- Purple Haze (cannabis)
name = Purple Haze
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Purple Haze is a term used to describe a specific vividly purple strain of cannabis. It was however, originally used to describe a purple form of
Purple Haze is actually a glorified term that was adapted from the Jimi Hendrix song, which most believe was created about the "brand" of super potent LSD created by Owsley Stanley called "Monterey Purple" named for the Monterey Pop Festival at which Hendrix consumed before going onstage.
"Purple Haze" Today
There are many strains of cannabis that have a purple look to them, and with cross-pollination one could theory grow a strain that is Purple Haze, well technically it would be PurplexHaze signnifying the cross between Haze and a purple dominant strain.
Purple Haze also referred to a specific LSD tablet created by
Owsley Stanley.cite book | author = Grunenberg, Christoph | year = 2006 | title = Summer of Love: Psychedelic Art, Social Crisis and Counterculture in the 1960s | url = http://books.google.com/books?id=gCLOIhHTAE4C | chapter = "Protest and counterculture of the 1960s | pages = 44 | publisher = Liverpool University Press | isbn = 0853239290 | accessdate = 2008-05-13] In a High Times Magazine article by Bruce Eisner from January 1977, Eisner reports to have actually interviewed Tim Scully, one of the men involved in creating the LSD. According to Scully, Augustus Owsley Stanley III, began to manufacture LSD in Los Angeles in 1965.Citation | last=Eisner | first=Bruce | author-link=Bruce Eisner | title=LSD Purity: Cleanliness Is Next To Godliness | newspaper=High Times | date=January, 1977 | year=1977 | month=January | url=http://www.erowid.org/chemicals/lsd/lsd_writings1.shtml ] It was legal then. Owsley's LSD came in 270 microgram tablets of purple (Purple Haze) and white (White Lightning). LSD became illegal in 1966 and Owsley was arrested in 1967.
Jimi Hendrix song
Many speculate that the 1967 song of the same name by
Jimi Hendrixwas named after this blotter paper or after the cannabis strain. However, Hendrix stated that the song had nothing to do with drugs, but rather was based on a dream he had in which he was walking under the sea [ Experience Hendrixalbum sleeve, page 4, © 1997 Experience Hendrix L.L.C.] (inspired in part by the science-fiction novel "Night of Light" by Philip Jose Farmer, which used the term, a "purplish haze"). Jimi explained that in the dream, a purple haze surrounded and engulfed him, getting him lost. It was a traumatic experience, but in the end his faith in Jesus saved him. Even though Hendrix has claimed that the song is not drug related, the lyrics do seem to vividly portray an intense acid trip. [ [http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/jimihendrix/articles/story/6595862/purple_haze Purple Haze: Jimi Hendrix : Rolling Stone ] ]
Purple Haze is also the brand name of a marijuana-flavored lollipop available as a novelty chocolate at some convenience stores. The lollipop is flavored with hemp oil, which imparts the taste of marijuana without the high, but the candy has still been criticized by anti-drug advocates in the United States. [cite news|author=Associated Press|title=Pot-flavored candy takes a licking|publisher=MSNBC.com|date=June 25, 2005|url=http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8305249/|accessdate=2006-05-10]
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