Strain Integrity

According to Leafly, “ Introduced in 2003 by Ken Estes, Granddaddy Purple (or GDP) is a famous indica cross of Purple Urkle and Big Bud. This California staple inherits a complex grape and berry aroma from its Purple Urkle parent, while Big Bud passes on its oversized, compact bud structure. GDP flowers bloom in shades of deep purple, a contrasting backdrop for its snow-like dusting of white crystal resin.

Its potent effects are clearly detectable in both mind and body, delivering a fusion of cerebral euphoria and physical relaxation. While your thoughts may float in a dreamy buzz, your body is more likely to find itself fixed in one spot for the duration of GDP’s effects. Granddaddy Purple is typically pulled off the shelf for consumers looking to combat pain, stress, insomnia, appetite loss, and muscle spasms.

From the OCS website, “ Granddaddy Purple by 48North is an indica-dominant strain grown indoors under LED lighting. This machined-trimmed, hand-groomed flower has a strong THC potency potential and minimal CBD levels. This flower’s grape and berry terpene profile is mainly composed of beta-caryophyllene (scents of peppery spice and wood), beta-pinene (scents of dill, parsley, basil) and alpha-pinene (scents of pine, rosemary).

Chasing the First time

Granddaddy Purple by 48North packaged on June 26, 2020, cost $31.95 for 3.5 grams with little scent and 17.4% THC.  Our expectations were shaped by our first encounter with RIFF’s Subway Scientist aka Granddaddy Purple with 23% THC.

The “high” starts slowly with an increase in our sensory awareness as euphoria seeps into mind and body.  We could feel our body relax as growing calmness washes away our stress.  Five minutes after our inhalation session, we enter the cocoon of blissfulness.  At the 15 minute mark, Granddaddy Purple by 48North is a dreamy relaxing “high” with mild time dilation and short term memory challenges.

48North’s Green Crush a hybrid sativa and Paris OG an Indica both have a sativa flavour in the “high.”  This Granddaddy Purple is also very cerebral with blissfulness in the first hour but lacking the crushing euphoria we were “expecting.”

Activity pairing should perform well with relaxing and rejuvenation situations.  This Indica is a more vibrant and cerebral wrap in a cocoon of bliss would pair well with social activities.


Granddaddy Purple by 48North

Our RIFF’s Subway Scientist review did not find that first crushing euphoric “high”  and neither did this 48North rendition.   We do dislike “Expectations” as they typically disappoints.   Moving away from “expectations,” Granddaddy Purple by 48North is a calm relaxing rejuvenating “high” for Granddaddy Purple fans.

THC:  17.48%

Quality:  7.8

Intensity:  7.6

Duration:  7.8

Total:  7.7

Cost:  $31.95 for 3.5 grams

Would we buy this again?  No because we like 48North Paris OG better and it is also cheaper.  While we did enjoy the “high,”  our expectations created an appetite for a more intense euphoric blissful experience.  Maybe we need another 5% more THC ….

On an investment note,  48North is entering their second outdoor growing year.   Last year, outdoor flower had 30% lower THC than indoor but was grown for 90% cheaper.  Best of Luck for the 2020 season in dialing in the environment and strains.