AMCO’s Review of High Bank’s in house grow of Purple Punch

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Strain basics

Purple Punch is a match up Larry OG x Granddaddy Purple. It’s pedigree packs a who’s who of cannabis popularity including well known names like OG Kush, San Fernando Valley Kush, Purple Urkle and Big Buds. The genetics make this strain an Indica dominate. Now lets form a Amco High Opinion.

The Look

The clean white and black label and glass packs some great information for us: 24.8% THC and 0.33% CBD. The Harvest date was 4/24/21 and tested on 5/13/21. I wish the label included the terpene profile. That would be very beneficial to the patient trying to treat specific issues. The sample itself presents in multiple hues of green broken up by large outcrops of purple veining. The 7 buds that make up this 3.5 gram sample are dense and mostly round, but not cone shaped that is seen on cola buds of this phenotype. AMCO’s High Opinion of the look is 8.5 out of 10.

The Smell

This strain smells like grape Zebra Stripe gum with hints of citrus in the front of the nose. I’m picking up a little Linalool, known by its lavender notes that hits in between the eyes and the back of the sinuses. I’m guessing this sample is highest in Humulene, Limonene, and Myrecene. Humulene smells like clove, but is not overwhelming in this sample. It’s known to be the dominate terp in this strain. I deducted one point for the less than pungent aroma, giving AMCO’s High Opinion of the smell 9 out of 10.

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Under magnification, this sample shows signs of minimal ambering of tricombs; 10% at most. For a medical grade Indica dominate, the tricombs should be closer to 40% ambered to get the best pain relief, in my High Opinion. There is excessive decapitation present on the outside of the buds. If the tricombs on the outside matched the inside, this could have rated as a 9. Unfortunately the cure rates as 7 out of 10.


A half gram joint was rolled in an unbleached paper. I was careful to use clean scissors so not to corrupt the flavor profile. Limonene takes the prize for the dominate flavor in the dry hit. After a few drags, I noticed that the grape flavor is noticably less powerful than in the smell. However the skunky notes of Myrcene makes the flavor a pleasant Skunky grape treat.


Purple Punch is a strain known to carry a wallop of an effect. This batch doesn’t disappoint. I got quite the expectorant from it, clearing both my sinuses and chest of the seasonal funk. I was having a high level of pain, both nerve and inflammation based today. This half gram sample surprisingly reduced my nerve pain like a sativa would. I didn’t get a lot of muscle relaxation. I think this is due to the lack of ambered tricombs. Overall, I think my muscle pain was reduced by 1 point and nerve pain was reduced by 3 points. AMCO’s High Opinion of the effect is 8 out of 10.

In Conclusion

In conclusion, AMCO’s Overall High Opinion of High Bank’s Granddaddy Purple is 8.3 out of 10. I found the machine trim was just too aggressive. Tricomb decapitation is not cool when it’s done on a cultivation level, much less a micro cultivation like we have here in Arkansas. I will say this strain was effective and tasty. If could easily be a perfect 10 score if there more undecapitated amber tricomb heads.

About AMCO_patient_oo7

Little Back ground on my self ,i am a dyslexic medical cannabis patient that has fought threw life for more then 20 years in pain after a string of botched spine surgery .I have been prescribed just about every thing you can think of that is for controlling pain or that the drs thought may have a side effect to help control a symptom caused by 4 failed operations of the spine from Therasic 10 to the Sacrum 1 ,(bout half my spine) that has left me unable to do much of anything sence the failed fusion threw out Lumbar region . I have broken implementation in my spine , im non surgical at the moment tho i need two operations or combo surgery sometimes called , alfit and tlift .surgery on the front of the spine threw my gut and then replacement of instrumentation from the back side the spine as well.So to say i have complex intractable pain is a understatement. From bull toothache type pain radiation form the bones and screws to the nerve pain that shoots from my waist to different location in the rump leg and foot. I have hypersensitivity of the trunk from center line of my back above the spine to midline under my arm.This area of CRPs (complex regional pain syndrome) effects my rear thigh and saddle area at times.I been on a cane most my life and that ruined a shoulder and my ankle on the same side is damaged goods as well. Enough about what hurts for now and lets get into why im exspaling what symptoms i live with and have for over half my life. Pain Management in Arkansas , wow is it a labyrinth at best . I spent so long on opioid care that i was a opioid patient before the term pain management even existed i think. From Fyntinle to tramadol i have had it all one time or another. today im on 240 MME (morphine medical equivalent) less Medications then this time last year yet my condition is deteriorated and continues to daily. I found my self being told to consider implants of computers to shock my spinal cord or pumps to implant in my spine in order to continue to receive opioids control of a life debilitating immobilizing pain that is ever day life for a person whom spine has been cut in half and screwed back together.Over the years i have had to allow my spine to be injected my nerves to be burnt all these procedures that didnt work but had to consent to or not receive you relief for pain.Well the state of arkansas decided that patients could use medical cannabis for a list of symptoms and i am the lucky guy to have more then a couple of those. I hope to answer questions by direct message on the topic of medical use , as best to what my experiences are for all the people of arkasnas whom are on this path cannabis and natural medican s . Many loosing opioid care left no where to turn but to cannabis. I will tell you here from time to time what canna products have helped and have not helped me with my symptoms and maybe it will help educate the masses
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