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Purple Gorilla
Hybrid 50% S, 50% I
Dominant terpene
Caryophyllene 0.29%

17.75 - 19.5%


0.53 - 0.86%


0.18 - 0.86%


Grape, Sweet



Purple Gorilla is a hybrid strain with differing opinions regarding its origins. Some people say that it is the child strain of Mendocino Purps while others believe it to be a child of Sour Diesel and Puprle Urkle. Whatever its origins may be though, the Purple Gorilla strain is a very relaxing one. With a THC content of 16% to 20%, this isn’t the most THC-heavy cannabis out there, but it does offer some strong results.

After smoking Purple Gorilla we got crazy muchies and feasted like unfed baby chimpanzees LOL

Jim McKenzie 09.10.21

Purple Gorilla Strain - So Why Is It So Popular and Famous?

Effects and Uses of Purple Gorilla

The following are the primary effects that can be experienced when consuming this weed:

  • Calmness
  • Sleepiness
  • Sedation

Whether you smoke the buds or consume it in edibles, you will see some potent relaxing outcomes. The effects start with a feeling of euphoria that slowly takes over the whole body and makes users content and satisfied. Keeping all of its effects in mind, the best time to consume this marijuana would be at night when you want to watch a movie or just rest. Its low THC content makes it an attractive choice for beginners too, as long as they control their doses. Some of the medical issues that Purple Gorilla strain may help relieve symptoms include: stress, PTSD, muscle spasms or chronic pain.

Purple Gorilla Strain Terpene Profile, Aroma, and Taste

There are two dominant terpenes in this strain – Linalool and Terpinolene. These are accompanied by others like Limonene, Phellandrene, Valencene, and Carene. With such a diverse terpene profile, you would expect a strong aroma and you wouldn’t be disappointed when you break apart the buds. It releases a strong scent of earthiness, created by Phellandrene, and pine along with notes of berries and grapes. The taste will remind you of eating sour grapes that are complemented by some sweet fruity and earthy notes. The grape flavor comes from a combination of Phellandrene and Valencene while Limonene and Carene are responsible for the sweet berry notes.

Growing Information

If you carefully grow the Purple Gorilla plant from its seeds, you can expect a very good yield. It produces its purple, oversized buds in just 49-56 days and can be grown indoors as well as outdoors. It prefers outdoor climates though where its yield is higher. It might take a little bit of experience to grow this strain properly but once you put in the work, you’ll be rewarded with 21-24 ounces per square meter of this marijuana.

User Reviews 17

Jim McKenzie

After smoking Purple Gorilla we got crazy muchies and feasted like unfed baby chimpanzees LOL

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Stef Adams

its stress relieving hybrid 50/50, citrus, earthy, with skunky notes, 18%thc in my pack

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I got a vaporizer and a PG cartridge. I had good time and good laugh. I felt careless like a baby. Makes me mellow, sedated, and happy. A pleasant way for winding out a hard and stressful day. The smoke is smooth with herbal scents. LOVE it.

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This after-work strain is worth checking out. Once I tried it at a party and it really hooked me. Just a few tokes give a complete body relaxation. No heart pounding or racing thoughts. I know that when my head touches a pillow, Ill fall asleep immediate

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I love this weed. I love the aroma. I love the after taste. I love the way the effect builds up and then boom…it is almost as good as getting a delayed orgasm.

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My Gran used to have chronic pain in her left knee. This affected her ability to move but she hated drugs. When I put some weed in her porriage, she felt better. Now she can walk around more to nag us…lol

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I have been suffering from insomnia right from childhood and it became worse in recent year. Suprisingly, after taking a joint of Purple gorilla I slept like I was in the bossom of angels.

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First time I tried this weed, it was glorious. The effects comes on slowly and before you are floating before you realize it.

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it is readily available because of its low CBD level which makes it safe

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my eyes were dry when I took this kush. I was very dizzy and I could not walk in a straight line. Everything was suddenly moving in circles. I am not comfortable with the fact that I cant smoke it anywhere.

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I love how the effects is slow and spread to the whole system.

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very potent relief of pain

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completely usable for pain that hinders sleep. Therefore increasing quality of life.

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It makes me feel happy

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it is as relaxing as weed gets

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Oh man, I just love it!

