Purple Haze is a sativa-leaning strain that takes its name from its lineage and from Jimi Hendrix’s 1967 song. This bud is thought to be a distinct phenotype of staple strain Haze, although some cannabis enthusiasts trace its lineage to a cross between Haze and an unspecified purple-flowering indica. In any case, the bud offers mentally stimulating effects as well as a complex, berry-like taste.
Purple Haze makes its appeal clear right off the bad, with medium to large-sized flowers that maintain a spade-like form, tapering down from a broad base to a pointed tip. True to their sativa heritage, these buds have a relatively loose structure, with their soft and fluffy-looking leaves spiraling loosely outward from their central stems. The leaves themselves are a patchwork of mossy green and the deep purple that gives this strain its name. Finally, these flowers are coated in sticky trichomes, accounting for their psychoactivity.
This strain is a cultivar with uncertain origins. Its name first appeared around the time that purple LSD caps — also called Purple Haze — were sold in the 1960s and 70s. The potent flower earned the name thanks to its vividly violet buds and trichome density.
According to Sam the Skunkman, the strain originated in Colombia, a phenotype of the standardized Haze cultivar he bred during that time frame.
It is one of several Original Haze phenotypes to descend from stabilized Columbian seeds that were cultivated by the Haze Brothers, according to Royal Queen Seeds. Purple Haze became the most popular of these phenotypes, leading to several hybrids and variations over the following decades.
This cannabis strain is an old school favorite that made it’s presence known in the 1970’s. Named after a Jimi Hedrix song that is about a high grade L.S.D., the Sativa qualities of Purple Haze will definitely put you in a “Haze” and leave you feeling happy. Purple Haze is great for patients that need relief from depression, stress and pain.