Article by The Kindland
Have you heard of Millennial Pink? Apparently some us just can’t get enough of it. Well thankfully, cannabis comes in an array of colors and strains. And sometimes it can even be pink.
The color variance between, say, Blue Dream (which isn’t blue, btw) and Green Crack (which is green but not anything like crack) is due to the genetic makeup of the cannabis strain, and the environment and way in which it was cultivated.
As KINDLAND has previously covered:
“The word of the day is: anthocyanins. These babies influence the final pigmentation your plant exudes, which can vary based on the temperature and amount of light it is exposed to. According to the Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology, anthocyanins are ‘universal plant colorants responsible for the red, purple, and blue hues evident in many fruits, vegetables, cereal grains, and flowers.’”
Indeed. Weed is science. According to Herb magazine, “evidence suggests that the purple coloration may be a kind of antifreeze, protecting plants from cooler climates. There is also evidence that hints that the dark coloration is a way plants protect themselves from intense UV exposure as they age.”