Platinum Kush is a sticky strain worthy of its grand title. This popular Indica hybrid originates from rock-solid OG Kush heredity and carries its memorable aroma parent strain. It is also a flower with serious bag appeal, usually showing off rich purple leaves. Platinum Kush provides consumers with a harmonious balance of cerebral acuity and deep relaxation.
Appearance & Aroma
Platinum Kush stands out with medium to large-sized nuggets that stick together in conical formations. These spade-like flowers have densely packed structures often associated with other Indica-dominant varieties, with their leaves overlaying as they curl tightly inward toward their central stems. The leaves are pale sea-green; some strain phenotypes also have light and dark purple patches in their leaves. Such unexpected colours come about when anthocyanin pigments in the plant’s genetics are spurred by colder than average weather in the growing process. Finally, a blanket of silvery-white trichomes covers these dense flowers’ inner and outer surfaces, giving them the platinum sheen referenced in their name.
Platinum Kush can smell intensely sweet when adequately cured, verging on skunky, with a fermented side. There is also a musky, earthy underpinning, keeping the odour organic and grounded. When these thick flowers are broken open or grounded up, they give off a tangy aroma of mature cheese. When burnt in a joint or a pipe, these robust scents come together in a cloud of thick, harsh smoke that’s likely to induce watery eyes or coughing. Platinum Kush’s vapour tastes both sweet and acrid upon exhaling.
Effects & Benefits
Platinum Kush gives a slow, creeping high and may take as much as 15 minutes after users have stopped coughing on its smoke before exposing its force. Effects ultimately emerge as a throbbing around the forehead and eyes. This sensation soon flows down the neck and spreads through the limbs and core, making users feel weighted down. Together with a sudden pervasive relaxation, users usually report a change in sensory perception. Auditory and visual amplification may be expected, as can some trippy sensations like a strong sense of time dilation or distorted depth perception. As they conform to the force of this strain’s sedative and psychedelic power, users of Platinum Kush might also notice that their thoughts take on a newly elevated essence. Ideas may bounce around in free association; occasionally, a single view may assert itself to occupy more of the user’s attention than it otherwise might. Such head-focused results make Platinum Kush a great strain to enjoy before tackling analytical, complex tasks, as well as more open-ended creative pursuances. However, due to its intractable and heavy body stone, this bud may prevent users from joining in physical activity, whether it’s simply getting up and cleaning the house or exercising. Platinum OG can be a great way to relax after a long day, whether you’re solo or surrounded by like-minded friends. Its holistic high can assist the smoker in feeling centred and refreshed. Because of its progress toward sleepiness, this strain is best suited in the evening or nighttime.
Platinum OG Kush’s varied effects can also have several applications for medical cannabis users. Its numbing properties may temporarily alleviate the symptoms of mild to moderate depression and stress. It can also help those with ADD and ADHD disorders to sustain focus on many tasks at hand. On the physical side, Platinum Kush can relieve aches and pains, from chronic and disease-related to more minor inflammatory difficulties. Although this strain can be head-focused, it doesn’t usually lead to recursive, paranoid thinking, making it fitting for those prone to panic or with low THC tolerance.