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The Purple Gorilla strain is much like so many strains in cannabis. The lineage is a bit murky as strains had to be bred on the black market before state legalization. With legalization in some states, the strains are becoming unbelievably potent and delicious. 

Purple Gorilla is another strain that will be great to share with friends of all cannabis consumption levels. The high is one that you can really enjoy although you might not feel overly sociable. Below will cover what you need to know about the Purple Gorilla strain. 

Purple Gorilla Marijuana Strain Genetics

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Is Purple Gorilla strain an Indica or Sativa?

The genetics with Purple Gorilla probably originate with the popular strain Mendocino Purps. Expect a wave of creative energy in your mind as well as body. Keep some snacks by your side as this strain will give you the munchies. 

Mendocino Purps has won multiple awards including the Cannabis Cup in 2007 and 2009. Expect the high to relax you with a sense of euphoria added with a berry and caramel flavor. The potency is around 22 percent THC. 

Finding a strain that can allow you to unwind without sedating you can be incredibly useful. Using a strain to keep you motivated is something that a number of people do. Wake and bake strains like Sour Diesel can change the way you approach your day. 

Strain Yield Of Purple Gorilla

Purple Gorilla strain can be grown indoors or outdoors. Indoors you can expect 1 to 2 ozs per square foot. Outdoors you can expect well over a pound with a yield of 20 ounces. The strain will require a bit more care than others which should be no problem for an experienced grower.

Strain yields will start with the seeds that you find or cutting that you are using. The outdoor environment can have variables that impact the grow. You don’t want a flood or severe winds to ruin an entire crop. Protection for your plants should be a priority regardless o the number of plants. 

Flowering Period Of The Purple Gorilla Strain

The flowering phase of Purple Gorilla is only going to last 7 to 8 weeks. The yield is massive when the flowering period length is taken into consideration. 

The appearance of this strain is going to be a dark green with amber hairs. You are going to see this strain very frequently in Arizona or on the black market. 

Growing this strain and others should be based on your local climate. Growing strains that thrive in your weather conditions can allow you to breed generations of the same lineage. 

THC Percentage Of The Purple Gorilla Strain 

Purple Gorilla has a THC percentage of 17 to 19 percent. The strain can be a great introduction to marijuana if you have a bit of prior experience. Watch relaxation wash over your body so reserve this strain for the end of the day. 

Flavor And Aroma Of Purple Gorilla

The flavor of Purple Gorilla is going to be of grape and berry. The aroma is of earth and fruit. The terpenes in this strain are Limonene, Carene, and Caryophyllene.

Limonene is going to have a tang to it that reminds you are lemons. The terpene can be great for those that need help stimulating their appetite. White Runtz and Blue Dream both contain this useful terpene. 

Carene has a citrus aroma. If you have a dry throat, this terpene is likely to blame. The strain also can help reduce inflammation. Clementine and Jungle Cake are two strains with this helpful terp. 

Caryophyllene is the terpene that medical marijuana patients with chronic pain and inflammation choose. The spicy taste is something that seasoned stoners will recognize immediately. Lemon Diesel and Alien Rock Candy are two potent strains with this terpene. 

Purple Gorilla Pot Strain Seeds

Irvine Seeds and Pacific Seed Bank both have Purple Gorilla weed seeds available. Finding seeds online is quite easy although receiving them in the mail could lead to legal trouble. Federal law prohibits cannabis seeds from being sent in the mail.

For those individuals that are lucky enough to live in a legal marijuana state, there are other safer options. Going to a dispensary to inquire about specific strain seeds is an option. Finding cuttings could be even more convenient as seeing a parent plant can confirm the quality of genetics of a plant. 

Price Of The Purple Gorilla Weed Strain 

Consumers are going to expect to pay up to $45 per 1/8th of an ounce. The strain is not the most expensive at around $260 per full ounce. Tax rates differ by each state and there are even some city cannabis taxes. Calling around to different dispensaries is not something you’ll regret doing as you might find a special on Purple Gorilla. 

Medical Conditions Purple Gorilla Can Help

People that have medical conditions that are helped by marijuana swear by the plant and products created from the plant. Federal legalization will likely increase funding for studies around the country. Purple Gorilla can help with the following medical conditions: 

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  • Anxiety 
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Migraines
  • Nausea
  • PTSD
  • Stress

The CBD content is a bit low in Purple Gorilla although it still does address a number of medical conditions. CBD taken daily can provide relief and it is convenient as it comes in many forms. 

Final Thoughts On The Purple Gorilla Weed Strain 

Purple Gorilla might not be as widely available as some strains. There are some strains that are far more popular in some areas than others. This could be due to growing conditions being great in some areas and in others are not so great. Finding seeds for this strain could be a bit tough due to the unclear lineage.

Growing strains that have an unclear genetic profile can present a huge challenge. Clear genetics can allow you to figure out what environment a strain will thrive in. What is the most difficult strain that you have grown in the last couple of years?

Gavin Kushman. Cannabis strain writer in a cannabis garden
Gavin Kushman

Gavin is a worldly adventurer and cannabis connoisseur, embarking on journeys that take him to the far corners of the globe to explore and document the varied effects, flavors, and histories of both renowned and lesser-known strains. From the misty high-altitude farms of the Hindu Kush highlands to the vibrant cannabis cafes of Amsterdam, Gavin's quest for knowledge spans continents. A recognized authority in the cannabis industry, he frequently lends his expertise to leading publications such as Cannabis Training University, where his captivating blog articles chronicle his unique experiences with different cannabis strains.

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