Purple Dragon

Written by KindReviews on July 10th, 2010. Posted in B+, Blog, Grasshopper Wellness, Reviews, Sativa-Dominant Hybrid


Purple Dragon Medical Marijuana Strain Review

FromGrasshopper Wellness (on Federal)

Grade: B+

Type: 60/40 Sativa-Dominant, Northern California clone scene cut that is possibly a “selfed” Purple Erkel with Sativa traits, or Blue Dragon x Urkle

Price: $48/8th inc. tax

Appearance:  (8/10)  A very pretty purple strain that looked nicer than some others we’ve seen, this one was immaculately manicured and looked like a typical purple in its color palette.  It was basically perfect texture-wise and was above-average in trich coverage (mostly clear and cloudy, hardly any ambers).

Aroma:  (8/10)  A very stinky and musky example of a Purple strain… the pungent musk carries notes of “dark” fruits like plums and grapes, which really came out after the grind.  In the jar it’s got a nice skunkiness to it as well that adds to the pungency… an impressive bouquet overall, though a little on the “impressive but not exactly pleasurable” side due to the strong musk factor.

Taste: (7/10)  Slight disagreements here, which may have come from getting samples from different nugs/plants…  One reviewer got an almost cotton candy/bubble gum sweetness while another complained of some sizzling and snapping that marred the experience and killed the real flavor a bit.  Based on previous experience with this strain, one reviewer posited that this harvest wasn’t as well flushed, as the ash was murky-looking and the sizzling when burning and degraded taste added weight to that conclusion.  This strain has tasted nicer in the past, with those experiences mostly matching that of the first reviewer… basically, take this taste grade with a grain of salt, as this is an in-house strain and every harvest will vary slightly according to treatment.

Effects:  Definitely strong in Sativa qualities for a purple strain, this one was almost buzzy and energetic throughout the body and behind the eyes.  That subsided fairly quickly though and turned into more of a passive pain relief quality, where one reviewer with back issues was able to work in the garden for nearly 2 hours with no pain to speak of, even after having spasms that morning.  Though it provided quality relief, it didn’t possess much of an actual body feeling (i.e. buzzing, pulsing, warmth), which was a little unique.  It also seemed to have almost no effect on cognition… totally clear-headed and aware, which again is unusual for a purple strain.  This was a great choice for clear-headed relief and it also left our eyes clear and wide open… good “covert” strain that also made us weirdly motivated while being thoroughly relaxed.

Duration:  Medium-Long, 2 – 2.5 hours

Medicinal Traits: (We are NOT doctors – personal opinion ONLY)  Clear-headed relief, body tension/pain relief, motivation

Overall:  Purple Dragon is a very interesting Purple strain, as it lacks many of the trademarks aside from the color and taste.  Instead of an almost narcotic or “druggy” feeling that some Purples create, this one was nicely clear and motivated while still carrying the medicinal qualities that cause many patients to seek out Purple strains.  It was very well grown and manicured, but the flushing issues definitely took it down a notch taste-wise, which is a shame, as the strain itself is extremely tasty and it’s been better in the past.  This strain is a superb choice for those patients who desire pain and tension relief while not feeling (or looking) drugged up or lazy as is often the case with purple strains.

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Comments (5)

  • Gil
    August 13, 2010 at 9:32 am |

    I got the batch that tasted extremely nice, and had some hash made from it the other day that tasted the same. A good choice for sure .

  • rlp
    August 13, 2010 at 9:36 am |

    Yeah I’ve had the strain 4 or 5 times and it was always very tasty, I think this one batch was a little off.

    But yeah, Drew’s been hard at work on a bunch of in-house crosses that look very nice. I’m excited to see where things will be at this time next year. The strain he’s calling Phenotype 4 in particular (think it’s Northern Lights x SAGE) looked great last time I was in.

  • Drobeze
    August 21, 2010 at 9:59 am |

    I got some of this purple dragon it creeps up on ya slowly and it has me relax but my eyes got very red and heavy eyed, was drowsy for a bit then the affect changed to full alert good but weird dookie.

  • avelina mendez
    May 3, 2011 at 4:09 pm |

    This puple dagron is alright. There is anothe good one called WOW and PURPLE PRINCESS and its good too i would rank purpple dragon from a 1-10 like a 8 the wow 10 the purple princess 13 haha lol

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