20 Best Purple Weed Strains [2020]

While the regular green cannabis is still widely popular, more and more users are becoming fascinated with the purple cannabis strains, partly due to their unique coloring. 

Although it’s still unknown whether the purple strains are better than their green cousins, it’s undeniable how interesting your selection of cannabis plants would appear with a few purple strains.

With that said, here are some of the best purple cannabis strains available on the market these days. Check them out below.

 

#1.Purple Kush

The Purple Kush cannabis strain is considered as an almost 100% pure Indica strain whose easy ability to grow indoors and outdoors makes it a popular choice among growers. It features a frosty purple appearance that makes any selection of cannabis plants interesting.

In terms of content, the Purple Kush strain contains a higher level of THC – at around 22%, making it a potent strain that’s ideal for more veteran users than beginners. It produces a euphoric effect once smoked, allowing you to feel blissful upon use.

Moreover, considering it’s an almost 100% pure Indica strain, it also has a potent relaxing effect which can help you feel more calm and peaceful. This is because Indica strains contain higher levels of THC which produces a relaxing effect on the human body.

Because of this, the Purple Kush can also be used to alleviate pain and regulate sleep due to its relaxing effects.

Features

  • Indica strain
  • 22% THC level
  • Growing period: 7 to 8 weeks
  • Can be grown both indoors and outdoors
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate

 

#2.Purple Haze

The Purple Haze strain is probably one of the most popular strains available, with musicians like Jimmy Hendrix even dedicating a song to it. It’s a hybrid strain that combines the Haze and Purple Thai strains, providing you with a unique cannabis strain that’s 70% Sativa and 30% indica.

Sativa is known for being more stimulating than relaxing, allowing it to be used for boosting energy levels and improving focus.

This purple cannabis strain is easy enough to cultivate, making it a user-friendly strain for novice growers. Moreover, it’s also naturally pest- and disease-resistant, contributing to its beginner-friendly cultivation.

In terms of the strain itself, it offers an earthy yet sweet flavor that will surely uplift your mood – something the Purple Haze strain is well-known for. It contains a THC level of 20% that accounts for its ability to improve one’s mood. Aside from uplifting your mood, it’s also great for alleviating symptoms of anxiety, stress, fatigue, and even ADHD.

Features

  • Predominantly a Sativa strain
  • 20% THC level
  • Growing time: 9 to 10 weeks
  • Can be grown both indoors and outdoors
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy

 

#3.Grand Daddy Purple or “GDP”

For those chasing after the euphoria that cannabis can give them, the Grand Daddy Purple or “GDP” strain can be a great option for them. Originating from the West Coast, this purple cannabis strain is popular for providing users with long-lasting highs as well as growers with bigger yields.

The GDP is a pure Indica strain which means it offers a more relaxing effect than stimulating, effectively calming your nerves and relaxing your mind and body. Although it has a high THC content at 23%, it’s not too potent so beginners wouldn’t be overwhelmed by its effects.

For its effects, it’s often used in the medical field to treat conditions like stress, pain, and anxiety. It can even help regulate sleep, helping those with insomnia sleep better.

It’s derived from the cannabis strains Big Bug and Purple Urkle – both of which are popular among growers and users alike. Lower temperatures bring out the beautiful purple color of this strain but it’s something that can thrive in almost any climate.

Features

  • Pure Indica strain
  • 23% THC level
  • Growing time: 8 to 10 weeks
  • Can be grown both indoors and outdoors
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy

 

#4.Purple Power

If the GDP’s high isn’t long enough, then check out the effects of the Purple Power cannabis strain. Derived from the Skunk#1 and Dutch Dope strains, this purple cannabis strain was designed to thrive in cooler climates such as those found in the Northern regions of Europe.

As such, it thrives more outdoors than indoors but it’s possible to grow them indoors as well. It has a striking purple color that will awe and amaze those who see it. As for difficulty, the Purple Power strain is fairly easy to cultivate, making it a beginner-friendly strain for novice growers.

In terms of content, it has around 22% THC content but this can vary from plant to plant. Nevertheless, it produces a whole-body high that will have you feeling happy and content. It’s a strain that’s composed of 50% indica and 50% Sativa.

However, its effects are derived primarily from its Indica strain parent, therefore, providing you with more relaxing effects. It can be used to alleviate symptoms of anxiety, stress, and pain from conditions like migraine and arthritis.

Features

  • 50% indica, 50% Sativa
  • 22% THC level
  • Growing time: 10 to 12 weeks
  • Predominantly grown outdoors
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy

 

#5.Purple Widow

Another well-known and well-loved cannabis strains worldwide, the Purple Widow is derived from two other well-known strains – the Purple Power and the White Widow strains. It’s a hybrid strain that’s predominantly Indica, composing 55% of the strain, while the remaining 45% is Sativa.

