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Ken’s Grand Daddy Purple (GDP): A Strong Sleep-Aid

Matthew Price March 4, 2014

Bred by Ken Estes, the Granddaddy Purple (GDP) strain is a strong, Indica-dominant hybrid that has become incredibly popular since its release. It is best known for its distinct berry taste and pain-relieving effects.

Ken’s GDP Strain: Big Bud X Purple Urkle

Indica lovers rejoice! Granddaddy Purple (or GDP) genetics can be linked to the mix of Big Bud and Purple Urkle - each powerful Indica strains in their own right. Ken brought them together in his search for a strain that was easy to grow and delivered much-needed pain relief.

Granddaddy Purple (GDP) Marijuana Strain

Sure enough, he was successful in his mission and Grand Daddy Purple has become a household name among medical marijuana patients and cannabis enthusiasts alike. According to the Grand Daddy Purp Collective (based in Richmond, CA), GDP is the most requested strain 6 to 1 in medical marijuana collectives.

In many respects, Granddaddy Purple is very similar (some believe it is actually the same) to the Grape Ape strain. Interestingly, they each are said to have Mendocino Purps in their lineage, which explains why they have nearly all the same traits with only small aesthetic differences. That being said, you can always recognize the Grandaddy Purple strain from the distinct berry marshmallow scent.

Granddaddy Purple (GDP) Marijuana Strain

How Will The Grand Daddy Purp Cannabis Strain Affect Me?

I came across this particular batch of GDP on my recent trip to Buds and Roses Collective and knew I was in for a treat. Grown by Kyle Kushman, it not only provided full-bodied relaxation, but the flavors were incredible.

“Ken’s GDP can be a great choice of strain to end your night in a deep body melt. I use this strain to fight off insomnia with ease, and to help stimulate my appetite.”

The terpene profile from this batch of Grand Daddy Purple had an intense berry influence. Couple this with significant pain-relief attributes, which is why I found this batch to be perfect for patients looking for a relaxing session that will help provide relief to most physical ailments.

Ken’s GDP can be a great choice of strain to end your night in a deep body melt. I use this strain to fight off insomnia with ease, and to help stimulate my appetite. It is also considered to be beneficial for anxiety, stress, pain, and muscle spasms.

The Grand Daddy Purple strain is a personal favorite of mine and will always be my go-to choice to end the day pain-free. It makes for an all-around pleasurable session every time, as the cannabinoids work together to aid in relaxation.

Ken’s Grand Daddy Purple (GDP): A Strong Sleep-Aid
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Ken Estes is a cultivator and celebrated breeder. He is best known for developing the Granddaddy Purple strain, but he also has a number of clinics throughout the State of California. Ken was turned on …
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