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Granddaddy Purple Strain Review: 2024 March Madness Winner

Kymberly Drapcho

by Kymberly Drapcho

April 30, 2024 08:00 am ET Estimated Read Time: 5 Minutes
Fact checked by Emily Mullins
Granddaddy Purple Strain Review: 2024 March Madness Winner

After a month of voting in the first-ever Veriheal March Madness Strain Bracket, our readers elected a champion.  Meet Granddaddy Purple, the laid-back sage of the cannabis world.

Granddaddy Purple, also known as Granddaddy Purp or GDP, is a strong indica, a deeply therapeutic powerhouse, and the winner of Veriheal March Madness 2024. 

And it’s no wonder this strain is the reigning champ: Granddaddy Purp is a well-known figure in the cannabis world. 

Picture Granddaddy Purp, his presence commanding yet comforting, the laidback sage of the cannabis world. With each inhale, Granddaddy Purp invites you into a world of cerebral euphoria and physical relaxation. Yet, beneath his dreamy exterior lies a potent force, offering relief to those seeking solace from pain, stress, and sleepless nights.

So, come join Granddaddy Purp on his timeless quest for inner peace and outer bliss. Let his gentle embrace guide you as we learn more about the essence of this iconic strain.

What is Granddaddy Purp?

Granddaddy Purp is well-loved for a reason. This indica cannabis strain is known for its pungent berry aroma, sweet grape flavor, and potent purple appearance. A cross of Mendo Purps, Skunk, and Afghanistan strains, its flowers display deep purple hues with a frosty layer of white resin.

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Its primary terpenes are myrcene, caryophyllene, and pinene, lending to its well-known flavor and aroma profile. And this strain’s effects are just as dreamy: it is often praised for inducing cerebral euphoria and physical relaxation. 

GDP is also favored by growers for its high yields and relatively short flowering time of 60 days indoors. 

Granddaddy Purp Strain Benefits 

Granddaddy Purple is a popular choice for medical cannabis patients – particularly for patients who are seeking relief from physical pain, muscle stiffness or spasms, and insomnia. This strain can also help stimulate appetite for those experiencing appetite loss. As such, it is sometimes used by patients undergoing chemotherapy or experiencing symptoms of PTSD

Because of the uplifting effects of this strain, Granddaddy Purp also has the potential to relieve stress and anxiety and help with symptoms of depression. 

Granddaddy Purp Strain Effects 

Granddaddy Purp is generally thought to induce a strong sense of relaxation and tranquility. Because it has the potential to be a powerful stress reliever, it may encourage a strong wave of euphoria, clearing away negative feelings to promote positive thoughts.

Nevertheless, because of its deeply relaxing effects, this strain can cause serious couch-lock. It is not the type of strain you should consume before doing chores, going to work, or participating in any type of physical activity. 

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Additionally, as a strain known for helping to stimulate the appetite, GDP has been known to cause the munchies (and, in particular, the kind of creative munchies where you’re trying new food combos in a desperate attempt to quell the unsatiable hunger inside of you). 

This strain may also cause minor physical side effects like dry eyes or cotton mouth. 

Granddaddy Purp Terpenes

The primary terpenes in Granddaddy Purple are myrcene, caryophyllene, and pinene. 

Myrcene is an herbal terpene also found in mangoes. It may help to promote relaxation and is said to have anti-inflammatory and antimutagen effects.

Caryophyllene is found in numerous plants throughout nature, including hops, black pepper, rosemary, and of course, cannabis. As such, it has a spicy and peppery flavor and aroma. It’s also the only cannabis terpene known to interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system and may be beneficial in helping with symptoms of arthritis, cancer, diabetes, and other ailments. 

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As its name implies, pinene has a distinctive pine scent and sometimes gives off an aroma similar to basil or dill. Pinene has several benefits, including helping with mental focus and boosting energy levels, anti-inflammatory properties, and improving airflow to the lungs. It has also been shown to counter the short-term memory loss effect associated with THC. 

These three terpenes work together within the GDP strain to induce a relaxing experience for both mind and body. 

Strains That Are Similar to Granddaddy Purp

If Granddaddy Purple isn’t available in your area, keep your eye out for similar strains.

Because Granddaddy Purp has been in the cannabis world for so long, it serves as a parent strain to a number of children. Some strains that are similar to GDP – and may have similar lineage include: 

  • Purple Urkle
  • Purple Haze
  • Skunk
  • Kush
  • Purple Punch
  • Purple Bud

Many of these strains not only have a similar fruity flavor, but they induce a lot of the same effects and carry many of the same benefits. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Granddaddy Purple strong?

Yes, Granddaddy Purple induces strong effects, thanks to its high percentage of cannabinoids. Generally, the THC percentage in GDP maxes out around 23%. 

How does Granddaddy Purple make you feel?

Granddaddy Purp often induces strong, full-body relaxation that contributes to an overall tranquil experience. This indica strain is said to be a strong pain reliever while also encouraging stress-free euphoria. 

Is Granddaddy Purple good for beginners?

Because of its strong THC concentration, beginners may want to avoid Granddaddy Purple until they develop a higher tolerance to avoid adverse effects. 

Does Granddaddy Purp make you sleepy? 

Yes, because Granddaddy Purp has strong sedative effects associated with Indica strains, GDP can make you sleepy. 

Is Granddaddy Purple a head high?

Yes, Granddaddy Purple is anecdotally known to induce strong cerebral euphoria and relaxation. 

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