What many love about the Purple Widow is its ability to provide you with a trippy effect – something that it inherited from its purple parent. Meanwhile, the relaxing yet energizing characteristics of this strain were inherited from its other parent, the White Widow.

It contains a THC level of anywhere between 19% to 22%, giving users a long-lasting euphoric high. It’s easy to grow, allowing novice cultivators to grow this strain. It’s also capable of thriving in various environments, allowing you to grow it both indoors and outdoors.

The Purple Widow is often used to help alleviate stress, inflammation, nausea, and anxiety.

Features

  • 55% indica, 45% Sativa
  • 19 to 22% THC level
  • Growing time: 8 to 10 weeks
  • Can be grown both indoors and outdoors
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy

 

#6.Purple Urkle

As mentioned earlier on this list, the Purple Urkle strain is one of the most well-known cannabis strains worldwide. It’s often used as medicinal marijuana due to its ability to relieve the symptoms of various medical conditions, both physical and mental.

It has a THC content of 21% and is considered a very potent strain which is why it’s often used as a tranquilizer as well. The Purple Urkle strain is considered as the one that started the purple cannabis craze due to its potency and ability to induce a highly relaxed state.

This is due to its composition as a nearly pure Indica strain which is known for its highly relaxing effects on the human body.

Like the others, it’s easy to cultivate strain, making it a good choice for beginner growers with little experience in the cultivation of marijuana. It can be grown both indoors and outdoors, allowing you more versatility in the location of its cultivation.

As a medical marijuana strain, it’s used to treat a wide variety of conditions, ranging from physical ailments like joint pain and migraines to mental conditions like mood disorders, anxiety, and stress.

Features

  • Nearly pure Indica strain
  • 21% THC level
  • Growing time: 10 to 12 weeks
  • Can be grown both indoors and outdoors
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy

 

#7.Purple Afghani

The Purple Afghani offers an experience reminiscent of relaxing on a tropical island, with its citrusy smell and tropical aftertaste. Derived from Kush strains from Pakistan and Afghanistan, this strain requires a warm and/or hot environment to grow and thrive.

Nevertheless, with the right conditions, this strain is easy enough to cultivate which can be ideal for novice growers. It’s a predominantly Indica strain that offers feelings of relaxation and sometimes, sleepiness.

Because of this, many use it to help with their sleep issues like insomnia and even mental conditions like stress and anxiety. It has a slightly lower THC content between 15 to 18%, offering less of a high and more of a relaxed state.

It can also be used to help with pain and post-traumatic stress disorder, relaxing the body enough to alleviate both physical and mental pain.

Features

  • Indica strain
  • 15 to 18% THC level
  • Growing time: 10 to 12 weeks
  • Can be grown both indoors and outdoors
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy

 

#8.Ayahuasca Purple

The Ayahuasca Purple combines the strains Master Kush and Red River Delta, resulting in a powerful strain that offers immense relaxing effects on its users. It’s a nearly 100% pure Indica strain which means it has a more relaxing effect than energizing.

It contains a THC level of about 21% which means it offers enough potency to induce feelings of not just relaxation but also mood improvement and euphoria. Although it’s slightly more difficult to grow than the other strains, it’s still adaptive enough to grow and thrive in both indoor and outdoor growing conditions.

As a nearly pure Indica strain, the Ayahuasca Purple cannabis strain offers relief from conditions like chronic pain, anxiety, stress, insomnia, and sometimes even depression.

Features

  • Nearly 100% pure Indica strain
  • 21% THC level
  • Growing time: 8 to 9 weeks
  • Can be grown both indoors and outdoors
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate

 

#9.Purple Haze x Malawi

While most on this list have been predominantly indica so far, the Purple Haze x Malawi is different. Composed of nearly 100% Sativa cannabis strain, it offers powerful and long-lasting energizing effects on users.

As the name suggests, this strain is bred from the Killer Malawi and Purple Haze strains.

It’s considered one of the most excellent purple cannabis strains due to its large size and yield as well as its potent effects on the human body. 

Due to its size, it’s best grown outdoors. Don’t worry though as it offers amazing resistance to pests and mold, ensuring that your plant thrives even while outdoors. Additionally, because it can grow up to 3 meters tall, it takes a bit longer to grow but its cultivation is easy enough that even beginner growers can handle it.

It contains a THC level of about 15 to 22% which produces powerful energizing effects. 

