Heritage & Genetics: AK-47 hit the scene in the early 90’s, originating from the capable hands of Dutch breeder Serious Seeds. The reason behind the name remains somewhat of a mystery, however. What we do know, is that this sativa-dominant hybrid is a cross of three different sativas, namely; Mexican, Colombian and Thai, plus an Afghani indica.
Flavor & Aroma: AK-47’s aroma and taste, on the other hand, are as strong as the name suggests. The spicy, almost Skunk-like fragrance is quite intense. Underneath that Skunky aroma lies a sweet and tangy flavor of citrus, pinewood and exotic spices.
Effect: Even though the name suggests a blast of potency, AK-47’s high isn’t explosive. In smaller doses, experienced cannaisseurs find it pleasantly mellow. An uplifting, long-lasting cerebral high that will activate the mind with creative flow. As the effects progress, indica sensations wash over and full body-relaxation sets in.
Medical: Ongoing research has suggested that high THC and low CBD strains may have potential benefits including stimulating appetite, reducing fatigue and relieving symptoms of Glaucoma. Although thought to be more effective when working together with CBD, THC is also understood to have some pain-relieving properties on its own. Considering this, this high THC strain may also provide some relief from general aches and pains.
Grow characteristics: This strain is popular with beginners because of its ease and speed. Other than adequate air-circulation, there isn’t much that needs keeping an eye on. AK-47 can withstand relatively cool temperatures and has been known to be cultivated outside in Northern European countries.