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Purple Kush Strain

aka Purple Hindu Kush

Purple Kush is a potent indica strain from the West Coast of the United States. Its popularity stems from the pure bliss it can rain down on you, hence why it has become an easy go-to choice for anyone seeking a little rest and relaxation and a full night’s rest.

This pure indica is an exceptionally sweet strain. Purple Kush was created by crossing a Purple Afghani with a Hindu Kush. It reportedly originated in the Oakland area in sunny California, where this dank strain is a superstar in its own right.

Because of its royal indica roots, Purple Kush is especially effective at inducing a full bodied relaxation. Its sweet grape fragrance is iconic in the scene, and the special orange and purple bits in the flower makes for a distinctive look that is famous everywhere.

  • Effects: Aroused, Euphoric, Hungry, Sleepy, Happy, Relaxed
  • Taste: Flowery, Berry, Earthy
  • Side Effects: Dry mouth, Dry eyes, Dizzy, Paranoid, Headache
  • Helps with: Stress, Depression, Pain, Insomnia, Anxiety
  • Lineage: Hindu Kush and Purple Afghani strains

Purple Kush Effects

Purple Kush, due to its strong superstar indica parents, is a master at relaxation. This strain is uplifting and creates a warm euphoric high that can cause sleepiness in some. Purple Kush will leave you feeling happily sedated, surrounded by joyous thoughts combined with all the fuzzy feelings you can muster.

Unlike some hybrids that start off with a disorienting head high that melts into a slow sense of calm, Purple Kush eases you straight into physical relaxation. Although there may be some mental effects, they have more of a psychedelic, distorted nature than a cerebral one. Smokers may appreciate the calming effects of music or of tactile surroundings. Rather than stimulate hyperactive thoughts and sharp focus, however, this strain is more likely to bring about a state of dopey contentment. The perma-smile and heavy body stone that come with Purple Kush definitely call for nighttime enjoyment of this indica knockout.

This strain is perfect for anyone who wants to unwind and forget the worries of their days, and needs to physically and mentally let go. Purple Kush is a potent downer, and will encourage you to clear your head and succumb to a long restful sleep. Occasionally, this strain can also cause the munchies, causing some to reach for the dreaded snack drawer.

Purple Kush can produce effects that can last for hours, as is known for being extra potent, so it is best to take it easy when you first sample this strain. A little will go a long way for starters. Some users have reported feeling tripped out and like they were experiencing an out-of-body high.

Purple Kush Fragrance

You can tell this strain apart from its cousins, by its well-known pungent smell. A thoroughly fragrant bud, Purple Kush boasts of a fruity, sweet aroma, that is mixed with a distinct earthiness. It leaves a whiff in the air that reminds you of grapes soaked in rich spices.

Purple Kush’s bag appeal isn’t only limited to visuals — the buds also have a standout taste. The initial impression is similar to the odor of Afghani strains, with an earthy, almost sandalwood musk. Closer inspection brings out sweet and fruity notes of grape. When combusted, the flowers have a simultaneously fruity and hash-like odor and smoke, which can sting sinuses and bring about heavy coughing. On the exhale, smoke from Purple Kush has a sugary grape-like taste that may remind some of sweet dessert wine or purple cough syrup.

Purple Kush Flavors

Purple Kush has a very special earthiness to it. Its taste is reminiscent of sandalwood with a hint of sweet grapes, causing a sensation of flavors when smoked. Its tangy natural flavor reminds you of berries and other cold-climate fruits, making it a sweet-tasting indica that is hard to forget.

Purple Kush Adverse reactions

What makes Purple Kush a great choice for an everyday smoke, is the fact that its side effects are kept at a minimum. Sometimes a case of dizzy spells and headaches can be observed when smoking this strain.

Another adverse reaction may be a slight onslaught of paranoia, especially when you consume this potent indica in larger quantities. Among the more noticeable side effects are the cottonmouth sensation and a case of dry eyes, as Purple Kush can sometimes leave you feeling slightly dehydrated.

Purple Kush Medical Uses

  • THC: 20.0 – 23.0%
  • CBD: 0.46 – 0.69%
  • CBC: 0.38 – 0.86%
  • CBG: 0.42 – 1.83%
  • CBN: 0.06 – 0.22%
  • THCV: 0.36 – 1.31%

Because this body-numbing strain is so effective at keeping chronic pain and muscle spasms away, it has become an instant favorite in patients.

Purple Kush is a reliable choice whether you need help for a back injury or muscle tensions, due to its strong relaxing capabilities.

Purple Kush can also be effective as a medication. Its powerful sedative effects can blunt some symptoms of anxiety and depression. It can also be surprisingly effective in relieving pain — both situational, like the aches that set in after a workout, or chronic, like the nerve-related pain that comes with cancer or fibromyalgia. In large enough doses, Purple Kush is also a great way to treat entrenched insomnia. The strain’s high is said to have an average duration of 2 to 3 hours.

Purple Kush can help keep symptoms of stress at bay. It can help you clear your mind of all the heavy and complicated concerns you might be dealing with, and will put you at ease. This is why this strain is also widely recommended for the treatment of depression and anxieties.

Purple Kush may also aid in inducing a healthy appetite that may have been lost in complex chemical treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation in long suffering cancer patients. This strain can cause the munchies in everyone, which makes for a natural and side-effect-free way of helping patients gain back weight they have lost.

Growing Purple Kush

  • Flowering time: 72 – 81 Days
  • Harvest time: 89 Days
  • Yield indoor: 1 – 2 Oz/Ft² (~ 400 g/m²)
  • Yield outdoor: 2 – 3 Oz/plant (~ 550 g/plant)
  • Height indoor: 60-80
  • Height outdoor: 60-80
  • Grow difficulty: Moderate
  • Flowering type: Photoperiod

This long-lasting California Kush can be grown both indoors and outdoors and can achieve a relatively short height when fully grown. It can thrive in many different settings, but is best kept somewhere dry when outdoors.

Purple Kush is quite resilient against common threats, and it is naturally mold-resistant. Pests and parasites don’t generally choose this plant to attack, because of the bitter taste they get from its leaves.

·        Indoors

This strain grows most generously when kept indoors. Purple Kush flowers within 8 weeks indoors and can yield an average of approximately 14 ounces of bud per square meter.

·        Outdoors

When grown outdoors, make sure you keep Purple Kush away from humidity and rain. This strain is ready for harvest in mid to late September and can yield an estimated 8 ounces per plant. 

Purple Kush Similar Strains

  • Afghani Strain: Afghani is a potent indica marijuana strain. This strain delivers a deep state of relaxation and euphoria. The flavors Afghani produces are sweet and earthy. Medical marijuana patients most commonly turn to this strain to treat insomnia, pain, and stress disorders. Afghani is named after its geographic origin, where the earliest varieties of cannabis are believed to have grown. Breeders worldwide have come to treasure this strain for its heavy resin production which is passed on genetically. 
  • Afghan Kush: Afghan Kush’s roots trace back to the Hindu Kush mountain range near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. It has been perfected over centuries, making it the ultimate source for hash such as charas and the sticky black Afghani hash. White Label Seed Company, a Sensi Seeds partner from the Netherlands, made its seeds available for everyone to grow. The buds of Afghan Kush develop into massive, blunt-topped nuggets full of resin and coming in big yields. Revered for its heavy resin content and powerfully sedating effects, Afghan Kush is a top choice for anyone looking to relax after a long day.
  • Gas Mask: Gas Mask by Pacific NW Roots is a funky strain with an aroma so pungent, you might need a gas mask. Created by backcrossing a Cherry Pie and Alien Kush F2 hybrid, Gas Mask reeks of fuel with a distant note of overripe citrus. This strain was created through a collaboration with Exotic Genetix, a Pacific Northwest mainstay. Gasmask has an 8 to 9 week flowering period and a medium-sized yield for attentive growers. This pungent phenotype is known for its strong, long-lasting high, so mind your dosage. Anticipate a heavy, mind-numbing cerebral sensation that evaporates stress as it sinks into the limbs.  
  • Black Death Bubba: Black Death Bubba is an indica dominant hybrid strain. It has not onlly recreational effects, but also for its soothing head high and tranquilizing body effects which improve one’s mood. Black Death Bubba is a cross between Black Tuna and Death Bubba. The flavours of this strain are much like your average Tuna, but on steroids – wreaking of a dank, earthy gas.

Purple Kush has the special distinction of being visually striking and boldly flavored without sacrificing genetic stability — unlike many hybrids that are specifically crossbred for taste, this strain has roots that stick as closely as possible to the cannabis species’ origins in Asia. It’s no wonder the variety has spawned popular imitations like Las Vegas Purple Kush. An excellent evening smoke at the end of a long day or week, Purple Kush is uniquely mouth-watering and relaxing.

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Blueberry Strain

Famous breeder DJ Short is a legend in the cannabis world. His skill has given us some of the most unique strains in the world, and this herb is the most popular. Blueberry features a striking sweet berry aroma with herbal hints.

