Granddaddy Purple by Strane

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14 grams of grand daddy purple smalls in front of strane yellow ziplock stash bag

Granddaddy Purple aka “Grand Daddy Purple” aka “GDP” aka “Grand Daddy Purps”

the “father of all purples” strain
PURCHASED: Oceanside Dispensary, 16 Magothy Beach RD,

LINEAGE: Big Bud X Purple Urkle
Big Bud= Skunk #1 x Afghani Landrace

While there is some debate regarding the origin of what we collectively refer to as Grand Daddy Purple or Granddaddy Purps, there is no doubt that the now-legendary breeder Ken Estes.

As the story goes, Ken was introduced to a visually purple tinged cannabis variety used by a certain Native American Church by a member of the group. After this experience he was able to garner a few and continue the breeding process.

MEDIUM: Flower 1/2 oz 14 grams prepackaged in new large ziplock (go to packaging to read more on this)

Batch/Lot#: 29977
Exp 4/12/22
POTENCY:  —__THCa 24.96% | THC 0.45%/ THCVA .13%/ CBCA .37%/ CBGA .10%

CLASS: structural Indica Hybrid with a balanced cerebral and physical effect
AWARDS: 1989 Cannabis Cup overall winner


“GDP delivers an almost instantaneous uplifting cerebral euphoria..."


GDP delivers an almost instantaneous uplifting cerebral euphoria that washes away acute and residual stress and tension and leaves a mentally stimulating creativity and focus as much as it may cause an increased level of personal internal and social engagement.
The physical euphoria is not far behind offering a deep wave of an almost numbing relaxation. The mind continues to seek new ground as this steady surge of body based peaceful euphoria keeps the experience anchored. Higher levels of ingestion can precipitate an increase in appetite as well as somnolence possibly leading to sedation


  • Imparts uplifting feelings of cerebral euphoria
  • Augments concentration and focus +/++/
  • Uplifting /mood elevating
  • Enhances/ sharpens tasks (especially repetitive tasks at all levels of difficulty which may provide a pleasurable sense of satisfaction)

+ micro 1 inhale
++ medium dose 2-3 large inhales
+++successive sessions over hours 6-12 large inhales


  • Mild to Medium levels of physical relaxation
  • Appetite stimulation (relaxing of muscles in stomach/abdomen ++/+++
  • light to medium ocular and cranial pressure
  • sets the on a serene course of non-sedative comfort
  • Promotes somnolence/ sedation and sleep with higher levels of ingestion and/or if already fatigued –
    * +++

+ micro 1 inhale
++ medium dose 2-3 large inhales
+++successive sessions over hours 6-12 large inhales


Some may want to approach Grand Daddy Purple with caution as its THC percentiles aren’t really relevant to its true potency overall and its effects have a decidedly energetic cerebral quality especially in the onset stage.

14 grams of gdp in front of strane ziplock


Can help mitigate or alleviate. some symptoms associated with:

* ADD/HD (Attention Deficit Disorder)*
* Anxiety/Depression/ Stress
* Sleep issues +++
* Eating Disorders/ Lack of appetite * +++
* muscle tension/stiffness/inflammation (most likely due to the higher levels of Myrcene and Caryophyllene) ++

blue and orange sherlock pipe with buds of grand daddy purple and stane bag



Strane’s rendition of this modern classic is quite emblematic of GDP in the color department.
When ground the purple is even more pronounced against the myriad of greens; especially offset by flecks of brighter almost fluorescent green.
Good For Bowls and Rolls: GDP
quite suitable for all. Best when ground but after about a week it’s much easier to break down by hand.

big chunky dense buds of grand daddy purple strain


  • GDP
Artificial grape like Hubba Bubba Grape Bubblegum
  • Herbaceous Lemon /pepper
  • Sweet-Berries
  • Kush-hashish
  • Citrus- spiked citrus undertone
  • Semi-Metallic tinge to the bouquet
  • strong skunk aroma that grows more pungent over time


  • Hostess blueberry pie filling
  • Grape candy
  • Grape flavored Dim-a-tap brand cough syrup



At times, Grand Daddy Purple can be somewhat harsh. But, even the sharpest hit usually resolves in a cooling grape flavored exhale


the aroma of Gator Breath combusted state is an extremely sweet cannabis smell
Distinctly top-ended grape flavor
With a middle tier of lemon -lime
After-neath kush-hash taste at the tail

14 grams of grand daddy purple smalls in front of strane yellow ziplock stash bag


