Strain Spotlight: Granddaddy Purple

Strain Spotlight: Granddaddy Purple

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Curious about what Granddaddy Purple has to offer?

Also known as "Granddaddy Purps," "Purple Urkle," and just "GDP," this strain has been a favorite among cannabis enthusiasts for over two decades- and for good reason. In this article, we'll dive into Granddaddy Purple's origins, terpene profile, effects, and more. So, whether you're familiar with hemp products or just getting started, keep reading to learn all about this popular strain.

Origins of the Granddaddy Purple Strain

The Golden Gate Bridge at Sunset, San Francisco , CA

Grand Daddy Purple first arrived on the cannabis scene around 2003, and like the vast majority of contemporary strains, it originates from California. Regarding lineage, GDP came from a cross of Mendo Purps, Skunk, and Afghan from well-known grower Ken Estes. In other words, two hybrids and an indica. 

Since its debut, Grand Daddy Purple has gone on to win the fondness of cannabis connoisseurs, winning the "Best U.S. Indica Flower" category for High Time's 2015 Cannabis Cup in Denver, and rumor has it that it's one of Snoop Dogg's favorite strains.

As marijuana, it has high THC with a flowering time of roughly 8-10 weeks.
 

Is Granddaddy Purple Indica or Sativa?

Here's the thing about indica versus sativa: whether these categorizations are still relevant is largely debatable.

This is partially due to the excessive crossbreeding within the cannabis industry, and the fact that U.S. law defines hemp as "Cannabis sativa L." even though hemp renditions of "indica" strains exist. Even among scientists, the jury is out on whether these two are different species or the same (in 2021 scientists studied over 100 cannabis samples and found them to be genetically indistinct and found them to be genetically indistinct). 

Now, technicalities aside, the average layperson who partakes in cannabis will consider GDP an indica, primarily due to the phenotype (the scientific word for "look") of the plant and associated effects, which we'll cover next. 

Granddaddy Purple Strain Effects

When discussing the specific effects or "side effects" of any strain, it's best to take it with a grain of salt because everyone will have their own experiences with different plant profiles. However, many cannabis enthusiasts will describe the primary effects of Grand Daddy Purple as:
These qualities make Grand Daddy Purple the perfect companion for going out to a live show that's more on the chill/mellow side or lowkey physical relaxation curled up with a good book, snacks, and music. 

Granddaddy Purple Terpenes

You're probably familiar with how different plants have distinct scents, but you may not know that these scents come from naturally occurring plant compounds called "terpenes" or just "terps" for short. Terpenes appear in various fruits, vegetables, and even trees. Most notably, these compounds appear in cannabis and may modulate the way THC behaves, which plays a role in the distinct aroma and effects of a strain. 

Below is a list of the dominant terpenes in our Grand Daddy Purple products, as well as the associated flavor of each:
  • Myrcene - "herbal"
  • Caryophyllene - "peppery" 
  • Humulene - "spicy"
Like all facets of cannabis research, what we know about terpenes and THC is still in its infancy because of decades of prohibitionist stances. However, when it comes to myrcene, a 2021 study suggests that it may help cannabinoids cross the blood-brain barrier more effectively

Grand Daddy Purple Products

live rosin gummies package with a single gummy on a wooden night stand with reading glasses and a book in dim lighting

So now that you know about where Grand Daddy Purple comes from, its general effects, and its terpene profile, what's next? When it comes to cannabis, hands-on learning beats simply reading about or hearing about something any day of the week.

Below, you'll find our current selections of Grand Daddy Purple products that you can order with free and fast delivery. 

Grand Daddy Purple - 2g THCA Liquid Diamond Disposable

Composed of a medley featuring THCA liquid diamonds, Delta-8 THC, and HHC, our 2g Granddaddy Purple Disposable offers this indica's complex grape and berry hints in an inhalable format. 
  • Cannabinoid Content: ~2,000mg per disposable
  • Best For: All levels of experience
  • Effects: Faster onset, lower strength, lower duration
  • Concentrate: Live Resin

Grand Daddy Purple | Blueberry 25mg Delta-9 Live Rosin Gummies

These High Times Hemp Cup award-winning 25mg Delta-9 gummies feature GDP live rosin with a natural blueberry flavor. 
  • Cannabinoid Content: 25mg Delta-9 THC per gummy
  • Best For: Moderate/experienced enthusiasts
  • Effects: Slow onset, higher strength, longer duration
  • Concentrate: Live Rosin

Grand Daddy Purple | Blueberry 5mg 1:1 Delta-9 Live Rosin Gummies

Featuring the same award-winning flavor and live rosin from the same strain, our 5mg option features a 1:1 ratio of Delta-9 THC to CBD, offering a lighter touch and smoother onset of effects. 
  • Cannabinoid Content: 5mg Delta-9 THC, 5mg CBD per gummy
  • Best For: Beginner enthusiasts
  • Effects: Slow onset, higher strength, longer duration
  • Concentrate: Live Rosin

Discovery Packs

Why settle for just one strain? If Grand Daddy Purple isn't the only strain you're curious about, we offer Discovery Packs featuring two indica gummies and two sativa gummies with the same THC levels to help you find your favorite. 

"Grand Daddy Purple hemp?" 

closeup of blueberries and live rosin gummies

Yes. From an outside perspective, it can seem quite confusing, but here's the thing: hemp and marijuana are the same species. The only difference between the two cannabis variants is the concentration of Delta-9 THC, a crucial factor that affects legality.

Grand Daddy Purple hemp is cannabis bred from the "original" Grand Daddy Purple strain to have a Farm Bill-compliant concentration of Delta-9 THC by dry weight

We then use this hemp version of Grand Daddy Purp to carry on the strain's indica-dominant terpene profile to our products. 

Final Thoughts

Grand Daddy Purple is a favorite among indica strains loved by casual enthusiasts and cannabis legends alike. It's the perfect strain for physical effects when dialing it down a notch that pairs nicely with meals. As mentioned, we have a wide array of Grand Daddy Purple products, from edibles to vapes. And we hope the knowledge you've gained from this blog serves you well in your cannabis journey. 

Until next time, happy exploring and Mind Your Mind. 

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