Granddaddy Purple :Marijuana Strain Information, History & Facts
Everybody else in the United States seems to be getting in on the reefer madness, so we’ve decided to do the same by introducing a new franchise: Weed Strain of the Week. In one of the earliest scenes of the movie, Saul explains to Dale how fire his newest strain of marijuana – Pineapple Express – is by only referring to previous strains that Dale had smoked. Now that legal marijuana and dispensaries exist, actual marijuana strains are more prevalent than ever, so we figured it’s time we start learning them all, one by one. Introduced in 2003 by Ken Estes, Granddaddy Purple is a famous indica cross between Purple Urkle and Big Bud. Like most heavy indica varieties, Granddaddy Purple is typically pulled off the shelf for consumers looking to combat pain, stress, insomnia, appetite loss, and muscle spasms.
Created back in 2003 by Ken Estes in the San Francisco Bay Area, Ken and his team sought out to create the ultimate Indica hybrid by merging two strains with fantastic genetics – Purple Urkle and Big Bud. The product of these two, Grand Daddy Purple, is a spitting image of it’s parents’ two best qualities – the deep and dark purple hue from Purple Urkle and the overgrown, dense buds of Big Bud. The dark purple buds blend well with the bright orange hairs and frosted white trichomes that generously cover the bud making it an extremely photogenic strain. From San Francisco down to Los Angeles, Grand Daddy Purple is one of the most sought after Indica strains due to it’s Hollywood looks and classic Indica effects. Despite this popularity many growers and those working in the dispensary world have claimed that Grand Daddy Purps is almost identical to another famous purple strain – Grape Ape.
Some even go so far as to speculate that these two strains may be in fact the same. COED’s Weed Strain of the Week is a recurring series.
Celebs are jumping on the marijuana brand wagon
Chong lends his name to Chong’s Choice, a marijuana brand that’s available in six states: Arizona, where medical marijuana is legal, along with California, Colorado, Oregon, Washington and Nevada, where recreational marijuana is legal, too. Celebrities with instant brand recognition like Chong have plenty of incentive for getting into this market. Sales totaled $8 billion last year, according to New Frontier Data, which estimates that US sales will grow to $23 billion by 2020. Canada is expected to legalize recreational marijuana this summer. Recreational marijuana is legal in nine states, as well as Washington, D.C.
Medical marijuana is legal in 30 states, but it’s still prohibited by the federal government. The estate of the late Bob Marley, including his widow Rita and his 11 children, are among the most prominent players in the marijuana industry. Their company, Marley Natural, includes branded marijuana, body care products and pipes. Marley Natural is backed by the Seattle-based investment firm Privateer Holdings, which has raised $200 million and is funding the Marleys’ expansion into Canada. The Marleys, Chongs and Snoops of the world are easy fits, but for the industry to grow beyond the realm of stoners, it needs other faces, says Troy Dayton, CEO of The Arcview Group, an investment and market research company for cannabis.
Both recently launched brands that promote marijuana as a health supplement. Kiss frontman Gene Simmons invested $10 million in the Canadian cannabis grower Invictus, even though he’s never smoked pot. Invictus went public on the Toronto Stock Exchange last month with a ticker bearing his name: GENE. Mike Tyson, the former boxer, recently broke ground on Tyson Ranch, a project to build a pot farm in California City, about 50 miles from Los Angeles.
Officer DeDonato checked with dispatch and no alarms were reported to the police department from the school. DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE. At approximately 10:57 p.m. on June 22, Officer Jacob Elderkin was on routine patrol working on a driving under the influence patrol. Based upon his performance during testing and the officers’ observations, it was determined that Ambrifi was unfit to operate a motor vehicle safely and he was taken into custody.
Officer Sara Goes was dispatched to the Haxton’s Toll Gate Liquors parking lot on Bald Hill Road on June 29 around 5 p.m. for a report of an operator possibly driving under the influence. At the scene she met with Sergeant Nelson who stated that a retired Warwick officer and a community service officer were doing a detail in the area. The driver took an extended period of time to pull over, leading the officer to believe that he may be attempting to conceal items in the vehicle. As Ramirez rolled down his window, the officer reported that he detected a strong smell of marijuana emanating from the vehicle.
Officer Jaafar reported that he observed a bag of suspected marijuana sticking out from the center console. Additional officers were requested to report to the scene. A pay as you go phone was also found, which reportedly would not stop ringing, again leading the officer to believe it had to do with drug activity. STOLEN PHONE. On June 30 at approximately 5 p.m., Officer Ben Bratko and Ryan Lancaster were dispatched to the Post Road Walmart for a report of a larceny.
At the store they met with the reporting party, who told the officers that her mother’s cell phone had been taken when she left it on a table that displayed merchandise at the front of the store.