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it is very potent

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Strain details

Purple Gorilla Strain Cannabinoids

THC Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is a major cannabis chemical compound. It is a psychoactive element that stimulates dopamine release and induces euphoria or happiness. THC-rich strains may be helpful with such conditions as lack of appetite, chronic pains , etc. It is considered to be the primary active marijuana component. 17.75 - 19.5%
CBD Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a major compound in cannabis, which is non-psychoactive. It is also proved to counteract the side effects of the second major component THC. CBD is widely used for medicinal purposes in rubs, oils and so on. It is helpful in muscle pain cases, may treat arthritis and migraines. Even Greeks used it against pain, while Queen Victoria applied it to get rid of menstrual cramps. 0.53 - 0.86%
CBC Cannabichromene, or CBC, is a minor cannabinoid, meaning that its quantity in cannabis is quite little. Though it has the same origin as CBD and THC, it is different in functions. Without any psychoactive effects, it is an efficient cannabis compound in combating acne and depression. CBC produces analgesic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. 0.27 - 0.88%
CBG Cannabigerol, or CBG, is one of the minor cannabis compounds in adult plants. On the other hand, young ones contain a lot of this antibacterial and anti-inflammatory component. During the growth, CBG is converted into different cannabinoids, mostly THC and CBD. The compound itself increases appetite and decreases eye pressure. 0.18 - 0.86%
CBN Cannabinol, or CBN, is a trace element in cannabis that is considered to be mildly psychoactive. It appears from oxidation THC, exposed to light and heat. CBN is mostly contained in old cannabis and in traditional hashish. It is effective against insomnia, bacterial infections and appetite loss. 0.05 - 0.17%
THCV Tetrahydrocannabivarin, or THC-V, is a compound contained in cannabis in trace amounts. Even though it is close to THC molecularly, it is different in effects. This compound may be psychoactive only in large amounts. THC-V reduces blood sugar, controls appetite, stimulates bone growth, etc. African Sativa strains are the richest in THC-V. 0.27 - 0.9%

Purple Gorilla Terpene Profile

Carene Carene (also known as Delta-3 carene) is a terpene found in rosemary, lemons, pines, and cedars, offering citrusy and cypress aroma. Studies on mice showed that carene provides anti-inflammatory effects, as well as promotes bone health and chronic pain relief. 0.21%
Pinene Pinene is one of the most widespread terpenes in nature, found in pine trees, basil, nutmeg, parsley, and rosemary. Cannabis containing terpene (alpha-pinene or α-pinene) boasts a strong pine scent. Pinene is responsible for anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, and anti-anxiety effects. 0.04%
Myrcene Myrcene (also known as β-myrcene) is one of the most common terpenes found in cannabis, representing more than 20% of the modern marijuana terpene profile. Myrcene has a distinct earthy, musky flavor, resembling cloves. It is responsible for calming and soothing effects of weed. Myrcene is also found in hops, thyme, mango, lemongrass, guava melon. 0.12%
Ocimene Ocimene (derived from the Ancient Greek word Ocimum meaning basil) is a terpene with sweet and herbaceous flavors, also boasting citrusy and woody undertones. Naturally, ocimene occurs in mint, parsley, orchids, hops, kumquats, mangoes, basil, bergamot, lavender, and pepper. Offers antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties. 0.01%
Humulene Humulene (also known as α-humulene) is one of the major terpenes found in cannabis, contributing to woody, earthy, spicy, herbaceous, and, mainly, floral aromas of cannabis. Used in modern medicine, humulene offers anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and appetite suppressant effects, which have been well-researched by pharmaceutical companies. 0.07%
Limonene Limonene (also known as d-limonene) is the second most common terpene in nature and the third most common terpene in cannabis. It has a powerful citrus aroma and can be found in all citruses, including lemons, oranges, grapefruits, limes, juniper, etc. Limonene is known to elevate moods and provide anxiety, depression, and stress relief. 0.16%
Linalool Linalool (also known as beta linalool, linalyl alcohol, linaloyl oxide, and p-linalool) is one of the rarest terpenes found in cannabis, mostly in small quantities. Linalool is known for its spicy and lavender aroma, bringing relaxation and calming effects. It is also said to provide anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that can be useful for athletes. 0.03%
Valencene Valencene is a terpene that got its name from Valencia oranges - a fruit where It's initially found. Valencene offers citrusy, sweet aromas, with flavors having notes of oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, and, occasionally, fresh herbs or freshly cut wood. Citrus aromas, frequently found in a wide variety of cannabis strains, are contributed to by valencene, which is known for anti-inflammatory and insect repelling properties. 0.03%
Phellandrene Phellandrene (also known as alpha- and beta-phellandrene) is one of the rare terpenes found in cannabis with antihyperalgesic and antidepressive properties. Phellandrene contributes to a minty, woody, and mildly citrus aroma in cannabis. Previously confused with limonene and pinene, phellandrene was eventually distinguished as a separate terpene common for eucalyptus. Also, it could be found in mint, dill, black pepper, cinnamon, parsley, pine, and lavender. 0.05%
Caryophyllene Caryophyllene (also known as beta or b caryophyllene) is a terpene found in many herbs and spices, such as black pepper, basil, rosemary, and oregano. Cannabis high in caryophyllene delivers a strong spicy, peppery aroma, resembling cinnamon and cloves. Caryophyllene offers potent anti-inflammatory and sedative effects. 0.29%
Total terpenes content 1.01%

Growing Info

Flowering time 49 - 56 Days
Flowering type Photoperiod
Grow difficulty Difficult
Harvest time 63 Days
Yield outdoor 15 - 20 Oz/plant (~ 550 g/plant)
Yield indoor 1 - 2 Oz/Ft² (~ 400 g/m²)
Height indoor 60-80
Height outdoor 60-80

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