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Platinum Kush

Platinum Kush is a popular hybrid cannabis strain. It’s indica-dominant, containing 90% cannabis indica and 10% cannabis sativa genetics. Although the exact genetic background of Platinum Kush isn’t known, it’s believed to be made by crossing OG Kush and an unknown Afghani strain.

Platinum Kush has a sweet, earthy, hashy, and almost skunky aroma. When the flowers are broken up, however, it often smells tangy. The flavor of Platinum Kush is fruity, sweet, and woody.
Purple hues and bright orange hairs characterize its appearance. However, Platinum Kush gets its name from its different platinum-silver color. A shiny silver coat of crystal resin covers the flowers and leaves.

The Platinum Kush strain, also known as Platinum OG Kush or Platinum OG, was developed by Apothecary Genetics in the early 1990s. Since then, Platinum Kush has become increasingly popular, as demonstrated by its Best Hydro Strain win in the 1994 High Times Cup.

Platinum Kush is commonly grown on the United States West Coast and in Colorado.











Strain types

  • 90%Indica
  • 10%Sativa


  • Earthy
  • hash
  • Skunk
  • tangy


  • Fruity
  • Sweet
  • Wood


Many noticeable terpenes are found in Platinum Kush; however, the ones found in the highest concentration include sabinene, limonene, and geraniol.

  • Beta-Caryophyllene

  • Geraniol

  • Limonene

  • Phellandrene

  • Sabinene



Platinum Kushs has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Creativity
  • Euphoria
  • Happy
  • Mood Boosting
  • Relaxing
  • Sedating

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Cough
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth
  • Paranoia

These effects, and the overall body-high experience you get when using Platinum Kush, are felt relatively slowly. Depending on the method, you can expect to feel the effects after around 15 minutes.

The negative side effects of Platinum Kush are usually temporary. Platinum Kush is sometimes described as giving off a thick and harsh smoke cloud, which may enhance undesirable side effects.

Medical Applications

The CBD levels of Platinum Kush are slightly higher than other strains, making it an excellent strain for medicinal purposes.
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Headache & Migraine

Cannabis contains several anxiolytic, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, analgesic, and stress-relieving compounds that can help alleviate migraine headache pain.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System

THC can stimulate the release of the sleep neurotransmitter, adenosine.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Mental / Emotional
Loss of Appetite

THC can stimulate the production of the hunger hormone ghrelin.

Organ Systems

  • Endocrine
  • Other
Chronic Pain, Muscle Pain and Other Types of Pain

Cannabis contains anti-inflammatory and analgesic compounds that can help reduce or distract from pain, including THC, CBD, and beta-caryophyllene.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Muscular
  • Skeletal
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder/Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD/ADD)

Utilizing CBD and other phytocannabinoids and terpenes in cannabis may help replace the lost endocannabinoids, helping treat pain and mood disorders associated with NF1 gene mutations. Using THC may help boost dopamine levels in the brain.
Medical cannabis may also help reduce the intake of stimulant medications. Terpenes like beta-caryophyllene and limonene may be beneficial for reducing the intake of stimulants and addiction in general.

Organ Systems

  • Mental / Emotional



growing strains

Platinum Kush is an indica variety of cannabis that is relatively easy to grow and can be successfully grown indoors and outdoors. Autoflower versions of this popular strain/cultivar also exist, making Platinum Kush Auto an ideal choice for those seeking more discreet growth.

It’s also resistant to environmental threats, including fungi, mold, bacteria, and insects.

When Platinum Kush is grown indoors, you can expect a yield of approximately 18 ounces (or around 500 grams) per square meter. However, a yield of about 14 ounces (or 400 grams) per square meter is expected when grown outdoors, and this is slightly less than other cannabis strains.

Platinum Kush is thought to grow exceptionally well using the “Sea of Green” method. This is where you grow many small plants simultaneously in a contained area instead of a few larger plants in an uncrowded area.

Trimming your Platinum Kush cannabis plant as it grows regularly is essential. This is because, being an indica, it can grow quite bushy and wide.


Platinum Kush plants usually grow to medium height, typically between 30 to 50 inches (76 to 127 cm). As an indica-dominant strain, it doesn’t grow as high as sativas tend to.

Humidity and Temperature

Platinum Kush is reported to grow best in an environment that is dry and warm. However, since Platinum Kush is resistant to mold, it can also grow in humid climates.

The optimal temperature for growing Platinum Kush is between 65 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit (18 to 26 degrees Celsius).


Platinum Kush flowering time is generally eight to nine weeks. If grown outside, it should be ready to harvest by September or October (in the Northern Hemisphere).

An excellent way to tell that a Platinum Kush plant is ready to harvest is that the buds develop their characteristic platinum-silver sparkle.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Platinum Kush good for?

Platinum Kush is suitable for medicinal and recreational cannabis users due to its numbing, soothing, and cerebral effects on the body. Platinum Kush is reported to help treat several medical conditions, such as insomnia, loss of appetite, and chronic pain. It’s also suitable for some mental health conditions and mood disorders, including anxiety, bipolar disorder, and ADHD.

Is Platinum Kush an indica or a sativa?

Platinum Kush is an indica-dominant strain, 90% Cannabis indica and 10% Cannabis sativa. This explains the medium height of Platinum Kush and why it has full-body effects that generate relaxation.

How does Platinum Kush make you feel?

Platinum Kush weed gives you a mellow and seductive full-body high. While causing you to feel relaxed and calm and sometimes bringing on a "couch lock," Platinum Kush uplifts you. Like with all cannabis strains, you may experience short-term side effects, such as dry eyes or a dry mouth.

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