Blueberry is a cross between three landrace strains, Afghani, Purple Thai, and Thai strain. Sativa lineage in this strain stems from the Thai cultivars. However, the Afghani wins out and provides hefty indica sedation. It averages around 18 percent THC, though this number can rise to over 24 percent depending on growing conditions.

Blue in more than just name, marijuana enthusiasts will delight in the dark blue flecks of color that dot this strains pale green leaves. Like splatters from a painter’s brush, these blue tones appear when the plant has been exposed to cold temperatures at the right time, activating the anthocyanins within the leaves. Blueberry tends to be a high-yielding plant, with flowers that also feature gorgeous red and purple.

Blueberry Flower & Aroma

Flowers of this strain are small and densely-packed, as one might expect of an indica-dominant variety. The compact forest green leaves are often flecked with traces of purple and red. These latter colors develop due to high concentrations of pigments called anthocyanins in this strain’s genetics — as the plants are exposed to colder than average temperatures during the growing period, these pigments are activated, bringing out colorful hues. The leaves are coated in almost transparent trichomes, which may be harder to see than that milky or amber-colored glands covering similarly resinous strains. Nevertheless, buds of Blueberry are very sticky and may be difficult to break up by hand without the use of a grinder.

This strain’s bag appeal isn’t just limited to its eye-catching hues — when cured properly, the flowers immediately give off an aroma of fresh blueberries. This sweet and slightly tart smell bears some resemblance to the odor of the Purple Thai parent strain. Breaking open buds of Blueberry gives off some more complex scents of spice and musk, reminiscent of Afghani varieties. When buds are directly combusted, some skunkiness is evident. Smoke is surprisingly smooth for an indica, and has a sweet blueberry taste on inhale and exhale with no lingering funk.

Blueberry Appearance

When cured, buds are a forest green with occasional shades of a bluish violet that come out late in the flowering process. Blueberry’s indica heritage creates wide, clunky buds shaped like anything from a jalapeño to a baby’s fist.

Blueberry Effects

Often described as a “one hit and quit” strain, Blueberry is notably potent, even for experienced cannabis enthusiasts. Users are quickly struck with a sense of physical heaviness that may be disorienting in situations that require mobility or coordination. In relaxed settings, this physical sensation can translate into a therapeutic calmness, allowing users to unwind after a long day or week of work. The sativa genetics confer some slight mental effects, but these take the form of euphoric uplift more than of cerebral thoughtfulness; smokers may feel chatty or even giggly. In high enough doses, Blueberry will leave users heavy and couchlocked – this is not an ideal strain for productivity and is better suited to tranquil evening use.

Blueberry Medical Benefits

Appealing flavors and a great look are important, but this strain achieved legendary status by adding some potent medicinal benefits.

  • Medical marijuana patients with anxiety, depression and chronic stress, will appreciate the slight CBD content in this strain, along with the classic Indica sedation
  • The strong bodily-relaxation effects may also provide relief for muscle spasms, soreness, rigidity, and pain, including joint pain
  • As is the case with many Indicas, this strain can be an effective way to combat insomnia in larger doses

Medically speaking, Blueberry has almost narcotic properties. It is of use to those with pain conditions — both short-term pain due to injury or exercise or long-term chronic pain related to disease or nerve damage. It can also help relieve some of the troubling symptoms of stress, anxiety and PTSD, creating a physical relaxation strong enough to ease a racing, pre-occupied mind. Most notably, Blueberry can induce a deep and lasting sleep and therefore serve as an antidote to entrenched insomnia. Side effects of this strain include the typical dry mouth and red eyes. Its heaviness can also result in droopy, unfocused eyes. As noted, a little bit of Blueberry goes a long way and its high is said to last longer than average.

Blueberry Grow Info

Blueberry can be grown as a clone, if clippings are taken from mature and healthy plants. Growers can also buy seeds. Creator DJ Short has legal claim to the “ancestral and parental breeding stock and intellectual development rights” — but the nature of the cannabis market is such that DJ Short has no control over his seeds once they’ve been sold, meaning that competitors like Dutch Passion are free to experiment with Blueberry’s genetics and sell their own proprietary seeds under the same name.

A classic. My dad’s friends used to grow this shit, and I have a few times, too. DJ Short’s version, always — that’s the original. I always wondered why Blueberry hasn’t given birth to more strains — I know Blueberry Diesel and Headband are out there — because I always wanted to pair this with something like Vanilla Kush or Birthday Cake to see if we could build on the Blueberry flavor. Average flower cycle: about 60 to 65 days at most.

Blueberry can be grown indoors or outdoors, but outdoor growing demands restrictive conditions like moderate humidity and consistent daytime temperatures between 72 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Plants are well-suited to indoor cultivation, as they grow short and bushy — rarely exceeding 3.5 feet in height — with strong lateral branching. They also have a very favorable leaf-to-bud ratio, meaning that they require minimal trimming of broad fan leaves. Growers looking to bring out the vibrant lavender to red accents in Blueberry’s leaves should artificially “shock” the plant by introducing cold temperatures late in vegetative stage, just before flowering. Plants flowers within 8 to 10 weeks when grown indoors and are ready for harvest in mid October outdoors. When mature, Blueberry has a moderate to high yield, offering about 1.5 ounces of flower per square foot of plant.

Blueberry Strain Experience

This strain first showed up on the scene in the 1970s and since has become the proud parent of many popular offshoots. Blue Dream is one of them perhaps the most well known to cannabis consumers. An award-winning Indica, this lovely lady took home a High Times Cannabis Cup award back in 2000. You can also find Blueberry listed as DJ Short’s Blueberry. 

It’s tasty, easygoing, and moderately sedative. The healthy combination of both indica and sativa landrace strains provides a unique hybrid experience. Though, the body high takes heavy predominance, which is why Blueberry is classified as an indica strain.

Overall, Blueberry offers a deep physical relaxation and a general feeling of peace and contentment. The Thai heritage provides a decent dose of mood uplift and euphoria. The effects tend to be long lasting and do not overpower the consumer, which are two excellent reasons to love this strain.

Some find Blueberry to be quite lung expensive, so watch out for a cough or two. It is also a known appetite-booster, so having some snacks on hand will make the experience even more enjoyable. It’s not uncommon to find yourself ready for bed as the effects begin to wind down. But, this strain isn’t your classic couch-locking indica. Rather, it’s a laid-back, calm, and contented flower.

While this flower has a bit of a cult following, it’s important to not underestimate its overall strength. Moderate cannabis consumers can get by with lower potency samples. Yet, experience with cannabis is recommended for flowers that reach over 20 percent THC.

Don’t be surprised if you find a goofy grin spread across your face shortly after consuming. This strain often kicks off with an upbeat, happy-go-lucky kind of high. After about a half an hour, you may find that your eyelids begin to droop and some of the blissful, euphoric sedation takes hold. While the strain might be a little on the drowsy side, it can certainly help you unwind and let out a few laughs.


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Big Smooth Strain

Are you on the lookout for a cannabis flower that is flavorful, fragrant, attractive, and potent? If so, then you ought to give Big Smooth a try. This 70% indica, 30% Sativa strain is a seasoned fit for tempering minor pains while improving moods. Boasting dessert-like flavors and aromas, it looks just as good too. This strain’s dense, furry nugs beautifully contrast against a fine layer of snowy trichomes and dark pistils. 

Exotic Genetix designed the Big Smooth weed strain by crossing Cookies and Cream with the ever-popular OG Blueberry. No wonder Big Smooth has all the right terpenes for a delicious blueberry pancake appeal! Unlike other exotic hybrids, this one also has a pretty decent kick.

Depending on the phenotype, the THC levels on this beauty can range from 20% to 26%. High THC content makes for some serious “feel-good” power — just ask the fans. The CBD levels are on the lower end. The generous cerebral high builds over time, leaving you awash with wave after wave of relaxation. The Big Smooth weed strain is a great choice for experienced users and novices alike. However, the uninitiated better stick to evening sessions. That is, assuming they don’t plan on sleeping through the day!  

  • Effects: Aroused, Creative, Giggly, Happy, Relaxing
  • Taste: Blueberry, Nutty, Pine, Sweet, Vanilla
  • Side Effects: Dizzy, Thirst and dry mouth, Low blood pressure
  • Helps with: Chronic Pain, Depression, Fatigue, Headaches, Insomnia, Mood Swings
  • Aromas: Berry, Earthy, Sweet, Vanilla, Woody
  • Lineage: OG Blueberry and Cookies and Cream

Big Smooth Strain Effects

Is the Big Smooth strain indica or sativa? This is a question many seem to ask, given its  wide-ranging effects. Sure the initial head high creeps up on you, but it brings a very smooth and uplifting feeling with it. The body high starts with a soothing effect behind the eyes and neck before spreading to extremities. What follows is an extremely relaxing feeling, both in the body and the mind. 

