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A Journal of Cannabis and Culture

Strain spotlight: Granddaddy Purple

Strain spotlight: Granddaddy Purple

BY MARIE LODI

When it comes to tried-and-true marijuana strains, Grandaddy Purple is a legend in its own right. Grandaddy Purple, a.k.a. GDP, first made its way into the hearts of cannabis lovers back in 2003, courtesy of master grower Ken Estes. It’s arguably one of the most memorable things to come out of the early aughts, along with Paris Hilton, trucker hats, and high-heeled Timberland boots.

About Granddaddy Purple Strain

The Granddaddy of GDP

Estes, who was in a motorcycle accident in the late ‘70s that left him paralyzed and wheelchair-bound, created Grandaddy Purple, or GDP, as a more natural alternative to the painkillers that left medical patients like him addicted to opiods and still in agony. This indica-dominant strain proved to be the answer for many people suffering from pain in the medical marijuana community.

The look, smell, and feel of GDP

A cross between Big Bud and Purple Urkle, Grandaddy Purple first fills your nostrils with a sweet, grape-like, berry aroma. It’s a stunningly attractive bud with a deep purple tint, rich orange hairs, and glossy crystal resin glistening throughout.

The Effects of GDP

Aside from conquering pain, GDP can help with sleep issues thanks to the presence of the couch potato-inducing terpene myrcene. Dreamy, head-to-toe relaxation is what you can expect from smoking this strain, as well as a bout of munchies, so be sure to have your favorite snacks in tow. Prepare yourself for the ultimate body melt—GDP’s euphoric cerebral buzz can often lead to feelings of arousal and desire. So if you’re looking for the ideal strain to enjoy during an intimate evening with your main squeeze, Grandaddy Purple is a solid, sexy choice.

Convinced Grandaddy Purple is worth a try? Find this strain and more at your nearest MedMen marijuana dispensary.

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