Features

  • 100% Sativa strain
  • 15 to 22% THC level
  • Growing time: 13 to 15 weeks
  • Can be grown both indoors and outdoors
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy

 

#10.Purple Pineberry

Going back to predominantly Indica strains next is the Purple Pineberry cannabis strain. It’s composed of predominantly Indica at a ratio of about 80% indica to 20% Sativa. It’s another easy to cultivate purple cannabis strain, thriving in both indoor and outdoor conditions.

It’s a less common type of marijuana strain, with most of the information surrounding it still a mystery. Nevertheless, it’s considered a must-try for enthusiasts due to its ability to induce a strong high without overpowering the senses.

As an indica strain, it offers highly relaxing effects that calm both the body and mind. Moreover, with above-average levels of CBD, it also offers various medicinal effects as well.

It contains a THC level of about 19 to 22%, with the CBD at around 1.3%. With this strain, you can experience improved mood and immense relaxation.

Features

  • Predominantly Indica strain
  • 19 to 22% THC level
  • Growing time: 8 to 10 weeks
  • Can be grown both indoors and outdoors
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy

 

#11.Purple Trainwreck

If you’re looking for a more “trippy” effect, then the Purple Trainwreck is the perfect strain to add to your selection. Combining the strains Trainwreck and Mendo Purps, this particular purple cannabis strain offers a colorful appearance that will surely catch everyone’s attention.

It’s primarily grown indoors due to its love of warmer temperatures but outdoors work as well, provided you give it plenty of nutrients and fertilizer. It’s an easy-to-cultivate strain that beginner growers can work with.

Although it’s an indica strain, it offers a euphoric effect, lifting your mood and stimulating the brain. It offers relaxing effects as well, allowing it to help alleviate symptoms of stress, anxiety, pain, and even insomnia and depression.

It has a THC content of around 15 to 17% which is lower than the others, making it less potent. Nevertheless, it’s a strain that can give you a pleasant buzz should you want it.

Features

  • Predominantly Indica strain
  • 15 to 17% THC level
  • Growing time: 8 to 9 weeks
  • Mostly grown indoors
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy

 

#12.Purple #1

Purple #1 is considered as one of the oldest strains of purple cannabis worldwide, with its first appearance dating back to the 1980s. It’s composed of an equal half of Sativa and indica and was initially designed to thrive in the Dutch climate.

As one of the most established strains of purple cannabis in the world, Purple #1 has been combined with other cannabis strains to create new and more interesting combinations. Although it contains only 11% of THC, it’s a fast-acting type so it gives you a pleasant buzz immediately after smoking it.

Due to its unique engineering of combining Purple Afghani with other Sativa and indica strains, it’s naturally resistant to cold weather. This allowed it to thrive in the harsh weather conditions of the Netherlands. 

Because of this, it’s more advised to grow it outdoors as indoor cultivation of this strain requires a bit more expertise.

It offers a powerful and fast-acting high that simultaneously relaxes and stimulates your mind. 

Features

  • 50% indica, 50% Sativa
  • 11% THC level
  • Growing time: 8 weeks
  • Mostly grown outdoors
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate

 

#13.Alaskan Purple

The Alaskan Purple’s unique parentage has made it one of the most popular purple cannabis strains available these days. It’s the result of crossing Brazilian Sativa, Kush X with Purple Alaskan.

Because of this, the Alaskan Purple is a predominantly indica strain that’s designed to acclimatize to various growing conditions. It contains a THC level of about 15 to 20%, making it a potent strain for relaxation.

It has soothing and relaxing effects that allow you to sit back and relax, allowing you to recover from the daily grind. As such, it can help alleviate conditions like stress and anxiety.

Features

  • Predominantly Indica strain
  • 19 to 22% THC level
  • Growing time: 9 weeks
  • Can be grown both indoors and outdoors
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy

 

#14.Purple Bud

The Purple Bud strain is the result of breeding different purple cannabis strains, resulting in a unique strain that offers high potency. It’s a predominantly indica strain with a ratio of about 75% indica to 25% Sativa. 

Because of this, it offers highly relaxing effects that can help with a variety of conditions such as stress, anxiety, and depression. It usually contains a THC level of up to 20%, making it highly potent and effective.

It’s a good choice for novice growers because of its easy cultivation as well as high adaptability, allowing it to grow even in colder climates. It can be grown both indoors and outdoors, giving you increased versatility as to its location.

Features

  • Predominantly Indica strain
  • 20% THC level
  • Growing time: 9 weeks
  • Can be grown both indoors and outdoors
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy

 

#15.Purple Queen

The Purple Queen cannabis strain is truly a sight to behold, with its striking and vivid colors. It offers long-lasting and whole-body effects, giving you immense relaxation that allows you to deal with conditions like stress and anxiety.

This strain was achieved by crossing the strains the Hindu Kush and Purple Afghani, resulting in a strain that offers a high level of potency and strong relaxing effects.

