Are you considering using marijuana as a form of medication and unsure of what you should use ? If this is the case, it can be hard to choose the correct strain that will fit your needs the best. You’re probably asking yourself that question ‘which strain of marijuana will best serve my needs ?’ There are two main parts to the marijuana plant. These are what are known as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). Each of these have different effects on the individual. From what you hear in the media, it is said that the high CBD marijuana strains assist better with medical conditions than THC. This is not always the case since there have been reports of many positive effects of the THC. There are also some strains high in CBD meant specifically for medical use. One of these strains which is good for recreational but some medical purposes as well is called Purple Kush. Here we’ll cover where it comes from, how its used, the effects, and what it can be used for. Ready to learn more ? Let’s get started.
Sativa 0 %
THC: 22 %
CBD: 1 %
The strain has a higher level of THC (22%) when compared to the level of CBD (1 %), making it a strain that is good for recreational purposes. Even though the CBD levels in this strain are lower when compared to the THC, the CBD still has some small effects as well. The strain is also known as “Purple Hindu Kush” and is a pure indica strain, and is thought to be a mix between the Hindu Kush and Purple Afghani strains. Although this is the case, it is also thought to go by other names such as Las Vegas Purple Kush, Garberville Purple Kush, as well as SR 71 Purple Kush. These are all thought to be of the same strain, just with different strengths, but at the same time, these may be hybrids with the Purple Kush being the dominant strain. It was said to first be discovered in an area of Oakland California. This is said to have come from the SR 71 strain which they called “ultraviolet”. Given these numerous strains, it can be confusing, but they are all part of the Purple Kush strain, just with different characteristics. So what are some good uses for this strain ?
Since this strain is higher in THC as opposed to CBD, it is probably used for more recreational purposes, but the CBD effects that are seen when this strain is used can have their place in medical use for some conditions as well. The Purple Kush strain is effective in helping conditions such as:anxiety, depression, pain both acute and chronic, as well as insomnia. The strain may also help with epilepsy or seizures as well, but this would probably depend on the individuals’ response to the strain. Since mental and emotional stress may be a trigger for many individuals’ with some conditions mentioned such as anxiety or depression, the level of relaxation that this strain brings could explain why it is of such assistance. For the individual with seizures, whether it is actually epileptic and of a chemical imbalance, or what is known as a non epileptic event, the relaxation felt and stress relief could be of assistance for either condition. More research should be done to scientifically show how this exactly works, since these effects are based only on testimony of individuals’ which have experience in using the strain. The levels of THC and CBD in different strains will determine the level of effects that are seen, with the specific strains. So what are some effects that this strain has ?
What effects does it have ?
When using this strain, it is good for its effects that come from the levels of THC that it has. As opposed to some many THC strains, it is known to have a psychedelic effect while not having a very strong cerebral effect. A level of high that is felt, but it is much milder than other strains, so much that this may go unnoticed, making you immediately feel the sense of euphoria and relaxation that this strain brings. Because of the deep sense of relaxation, there is actually a decrease in one’s level of focus. Due to the deep sense of relaxation, as well as the fact that it can be fast acting, you should make sure you’re near somewhere to sit or lay down when these occur. This would be what is known as couch lock and can last for up to a few hours, with some reporting falling into a deep sleep after using the strain. The sense of muscle relaxation, along with an increase in mood make it great to use while alone or in any relaxing environment. This is why the effects of the strain also go well with any other form of relaxation such as music. It’s good to use if you have been stressed and need to relax or wind down. Anyone will benefit in some way from using this or any other strain, but certain strains are more suited for either the experienced or inexperienced depending on what you want to get. So who benefits the most from using this strain ?
Who Should Use the strain ?
