This mostly indica hybrid (60% indica/40% sativa) produces lush, chunky buds covered in trichomes and purple shades. Purple Gorilla flowers smell of fresh earth and an array of berries, and its smoke tastes of sweet grapes picked right off the vine.
For an indica-dominant strain, Purple Gorilla provides a rather surprising shot of energy when smoked. It’ll lift away the day’s cares and bring a drowsy-headed cerebral effect that is both calming and soothing. It may work wonders on pain, inflammation, tight joints or muscle tension, insomnia, and nausea. Beginning users may want to stick with daytime use until they’re sure it won’t keep them up all night.
Common side effects from Purple Gorilla include dizziness, headaches, anxiety, and possibly cottonmouth.
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Purple Gorilla likely originated in the Bay Area around San Francisco, California. Its genetics are somewhat of a mystery, but it may be an inbred cultivar of Mendocino Purps (aka The Purps).