Strain Highlight: Granddaddy Purple

Hey folks! With so many great cannabis strains on the market it can be hard to sift through them all and figure out which strain is going to give you the affects you’re looking for. Thankfully, we’ve got your backs with yet another strain highlight where we gush about all the virtues of a particular strain of cannabis so that you are better equipped to know which flower is going to be your new best bud.

This week, we’re going to be tackling a pretty special plant. This beauty is a heavy indica strain that is a personal favorite of Snoop Dogg himself, we’re talking about Granddaddy Purple.


Good enough for Snoop

Granddaddy Purple (or Granddaddy Purps for those who have no time for additional syllables) is an indica dominant strain that features a beautiful deep wash of purple color across it’s dense buds. It first came to be in the good ol’ days, way back in 2003. It is the fruit of the labours of a dude named Ken Estes and a grow team he put together from San Francisco who wanted to create an absolute unit of an indica hybrid. Well Ken, mission accomplished cause this might be one of the most sought-after strains in the entirety of western cannabis culture and it’s easy to see why. Granddaddy Purple is a favorite not just of world renown rap artists but also of growers who like a strain that produces a high yield during cultivation and tokers who are looking to achieve a heavy couchlock when consuming. Make very few plans if you’re going to be hitting this guy, cause effects include long periods of time spent quietly contemplating the meaning of life and whether or not your partner will notice if you take the last piece of Deep n’ Delicious cake*.


What effects can I expect?

A cross of Purple Urkle and Big Bud, Granddaddy Purple is not a simple stain. While it’s indica effects are pronounced, it features a very real cerebral high that is great for creative types who want to spend long hours painting a landscape or writing award winning hip-hop tracks. It is also lauded for it’s pain fighting effects owing to it’s heavy indica lineage, so it’s great for those who are looking for a little relief from the aches and pains of life.

So, if you’re looking to have a night of deep philosophical thoughts combined with intense munchies and a sedative effect that will have you waking up in the morning feeling rested and ready to face the world, look no further than Granddaddy Purple. It is a truly legendary strain for a very good reason so if you ever get the chance to try this guy, do yourself a favour. Just remember, you probably aren’t going anywhere for a bit.

*Authors note: The answer is yes; they will notice and they will be mad.



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