Unlike what its name suggests, AK-47 is a mellow, albeit potent sativa-dominant strain, that can be described as gentle rather than forceful. A mix of several strains, this one comes heavily decorated with awards, and has earned its reputation for being a global favorite.
|Sativa/Indica %||Indoor Yield||Outdoor Yield||Flowering Period|
|65% / 35%||14 ounces per square meter||14 ounces or more per plant||7 – 9 weeks indoors, end of October outdoors.|
It is a bit of a mystery as to why exactly this strain was named after an aggressive Russian assault rifle, as the AK-47 strain is actually more on the mellow side of things. A very special blend of all the good things out there, AK-47 is a mix of a South American, Thai and Mexican sativa, crossed with an Afghani indica.
Originating in the Netherlands in the early 90’s, this strain has earned some of the highest merits in the cannabis scene. AK-47, the strain, has won the 2nd prize for best sativa at the High Times Cannabis Cup that was held in 1999, the 1st prize at the Highlife competition in Spain and in 2010, it raked in the 1st prize at an expo in Toronto. With 16 awards under its belt, AK-47 ranks amongst the highest ranked strains ever created.
Information About AK-47 Strain
|ORIGIN||mix of a South American, Thai and Mexican sativa, crossed with an Afghani indica|
|EFFECTS||Happy – 10
Relaxed – 9
Uplifted – 8
Euphoric – 8
Creative – 7
|FRAGRANCE||Sour, earthy, sweet|
|FLAVORS||Earthy, sweet, pungent, sweet floral|
|ADVERSE REACTIONS (NEGATIVE)||Dry mouth – 10
Dry eyes – 6
Dizzy – 3
Paranoid – 1
Headache – 1
|MEDICAL||Stress – 10
Pain – 6
Depression – 6
Lack of appetite – 3
Insomnia – 3
|FLOWERING TIME INDOOR||7-9 weeks|
|FLOWERING TIME OUTDOOR||End of October|
|THC CONTENT %||13%-20%|
|INDICA/SATIVA %||35% / 65%|
|INDOOR YIELD||14 ounces per square meter|
|OUTDOOR YIELD||14 ounces or more per plant|
|CLIMATE||Sunny and dry|
|RESISTANCE TO DISEASE||Prone to mold, best indoor with good ventilation|
* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest
AK-47 is a strain that boasts of very strong medicinal properties. It has therefore been widely used to treat an array of mental disorders. Anxiety and depression are among the biggest reasons why doctors have been prescribing this medical strain.
Because of its ability to relax without putting you to sleep, AK-47 is also often used to treat muscle spasms and enforce a state of relaxation. Pain management is easier with strains like AK-47 available to patients, and it is popular for the fact that the high isn’t observed to last too long and feel too heavy, which makes it a great and easy little toke for all sorts of patients.
A lack of appetite may also be treated in patients, as it can cause the legendary munchies. This is especially fitting for patients who suffer from the after effects of heavy medical treatments such as radiation and chemotherapy.