Users who have experienced Big Smooth’s effects before will testify to its positively uplifting and euphoric traits. Some might even feel aroused and/or giggly, but that deep sense of physical relief is ever-present. That giggly euphoria combined with mild sedation makes it a perfect strain to be enjoyed with friends later in the evening. Another sweet Indica-dominant hybrid strain with high THC levels, Candy Kush will give you a pleasant feeling of relaxation and uplifting vibes.

The solid THC levels make Big Smooth an effective medical marijuana option too. The strain’s effects on the mind prove advantageous when combating symptoms like insomnia, mood swings, or depression. Similarly, its physical relief properties melt away physical discomforts effortlessly. These include pain and inflammation, aches and spasms, and nausea. Finally, there is the strain’s unique ability to relax the body while elevating the mind. So, couples can make good use of it to spice up their sex life. 

Big Smooth Strain Fragrance 

The sweet, berry, and piney aroma is unmistakable. The marijuana flowers give off an earthy fragrance in full bloom, while more intricate piney notes start to appear once the bud is dried. When finely ground for vaping, many unique terps begin to surface. The aroma is spicy and citrus-filled with overtones of berry. 

The flavors and scent of many exotic strains follow a similar theme. Not so with this hybrid, though. Look up any user-based Big Smooth strain review, and you will find the strain’s aroma and flavor are each distinct in their profile.  

Big Smooth Strain Flavors  

“Incredibly sweet” and “creamy” are two ways that users tend to describe the flavors in their Big Smooth strain review. There is a nutty vanilla flavor on the inhale, leaving behind a rich, creamy feeling inside the mouth. 

On the exhale, the flavors start with piney notes. However, they quickly transition into relatable flavors of blueberry muffins or pancakes. 

Big Smooth Strain Adverse Reactions  

Those new to the whole marijuana experience may want to approach the Big Smooth weed strain with caution and lots of time on their hands because this one gives quite the kick. Its high tends to increase over time. Should you find yourself in such an engaging high, a cold shower should do the trick.  

Some complain of dizziness after a couple of sessions with this hybrid. If you plan to smoke some of this good stuff during the day, be sure to clear your schedule.   Other side effects after consuming Big Smooth include cottonmouth and dryness around the eyes. Keep yourself hydrated during the toking to combat any cottonmouth-like symptoms. Keep some soothing eye drops handy to deal with any irritation around the eyes. Thankfully, these symptoms are short-lived, so there is no need to worry.  

Big Smooth Medical Benefits

  • THC: 22.0 – 25.0%
  • CBD: 0.07 – 0.48%
  • CBC: 0.44 – 1.11%
  • CBG: 0.36 – 1.04%
  • CBN: 0.09 – 0.26%
  • THCV: 0.26 – 1.36%

Mental concerns can drain you of energy and leave you feeling unable to face another day of monotony, so sometimes it’s important to take a step back from your world and drift to a carefree place. Big Smooth does just that, with an ability to dissolve stress and depression easily. Bodily pain including headaches and cramps are also quelled with just a few tokes, making this bud a great one to always have in your medicine cabinet.

Impatient home growers tend to like Big Smooth for her quick maturity and high yield. After planting inside or outdoors, cultivators only have to wait between 7 and 9 weeks to be blessed with delicious smelling buds. Limited on real estate? That’s no problem because even though big is in the name, this strain grows into medium sized plants that can be managed in smaller growing spaces.

Growing Big Smooth Strain 

  • Flowering time: 56 – 63 Days
  • Harvest time: 67 Days
  • Yield indoor: 0.5 – 1 Oz/Ft² (~ 300 g/m²)
  • Yield outdoor: 1 – 2 Oz/plant (~ 400 g/plant)
  • Height indoor: 30-60
  • Height outdoor: 30-60
  • Grow difficulty: Moderate
  • Flowering type: Photoperiod

Growing these hybrid cultivars is rated moderately difficult. That said, impatient growers would certainly appreciate its quick growth cycle and high-yield attributes. The plants themselves have a lovely appearance. They grow into tall, lean structures with lots of dark-green leaves.  

Like most other exotic strains, Big Smooth trades high THC for a rich terpene profile. So, growers should expect a few quirks. For instance, you should top and train your plants early in the vegetative cycle. This practice helps the colas swell out more. Similarly, a trellis netting around the plants helps with supporting its massive flowers. While the strain is hardy, growers ought to be careful with humidity levels during the flowering cycle. Otherwise, mold and powdery mildew can occur. 

However, this strain’s appearance makes new growers wonder, is the Big Smooth strain indica or sativa? Like a true hybrid, it grows some big-sized colas, covered in a thick trichome layer. As each sticky nug splinters from the main colas, it leaves behind dense yet fluffy buds. The buds themselves showcase the strain’s vibrancy, with colors ranging from forest green to gold to minty green before further accentuated by orange pistils. The whole look contrasts nicely against the white crystalline coat of trichomes. 

Flowering 

The flowering time indoors for this strain is anywhere from 55 to 66 days, depending on the grow quality and setup. These plants grow equally well in both indoor and outdoor conditions. However, the size and quality of harvest will depend greatly on your choice of growing method. 

·        Indoors

In constrained spaces, the plants produce medium to high yields, so long as they get the right amount of light during the bloom cycle. For higher indoor yields, growers should take more care with keeping the temperature and humidity under control. 

·        Outdoors 

When cultivated outdoors, Big Smooth plants do well in warm climates. They grow big and produce high outdoor yields. The exact flowering time outdoors is not known

Chosen specifically for her effects and amazing flavor, breeders at Exotic Genetix really created a winner with Big Smooth. Newer users would be smart to approach this strain with caution and completely clear their calendar before indulging, while more experienced smokers will lover her ability to build and build for what seems like hours on end. Try this bud as an after dinner treat to help clear your mind for the coming day, or enjoy it on a lazy Saturday when you don’t have much going on. Either way, we think she’ll become one of your new favorites.

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Granddaddy Purple Strain

aka Grand Daddy Purp, G Purps, Granddaddy Purps, GDP, Gridlock, Granddaddy Purple Kush

Granddaddy Purple is another heavy indica strain that is not of the subtle variety. It is widely used as a powerful knock-me-out – and has therefore become a popular choice for those seeking a heavy body stone.

Its buds are also known for being distinctly good-looking in nature – with the buds boasting of a purple hue mixed with red hairs and some crystallization.

A creation straight out of Ken Estes’ San Francisco lab – Grand Daddy Purple, otherwise known as GDP is a potent indica strain. It is popularly used in the treatment of many psychoactive conditions, and in the management of pain.

Grand Daddy Purple’s parentage stems from the crossing of two indica strains, namely Big Bud and Purple Urkle. This strain is a native of California, and has earned its reputation for being a reliable relaxant and stress-buster.

Granddaddy Purple Effects

Because GDP is a classic indica, it can create a strong mental high, leaving you to let your thoughts calm down and generate a cool brain buzz. For those seeking a deep and relaxing recreational high, Grand Daddy Purple offers just that. It is a powerful sleep-aid, which makes it the perfect night-time puff.

Not only does it help you unwind and let go of all your stresses, but it leaves you feeling happy and content. This is what makes it a great companion for a warm bubble bath at the end of the day.

A sense of euphoria can also be noticed in the effects of Grand Daddy Purple, and with it a sense of elation, and a strong desire to laugh. Sometimes, GDP can encourage a voracious appetite, but isn’t present in every user.

Granddaddy Purple Fragrance

Earning its name and reputation, Grand Daddy Purple famously smells like grapes and berries. It is said that a small chunk of GDP can fill a room with its aroma, with a certain sweet and fruitiness lingering in the air.

Big Bud can be grown outdoor, where its size could reach up to 5 feet or more. It thrives well in warm climates but indoor, it does even better with a hydroponic setup. Read our full review!

Granddaddy Purple Flavors

Grand Daddy Purple tastes much the way it smells – like grapes and berries. It is reminiscent of an earthy pine mixed with the sweet presence of citrus fruits. Some have also described its exhale as something that would remind you of a grape popsicle.

Positive and adverse effects of Granddaddy Purple

Depending on what you’re looking for, the “couch-lock,” full body high attributed to this strain can be either a positive or negative effect. For pain, sleep and stress — it’s a godsend. For getting things done, remembering what you’re in the middle of saying, and driving or operating heavy machinery — not so much. 

Cannabis Pharmacy says it best when mentioning the dissociative effects of GDP, in that consuming this strain is likely “to leave you precisely where [it] found you.” This is not an energizing variety, except for perhaps during the initial onset.

Granddaddy Purple Adverse reactions

Among the few side effects of Grand Daddy Purple, that have been reported, is dehydration and the sensation of a dry mouth and dry eyes. Other adverse reactions to GDP are mild cases of dizziness and sometimes paranoia, although quite rarely. It is also known to cause a very slight yet lingering headache for some.

Used widely to help manage pain, Granddaddy Purple has proven to be very useful for patients with chronic and acute conditions alike.

