Platinum Kush Strain

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Platinum Kush is a strong mostly indica variant that has become more and more popular, especially along the warm West Coast of the United States. This potent plant is popular for recreational as well as medical use, and is a solid contender for a cure all, which is no surprise, considering its high THC and CBD levels.

A popular strain on the sunny Californian coast, Platinum Kush is widely revered by users in the medical cannabis scene. It is popular for its no-frills potency, and is a heavy-handed indica, that is almost guaranteed to inspire you to stay glued to your couch. This strong sedative effect is what makes it an ideal go-to strain for those who require a little help in finding true relaxation.

Platinum Kush has pocketed several respected awards, most notably scoring the first place prize for best hydro strain in the 1994 High Times Cup. Since then, this indica has amassed a steady fanbase, and continues to grow in popularity, not only because of its soothing effects, but also because of its high yielding potential.

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    Information about Platinum Kush Strain:

    ORIGINSaid to be a cross between Master Kush and an Afghani
    EFFECTSrelaxed – 10
    happy – 8
    sleepy – 7
    hungry – 5
    euphoric – 5
    dry eyes – 7
    dizzy – 5
    anxious – 4
    headache – 2
    FRAGRANCEsweet, grape, berry, pepper, spice, fruity
    FLAVORSearthy, sweet , pungent, berry, grape, hash, pine
    MEDICALstress – 10
    pain – 9
    insomnia – 8
    lack of appetite – 7
    depression – 6
    FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORSlate September or early October
    THC CONTENT %18%-27%
    CBD %0.1%-1%
    INDICA / SATIVA %80% / 20%
    INDOOR YIELD18oz/ m2
    OUTDOOR YIELD14oz/ plant
    CLIMATEdry and away from frost outdoor climate, with a lot of sun
    RESISTANCE TO DISEASEresistant to common molds and mildew

    * 10 is the highest
    * 1 is the lowest


    Platinum Kush has an overall effect that comes in quickly, and if you happened to have hit the bong hard, this high will hit you like a freight train. This solid mostly indica variant induces a thoroughly narcotic high that you will feel very strongly in the body, as it will relax you instantly, and like no other.

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    When smoking this excellent strain, you should be prepared to have some time to sink into a couch, as the lock can be very strong in this one. Platinum Kush will flood you with all the happy emotions you can possibly picture, making you feel refreshed and elated, and enveloped in all the positivity in the world.

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    Platinum Kush in high doses may make you feel sleepy, so no heavy machinery should be operated. This strain is best enjoyed at night, when it is time to wind down the thoughts and feelings, and simply succumb to a solid euphoric state. Make sure you have the snack ready though, as this one is all about the munchies.


    This strain is especially fragrant, boasting of a colorful palette of scents, most notably staying within the sweet and spicy variants. Platinum Kush is renowned for its fruity aroma, smelling strongly like sweet grape and wild berries, with a shock of pepper and spices to mix things up.

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    Platinum Kush is sweet also in its taste. This indica dominant super-hybrid will instantly entice you to smoke more, as its flavors are very inviting – a mix of earthy sweetness mixed with a fresh shock of pine and the diverse sugary notes of grape and berries, making it a pungent smoke from the very start.

    Adverse Reaction

    Platinum Kush has some of the usual side effects that are common among the more potent strains. This indica dominant hybrid can make your mouth feel dry and your eyes feel itchy from dryness, enhancing a feeling of being slightly dehydrated and parched.

    Platinum Kush Adverse Reaction

    This strain has a very high THC level at times, and can therefore cause some dizziness in some users. Platinum Kush is known to encourage some mild feelings of anxiety in some users, and in some albeit rare cases may give you a slight headache.


    Platinum Kush is a powerful medical strain, successfully reducing many debilitating symptoms in long-time sufferers. This strain is known to be a solid cure for feelings of stress, allowing the patient to thoroughly unwind and find inner peace and gentle relaxation.

    This indica dominant strain is also known to be very effective in managing pain more effectively. Patients who suffer from muscle spasms, chronic back pain, debilitating migraines and headaches may benefit from the use of Platinum Kush, as it is potent and takes effect in an instant.

    Platinum Kush also is a useful tool in the fight against insomnia, and has proven itself to be effective in soothing a number of mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety. This strain is also widely prescribed to patients who may have lost their appetite due to chemical cancer treatments such as radiation and chemotherapy, as it is known to induce the munchies, and restore a healthy and hearty appetite.

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      Platinum Kush grows into a medium sized plant, and needs regular trimming in order to keep it at its healthiest. This strain flourishes in a well ventilated indoor setting, but can be grown in the outdoors too as long as it is kept in a warm and dry place and away from any signs of frost.

      Platinum Kush Growing

      Flowering Time


      Platinum Kush grown indoors can take an average of about 8 to 9 weeks to flower and be ready for a fruitful harvest. This plant is a high yielding variety, yielding an average of up to 18 ounces of fresh bud per square meter planted.


      This plant when grown outdoors can be expected to yield an average of about 14 ounces of bud per plant. Platinum Kush can be expected to be ready for a harvest around late September to early October.

      Have you ever smoked or grown your own Platinum Kush? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.


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        2. I am currently in the 8th week of flowering I started Flushing at the beginning of the eggs we worried about when to stop how to harvest and dry first grow please help