Violet: Purple strains of cannabis are probably the most popular, such as Granddaddy Purple, Purple Haze and Purple Urkle. Marijuana strains that appear purplish or blue as opposed to the traditional green cannabis, tend to be more fruity, due to the high number of anthocyanins.
Other plants high in these molecules include blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, goji berries, blood oranges, and cranberries. Cranberries especially are touted for their powerful antioxidant properties, due to anthocyanins.
A common misconception is that strains with bold color are more potent. The truth is that color has nothing to do with potency.
Strong and vibrant color also indicates that your cannabis is at its peak freshness, taste, and potency. If you are consuming your colorful bud orally in tinctures, oils, edibles, or capsules, you are also getting the nutritional benefits of carotenoids, anthocyanins and other flavonoids. But what about the actual color? Do different colors provide different effects? Your cannabis can come in a rainbow of colors, and yes, different shades can determine varied effects, taste, and even smell.
ROYGBIV – Taste the Rainbow
Orange will mostly affect the hairs and buds, such as Agent Orange, Orange Crush, or Tangerine Dream. These strains are known for their aromas of fresh-cut citrus and are excellent mood enhancers.
Cannabis strains that retain green as the dominant bud color include Green Crack and Green Goblin. With a tangy, fruity flavor redolent of mango, Green Crack is a great daytime strain known to fight fatigue, stress and depression.
Temperature plays a vital role too. Chlorophyll is the plant component vital to photosynthesis and cooler temperatures inhibit chlorophyll production. For cannabis, depending on the lineage of the strain, certain colors can appear when you drop the temperature and the light cycle shortens, simulating a change in season.
All blue cannabis descends from Dutch Passion’s Blueberry, developed in Amsterdam in the 1970s. Popular strains include Blue Haze, Blue Mystic and Blue Cheese. These predominant Indica strains are known for being heavy, often used for relaxation and for providing relief from muscle spasms, pain, or stress.
Green: Green is the predominant color of most flowering plants, including cannabis, due to the presence of chlorophyll. Often plant tissues will have so much chlorophyll that its green color masks the presence of other pigments.
What Rainbow Kush may do, however, is help to mellow you out, and possibly make you a little more sociable. Some consumers of this strain say that it may even help to increase your focus or make you feel more creative too.
Rainbow Kush is a heavily indica-dominant strain with an 85:15 indica to sativa ratio. This hybrid is often confused with the very similarly named Rainbow strain. Rainbow Kush is a cross between the legendary indica Hindu Kush, with Master Kush and Montel’s Pride.
As you will see from the next section, we think that Rainbow Kush plant growers will enjoy their growing experience with this strain.
What Is Rainbow Kush?
The most common side effects associated with the Rainbow Kush strain are cottonmouth and dry eyes. Cottonmouth is easily manageable, with just a little extra preparation and planning. You can easily counteract cottonmouth by drinking plenty of water before, during, and after you consume this strain.