Ohio Strain Review:
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Review & Photos by: Randy Shaffer
Packaging: First Impressions
Purple comes from Meigs County cannabis, the label for Agri-Med in Langsville, Ohio. We’ve already taken a look at one other Meigs County strain, Green OG, so be sure to check that review out if you haven’t already.
This strain is housed in a black bottle that resembles a hybrid between a traditional prescription bottle and a black photo reel container. While the black is certainly sleek, patients can’t see the cannabis they are buying, which is unfortunate. Thankfully, the top of this bottle is not very difficult to remove, and the bottle itself is also recyclable.
Cannabis Look: Out of the Bottle
This strain is not unlike Meigs County’s other strains in that the initial appearance of this cannabis is a bit frosty or dull, almost like the cannabis was over-dried or even sprayed or dusted with extra trichomes.
These trichomes fill each bud cola, bathing the oranges and greens in a proverbial forest of frothy white and creamy yellows, accented by orange pistals (of which there are many). Green hues peak out every so often, but take a bake seat compared to the color of the trichomes.
Colas in my bottle were rather large — larger than your average Ohio medical marijuana strain, like Cresco Cookies. The largest cola in my bottle was about the size of a prune.
How Does It Grind?
The large colas of this strain can be quickly broken up and ground with ease. I found that four or five simple turns did the trick.
I was able to take one prune-sized cola, break it into five smaller pieces. I ground that down rather finely, disturbing their wealth among 3 bowls in my Arizer vaporizer. Not too bad!
Smell Before Vaping
That sweet diesel aroma came storming out of the bottle when I first opened it, but slowly began to dissipate over time. This palette of dazzling sweet scents, almost like banana, open up even further after grinding. A delicate, but citrus-like floral undercurrent becomes more obvious with each inhalation, like a fresh lime or lemon tree right before harvest. This strain is just teeming with that fresh, enticing scent!
Alas, I found that the aroma quickly left the cannabis, leaving a strain with only a subtle scent. This isn’t a bad thing, especially for those living in apartments (might we suggest trying the Smoke Buddy). But Purple’s quick release of aroma may disappoint those who enjoy indulging in what this strain has to offer at its peak.
The Taste Test
I vaped this medical cannabis with an Arizer ExtremeQ vaporizer. I like to start my first bag at a lower temperature to open the terpenes, and work up to a higher temp to vaporize the cannabinoids.
This one tastes almost exactly like Fruity Pebbles on the tongue. It renders that smooth, relaxing citrus overload, after the juicy breakfast treat had soaked up a modicum of milk, stained from the wild dyes and fruity flavors found in the cereal. To say that it took me back to my youth is nothing short of an understatement. I felt proverbially transported to that era, sitting in my Spider-man PJs, staring at Saturday morning cartoons while I drank the fruity remains of my breakfast.
The diesel flavors are subtle, and mix extraordinarily well with the sweet, fruity currents, which take a front seat once this cannabis is vaped. This one reminds me a lot of Forbidden Fruit. It’s also reminiscent of Wedding Cake, too. If you love indulging in a sweet, delightful citrusy cannabis, this one should be one of your go-to’s in Ohio. Definitely consider pairing the Purple strain with a sweet drink, like a mimosa or a clear soda — something with citrus to really bring out the notes of this bud’s palette.
Medicinal Benefits and Side Effects I Noted
The medicinal benefits noted below are for educational purposes only, and are not a substitute for the advice of a medical practitioner or licensed budtender.
This Tier I strain contains 21.21% THC. It also contains 0.39% CBD. Purple is an indica-dominant hybrid strain.
Relaxation hit within moments of vaping the first bag of Purple. Relaxation followed by an immediate rush of creative energy — a desire to write, to listen to music. To simply be. And considering the tremendous pressure I have been under over these past few months, that relaxation felt astounding!
I do tend to be somewhat sensitive to hybrid strains, and I did note a few jitters and was faintly lightheaded as I rounded my third bag of Purple. So those sensitive to hybrids should be aware to take it slow with this strain.
However, there’s a lot to love about Purple’s relaxation effects. These eased the mind, relaxed my body and helped reduce my inflammation. Any strain that can create both a sense of relaxation and productivity simultaneously is choice for me, and Purple does the trick with ease.
Final Thoughts on Purple
Meigs County has a stellar strain on their hands for indica-dominant hybrid lovers. This one tastes like Fruity Pebbles, delivers stunning relaxation and creativity, and smells subtle and sweet. If you see Purple on Ohio Medical Marijuana Dispensary shelves, you should definitely check it out. And if you do, let us know in the comments below!
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This strain is striking, to say the least. It features a wide array of colors on the surface of the colas ranging from rich, inky purples hiding throughout the nugs, to lush pine greens and grass greens on the leaves.