Purple Haze Strain Review + Guide
There is nothing we love more than the chance to delve deep into the background of a delicious bud. Forget everything you have heard about Purple Haze; this sativa bud is one to watch! Purple Haze’s incredible combination of sativa and indica effects combine to make a real cannabis hall of fame contender.
If you haven’t had the pleasure of trying Purple Haze yet, you are seriously missing out! So, today, we want to give you the low-down on this fruity bud!
To find out why Purple Haze should be next on your hit list, keep reading.
What Is the Purple Haze strain?
Fans of the late, great Jimi Hendrix will note that this strain is named after his classic 1967 psychedelic rock anthem. Also, when you discover this strain’s lineage, it reveals another reason why Purple Haze is the perfect name for this strain.
While there is some controversy around Purple Haze’s exact lineage, the consensus is that it is a cross between two sativa-dominant strains, namely Purple Thai and Haze. Purple Haze itself is a slightly sativa-dominant strain with a sativa to indica ratio of 60:40.
Super stimulating and thought-provoking, Purple Haze is both an excellent solo strain or one to share with some friends! And if you are sharing this strain with your significant other, Purple Haze is one of the most effective aphrodisiac strains out there!
After first consuming Purple Haze, you may experience a slight pressure in your temples or your cheeks may become flushed. This is pretty commonly experienced by many Purple Haze consumers and is nothing to worry about.
In terms of Purple Haze’s effects, you can expect an uplifting, euphoric, and cerebral high. Due to its instant high-energy effects, the Purple Haze strain is considered to be one of the best wake-and-bake strains out there.
Like Hendrix, you may also find yourself lost in a Purple Haze after consuming this potent and psychedelic strain. You will find yourself thinking more creatively and abstractly, and even mundane things may start to become more interesting.
Purple Haze consumers say that this strain also has a psychedelic-like effect. You may experience a heightened perception to visual and auditory stimuli in particular. The Purple Haze strain may not be suitable for a novice smoker due to the combination of its psychedelic and potent effects.
The Purple Haze strain has a deliciously sweet blueberry aroma combined with sharper, spicier notes. A strong, earthy odor offsets these fruity and spicy aromas. Breaking open Purple Haze’s cured, dried buds reveals a slightly dank and musty smell with a slight tinge of berry.
The Purple Haze strain has a mouth-watering combination of sweet and fruity flavors that are reminiscent of berries and grapes. Purple Haze’s sweet and spicy notes are most prominent on the inhale. On the exhale, this strain’s fruity, grape-like flavors are more apparent.
The most distinctive feature of a Purple Haze plant is its beautifully vibrant purple hue. It also has prominent flowers that are medium to large in size. These flowers are spade-shaped in structure and have a broad base with a pointed tip. They are fluffy and soft and spiral outwards from their central stems.
Purple Haze’s buds have a typically sativa-type loose structure. Purple hairs coat the nugs, which can sometimes be a bright blue color. These nugs intertwine with a generous coating of sticky, resinous, white trichomes.
With long, thick nugs in a light green hue and deep purple undertones, a Purple Haze plant is indeed a sight to behold.
Purple Haze Grow Info
In this section, I will give a brief overview of how to grow a Purple Haze plant. However, if you want a more in-depth guide, then you can click on this link: How to Grow Purple Haze Marijuana.
The good news is that a Purple Haze plant’s grow difficulty is rated as easy. It is also naturally highly resistant to disease, which should make the growing process even easier.
While a Purple Haze plant can be grown either indoors or outdoors, it thrives when grown outdoors in a warm and sunny Mediterranean climate. It is possible to achieve some pretty impressive yields by growing this plant indoors, too. This plant does well when grown in a rich soil medium and also when grown hydroponically.
As one may expect, Purple Haze grows tall like any good sativa should, so it is likely going to require quite a bit of maintenance and upkeep. Those of you who are brand new to cultivating cannabis may want to wait a while before taking this project on.
A Purple Haze plant will flower in about nine weeks when grown indoors. Outdoor growers can expect this plant to be ready for harvesting around late October. In terms of yield, indoor growers can expect an average return of around 19 ounces per square meter. If you are growing your Purple Haze plants outdoors, then you can expect an average return of approximately 14 ounces per plant.
Experienced Purple Haze growers recommend shocking this plant by exposing it to cold temperatures just before the flowering period. This will stimulate a Purple Haze plant’s anthocyanin pigments, which will reveal those beautiful purple and bluish hues.
THC Content – Highest Test
The highest recorded THC level in a Purple Haze sample is believed to have been a staggering 21.75%. The more typical THC range for this strain is approximately between 15-20%.
CBD Content – Highest Test
The highest recorded CBD content in a Purple Haze strain is believed to have been a relatively modest 1.57%. The Purple Haze strain generally has a reasonably low CBD content, which typically ranges between 0.55% to 1%.
Medical Benefits of Purple Haze
The Purple Haze strain has several purported health benefits. Medicinal consumers suffering from mood disorders such as depression and anxiety may benefit from Purple Haze’s long-lasting euphoric high. These mood-enhancing and uplifting effects may also help people who are looking to destress and unwind.
Purple Haze’s energizing effects may also prove beneficial to medicinal consumers suffering from chronic fatigue. As already mentioned, Purple Haze is a classic wake-and-bake strain that offers consumers a much-needed energy boost.
Some medicinal consumers say that Purple Haze also has some moderate anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties too.
Possible Side Effects of Purple Haze
The most commonly reported side effects associated with the Purple Haze strain is cottonmouth and dry eyes. However, some people have reported experiencing dizziness, heightened anxiety, and paranoia after consuming this strain.
It is essential to be mindful of Purple Haze’s potency and psychedelic effects before consuming this strain. If you are prone to paranoia or panic attacks, then you may be better off avoiding this strain.
If you do experience a panic attack, discontinue use immediately. It may help to remove yourself from the situation and relocate to a comfortable and secure environment where you can unwind and relax.
Final Thoughts on the Purple Haze Strain
There is no denying that picking the next new strain to try is a difficult choice. With so many quality strains out there, it can be hard to narrow your search down! In our opinion, this sweet and earthy bud is one of the best daytime strains on the market!
With its delicious taste and stimulating effects, we can’t get enough of this psychedelic sativa-dominant hybrid! We would love to hear what you think down in the comments! Is Purple Haze next on your hit list?