Not only has Platinum Kush earned an epic reputation over the years among seasoned stoners, it’s also a staple in the medical marijuana world. A hybrid born of engineering the genetics of Master Kush with Afghani Indica, Platinum Kush appeared for the first time over 20 years ago and scooped up one of the biggest prizes at the High Times Cannabis Cup in 1994.
Platinum Kush Strain Effects
There’s a deeply earthy note to its aroma when burned, which translates to a fruity, citrus-tinged smoke with a smooth sweetness to it. The high is extremely fast-acting and hugely potent, beginning with a huge physical hit that slowly subsides into a relaxing, tranquil high. The effects can linger for a good few hours at least and is almost guaranteed to result in couchlock if you get even slightly carried away. If you’re having trouble sleeping…well, let’s just say you won’t be after this.
Growing Platinum Kush
A squat and bushy plant can be expected by those looking to grow their own Platinum Kush, with characteristically dark leaves and buds of a medium-size. Buds tend to be extremely dense and present with brownish-orange hairs and a scattering of glistening resin crystals. If you’re lucky, you might well hit the jackpot with a THC concentration of 22%.
Another box ticked by Platinum Kush is its hardiness and resilience, making it suitable for indoor or outdoor growing even in cooler northern regions. It also puts up a hell of a fight against mildew, mould and disease. Expect eight to nine weeks of flowering, after which yields can be as generous as a half kilo for each square metre. As always, just be sure that there’s zero chance of any spring frosts before you get busy with your outdoor planting – a snap cold will wreck your whole crop.
Platinum Kush is a multi-faceted weed that’s as enjoyable as a recreational strain as it is practical for medicinal purposes. Which means that whether you’re self-medicating with cannabis or simply out for an epic smoke, it’s easy to see why the pros give Platinum Kush two thumbs-up.
|Type:||Indica dominant hybrid|
|Indoor Flowering:||56-63 days|
|Stoned/High:||Strong relaxing and sleepy|