Published on March 10th, 2020 | by Eleanor Russell1
Purple Master Strain Review
Balanced strain with a large variety of effects
Purple Master is a rare 70/30 Indica-dominant cannabis strain made by crossing legendary hybrid strains Master Kush and Purple Kush. This heavy-handed powerhouse tests in with an average percentage of around 20-25% THC making it perfect for managing stress, depression and chronic pain. While the cross between Master Kush and Purple Kush is nothing new, the Purple Master phenotype tends to display more of the heavy indica effects of Master Kush and the bright berry aroma and dense appearance of Purple Kush.
Purple Master has a gorgeous appearance and is one of the top strains that come to mind when you think of really high-quality flower. While on the plant, flowers grow in a typical indica-dominant fashion on broad stalks that grow bushy and outwards instead of tall. Her water leaves are dark green to a rich blue and require much trimming and training to encourage flower growth versus foliar growth. The buds are dense, football-shaped nuggets that display beautiful shades of bright-to-medium green. The curly pistils are a sandy orange to a golden amber color, though they’re often overshadowed by the thick blanket of silvery THC-rich trichomes that give the flowers a very rich, sticky look.
While beautiful both on the plant and dried in jars, the aroma of Purple Master is pungent both before and after drying. Each frosty flower releases a spicy berry or artificial grape scent when broken apart. When burned, Purple Master takes on a more herbaceous and pungent aroma that mellows into a skunky, fruity scent. Best of all, Purple Master tastes a lot like she smells. On an inhale you’ll be hit with sharp flavors of grape and earth. The smoke is thick and on the peppery side, so it’s likely to make you cough. An exhale brings the best of the flavors together and leaves you with a rich and spicy herbal berry aftertaste that is sure to impress as you let go of your daily stresses.
Smoking Purple Master provides a lot of different effects since both Master Kush and Purple Kush have long lineages full of different strains, phenotypes and effects. As an indica-dominant hybrid, the effects are mostly in the body though you will often note a slightly uplifting and energizing mental effect that is more typical of sativa strains. An uplifted mental state paired with deep physical relaxation is a perfect combination for all-day symptom management and an elevated state of mind. Between these effects and the high concentrations of THC in the strain, Purple Master is the perfect choice for treating chronic pain and nausea, improving sleep and appetite, and kicking stress to the curb.
All in all, Purple Master is a beautifully balanced strain with a large variety of effects, great flavors, and mouth-watering aromas. Next time you see it at your favorite dispensary be sure to give it a try.
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