A song by Jimi Hendrix, (probably) named for a "legendary" type of marijuana that was only available in the '60s. According to those who've had it, Purple Haze was the original one-hit shit. The formula appears to be lost today, although you can still buy weed called by that name.

I think it's cool that there is a common mythology among pot-smokers about this. Joseph Campbell would have been glad.