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Purple Lights Strain Information

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Purple Lights is a marijuana strain. We’re still learning about the flavors and effects of Purple Lights. If you’ve smoked, dabbed or consumed this strain before, tell us about your experience by leaving a review.

British Columbia Seed Company created Purple Lighting in 1995 as a combination of Northern Lights #5 and a purple-hued indica landrace.

The top reported aromas of the Purple Lightning strain are spices and earth. It is said to taste of citrus, earth, and musk.

Purple Lightning marijuana strain is a 70/30 Sativa dominant marijuana hybrid. This kush was bred in 1995 by BC Bud Seed Company. Staying true to its name, the herb hits fast, like a lightning bolt. Purple Lightning is not recommended for beginners due to moderately high, up to 20% THC levels. These cannabis plants have strong, but pleasant aroma. Indoor cultivation provides larger yields. Purple Lightning buds are bright green with generous layer of trichomes. This pot is good for daytime use.

About Purple Lightning

Tasting of fruit and spice, Purple Lightning is an Indica dominant hybrid that is loved by many for its perfect blend of cerebral and physical effects. Numbing both the body and mind, the strain has many medical applications ranging from calming nausea to pain, anxiety and stress relief. Though users should be wary, especially newer patients, as this strain can easily leave one in a very dazed and disoriented state. Some users find this strain imparts visual hallucinations upon them but many more find that the strain plays tricks on their mind. Purple Lightning has a THC count that can reach up to 15 percent.

This BC Bud Seed Company creation often produces a very powerful aroma and requires an indoor grow set up. However, as an advantage the strain inherited traits for staying short from its parents, a clone only landrace Purple Indica mother of mysterious origins and a male Northern Lights #5 that was 25 years in the making at BC Bud. Purple Lightning is a plant that rarely breaks three feet and can be grown even by first timers. Needing only the basics to grow, this strain usually finishes within a mere 50 days. BC Bud unleashed Purple Lightning upon the world in the year of 1995.

purple lights strain


THC: 20% – 23%

Purple Lights is a 100% pure indica strain created through crossing the infamous Purple Kush X Northern Lights strains. Named for its gorgeous appearance and enlightening effects, Purple Lights is the perfect bud for any indica lover. This bud has small and rounded super heavy minty green nugs with vivid purple undertones, lots of skinny orange hairs and a coating of tiny frosty purple-tinted white crystal trichomes. As you break each little nugget apart, aromas of earthy pine and spicy grapes are released. The flavor is on the fruitier side, with a spicy grape taste accented by sweet woods and earthy pine. The Purple Lights high isn’t quite as bright, with pretty lifted effects that hit both mind and body with a high level of potency due to its 20-23% average THC level. You’ll feel super euphoric from start to finish, with a spacey heady effect that has you fully unfocused and blissfully unaware of anything and everything around you. A sleepy and sedative body effect comes next, leaving you immovable and couch-locked before you finally pass out. These effects give Purple Lights an edge in treating conditions such as insomnia, mood swings, chronic pain, depression and chronic stress or anxiety.

Grow information

purple lights strain

Purple Lighting is a mostly indica hybrid that, accordingly, produces short, squat plants with dense foliage and plentiful buds. The strain hardly grows past 3 feet tall, making it perfect for both indoor and outdoor gardens. Purple Lightning is a low-maintenance strain that flowers in 50 days inside and late September outside. It’s quite pungent so odor-control measures may be needed. 

Purple Lightning is unavailable as seeds or clones.

Type of High

Purple Lightning marijuana strain induces strong cerebral euphoria,energizes body and mind, improves focus. Promotes socialization and giggles, relieves stress. Followed by deep relaxation and sedation. May cause disorientation and hallucinations.


Purple Lightning cannabis strain is a cross between PurpleIndica and Northern Lights #5.

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