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Reverie 73 Muse Featured Strain: Grandaddy Purple

Reverie 73 Muse Featured Strain: Grandaddy Purple

In search of the perfect nighttime strain that delivers both a euphoric and sedative high? Meet your match: Grandaddy Purple. A California staple, Grandaddy Purple has potent effects on the mind and body. While your thoughts blissfully float along, your body will remain relaxed, comfortable, and calm.


Grandaddy Purple Overview

Granddaddy Purple, which goes by many other nicknames, from Grand Daddy Purp, Granddaddy Purple Kush, Granddaddy Purps, and GDP, is an hybrid indica marijuana strain. It first hit the market in 2003 after breeder Ken Estes propagated the strain in Northern California, merging Purple Urkle and Big Bud. 


Grandaddy Purple is a strong sedative, often used to alleviate stress and anxiety. With a composition of 70% indica, 30% sativa, and a THS concentrate of 23%, many users report it’s an exceptional choice for those looking to relax, combat insomnia, and achieve restful sleep.

The History of Granddaddy Purp (GDP)

As previously mentioned, in 2003, Ken Estes merged Purple Urkle and Big Bud to create GDP. First developed in Northern California, the GDP strain thrives in warm, dry climates—think 70-80°F. Whether cultivated indoors or outdoors over an 11 week span, it can be grown in narrow spaces thanks to its short, compact nature (it reaches between two and three feet). The best part? It is known for yielding up to 17 ounces per plant.


Grandaddy Purple and Purple Urkle have many similarities, from their indica-dominant genotype, relaxing effects, and fruity grape flavors. 


Due to its composition of few leaves and large buds, Big Bud is a popular cultivar to cross with other varieties of cannabis. Like Purple Urkle, it is indica-dominant and produces a sedative, “couch-lock” effect. 


The mix of Purple Urkle and Big Bud creates an unmatched hybrid strain, ideal for recreational and medicinal uses. 


Grandaddy Purple Appearance and Aroma

As the name suggests, Grandaddy Purple features dark purple buds with hints of bright orange pistils and frosted white trichomes. The purple in GDP doesn’t only refer to the plant’s color; it also alludes to the flavor, which users often describe as juicy grape soda or grape-flavored candy. 


The dominant terpenes in Granddaddy Purple, which contribute to the plant’s aroma, include myrcene, beta-caryophyllene, pinene, limonene, and linalool, resulting in a delightful mix of sweet, fruity, and earthy notes. 


What We Love About Our Grandaddy Purple 

Frequent users report the Grandaddy Purple strain eases both the mind and body. Due to its numbing and euphoric qualities, users often rely on the strain to treat stress, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. GDP has also been reported to stimulate one’s appetite, which can help combat appetite loss, nausea, and other issues caused by the side effects of some medical treatments. 


It has been said that Grandaddy Purple has anti-inflammatory properties, which may help to alleviate and manage chronic body pain, like arthritis, fibromyalgia, and migraines. Due to its high potency, a hit or two in the evening is the best introduction to GP. If you choose to try Grandaddy Purple, be sure to start with a low dose to gauge your tolerance. You can always add more later on! Whether a first time user or a seasoned pro, marijuana affects everyone differently; please consume responsibly.


Grandaddy Purple at Reverie 73

At Reverie 73, we pride ourselves on creating a community where people feel comfortable following their curiosities at trying new things, whether a novice or experienced cannabis user. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about our strains. Looking to purchase Grandaddy Purple in Massachusetts? You can browse our menu online to explore our Grandaddy Purple offerings. 


Where to Buy Granddaddy Purple in Massachusetts


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You can find Grandaddy Purple at our Lowell, Massachusetts location (1148 Bridge Street, Lowell, MA 01850). Open Monday through Saturday from 11am to 9pm and Sunday from 11am to 8pm, the Reverie 73 dispensary is the perfect place to shop all your cannabis needs. Plus, we can’t wait to welcome you to our new shops in Beverly and Gloucester, coming soon!