Platinum Kush offers consumers a pleasant balance of cerebral acuity and thorough relaxation. Cannabis testing lab Analytical 360 has measured its THC content at between 13% and 17%.
Platinum Kush sets itself apart with medium to large-sized nuggets that cling together in conical formations. These spade-like flowers have the densely-packed structure often associated with other indica-dominant varieties, with their leaves overlapping each other as they curl tightly inward toward their central stems. The leaves themselves are a pale sea green; some phenotypes of the strain also have patches of pale and dark purple in their leaves — such surprising colors come about when anthocyanin pigments in the plants’ genetics are stimulated by colder than average weather in the growing process. Finally, a blanket of silvery white trichomes covers the inner and outer surfaces of these dense flowers, giving them the platinum sheen referenced in their name.
When properly cured, Platinum Kush can smell intensely sweet, verging on skunky, with a fermented edge. There is also an earthy, musky underpinning, keeping the aroma organic and grounded. When these thick flowers are ground up or broken open, they give off a tangy odor, reminiscent of mature cheese. When burnt in a pipe or a joint, these strong scents come together in a thick, harsh smoke that’s liable to induce coughing or watery eyes. Platinum Kush’s smoke tastes both sweet and acrid on the exhale.