Chemo strain is alleged to have been developed over 30 years ago by researchers at UBC who wanted to help cancer patients deal with the rigorous side-effects of chemotherapy. This indica-dominant strain, with a distinct woody aroma, packs a powerful peaceful punch while suppressing nausea and stimulating the appetite. Chemo strain has a milder smell than other products which is helpful when people are nauseated, and it is known to not only help people relax, but it can also elevate mood, reduce pain and promote sleep. The large buds, flecked with deep orange strands, burn well both rolled and in a pipe.
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.