Granddaddy Purple Type of High

Grand Daddy Purple induces strong psychedelic high with potent body relaxation and euphoric cerebral buzz. Boosts energy, uplifts mood, prompts giggles. Followed by body and mind relaxation, stress relief, pain and nausea

Granddaddy Purple Medical Uses

Grand Daddy Purple made its way into the scene originally as a medically created strain. It has been touted as a strong healer among other hybrids, and has gained traction it its popularity as a powerful de-stresser.

GDP is also perfect for those who suffer from irregular sleep patterns, for its ability to relax both the mind and body to aid one to a night of restful sleep. In many cases, it is used in the battle against anxiety and depression, relieving the mind of its worries.

For cancer patients, it has also proven to help rid one of nausea brought on by radiation and chemotherapy. This makes it also an important factor in restoring appetite in those who are under medication or suffer from anorexia nervosa.

Growing Granddaddy Purple Strain

Granddaddy Purple grows best indoors but can be grown outside as well. Flowering commences usually around 70-77 days when grown indoors and growers can expect harvest in early October when grown outdoors. The oversized buds may begin to weigh down the plant, especially if grown outdoors. When grown indoors the plant should be short and stocky enough to hold the weight but you may want to prepare to offer some support around the 60 day mark if you notice the buds beginning to wear down the plant’s frame. Yields can top 4 ounces per plant on an indoor grow and well over 3 pounds per plant on an outdoor grow. For optimal results keep temperatures within the 70’s throughout the grow cycle and keep humidity between 50-55%.

Perfect for night time use Grand Daddy Purple hits both the body and mind initially but quickly fades into a smooth body buzz like most heavy Indicas do. For patients Granddaddy Purps is ideal for pain management. It can also be effective at treating insomnia, depression and anxiety. Novice users beware though, this strain can pack a powerful punch. We’d recommend starting with a hit or two and waiting a few minutes before opting to consume more

·        Indoors

Kept indoors, GDP is quite happy in hydro or soil alike, with it flowering as average of about 8 – 11 weeks. It can yield up to an estimated 19 ounces per square meter.

·        Outdoors

When grown outdoors, Grand Daddy Purple has the capacity to grow into a dense bush, generating a generous yield at about 17 ounces per plant. It is ready for harvest around the weeks of Mid-October.

Cannabinoids and terpenes in Granddaddy Purple

When it comes to cannabis, chemical profiles are tricky. Though most cannabis enthusiasts believe that the effects of a strain can be predicted by its morphology — ie whether it’s sativa or indica, or the color of its flowers — from a scientific perspective this is not the case.

Added to that, growers can basically give their plants whatever name they want, making it very difficult to assess the chemical content of a particular strain. Looking at GDP specifically, we found lab results that showed THC ranging from 12% to 27% — a decidedly wide range. 

The following numbers can give you an estimation of what you could expect to find in Granddaddy Purple, but your best bet is always going to be looking for a certificate of analysis before choosing a cannabis product — this way you’ll know for sure what’s in it.

It’s kind of like this strain was bred for weed porn. With deep purple buds, red hairs, and photogenic white crystals, Granddaddy Purple (AKA Grand Daddy Purple, or simply GDP) gets cannabis enthusiasts in the “taking photos of your stash” mood. That is, before consuming — afterwards most users are more about relaxing. Also known as Granddaddy Purp or simply GDP, this West Coast favorite is known for its soothing effects, and said to be effective in the treatment of pain, anxiety and depression.

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Space Queen Strain

We all realize how important having happy thoughts are, and no matter how much life could be challenging, we have bits and pieces of happy memories to tap into for inspiration. But there is something else that could cheer you up and induce happy thoughts.

A balanced hybrid medical cannabis that was bred from Romulan and Cinderella 99 could bring you to space on a euphoric journey. Are you ready to launch yourself into the sky with the Space Queen?

But you don’t have to go on a journey alone, the Space Queen happens to be one of the strains that are recommended for social gatherings and parties. Is there anything better than having a great time with friends? Think of going on a roller coaster ride with your friends out there in space. It has to be exhilarating, right?

The Space Queen strain is a hybrid that was bred by Vic High of BC Growers Association. Although it is a balanced mix of Romulan and Sativa hybrid Cinderella 99, most of its effects are characteristics of Sativa.

Not generally known, but Space Queen is also called Space Jill. It is also used by breeders like Subcool from TGA Genetics in many of its breeding projects.

According to one source, the original version of the Space Queen is gone. In its place are an equally good version called Space Queen F2, this is the strain that is also known as Space Jill.

  • Effects: Creative, Energizing, Euphoria, Happy, Relaxing, Aroused, Tingly
  • Taste: Candy, Citrus, Diesel, Lemon, Lime, Nutty, Earthy, Flowery
  • Side Effects: Dizzy, Thirst and dry mouth, Rapid heart beat, Slurred speech
  • Helps with: ADD/ADHD, Chronic Pain, Depression, Fatigue, Headaches, Migraines, Muscle Spasms, Nausea, PTSD, Stress
  • Flavors: Citrus, Fruity, Herbal, Pineapple, Spicy, Sweet, Tropical
  • Aromas: Citrus, Earthy, Fruity, Pineapple
  • Lineage: Cinderella 99 and Romulan strains

Space Queen Effects

THC levels range from 15 to 17% of the content. However, some strains go up to 22% and are not suitable for beginners. The high has a sedative character, although smokers often noted that they could easily move around. Kush works well both day and night. A small dose will help you relax and avoid unpleasant side effects. Space Queen also acts on the consumer’s brain, stimulating creativity. But the main effect is a feeling of happiness, reaching euphoria. Side effects include dry mouth, redness of the eyes, and dizziness. However, medicine is using the Space Queen to relieve:

  • ADHD
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Nausea
  • PTSD and Stress

Initially, after smoking Space Queen strain, its Indica properties starts to manifest itself with a cerebral high that uplifts your spirits and lightens your mood. As a matter of fact, it lightens your mood to the point that you start to ‘float’ to the sky feeling cheerful and happy.

As its effects continue to creep up, you find yourself in a euphoric journey. Aside from being a mood enhancer, it also sparks the creativity in your mind. But smoke too much and that creativity becomes abstract dreams. Even though the Space Queen could hit hard pretty quick, in the beginning, the effects of Sativa follow later and gently brings a balance of mind-body high. Think of it much like you are cruising in a spaceship while glancing out the window to see the beauty of the universe.

Come to think of it, that should make you a sociable person too as being happy means you tend to be friendlier, right?

Space Queen Fragrance

Some people describe the aroma of Space Queen as having this slightly sweet sour dairy smell. But mostly, it has that fruity smell with pineapple and citrus high notes.

Space Queen Flavors

Space Queen has a distinct taste that is hard to describe. It has a sweet and spicy taste of citrus and pineapple, but it also has a barely distinguishable taste of something rotten. Nevertheless, this strain is one of the best-tasting strains in medical cannabis plants.

This marijuana contains terpenes such as myrcene, pinene, and caryophyllene. The strongest and most distinct smell is a fruity one. Moreover, users mentioned such tastes:

  • Citrus
  • Fruity
  • Herbal
  • Pineapple
  • Spicy
  • Sweet
  • Tropical

Space Queen Adverse reactions

Of course, there might be adverse reactions, especially when smoking too much. Space Queen is known to cause dry mouth and dry eyes. Keeping yourself hydrated by drinking water helps minimize these reactions. In extreme cases, it may have a dizzying effect, especially for novice users. Other adverse reactions are paranoia and headache. Because of the sudden rush and the feeling of euphoria, it is understandable that first-time medical cannabis users who happen to smoke the Space Queen are bound to undergo an initiation. What that means is that there is a tendency to smoke a little too much.

So, it is important that smoking Space Queen and any other medical cannabis should be in moderation. More often than not, this should limit the manifestation of the adverse reactions.

Space Queen Medical Uses

This strain’s combination of effects has made it very popular in the medical marijuana community.

  • Medical consumers tend to like this strain for psychiatric conditions like ADD/ADHD, depression, PTSD, and chronic stress
  • The nice body high also makes this strain a decent choice for those who need daytime pain relief
  • Arthritis, migraines, headaches and nausea tend to respond to this strain as well
  • For someone seeking to overcome mental block, this strain is sometimes used to create some mental clarity
  • Recreational consumers often grab Space Queen when they are searching for a fun and easy altered-mind experience

Used as a medical cannabis, Space Queen is often recommended for dealing with stress, anxiety, mild cases of depression, and PTSD. Others also use it to help deal with mild pains, headaches, nausea, and combatting fatigue.

For some people, using Space Queen also boosts their appetite, hence frequent users who have this manifestation should control the amount of food they consume.

Space Queen Growing

Space Queen can be grown both indoors and outdoors. During the first three weeks of flowering, the plant grows tall. A pH level of 5.8 to 6.0 is recommended for reservoir seeds. Space Jill, a backcross of another famous hybrid is an uplifting and energizing plant that can easily give other Sativa’s a run for their money. Read our full review!

Be warned, this strain is not the easiest to grow. If you do grow this plant, one thing you will appreciate is how beautiful the large buds covered by orange hairs.

