Slang for either LSD or purple cannabis.
originally meaning LSD(according to dictionaries and drug resources)
more recently redefined and popularized in refference to purple cannabis.
Both usages are correct, however it is more commonly used in refference to cannabis.
... also a popular song by Jimi Hendrix written under the influence of LSD...
"Got weed on the ton
I'm bangin with my hand up her dress like, unh
I'll make her cum, purple haze in my lungs"-THE GAME (f/ 50 Cent) LYRICS This Is How We Do

"Purple haze all in my eyes
Don't know if it's day or night
You got me blowin', blowin' my mind
Is it tomorrow, or just the end of time?" - Jimi Hendrix Lyrics Purple Haze

"Are You Experienced, one time I just heard that recently, I must have been high or something. Yeah, when I heard it, it was like, um, I said, 'Damn! I wonder where my head was at, when I said all those things,' you know. But I don't consider that more invention of psychedelic, 'cause it's asking a lot of questions. I said, 'Damn! Wait a minute, I feel ... you know, 'scuse me while I do this,' for a second maybe, it could be stuff like goin' in different strange areas and all this, like most curious people do. And I just happened to put it on "Purple Haze." But the way I write things, I just write them in, with a clash between reality and fantasy mostly... ALTHAM: Well, I think psychedelic to most people has connotations with LSD.

HENDRIX: Oh, you mean strictly LSD? You mean with that type of consciousness?

ALTHAM: Yeah, with dreams...

HENDRIX: Oh right! Oh yeah, well you have to give them a little bit of it to dream on, because so they can hear it over again, 'cause they might be in a different mood. Well, dreams come from different moods. So it's nothin' but moody... you know laughs." -Keith Altham Interview with Jimi Hendrix 1970
by Cornholio February 10, 2005
kick ass song by jimi hendrix, strongest naturally grown weed, not laced
man i listened to purple haxe after i smoke that purple haze n i was trippin
by mike June 09, 2004
Jimi Hendrix' second single, off his first album, Are you Experienced.
Purple Haze, is in my brain...
'Scuse me, while I kiss the sky!
by Franchez August 02, 2005
Originally meaning the hallucinogenic drug LSD. Active in micrograms (ug). A very powerful psychedelic drug. The typical dosage of LSD in one "Hit" is between 50 and 150 ug. Appropriate doses are generally viewed to be 1ug per 1kg of body weight.

LSD builds extreme tolerance quickly. Use must be spaced out by at least three days for the tolerance to go down enough to trip again, any sooner and there will be little to no effect. There is a cross-tolerance to Psilocybin, the chemical found in hallucinogenic mushrooms.

LSD was originally synthesized in 1938 by Albert Hofmann. It was not discovered to be a hallucinogen until April 16, 1943 after Albert Hofmann accidentally ingested a small amount. LSD did not appear on the streets until 1963. Before then, the experiences of LSD were restricted to chemists who could synthesize it from Ergot alkaloids derived from the rye Ergot fungus.

It was federally banned in the US in 1967, simply because the government was afraid of the alternative thought methods and "enlightenment" it created, believing it would incite rebellion among the general public. It is one of the safest drugs, legal or illegal, known to man. It is safer than aspirin or advil. So-called flashbacks are simply the result of post-traumatic stress disorder, and can happen without LSD use, mostly in wartime veterans.

The chemical name is d-Lysergic Acid Diethylamide. The term LSD is an acronym for the German name, Lyserg-Saeure-Diaethylamid.

Many people in modern days have begun using the word Purple Haze in reference to certain strains of cannabis. This is a misnomer, in reference to the original definition as stated above.
Dude! That purple haze was so fuckin strong, I was trippin balls all night!

Shit man, the walls are breathing!
by Interstellar Overdrive May 16, 2005
Good ass weed. Gets you fucked up so easily.
Dude, you got that good shit? Yep, I got that Purple Haze bitchhhh!
by Malasiaaa April 20, 2010
Contrary to what you actually believe, it is NOT a strain of pot. Purple Haze is actually a old type of tab of LSD. Hendrix was talking about acid not weed. Although there is such a strain.
by the anonomous February 01, 2010
A song by Jimi Hendrix. Commonly misinterpretated that he was high when he wrote the song, but actually it was about a dream Jimi had that he was walking across the bottom of the ocean.
Purple Haze, all around
by Not sure, you tell me. August 21, 2010

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