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Canaca Purps Review

Purps from Canaca is a hybrid cannabis strain with a strong floral flavour with subtle hints of fruity pine.

Canaca describes their Purps hybrid strain as having unknown origins but shares a genetic lineage with Mendocino Purps.

Canaca Purps is known for it’s frosted green buds which are a mix of green hues with orange pistils and are loaded with ample trichomes. The flavour profile of Purps is a mix between floral and fruity pine thanks to a terpene combination of beta-caryophyllene, bisabolol and cedrene. So how does this compare to Canaca’s Mango strain or Canaca’s Alien Dawg?

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Purps from Canaca arrived in an industry standard white plastic container with security lid. After getting the cap off, we inhaled deeply, then went back for a 2nd, and then a 3rd. The smell was hard to gauge until the bud was allowed to breathe for a few moments. Then it became clear the smell was a sweet floral and herbal with just a very faint touch of pine at the end. Pretty close to what Canaca described just not overpowering.


Purps looks good. Not the best we’ve seen and not the worse. These lightly frosty looking olive green buds seem to lack a certain wow factor but do look delicious in their own right.


The most entertaining aspect of this process is the unique and remarkable flavours that we come across here at Merry Jade. For example, we’ve come across herbal flavours quite a few times and generally they’re good. This just may be my favourite herbal tasting bud period. It has an extremely sweet herbal flavour profile; almost like a sweetened iced-tea. You also pick up subtle notes of pine as you smoke more. The next time we seek an enjoyable herbal flavour of bud, Purps from Canaca will be one to remember.


Listed with 24.3% THC content and price tag of $26.50 for 3.5 grams, we found the high from Purps from Canaca was stronger than average but like the smell it was not overpowering. Most of the buzz focuses on the body with a light fatigued eyes sensation coupled with just enough of a light mental high to be able to allow one to maintain focus for moderate amounts of time. Overall it’s a good product at a reasonable price with the flavour profile being it’s greatest feature.

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Canaca Purps is a good hybrid at a good price with it's sweet herbal flavour being the best part. Most of the buzz focuses on the body with a light fatigued eyes sensation coupled with just enough of a light mental high to be able to allow one to maintain focus for moderate amounts of time.
  • Moisture pack was included
  • Strong sweet herbal flavour
  • Price point ($26.50 for 3.5 grams)
  • Weak smell hides greatness
  • Lots of dark colour tones
  • Thin trichome coverage
Smell - 6.3
Appearance - 6.8
Flavour - 8
Experience - 7
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Since high school my friends and I have been recreational cannabis users so we decided to start Merry Jade after legalization in 2019. We review and photograph the different products then share them on this website. The rating system we use is called “SAFE” which stands for Smell, Appearance, Flavour and Experience. Each category gets a score out of 10.

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  1. I think its good Canaca is finally using humectant packs in their massive plastic bottles. I think you give them too much credit though. Even if you take into consideration the price point they sell their strains at there are other brands in this price range that deliver better product. I’ve had all their strains, Alien Dawg, Mango, Purps and the Green Crack. None of them were worth remembering. Leafy/shaky, petrified buds that taste like dry grass clippings and dirty newspapers and I’m convinced the percentages written on the bottles are way off. They’re cheap though.

    • Canaca makes Green Crack? That is a strain I’m looking for. Will check it. Totally agree about the %… I think several of the brands are not even close. We’ve had 19% that floored us and 28% that we didnt even feel. Not from Canaca, but just in general.

  2. I just finished a 24.3% 8th that I bought right around the time this review came out. I thought I’d love this one, but I really didn’t even after a bunch of times. Grew to like it towards the end (I’m funny that way sometimes). Even still, this one is on the way out but I see no need to rush out and buy more, way too many other interesting new ones to try. Cheers!

    • I feel like Canaca has been more misses then hits. What’s your overall with them been like?


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