Professionals love to tinker with this plant even though it is difficult to grow. Cannabis quickly becomes high and requires constant maintenance. Moreover, you should stick to a dry and warm climate, 85-90 degrees Fahrenheit, 12 hours of light, and 12 hours of darkness. Flowering time takes 7 to 8 weeks.

Space Queen Experience

The THC content of this strain tends to run high. Expect most Space Queen buds to have somewhere between 16 and 23% THC. The intensity of the high from this strain makes it a better choice for more experienced marijuana consumers. Yet, you’re sure to find a smile on your face after a few tastes of this strain. Happy and euphoric, pick up this strain when you’re ready for some down-right silliness.

One of Space Queen’s parents, Cinderella 99, has a reputation for producing racy, hyper-stimulating effects. Space Queen has inherited this quality with some key differences. The speedy sativa buzz is calmed slightly by the Romulan genetics. However, a strong sense of mental energy is still present. These qualities make the Space Queen high unique. On one hand, it is loaded with a spacy, mental energy. Yet, it simultaneously produces a physical calmness.

Space Queen is by far an afternoon strain. The indica sedation this flower has inherited can make it a little difficult to get things done. Rather, you’re more likely to want to just sit back and enjoy the ride. Tasks that don’t require huge amounts of energy or concentration may be well-paired with Space Queen.

Space Queen Flowering Time

·        Indoors

Grown indoors with an estimated 55 days for flowering time, it can be enhanced by the sea of green (SOG) and screen of green (ScrOG) cannabis planting methods. Because of its tendency to grow long and lanky, you should provide enough canopy support.

·        Outdoors

Space Queen grows pretty good outdoors too. But it grows best in a warm and slightly arid and Carbon Dioxide rich environments with temperatures around 31 degrees Celsius.


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Colombian Gold Strain

aka Santa Marta Colombian Gold, Santa Marta

Back in the old days during the gold rush, people from all over the region came to mine for gold. Carrying with them a life-long dream of unimaginable fortune, they worked hard. Day after day, night after night, they kept digging. While many returned home empty-handed, a few were fortunate enough to strike the gold veins.

Unknown to prospectors and miners, there is a gold mine in Colombia’s arid mountains of Santa Marta. Out in the open and plain sight, a landrace marijuana strain has persisted for centuries. Aptly named, it features feathery buds coated in sticky and fiery orange trichomes. Its golden colors, though, is a result of intervention more than a natural occurrence.

What cultivators do to the mature plants is they remove a black strip from the main stem. Doing that is meant to restrict the flow of water and nutrients. As the leaves dry and fall off over the next days, its dying flowers start to turn yellow. And that is how they produced Colombian Gold that exploded in the market back in the 1970s.

With its energizing buzz, its Sativa effects have remained a gold standard for many of its users. It is also among the genetic bases of many of the foremost breeders in the industry.

  • Effects: Uplifted, Energetic, Euphoric, Creative, Relaxed
  • Taste: Citrus, Lemon, Earthy
  • Side Effects: Dry mouth, Dry eyes, Dizzy, Paranoid, Anxious
  • Helps with: Stress, Depression, Pain, Lack of appetite, Anxiety

Colombian Gold Effects

Colombian Gold comes with a high amount of THC. Even so, it is not a fast-acting strain. It may take a few minutes before its effects begin to manifest. Once it does, it starts with an intense euphoric buzz and an endless supply of energy.

Its users, feeling exhilarated, are likely to experience having mental clarity. Powered by the strain, focusing becomes laser sharp as users can lock in on tasks at hand. Not to mention, many also feel more creative with ideas freely flowing into the mind. Emotionally, the euphoric head high has an uplifting effect on the mood. One of the things that make Colombian Gold unique is that the cerebral buzz, while intense, is not overwhelming. Used in moderation, it does not lead to a mind-bending psychedelic experience. In most likelihood, its smaller Indica side plays a role in keeping it stable.

As the physical effects creep into the body, the uplifting sensation turns into whole-body relaxation. While pronounced, it remains gentle. As such, there are no sedative effects that can cause lethargy or cloud the mind.

Colombian Gold Fragrance

A marked skunky odor is present in Colombian Gold. It may very well be the reason why the Hall-of-Famer Skunk #1 has its distinct scent. It also emits a lemon and lime aroma that becomes more pronounced as users break its bud. Once combusted, an earthy smell becomes noticeable.

Colombian Gold Flavors

Due to its pungent and harsh fumes, the smoke from the strain can be rough on the throat and the lungs. On the inhale, a sweet and citrus note adds to the pleasant experience. Upon exhaling, it leaves a skunky and woody aftertaste.

Colombian Gold Adverse Reaction

Using this marijuana strain results in users having dry mouth. In some cases, a few people may even feel paranoid or anxious. Such effects are often mild but can be quite pronounced. While it is not dangerous at all, it may be uncomfortable for the beginners. To a lesser degree, other conditions may occur such as having dry eyes and feeling dizzy.

Colombian Gold Medical Benefits

  • THC: 17.0 – 19.0%
  • CBD: 0.48 – 0.83%
  • CBC: 0.17 – 1.4%
  • CBG: 0.27 – 1.68%
  • CBN: 0.06 – 0.23%
  • THCV: 0.26 – 1.95%

Since the 1960s, people have turned to Columbian Gold to ease a number of medical ailments.

  • Medical cannabis patients often use this strain for mental health conditions like depression, chronic stress, ADD/ADHD, and mood swings
  • As a 75% Sativa, this strain can aid concentration and clear up brain fog. It is also popular among those seeking relief from inflammatory pain
  • It is also popular among those marijuana consumers seeking relief from inflammatory pain

The bar cannot go any higher when it comes to the Colombian Gold. Already hailed as one of the elites among the few elites, this is premium marijuana that does not only appeal to recreational users. In fact, it is the same effects it induces that have indirect medical benefits.

As a mood-enhancer, its value for people battling depression cannot be overstated. Anyone who has ever tried to talk one out of the blues should know it is often an exercise in futility. A couple of tokes of Colombian Gold and that should bring life to an otherwise dismal mood. Its uncanny ability to cause a euphoric cerebral high can eliminate stress within minutes of its full effects. As mentioned, it gives users unlimited energy. People use it to stay active and productive or to fight off fatigue.

During the comedown, most people feel tired and sleepy after such an intense experience. Because of that, it is best used during the late afternoon or early evening. During the height of its Sativa effects, it allows people to complete their tasks. As its effects wane, it becomes conducive to getting quality sleep.

Colombian Gold Growing Info

  • Flowering time: 70 – 84 Days
  • Harvest time: 91 Days
  • Yield indoor: 0.5 – 1 Oz/Ft² (~ 300 g/m²)
  •  Yield outdoor: 2 – 3 Oz/plant (~ 550 g/plant)
  • Height indoor: 60-80
  • Height outdoor: 90 >
  • Grow difficulty: Easy
  • Flowering type: Photoperiod

Just as legendary as its effects are this strain’s scents and tastes. Seasoned marijuana consumers will instantly recognize the lemon skunk aroma. A pretty pungent strain, this isn’t recommended for cannabis consumers looking to remain discreet. On the inhale there is more of that classic lemon skunk, with lime and sweetness lingering. A slight herbal taste reveals itself on exhale.

Featuring up to 20% THC, Colombian Gold is quite potent for a landrace strain. It features a skunky, pungent aroma with plenty of musk and hints of freshly turned soil. This Colombian Sativa grows a little shorter than other common varieties, like Thai. It is also well-suited for growth in California and Hawaii.

You may have heard that all that glitters is not gold, but the idiom doesn’t apply here. This strain’s fluffy nugs are coated in a layer of amber trichomes, given these nugs a delightful golden appearance. Spring green leaves and bright orange pistils are submerged under the crystals as if they’d been touched by King Midas himself. All those crystals make for some sticky weed — marijuana consumers will want to have a grinder on hand to break this strain up.

This Colombian Sativa grows a little shorter than other common varieties, like Thai. It is also well-suited for growth in California and Hawaii.

Colombian Gold Flowering Time

·         Indoors

Indoors, expect the plant to have a flowering period of 10 to 12 weeks. Being a high yielding strain, growers should look forward to a production of not lower than 14 ounces for each square meter.

There’s a caveat, though. Since the strain emits a pungent odor, growers who want to maintain their privacy should invest in odor control filters.

·         Outdoors

The best way to cultivate the plant is in its natural environment. It thrives in temperate to warm climate and can grow to 6 feet tall. The flowering period should fall between the third to the fourth week of November. Under expert care, it can produce an abundant yield of 18 ounces of buds or more per plant.


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Purple Thai Strain

aka Oregon Purple Thai, OPT

Purple Thai comes from Thailand and is one of the oldest native breeds. In its region of origin it grows up to 4m, has slender leaves and long conic flowers with very long hairs. One phenotype have a purple shimmer on the leaves and flowers, the other phenotype gets dark green leaves covered in trichomes. In Thailand the hours of sunshine between summer and winter are not very different, so that in this region partly 2 harvests per year are possible. However, the extremely strong monsoon rains often pervents this, so that these pure sativas are cultivated mainly during the summer. 

