Purple Punch

Attributes

Face
Purple Punch
Leaf
Light Purple
Pot
Fat Bowl
Environment
Surprise Party
Foreground
Party Foul
Accessory
Party Hat
Accessory
Accessory

Attributes

Face:
Purple Punch
Leaf:
Light Purple
Pot:
Fat Bowl
Environment:
Surprise Party
Foreground:
Party Foul
Accessory:
Party Hat
Accessory
Accessory

The LEGEND

Two factors determine the coloration of a particular Cannabis strain when it reaches peak potency. We’re talking—of course—about the classic evolutionary dichotomy of nature vs. nurture.

Through natural selection, through selective humanoid breeding, through advanced extraterrestrial gene sequencing techniques developed by the Federation of Love, Weed & Recreational Support (FLWRS), certain strains of Cannabis are simply genetically predisposed to turn purple. 

In fact, only strains like Purple Punch— that naturally produce compounds called anthocyaninscan ever turn purple, though they don’t always turn purple. While strains that don’t produce this key flavonoid will never turn purple, no matter where or how they’re grown.

So that’s your nature. 

But environmental factors (nurture) also play a key role. 

Purple Punch reaches its fullest royal spender of purplocity when grown in a place where the days are hot and the nights are cool. On Planet Earth, this is often a coastal environment. And so living by the beach makes purple weed among the chillest weed in the universe.

You can look it up.

But what made FLWRS so eager to get Purple Punch on board the escape pod, to be blasted off this perilous planet and into deep space for safe keeping? The anthocyanins!

Once the FLWRS shuttle arrives the ensuing terraforming process will require massive amounts of anthocyanin in order to break down the soil and create a suitable environment for agriculture to proceed. 

Purple Punch will thus be the very first strain to take root on the MTHRS home planet, and even the best minds inside FLWRS Cannabis Preservation Department can’t predict what colors will emerge when the first crop reaches maturity.

Already Purple Punch has been crossbreeding prodigiously with the other airlifted strains, producing a plethora of offspring all with at least trace amounts of anthocyanins. 

Proving that the future is purple!

ORIGIN STORY BY DAVID BIENENSTOCK
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