Purple Dragon Medical Marijuana Strain Review
From: Grasshopper Wellness (on Federal)
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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