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How Do I Turn My Buds Purple?

Purple weed really draws attention. It’s hard to believe but there are a lot of cannabis growers out there that will tell their customer’s purple weed is better or more potent than a standard green bud and this is completely wrong.

1. What’s The Difference Between Green and Purple Buds?

In most plants (including cannabis), the dominant pigment is chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is extremely efficient at capturing light energy because it can absorb nearly every wavelength of the visible light spectrum.

In fact, the only wavelength it does not absorb and reflects is those in the “green” spectrum, that’s the reason why most plants appear green to the human eye.

However, most plants have functional pigments other than chlorophyll and in the absence of chlorophyll, many plants will use anthocyanin or carotenoids (other pigments) to capture sunlight energy.

Unlike chlorophyll, anthocyanin absorbs all wavelengths except for those in the indigo/violet spectrum, this makes it reflect back violet light, making the plant look purple to the human eye.

2. Are Purple Buds More Potent?

There’s no correct way to know if purple buds are more potent. In fact, purple buds can be more potent than green buds or vice-versa. But have in mind that color has nothing to do with it, it’s all about genetics.

If you’re a fan of purple strains, our LSD-25 with THC levels above 21% is just the right option.

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