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Behind the Strain: Chem Scout

"Patients suffering from chronic back pain, stress or depression will appreciate the relaxing yet uplifting effects."

The award-winning Chem Scout strain is a perfectly-balanced hybrid Cannabis variety – boasting a euphoric head high while still providing long-lasting stress relief in the body. A Loud Seeds cross between Chem Dog 91 and Girl Scout Cookies, this frosty selection will have fans of gassy terpenes drooling with delight. Patients suffering from chronic back pain, stress, and depression will appreciate the relaxing yet uplifting effects as well.

The team at IC Collective, founded in 2009 as a West Coast branch of the Chem Dog family, have been growing Chem strains to their full potential for over a decade, winning the Cannabis Cup Indica category with their version of Chem Scout in 2014. After a devastating fire, caused by errant July 4th fireworks, recently destroyed their Oakland Facility, the team at IC Collective processed their overwhelming loss and regrouped, expanding into Illinois and breaking ground on a new grow location in Sacramento. Keep an eye out for their drops as they tend to sell out quite quickly due to high demand.

A close inspection of a Chem Scout nugget reveals a virtual forest of glistening trichomes. Gently rubbing a bud between the fingers feels greasy at first and then gets sticky quite quickly. The scent of the freshly ground up flower is overwhelmingly of diesel fuel, followed by a rich deep and earthy spice. A dry toke on a joint of the Chem Scout strain tastes like anise licorice and sour lemon candy.

Finally, the moment of truth – the joint is lit and the first few hits sink in. An immediate onset of blissful feelings brings on a feeling of exhilaration that settles into an eventual state of comfort and contentment. This is a perfect strain for relaxing winter evenings spent by the fire. Take some time for yourself, fire up a properly-grown sample of the Chem Scout strain and go gently into that good night…

About Dan Vinkovetsky @dannydankoht

Dan Vinkovetsky (formerly Danny Danko of High Times) is a Cannabis writer and editor at Northeast Leaf Magazine since July 2020. Previously, He was the Senior Cultivation Editor at High Times Magazine since 2002. Danny is the author of "The Official High Times Field Guide to Marijuana Strains" (2011) and "Cannabis: A Beginner's Guide to Growing Marijuana" (2018). Danny hosted the podcast "Free Weed from Danny Danko” from 2011-2018 and currently hosts the podcast "Grow Bud Yourself!".