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The Stardawg strain is a pungent sativa-dominant hybrid composed of 60% Cannabis sativa and 40% Cannabis indica. It has moderate to high THC levels, around 22%, and contains no CBD. This strain is known for its offensive aroma and energetic effects.  Stardawg is ideal for managing stress, inflammation, chronic pain, and depression when appropriately dosed.

The Stardawg strain (cultivar) is the love child of parents Chemdawg 4 and Tres Dawg — two well-known hybrid strains from the Top Dawg seed company in the Bay Area of California. Stardawg has a very pungent, earthy scent with strong diesel, chemical, and earthy notes inherited from both parent strains.

This confronting smell can scare some people away, especially beginners or those used to sweet strains. But for cannabis lovers, this strong funky aroma — which has been compared to morning breath and roadkill — adds to the strain’s effects.

As this strain is sativa-dominant, its main effects are energizing and uplifting. It is often used to boost mood and provide clarity. This strain is also well known for its long-lasting high. Stardawg’s effects can last over three hours, longer than most marijuana strains.

For these reasons, Stardawg is a good strain to start your day. Though it comes with a word of caution: this strain’s pungent aroma makes it very hard to be discreet. You might want to keep this in mind if you want to try it before work or in a public setting.

The name Stardawg was coined partly because of its lineage and the star-like trichomes covering the buds’ surface. These crystal-like trichomes are said to be so densely packed on this strain that the buds twinkle like stars in the night sky: A fitting name for a strain that lifts you up and has you swimming in the stars.

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Strain types

  • 60%Sativa
  • 40%Indica


  • Funky
  • Roadkill
  • Skunk
  • Strong


  • Clean
  • Diesel
  • Earthy


Stardawg contains many terpenes, each having health benefits.

  • Beta-Caryophyllene

  • Humulene

  • Limonene

  • Myrcene



Stardawgs has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Cerebral
  • Energetic
  • Focused
  • Happy
  • Psychoactive
  • Talkative
  • Uplifting

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth
  • Headache
  • Hunger
  • Paranoia

Medical Applications

Because of its mood-boosting effects, Stardawg could potentially help with many mental and physical ailments.
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

When dosed appropriately, THC-, THCV-, and limonene-rich cannabis varieties like Stardawg may help keep one awake.

Organ Systems

  • Muscular
  • Other
  • Skeletal

Alongside cannabinoids’ ability to modulate serotonin transmission, THC can also increase the levels of anandamide available in the body.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Loss of Appetite

CB1 receptor agonists can help stimulate the production of the hunger hormone ghrelin.

Organ Systems

  • Endocrine
  • Other



growing strains

Stardawg can be grown indoors, outdoors, or in a greenhouse. It is not difficult to grow for an experienced cultivator, but it’s no walk in the park. For that reason, it is not recommended for novice gardeners.

This plant is quite labor-intensive — one of the aspects that makes it better suited to experienced growers — as it requires topping and pruning. Stardawg needs to be topped because it grows upright and is not naturally bushy. Topping the plant makes it bushier, allowing sunlight to hit a larger surface area of the plant, which improves the yield.

When grown indoors, Stardawg can yield 3 ounces per square meter. In an outdoor environment, Stardawg can yield 7 ounces per plant. This yield is not as high as some other cannabis varieties, but many growers think this strain and its potent effects are worth the time and effort.

It is well known that Stardawg products are pungent, and the plant is no exception. You will need to consider the smell if you choose to grow your Stardawg indoors, and many growers use ventilation or air filtration systems to dissipate the smell.


Expect your Stardawg plant to grow up to 47 inches tall.

Humidity and Temperature

Stardawg will thrive in a warm, humid climate like its birthplace in California.


If you are growing your Stardawg indoors, it will flower in eight to nine weeks. If you have grown your plant outdoors, it should be ready to harvest in early to mid-October.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Stardawg strain good for?

This sativa-dominant strain has uplifting effects, making it an excellent option to boost your mood and make you more energetic and happy. This also makes it potentially good for managing anxiety, depression, or fatigue.

The Stardawg strain is long-lasting, so it is an excellent option if you want a high that will last up to three hours and is particularly good to take in the morning. Some people report that this strain provides focus and clarity to their thoughts and makes them more creative. This may mean Stardawg is a good strain when you still have to work or socialize.

Lastly, this strain will cause hunger as a side effect. This can be good for people managing a lack of appetite and unwanted weight loss.

Is Stardawg strain an indica or a sativa?

The Stardawg strain is a sativa-dominant hybrid, containing 60% sativa and 40% indica. Because of this, the sativa-like effects take a front-row seat and provide mood-boosting effects. The indica component is still substantial but takes a back seat with this strain, with indica-like effects such as relaxation being felt as the high starts to wear off.

How does Stardawg strain make you feel?

Because the Stardawg marijuana strain is 60% sativa and 40% indica, it can produce a large range of effects on both ends of the psychoactive spectrum. Being sativa-dominant, Stardawg has predominant mood-boosting effects, which include making you feel more energetic, talkative, and happy. People also report that this strain makes them more clear-headed and creative and sometimes reports a cerebral, buzzy effect.

The indica component of this strain provides a feeling of relaxation and calmness to those who try it. Overall, Stardawg’s composition offers a nice balance between uplifting and relaxing effects.

As with all marijuana strains, Stardawg has some negative side effects. It may make you feel paranoid, dizzy, or anxious. It can also make your eyes and mouth dry. Lastly, Stardawg can make you feel really hungry. Some people view this as a side effect; some view it as an effective way to increase their appetite.

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