Often used to describe strains descended from Haze that turn purple on their own during flowering, as opposed to the technique of turning Cannabis buds purple by growing it in a lower temperature. The first cannabis strain to hold this name was a phenotype of the original Haze that could produce purple coloring in the buds. It leaned more toward the Colombian Sativa side of it's heritage. Some believe that the original strain has since been lost but there are some that claim to have the strain or strains derived from it. The Flying Dutchmen still sells Original Haze in seed form from which this phenotype may be found. A few breeders have also released crosses of Haze and unknown purple Indica strains that they call Purple Haze.
The name is generally attributed to have come from the Jimi Hendrix song with the same name, though a few mistakenly claim the opposite. Strains that utilize this name typically have effects similar to the original Haze, causing users to feel creative and energetic. Most often, the strains can be described as euphoric and some may even be called psychedelic. Purple Haze strains may be used to help treat, depression, anxiety, stress and a lack of appetite.
For those that find the true original Purple Haze, they can expect to let it flower for between sixteen and twenty weeks. Other strains that share the name can take considerably less time, as little as nine weeks. Most of these strains will grow taller, being mostly Sativa or at least Sativa dominant, and may need to be kept outside. Generally these strains smell and taste earthy sweet like aged berries.