Purple Punch is an 80/20 indica-dominant hybrid with an average THC content of 18% to 20% and virtually no CBD. This strain’s effects kick off with a fast-hitting slam of mental euphoria that’s quickly followed by an all-consuming, sedating body high that’ll gently carry you into a blissful, peaceful sleep. If you’re not looking to pass out completely, take it slow with this one, as just a few too many tokes will likely have you unconsciously drooling on your couch.
Like most indica-heavy strains, Purple Punch is known for bringing about some serious munchies, which makes it an excellent medicinal choice for tokers with a low appetite. The strain is also widely used for alleviating stress, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, headaches, and insomnia.
Purple Punch Flavor and Aroma
If you were to take a deep breath of Purple Punch and attempt to describe its aroma, you might describe it in the same way you would its color. This strain possesses a complex combination of fragrances, primarily sweet and fruity. However, it also demonstrates faint notes of herbs, and the unmistakable scent of fresh dirt. Somehow, these smells all combine and create a scent you can only describe as “purple.”
Somehow, Purple Punch’s flavor is even juicier. One puff of Purple Punch causes thick, rich smoke to tumble over your taste buds. Every toke is packed with in-your-face flavor, mixing grape, blueberry, candy, and a slightly vanilla taste.
Purple Punch Effects
Thanks to its respectable THC content, which usually clocks in around 20 percent, this strain doesn’t pull punches. As an 80/20 indica-dominant hybrid, Purple Punch exhibits relaxing, nearly sedative properties—more like a pleasantly spiked punch at a party.
These effects could be at least partially thanks to the presence of a significant amount of CBD in this strain, which may exhibit anti-anxiety effects. However, Purple Punch stops short of truly triggering couch-lock thanks to its moderate euphoric and energizing effects.
Other Strains With Purple Punch Genetics
Purple Punch has become such a popular strain among breeders that it’s frequently used as a basis for creating new genetics. If you’re not sure how that works, check out our breakdown on cannabis breeding. Some of the biggest members of the Purple Punch genetic line today are:
- Mimosa: Want to experience one of the most popular descendants of the Purple Punch strain available today? Look no further than Mimosa. A sativa-dominant cross between Clementine and Purple Punch, this strain doesn’t leave much to be desired. It’s perfect for daytime use, with an upbeat and laid-back high. And not only that, but Mimosa also has a sweet, slightly citrus flavor that’s sure to please any brunch aficionado. Don’t just take our word for it, though. You need to experience Mimosa to believe it.
- Granddaddy Purple: We mentioned earlier how Granddaddy Purple is an ancestor of Purple Punch. A heavy-hitter in its own right, Granddaddy Purple is an indica-dominant, Mendo Purps and Skunk cross strain that exhibits just as much vibrant purple color as Purple Punch does. With an enjoyable, relaxing high and gushing grape flavor, we highly recommend you check out Granddaddy Purple for yourself.
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