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Welcome to another edition of Bud Facts! This week our cannabis spotlight falls on a heavy Indica strain that some users report literally tastes purple.

Grand Daddy Purple (also known as Grandaddy Purple, or GDP) is a California staple – it is a famous genetic cross of Big Bud and Purple Urkle, two well-known, powerful Indica strains. 

Ken Estes

Ken Estes created Grand Daddy Purple back in 2003 in search of the ultimate indica-hybrid. Ken had previously discovered the therapeutic benefits of medical cannabis after being paralysed from the waist down in a motorcycle accident in July 1976. He became an activist in the 90s, working with Dennis Peron and others before opening his own Medical Marijuana Collective in Concord, California.

GDP

Grand Daddy Purple has a purple tint and an unmistakable smell. With a deep, dark purple hue and violet sugar leaves mixed with dense, light green nuggets.

The taste is a mixture encompassing complex grape and berry aromas that people have reported tastes purple.

Granddaddy Purple. Photo: MarijuanaTimes.org

The strain also inherited it’s oversized, compact bud structure from its Big Bud parent.

Medical

Grand Daddy Purple is used to treat:

  • – pain
  • – stress
  • – appetite loss
  • – muscle spasms
  • – joint pain
  • – migraines 

It is also nicknamed “The Nighttime Strain” because it’s so good at treating an array of sleep disorders. 

Inspiration

One of the things we love most about cannabis is how many strains there are, all with their own flavours, appearances and effects. Classic strains like Grand Daddy Purple have also inspired other great strains since, such as Purple Envy by Gorilla Seed Bank.

Purple Envy by Gorilla Seed Bank

Purple Envy is a cross of Grandaddy Purple, Purple Urkle and a secret Indica Strain which has resulted in a genetically-purple mind-melting Indica mash-up. You can Check out Purple Envy and buy the seeds here.

You can also enter our facebook competition to win some free Purple Envy seeds, courtesy of Gorilla Seeds. Click here to go to the Facebook page.

Have you tried Grand Daddy Purple or Purple Envy? Let us know by tweeting us @ISMOKEMAG

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