Purple weed strains seem to symbolize myths and different values in the cannabis world.Whenever the discussion involves the color of marijuana, it is always full of wrong information. What is the scientific truth behind the myths and legends?
Can all hemp become purple? The answer is no, only cannabis strains with purple appearance genes can turn purple. In addition, even plant strains with a purple gene cannot guarantee that they will become purple. The chemical substances and growth conditions of a particular plant are also a major factor.
How to grow Purple weed strains?
From a scientific point of view: Purple weed strains are due to the higher anthocyanin content in some cannabis plants. In order to make plants purple, growers must first select plant varieties that contain high amounts of anthocyanins, which is the same as eggplant and blueberry purple. Anthocyanins are usually hidden by the stronger pigments in chlorophyll. However, at lower temperatures, chlorophyll will decompose, which will lead to the release of anthocyanins. In other color varieties of cannabis plants, it will cause yellow, blue, gold or other colors to appear. This means that the color of cannabis depends on the specific plant strain and pH and temperature.
Would Purple weed strains be better?
In addition to visual appeal, scientific research has shown that purple cannabis plants are no better than the common green plants. According to the European Food Safety Agency: There is no substantive evidence that cannabis has any different effects on the color, although they contain a higher concentration of antioxidants, theoretically only a single part of the food has some benefit. There is only weak evidence of anthocyanin as an anti-inflammatory agent, but if ingested in excess, it may make the disease active. .
Generally speaking, the THC content of purple weed is lower than the green counterpart, but this does not mean that purple weed strains with high THC content do not exist. Science is convinced that this is because humans are attracted by seeing colors. And today we are not emphasizing that Purple weed strains need to have high THC content, but the excellent professional reproduction and inheritance of plants.
Of course, no one or scientific research has proved that the color visual appeal of Purple weed strains can bring a better smoking experience, and purple has nothing to do with the desired smoking experience.