What do you get when you cross indica favorite LA Confidential with landrace-descended Pure Pakistani? Pure love, which is how this large, colorful bud with a complex floral aroma got its name. With THC content ranging from 8% to 14%, Pure Love also has almost twice as much CBD as THC, giving it a high that is both stimulating and therapeutic.
Pure Love's flowers stand out thanks to their jumbo size and spade-like shape. They have a classic indica internal structure and leaves of pale sage green, with yellow and orange pistils adding a colorful contrast. Due to the low THC levels, they have relatively few sticky trichomes, which makes them easy to break up by hand.
On first encounter, you may pick up on an earthy, nutty aroma which may be reminiscent of coffee or cocoa, but get a little closer, and you might detect some sweet, fruity notes as well. However, when broken apart you may get the spicy, incense-like odor that is distinctive of parent strain Pure Pakistani. Spark it up to get a smoke that is not only thick and aromatic, but smooth and easy on the lungs, that when exhaled tastes sweet and floral.
It's Pure Love, not instant love, so expect a slow creeping onset. Some 15 minutes after toking, you'll be granted entry into a significantly altered headspace, where thoughts may take on a certain synchronicity with your surroundings. The reflective mood may help to illuminate unforeseen connections between seemingly unrelated things, and can also be used to inspire creative pursuits. In some circumstances, Pure Love can go a little hippy and may manifest some strange sensory distortions like flattened depth perception or a sense of time passing more slowly.
After some time, you may notice that you're being consumed by a greater and greater feeling of physical relaxation. A tingle that begins at the nape of the neck may start to ripple down through the spine and core, working through any muscular tension and allowing for deep, restorative breathing. At this time, any outside stressors tend to melt away, giving you the ability to sink into your surroundings, or take a couple more tokes and go for total couch lock. Because of Pure Love's relaxed and laid-back vibes, its best kept for evening and nighttime enjoyment, or on a day when you have nothing planned.
Pure Love's deep sedation can also be useful for medical cannabis patients. The calming effects may temporarily distract from the difficult symptoms of stress, depression, anxiety, or even PTSD. It can also be useful in treating physical pain, whether it's temporary or chronic, and anti-inflammatory properties may also help relieve some basic discomforts. In the right set and setting, even insomniacs may fall into a deep, restful sleep after toking. Because the vibe is more physically relaxing than mentally stimulating plus the amount of CBD, this is a good option for those of you who are prone to paranoia or panic.
Unfortunately for now Pure Love is meant to be enjoyed not grown, as seeds aren't available online. If you do get the chance to grow some, do it in either controlled indoor conditions or outdoors in a hot, humid climate - that said, the landrace roots may allow for some resilience in the face of adverse growing conditions like temperature fluctuation. Plants tend to grow short and squat, with bushy lateral branches and a short flowering time of 8 to 9 weeks that offers a yield of about 37 grams/1.3 ounces of bud per square foot.
Pure Love is a valuable smoke for all and offers an extremely relaxing experience. Its genetic makeup may also make this strain worth seeking out by connoisseurs of landraces.