Undoubtedly, Grand Daddy Purple (GDP) is the strain every weed connoisseur should try at least once. This purple-colored cannabis has an impressive appearance, while its strong indica properties make it one of the most favorite strains among seasoned users. Thanks to its outstanding healing qualities, this weed became a first place winner of the Inglewood Medical Cannabis in 2004, the Denver Cannabis Cup in 2015, and appraised as the best indica strain of the Green Cup in 2004, 2005, and 2006.
However, this strain was not always popular among cannabis consumers. You will be surprised to learn that the Grand Daddy Purple strain is more than twenty years old now, but the cannabis community acknowledged this weed as the most famous of all the purple strains only five years ago. The strain's ancestors had grown on the hills of Northern California for over two decades before Ken Estes introduced this pure indica hybrid after crossing Purple Urkle and Big Bud. Ken’s strain differs from most GDP's cuts with its higher potency, increased effect and resistance.
So, what should you expect from this legendary strain?
Due to its genetic mix, it is quite easy to recognize Grand Daddy Purple among other cannabis strains. Being the product of Purple Urkle, the hybrid received a deep purple hue, while the Big Bud's genes gave the strain dense buds. The buds are abundantly covered with bright orange hairs that provide a nice contrast to the frosted white trichomes, which also blanket this beautiful plant.
To feel the smell of the buds, you will have to break one of them, but it is not as easy to do as you might think, so use a good grinder or a pair of sharp scissors. Ken's Grand Daddy Purp has a complex berry and grape smell, which is also caused by the strain's genetics. Smoking this weed, you will definitely enjoy its sweet fruity taste with earthy undertones.
Most probably, the GDP weed that is available at your local dispensary will have about 17-27% of THC and 0.5-7% of CBD that make this strain one of the most potent indicas. Cannabis users report that this strain is a great choice for night-time use, as it provides them with a heavy body buzz along with a very pleasant cerebral euphoria.
At the beginning of the strain's effect, you will feel energetic, then this feeling will be replaced with calm and drowsiness. Thanks to its great genetics, the hybrid produces no hangover or other side effects, which makes GDP the ideal weed for chatting, laughing, and other types of social activity. Moreover, it will stimulate your appetite, so make sure you have some snacks at hand before smoking GDP.
As it was mentioned above, the strain has great healing qualities, which are highly beneficial for cannabis patients. Grand Daddy Purp might be helpful to people suffering from insomnia, stress, pain, muscle spasms, and lack of appetite. The effect of GDP lasts for several hours, so you will relax and sleep well throughout the night.
If you want to have a great evening in the company of this legendary strain, check out our dispensary map to find the best offer near you.