Different types of weed.
different types of weed.
Different types of weed
Introduced in 2003 by Ken Estes, Granddaddy Purple (or GDP) is a famous indica cross between Purple Urkle and Big Bud. This California staple inherits a complex grape and berry aroma from its Purple Urkle parent, while Big Bud passes on its oversized, compact bud structure. GDP flowers bloom in shades of deep purple, a contrastive backdrop for its snow-like dusting of white crystal resin.
Its potent effects are clearly detectable in both mind and body, delivering a fusion of cerebral euphoria and physical relaxation. While your thoughts may float in a dreamy buzz, your body is more likely to find itself fixed in one spot for the duration of GDP’s effects. Like most heavy indica varieties, Granddaddy Purple is typically pulled off the shelf for consumers looking to combat pain, stress, insomnia, appetite loss, and muscle spasms. GDP blesses growers with massive commercial yields which are ready for harvest following a 60 day flowering time indoors.
Cultivating Granddaddy Purple is of moderate difficulty, making it a challenging task for absolute beginners, but doable by growers with moderate to professional experience with the cannabis crop. Primarily, the main challenge with GDP is being constantly mindful of the humidity levels, which need to be around 50%. Other than this factor, Granddaddy Purple is naturally quite resistant to mold, pests, powdery mildew and diseases, so this side of the growing process will be relatively low maintenance. It can be grown either indoors or outdoors, but must have a well-ventilated space to thrive in. The crop itself is of the indica variety, so its stature is quite short and densely bushy, making it suitable for low-ceiling spaces inside. Outdoors, GDP prefers a warm, sunny and humid climate, with harvest typically falling around mid-October. The flowering time for Granddaddy Purple is 8-11 weeks, and for an indica, this cannabis strain provides decent sized yields, with a result of around 19 ounces per plant outdoors, and 17 ounces per meter squared indoors. Overall, it is worth growing if a high yielding indica is what you desire.
Medical Benefits of Granddaddy Purple
The simple fact that the origins of Granddaddy Purple were for medical patients to use throughout California, you can expect that this cannabis strain is packed full of healing elements; that assumption is in no way wrong. GDP is utilized for a number of medical conditions and ailments, within both the physical and mental realms. Physically, Granddaddy Purps is probably most relied on for the numbing of pain, especially for individuals suffering from chronic pain, which can be extremely debilitating. Additionally, lack of appetite, insomnia, depression, anxiety and stress can all discover relief with the help of this cannabis plant. When dealing with a physical condition such as pain, insomnia or lack of appetite, a larger than normal dose of this cannabis may be in order to experience the full medicinal benefits. Edibles, concentrates, candies, live resin, etc. are all methods of consumption that require less energy with greater results. If dealing with a mental condition, however, sticking to familiar amounts of THC intake may be more suitable, because there’s always a slight risk that anxiety, paranoia or unnecessary fear could result as a reaction to high THC levels. Know your limits and stick to them.
Possible Negative Side Effects of Granddaddy Purple
Simply adding to its already long list of pros, in addition to being well-rounded and all around medicinal, Granddaddy Purple also has few negative side effects. Few people experience anything scary after consuming this cannabis strain, so you won’t have to worry about a sudden onset of paranoia, anxiety or overwhelming thoughts. If you are naturally sensitive to THC-induced paranoia, then you may want to stay away from GDP and any potent cannabis strain for that matter, and instead opt for strains with less of a gap between the THC and CBD ratio, (Harlequin is a sufficient example). The majority of individuals report experiencing dry mouth (cotton mouth) and dry eyes after intaking some of this marijuana, but these two symptoms are effortlessly manageable with just a little extra planning and preparation. The number one solution to keeping cotton mouth at bay, is staying extra hydrated before, during and after your consumption of cannabis, and remaining conscious of your overall fluid intake. Keep a bottle of refreshing water nearby at all times during your high, especially with a cannabis strain like Granddaddy Purple which is prone to causing couchlock. If you have the bottle nearby already, you will have no excuse to not drink from it. By purchasing a container of moisturizing eye drops prior to your consumption, you can avoid any unpleasant and unnecessary discomforts that might arise from dry eyes later on. For most cannabis strains, a bottle of water and eyedrops are survival type items that can far too often end up becoming an experience-saving necessity.