Saturday, September 19, 2015

Grand Daddy Purple - Dama **Update**

Brand: Dama
Strain: Grand Daddy Purple
Indica-dominant Hybrid

Potency Analysis: TTL 22% THC 0% CBD 0% THCA 22%

Potency Analysis: TTL 20% THC 1% CBD 0% THCA 19%

Cost: $15/gram
Store: Old Toby in Chehalis, WA

Original Pictures:

Harvested: 03/03/15
Smoked: 08/03/2015

Harvested: 06/23/2015
Smoked: 09/17/2015

Packaging: 2.75" diameter semispheric bubble in a 3.75" x 3.75" plastic sheet packed in 6" x 6.25" square cardboard

I have to start this talking about the packaging.  It's packed in nitrogen to keep it fresh.  The box is very big, and full of a ton of info.  This cardboard square is tough to deal with in a retail environment because it's so big.  I get the asthetic they were looking for, and I like it.  But otherwise it's just bad design.  Just an egg with a small hanger would work well.  The big ass package is just wasteful, and I think not recyclable because of the glue all over the inside of the cardboard. 

Now, that being said, I really like dama's weed.  This is that deep purple, and frosty.  One nug was slightly blonde, but otherwise all of it was this rich purple.  The blonde nug of course was the one facing the camera in the in-package shot above.

The texture is pretty dry, the nitrogen packaging notwithstanding.  This was very dry, over-cured perhaps.  I'm just going to have to take a look at some other nitrogen-packed strains to see if this is how they all end up.  Update: Having smoked quite a bit of dama marijuana, this appears to be the way nitrogen packing works for the most part, but I do still believe this particular strain was over-cured a bit.

The dryness resulted in a pretty light scent, but it's a very unique combination. As soon as I smelled this I thought "BBQ Chicken!"  It's spicy, woody with a bit of sweetness and I stand by that first whiff.

This was woody and had some mild spice tastes, and an undernote of bland sweetness.  Yes, bland sweet.  There's no texture or shape or special characteristic of it.  The exhale was carbony but faint.

Updated: The flavor this second time around was very dark berry and just awesome sweetness.

I got an indica, for the first time in ages, because I needed to relax.  I was after a good shoulder-stress reducing and hip-arthritis easing high and that's exactly what I got.  This got me calm and relaxed, I was heavy in the head and face throughout this high.  Eventually I fell asleep.

Definitely what I was after in a good indica and some restfulness.  I got what I wanted and this will definitely be a strain and brand I'll be hitting up again.

1 comment:

  1. Nice to see you branching out for us indica fans. Keep an eye out for 9 Pound Hammer if you ever need to bring on a coma quickly. I also did not care for Dama packaging, but their DJ Short Blueberry was damn good.