Platinum OG is famously considered one of the most sedative and relaxing strains on the market. The strain is rumored three-way kush cross, and the breeders that first cultivated the strain are unknown. Platinum Kush varieties can reach THC levels well into the mid 20's. The high THC content fosters a happy and sedative high that effectively relaxes the consumer.
Overview of Platinum OG
Platinum OG is an indica dominant strain, with only 25 percent sativa genetics. It's a gorgeous strain, its name derived from the substantial layer of trichomes covering the nugs. Like the metal it's named after, the strain gleams with silver luster. Underneath, you'll find bud of a light, bright green color that leans toward yellow, dotted with bright pistils. The nugs are usually fairly small, and walk the line between indica density and sativa tapering.
Nugs should emit a piney, diesel-like scent that can be undercut by notes of sweet mint and lemon. Platinum OG's profile is tasty enough to appeal to new consumers, and rich enough to please experienced smokers.
Multiple cannabis sources consider Platinum OG one of the heaviest strains in the contemporary market. Its THC levels are consistently high, ranging all the way up to the high 20's. THC content of 24 percent is average in most markets. Platinum OG has negligible CBD levels.
Potential Positive Effects of Platinum OG
When smoked, Platinum OG first manifests as cerebral relaxation. Platinum OG famously induces a narcotic-like body high as the strain eases the mind. This strain is ideal for sedentary activities where spacing out won't be a problem. Platinum OG offers ultimate relaxation, and wraps all your experiences in a blanket of general happiness.
Potential Negative Effects of Platinum OG
Platinum OG is robust and potent, and beginners are more likely than regular consumer to smoke more than they can handle. The consequences of over-consumption range from typical dry mouth to racing thoughts and moderate paranoia.
Lineage of Platinum OG
Platinum OG's origin story and genetic history are shrouded in mystery. Some marijuana sources credit Apothecary Genetics for the creation of Platinum OG. However, cannabis community agrees that Platinum OG is a combination of the Master Kush, OG Kush, and unconfirmed kush strain. Some sources purport that the third parent is an Afghani Kush or Purps (also known as Mendo Purps) variety. Whatever the actual combination of the strain's parents, Platinum OG clearly inherited the best of their genetics.
Growing Platinum OG
Platinum OG can flourish both indoors and outdoors. In about nine weeks, potent kush plants should produce low to moderate yields. It's encouraged that more experienced growers should tackle Platinum OG growing operations. Platinum OG requires attentive care and dedication; however, the strain produces low to moderate yields. The pungency of this strain is enough that some growers may need carbon filters to cut the smell.
Where to Find Platinum OG
The ocean grown cannabis strain originated in California is popular throughout the West Coast. Colorado is known for excellent Platinum OG cultivation, as is the greater Portland area in Oregon.