When people hear of Purple Candy, sweet and nice-tasting things come to mind. And, indeed, this cannabis is such a treat to the senses. Don’t think its effects are soft and subtle, though, as this creeper can knock even veterans off their feet.
The strain’s exact background is still open to question. But, it is widely believed to be an Indica-heavy cross between Mendocino Purps and BC Sweet Tooth. Its place of origin, although also not verified, is assumed to be British Columbia. Regardless of the uncertainties, one thing is for sure, this beauty is a must-try for those who want satisfactory mind and body buzz.
Due to the potency of the mysterious weed, novice smokers are strongly advised to stay away from it. The ganja’s high THC level can produce psychoactive effects. Whereas its Indica content is powerful enough to kick users straight to dreamland. Not completely unfriendly to the inexperienced, rookie growers are welcome to raise it. The hardy plant is a pleasure to grow whether indoors or outdoors.
<td colspan=”2″ width=”623″><strong>Purple Candy</strong></td>
<td width=”226″>Genetic Lineage</td>
<td width=”397″>BC Sweet Tooth x Mendocino Purps </td>
<td width=”226″>Sativa / Indica Ratio</td>
<td width=”397″>Indica-dominant (percentage not verified) </td>
<td width=”226″>THC %</td>
<td width=”397″>15% to 19% </td>
<td width=”226″>CBD %</td>
<td width=”397″>0.01% to 0.10% </td>
<td width=”397″>Cool to warm climate </td>
<td width=”226″>Flowering Period</td>
<td width=”397″>8 to 9 weeks / Early October </td>
<td width=”226″>Average Yield</td>
<td width=”397″>350 to 400 grams/m2 / 500 grams/plant </td>
<h2>Odor and Flavors</h2>
Who does not love the sweet scent and taste of candy? Probably not a lot which is why Purple Candy is such an in demand joint. The pungent fragrance of the dope is mostly of sweet grape. Its flavor, however, is much more diverse and enticing. Apart from the obvious sweet candy and grape tang, a bit of berry and honey undertones also turn up.
There’s more to love about Purple Candy than just its palatableness. It’s an extremely relaxing Indica herb with a mind high that can satisfy even Sativa lovers.
On first puff, users will feel an uplifting high that will turn psychedelic swiftly. Colors appear more vivid, while sounds seem amplified. Everything and anything just become more alive. Besides the trance-like flight, one would also go into deep, intense thinking. Some become analytical, others think about life in general.
After a couple of minutes, smokers will start to notice a creeping calm sensation. And, before they know it, the extreme tranquilizing effect has already taken over their entire body. They’d most certainly soften into the couch or the bed and laze while happily lost in thoughts.
Although seasoned smokers may consume this hard-hitting weed in social gatherings, it must be somewhere they can safely doze off. They’ll feel chatty and even hungry, but, ultimately, the heavy body buzz will send them into profound slumber.
Purple Candy is a delight, no doubt! Even so, it also has downsides. It has a high THC content which can lead to paranoia or anxiety for inexperienced or vulnerable users. In addition, some may also experience bouts of dizziness due to its impressive sedating effects and intense consciousness-expanding high. Though these encounters are rare, some individuals should proceed with caution.
The herb can also cause the drying of the eyes and mouth, as do all other strains. If not remedied, there is a big chance that a mild headache may develop. So make sure to stay hydrated at all times.
<h2>Medical Use and Benefits</h2>
Recreational users love Purple Candy as it can be very relaxing after a tough day. Fortunately, it has also made its way into the medical cannabis world.
Being Indica-heavy, this dope can help relax muscles and manage joint and body pains. As such, it is useful to people suffering from arthritis, eye pressure, PMS, and uncontrollable muscle spasms just to name a few.
Moreover, Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy also find relief in taking this joint. It eases the pain they experience regularly. Since the treatment also cause loss of appetite, the herb’s munchies effect helps them regain their penchant for food. Eventually, they’ll start to gain weight and improve their health. This is also the case with persons battling eating disorders.
Furthermore, the ganja’s amazing sativa-THC pair helps patients struggling with psychological burdens. It alleviates the symptoms of anxiety, stress, depression, and PTSD. With its ability to uplift the mood and shower positive thoughts, the weed is a great companion to avoid the lows.
Lastly, Insomniacs are in love with this marijuana for its potent sedative composition. It helps prepare them for dreamland in a matter of minutes if consumed in large doses.
<h2>Growing White Widow</h2>
Aptly named Purple Candy, the cannabis does indeed showcase a purple appearance. The plant is easy to spot because of its pretty, large, colorful flowers. Its dense buds look like little pine cones with shades of green, amber and purple. Trichomes blanket the entire herb giving it a shimmering effect. And, its wonderful dark green leaves may show some patches of purple too.
The shrub is relatively easy to grow. Indoors, this strain thrives in SOG setup which also shortens its vegetative phase. Shower it with ample nutrients and use grow lights for it will surely prosper. To make the buds achieve a purple color, exposing the plant in cold temperature does the trick. Watch the tasty beauty flower for 8 to 9 weeks and, by harvest time, enjoy a yield of 350 to 400 grams per square meter.
The stunner can also flourish in alfresco style, but one must keep a watchful eye for frosts. The good news is, it is not high-maintenance so beginners may want to try their luck. And, although the cannabis loves the sun, it can endure a somewhat unfriendly weather. If all goes well, expect to dry and cure a hefty produce of about 500 grams by early October.
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