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Purple Haze

The Purple Haze strain of cannabis was made famous by the classic 1967 Jimi Hendrix song of the same name. It also contains small speaks of purple flower that helped to give it the Purple Haze name. At 60% sativa and 40% indica, Purple Haze is a sativa-dominant hybrid that is the love child of the Purple Thai and Haze strains.

With a typical THC content of between 14% to 19%, you can expect to feel a deep sense of euphoria that will unleash your creative side and leave you feeling a sense of contentment for long periods.

When smoked, Purple Haze gives off a dreamy mix of sweet and earthy flavors like berry, lavender, and grape that transport even the most veteran smokers back to their glory days of going on psychedelic adventures.

Purple Haze is a cross between the two sativa-dominant parent strains of Purple Thai and Haze. Both strains in the Purple Haze lineage originated in Thailand, but they and the hybrid Purple Haze are now growing worldwide.

Most people believe the strain is named after the Jimi Hendrix song Purple Haze while others think the song was named after the strain containing small speaks of a purple flower. Either way, the strain is very much linked to Hendrix and the 1960s. Purple Haze became an instant favorite due to its euphoric effects that help people become more creative.

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Strain types

  • 40%Indica
  • 60%Sativa


  • Herbal
  • Berry
  • Dank
  • musty
  • Tart


  • Sweet
  • Hash


Many noticeable terpenes are found in Purple Haze; however, the ones in the highest concentration include myrcene, limonene, and humulene.

  • Humulene

  • Myrcene

  • Limonene

  • Beta-Caryophyllene



Purple Hazes has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Creativity
  • Talkative
  • Energy

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Dry Eyes
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Mouth

Purple Haze is a potent strain, and you must be aware of possible side effects before consuming it. For example, people prone to panic attacks should be cautious when consuming Purple Haze.

Medical Applications

The Purple Haze marijuana strain has many medical benefits due to its mood-altering effects. It has helped many purple haze consumers who are managing common medical conditions.
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Anxiety, Panic Disorders

Cannabis contains many anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) compounds that can beat stress and reduce the production of the stress hormone cortisol.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System

Cannabinoids like CBD can help modulate serotonin transmission, giving it anti-depressant and anxiolytic effects.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

THC and CBD interact with the endocannabinoid system to relieve some of the pain and other symptoms associated with chronic fatigue syndrome.

Organ Systems

  • Skeletal
  • Other
  • Muscular



Purple Haze is considered an easy strain to grow, and it can be grown successfully in indoor and outdoor environments and particularly likes a warm and sunny climate. If you have a garden with plenty of sunshine and high-quality soil, you should get an excellent yield from Purple Haze plants.

Like other sativa-dominant cannabis plants, you can expect your Purple Haze to grow to a medium height and yield 19 ounces per square meter when grown indoors and 14 ounces per plant outdoors. The only downside of Purple Haze is that the plants require some maintenance, but the high yield makes it worth it.

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Purple Haze strain plants grow to a medium size compared to other strains. Expect them to reach between 4and 8feet tall. During the growing process, they will require some regular maintenance to ensure you maximize your yield.

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Humidity and Temperature

When grown outdoors, purple Haze thrives in a warm, sunny, Mediterranean-type climate. Alternatively, it makes a great strain to grow hydroponically. Purple Haze plants need to be planted in good quality soil and love the sun, and they can survive well in direct sunlight for long periods of the day without any trouble.

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When grown indoors, you can expect a flowering time of seven to nine weeks. To maximize your yield of Purple Haze buds, you can wait longer before harvesting your plants. When grown outdoors, it will typically start to flower in late October each year.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Purple Haze strain good for?

Purple Haze is known to aid creativity. When consumed, you can expect to become energetic yet contemplative. The strain is also beneficial for people managing mood disorders like anxiety and depression due to the long-lasting euphoric high and energy you get from it. Purple Haze is a great strain to help users relax and unwind even if they aren’t dealing with mood disorders.

Is the Purple Haze strain an indica or a sativa?

The Purple Haze is a sativa-leaning strain, 60% sativa and 40% indica. Sativa is likely to create a “head high” and make you energetic, which helps you focus better. The indica effects make you relaxed.

How does the Purple Haze strain make you feel?

Purple Haze makes you feel energetic, euphoric, and creative. For most people, it makes them talkative and uplifted. Due to these effects, the Purple Haze strain is one of the most popular “wake-and-bake” strains. It’s suitable for people suffering from mood disorders.

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