About the AK-47 Strain
No doubt the first thought when reading the name of this strain is that it’s powerful and in your face. You aren’t wrong in thinking that, but overall, the strain is a bit more subtle than it’s name suggests … just a bit. The strain gives a very mellow, long lasting high, so it’s best to take at night when you can relax, sleep.
The strain, developed as a hybrid from a from a Dutch seed bank that is a mix of Colombian, Mexican, Thai and Afghani lines. The strain has both a regular and feminized seeds, but both deliver a long lasting high typical of the Indica lines.
- Sativa: 65%
- Indica: 35%
- Award Winning
- 16 Awards
- 1st Hash at the Barcelona High Life Cup in 2005
- 1st Sativa at the Toronto Treating Yourself Expo in 2011
- 3rd Hybrid at the 2011 High Times Cannabis Cup
- THC levels: 20%
- CBD levels: 0-1.5%
AK-47 Strain and the Senses
The AK-47 Strain is the epitome of the weed flavor and aroma. If someone asks what weed smells like, this is it. There are distinct hints of citrus that complement the distinctive fuel flavor of this strain, that overlay the typical musty, earthy scents.
The AK-47 plant is tall with bright white crystalline-like coatings of the trichomes and has fine red pistil hairs that complement the large dark olive calyxes.
Possible Side Effects
The standard side effects apply, along with the tell-tale “couch lock” sense due to the powerfully relaxing THC content. The dry mouth, red eyes is easily managed by staying hydrated.
- Cotton mouth
- Dry, red eyes
- Rare: paranoia
AK-47 Strain Uses
The high THC level of this product and the relaxing nature make this a great choice for those seeking relief from the following:
- General relaxation and reduction in tension and stress
- Chronic and Acute pain
- Increase appetite
- Ease nausea
Those suffering from insomnia in particular have noted that this strain, while it takes a few hits to be fully effective, has given them more restful nights once they’ve added this to their regular nighttime routines.
The AK-47 strain is the epitome of a recreational strain as it gives a strong sense of relaxation and euphoria, which many have said increases their creativity and ability to feel at peace. It’s a top choice of recreational or therapeutic users when listening to music as part of their routine.
Because it’s highly relaxing, it’s recommended this be taken at night, or at a time when you do not have responsibilities that might be compromised, as it can cause drowsiness and “couch lock”.
- Regular users note the following effects:
- Euphoria and happiness
- Increased creativity
- Deep relaxation
- Reduction in stress and tension
- Body melt
Growing the AK-47 Strain
As noted earlier this plant is relatively dense and tall. It has a few leaves but is known for it’s dense flowers covered in the trichromes that give it the white, glistening look over the dark olive color, offset with the red pistils.
- Flowers in 56-65 days
- Dense clusters
- Medium to tall plants
- Distinctive scent during growth
- Best in temperatures below 75oF
- Yield: 350-500g per square meter
The strain is relatively easy to grow, making it a popular choice for all, as it’s good for indoor or outdoor plantings. If planting outdoors, as with most plantings, the climate should be moderate with temperatures kept below 75oF. It’s a particular favorite for those using hydroponic gardening. It’s important to note that the feminized plants may take a bit longer to mature, a week or so, and may be a little shorter than the regular plants.