Sunnyside Flower Review: Chem D (Indica)

Chem D is one of those strains that has a lot of backstory behind it. I could try to type all of it here, but then this review would end up being even longer than it already is. In lieu of doing that, I’ll share a link to a story/interview from the Herald-Tribune that explains the origins of Chem D.

With all that being said, I was excited to get a chance to finally try this strain, particularly because it’s been said that this is original grower P-Bud’s last batch with SunnySide before he joins former Sunnyside CEO Brady Cobb at the new upcoming Sunburn Cannabis.

Chem D does feel like that “classic” good cannabis that I’ve grown up on. It’s funky, skunky, and has wonderful effects.

Quick Facts:

Chem D

Price at time of review: $50/eighth

Lineage: Uncertain, said to be Nepalese x Thai. This particular batch is descended from “Dogbud”.

Harvest Date: 08.12.2022

Lab Report

Lab report is not available at this time – be sure to check back later!


Chemdog/Chem D is an old school strain, so there’s nothing particularly extraordinary about its appearance – and there doesn’t need to be. However, this batch was done well from beginning to end judging on what I got in my jar.

The moisture content very slightly leans to the dry side, as the larger buds can be easily broken apart. The pieces that come off are harder to break up, and are fairly sticky.

The trim on this eighth were seemed good, and sugar leaves/larf was at a minimum. It also appears to have been harvested at the right time, as trichomes are a mix of milky white and amber.

Appearance/Cure Rating: 8.00/10.00


Chemdog is well-known for its chemical, gassy, rubbery smell, and this eighth certainly lives up to that description – but you’ve got to break it up or grind it to really experience this.

The smell when opening the jar is more herbal and earthy, with the chemical funk more subtle in the background. However, as I mentioned above: breaking up or grinding the flower is a different story. A pungent smell of chemical gassy funk, almost like burnt rubber, becomes dominant and actually made my nose burn a little.

The taste when smoked feels “heavy”, if that makes sense. It is similar to the burnt rubber smell, but I noticed that this taste was one that I felt more than tasted. It’s hard to describe.

If you’re looking for old-school funk, try Chem D.

Smell/Taste Rating: 7.70/10.00

Effects/Medical Use

Chem D really shines in the effects category. Again, it reminds me of the experiences I had when I first tried actual high quality cannabis instead of the “brick weed” that I first smoked. Everything feels happy and relaxed.

I did notice that there were some particularly strong cerebral effects the first time I tried Chem D, but those seem to have lessened the more I’ve smoked it. They are still there, but are second to the relaxing body sensations.

Chem D (or at least this batch of it) feels like a true indica. It’s heavy, relaxing, couch-locking, eye-reddening, cannabis. I mainly smoke this one at night before bed, and it always helps me relax and get good sleep. However, I did smoke a little before writing this review, and I am still able to remain motivated and think clearly enough to write. The relaxing, borderline-sedative effect are certainly there, though.

For me, Chem D seems to be best in the late afternoon up to bedtime. If I planned on getting anything done during the day, I would either microdose this strain or choose another one. Even smaller doses are going to confine me to wherever I am and have me wanting to do nothing but relax.

I truly enjoy the effects of Chem D – it is a noteworthy strain.

Possibly good for treating:

  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD & related sleep issues
  • Moderate aches and pains
  • Moderate nausea/gastrointestinal issues
  • Heavy Relaxation 

I’m definitely no medical doctor, so please take the preceding conditions only as my own personal observations from using this strain and having experience with a multitude of different cannabis strains. Everybody is different, and every body reacts differently to various medications. 

Effects Rating: 8.30/10.00

Overall Rating: 8.00/10.00

Overall, I would best describe Chem D as an “excellent” indica strain from Sunnyside.

Of the 3 strains I’ve tried from Sunnyside so far, Chem D is the easy favorite.

In the year that I’ve been gone, the strain options in Florida seem to have exploded. I remember back in 2018, 2019, and even early 2020 when I seemed to be able to keep up with almost all of the new strains and review them. That isn’t the reality going forward (which is a great thing – more options is better!), but I will still continue to regularly sample new strains and review them here.

More reviews are coming very soon. Be well, healthy, wealthy, and happy!

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