Purple signifies the color of royalty and, in the case of cannabis, also mystique.

On dispensary shelves, purple means pungent, powerful, trendy herb—a stoner truism since at least the ’90s. To this day, some weed lovers in the US will only buy cannabis that is purple.

But how did Purples become cannabis royalty? Find out on Leafly, as they wade into the murky origins of ‘The Purps’.