I try to avoid going up to Garden Grove when Santa Ana has some fine local dispensaries. However, if anyone is going to tease me onto 22w, it’s going to be SCPA. Southern California Patient’s Association has some of the toppiest top shelf strains in Orange County. Less than a month ago SCPA offered 4-5 strains pulling in incredible cannabinoid levels. I was lucky to get Sour Dub Purple several times out of this storied batch. Tested at exactly 30% by SCLabs, it was their highest rated bud on the shelf, surpassing most top shelf strains in Orange County by close to a third. While their menu currently doesn’t boast these same numbers, I would try the always reliable 29% Chem-D and watch for their other sell out strains to come back around.
There seems to be zero genetic information on Sour Dub Purple. No one else sells it, and almost no one has heard of it. Even the budtender wasn’t sure it’s origin or if there would ever be more. Lengthy research has pulled back only Purple Sour Diesel as a variation of the name, and although hours could be spent lining up possible sours and purples for the paternity test, I feel a physical description would be a better sell. The light green buds were absolutely frosty with tricromes. There were few “hairs”, and overall, it was uniform in composition. The plant broke up and smoked like a Sativa. It ground uneven and leafy, as a Sativa is oft to do, and would be best used in a pipe or bong. I did roll up a single blunt of it though, and it smoked very airy and sweet, if not a bit on the thin side. I am reminded of Cookies and Dream and wonder if there may be some strain similarities there. The high was euphoric and talkative, very anti-anxiety. A great head high that reminds you of why you smoke to begin with. Problems disappeared and hours flew past. This is a great bud for playing video games or watching a movie with friends. There was a secondary body effect, as well, but nothing like a couch lock Indica. Limbs felt soft and, when smoked at night, it left me drowsy. Coordination was low, and I was forgetful over the whole high. My eyes were a dry burning red almost immediately. Although I wish I knew more about this fantastic strain, it defines itself as a Sativa dominant hybrid by its effects and structure.
When I first bought this strain about a month ago, it was fresh and moist. Handling it was a charm, and it stuck to everything. My last eighth purchased this past Saturday, however, is dry and brittle and down on it’s potency, very clearly the end of the bag. Since removed from the menu, I fear it may be gone for good. Writing now, I am smoking my last bowl of Sour Dub Purple. I don’t get sentimental over strains. I agree completely that weed is weed. I agree, that is, until a strain like this comes along.
Sour Dub Purple= $50 an eighth
Southern California Patients Association
12882 Western Ave.
Garden Grove, Ca 92841