Marijuana Strain Review: Platinum OG

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The Platinum OG strain is an Indica dominant hybrid that was bred primarily using Master Kush and OG Kush. Platinum OG is the first Kush strain that I have rated at 5 stars, as most of the other types of this infamous plant just don’t impress me that much. But Platinum OG is different and delivers a potent high replete with a unique flavor and scent profile that sets it apart soundly from other Kush varieties.

Marijuana Strain Review Rating for Platinum OG: 5 of 5 Stars!

Platinum OG: Look & FeelAwesome closeup of the Platinum OG strain

Platinum Kush buds are medium-green and have very few orange hairs speckled throughout. The buds are extremely crystallized on the outside, increasing in density on the inside to the point where sections of the buds look like rock minerals when you break them open.

Despite this heavy distribution of trichomes, Platinum OG buds are not very sticky. This particular batch was well-manicured and slightly dry but not overly crumbly. Bud stems are darker than many marijuana strains and are covered in long, thin hairs. Each bud had one to three leaf segments that were beautiful dark purple, adding fragments of striking color here and there.

Pile of Platinum OG budsPlatinum OG: Taste & Smell

In the bag or when holding an open pile of Platinum OG, the smell is unusually sweet and reminds me of vanilla mixed with sage and fresh sweet grass. But when breaking up one of the buds for smoking, the smell that comes through strongly is that of crisp, clean diesel that’s been blended with molasses.

The smoke produced by this strain is thick and white and may produce mild coughing if you’re taking large bong rips. But despite its wonderful scent profile, the flavor profile of Platinum OG is hardly noticeable. The first impression is a taste-whiff of diesel followed by hints of hay, molasses, honey and oregano. The taste is centered primarily on the back of the tongue and throat and dissipates quickly.

Overall the taste impression is earthy but fleeting, and after the first burn or two of a bowl or bong the flavor all but disappears and becomes neutral thereafter. Compared to its smell in the raw form, the taste isn’t nearly as strong as you’d expect.

Platinum OG: PotencyPlatinum OG closeup no 5

After 2 hits from a freshly cleaned bong with clear water and a new screen, I felt the high swoop down my entire head, stopping just below my eyes. The top of my head pulsated and buzzed a little bit, and I could feel a tingling sensation in the top of my cheekbones.

After the second hit the high continued to increase for approximately 7 minutes before leveling off.

At 3 hits the high moved down the back of my neck but stopped short above my shoulders. Body effects began at this point and I could feel a warm buzzing in the outside of my arms and in my calves. I felt a little spacey but I was still able to work, and I felt relaxed despite the large cup of coffee in my hand.

After the 4th and final hit my entire face began tingling to the point where it felt like I was wearing a mask of some type. The body effects intensified and moved into my forearms and shins.

Platinum OG strain in the handAt this stage I was quite high but continued to focus on my work. If I had been in a situation where I needed to, I could have handily concealed the fact that I was high; which is sometimes not so easy with heavy-hitting Indicas.

A peaking period lasting 6-7 minutes preceded a significant intensification of the body effects, with the high moving into my lower palms, the sides of my feet and the tops of my thighs. This consisted of an extremely pleasant, almost electrical sort of feeling that I can only liken to an internal massage; if your body was capable of such a thing.

Platinum OG: DurationCloseup of Platinum OG no 3

Platinum OG has a mild peaking period of about 6-8 minutes, with significant increases in the intensity of the high occurring during this time. Caution should be exercised when using this strain shortly before you have to do something important until you become accustomed to “measuring” your doses.

Platinum OG outlasts most types of Kush that I have tried by around 35 minutes or so, with the average high lasting 2.5 – 2.75 hours. Nevertheless, it should be noted that eating food significantly and immediately reduces the medicated effects of the strain.

Platinum OG closeup no 1However, Platinum OG is not affected by even vigorous and sustained exercise. On two separate occasions I ran 8 miles after smoking this strain on fairly hot days. Each time I ran the 8 mile outdoor course in under 59 minutes, and afterward I was still as high as I had been before leaving for the run. This is a rarity among marijuana strains and should be considered by athletes as a go-to source of physical elasticity and relaxation during endurance workouts.

Conclusion

Platinum OG is a potent, long lasting marijuana strain with some unique benefits that I have not found in other strains. These primarily include the unique effect on skin and muscles, and the strain’s remarkable high that is not diminished even after sustained periods of physical exertion.

