Purple Goo is a knockout indica with very clear bag appeal. This strain is a cross between landrace-descended Afgoo and colourful Purple Kush. The combination results in an eye catching and richly perfumed bud that’s tailor-made for a luxurious smoke session at the end of a long day. Purple Goo’s THC content has been measured at between 18% and 21%.
Flowers of Purple Goo set themselves apart right away, appearing medium to large in size and adhere in chunky, elongated formations. These spade-like nuggets betray their indica roots upfront, with a densely-packed bud structure in which the broad leaves curl tightly inwards toward their central stems. The strain’s leaves are most often a patchwork of mossy green and deep purple; these latter hues are due to the presence of pigments in the strain’s genes called anthocyanins, which are activated by colder than average weather during the growing process. Finally, as its name suggests, this strain is indeed gooey, coated in resinous, translucent white trichomes that make these buds hard to break up by hand.
Aroma and Flavour
Purple Goo carries a sweetly herbal and floral aroma, somewhat reminiscent of staple sativa Haze. Lurking underneath are some hints of woodsy pine. Meanwhile, grinding up these dense nuggets yields hashy, peppery notes that bring grandparent strain Afghani to mind. When combusted in a pipe or a joint, Purple Goo burns with a smooth and fruity smoke that tastes like grape candy on the exhale. Notably, the bud’s grape flavour is incidental to its purple colouring; while the flower’s hues are determined by pigments, its aroma is dictated by separate chemical compounds called terpenes.
Purple Goo comes with a slow, creeping high that can take up to 15 minutes after consumers have toked on its aromatic smoke before beginning to reveal its effects. At first, smokers may only notice a concerted pressure around the eyes and temples, along with a slight tendency toward increased saliva production. Once adjusted to these physiological responses, users can start to enjoy Purple Goo’s ability to warp the senses. External stimuli like vibrant sights and sounds can take on a new intensity, with colours appearing brighter or sounds seeming more deep or resonant. This trippy amplification can be pushed even further by throwing on a favoUrite album or immersing yourself in an atmospheric movie or TV show. Beware, though, that once you’ve kicked back and begun to enjoy some leisure time, you may not want to get up again. That’s because Purple Goo’s indica potency kicks in around the same time as its sensory distortion, weighing down the consumer’s limbs, eyelids, and motivation, and inspires many to seek refuge in the closest comfortable surroundings. While it may provoke some elevated thinking and make those under its influence more talkative, Purple Goo is not likely to induce a deeply cerebral mindset; this is not the best strain to toke if you plan to take on a long to-do list. Instead, kick back and enjoy the hazy, heavy sedation that Purple Goo provides. Because of its luxuriously sleepy vibes, this strain is best enjoyed after dark or, depending on your tolerance, right before bed.
Purple Goo’s relaxing properties can also be useful for medical cannabis patients. Its soothing, calm headspace can help to temporarily relieve stress, depression, and anxiety. The strain’s ability to numb the body also makes it an analgesic for deep-seated aches and pains, as well as minor irritations like headaches and nausea. Finally, in high enough doses, Purple Goo can even counteract insomnia, lulling susceptible smokers into a deep, restful sleep. Because it isn’t likely to bring about the kind of recursive thinking that can lead to paranoia, this strain is recommended for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance.
Thanks to its deep purple coloring and memorable aroma, Purple Goo makes for a fun novelty strain to share with like-minded friends in social situations. Luckily, though, the strain is potent enough to enjoy all on your own after the sun goes down.
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