Chem’s Sister, a phenotype, is a Sativa dominant variation of the classic Chemdawg strain. It is also known as "Chemdawg A" indicating that it is the ‘a’-clone of the Chemdawg strain, which is the third best medical hybrid of 2016 according to the High Times’ Cannabis Cup. This strain is highly sought after in both medical and recreational dispensaries up and down the west coast of the United States. THC levels are around 18% on average.
This marijuana strain was first introduced in 1996, and has been an exceptional strain ever since. The plant has a somewhat floppy stem, but plentiful buds make it a very satisfactory grow – even the lower branches hold buds. The buds are heavy, gnarly and mint green in color, with a lot of white hairs that darken with age. A heavily generous covering of trichomes makes this strain almost gooey. Its pungent, skunky diesel smell gives off hints of sweet sandalwood and citrus undertones. The smell is accompanied by a sweet, lemon-pine taste.
Chem’s Sister has a lot of medicinal benefits – it helps alleviate chronic pains, stress and lack of appetite. It is very strong and effective – using it once can keep out pains for as long as 3 days. However, it excels when used in a recreational manner. Its strong head high hits almost immediately after the first toke, and is very long lasting. It helps make the user feel relaxed and happy while boosting creativity and focus. Moreover, it also uplifts mood. All these makes this strain truly exceptional, and a clear fan-favorite.
This wonderful strain can grow both indoors and outdoors. Most growers agree that the best flowering period for this cannabis strain is 9-10 weeks, and it harvests outdoors towards mid-October. Chem’s Sister, despite being a “clone-only” phenotype, is right up there among the very best sativas – it was mentioned in High Times’ list of 25 Greatest Strains of All Time.