Updated January 21, 2021
By the Cannabis Ontario team
In 1967, Jimi Hedrix released a global hit song called ‘Purple Haze’. Soon after, cannabis enthusiasts decided to use its name for a cross between Purple Thai and Haze weed strains. This iconic strain has held global acclaim for over half a century. In fact, the Purple Haze weed strain is one of the most sought after strains in Canada.
Due to its parent strains — Purple Thai and Haze — this marijuana species is Sativa-dominant (85% Sativa and 15% Indica). Its buds display vivid lavender hues owing to the presence of purple hairs on their surface. These buds grow to medium or large sizes and are covered with trichomes (THC) and resin. They have a pungent, earthy aroma with undertones of berries.
A balanced blend of cerebral and physical stimulation also continues to make this weed strain a fan favourite. It is popular among users that need to get work done with focus, energy and/or creativity. Additionally, it acts as a social lubricant. Users enjoy the nudge it gives them to overcome their reservations in social settings and make friends.
In medicine, the effects of this weed strain are used to treat various issues. As it enhances focus, doctors use it to treat attention deficit disorders. It treats anxiety, stress and depression thanks to its soothing qualities. Moreover, it can treat chronic fatigue.
Today, you can easily obtain this cannabis strain via dispensaries online. At Cannabis Ontario, we provide easy access to some of the best recreational and medical weed dispensaries around. You can pick and choose your favourite cannabis store in Windsor, Toronto, Ottawa, and any other city in Ontario Canada.
Purple Haze gives off a strong, sweet, earthy aroma with hints of berries. Its smoke is smooth and tastes like spices and berries.
Buds appear long and dense, tapering in the shape of peppers. Their colour scheme is a mix of bright green with shades of purple. The purple colour arises from a layer of dark and light purple hairs on their surfaces. The buds also have a fine layer of frost-white, trichomes and resin. These make them sticky to the touch and add a shine to their surfaces.
This marijuana strain grows well both indoors and outdoors. For outdoor growers, the warm, sunny weather of the Mediterranean region is most ideal. However, the plant can still grow in a cooler northern climate. Expect harvests of about 14 ounces per plant towards the end of October.
Growing this weed strain indoors involves considerable maintenance. Therefore, beginners should avoid making this their first option. Though the strain is resistant to disease, growers must ensure it has adequate nutrients and light. Experienced farmers recommend shocking the plant with exposure to cold before it flowers. This stimulates anthocyanin production, which gives Purple Haze its signature colour. Yields indoors reach about 19 ounces per square meter.
The high from this cannabis strain features balanced effects on the body and mind. Users feel an uplifting sense of euphoria early on. This euphoric sensation comes with an enhanced focus and a surge of creative energy. Therefore, users are capable of performing complex analyses or creating abstract concepts. A deep feeling of contentment and roundedness provides the emotional background for all this mental stimulation.
The cerebral high is accompanied by an energizing body buzz. Unlike Indica-dominant strains that cause couch-lock and sluggishness, users can even exercise. Furthermore, this strain lowers social inhibitions. Thus, users become more talkative and willing to interact with those around them.
This marijuana strain effectively treats a number of ailments. Doctors frequently prescribe it for patients with anxiety, depression and stress. This is because Purple Haze significantly enhances their moods while calming their minds. Doctors also treat attention deficit disorders because it enhances focus. In some cases of chronic fatigue, this Sativa-dominant strain is an effective treatment. Its energizing effects allow patients to stay awake and active.
Common physical side effects are dry eyes and cottonmouth. Using moisturizing eye drops can easily address the former. Drinking enough water before, during and after consuming this strain deals with cottonmouth.
Mental side effects include heightened anxiety and paranoia. Should you experience any of these, it is important you cease using marijuana and seek medical advice.
Though many weed strains exist now, Purple Haze remains a respected veteran. Just like Jimi Hendrix’s music, it continues to survive in the hearts of many. With its perfect blend of beauty and utility, it’s not hard to see why. Whether you want to plot maps of galaxies or paint landscapes, it offers a memorable, empowering high. Order some from your nearest dispensary today! So browse through the CannabisOntario dispensary list and find the perfect cannabis store for you. You can find top-rated cannabis dispensaries, mail order marijuana, and same day marijuana delivery in Richmond Hill, and throughout the rest of the great Province of Ontario.
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