Purple Dragon Strain (Cannabis Strain Review)

Ride high on this mythical strain


In London, England, there is a Purple Dragon club which offers a unique service; it is effectively a VIP members-only club… for kids! It is designed to help parents relax while their children enjoy the creative spaces on offer. It is an antidote to the stress-filled world of parenthood, in one of the world’s busiest cities.

While the Purple Dragon strain is obviously not for kids due to its THC content, it has one thing in common with the unusual club; it helps you relax! It has gained prominence for providing relief from pain, while its sweet and floral flavors mean users come back for more.

What is the Purple Dragon Strain?

While Purple Dragon strain weed is often said to be a balanced hybrid, it tends to lean towards indica effects. It is said to be a cross of Blueberry and Sour Diesel, and a member of the rapidly expanding family of ‘Purple’ marijuana strains. No breeder has claimed credit for Purple Dragon, and some say it is actually a cross of Purple Urkle and Blue Dragon. Either way, it is an aesthetic marvel and a joy to use.

Aroma

You should be able to get a fruity aroma from the Purple Dragon with a blueberry scent likely the most prominent. Overall, it offers a sweet and earthy taste with a hint of sage that intrigues the senses.

Flavor

Purple Dragon has a spicy and skunky flavor, with sweet and floral hints. As you exhale, you may get a fresh earthy taste with hints of sage and pine.

Appearance

Purple Dragon is a gorgeous strain to behold with its medium-sized nugs, mossy green leaves, and bright orange pistils. If you are lucky and get the right phenotype, you may see hints of blue and purple on the buds. You get these colors when there is a high concentration of pigments called anthocyanins in the plant’s genetics. The cloudy white trichomes ensure the buds have a sticky resin which makes them difficult to break up by hand.

Purple Dragon Strain Grow Info

Rather than purchasing Purple Dragon strain seeds, you’ll need to get clippings from healthy plants to grow clones. As is the case with most hybrid strains, you can grow it indoors or outdoors.

If you choose the latter, you need to live in a humid Mediterranean climate with a daytime temperature range of between 70- and 75-degrees Fahrenheit. When grown outside, Purple Dragon is ready for harvest by mid-October, and it provides a yield of around 19 ounces per plant. If you can only grow Purple Dragon inside, its flowering time is 8-9 weeks, and it offers a fairly generous harvest.

Although it isn’t easy, you can bring out the purple coloring of this strain by exposing your crop to cold nighttime temperatures during the late vegetative stage. The aforementioned anthocyanins are stimulated by colder than normal temperatures and produce higher concentrations of pigments.

We don’t recommend attempting this tactic if you are not an experienced grower. When marijuana plants are exposed to cold temperatures, they go into ‘shock,’ and their growth is stalled for a short time. If you bring the temperature down too low, you could permanently stunt growth or even kill the plants!

THC Content – Highest Test

Purple Dragon cannabis has a THC content of up to 21%.

CBD Content – Highest Test

You may be able to find a cut with a CBD level of up to 1%.

What Can I Expect When I Use Purple Dragon Weed?

In many ways, you get a strange high when you try using Purple Dragon cannabis. It isn’t a strain that hits you quickly, but just when you think nothing is happening, you feel a pressure building up behind the eyes. You may also find that your rate of saliva production has increased. The initial effects are associated with the indica side of the strain, as you feel droopy eyelids and a desire to sit down.

It is primarily a physical high although you may feel uplifted as your thoughts effortlessly drift. You may find Purple Dragon useful if you are in desperate need of a creative boost because it could help you think outside of the box. Users often claim that this strain is ideal for a marathon of movies or music. While you can use Purple Dragon at any time, it is best enjoyed in the late evening.

Medical Benefits of Purple Dragon Marijuana

With a CBD content of up to 1%, Purple Dragon has potential medicinal properties. If you have severe aches and pains, its sedative effects can help soothe you. It also seems to have an anti-inflammatory effect which ensures it is used to treat a variety of conditions, including migraines and nausea.

If you are feeling low, Purple Dragon’s euphoric effects can help boost your mood. As such, it could be used by individuals dealing with symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, and depression. As it can help improve focus, it could have use in treating ADD or ADHD. If you are having trouble sleeping, use a large dose of Purple Dragon in the evening; but only do so if you are an experienced user.

Possible Side Effects of Purple Dragon Weed

In general, the side effects associated with Purple Dragon are relatively minor. Some users report a dry mouth or dry and itchy eyes. If you have a low tolerance for marijuana, or else you use too much, this strain could cause mild dizziness. It could also increase the rate of paranoid thoughts if you are predisposed to them.

Final Thoughts on Purple Dragon Cannabis

Overall, Purple Dragon is a strain capable of providing a mellow and balanced high, although its effects are mainly felt in the body. It is a versatile strain; you can use it to make you more sociable, treat chronic pain, or help you get to sleep. As it is only available in clone form, it isn’t the easiest strain to get your hands on, but when you do, you’ll find that it is reasonably easy to grow.