Purple Gorilla, named for its violet, over sized buds, is an indica-dominant strain that originated in the Bay Area of California. The sativa/indica ratio of this sweet, fruity strain is roughly 40:60, making it a good choice for treating insomnia, pain, migraine headaches, and muscle spasms, among other problems. The exact heredity is something of a mystery, but it probably carries genes that descend from the original Mendocino Purps. Tests suggest this strain has THC content that can top 17%, possibly more, so it’s typically quite potent. Unfortunately for patients with seizure disorders and other conditions that are treated with CBD, that cannabinoid appears in this strain in low concentration, less than 1%. This strain produces a sharp, pungent aroma of earth and berries, together with a similar flavor. Nugs are relatively dark with many amber strands. The medical market in Arizona is the easiest place to find this effective strain, though it’s also sold in at least one Oregon dispensary and occasionally makes the rounds on the black market. The indica parentage sparks a creative, energized high in both the body and the head, together with intense euphoria and happiness. Medical uses include treatment for anxiety, muscle spasms, migraine headaches, nausea, chronic pain, and insomnia.