Granddaddy Purple Strain – Not Really Your Grandpa’s Strain

GRANDDADDY purple strain

The Granddaddy Purple strain also known as “Granddaddy Purp” and “GDP” is a gentle cultivar that’s ideal for beginners. This sweet indica takes on fruity notes from its parents, Big Bud and Purple Urkle. Granddaddy Purple is well known for its relaxing euphoric effects that relieve your stress and help you get a good night’s sleep. This mellow, soothing strain is similar to Kaya Romulan and Blueberry OG, providing joyous relaxation and happiness.

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The irresistible Granddaddy Purple strain has a fruit-forward grape flavor to match its name.


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      Granddaddy Purp Strain Information

      The Granddaddy Purp strain is a heavenly bud from the sun-kissed state of California. With its 1% CBD and 17% THC content, it’s perfect for fighting anxiety, appetite loss, and physical discomfort. As opposed to more potent modern cultivars of indica strains, GDP is a lighter body buzz, one that dulls pain and fights depression while still giving you enough oomph to fight couch lock and be productive.

      Granddaddy Purple Strain Effects

      Relaxed 76%
      Euphoric 72%
      Content 78%
      Helps With
      Migraines 78%
      PTSD 73%
      Anxiety 71%
      Dry mouth
      Dry mouth 50%
      Dry, irritated eyes
      Dry, irritated eyes 50%

      Granddaddy Purple Cannabis Strain Pairings

      Pairs With Music
      Grateful Dead — “Ship of Fools 1974”
      Grateful Dead — “Ship of Fools 1974” 72%
      Medeski Martin & Wood — “Bubble House”
      Medeski Martin & Wood — “Bubble House” 69%
      Chaos Chaos — “Do You Feel It?”
      Chaos Chaos — “Do You Feel It?” 74%

      Grateful Dead — “Ship of Fools 1974”

      No one can imagine a marijuana Granddaddy without immediately picturing Jerry Garcia. Listen to “Ship of Fools” and sink into a classic vibe with this classic strain and this classic song.

      Medeski Martin & Wood — “Bubble House”

      They might be a little on the weird side of jazz, but Medeski Martin & Wood will make you giggle shamelessly while listening to “Bubble House.”

      Chaos Chaos — “Do You Feel It?”

      It’s fun. It’s bouncy. It’s bubbly. It’s the mellow way you’re going to be feeling when you smoke this tranquil Granddaddy Purple strain.

      Pairs With Food
      Tahini or hummus
      Tahini or hummus 93%
      New york-style pizza
      New york-style pizza 71%
      Chocolatey Brownie
      Chocolatey Brownie 77%

      Tahini or hummus — with some carrots or pita. There’s something about this strain that makes the difference in textures super satisfying. That’s why a crunchy carrot with silky hummus and a chewy pita is near perfection with the smooth GDP strain.

      New York-style pizza — big, floppy, and foldable, which is exactly how the Granddaddy Purple strain makes you feel.

      Chocolatey Brownie — deliciously decadent; there’s a reason special brownies have a certain association with Granddaddy Purple.

      Pairs With Spirits
      Mint Julep
      Mint Julep 75%
      Bourbon 76%
      Dark rum
      Dark rum 82%

      Mint Julep — Nicely aromatic with a bite, this is the kind of drink you enjoy on a balcony in the summertime when you’re relaxing in the heat of the evening, and that’s precisely how GDP makes you feel.

      Bourbon — with a little water. Bourbon is a sipping drink you savor. When paired with this strain, GDP reveals the aromatic nature of the bourbon a little more.

      Dark rum — something like a dark and stormy. Not light rum. Dark rum is rum that wants to be rum, and Granddaddy Purple is a strain that wants to rock you to sleep.

      Granddaddy Purple Strain Frequently Asked Questions

      Where does the Granddaddy Purple Weed Strain come from?

      Introduced in 2003 by West Coaster Ken Estes, Granddaddy Purple is extra potent after being crossed back into itself. This hardy plant won the Medical Cup in 2004 and the Green Cup for three consecutive years in 2004, 2005, and 2006.

      How much THC does the Granddaddy Purple strain have?

      Granddaddy Purple has 17% THC.

      What is the Granddaddy Purple strain good for?

      The Granddaddy Purple strain is good for anxiety, depression and pain.

      Is the Granddaddy Purple strain potent?

      The Granddaddy Purple is not as potent or strong as some other strains. It will give you a lighter buzz.

      How much does a gram of Granddaddy Purple cost?

      It depends where you are getting your Granddaddy purp from but it can go from $7 to $8 a gram.

      Does Granddaddy Purple get you high?

      Yes, Granddaddy purple gets you high. It is not as strong of a high as other strains but it is a very nice high.

      Is Grandaddy Purple indica or sativa?

      The Granddaddy purple strain is an indica. 

      GDP Strain Summary

      Find a comfy spot on the sofa and prepare to feel all your troubles melt away in a euphoric haze of relaxation. With an established reputation, Granddaddy Purple is a strain by which all other indicas are judged.

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      JJ Smoak

      Brooklyn native, accent-having, travel lover, wordsmith and bud enthusiast. Versed from the streets of NYC, mixed with some world influence, writer/editor and medical user extraordinaire, JJ is here to tell you like it is and guide you to the finest. Brooklyn's favorite feminine stoner, your neighborhood contributor, wrapping leaves like a bandage and bringing you along for the ride.

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