Chemo, also known more commonly as “UBC Chemo” to cannabis users, is a 100% pure indica hybrid with unknown genetics that was bred specifically to treat patients going through chemo treatments. This powerful bud offers extremely potent heavy indica effects characterized by a high level of pain relief in both mind and body. The high is definitely considered to be a creeper – you’ll suddenly be hit with a heavy feeling behind your eyes and in the back of your neck before falling into a complete sedative stupor with potent couch-lock and a strong case of the munchies. Because of these strong effects and its insane THC level that averages between 18-21%, Chemo is ideal for treating patients suffering from nausea, depression, insomnia, nightmares, and chronic pain due to chemo, cancer, and other conditions. These nugs have an aroma of fragrant pungent earthy pine and a taste of sweet floral pine that becomes pungent and harsh upon exhale. Chemo buds have dark purple spade-shaped rock hard resinous nugs that are covered in dark rich orange curly hairs. Each nug is caked with a layer of thick chunky white crystal trichomes and a fine layer of sticky sweet resin.
Rumor has it that Chemo’s beginnings stretch back to the 1970s in Canada where this heavy indica was allegedly developed to treat the side effects of chemotherapy. Another name for this strain is “UBC Chemo” in reference to the university in which Chemo is said to have been conceived. Chemo’s genetics is carried on by Jordan of the Islands, whose rendition is best known for its subtle woody aroma and potent medicinal effects perfect for patients treating nausea, appetite loss, pain, and sleeplessness. The pure Indica strain Chemo is known for its medical benefits despite its high THC that reaches up to 21%. That’s enough to lull you to sleep and for your psyche to reach the land of dreams. Its medical benefits do not outweigh its recreational purpose as its tropical undertone travels smoothly down to your lungs while leaving a refreshing taste in the mouth.
The effects of Chemo do not knock you out instantly, and instead, will surprise you with a strong rush of feelings in your head and a kick behind your eyes. The impact is not limited to the physical as most of the users report having a sense of euphoria as part of the high.
The aftermath allows your body to reach a place of peace and tranquility, making it a desirable strain for people suffering from insomnia, chronic pain, anxiety, and depression. Its strain enhances your appetite, making it a favourite among anorexics and people who are undergoing chemotherapy since the treatment causes nausea and loss of appetite.
A very nice weed for a good night’s sleep.