Purple Haze Strain
Named after the Jimi Hendrix song, which most believe was created about a type of potent LSD. Purple Haze provides the user with a very energetic buzz. Purple Haze carries a distinct berry aroma along with some earthiness and a bit of spice. The taste takes on similar characteristics, with grape and blueberry flavors accompanied by an earthy undertone reminiscent of incense on the exhale. Purple Haze originates from cross-breeding of the Purple Thai and Haze strains, both sativa-dominant hybrids. Due to its sativa lineage, Purple Haze usually carries a THC percentage of between 10 and 15%.
MedicalANXIETY PAIN DEPRESSION
FlavorEARTHY WOODY CHEESE
EffectsUPLIFTED EUPHORIC CREATIVE
Overview of Purple Haze
Purple Haze is a sativa dominant strain with a THC percentage that hovers around 13%. Purple Haze received an honorable mention in the High Times 25 Greatest Strains of All Time, putting it in the upper echelon of sativa-dominant hybrids. As a purple bud that gives smokers a long-lasting cerebral boost, named after one of the most renowned rock n' roll songs of all time, it's easy to understand why Purple Haze is known as one of the best weed strains in history.
Potential Positive Effects of Purple Haze
The cerebral buzz of Purple Haze becomes psychedelic, putting the user into a dreamy state while creating feelings of happiness and elation. It's perfect for playing musical instruments in a group setting or watching a concert. Purple Haze is a great smoke for a social event or creative brainstorming session. Because of the sativa dominance of this hybrid (as much as 85% in some cases), it is not known to cause severe couchlock.
Potential Medical Effects of Purple Haze
Medical patients turn to Purple Haze to relieve symptoms of depression, stress and anxiety due to its euphoric nature. In addition, some patients report using Purple Haze to treat fatigue, chronic pain, PTSD and nausea. This sativa strain is a favorite among medical users for its strong pain relief qualities.
Potential Negative Effects of Purple Haze
Other than dry eyes and dry mouth, the negative effects of Purple Haze are minimal. Some smokers may experience a bit of paranoia, though this should wear off quickly as the indica side of the hybrid is introduced, resulting in a relaxing sensation.
Lineage of Purple Haze
Purple Haze stems from the crossing of the sativa Haza and the sativa Purple Thai. This sativa dominant lineage gives Purple haze its distinctive mellow and aware high. Users compare the high of Purple Haze to that of a mild psychedelic.
Growing Purple Haze
Along with the classic Jimi Hendrix tune, Purple Haze gets its name from the lavender undertone of its light green nugs. This is one of the most intensely purple strains of herb a cannabis lover will ever see.
Purple Haze buds are typically long and dense, with enough trichomes to tickle the senses and some bright orange hairs to round out a beautiful flower. For outdoor growers, Purple Haze is best suited for sunny and warm Mediterranean climates. It has a flowering time of about 63 days, usually between the eighth and ninth week of the cycle.
Purple Haze grows to average height and finishes its harvesting period in late October. Indoor growers report success cultivating Purple Haze in hydroponic systems.