While many other Platinum OG strain reviews mention that the high induces couch-lock and nap-syndrome, I do not find this to be the case. Platinum OG is a deep relaxant, yes; but I still feel fairly active when smoking it. I have no problem ripping huge bong hits of this strain and going for a long run, or smoking a joint of it and getting some writing done. While I will admit that one of its medicinal properties could be used as a sleep aid for some people, if you’re smoking it during the day and you’re not being totally lazy, the strain is fine for ambitious people with things to do.

Have you tried Platinum OG? What do you think of this strain? Let us know in the comments!

Marijuana Strain Review Rating for Platinum OG: 5 of 5 Stars!

Pile of Platinum OG weed

Platinum OG closeup no 4

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11 Comments on "Marijuana Strain Review: Platinum OG"

  1. Dominik Nemeth June 28, 2016 at 15:44 - Reply

    Got this a few years ago was really impressed, simply because it was better than what i had at the time,refreshing but what stood out to me was how smooth it was for some reason, haven’t had something like that at the time, cant wait to reevaluate it myself when it happens to pop up around

  2. Jimmy December 9, 2015 at 02:57 - Reply

    Russ you are a straight werdo. Platinum OG is great. But are you sure you were’t smoking crack to …”after the first 2 hits, the top of my head buzzed and stopped at my cheek bones, then after the 3rd hit i felt it stop and my shoulders, then go into my calves”…..wtf are you talking about bro???

    • Russ Hudson December 9, 2015 at 13:06 - Reply

      It’s not that I am a “straight werdo” (learn how to spell please before you try to insult someone), it’s that your reading comprehension skills suck. I rated Platinum OG at 5 Stars – that’s the highest possible rating, so I don’t know what you’re talking about. And as far as you “quoting” me, you got it all wrong. Here is my actual quote, which makes perfect sense, especially when compared to your illogical, poorly written and snide little bitch fest:

      “After 2 hits from a freshly cleaned bong with clear water and a new screen, I felt the high swoop down my entire head, stopping just below my eyes. The top of my head pulsated and buzzed a little bit, and I could feel a tingling sensation in the top of my cheekbones.

      After the second hit the high continued to increase for approximately 7 minutes before leveling off.

      At 3 hits the high moved down the back of my neck but stopped short above my shoulders. Body effects began at this point and I could feel a warm buzzing in the outside of my arms and in my calves. I felt a little spacey but I was still able to work, and I felt relaxed despite the large cup of coffee in my hand.”

      THAT is what I said, not the stupid tripe you quoted me as saying.

      Come back and comment again when you improve your reading comprehension skills and don’t want to be a fucking dick.

      -Russ Hudson

  3. Yasmine March 15, 2015 at 09:02 - Reply

    Tried Platinum OG today. Smells great, breaks down nicely, and smokes smoothly. I didn’t do to much coughing, which is a major plus for me bcuz I choke a lot lol. You get a nice body high. And the best part, to me anyway, its an energetic high

    • Russ Hudson March 15, 2015 at 11:58 - Reply

      Hi Yasmine; that’s one of the things I really like about this strain; it is an active high but you still get good and stoned. Thanks for stopping by! Peace -Russ

  4. william June 10, 2014 at 20:40 - Reply

    Hola Russ,,

    i take it from the review you were able / remembered to take notes…lol…i can reccommend Dutch Passions Thundra for walking-running,,but still maintain a nice high,,had it in a harvest about 3-4 summers ago,,,,its sister strain however,,taiga comes with a warning ,,do not operate machinery on this strain..they were the first ever autos the Dutch Passion seed house ever released ino the market..i havnt tried taiga yet,,but i take it i wont be doing any walking,running on it .

    this starin maybe be very handy for days doing bits n bobs on the finca,,so moltes gracius for the review

    keep up the good work mi amigo 😉

    • Russ Hudson June 10, 2014 at 21:00 - Reply

      Thanks, William! I will see if I can get my hands on some Thundra; strains that allow you to stay really active get a favored position in my life. 😉

  5. LuckyLuk June 5, 2014 at 16:13 - Reply

    Hey Russ,
    I’m heading over to Barcelona next week. Just wanted to ask you some questions, anout lighting up in Spain (I’ve read all the articles on your page)! A answer would be brilliant!
    Cheers

    • Russ Hudson June 5, 2014 at 17:17 - Reply

      Sure, what are your questions?

      • LuckyLuk June 10, 2014 at 12:07 -

        I wrote you a message via the contact form! Heading towards Barcelona tomorrow, would be brilliant if you could help us out! Thank you very much in advance 🙂

      • Russ Hudson June 10, 2014 at 12:47 -

        Hi Luk; I checked using your email address and have received NO communication from this email address. I have also checked all forms submitted via the site and have nothing for you from yesterday or today. Please send me an email at russ@marijuanagames.org and I will be happy to assist you. Peace -Russ