AK-47 in a sativa dominant hybrid that has a bright white colouring. While it may have a particularly violent name, it provides a very mellow feeling and has been known to induce couchlock. The strain has also been reported to increase creativity. Most users say that AK-47 leaves them feeling uplifted, peaceful, and euphoric. Many find that it heightens their enjoyment of music, but it does have the usual negative effects of dry mouth and eyes, while some have also reported paranoia and dizziness.
AK-47 is a popular choice amongst those who are looking to relieve stress and anxiety, while others use it to help with chronic pains and aches. Another popular use is insomnia, insomniacs have reported that it helps them relax before bed and remain asleep. Furthermore, it has been used by those suffering from conditions such as depression and other mood disorders to help them relax and regulate their mood. The stain is also known for increasing appetite and easing nausea and vomiting.
It is possible to trace the origins of AK-47 back all the way to the post-war era of the 1970s as a Thai and Afghanistan cross. However, the strain itself was created in 1992 and it was then reworked in 1999 so that plants could produce uniform seeds.
AK-47 was created from four other strains: Colombia (sativa), Mexico (sativa), Thai (sativa) and Afghanistan (indica). In terms of genetics, AK-47 is 65% sativa and 35% indica. It has fairly average THC levels while its CBDs and CBNs can be as high as 1.5%.
The plants are quite tall and wide and have large calyxes. The buds are a fairly dark yellow-green colour with numerous trichromes and fine red hairs. AK-47 is most often grown indoors in either soil or hydro, but it can grow outside in a mild climate. Ideally, the temperature should be kept below 75 degrees Fahrenheit. If grown at 75 degrees Fahrenheit then the plant produces the same yield, but the buds open and become fluffy. The strain flours in around eight or nine week and they can be expected to produce between 350 and 500 grams per square meter.