While its combination of flavors may sound odd, Purple Cookies is an appealing feat of cannabis breeding. This indica-dominant hybrid is a cross between staple strain Girl Scout Cookies and heavy-hitting Grape Kush. The result is a multi-colored and heavily perfumed bud that’s brimming with bag appeal. Purple Cookies also offers a well-balanced high that eventually teeters towards relaxation and sleepiness.
Purple Cookie’s flowers are almost sure to catch the eye. These buds are medium to large in size and cling together in long, spade-like shapes, almost like mini pinecones. The leaves, which adhere closely together in an indica-typical bud structure, are remarkable for their color: a mottled combination of mossy green and rich purple and lavender. These latter hues are the result of anthocyanin pigments in the strain’s genetics that trigger the release of blue and purple shades when stimulated by cold weather. These already-colorful buds are also threaded through with yellow pistils and coated in cloudy white trichomes that account for the strain’s psychoactivity.
When properly cured, Purple Cookies has a pleasant aroma that mingles fresh berries with a floral sweetness. There are also some distinct notes of grape. Meanwhile, grinding up the attractive buds yields the somewhat less appealing odor of diesel fumes. When combusted in a pipe or a joint, Purple Cookies burns with a smooth and easily palatable smoke. This smoke carries the tastes of grapes, accented by an herbal, almost medicinal quality. Notably, any grape flavors present in this bud are totally incidental to its purple coloring — while the plants’ color is determined by pigments, its aroma is dictated by different compounds called terpenes.
Purple Cookies offers smokers what might be described as a “creeper” of a high, taking as many as 10 to 15 minutes to reveal its effects. As the high sets in, the user may note inexplicable feelings of euphoria and positivity. This upbeat emotional state is accompanied by an odd pressure around the temples and cheeks. As users become accustomed to these newfound sensations, they can also detect some significant changes in their perception. Certain sights and sounds may take on a new intensity that can occupy the smoker’s attention for quite a while. Many consumers also describe a palpable feeling of time dilation or a visual warping of depth perception.
In addition to these sensory novelties, Purple Cookies brings about a slight increase in mental stimulation. Thoughts and ideas may flow more quickly than usual and may take on a new, ineffable significance. Far from cerebral, though, Purple Cookies is unlikely to leave users acute enough to execute complicated analytical tasks; this is not a strain for enhancing productivity. Instead, the bud’s head high is dreamy and lazy, especially as its bodily effects become more pronounced. As the high progresses, waves of relaxation roll down the neck and spread through the spine and core. This sedation may inspire users to take a load off in the closest comfortable surroundings. Under the right circumstances, Purple Cookies can cause both couch-lock and sleep. For these reasons, the strain is best enjoyed at night.
Purple Cookies can also have therapeutic value for medical cannabis patients. Its sedation can soothe aches and pains, whether they’re temporary, as due to injury, or chronic, as due to conditions like fibromyalgia and arthritis. As noted, the strain can also lull consumers into a deep and fulfilling sleep. Psychologically speaking, it can even temporarily take the edge off of stress, depression, and anxiety. Because its mental effects are unlikely to bring about the kind of recursive thinking that leads to paranoia, Purple Cookies is a good option for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance.
Purple Cookies is a must-try for indica lovers, as well as for connoisseurs of the rare purple cannabis flower. This richly-scented strain is a surefire path to luxurious relaxation.