Purple Kush Strain — A Must Try For Weed Lovers

The Purple Kush Strain is the love child of indica strains Purple Afghani and Hindu Kush. Originally developed in Oakland, California, this classic strain helps you melt into the sofa while offering both physical and mental relaxation.

Strain Table of Contents

Purple Kush Strain
9Expert Score
Purple Kush Flavor Scale

The Purple Rain strain tastes just as good as it looks, drawing its sweet flavors from foods of the same color.

Sweet berries
Bubble gum

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      Strain Information

      As a pure Indica strain, Purple Kush is one flower you only want to hit when you have nothing else on your schedule for the rest of the day. It was created years ago in a part of Oakland colloquially called Oaksterdam (three guesses on how it got that name). It’s a combo of parent strains Hindu Kush and Purple Afghani, both of which combine to create a strain that’s both sweet and earthy.

      The Purple Kush strain is great to use when you need to settle down and relax. It works similarly to Blueberry OG and Kaya Grape in helping you unwind. Though it doesn’t hit you over the head at first, eventually, you’ll find a peaceful couch-lock that eases away your stress and anxiety. Many also use it for bringing on an appetite and getting to sleep easier.

      Visually, Purple Kush is just as stunning as the name suggests. Its dark, potent buds can almost look black at times, especially in flower that was subjected to cold growing conditions. It’s this fun look that helps this strain pair great with other purply foods and drinks – something you’re sure to find hilarious once you take a few hits.

      Strain Effects

      Couch-lock 91%
      Helps With
      Stress 76%
      Anxiety 73%
      Hunger 50%
      Sleepiness 50%

      Strain Pairings

      Pairs With Music
      Prince - "Purple Rain"
      Prince - "Purple Rain" 75%
      Jimi Hendrix - "Purple Haze"
      Jimi Hendrix - "Purple Haze" 80%
      Juicy J - "Purple Kush"
      Juicy J - "Purple Kush" 75%

      Prince – “Purple Rain” – What gets you more in the purple mood than the Purple One himself?

      Jimi Hendrix – “Purple Haze” – Technically, this song is about the strain “Purple Haze,” but it offers the same chill vibe.

      Juicy J – “Purple Kush” – The bumping beats of this song will have you bopping from the couch.

      Pairs With Food
      Purple potatoes
      Purple potatoes 81%
      Fried eggplant
      Fried eggplant 74%
      Berry pie
      Berry pie 85%

      Purple potatoes – made into fries, of course.

      Fried eggplant – it’s purple underneath the batter.

      Berry pie – with a side of vanilla ice cream.

      Pairs With Spirits
      Fruity red wine
      Fruity red wine 79%
      Purple cocktails
      Purple cocktails 77%
      Butterfly pea-infused spirits
      Butterfly pea-infused spirits 80%

      Fruity red wine – the sweeter, the better.

      Purple cocktails – mix blue curacao and cranberry juice.

      Butterfly pea-infused spirits – just add lemon for a magic purple finish.

      Where The Strain Is Grown

      Purple Kush comes from Oakland, California. This Bay Area city is such a popular place for growing weed that it’s now been dubbed Oaksterdam. Oakland was one of the original places where one could get medical marijuana, as far back as 2005.

      Strain Summary

      As one of the most classic, available purple strains of cannabis, Purple Kush is a must-try for anyone looking to kick back and zone out. The calming indica buzz gradually shifts you into complete mind and body chill.

      And with clear berry and grape flavors, the Purple Kush strain gives your tastebuds something to look forward to. Have your purple-themed snacks and drinks on-hand before you start because you aren’t likely to be going anywhere once the high kicks in.

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      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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      1. […] for people who are looking for a strong high. Secondly, it has a very pleasant flavor, with notes of grape and berry. Finally, it is a very versatile strain, and can be used for a wide variety of purposes, including pain relief, […]

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