A Complete Review on Granddaddy Purple Marijuana Strain

Granddaddy Purple has over the last few years gained a lot of fame and has become a world-renowned strain, busy stirring up some THC-filled waves across the globe. This strain was introduced into the California medical marijuana scene by Ken Estes who was famously known a  the “Medicine Man’’. Sitting inside the stash jars of most top-class marijuana dispensaries, this indica-dominant strain has no doubt become a favorite for some of the world’s most seasoned marijuana smokers or stoners. This strain is particularly used during the evenings and nighttime hours after a long day’s work and is classified as a pretty robust indica-dominant cannabis strain.

What is Granddaddy Purple

This strain receives its name from its parents as it was genetically bred from well-known indicas Big Bud and Purple Urkle.  The wonderful and sultry aroma GDP   comes from Purple Urkle, while Big Bud lends its dense and thick flower structure to the iconic cannabis crop.

Granddaddy Purple has probably become one of the biggest “household names” of any of the “purple colored” weed varieties as many marijuana  consumers in California have been turned on to the effects. This strain has an   average THC percentage of 17-24% as such those looking for some weed that’ll relax them, hit them hard, and leave them feeling incredible all at the same time; GDP is the ideal that you’ve got to get your little green thumbs on.

The Aroma, flavor and Appearance of Granddaddy Purple Review

GDP has become one of the most famous purple colored cannabis strains in the United States, idolized for its vibrant shades and exotic candy-like aroma. This is justified by its flavor, aroma and appearance.

 In terms of flavor, this strain has an essential you would expect from a cannabis strain that smells this good as your taste buds immediately recognize the tangs of grape, berries and other sweet delights.

In terms of appearance, this strain has dense and massive buds which just tie the entire beauty of the strain together: bright green leaves blend seamlessly together with vibrant purple hints that electrify and ignite the energy of this incredible marijuana strain.

This strain also has yellow-orange pistils that curve and twist amongst the leaves, topped off with a thick crystalline THC layer making it seem almost as if a fresh layer of snow has fallen upon the nuggets.

Granddaddy Purple Growing Tips

Many growers have revealed that cultivating Granddaddy Purple is of moderate difficulty, thus making it a challenging task for absolute beginners. The main challenge with growing GDP is being constantly mindful of humidity levels, which need to be around 50%. But it should be noted that Granddaddy Purple is naturally quite resistant to mold, pests, powdery mildew, and diseases, making the growing process relatively low maintenance.

This strain can be grown either indoors or outdoors, but it must have a well-ventilated space to grow in. The GDP crop itself is of the indica variety, so its stature is quite short and densely bushy, making it suitable for low-ceiling spaces inside.  When grown outdoors, GDP does well in a warm, sunny, humid climate, with harvest typically falling around mid-October.

GDP has a flowering time of around 8-11 weeks, and for an indica, this marijuana strain provides decent sized yields of around 19 ounces per plant outdoors, and 17 ounces per meter squared indoors.

Effects of Granddaddy Purple Marijuana

Granddaddy Purple has overwhelming effects on the mind and body, but surprisingly not in a negative way. When this strain is smoked at first, the user will begin to experience full relaxation of  his/her body; he/she might begin to sink into his/her chair or bed, and he/she will  probably get the sensation that he/she can finally feel the weight of his/her own self – if that makes sense.

Users of Granddaddy Purple, should expect to have some of the typical “stoner” traits such as; munchies and couch-lock, which is amazing if for those purposely consuming this marijuana in order to increase appetite or help with sleep issues.

Granddaddy Purple very much acts as a natural sedative and it advisable to consume this marijuana during the evening or late hours of the night, because it certainly is not suited as a morning pick-me-up strain. However, Granddaddy Purple is one of the best indica marijuana strains you can choose from on the market and it is quickly becoming a favorite not only in the U.S. but also across the globe as well.

Medical Benefits of Granddaddy Purple Marijuana

It should be noted that the origins of Granddaddy Purple were for medical patients to use throughout California thus one can be tempted to assume that  that this cannabis strain is packed full of healing elements.

This medicinal strain is utilized for a number of medical conditions and ailments within both the physical and mental realms. Physically, Granddaddy Purps is probably most ideal strain for the treatment of pain, especially for individuals suffering from chronic pain, which is usually extremely debilitating.

This strain is also good for treatment of appetite, insomnia, depression, anxiety and stress.  However, when dealing with a physical condition such as pain, insomnia or lack of appetite,  It is advisable to take a larger than normal dose of this marijuana in order to  experience the full medicinal benefits.

To consume this marijuana with less energy and end up with greater results, it is advisable to consume it in form of Edibles, concentrates, candies, live resin, etc. for those dealing with a mental condition, however, it is advisable to stick to familiar amounts of THC because there’s always a slight risk that anxiety, paranoia or unnecessary fear could result as a reaction to the elevated THC levels..

Possible Negative Side Effects of Granddaddy Purple

Granddaddy Purple also may have a few potentially negative side effects just like any cannabis however few people experience anything scary after consuming this marijuana strain, so the user should not worry about a sudden onset of paranoia, anxiety or overwhelming thoughts. For those who are naturally sensitive to THC-induced paranoia, it is advisable to stay off any potent this strain of any potent marijuana strain and instead opt for strains with less of a gap between the THC and CBD ratio such as Harlequin

However, the majority of consumers  report dry mouth (cotton mouth) and dry eyes after  smoking this marijuana, but these two symptoms are easily  manageable with just a little extra planning and preparation such as simply staying extra hydrated before, during and after consuming   marijuana, and remaining conscious of your overall fluid intake.  It is advisable to keep a bottle of refreshing water nearby at all times during when smoking, especially with a marijuana strain like Granddaddy Purple which is prone to causing couchlock. Also to avoid any unpleasant and unnecessary discomforts that might arise from dry eyes, it is advisable to purchase a container of moisturizing eye drops prior to your consumption of this marijuana strain.

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