Purple Haze

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Name: Purple Haze
Variety: Sativa
Flowering Time: 8–9 Weeks

Purple Haze is a sativa (or sometimes sativa-dominant hybrid)[1] cannabis strain named after the legendary Jimi Hendrix song and for its purple-colored buds.[2][3]


According to breeder Sam Skunkman, "Yes, Purple Original Haze was absolutely a reality. It was around for more than a decade in the late ’60s and ’70s, and from then on in the form of hybrids. It came in silver, blue, reddish, as well as purple and almost black. I grew, smoked, saw them all. They were real. Purple Haze was Original Haze with Colombian bloodlines [i.e., phenotype]."[2] Leafly says the strain is a cross between Haze and Purple Thai.[3]

Description and Effects

Jimi Hendrix in 1967; his song "Purple Haze" is the strain's namesake.

Purple Haze has earthy and sweet flavors, sometimes with berry or spice undertones. Plants have an 8- to 9-week flowing time, and buds are purple in color.[3]

This strain offers the user a very energetic high and is a favorite amongst medicinal users for its strong pain relief qualities. According to Leafly, "Purple Haze delivers a dreamy burst of euphoria that brings veteran consumers back to their psychedelic heyday. This nostalgic sativa staple remains cherished for its high-energy cerebral stimulation that awakens creativity and blissful contentment throughout the day."[3]


In his review for Medical Jane, Matthew Price wrote: "If you imagine what the color purple would actually taste like… that’s precisely what I believe Purple Haze gives your taste buds."[1] Purple Haze received honorable mention in High Times magazine's 2014 list of the "25 Greatest Strains of All Time".[4]

Additional Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Purple Haze Needs to Be Grown More! by Matthew Price (June 14, 2012), Medical Jane. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Haze Craze by Danny Danko (November 12, 2013), High Times
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Purple Haze Cannabis Strain Details (2014), Leafly. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  4. 25 Greatest Strains of All Time by Nico Escondido (October 9, 2014). Retrieved January 22, 2015.