Tasting of sweet berries and other fruits, Purple Haze marijuana is a psychedelic throwback to the plants heyday, a “feel-good” strain that boosts creativity, brings on the giggles, and, in general, let you feel more social. It’s said that doctors tend to love this strain for its ability to regulate mood swings, giving patients a feeling of support without the heavy side-effects of prescription medication. Patients have also expressed success in turning to Purple Haze to treat stress, chronic pain, and fatigue.
Hendrix may have immortalized Purple Haze marijuana back in the 60s with his classic rock hit of the same name, but it wouldn’t have taken much for this sativa-dominant hybrid to reach legendary status on its own – with up to 19% THC and a happy, relaxed high, Purple Haze is blast from the past for pot proponents looking to indulge in a little nostalgia with their pain relief.
One of the reasons Purple Haze feminized marijuana seeds may be so popular among the private gardening set is its relative ease of growth – even beginner gardeners with no marijuana growing experience can harvest upwards of 500 grams per plant when setting their seedlings up In a hydroponic system indoors. After eight to nine weeks of flowering, your buds will burst with vibrant lavender hues, ripe for the picking.
This sativa strain is popular for a lot of good reasons. With a moderate to high THC level of about 19%, Purple Haze delivers a happy, relaxing high that tastes of sweet fruit. Feel your creativity soar as you giggle your way through your day off.
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For tourists, a dispensary is often the first stop after wheels down, but with so many options it’s hard to know where to go. So just in time for April 20, here is our definitive guide (listed in alpha order, not ranked) and a few pro tips to make your visit to the high country even higher:
Since its opening in 2013, Silverpeak Apothecary has pioneered the luxury dispensary experience.
Sometimes, it’s easy to forget that cannabis was once illegal in Colorado—especially in a small ski town with seven dispensaries in its downtown core alone. Aspen is notorious for having the highest pot-shop density of any city in the state—one for every 850 people, based on a 2014 population figure of 6,805 residents. It’s worth noting, too, that Snowmass has a moratorium on marijuana, which prohibits “the establishment of any medical marijuana facility or any retail marijuana establishment in the town of Snowmass Village” and was just extended through October 21, 2018.
Best Day Ever
Located in the heart of downtown on the Hyman Avenue Mall, Green Dragon has a deep selection and, with 10 locations in Colorado, its cannabis is discounted more than most (locals love to head here for rotating specials like $25 eighths and $8 joints). A wall full of swag welcomes curious visitors to the shop’s long bar, staffed with plenty of bud tenders so customers rarely have to wait. Recreational, 409 E. Hyman Ave., 970.429.4365, greendragoncolorado.com
Longtime local Michael Gurtman (formerly at the helm of the much-missed Meatball Shack) opened Aspen’s newest retail dispensary earlier this year. along with a cultivation facility in Glenwood Springs. Best Day Ever is already notorious in town for having the strongest strains ever, along with an expertly curated selection of artisan edibles, designer accessories, and pain-relieving topicals. Recreational, 520 E. Cooper Ave., 2 nd Fl., 970-618-5727, bestdayeveraspenco.com
Native Roots is one of only two dispensaries in town offering both recreational and medical cannabis (Silverpeak Apothecary is the other).