Chem 91 Strain Review: A Dose of Happiness 2024

Chem 91 is a perfect balance of Sativa and Indica that left me feeling deeply happy yet full of positive determination. This strain is bred from the famous Chemdog lineage and rumors that it may have genetics from the legendary Thai landrace strains. One of the primary terpenes found in Chem 91 is Nerolidol which is believed to have the potential to alleviate stress and regulate moods.

In this article, I review the Chem 91 strain from High Focus, my local DC recreational dispensary. I’ll go over how this strain made me feel, the best time to smoke it, and also the aroma, notes, and cosmetics. We’ll also take a closer look at the terpenes and cannabinoids that work synergistically to give Chem 91 its total entourage effect. Let’s dive in!

Key takeaways for Chem #91 strain:

  • Chem 91 strain delivers a powerful heady high with a focus on happiness, energy, focus, and an overall state of euphoria. 
  • The primary terpene found in Chemdawg 91 is Nerolidol which is believed to elevate moods.
  • I recommend Chem 91 for anyone looking to help stabilize moods and jump-start their mornings. This strain is potent and not recommended for beginners.

What does the Chem 91 strain feel like?

Chem 91 Strain Review

Chem 91 from High Focus DC


Chem 91 will give you one of the happiest buzz hands down. While the smoke is very smooth on the first hit this strain is not for beginners and can deliver a very strong cerebral high. Your senses will be heightened, and your eyes will be relaxed, but it wipes away mental pain and fatigue instantly.

For slow mornings this strain was amazing, in smaller increments. Chem 91 is a euphoric strain and will give you a sense of focus and clarity. In larger doses, however, I was seeing some double-layered visions but had vibrant thoughts of inspiration and creativity. The Sativa effects feel more prominent but I still got a very decent body numbing.

Who this strain is for: If you are looking for an amazing morning strain to boost moods and productivity I recommend Chem 91 in smaller doses. If you are looking for a great recreational experience to drift off into a creative head space, that is what Chem 91 is in its full glory. 

This strain is not recommended for beginners. If you are looking for a social and productive strain great for beginners make sure to check out the High Times award-winning Laughing Buddha strain. I do not recommend this strain for nighttime smoking, for a strain better suited for sleep-aid I recommend Blue Berry Kush and Cataract Kush.

Chemdawg 91 strain entourage effect

THC and CBD are not the only cannabinoids in your Chem 91 strain. They are the two that most consumers focus on but the truth is there are several compounds including phytocannabioids, terpenes, fatty acids, and flavonoids that all work synergistically together to give to the total effect of the cannabis strain

In this section, we focus on the primary terpenes found in Chem 91 and the potential effects they have when working synergistically with THC and CBD.


Disclaimer: The terpene profile may vary depending on what medical dispensary you purchased your Chem 91 strain from. This section is meant to help you understand how the terpenes influence the effects of this strain, but more research is needed to understand fully how terpenes affect the body from consuming cannabis.

Chem 91 terpene profile:

Pinene: 0.29%

Limonene: 0.29%

Nerolidol: 0.29%

Why Chem 91 is perfect for elevating moods

Chem 91 is the perfect strain for elevating moods. The overall effect I felt was complete and utter happiness from smoking this strain. This may have much to do with the dominant terpene found in Chem 91 which we will discuss below.

The primary terpene found in Chem 91 is Nerolidol. Trans-nerolidol is usually found in plants with intense aromas, which is why Chem 91 is so pungent in both flavor and aroma. A 2016 study on mice found that nerolidol had a calming effect that reduced anxiety. Further research discovered that this terpene also produced a sedative effect on mice as well.

Cannabis strains high in nerolidol terpene typically are believed to have the potential to reduce stress and regulate moods. While more research is needed to understand just how much cannabis terpenes have an impact on our experience directly, in my personal opinion I found that Chem 91’s most notable trait was just how happy and stable my moods felt.

When is the best time to smoke the Chem 91 strain?

The best time to smoke Chem 91 is in the morning and afternoon. For morning I recommend smaller dosages to rev up your energy and mood. If you are free in the afternoon and want to enjoy the recreational experience you can increase the dosage. 

Chem 91 has a unique terpene profile, which is a perfect balance between Nerolidol, Limonene, and Pinene. The Limonene terpene is believed to help reduce stress and elevate moods just like the Nerolidol terpene. Pinene however is believed to promote a sense of calmness and relaxation. 

Overall the Chem 91 strain is perfect for elevating moods to a state of absolute bliss. If you keep the dosages small it’s a great strain for relaxation, but it can easily be overstimulating to the mind if you have a lower tolerance or aren’t comfortable with the heady high.

What are the primary cannabinoids in Chemdawg 91 strain?

The primary cannabinoids found in Chem 91 strain are THC, CBC, and CBG. CBC (cannabichromene) is believed to help lift moods, boost energy, and help patients feel elevated and calm. On top of CBC, CBG is believed to make you feel more energized and focused as well. The overall effect I felt smoking Chem 91 strain was a boost in mood, energy, and focus, making this strain perfect for daytime smoking and even productive work (for the experienced smoker).

Disclaimer: The cannabinoids in your Chem 91 strain can vary depending on what medical dispensary you purchased your strain from. This section was meant to help you understand the effects of the cannabinoids in your strain.

THC: 20 - 25.5%

CBD: 0.24 - 0.8%

CBC: 0.49 - 0.55%

CBG: 0.3 - 1.23%

CBN: 0.08 - 0.16%

THCV: 0.4 - 0.59%

How do Chem 91 nugs taste and smell?

Chem 91 is extremely pungent from the Nerolidol terpene, which is often found in very aromatic plants. There is a deep, sour, cheese, pine, and lemony scent when breaking these nugs open. When you exhale you get hit with notes of sour, diesel, and pepper, which total together for a “chemical” flavor true to its name. All in all, the aroma is pungent and the flavor can be slightly unpleasant even with the sweet and citrus notes.

Pinene: (sweet, spicy, piney)

Limonene: (citrus, sweet, tangy)

Nerolidol: (floral, woody, citrus)

Chem 91 Nugs

What do Chemdawg 91 nugs look like?

You can expect some fox-tailing buds that are big and beefy, but rounder buds are also common with Chem 91 as well since it’s an evenly balanced Indica and Sativa strain. There should be some sunset oranges with tints of red intertwined within the foliage. The Chem 91 strain I purchased from HighFocus DC (photo above) had lime green foliage and a nice powdering of trichomes. 

Final Thoughts

Here at Gentlemantoker, our team reviews cannabis strains from popular medical marijuana dispensaries across the United States. I’ve searched for the best weed in NYCHawaii, and Oklahoma. In this article, I reviewed the Chem 91 strain from my local DC dispensary, High Focus. 

Chem 91 is a 50/50 Indica and Sativa strain that leans more towards the Sativa but doesn’t lack the Indica qualities. This is a strain I recommend for experienced smokers as it can easily become too overstimulating in the head. If dosed correctly Chem 91 will leave you feeling extremely happy, relaxed, focused, and determined, with some nice pain relief as well.