There are countless ways to describe cannabis, such as dank, aromatic, or potent. One word you may have heard once or twice in passing is “exotic.” It refers to strains that are of the highest quality. In some cases, they may be uncommon or rare. In many cases, they’re shinier than other, lower-quality, strains on the market. In this article, we’re going to focus on some of the best exotic purple strains that satisfy.

1. Gelato #33

Gelato #33 is a slightly Indica-dominant hybrid that comes from Cookie Fam Genetics. It’s a cross between Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies and Sunset Sherbert. It features notes of orange, mint, and earth on the nose. Its flavors tend more toward berries and citrus, making it a rather tasty exotic purple. 

The strain averages around 22% THC. It hits first with a near-instant head rush that’s both uplifting and intense. Eventually, that high moves to the body, relaxing you and leaving you feeling buzzy.  

2. Granddaddy Purple

Granddaddy Purple is one of the most famous exotic purple strains on the market. It’s also one of the bases for several other prominent strains on the market. A mostly Indica-dominant hybrid, this strain is a cross between Big Bud and Purple Urkel. It hits both your body and your mind first but eventually fades into a comfortable, relaxing body high. Many who use it do so to manage ailments such as insomnia or anxiety. With a THC content of up to 23%, one or two hits are often enough to give you what you need. 

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3. Grape Ape

A 100% Indica strain, Grape Ape is a tasty grape-flavored strain that provides a potent body high. That high comes on slowly, gradually weighing down your limbs. You’ll feel slow and sleepy, effects that make it great for treating insomnia. The relaxing effects can also help ease physical pain and mental stress. 

4. Mendocino Purps

Mendocino Purps (also called “The Purps”) is a rare strain that comes from Mendocino County, one of the three counties that make up the Emerald Triangle. It’s a clone-only strain that’s hard to come by, unfortunately. 

It’s an Indica-dominant hybrid that features up to 20% THC. Common effects include sleepiness, couch-lock, and hunger. It can also elevate your mood and help ease anxiety and stress.

5. Purple Kush

Purple Kush is a 100% pure Indica strain with an earthy, candy-like flavor. It features a THC content of up to 27%, so users should be careful with it. As a pure Indica, it eases you straight into a sense of physical relaxation. It’s great for insomnia, anxiety, depression, and even pain.  

6. Purple Trainwreck

A 50/50 hybrid cross between Mendocino Purps and Trainwreck, Purple Trainwreck is a well-balanced strain excellent for managing pain and stress. It offers both a mind and body high, giving you the best of both parent strains. When you use it, you’ll get the delicious aroma and flavor of citrus, lavender, and pine. 

Exotic Purple Strains for a Great Experience

When it comes to cannabis use, quality matters. Exotics are typically the best of the best, and your experiences with them will reflect that. If you’re looking for an incredible, satisfying strain, consider giving one of these a try.