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FLOWER REVIEW: Dro Man Platinum Kush

<p>Dro Man Platinum Kush</p>

Dro Man Platinum Kush

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Pungent dank aromas explode out of the bag, only growing stronger as the sticky buds break apart.

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Like participants in some sort of mind-altering inner-space race, cannabis growers and scientists have continually pushed the envelope of THC levels. Not that long ago, THC levels of 20 percent or higher seemed insanely strong, yet these days 20 percent is more of a baseline THC level on dispensary menus, and some strains are starting to test at 30 percent or higher.

But for daytime tokers and high-achieving stoners who want a more cerebral effect, a less lofty THC level is usually required. THC levels for Platinum Kush strains typically test in the high teens, and while the indica-dominant strain is known for its body-numbing properties, the mind is left relatively unclouded.

One of the excellent Platinum Kush strains out there right now comes from Cali Dro Man’s Collective, a Sacramento-based delivery service. The buds are light green but coated in the platinum-colored crystal resin that gives the strain its name. Pungent dank aromas explode out of the bag, only growing stronger as the sticky buds break apart.

The aroma of the smoke is similarly powerful, but the smell is stronger than the flavor, which mostly hits restrained earthy and herbaceous notes. While the aftertaste is clean and the mouthfeel silky, this is still a powerful bruiser of a Platinum Kush strain, and a cascade of coughs is elicited upon almost every exhale.

Besides their quality flower strains, Cali Dro Man’s Collective also offers pre-rolls, edibles, vape cartridges, waxes, shatters and more, and first-time patients receive a gift along with their initial purchase.

<div class="star-rating"> Content: 27.3% THC </div> <div class="star-rating"> Price: $40 for 1/8th </div> <div class="star-rating"> Uses: Pain relief; daytime toking; mid-level potency </div> <div class="star-rating"> Pros: Crystal-resin coated buds and a clean, earthy flavor </div> <div class="star-rating"> Cons: Pungently dank aromas won't fool anyone </div>