About Lethal Purple
Lethal Purple is a Canadian-born strain that leans toward the indica end of the spectrum. Although information on its genetic background has been kept proprietary by its creators, the strain has gained popularity for its complex flavor profile and its deeply relaxing effects -- as its name suggests, Lethal Purple also has colorful flowers to boot. This bud’s THC content has been measured at between 19% and 25%.
Lethal Purple’s flowers stand out with a medium to large size and a chunky, almost spherical shape. These buds adhere in an expectedly indica fashion, with small leaves that twist densely inward toward their central stems. The leaves themselves are a vibrant spring green and are twisted through with neon orange hairs, called pistils; sometimes, phenotypes of Lethal Purple also boast flashes of deep blue and purple in their leaves thanks to the presence of anthocyanin pigments. Finally, glassy, translucent trichomes cover all visible surfaces of these dense flowers, making them sticky to the touch.
A first whiff of Lethal Purple’s flowers picks up on a refreshingly fruity, berry aroma. Closer inspection may also detect some light hints of lavender and other herbs. When the solid flowers are broken apart or ground up, they may give off more a woodsy, piney odor. If combusted, these buds burn with a remarkably smooth and easily ingested smoke. On the exhale, this smoke blends herbal, almost medicinal flavors with the tang of berries. Notably, despite their occasionally purple coloring, Lethal Purple’s flowers have no discernible grape aroma -- this is because the strain’s flavor and its coloring are determined by separate molecular compounds, called terpenes and pigments, accordingly.
Like many other predominantly indica strains, Lethal Purple is something of a creeper and may not reveals its full effects until 10 to 15 minutes after consumption. Eventually, smokers may feel an increased blood pressure around the temples and lower forehead, along with some possible flushing in the face. These physical sensations are soon met with distinct changes in perception; external stimuli can suddenly seem more vivid or intense, leading to slight visual and auditory distortions. Users may also pick up on the inexplicable feeling of time moving more slowly. These altogether trippy effects may result in a spacey, contemplative mood, one that can be enhanced with some good music or a visually-engaging movie. Beyond these psychedelic properties, Lethal Purple tends not to do much for cerebral activation, and consumers should not count on this bud as a way to boost their productivity.
After some time, a thorough bodily relaxation sets in to complement Lethal Purple’s mental buzz. Limbs and eyelids may feel weighed down in equal measure at the same time as breathing happens more deeply and easily. At this point, smokers should be prepared for full-on couchlock as the outside world and all its stress recedes into the background. Thanks to its mostly sleepy vibes, this strain is recommended for late afternoon through evening consumption when it can be fully savored.
Lethal Purple’s sedative nature lends it some usefulness for medical cannabis patients. Its stress-killing mood can provide some great temporary relief from depression, anxiety, and even PTSD. The strain can also take the sting out of physical pain, whether it’s temporary, as due to injury, or chronic, as due to conditions like fibromyalgia or lupus. In sufficiently comfortable conditions, Lethal Purple can even pull insomniacs into a deep and fulfilling sleep. Because it comes with little risk of paranoid or obsessive thinking, Lethal Purple is a good option for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance.
Those looking to cultivate Lethal Purple at home can purchase seeds online. The strain can be grown indoors or out, although success outdoors calls for a semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures ranging from 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Like other indicas, these plants tend to grow short and bushy with strong lateral branches, and can easily be accommodated indoors. Crops reach maturity within a brief 8 to 9 weeks indoors and are ready for harvest in mid to late September outdoors. Shortly before flowering begins, gardeners looking to highlight Lethal Purple’s signature purple hues should expose their plants to nighttime temperatures between 10 and 15 degrees below average.
Great for both social and solo consumption, Lethal Purple is the ultimate in indica relaxation. If you are passing it around in social situations, be prepared for its pleasantly fragrant smoke to turn some heads.