Purple Haze is a special and exotic marijuana strain due to its many qualities. The name purple haze speaks itself because of the color of its buds at harvest time. The buds will turn into beautiful purple color when the plant matured. Also, purple haze’s buds are covered in crystals, giving it a sugared look mixed with the purple color. It is developed by Dutch seed breeders known for its purple color, abundance of white trichomes and high potency. Sometimes, purple haze describes as light dull green with thick milky orange hairs and has loads of crystals. It has a very sweet and sour taste, has strong stoned giving an individual an energetic high. Purple haze is the type of Cannabis sativa that is very stable plant when it comes to harvesting. Also, this plant can grow in cold weather and this type of Cannabis sativa is ideal for growing in different climates. Usually, it has THC level of 15%-20% strong and grows within 70-90 cm with a flowering time of 8 weeks.
In terms of texture, purple haze is very sticky and moist. Upon smelling, it gives pungent sweet and sour mixed aroma. It can be use as a medicine. In fact, purple haze can be “medical Cannabis” which refers to the parts of the herb used as a physician recommended form of medicine or herbal therapy or to synthetic forms of specific cannabinoids (such as CBD). As such, cannabis is one of the 50 “fundamental” herbs of traditional Chinese medicines which are prescribed for a broad range of indications. According to Kohler’s book of medicinal plants, medical cannabis such as purple haze is illegal in most countries. But in some, like United States wherein they have that first legal medical marijuana plant grown called “Victoria” and the government entertain varying levels of decriminalization for medical usage. Medical cannabis avid supporters claimed that this cannabis does have several beneficial effects. Among these effects are the amelioration of nausea and vomiting, stimulation of hunger in chemotherapy and AIDs patients, effective in treating glaucoma as well as gastrointestinal illness.
It was reported that cannabis helps reduce tics (habitual twitching of muscles especially face) but further study required to proved it. Also, in the study of Craig Reinarman, cannabis used to relieve pain, anxiety, depression, panic attacks and itching. Apart from that, cannabis such as purple haze serves as energizing medicine.