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Chunky Monkey

Cannabinoid THC Dominant

THC 15.5 - 18.75%

CBD 0.29 - 0.44%

Effect Talkative

Side Effect Paranoia

Flavor Lemon

Chunky Monkey Strain


Medium High
10% 12% 14% 16% 18% 20%


Low Medium
0% 0.4% 0.8% 1.2% 1.6% 2%


Newbie Skilled

Chunky Monkey is a 70% Indica dominant cannabis strain, with its roots tracing back to Colombian and Afghan origin. Its THC content is 10%, but it can reach up to as high as 14%, with the possible lowest level amounting to 9%. 

The main cannabinoids discovered in this marijuana are as follows:

  • CBC 0.26-0.54%
  • CBG 0.09-1.02%
  • CBN 0.18%
  • THCV 0.45-0.88%
  • CBD 0.003125-0.02375%

This kush can be used by people with any level of THC tolerance.

Tastes and Fragrances

Chunky Monkey gives off a multi-faceted aroma, which is earthy, sour, and fruity at the same time. The geraniol terpene found in this weed results in tropical and plum scents. Myrcene provides a lemon fragrance, and earthy notes are a characteristic of ocimene.

Strain Main Effects

This cannabis is an ideal choice for people who want to feel both uplifted and sedated. A euphoric surge of energy immediately fills users from head to toe. It is not overwhelming but marked by a boost of social interaction. The weed inspires a flow of creative thoughts and induces chattiness. Calm and sedation also play a significant role in this high. They creep over the body slowly, making it a good strain for evening use.

The Chunky Monkey strain features numerous therapeutic effects and benefits, which make it impeccable for recreational and medicinal use. It is a remarkable cure for people suffering from:

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Insomnia
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Glaucoma

When overdosed, this kush may cause negative reactions such as:

  • Paranoia
  • Low blood pressure
  • Dry eyes
  • Drowsiness

For Growers

Growing the Chunky Monkey strain is not a challenge. When grown in a greenhouse, plants are less than 30’’ in height and produce an average yield of 0.5-1 oz. per 1 ft2. In outdoor conditions, plants reach 60’’-80’’ in height with a harvest of 1-2 oz. per 1 ft2. They become mature after a 71/83-day flowering period and yield in 88 days.

Side Effects

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Paranoia 83% Voted
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Low blood pressure 83% Voted
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Drowsiness 67% Voted
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Chunky Monkey Strain Cannabinoids

THC Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is a major cannabis chemical compound. It is a psychoactive element that stimulates dopamine release and induces euphoria or happiness. THC-rich strains may be helpful with such conditions as lack of appetite, chronic pains , etc. It is considered to be the primary active marijuana component. 15.5 - 18.75%
CBD Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a major compound in cannabis, which is non-psychoactive. It is also proved to counteract the side effects of the second major component THC. CBD is widely used for medicinal purposes in rubs, oils and so on. It is helpful in muscle pain cases, may treat arthritis and migraines. Even Greeks used it against pain, while Queen Victoria applied it to get rid of menstrual cramps. 0.29 - 0.44%
CBC Cannabichromene, or CBC, is a minor cannabinoid, meaning that its quantity in cannabis is quite little. Though it has the same origin as CBD and THC, it is different in functions. Without any psychoactive effects, it is an efficient cannabis compound in combating acne and depression. CBC produces analgesic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. 0.37 - 0.54%
CBG Cannabigerol, or CBG, is one of the minor cannabis compounds in adult plants. On the other hand, young ones contain a lot of this antibacterial and anti-inflammatory component. During the growth, CBG is converted into different cannabinoids, mostly THC and CBD. The compound itself increases appetite and decreases eye pressure. 0.16 - 0.7%
CBN Cannabinol, or CBN, is a trace element in cannabis that is considered to be mildly psychoactive. It appears from oxidation THC, exposed to light and heat. CBN is mostly contained in old cannabis and in traditional hashish. It is effective against insomnia, bacterial infections and appetite loss. 0.15 - 0.18%
THCV Tetrahydrocannabivarin, or THC-V, is a compound contained in cannabis in trace amounts. Even though it is close to THC molecularly, it is different in effects. This compound may be psychoactive only in large amounts. THC-V reduces blood sugar, controls appetite, stimulates bone growth, etc. African Sativa strains are the richest in THC-V. 0.23 - 0.59%

Chunky Monkey Terpene Profile

Myrcene Myrcene (also known as β-myrcene) is one of the most common terpenes found in cannabis, representing more than 20% of the modern marijuana terpene profile. Myrcene has a distinct earthy, musky flavor, resembling cloves. It is responsible for calming and soothing effects of weed. Myrcene is also found in hops, thyme, mango, lemongrass, guava melon. 0.09%
Ocimene Ocimene (derived from the Ancient Greek word Ocimum meaning basil) is a terpene with sweet and herbaceous flavors, also boasting citrusy and woody undertones. Naturally, ocimene occurs in mint, parsley, orchids, hops, kumquats, mangoes, basil, bergamot, lavender, and pepper. Offers antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties. 0.36%
Geraniol Geraniol is a terpene initially contained in geraniums, as well as lemongrass, lemon peels, roses, blueberries, and carrots. The aroma is a sweet rose scent with notes of citrus. Geraniol features anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, and neuroprotectant properties. It's rumored to have side effects such as allergic contact dermatitis or sensitive skin irritation. 0.55%
Total terpenes content 1.00%

Growing Info

Flowering time 71 - 83 Days
Flowering type Photoperiod
Grow difficulty Easy
Harvest time 88 Days
Yield outdoor 10 - 15 Oz/plant (~ 400 g/plant)
Yield indoor 0.5 - 1 Oz/Ft² (~ 300 g/m²)
Height indoor < 30
Height outdoor 60-80

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