As previously mentioned, this strain has a higher level of THC when compared to the CBD, bringing with it a very deep sense of relaxation. The amount of THC in this strain is considered to be high when compared to other strains. Because of the intense relaxation that is experienced, it is better suited for the experienced individual. This is not only because of the intensity of the effects, but also because it has been reported to have an almost immediate effect from only a few puffs. Also, anyone that thinks they may benefit in treating any of the previous conditions mentioned such as anxiety or depression could try this strain as well. The effects are not as strong concerning any euphoria or mental stimulation if used in lower volumes, but you should be cautious concerning how much you can handle since many times anxiety and paranoia can be overdose effects.
When should it be used ?
Since this strain can bring with it a sense of physical relaxation and happiness, along with a long-lasting euphoria, it is a great strain to use during the evening or at night. Especially with the effects being faster than other strains, it may be better to use directly before going to bed, especially if you struggle from insomnia. After a long day that was stressful and relaxation is needed, or while at an event that is not energetic but a relaxing environment are both good times to use this strain. The strain is also great for using during any type of relaxing event such as meditation. You probably don’t want to use this strain though during the daytime when you have important things to do, since the level of relaxation that it brings could affect what you’re able to do. If you’re a beginner, it’s also best to use the strain indoors or around your home until you know exactly how it effects you. For anyone that needs to relax after a long day, prior to laying down, or any social event where the atmosphere is mellow, this strain is good to use.
How to use it
There are many forms of CBD and THC which come from the marijuana plant. This includes: smoking, vaping, capsules, and oils. The best way to get the total effect of either the CBD or THC of the plant is to use it in its original form through smoking or vaping. Although the capsules as oils may be effective, this is not the same as when smoking or vaping. When using this strain, you should expect to experience an earthy and musky like smell along with a sweet and fruity taste. You should also be cautions of any heavy coughing that it can bring with it. Most of the time, you’ll probably purchase the product from a grower, but if you choose to use marijuana in the form of buds for smoking and you know you’ll be using it for a while, you may want to consider growing it yourself since it may be less expensive in the long run.
Raising the strain
For anyone just beginning to grow their own strains of marijuana, this strain is more suited for the individual with a small to moderate amount of experience in this, but here are a few factors that may help if you are inexperienced. As is with any strain, this strain can be grown either indoors or outside, but with this specific strain it may be best that it be grown indoors. This is not only because it can be grown at any time when compared to growing outdoors, but also due to different environmental factors which are more controllable when indoors. In order to do this, you’ll need some equipment in order to get the most out of the plants. You should expect to see a shorter and bushy type plant, growing no more than 3 feet in height. Unlike most strains, this strain prefers a colder temperature just prior to harvesting it. This should only be for a short time though, since if done for too long, this may limit the amount that can be harvested. The strain can also be grown outdoors, but it can only be grown around late summer and early fall. The harvest time for this is September and it takes around 8 weeks to grow outdoors. The most unusual part to growing this strain when compared to others is that what is not used should be preserved through hanging it upside down for a week in an environment around 50% humidity and 70 degrees farenheight. When finished and put into jars, it should be stored in a similar environment.
As with any strain, the seeds may be hard to find, and depending on the laws in your area, obtaining the seeds may have to be done through other options. To begin with, you may want to first look at the manufacture of the strain, or any dispensaries in your area that sell seeds.
The ratios of THC to CBD for the Purple Kush strain of marijuana is higher in THC (20-25%) than it is in CBD (1%) but it can be used for both medical and recreational purposes. Medically it helps with things such as, anxiety, stress, insomnia, mild aches and pains, depression, and possibly seizures. The strain also has been shown to have a very intense effect concerning relaxation with almost no high, knowing to cause a “couch lock” effect. This makes it ideal for use at home and at night or in the evening after a stressful day. It allows you to be free of physical or mental stress, and should be used during the evening or at night. It is not recommended to be used when you have anything important to do or focus on, since the relaxation that it brings may be too much for some individuals’. Because of the level intensity of effects, it is more suited for the experienced user. Anyone experienced in using this strain that would to comment can do so below, and if you have any questions feel free to ask.