It contains around 22% THC levels, making it one of the most potent strains of purple cannabis out there. It’s mostly grown outdoors as it needs warmth and sun to produce better and higher quality yields.

Don’t worry though as it’s highly resistant to pests and mold, allowing it to thrive outdoors.

Features

  • Predominantly Indica strain
  • 22% THC level
  • Growing time: 7 to 8 weeks
  • Mostly grown outdoors
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy

 

#16.Purple Afghan Kush

Crossing the classic Purple Kush with the Pre 98 Bubba Kush results in this predominantly indica purple cannabis strain, the Purple Afghan Kush. Because of its high-quality yields, this cannabis strains is a favorite among growers and has won several awards for it.

It has a ratio of 80% indica to 20% Sativa, giving it more of a relaxing and soothing quality rather than stimulating as is common with indica strains. 

It contains THC levels of around 15 to 21%, giving you a nice body buzz that allows you to relax and enjoy. Moreover, this purple cannabis strain has been found to be an effective alternative to traditional pain relievers, making it popular for those with conditions.

It also improves mood and alleviates stress, allowing you to enjoy the moment more. It’s highly resistant to pests and diseases, making it ideal for outdoor cultivation.

Features

    • Predominantly Indica strain
    • 15 to 21% THC level
    • Growing time: 8 weeks
    • Can be grown both indoors and outdoors
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate

 

#17.Critical Purple Kush

Not to be confused with the Purple Kush, the Critical Purple Kush is the result of combining three of the most popular strains of all time – Peyote Purple, Blueberry, and Critical. This resulted in a predominantly indica strain, the Critical Purple Kush.

As for its cultivation, it’s designed to withstand any kind of weather, making it ideal for beginner cultivators who are only starting to explore the world of marijuana cultivation. It can be grown both indoors and outdoors, offering convenience to growers.

It contains a THC level of around 15 to 20% as well as a CBD level of 1%, allowing you to reap health benefits from smoking this strain. Because of this, it can be used to manage pain and induce a deep state of relaxation.

Features

  • Predominantly Indica strain
  • 15 to 20% THC level
  • Growing time: 9 weeks
  • Can be grown both indoors and outdoors
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy

 

#18.Purple Mazar

The Purple Mazar is an auto-flowering cannabis strain that offers a short yet plump appearance. At 85%, it’s a predominantly indica strain that produces a strong relaxing, and soothing effect that will calm both mind and body.

It contains a THC level of around 19%, contributing to its soothing and relaxing effects on the mind and body. Because of these effects, it’s often used to relieve stress and regulate sleep in those suffering from sleep disorders like insomnia.

It’s easy to cultivate and can be grown both indoors and outdoors. Plus, with its short height, it can easily blend in with the rest of your outdoor plants.

Features

  • Predominantly Indica strain
  • 19% THC level
  • Growing time: 8 to 10 weeks
  • Can be grown both indoors and outdoors
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy

 

#19.LSD

If you’re looking for a strain that’s adaptable to various conditions as well as resistant to diseases and pests, then check out this purple cannabis strain, the LSD. Like the original LSD, it is said to produce psychedelic and trippy effects when used but offers plenty of benefits when it comes to one’s health.

It’s a predominantly indica strain that alleviates symptoms of arthritis, migraines, asthma, and even things like PMS. It also helps relieve stress and anxiety, providing you with a high that soothes and relaxes the mind and body.

It has a high THC content of about 21 to 23% which contributes to its long-lasting potent effect on users.

It’s a beginner-friendly strain that can be grown both indoors and outdoors, provided you give it plenty of care and water.

Features

  • Predominantly Indica strain
  • 21 to 23% THC level
  • Growing time: 8 to 9 weeks
  • Can be grown both indoors and outdoors
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy

 

#20.Purple Mexican

Last but not least is the Purple Mexican, a strain that resulted from breeding Oaxaca and Purple Kush. It offers a nice balance between Sativa and indica, producing a powerful, long-lasting high in its users.

It’s considered a beginner-friendly strain as it can be cultivated both indoors and outdoors, and it is quick to grow, provided it’s given the right amount of care.

It contains a THC level of about 18 to 20% and produces a calming yet energizing effect that balances the mind and body. Because of this, it can be used to alleviate symptoms of anxiety, calming the mind without affecting your energy levels.

Features

  • Sativa and Indica strain
  • 18 to 20% THC level
  • Growing time: 9 to 10 weeks
  • Can be grown both indoors and outdoors
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy

Final Thoughts

Purple cannabis strains are widely becoming popular among cultivators and users alike, with their striking purple appearance that is sure to add a little something to your cannabis selection.