Strain Integrity

According to Leafly, ” Chemdog has developed quite the name for itself over the years. Between its mysterious origin, ambiguous genetics, and the plethora of successful crosses the strain has produced, Chemdog has practically secured itself a permanent place in the cannabis hall of fame. The original source of powerhouse strains like Sour Diesel and OG Kush, Chemdog is known for its distinct, diesel-like aroma. Pungent and sharp, you’ll be able to smell this strain from a mile away.

Cannabis newbies be warned: Chemdog tends to be very potent. Consumers can expect to have a cerebral experience, coupled with a strong heavy-bodied feeling.

From the OCS website, ” Donegal from Tweed is one of the original parent strains of cultivars such as OG Kush. With a very strong THC potency, the sativa-dominant hybrid strain is greenhouse grown in Smiths Falls, Ont., and then machine trimmed and hand groomed. This THC-dominant sativa has terpenes like myrcene, caryophyllene and pinene to thank for its subtle scents of hops, cloves and pine.

Wake & Bake with Donegal

A 9% price dropped and packaged on July 13, 2020, about 6 weeks before this review, Donegal cost $29.96 for 3.5 grams with 21.0% THC, which was a pleasant surprise.  Our test amount was 0.26 gram.

The “high” is a Chemdawg with a bite.  This Chemdawg iteration is a hard hitting euphoric creative explosion immediately destroyed our sense and grasp of reality.  Our minds paralyzed by a raging neuron firestorm threatening to derail our recording session is our greatest fear and it was coming true.  Who says THC doesn’t matter?  Lies.  This is a beautiful 21.0% THC “high.”

Half an hour zooms by with a blink of an eye as the neuron firestorm subside replaced by a calm uplifting joyful spirit.  Past the first hour, we felt some mental haziness and body relaxation similar to the other Chemdawgs reviewed.  The Donegal “high” experience lasted two hours with another hour of chill vibes.

Activity pairing is best for social gatherings, long walks, getting chores done or a creativity boost for mentally challenging tasks.  Off course, the key is getting the dosage right because this strain can be debilitating in large quantities.


Donegal (Chemdawg) by Tweed (Canopy)

Donegal aka Chemdawg by Tweed is a strong effect strain delivering an intense classic Chemdawg “high.”  The 21.0% THC gave a kick to the delivery and an enjoyable two hour entertaining “high” for a wake and bake experience.

THC:  21.0%

Quality:  8.1

Intensity:  8.0

Duration:  8.0

Total:  8.0

Cost:  $29.96 for 3.5 grams

Would we buy this again?  Yes.  Off all the Chemdawgs we have tried, Sundial’s Flow Daydream was different in that it had lighter effects.  Emerald’s Chemdog, Palmetto’s Chemdawg and Donegal aka Chemdawg are all hard hitting cerebral and euphoric.  They are all very similar in effects as it should be.  But, Donegal had the highest THC of all the Chemdawg strains reviewed.

On an investment note, Tweed/Canopy have quietly improved their product quality delivering impactful effects at lower prices and larger volume offerings.  There are more positive reviews in the Reddit OCS community especially with the Twd brand on strong THC levels and effects.  Canopy’s current quarterly revenues should be improving.  While we like to cheer for the small craft growers, Canopy is our Canadian attempt to rule the world of cannabis …we should support them too?  A cognitive dissonance moment ….