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What is the Platinum OG Cannabis Strain?

Most OGs hit with a strong cerebral high that slowly relaxes the body.
Most OGs hit with a strong cerebral high that slowly relaxes the body.

Ay man, Platinum OG is some funky fire that should definitely be in your blunt. It’s been around for years, and to this day, is still some of the most potent cannabis you could find out there. So if you’re in need of something to sit you down for hours, or if you need something heavy for potential pain management, Platinum OG might be the one for your body. Here’s some general facts about it.

What is the Platinum OG cannabis strain?

The Platinum OG, sometimes called Platinum OG Kush, and not to be confused with Platinum Cookies, is a cross of Master Kush, OG Kush, and a third parent that we don’t know, according to Leafly’s strains database. 

It is an indica-dominant hybrid, and is widely considered to be one of the heaviest strains around. Weedmaps suggests that it was originally bred in Northern California by Apothecary Genetics, and the third unknown strain is Mendocino Purps, another legendary NorCal-born strain. Platinum OG appears lime green and orange in colors, with its tight buds absolutely blanketed by milky white trichomes. 

How to grow Platinum OG 

Traditionally, Kush genetics are pretty difficult to grow. Back when OG Kush first set the West Coast ablaze, there were a few expert growers that could really maximize its potential. It’s the same case with Platinum Kush. 

Novices should definitely buy some seeds and give her a try, but just know that it might not be easy to manage as strains like Blue Dream and Sour OG that are usually pretty easy for growers of all experience levels. 

Wikileaf suggests that Platinum OG grows best outside while Leafly suggests that it grows best hydroponically. Platinum OG has a flowering time of 9 weeks when grown inside. Outdoors, it should be ready to harvest by the middle of October. 

How does the Platinum OG strain smell and taste

Funky, piney, and dank. That’s how some high quality Platinum OG smells and tastes. Funky in terms of how most OG cultivars have a stinky smell to them. Dank is that smell where you put your nose in a bag and the smell screams in your face like Spongebob performing Sweet Victory at the Super Bowl. 

Leafly has Platinum OG’s top three most dominant flavors as earthy, pungent, and piney. Weedmaps has its top most dominant flavors as gassy and sweet.

According to Leafly’s certified terpenes program, Platinum OG’s most dominant terpenes are myrcene, caryophyllene, and limonene. Myrcene is common in all strains, and thought to have relaxing properties. Caryophyllene is thought to have stress relief properties. Limonene is thought to have uplifting properties.

What do Platinum OG effects feel like 

With all cannabis strains and products, it’s important to remember that the intensity of “being high” is different for all people. Our bodies each have endocannabinoid systems that process the chemical properties (THC, CBD, terpenes) in cannabis differently. The best way to know how Platinum OG will make you feel is to give it a try.

That said, in general, Platinum OG is expected to make people feel pretty sleepy and slumped over. Leafly has its top three reported effects as relaxed, euphoric, and sleepy. Weedmaps has its top three effects as relaxed, tingly, and euphoric.

The times I’ve personally smoked Platinum OG, I’ve felt an incredibly potent head high. Just that strong euphoric buzz that OG Kush has a reputation for. Platinum OG is a Kush cocktail, so it only makes sense that most of the people who smoke tend to feel that super duper stoney feeling that lasts for so long that you decide to go to sleep eventually. While not being immediately sedative, the strain eventually defeats my eyelids and energy in a true battle of willpower.

Is Platinum OG a body high or head high?

Again, if Platinum OG effects hit more in the head or the body depends on the consumer. Most OGs hit with a strong cerebral high that slowly relaxes the body.

According to Leafly reviewer p........y, the answer is head high. They answer “I love the way the platinum og kush calms me down and gives me that nice head buzz. I recommend!” 

Wikileaf reviewer Rylann Jessop says “taste amazing... nice relaxing body high.” 

Strains database AllBud says about Platinum OG that  “The powerful effects include a calming body buzz with couch-lock, euphoria, happiness, and intense sleepiness. This makes Platinum OG a good medication for insomnia, as well as anxiety, low mood, ADHD, inflammation, migraine headaches, mood swings, and muscle spasms.” 

In the end, the discrepancies in effects from different people about different strains goes to show that consuming cannabis is truly an individualistic experience. It may take some time, but the best way to know how any cannabis product will affect your body is to try it and jot down the results. Eventually, you’ll start to notice the nuances of genetics/products, enabling yourself to find exactly what types of cannabis you should be putting in your body.

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