Purple Thai is a powerful variety with strong sativa effects. The high is a powerful psychedelic rush of happiness. This landrace strain pays off with some highly introspective headstash. It will satisfy those who like marijuana for its mind-opening qualities. It is ideal for meditation, yoga or any creative moment. 

The dark buds of Purple Thai have a amazing exotic, fruity, berry flavor and taste. The average THC content was measured at 24%. By selecting the strongest thai mother plant of all and using different specialized breeding methods Anesia could stabilize this high THC value.

  • Effects: Sedated, Euphoric, Creative
  • Taste: Citrus, Flowery, Earthy
  • Side Effects: Thirst and dry mouth, Low blood pressure, Insomnia
  • Helps with: Stress, Depression, Pain, Fatigue, Headaches

All About Purple Thai

Purple Thai Strain is also known as OPT (Oregon Purple Thai). This sativa dominant hybrid is a crossing of Highland Oaxacan Gold and Chocolate Thai by Anesia Seeds. The THC level ranges between 20-24% and 80:20 Sativa dominant ratio. The nuggs have a chocolate and nutty aroma. They have a sweet citrus and coffee flavor.

Purple Thai marijuana strain has myrcene terpene. It hits you high with cerebral energy making you giggly and creative. Some users say it’s a good substitute for a cup of coffee in the morning. The energetic effects are good for people with depression and stress. Due to its ability to numb the body it’s used to treat chronic pain.

This strain is not recommended to people suffering from PTSD, anxiety and new marijuana users. This can result to strong psychoactive effects if taken in wrong doses. The plant does well in tropical areas with hot climates with some humidity. It can be grown outdoors or indoors with controlled conditions. It has flowering time of 40-70 days and does not require a lot of attention.

Purple Thai Flavor, Aroma and Appearance

Like its name describes, Purple Thai’s appearance is largely dominated by its deep purple buds. These occur due to secondary pigments called anthocyanins, and they make a beautiful addition to the loose, almost rectangular shape of the buds.

These buds are hidden between the long, bright green leaves of the plant and, because there isn’t a huge presence of trichomes, the plant can look quite furry in texture.

Its aroma isn’t a show stopper, but what can you smell tends to be very pleasant. You’ll enjoy the warm earthy notes that translate into a chalky chocolate smell. Its nutty coffee undertones soon turn sweet once the nuggets begin to be ground up.

It doesn’t boast the high-terpene levels as its predecessor Chocolate Thai, but much of its smell indicates how tasty this strain can be. Its creamy and nutty taste is undone by flowery and citrus undertones throughout the smoke. The lemon flavor gives it a refreshing quality that cuts through the other heavy chocolatey flavors.

Purple Thai Genetics

  • Breeder: Anesia Seeds
  • Genetics: Purple Thai cannabis strain is a cross between Highland Oaxacan Gold and Chocolate Thai cannabis strains.

Purple Thai Growing Info

  • Flowering time: 49 – 70 Days
  • Harvest time: 75 Days
  • Yield indoor: 1 – 2 Oz/Ft² (~ 400 g/m²)
  • Yield outdoor: 2 – 3 Oz/plant (~ 550 g/plant)
  • Height indoor: 60-80
  • Height outdoor: 60-80
  • Grow difficulty: Moderate
  • Flowering type: Photoperiod

Purple Thai has a flowering period of 11-13 weeks and can be harvested at the end of October / beginning of November when grown outdoors. Therefore, the outdoor-cultivation is recommended in Northern Europe only in greenhouses, so that the autumn storms and the lower temperatures can not harm the plants. The flowering phase should be initiated after 3-4 weeks of the vegetative growth. Purple Thai performs well in SCROG and SOG.Growing in a screen of green system offers enough space for the plants to spread out to full potential. This variety can be grown in either hydro or soil. if you leave Purple Thai in lower temperatures toward the end of the grow cycle the colors often begin to turn much more violet in shade, sometimes even blue.

 Mature plants grow indoors up to 80-90 cm, are full with heavy buds with a dark purple color and orange hairs. Growers can expect a yield of more than 500g per square meter with indoor cultivation. Outdoor growing will produce yields up to 1kg per plant depending on the specific conditions such as temperature and soil type.

 Type of High

Purple Thai cannabis strain’s high hits fast and can be too much for novices or those prone to anxiety. A mind high becomes dizzying and psychedelic with lightening bolts of motivation and energy zinging around, though thoughts remain unfocused.

Purple Thai Medical Cannabis Benefits

  • THC: 8.5 – 11.5%
  • CBD: 0.68 – 1.0%
  • CBC: 0.05 – 1.21%
  • CBG: 0.24 – 1.53%
  • CBN: 0.06 – 0.24%
  • THCV: 0.33 – 1.84%

While Purple Thai has very low CBD levels – typically 0.01% to 0.50% – it’s a great strain to use for a variety of ailments. It’s renowned for promoting the munchies, so if you suffer from lack of appetite or have recently lost your appetite as a side-effect of another issue, you may find this strain particularly helpful.

Its best to be prepared and stock up on healthy and nutritious snacks, so as not to make you feel extra groggy after the high.

If you suffer from extreme fatigue, whether that be physical or mental, a few puffs of this strain can make you feel much more energetic and you will find your spirit lifted – this is why it can be extremely effective against stress and depression. You can get lost in an interesting thought for a few hours, making you feel happier and content. If you are suffering from any of these issues, always make sure to visit your doctor first so they can give you medical advice.

 Purple Thai Adverse Reactions

This is not a strain to choose when you need to focus on a particular task or work load. Because it is so stimulating, it often makes it difficult for smokers to concentrate on one particular thing. Many people experience intense distraction, whether that be from people or jobs they should be completing. It can also cause an extremely dry mouth, which is never pleasant after a smoke. It’s important to remember to stay hydrated and try to keep lots of water within reach when you are smoking this strain.

Purple Thai does have very high THC levels, especially for novice smokers. Like we have mentioned earlier, it’s extremely stimulating, and it can cause anxiety in smokers not accustomed to similar highs. We suggest trying a strain like Harlequin first, which doesn’t have such a strong psychoactive quality.


As the name would suggest, this plant does well in tropical locales and flourishes best in controlled environments or outdoors in hot climates with some humidity. With a flowering time of 11 to 13 weeks indoors and a late October harvest outdoors, this plant offers a higher than average yield and is relatively easy to care for, making it a favorite of intermediate growers.

Float above the white sand beaches of Phuket and let your mind drift to the far reaches of the jungles in Chiang Mai. Enjoy this fruit of Thailand on a magical buzz that’ll take both your body and mind to another level. If you’re looking to escape, you’ve found your exit.

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Purple Urkle Strain

Purple Urkle is a famed Nor. Cal. strain, whose history is shrouded in mystery. However, there is zero doubt about how amazingly potent and enjoyable this particular strain is. It is known to cure many minor and major ailments, and truly deserves its reputation for being a power-tranquilizer.

This fragrant California hybrid has a well disputed and notoriously complicated history. Purple Urkle’s parentage can be traced back to Mendo Purps, stemming from the famous Emerald triangle region in the north of California.

Purple Urkle surfaced on the scene in the 1980’s, straight from the West Coast, and instantly loved by many indica-lovers. Its berry-like flavored bud has been noted as a fairly powerful smoke, which is why it is so popular among the connoisseurs and veterans – if you are a fan of this sweet flower, chances are, you know exactly what you like.

  • Effects: Energetic, Aroused, Hungry, Sleepy, Happy, Relaxed
  • Taste: Citrus, Flowery, Earthy
  • Side Effects: Dry mouth, Dry eyes, Dizzy, Paranoid, Headache
  • Helps with: Stress, Depression, Pain, Insomnia, Anxiety
  • Lineage: Granddaddy Purple or Mendocino Purps strains.

While most veteran cannabis growers in the Emerald Triangle region are generally tight lipped about their strain hybrids and genetics, most growers assume Purple Urkle was the offspring of either Mendocino Purps or Granddaddy Purple. 

Purple Urkle Effects

This happy hybrid wears many hats. Purple Urkle quite possibly has inherited the best of both worlds, with the indica side of things possibly dominating most of the time. This mellow giant is great at unwinding every bit of you after a long a crazy day of being busy.

If you struggle with figuring out how to calm your mind after enduring stressful times, especially after a bustling day at work, then this strain is what you are looking for. Purple Urkle will make you forget all your worries, and instead replace them with all the happy thoughts in the world.

Purple Urkle will make you feel a tingly euphoria, and all you will wanna do is kick off your shoes and melt into the couch. The strong cerebral high of this indica is calming and restoring, and will invite you to collect everything that is edible in your vicinity, so you can consume it full force, and with much gusto.

Purple Urkle Fragrance

Purple Urkle is an exceptional strain. This buds scent alone will leave you in a calming buzz of anticipation, knowing what’s to await you. This flower will fill the air with notes of grape, and and earthy-grape sweetness, that is distinct to this variety.

