The cannabis strain Platinum Kush is an indica that derives its name from the platinum/silver sparkle its buds produce when harvest-ready due to the many trichome crystals that form. Underneath these crystals, one can find leaves with hints of violet and bright orange pistils. It has also been called Platinum OG Kush and Platinum OG.
The parent strains of Platinum Kush are the hybrid OG Kush and an unknown landrace Afghani strain.
Platinum Kush normally bares a THC level between 16-18%. Its high is known to be felt immediately after consumption, numbing the body into a mellow relaxation. It can increase cerebral activity as well, with some reviewers stating their creativity is heightened. Many use this strain to help with sleep, with some describing Platinum Kush's high as perfect for sinking into a pillow.
Not many ill side-effects have been reported by reviewers besides the normal ones of dry eyes and mouth. Some have mentioned slight phases of paranoia that quickly wind down.
Growers must be aware that the THC content of Platinum Kush drops quite low when grown in poor conditions.