What is AK-47?
Don’t let its intense name fool you: AK-47 will leave you relaxed and mellow. This sativa-dominant hybrid delivers a steady and long-lasting cerebral buzz that keeps you mentally alert and engaged in creative or social activities. AK-47 mixes Colombian, Mexican, Thai, and Afghani varieties, bringing together a complex blend of flavors and effects. While AK-47’s scent is sour and earthy, its sweet floral notes can only be fully realized in the taste.
Created in 1992 by Serious Seeds, AK-47 has won numerous Cannabis Cup awards around the world for its soaring THC content. For those hoping to fill their gardens with this resinous, skunky hybrid, growers recommend an indoor environment with either soil or hydroponic setups. AK-47 is easy to grow and has a short indoor flowering time of just 53 to 63 days, while outdoor plants typically finish toward the end of October.
Though the name may sound a little aggressive, AK-47 is an award-winning Sativa-dominant hybrid. This strain is the easy-to-grow child of Mexican, Colombian, Afghani, and Thai landrace strains. The result is a mellow and relaxing high with plenty of pleasant, cerebral effects.
At low doses, marijuana consumers can expect to feel their creative juices flowing. At these levels, this is the perfect marijuana strain for social activities or medium complexity tasks, like watching a movie or reading.
In higher doses, AK-47’s bodily effects will take hold. Cannabis consumers will find relaxing body effects to go along happy, euphoric effects. Some even find it helps to promote restful sleep with a few tokes before bed.
Traits of AK-47 and AK-47 Seeds
First bred by Serious Seeds, this strain features a skunky yet sweet taste and aroma. Marijuana connoisseurs will detect floral, woody and slightly earthy notes in this strain’s smoke. This flower smells much the same as it tastes, with earthy, spicy notes.
Some cannabis consumers will notice a slightly chemical aftertaste, but not enough to make the overall experience unpleasant. The typical THC content hovers at around 17%, though they can reach up to 25% depending on growing conditions. Seeds produce dense flowers, with a nice layer of white crystals covering tightly packed leaves and some deep red and orange pistils.
AK-47 has a quick flowering time for a Sativa-dominant strain and grows well indoors. The typical THC content hovers at around 17%, though they can reach up to 25% depending on growing conditions.
Medical Benefits of AK-47
AK-47’s combination of relaxation and mood-lifting effects make it a popular choice among medical marijuana patients looking to find relief from a number of ailments.
- The happy and euphoric feelings AK-47 inspires is often a great treatment for anxiety and depression
- The relaxing effects of this strain are appealing to those who suffer from muscle spasms and other painful conditions such as migraines
- Many marijuana patients report that AK-47 is excellent for relieving symptoms of PMS and menstrual cramps
- Marijuana consumers who experience a lack of appetite will find this strain stokes their appetite