Purple Urkle Flavors

This strain is deliciously sweet tasting, and will remind you of a mouthful of grape soda. Purple Urkle boasts of uniquely lush flavors, with a variety of fruity undertones. The smoke will make you think of berries that you have freshly picked. This is a very skunky strain, something that becomes obvious immediately, and not just in its flavor.

Purple Urkle Appearance

A true purple heavyweight, with dark, velvety calyxes and spots of forest green contrasting against rust-orange pistils and speckles of trichomes. The strain’s buds are largely round or cone-shaped, while their structure is very dense.

Purple Urkle Adverse reactions

Purple Urkle can induce a very strong body high, so if you aren’t looking to be stuck in your seat for a while, it might be best to take it easy on this one. Sometimes, you may experience a slight headache from smoking too much of this bud.

Occasionally, you may feel a little dizziness, especially when consumed in high doses. In rare cases, this may turn into a mild feeling of paranoia. The most common side effect of this hybrid is a feeling of dehydration, resulting in a case of cottonmouth, which may also be accompanied with dry eyes.

The Purple Urkle Strain’s Genetics Are Highly Debated

As is often the case, the precise genetics of the Purple Urkle strain are often debated. It originated in the Emerald Triangle region of northern California, which has a reputation for keeping such knowledge within a small network.

It has been suggested that the Purple Urkle strain is a phenotype of Granddaddy Purple. However, the Purple Urkle strain is most often referred to as a specific phenotype of the Mendocino Purps strain that helped start the “purple craze” in California.

As of now, we are unable to determine exactly how different the Purple Urkle strain’s terpene profile is in comparison to Mendo Purps. Working with breeders, farmers, lab testing facilities, and the entire cannabis community, the Medical Jane team hopes to collect detailed information on each phenotype.

Purple Urkle Medical Info

  • THC: 8.5 – 11.5%
  • CBD: 0.68 – 1.0%
  • CBC: 0.05 – 1.21%
  • CBG: 0.24 – 1.53%
  • CBN: 0.06 – 0.24%
  • THCV: 0.33 – 1.84%

Many patients love this strain for its specific medical talents. Purple Urkle can help aid the relief of many ailments. Insomniacs love this strain for its ability to induce a calm, restful night of sleep, easing even the most difficult cases of sleeplessness.

Stress is widely treated with this strain because it is so good at calming both the mind and the body. Doctors like to prescribe Purple Urkle to patients who struggle with mood disorders too – this hybrid is very good and eliminating any negative thoughts, making life much easier to navigate for those who struggle with depression and anxiety.

A number of pain conditions have also become easier to manager with the help of this medical cannabis strain. Purple Urkle is very good at reducing pain that patients may experience from muscle spasms, joint problems and even migraines and headaches.

Purple Urkle Growing

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  • Flowering time: 56 – 63 Days
  • Harvest time: 67 Days
  • Yield indoor: 1 – 2 Oz/Ft² (~ 400 g/m²)
  • Yield outdoor: 2 – 3 Oz/plant (~ 550 g/plant)
  • Height indoor: 60-80
  • Height outdoor: 60-80
  • Grow difficulty: Moderate
  • Flowering type: Photoperiod

Purple Urkle is recommended for more experience growers, although it isn’t very hard to learn how to cultivate this plant. Much attention must be paid to the amount of nutrients this plant should consume, and it should be noted that this strain yields higher when cultivated indoors rather than outdoors.

Anyone who was growing weed in California twenty years ago should know what’s up with Purple Urkle. It was one of the first strains that really popped off with that grape flavor and dark violet colors. Also, it doesn’t take very long to produce; I usually pull it down inside of sixty days, no problem. Took me a while to get the smell and yield down, though, because it’s so sensitive. Any blip in lighting or temp will hurt it.

Purple Urkle Flowering Time

  • Indoors

Purple Urkle grown indoors can be expected to yield an average of around 18 ounces per square meter. This plant usually takes around 8 to 9 weeks to flower and be ready for a harvest.

  • Outdoors

When raised outdoors, this strain prefers a warm and sunny environment it can thrive in. Purple Urkle may take a little longer to grow outdoors, and can be expected to be ready for harvest around the middle of October. This hybrid can be expected to yield around 9 ounces of bud per plant.

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Strawberry Fields Strain

Strawberry Fields is a strain that lives up to its name. Figuratively, its scent is enough to transport one to a field of strawberries but the real kicker is its flavor profile. Drawn in, the Indica-dominant bud doubles the sweet and sour flavors of the real fruit in the palate. Moreover, its tantalizing smoke delivers a tranquilizing, body-crushing high that can put users to sleep.

It was not difficult to create Strawberry Fields. Sagarmatha Seeds drew inspiration from the almost-perfect Strawberry Cough, a predominantly Sativa strain with a mind-boggling psychedelic high.

Sadly, its thick smoke can irritate the throat that leads to a coughing fit. To address this, the breeders added in an Indica parent that remains unnamed to this day. Doing so will also help harden Strawberry Cough’s lanky structure.

Resulting from the union is a powerhouse with THC levels that average between 18% to 24%. Undoubtedly, a potent Indica-dominant strain that boasts the sturdiness of its parent. Though its recreational use is widely recorded, the strain retains enough benefits to be of pharmacological value to the medical marijuana community.

Strawberry Fields Effects

Like other Indica-dominant plants, Strawberry Fields is a slow starter. The onset is usually barely noticeable but those who do take note of the creeping euphoria immediately notice a positive change in behavior. Users feel as light as a cloud while radiating with an innate sense of happiness.

It is best to prepare some snacks ahead before the heavy hitting high begins at least. After all, the stimulation extends from the mind and to the stomach so users will most likely feel hungry. Without food prepared ahead of time, users may have a hard time getting to the kitchen to ease the munchies.

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As time flies, a light but creeping pressure ebbs down from the temples. It comes in waves and soothes the muscles one by one until a heaviness sets in the limbs. Subtle at first, each puff intensifies the full-bodied relaxation until users are anchored to their couches. Some even doze off immediately. For this reason, it is essential that Strawberry Fields is only used at night.

Strawberry Fields Fragrance

Strawberry Fields smell like freshly picked strawberries. It is pungent with faint berry-like undertones. When crushed or broken apart, it releases a sweet citric fragrance that intensifies once the buds are combusted.

Strawberry Fields Flavors

Carrying over to Strawberry Fields’ flavors is its strong fruity overtone. A blend of ripened strawberries and berries, it bursts in the palate with a sweet citrus but leaves an aftertaste of herbs. Lingering on the exhale is the subtle hint of wet soil.

Strawberry Fields Adverse Reaction

Most likely, users will experience a cottonmouth and red eyes while using Strawberry Fields. This is because marijuana has cannabinoids that interfere with the production of moisture in both the salivary glands and tear ducts. Neither are a cause for concern though as both usually go away with time. Beginners, who experience discomfort from the dry spell, may down a few glasses of water to stay hydrated.

Strawberry Fields

Strawberry Fields can sometimes lead to users ‘greening out,’ a condition characterized by a mild headache and a feeling of anxiousness. At times, it may also be accompanied by temporary dizziness. This is especially true for users smoking the bud outside of their limits. For this reason, marijuana must always be used in moderation.

Strawberry Fields Experience

With a sweet aroma and dazzling good looks, this fragrant strain is an impressive flower. High in THC, this plant was created as a sedative nighttime flower.

Yet, while this marijuana strain can be drowsy, this plant is not one to knock you to the floor. Rather, this strawberry delight provides a calm yet potent relaxation that eases consumers into a blissful sleep.

Marijuana fans can enjoy this strain in a number of different ways, including;

  • Strawberry Fields Oil Pens may be available from select brands, like O.Pen and Avitas.
  • Strawberry Fields shatter, Strawberry Fields wax, and other Strawberry Fields concentrates may be available from a number of retailers.

Strawberry Fields Medical Benefits

  • Rumor has it, his cannabis strain is a nighttime cough remedy. This plant produces an expanding the chest and improving sleep.
  • While this berry delight may help some individuals breathe better at night, this strain is also quite popular for nighttime pain management.
  • This medicinal strain is also a popular selection among those seeking relief from mental health ailments like anxiety, depression, and sleeplessness.

In high levels, stress can worsen any existing various physical health problems like hypertension, arrhythmia, or fatigue. It can also lead to the early onset of anxiety and other mental health issues like depression. Similarly, it can exacerbate conditions like PTSD.

Thus, it is not surprising for stress relief to be among the major reasons why enthusiasts use marijuana. In fact, a third of American users cite it. To this end, Strawberry Fields works perfectly. It induces a happy high that clears the mind of overwhelming dread while relaxing the body. At the same time, it manages and stabilizes any turbulent emotions so users can cope with mood related disorders.

Meanwhile, the soothing body buzz appeases various kinds of aches and pains beginning from the temples. Fully relaxed, the natural sleep aid eventually drifts users off to sleep without problems.