You may have noticed that many cultivators are now using ziplocks for their packaging. Many multi-state operators cultivating in Maryland like Kind Tree, Harvest (Roll One, Modern Flower) for instance seem to be exchanging their rigid, structured, and sometimes overly ornate glass and plastic packaging for ziplocks bags. This move toward the bag may be a response to rising costs as it would seem to lower overhead. With less money spent on unnecessary fluff like glass jars wrapped in hemp cultivators can lower their prices to a more competitive bracket. It is rather disheartening at worst and silly at best when you open a box to get to a plastic dram that is only one-third filled. You may wonder what you’re paying for; you may even justify bringing this dram into your home by coming up with all the ways you can repurpose the tin or jar should you decide to keep it. Surely that’s worth the extra money you spent on this flower ….right?

The Strane “stash” bag seems to signal more of the same; yet another example of the notion that in the world of cannabis packaging glass may be the Past.


The Strane “stash” bag is yet another sign that the glass dram may be on its way out.

Glass is the Past in cannabis packaging. The disparities between product to packaging ratios seems to reek of unnecessary cost where the coverage outweighs the event.
Prices are increased in just about every sector of the economy. Paying $65 for an eighth of flower in an ornate jar shrouded in a box does seem a bit obnoxiously extravagant from a consumer’s standpoint.

To be fair, and give credit where due, Strane’s puck drams are possibly the best  structured or “hard-box” packaging around. They definitely have their advantages and at least they aren’t glass .Strane’s puck dram does have its upsides. for one its not glass.
It is easy to stow away in any front pants pocket; slim enough in fact to fit quite comfortably in a breast pocket at that; barely taking up more space than a can of Skoal or similar product.

If you work in a dispensary in Maryland, you might appreciate Strane’s puck-style dram even more. Strane does provide shelf boxes for their partners making it easier to organize. They are easy to stack or stock and store I should say. Whether you orient them vertically in stacks of say 2 to 4 you can also have them in forward facing fashion vending machine style and that is only limited by the depth of your vault’s shelves or an inventory cart that is placed on a shelf.
But, they are still a hard-box dram. 
Strane has the joined the brave ranks of Kind Tree, District Cannabis, and the very first cultivator to offer a ziplock solution, Harvest and their Roll One and Modern Flower brands.
And it is eye catching to say the least. Blaring caution yellow with small modest black text at the top- and made from a softer more playable less plastic to the touch type of non-plastic plastic.
My first encounter with Strane’s new ziplock was impactful simply because of the size as it housed a full 14 grams or a half ounce of expertly cured bud. I was very pleased with this because it was easy to open yet appears to have a better locking system than some other ziplocks I’ve seen. And, after almost two weeks now I can attest that the Grand Daddy Purple buds awaiting their inevitable consumption are still fresh; they aren’t dried out or shedding trichomes; they are quite spongey still with just the right amount of give. All in all I am very pleased that Strane went this route; especially for half ounce. 



AlphaPinene: 0.13% | BetaCaryophyllene: 0.42% | BetaEudesmol: 0.06% | BetaMyrcene: 0.4% | BetaPinene: 0.12% | CBG: 0.18% | CBGA: 1.56% | Humulene: 0.1% | Limonene: 0.63% | Linalool: 0.15% | Terpinolene: 0.04% | THC: 21.9%


1. Limonene 0.63%
2. Beta- Caryophyllene: 0.42%
3. Beta- Myrcene 0.40%%
4. Linalool 0.15%


Granddaddy Purple aka GDP aka Grand Daddy Purps is of unknown origin and usually thought to be a cross of Mendo Purps X (Skunk #1 x Afghani Landrace strains. Although structurally an Indica GDP’s effects arrive with a rush of cerebral energy that if experienced in  micro-doses has the potential to ignite creative impulses and augment focus. In higher doses however GDP’s characteristic sedative euphoria kicks in further obiliterating mental stress and fatigue as well as grounding the body to an immobilized state of euphoria. GDP’s amplification of the senses in general but specifically the ability to focus for longer periods of time is a hallmark of its high making it a good choice for those who wish to reap its more cerebrally activating effects. Others looking for a way to increase appetite or facilitate sleep can also utilize GDP’s classic narcotic euphoria by simply ingesting more. All in all GDP can be quite a useful strain considering the breadth of its potential to inspire creativity and amplify focus as well as calm the body into a sedative stress relieving euphoria.

 . Big Bud X Purple Urkle.