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About this Hybrid Strain

The top-ranking sativa-dominant hybrid strain Chernobyl has a distinct lime-sherbet smell that tastes citrusy with some reviewers reporting a lemony aftertaste. Its buds are a light green when ready for harvest that can appear whitened with trichomes and covered in orange pistils.

Its THC content averages at 13-14% and can top off at 18%. Many describe its high as creating a strong euphoria mixed with an energetic boost, often eliminating negative thoughts and replacing them with a lovely contentment. It will cause the consumer to feel happy, creative, and relaxed, making it a perfect strain used anytime throughout the day – especially if pursuing hobbies or creative work. Negative side-effects include the normal dry mouth and eyes, but paranoia has definitely been known to strike the consumer if the strain is consumed improperly.

Chernobyl was ranked as one of the Top 10 Strains of 2010 by High Times for its unique and distinct properties.

Growers must prune Chernobyl regularly and each plant will need extra support once flowering begins.

Lab Data

Cannabinoid Lab Data
Cannabinoid Amount
THC: 26.68%
Δ9-THC: 0.19%
THC-A: 30.20%
CBG-A: 0.26%
Terpene Lab Data
Terpene Amount
Beta Myrcene: 0.735%
Alpha Pinene: 0.164%
Beta Caryophyllene: 0.132%
Linalool: 0.029%


It derives its name from the disaster that occurred in 1986 when the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Pripyat, Ukraine exploded and released radioactive particles – meaning this strain is highly potent in its high. Its parents are a female cross-breed of the hybrid Trainwreck and sativa Trinity with the male sativa Jack the Ripper.

Genetic Lineage

Chernobyl - Hybrid Cannabis Strain
Hybrid Chernobyl
Trainwreck - Hybrid Cannabis Strain
Hybrid Trainwreck
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Indica Afghani
Afghani Origin
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Sativa Thai
Thai Origin

Frequently Asked Questions About Chernobyl

What is Chernobyl?

Chernobyl is a sativa-leaning hybrid strain with distinct citrus flavor and rushing effects.

Where does Chernobyl come from?

Chernobyl is a cross of Jack the Ripper and Trainwreck.

What does Chernobyl smell like?

Chernobyl has a strong, pungent aroma that is a combination of lemon, lime, and diesel.

What does Chernobyl taste like?

Chernobyl has a sweet, tangy and slightly bitter flavor, with a lingering diesel aftertaste.

What color does Chernobyl have?

The buds of the Chernobyl strain are dense, dark-green, and covered in rust-orange hairs. It has a fine coating of trichomes.

What effects does Chernobyl have?

Chernobyl is known for its uplifting and energizing effects, making it a popular choice for daytime use. Many say they feel happy, focused and in a state of bliss after consuming Chernobyl.

Is Chernobyl an Indica, Sativa or Hybrid?

Chernobyl is a sativa-leaning hybrid strain.