seizures and nausea as well.

Just like any other strain varieties, Chemo can also cause mild adverse effects, such as the typical dry eyes and mouth sensation, headaches, and dizziness, as well as anxiety correlated with the feeling of dehydration. Therefore, it is best to keep some water at hand during and after your smoking session.


Hydroponics is the fastest way to produce Chemo plants. At the end of each flowering period, you can expect a massive indoor yield of 18 to 28 ounces of cannabis plant per square meter.

Since Chemo is very flexible with its environment, growing outside will not be so difficult. As long as you are planting this strain in a cool to warm atmosphere (not in harsher conditions), you should be able to harvest yield of 24 ounces per plant.


Because of its rarity, growing Chemo plants entails some experience for high yields. For experienced cannabis growers, try cultivating your own Chemo crops by either growing indoors or outside. However, the Sea of Green (SOG) technique should not be used, which means the flowering period might take a little longer. 

As mentioned above, the fastest way to grow Chemo plants is by using the Hydroponics method. This process takes just 7 weeks of the flowering period. If you do not have the right equipment and knowledge of using hydroponic growing, growers can still cultivate this plant using soil. However, this process might take around 8 weeks before this plant becomes harvest-ready.

On the other hand, if grown outdoors, you would be glad to know that Chemo plants can tolerate cool to warmer climates. Thus, expect your harvest by the middle of October.


Chemo seeds have a unique woody taste because of its earthy and pungent smell. In reality, this odd taste is concealed in a sweet and floral pine tasting at first. However, the pine and the soil’s pungent and harsh taste becomes more noticeable as you exhale smoke.


UBC Chemo smells like pure nature. Its scent is exceptionally pleasing to the senses, as it comes with pine and earthy tones, with a blend of the fresh fragrance of the woods after heavy rain. Others say this strain also has a very organic smell.


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