Platinum Kush is an indica-dominant strain that takes on a platinum-silver shade due to its thick coat of crystal resin. With purple hues and bright orange hairs, its buds grow dense with a sweet fruity and hashy aroma. Its THC content can measure up to about 18% with trace levels of CBD, and its buzz has been described as strongly cerebral and body-numbing.
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.