Platinum Wreck is a sativa-dominant hybrid with a dynamically sweet flavor and potent mental effects. This bud is a cross between sativa favorite Trainwreck and the resinous Platinum OG. Fans of Platinum Wreck praise its ability to induce a buzzy, thoughtful mindset is tempered by some late-blooming relaxation. The strain's THC content has been measured at between 15% and 25%.
Platinum Wreck's buds are typically medium to large and cling together in rounded, bullet-like shapes. The buds have a markedly indica structure, with small leaves that curl tightly inward toward their central stems. These leaves themselves are a mossy green and are threaded through with a higher than average volume of vibrant orange pistils. Finally, parent strain Platinum OG passes on its tendency for high resin production, giving Platinum Wrecks' flowers their own coating of sticky, platinum-looking trichomes.
The most prominent aroma jumping off of Platinum Wreck's buds is an intense citrus tang. A second whiff reveals some sweet, honey-like notes as well. Grinding up the flowers, meanwhile, gives off some of the rich earthiness associated with both parent strains. When it is burnt, Platinum Wreck gives off a harsh smoke that may trigger a coughing fit. On the exhale, this smoke has a mellow orange taste with some residual hash and spiciness.
Platinum Wreck won't leave you waiting around for its effects to hit, as it typically begins to work its magic on the head just as uses inhale its thick smoke. The first sign that it's working may be a sudden increase in pressure around the temples and lower forehead. Other consumers report phenomena like a flushing in the cheeks or an increase in salivation. Once they adjust to these odd physical tics, though, smokers are apt to note Platinum Wreck's effect on their cognition. Changes can include a new fascination with concepts or objects that might not otherwise seem interesting. Often, consumers may also find themselves organizing ideas into categories or making unusual associations between seemingly unrelated things. This kind of tuned-in thinking can be a good way to execute work on detailed, task-based projects. It can also help open up new avenues of creativity for those working on open-ended pursuits like crafts.
After some time, Platinum Wreck's cerebral energy starts to give way to some palpable physical relaxation. A heavy sigh may signal a shift into a laid-back state in which limbs and eyelids begin to feel weighed down in equal measure. While the mind tends to stay active, Platinum Wreck at this stage may just knocks its consumers on their heels into an immobilized state of couchlock -- especially if they have a limited tolerance for THC. The latter half of this high may be a good way to pass some lazy time with like-minded friends, whether you're playing a board game, binge-watching, or just sitting around enjoying some freewheeling conversation. Platinum Wreck is recommended for consumption starting in late afternoon or evening so that its gradual decline into sedation can be fully appreciated.
Platinum Wreck can have several applications for medical cannabis patients. The sense of focus that comes with its onset may enable concentration on single tasks for those with attention deficit disorders. Its calm euphoria may also temporarily distract from the symptoms of mild to moderate stress and depression. The strain's body high can dull physical pain, whether it's severe and chronic, or due to everyday inflammation, like a headache. This bud's ability to induce the munchies can even make it an appetite stimulant for those who have lost their hunger to disease or to invasive treatments like chemotherapy. Because its cerebral effects can become self-directed under the wrong circumstance, Platinum Wreck is not recommended for patients who are prone to panic or paranoia.
Seeds of Platinum Wreck are not available for sale online, meaning that prospective home growers should seek out clippings from mature plants of the strain in order to grow genetically identical "clones." Once obtained, the strain can grow indoors or out, although successful outdoor cultivation requires a humid climate with daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Platinum Wreck's plants flowers have a squat, bushy silhouette and flower within 8 to 9 weeks when grown indoors.
Sweet and rich, Platinum Wreck makes for a tasty nighttime treat. It's as enjoyable when savored alone as it is when shared with others.