About GDP Electric
A riff on classic indica GDP (or Granddaddy Purple), GDP Electric is a potent hybrid with roots in Hawaii. It is the creation of Pua Mana 1st Hawaiian Pakalolo Seed Bank (who have also given us The Blood) and is a cross between colorful Grandaddy Purple and sativa landrace Kaua’i Electric. GDP Electric turns users on with its rich, fruity aroma and a nuanced high.
GDP Electric’s buds stand out from the pack with a larger than average size. These flowers, which adhere in dense, pinecone-like shapes, are also very colorful, with leaves that come in an impressive array of greens and purples. Curly orange pistils make the buds even more eye-catching while a blanket of resinous trichomes make them very sticky to the touch and difficult to break up without a grinder.
Once cured, flowers of GDP Electric give off a deeply sweet and fruity aroma, with some distinct notes of grape; surprisingly, these grape scents are coincidental to the strain’s purple coloring, as its aroma and hue are determined by separate chemical compounds called terpenes and pigments, respectively. When GDP Electric’s buds are broken apart or ground up, meanwhile, they may release more of a deep, Kushy odor. Burning this strain yields a smooth and surprisingly palatable smoke that has berry flavors on the exhale.
GDP Electric’s high sets in fairly soon after ingestion, hitting smokers with a concerted pressure around the eyes and temples. This sensation may also be accompanied by some dizziness or flushing in the cheeks. Once these odd tics become more familiar, though, consumers are left with an elevated mental state. Thoughts may seem to flow more quickly or to take on a new gravitas; concepts (or even inanimate objects) that might not otherwise command any interest can suddenly become fascinating. Similarly, users might set off on a freely associative kind of brainstorming, connecting the dots between seemingly unrelated things. This cerebral engagement can help accomplish anything from complicated analytical tasks to freewheeling artistic projects. Alternatively, GPD Electric can simply provide a constant background buzz that may enhance mundane chores like grocery shopping.
Within an hour or so, GPD Electric’s physical properties, subtle at first, may become progressively more noticeable. A tingle of relaxation that starts in the neck can begin to roll down through the spine and outward through the core and extremities. While it’s not typically strong enough to totally incapacitate users, this sensation can undo some of the strain’s initial burst of energy. Those who are lucky enough to be lounging at home may feel some relief from any longstanding muscular tension or may be able to breathe more deeply and easily. In the right set and setting -- and with the right company -- GDP Electric’s unique combo of physical and mental stimulation can even make it a potent aphrodisiac. Because of its two-stage high, GDP Electric is recommended for late afternoon or evening consumption.
A versatile recreational strain, GDP Electric can have a range of benefits for medical cannabis patients as well. The cerebral edge that comes with its onset may be a concentration aid for those with attention deficit disorders. Additionally, its ability to regulate mood may temporarily improve some symptoms of mild to moderate stress and depression. On the physical end of the spectrum, GDP Electric can numb temporary as well as chronic, disease-related aches and pains. Anti-inflammatory properties, meanwhile, may improve everyday discomfort like nausea and cramps. Because its mental activity can take a turn into paranoia in the wrong circumstances, GDP Electric should be consumed in moderation and with some caution by patients who are prone to panic.
Although Pua Mana has made seeds of GDP Electric available directly through its site, supplies do not appear to be regularly stocked. Instead, those looking to grow the strain at home may be able to obtain clippings from healthy plants of the strain in order to propagate “clones.” These may be fostered indoors or out and tend to have a short, bushy silhouette. Gardeners who want to bring out the strain’s signature purple hues should also expose their crops to nighttime temperatures of between 55 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit, just before flowering begins. GPD Electric reaches maturity within about 9-10 weeks when grown indoors and offers a high yield of flowers.
A great smoke for everything from hiking to lounging and reading at home, GPD Electric offers a bit of something for everyone. Its fruity aroma may else be worth seeking out by terpene lovers.