Strawberry Fields Growing Info

Because of its excellent Indica-dominant genes, Strawberry Fields is an easy grow. It is naturally short with stalks and branches that are thick enough to withstand various problems like strong gusts of wind or fluctuations in weather. Moreover, it is strong enough to carry the weight of its heavy buds and rarely ever break off.

Though it performs well outdoors, there are still many who prefer cultivating their Strawberry Fields in less volatile environments. Apart from keeping pests away, a controlled environment allows growers to adjust deciding factors like temperature, lighting, and humidity. Soil is a good medium for improving flavor but hydroponic systems produce “cleaner” buds.

Adding to its appeal is its availability in feminized form. This not only shortens the overall growing process but also ensures a full batch of calyx-filled females.

Strawberry Fields Flowering Time

Strawberry Fields has an indoor flowering period of 7 to 9 weeks. Once mature, growers can harvest between 10 to 12 ounces of buds per square meter.

Garden grown Strawberry Fields blooms from the last week of September to the second or third week of October. Once ready for harvest, it yields at least 12 ounces of buds per plant.

Have you ever smoked or grown your own Strawberry Fields? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.


What happens when you take the new award winning Strawberry Banana indica, and cross it with the proven also award winning Tangie? A tropical, heavenly berry stankness that leaves your mouth watering for sweet that only can be put into words by listening to the song this 60’s band wrote with the very same name. We finished 5 phenos, then picked the best two based on potency, flavor, and terpene profile. Both phenos have a super sweet and citrusy smell, one smells a little more like strawberry lemonade and the other like a bucket of overripe strawberries.Both have very dense crystally nuggets, that produce a thick smooth and flavorful smoke with a psychedelic and euphoric high. This hybrid is not for the faint of heart, recommended not to use heavy machinery with this one or even maybe going to the grocery store (you may be there for hours…), definitely suited for after work fun, hanging out, or going to a music festival or hike.

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Lemon OG Strain

aka Lemon OG Kush

Lemon OG Kush is a strong psychoactive smoke that is known and loved for its recreational and medical effects. This fruity strain comes from prestigious parentage, making it no surprise that it is such an enjoyable and effective feel-good strain enjoyed by many.

Lemon OG

Lemon OG Kush is a skunky and balanced hybrid that was created by crossing The Las Vegas native Lemon Skunk with OG #18, resulting in a fast-acting light stone sedative. This hybrid is a pleasant smelling uber-active cerebral smoke that is both stimulating and invigorating.

This heavy-bodied plant has some unique fruity undertones that add to the pleasure of its experience. Lemon OG Kush is also gaining more and more momentum as a favorite in the medical cannabis scene, as it is soothing and relaxing, making it a great evening healing smoke.

  • Effects: Giggly, Hungry, Focused, Tingly
  • Side Effects: Paranoia, Dizzy, Headache, Thirst and dry mouth, Fatigue
  • Common Usage: Bipolar disorder, Glaucoma, Multiple sclerosis, PTSD, Depression
  • Terpenes: Bisabolol, Sabinene, Ocimene, Phellandrene
  • Taste: Earthy, Flowery, Lavender, Sweet

Lemon OG Effects

This hybrid can induce a definite state of euphoria, making you feel like you are soaring high and staying lifted for much of your high. Lemon OG Kush is definitely a fitting choice if you are craving for a little positivity in your day, as this delicious strain can make you feel happy and giggly.

The CBD and CBN rates are rather low, so the strain is not powerful for specialized medical purposes. However, it is used to treat a number of physical and mental conditions:

  • chronic joint, back pain;
  • attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder;
  • chronic stress;
  • bipolar disorder;
  • depression;
  • glaucoma;
  • multiple sclerosis.

Multiple terpenes (bisabolol, sabinene, ocimene, phellandrene) interact in the human body relieving pain and inflammation.

Just like all types of cannabis, the Lemon OG weed strain has some side effects. It does not matter whether you use it for medical benefits or recreational purposes. Possible adverse effects include headaches, thirst, fatigue, dizziness, anxiety, dry eyes, or paranoia. These reactions are easily manageable and don’t require medical attention.

Lemon OG Kush is relaxing without necessarily inducing a couch-lock like other strains, although this strain can lean on its indica side sometimes. This hybrid will keep you in uplifted spirits, and can quite often lead to you making your way towards the fridge at the end of the night, as this strain can conjure up the munchies.

Lemon OG Smell and Aroma

The smell of this marijuana is highly distinguishable. Being lemon, it also has skunky accents typical for OG strains. Above that, it has some earthiness related to wet soil and grass which you might find really fascinating. Some smokers may not like the taste of actual lemon peels, but the strain is quite delicious and most people enjoy it.

The kush has a lot of trichomes surrounding the buds. Aside from being green, the buds have yellow tints that make this strain look like an unripe lemon. Despite a sour scent, its taste is sweeter and can surprise smokers on the exhale.

Lemon OG Adverse Reaction

Lemon OG Kush has some side effects that can be a little uncomfortable due to this strain having higher than average THC levels than usual. The most common adverse effects however, are usually a feeling of being dehydrated and parched, with your eyes and your mouth feeling dry.

Other side effects that may be less pleasant can include a general feeling of anxiety, often accompanied by a feeling of being paranoid and nervous. Lemon OG Kush can also make you feel dizzy at times, although this tends to occur more rarely and generally doesn’t last long.

Lemon OG Medical Benefits

  • THC: 17 – 21%
  • CBD: 0.34 – 1.44%
  • CBC: 0.14 – 1.34%
  • CBG: 0.44 – 1.16%
  • CBN: 0.08 – 0.28%
  • THCV: 0.28 – 1.68%

Lemon OG Kush has several medical uses, making it an indispensible strain in the medical cannabis scene today. This hybrid has proven itself useful in managing chronic pain more effectively, allowing patients who suffer from back aches, migraines and muscle spasms to find relief.

This hybrid can also alleviate strong and chronic feelings of stress, inducing a more reliable state of relaxation in long suffering patients. Lemon OG Kush is potent without creating a couch lock, making it an ideal choice for sporadic users especially, as it will not threaten to make them feel overwhelmed by it.

  • Feeling down? This perky flower is popular among medical cannabis patients seeking relief from depression and chronic stress.
  • Energizing and stimulating, this medicinal herb may be helpful to those hoping to fight chronic fatigue and brain fog.
  • While the mental effects of this flower are felt most strongly, this sour bud is also popular for the management of pain, headaches, and migraines.

Lemon OG Kush has a number of other medical abilities too, helping cancer patients reintroduce a healthier appetite by acting as a remedy to their treatment-induced nausea. This hybrid can also help insomniacs find a better way to ease into sleep, as well as offer relief for those suffering from depression.

Lemon OG Growing Info

Lemon OG
  • Flowering time: 68-75 Days
  • Harvest time: 84-91 Days
  • Yield indoor: 1 – 2 Oz/Ft² (~ 400 g/m²) oz/ft2
  • Yield outdoor: 2 – 3 Oz/plant (~ 550 g/plant) oz/ft2
  • Height indoor: 30-60 Inches
  • Height outdoor: 60-80 Inches
  • Grow difficulty: Moderate
  • Flowering type: Photoperiod

Because of the strain’s immense popularity, the seeds are easy to come across. The plants have a standard flowering time of 68-75 days with a harvest time of 84-91 days. The cultivation difficulty is moderate. It can grow indoors and outdoors, but its flowers need more nitrogen to encourage growth and increase the number of calyxes. The average indoor plant height is 30-60 inches and 60-80 inches if they are grown in outdoor gardens.

Sour Lemon OG seeds

Get ready to pucker up. This plant has a strong sour aroma! Hints of lemon, pepper, and musk radiate from this flower, giving it a sharp and notable kick.

A cross between California Sour and Lemon OG Kush, this wonder is the creation of Emerald Triangle Seeds. Both parent strains are hybrids. So, it’s no surprise that their offspring is considered a hybrid as well.

In fact, this slightly sativa-dominant bud offers fairly balanced mind and body effects. It also produces decent amounts of THC, often featuring up to 17 percent of the psychoactive.

While not the most potent plant on the shelf, novice consumers may still find this strain a little strong. In high doses, this herb can cause some mild anxiety and paranoia in those sensitive to THC.

Buds from this plant tend to feature a lime-green coloration and a fluffy structure. Seeds and additional information about this plant are available from Emerald Triangle Seeds.

 Lemon OG Flowering Time

·        Indoors

Lemon OG Kush grown indoors can yield an average of about 16 ounces of good bud per square meter planted. This strain normally takes 9 to 10 weeks to flower and be ready for a harvest

·        Outdoors

This strain can be expected to yield quite generously, often reaching yields of 35 ounces per plant. Lemon OG Kush should be ready for a harvest around the end of September to the middle of October.


Sativa and Indica lovers will enjoy smoking this strain. It can be used by both creative individuals like artists, who need to get their work done perfectly, and people with various ailments. Because of its potency and quick effects, Lemon OG is recommended to intermediate and experienced users.