When it comes to cannabis flavors, there’s no question that the flavor that reigns supreme is grape. Sure, they’re not the only flavorful strains out there: Gelato, with its sweet and minty notes, Blue Dream, with its fruity, berry taste, or Pineapple Express, with its tropical goodness. However, none of them compare to the delicious and delirious high delivered by Purple Punch and other grape-flavored cannabis strains. always pack the most delicious followed by a relaxing and anxiety-free high that can last for hours. The answer as to why Grape flavored cannabis is so special might surprise you, so read on to find out why the Grape flavored herb is the holy grail of cannabis strains.
Grape + Cannabis: More Similar Than You Realize
Grapes and cannabis actually have a lot in common. Both plants are heavily influenced by genetic engineering from humans, with strains and varieties being responsible for the wide variety of gene expression we find in both cannabis and grapes, and their byproducts. Basically, humans have been cross-breeding grapes and cannabis for centuries and this has allowed us to create new plant varieties to our exact specifications – which is where we get strains like Gorilla Glue #4, Sour Grape, and Skittles and wine varietals like Sauvignon Blanc, Chianti, and Moscato. Both grapes and cannabis are used in the creation of an intoxicating by-product with medicinal side effects that have been used by humans for centuries – there have been burial tombs as much as 2,500 years old that show evidence of a cache of cannabis and wine for use in the afterlife.
Let’s Talk Terps
You may have heard the word terpenes – or terps for short – when talking to the budtender at your local dispensary, but did you know that cannabis plants aren’t the only plant in nature that produces terpenes? Every plant on earth produces terpenes which give plants their aromatic properties. In other words, it’s the reason plants smell good!
It turns out, grapes have a pretty robust terpene profile, and their terp profile has a lot in common with the terpene profiles of some of the most popular strains of cannabis on the market. Grapes are rich in five terpenes that are also found in cannabis plants in high levels: linalool, geraniol, nerol, terpineol, and citronellol.
First up is linalool, a terp that is pretty common in cannabis and can be effective at lessening anxiety and depression as well as helping to combat insomnia. Next, geraniol is a powerful terpene that has shown the potential to be effective as an anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-cancer, and neuroprotective application. Nerol is actually very similar to geraniol, with its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities. This terpene exhibits a sweeter, yet mild scent compared to geraniol’s sweet, floral odor. Terpineol, another terp with similar qualities, has also been found to reduce pain. Finally, we have citronellol, a floral terp known for its anti-inflammatory properties.
So, Why Are Grape Strains the Best?
The answer comes down to two things: Grape-flavored cannabis strains taste reliably better than other strains, and they have innate properties that enhance the positive effects of weed. Basically, they taste better and they hit harder. Let’s look at a few specific reasons why.
Great Aroma & Taste
The easiest way to know that you’ve got some high-grade grape-flavored cannabis, also known as Purp, is to take a big ‘ol whiff. One smell of the rich and pungently sweet aroma will let you know what you’re working with. Not only will the smell of grapes envelop your nose but you can expect your grape-flavored cannabis to taste grapey as well – you may even notice that the smell is strong enough to trigger your taste buds, and the taste is what you’d expect – a stinky sweet goodness you won’t soon forget.
The buds of grape-flavored cannabis are a sight to be seen. Sometimes, grape-flavored strains look like you’re run-of-the-mill dried herbs, but more often than not, their brilliant purpley-red buds are a sight to behold. Purp is a show-stopping strain, the kind your homies want you to pass around so they can smell its sweet goodness before you roll it up. Grape marijuana strains tend to be covered in more trichomes and pistils than usual and can be quite sticky. If there are two things any stoner wants to see, it is sticky weed with tons of THC crystals all over it. That’s exactly what you get with grape-flavored cannabis strains.
A True Knockout
Whether you’re puffing on a Purple Punch Cart or firing up a Grape Soda Pre-Roll, you know what you’re puffing on is gonna taste delicious with its sweet and fruity aroma sometimes punctuated by sour or earthy notes. The intense grape taste will welcome you with intense, lasting euphoria. The entire experience is a feast for your intoxicated senses, the likes of which can only be experienced from grape-flavored cannabis. If you’re looking for more yummy grape options, check out our Grape Ape THC-O Pre-Rolls, Grape Soda Delta-8 disposables, Grape THC-O Transcendance shots, and our yummy new Grape Dazzle THC-O sodas, available in four-packs for you’re next kick back sesh with the homies.