Chernobyl is a sativa dominant hybrid with a pretty impressive family tree. After hitting the cannabis scene sometime around 2010 or so, it quickly started putting together an impressive resume of awards and honors. You can still find this strain in dispensaries throughout the U.S., and its mind-melting sativa effects could make this one your next favorite strain.
Chernobyl isn’t known for being all that potent. In fact, it’s right where any other Sativa strain should be when it comes to THC content. The Sativa family averages 13.5% THC, and these buds come in anywhere from 13.5% to 18% THC. But most will be closer to the 13-15% range.
Although it’s not super potent, this strain still manages to pack a serious Sativa punch. A few puffs on this one and you’ll start feeling a strong and pronounced head high. Chernobyl produces a cerebral high that will help you feel energized, focused, creative, and ready to tackle just about anything that comes your way.
Chernobyl’s effects are usually fairly long-lasting, and throughout your entire high you’ll be happy, relaxed, and slightly euphoric.
Scent & Flavor
Another unique aspect of Chernobyl is its smell and taste. Most users describe it as being surprisingly limey. The sweet, citrusy scent of limes carries over into the smoke, which is also soft and reminiscent of limes.
The cerebral effects of Chernobyl can sometimes go too far. When that happens, you might experience a sense of paranoia. Some users also feel dizzy and get headaches after smoking this strain.
Chernobyl is perfect for a wake and bake sesh, or for a mid-day break. The energized sense of focus it gives users means you can use this when you have a lot of work to do. It’s especially great if you need a boost of creative inspiration or problem solving. You can also count on this strain to elevate a party or social gathering since it’ll leave you and your friends happy and energetic.
Medical users have had success using Chernobyl to treat stress and depression. Others have used it for mild aches and pains, fatigue, and light headaches.
Chernobyl has a complicated, mixed up family tree. It’s the offspring of a breeding project that brought together Trainwreck, Jack the Ripper, and Trinity. The result of this genetic mixing is a great smelling, tasty, mind-numbing strain.
Chernobyl plants tend to be tall, and they do well with a lot of pruning. Flowers will start showing up around 8 or 9 weeks. And when they do, you should plan on giving your plant some extra support, as the large flowers will start dragging down the tall and lanky plant.