Strain Review: Purple Punch

What sets cannabis strains apart from one another so much? Is it how the strains taste different? Maybe it’s how the strains smell when being burned. What about the different shades and colors in the cannabis buds themselves (as in Purple Punch)? Or, more importantly, maybe it’s the difference in indica and sativa plants that set strains apart. Indica strains have their own unique set of flavors, aromas, shades, colors, and even effects. And the same goes for Sativa strains. What do you know about the two?

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If you know anything about India and sativa strains, then you probably have a favorite. This could be for medical reasons or even recreational reasons. Hopefully, for this post, you prefer Indica strains. I say that because this post is all about Purple Punch, an Indica-dominant strain with potent indica effects. Let’s learn some more about it, shall we?


Purple Punch is a popular, yet rare, Indica-dominant hybrid strain. It was created by crossing Grandaddy Purple with Larry OG. Stoners who love either of those strains will surely enjoy some Purple Punch. Both of those parent strains are classically popular, so you can see why this strain would be so sought after.

The problem is the rarity of this strain. In 2018, Purple Punch became a hit strain when stoners all around began to increasingly enjoy it. Despite this, the strain is still hard to come by (and harder in some areas compared to others). Still, even with this, the hunt for Purple Punch is very worthwhile. Getting your hands on this strain may be difficult, but the reward is there.


So what can you expect from Purple Punch if you can get your hands on some? Well, first let’s talk about the strain’s genetics. It is a hybrid strain but is Indica-dominant with a ratio of 80% Indica and 20% Sativa. Even with indicia being quite dominant in the genetic makeup, this strain delivers a good balance between Indica and sativa. Here is a list of possible effects given off from Purple Punch:

  • Happy
  • Relaxed
  • Uplifted
  • Sleepy
  • Euphoric
  • Hungry

The effects of this strain are known to start in the head and work their way down throughout the body. While the Indica effects are surely shown, you do get that boost in happiness and feeling uplift from the Sativa side of Purple Punch. But beware, as you may get sleepy while you’re at it. And you may even get the munchies after smoking, as well.

Medical Benefits

It is also good to note that Purple Punch has a high THC level. With this, you may be thinking that this strain is only good for recreational purposes. However, it’s not. Purple Punch also offers several medical benefits and would be a great choice for medical patients if it wasn’t so hard to get ahold of. Check out what Purple Punch can help you with:

  • Stress
  • Chronic Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Lack of Appetite
  • Nausea

If you do acquire some Purple Punch and wish to use it for medicinal purposes, then know that you can treat anything on the list above (and maybe some). The high level of THC combines with this strain’s ability to heal and delivers quick and strong results.

Flavors and Scents

If you’ve made it this far, then you are either curious about how Purple Punch smells or tastes, or you just overall like how this strain is sounding. Seems like a rare exotic strain that is hard to find but when you do you love it, right? Purple Punch does have some unique, exotic-like flavors and aromas.

For those who prefer a sweeter-tasting strain, go with Purple Punch. This sweet, citrusy, almost tart flavor is a good one. You can almost taste goodies like sour Skittles, blueberry muffins, grape candy, and even tart Kool-Aid. The ultra-sweet, ultra-smooth flavors will help you to be one with nature while also craving junk food.

What about aromas? Well, they are unique also. You can get that feel of nature by smelling Purple Punch while it burns. You can feel how a sweet berry smell can instantly make your stomach start to growl. Many users of this strain claim that it smells like vanilla blueberry, which doesn’t sound bad at all. Then again, I have also heard that it smells like a spicy pineapple, whatever that means.

That’s all for this strain review. What do you think about Purple Punch? Would you try it? Better yet, would you hunt it down just to try it? Is it worth that much? For serious stoners, yes, yes it is. Well, hope you enjoy strain hunting! If you want to check out some more strain reviews and get some better options, click the link directly below. Thanks for reading!

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FAQ: Purple Punch Species Evaluation

Q. What is the difference between a blunt and a joint?

A. Blunts and joints are both rolled marijuana cigarettes, but blunts are typically rolled using cigar or cigarillo wrappers, while joints are rolled using rolling papers. 

Q. Do blunts contain more marijuana than joints?

A. Generally yes, blunts typically contain more marijuana than joints because the cigar wrappers can hold a larger quantity of the herb. 

Q. Which style of marijuana cigarette provides a stronger high?

A. Blunts typically provide a stronger high than joints because they contain more marijuana and because the cigar wrapper helps to burn the herb more slowly.

Q. Does smoking a blunt produce a different flavor than smoking a joint?

A. Yes, smoking blunts produce a more nuanced flavor with more depth than smoking joints, because of the additional flavor notes imparted by the cigar wrapper. 

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Evan Weston

Evan Weston is a contributor to Reefer Posts, a growing community for exploring the developing market of Cannabis and CBD-related products. He spends a lot of time researching the development of health-related products that utilize Cannabis and CBD oils. He also keeps tabs on the developing legal environment regarding medical, recreational cannabis use, and production.

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