Purple Voodoo (The Releaf Center)

Written by KindReviews on December 4th, 2010. Posted in A-, Blog, Grades, Hybrid, Indica-Dominant Hybrid, MMCs, Reviews, The Releaf Center

Purple Voodoo Medical Marijuana Strain Review

From: The Releaf Center

Grade: A-

Type: Near-50/50 hybrid, Double Purple Doja x Urkle x Purple Cheese

Price: $45/8th + tax

Appearance: (7/10)  Dark-looking overall, it did have some fringes of purple coloration along with brick red pistils.  The most distinctive part about this strain was its gigantic cone-shaped calyxes — something about that structure and the dryness level made it crumble to dust when ground and almost sound like packing peanuts when being broken up.  It did appear to hermie slightly (small seed pods), but it didn’t seem to affect the smoking experience that much.

Aroma: (6/10)  This sample didn’t seem to have much smell at all, even when ground up.  The only thing we really got was a musky vegetation with a hint of pine… not a bad smell, but just nothing noteworthy.

Taste: (5.5/10)  Like the aroma, it was again not pungent at all, just tasting slightly spicy and vegetal — it didn’t carry any bad tastes, but it didn’t do anything for us. The smoke was moderately harsh and burned the throat slightly.  The final ash was a very light gray, so the flush didn’t seem to be the cause of the lacking flavor.

Effects: This strain felt like a true hybrid where the first part of the experience was fairly Sativa in nature, and the latter half was Indica in nature.  The onset was especially quick, likely due in part to the dryness level — the initial potency was bordering on overwhelming, even for our veteran review staff.  Lots of head and eye pressure fluctuations and a floaty mental state combined with a relaxed, positive feeling overall set the stage for the heavier 2nd half, which was dominated by a fairly sedate and focused mental state.  It was functional beyond the first 45 minutes or so, but we’d probably not recommend it to beginners simply for the strong start.

Duration: Long, 2.5 – 3 hours

Medicinal Traits: (We are NOT doctors – personal opinion ONLY)  Appetite stimulation, general relaxation, mixed results with muscle relaxation and back pain (some said it helped, others didn’t get relief), and some mood elevation.

Overall: While the bag appeal overall was sub-par on this one, with a very neutral taste and smell palate, the effects certainly redeemed it.  Very potent to start, and keeping up at a fairly high level through 2 hours, the effects were definitely hybrid in nature, covering the spectrum through the duration.  We’d recommend this one as a daytime Indica that leaves you feeling able to function.  It seems as if this strain has a greater potential than was seen here, just because there was just nothing to offer in the taste/smell department — but the effects were nothing to sneeze at.

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Comments (4)

  • J
    December 5, 2010 at 12:15 am |

    I have found that this strain helps me with my severe bouts of nausea and anxiety. FYI

  • rlp
    December 5, 2010 at 12:17 am |

    Thank you for the feedback!

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