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About Chem Crush
Chem Crush is a sativa-dominant hybrid that’s derived from the potent genetics of Canadian-born Orange Crush. This bud offers a mostly animated high that can come with some mind-bending cerebral effects. Chem Crush has a classically dank flavor profile that clinched its place as the 1st Runner Up for Best Medical Hybrid in the 2014 High Times Cannabis Cup in Denver. Its THC content has been measured at between 18% and 22%.
Chem Crush stands out with impressively large and multi-colored flowers. These chunky and roughly spherical buds adhere in a dense, compact structure, with small leaves that curl tightly inward. The leaves themselves are a pale sage green, although frequently, phenotypes of the strain boast vivid shades of purple; these surprising colors are the product of anthocyanin pigments, which bring about purple hues when stimulated by cold weather in the growing process. Finally, curly orange pistils and snowy white trichomes make these already-colorful flowers even more eye-catching.
Although its name suggests a chemical aroma, Chem Crush instead offers a sweet, mellow scent on initial inspection. A second whiff may pick up on some woody, earthy notes as well. Grinding up or breaking apart the buds can give off a distinctly skunky odor. When combusted, the strain gives off a smoke that may be somewhat acrid, causing coughing or watery eyes. On the exhale, this smoke can be very sweet, with a funky, slightly sour aftertaste.
Chem Crush kicks in relatively quickly, exerting head-focused effects not long after users have ingested its pungent, earthy smoke. At first, consumers may detect a throbbing or pulsing sensations around the temples and lower forehead. Strange sensations like an increase in salivation or a flushing in the cheeks may be present as well. Following that, smokers might notice that their train of thought has taken on a more cerebral character, with certain ideas seeming more intense or significant than they may have been before. This kind of tuned-in thinking can be a great way to work on complicated, detailed tasks involving problem-solving or analysis. Additionally, it may spark inspiration for those working on more creative tasks like crafting or fiction writing. Those who aren’t looking to be very mentally productive can simply enjoy the subtle background buzz that this strain provides as they go about their day. Chem Crush may also provide a jolt of physical energy that can be put to use with some light to moderate exercise, or, given the right company and circumstances, sex. With relatively little sativa influence, Chem Crush tends not to come with much of a body stone. That said, relaxation in the strain’s later stages can make it a fun and somewhat trippy way to enjoy media stimuli like a visually-engaging movie or some moody music. In social situations, the strain’s mental chatter can help conversation flow, whether you’re hanging out with good friends or new acquaintances. Because of its upbeat vibe, Chem Crush is recommended for daytime use. It can even be a fun morning treat.
Chem Crush also offers several benefits to medical cannabis patients. Psychologically speaking, it can help those with attention deficit disorders to focus on single tasks. Its positive energy may also soothe the symptoms of stress and depression. On the physical end of the spectrum, Chem Crush can also offer pain relief for chronic conditions and anti-inflammatory effects for everyday discomforts like headaches and nausea. Its tendency to induce the munchies can serve as a potent appetite stimulant. Because of the possibility of paranoia that comes with its onset, Chem Crush may not be the best choice for those struggling with panic or anxiety disorders.
Seeds of Chem Crush are not available for sale online. Instead, prospective home growers should obtain clippings from mature, healthy plants in order to grow “clones.” Plants can be cultivated indoors or out and tend to grow short and bushy with strong lateral branching. Gardeners looking to bringing out their crops’ purple hues should stimulate anthocyanins by exposing the plants to cold (but not freezing) temperatures late in the vegetative stage. Chem Crush flowers within 9 to 11 weeks when grown indoors.
Chem Crush is a fun smoke whether you’re enjoying it alone or sharing with friends. Its sustained energy makes it an especially good choice for outdoor activities.