Updated: Aug 6, 2020
Good morning Madlings, Chernobyl is a hybrid strain, which delivers a high that if not carful can cause a meltdown in a novice smoker. As a warning, this strain is not for the faint of heart. The first time I tried the strain I was driving out of Denver for Cheyanne for an afternoon meeting. The sun was just starting to come up as we headed out and my traveling companion, let’s call him Shawn for privacy, was recovering from a long night. For madlings who don’t know me well, I don’t drink. I especially do not have much sympathy for the self-inflected haplessly hungover. However, he had spared me a dinner with a very unpleasant human. Unfortunately, this particular individual was funding our current project, so the obligatory night out was required. After listening to his recap of the booze inspired adventures, I decided to add some time to the trip to and travel peak to peak using 119 to 287 and pick up 25 just outside of Fort Collins. Doing this, I could go slow through Roosevelt Forest and hit the ARP to take in the wildlife and give him a chance to air out and recover before our afternoon site meeting.
I was just pulling into Estes Park to grab breakfast when Shawn woke up from one of his many car naps, pulling a bag and some papers out of his backpack. It was just after 7 am but I could see he was in pretty bad shape, so I obliged his indulgence. We pulled behind the restaurant and I took a smell of one of the small buds from the bag. The Lemon sent hit me first followed by hint of lime and pine, a very pleasant combo that ignited my senses. Looking as good as it smelled, the bud did not disappoint. The buds are light olive green with fire orange hairs, all frosted in white trichomes giving them a very crisp clean look to match the smell. I rolled a joint and we lit up. Even with the paper, I could taste the faint lemon lime citrus taste with a slightly peppery finish not unlike sprite with a dash of pepper. The smoke left a pleasant sweet aroma in the car and after a few hits I was feeling the mild body tingle and burst of energy associated with a heavy Sativa leaning hybrid. Shawn did too, he perked up and we went in to eat. After about a half hour the initial burst subsided into a pleasant social and euphoric mood. My mind was happy, and my thoughts were very clear and focused cerebral high that lasted for more than a few hours. Truly, a good writing smoke with some awesome psychedelic mind wandering moments. We spent the rest of the drive in very good spirits and by the time we made Cheyanne we were ready for another session, leading to a highly productive meeting. Chernobyl has since become one of my personal top 50 strains.
The wonderful Terpene and Cannabinoid Profile that gives the strain its crisp clean taste, smell and excellently potent high has one negative, however. When you smoke too much, the excess Cannabinoids can make you feel anxious and paranoid. Like the disaster that sparked the name Chernobyl, it is not recommended for inexperienced smokers. Those feeling do quickly pass with small snack, water break and a little self-grounding. Overall, Chernobyl is a great morning or daytime strain to give you the lift you need to make a good day great.
Strain: Chernobyl – Sativa Dom Hybrid 80/20 Sativa/Indica
Lineage: Trainwreck / Trinity / Jack the Ripper
Smell – Super Sweet and Citrusy Lemon, Lime with just a floral hint
Taste -Sharp, Clean Refreshing (Refreshing lemon/lime taste with an earthy floral finish)
Appearance – Olive Green, Orange Pistols and White Trichomes
Effects – Happy, Euphoric, Energized, Focused, Social, Creative, Cerebral
Usage – Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Lack of Appetite, Pain, Nausea
Non-Medical Usage – A good morning and day smoke for get up and go activities.
THC – Range THC 19.3, THCV .003, CBD .199, CBN .143, CBG .087
Side Effects – Dry mouth, dry eyes, potential for paranoid feelings