Rumor has it that the UBC Chemo beginnings stretches 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.
Some strains become nearly legendary for their effects, others for their rarity and some for their history. In the case of UBC Chemo, it is a little bit of all three. Providing to many a powerful Indica stone, of the sort that leaves users unable to crawl to the fridge, many believe UBC Chemo to be pure Indica. The rarity of this strain comes from the fact that it is clone only, though both Federation Seeds and BC Bud Depot have crossed the strain to release their own seed versions. As for the history, it was supposedly developed by a Dr. David Suzuki at the University of British Colombia in the late 60s to 70s. Dr. Suzuki is said to have developed it to help cancer patients with the detrimental side-effects of chemotherapy.
UBC Chemo of the clone only kind is said to look a little different from other strains, having an almost bonsai look to the plant as the leaves are often too large and wide. While the strain grows relatively easy both indoor and outdoor, the odd shape of the plant makes it harder to use in techniques like Sea of Green. Requiring about eleven weeks to finish flowering, UBC Chemo reportedly has large yields that have a THC count of up to 29 percent.