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AK-47 Cannabis Strain

Last updated: 22 February 2024

AK 47 strain

More than anything else, AK-47 is a complex cultivar. Even though the name sounds drastic, the AK-47 marijuana strain provides a mellow and joyous high. The strain has a long history and is popular all throughout the world. It's also one of the top-selling Sativa-dominant strains all around. Let's take a closer look at what AK-47 can offer your senses!

AK-47 Strain Information

AK 47 weed strain

AK 47 strain genetics

The AK-47 (aka AK) is one of the oldest strains out there. It was originally developed by Serious Seeds in the Netherlands back in 1992. From then on, the AK-47 cannabis strain took on the 90s and is still making waves today. It gained a reputation as a 'one-hit wonder,' meaning that a single puff was often enough to induce a powerful high.

This legendary hybrid comes as a result of crossing four landraces to yield a Sativa-dominant powerhouse which, despite its name, provides a mellow, relaxing high suitable for all types of cannabis users. The strain is the child of four pure genetics:

  • Colombian
  • Mexican
  • Thai
  • Afghani

AK 47 is also quite famous for its effects and flavors, for which the strain has earned dozens of awards from different corners of the world. Some popular ones include the High Life Cup award, High Times Cannabis Cup, Copa Cata Zona Norte award, and the Great Canadian Canna Cup award, among many others. AK-47's popularity is also thanks to the fact that it can be easily grown indoors or outdoors even by amateur growers. That’s why you’ll now find so many seed banks offering AK-47 seeds.

AK-47 Strain Effects: How’s The High?

AK 47 strain THC level

The AK-47 weed strain packs a punch, with THC content being way above 20%, although the exact number differs from strain to strain. The CBD content is also impressive at 1.5%. The strain leans toward Sativa (65%), while the adequate Indica content (35%) still provides relaxing effects.

AK 47 strain effects

Those who enjoy cannabis but want to eliminate the possibility of feeling anxious will love this strain for her effects that begin as a cerebral buzz to promote creativity and slowly fade into a deep body relaxation – all without a shred of anxiety! To take this a step further, growers can ensure they avoid a racy high by harvesting later than they usually would to allow for the majority of trichomes to turn amber, indicating that her effects lean more toward the body buzz.  In any case, you’re sure to feel giggly, and a smile will light up your face. Motivating and euphoric, AK-47 can easily take you back to those days where a joint meant hours of laughter.

Aroma and Taste

AK 47 taste

Few strains can match the elaborate terpene profile of the classic AK-47 weed. You’ll find ample terpenes that contribute to the sour aroma filling your lungs once you break apart your buds. Here’s a complete list of the AK-47 terpenes:

  • Terpinolene
  • Beta-Caryophyllene
  • Alpha Pinene
  • Limonene
  • Alpha Humulene
  • Linalool
  • Beta Myrcene

These terpenes create a wonderful sensory experience with strong tones of earthy and flowery aromas. You can discern these while smoking your buds, which also contain a pleasant tinge of sweetness. Overall, you can give your senses a boost of refreshment. Smoking up AK-47 is as wonderful as the high it brings!

AK-47 Strain Yield

The AK-47 strain is well-known for its potent effects and impressive indoor yield. When grown indoors, this strain has the potential to produce approximately 350-600 grams per square meter (gr/m2). This high yield is thanks to the strain's ability to grow well in a controlled environment and respond positively to various cultivation techniques. Indoor growers can optimize their AK-47 harvest by utilizing techniques such as topping, low-stress training, and providing sufficient lighting and nutrients. With proper care and attention, growers can expect a bountiful yield from their AK-47 plants. 

Medical Benefits

AK 47 medical benefits

The happy high of AK-47 is a relief from many ailments. Depression, stress, and anxiety will melt away with each puff of your joint. You can get the desired motivation and take on tasks you’ve been procrastinating about. The buds are great for daytime use, even though some people smoke at night to help with their insomnia.
Moreover, growing AK-47 in your home is a good way to relieve pain, aches, and soreness. You can even drive away fatigue and feel more active. Some people even find AK47 to help with issues such as bipolar disorder.

Growing Tips

AK 47 grow info

AK-47 is fairly easy to grow both indoors and outdoors. When cultivated indoors, the flowering time of the AK-47 strain is typically around 8 to 9 weeks. This strain often produces large and resinous buds, making it a popular choice among growers. Indoor cultivation allows for more controlled environmental conditions, such as temperature and lighting, which can result in optimal growth and yield. On the other hand, growing AK-47 outdoors can also be successful, as long as the climate is suitable and the plant receives enough sunlight. Some growers prefer outdoor cultivation as it allows the plants to reach their full potential in terms of size and aroma. However, you might want to consider the stench if you have nosy neighbors. Here are some tips for harvesting your AK-47:

  • AK-47 likes sunny and warm conditions with less moisture.
  • Proper ventilation is necessary for indoor cultivation.
  • Take steps to protect your plants from mold and mildew.
  • Defoliate to enlarge the buds.

Final Thoughts

AK-47 is a great choice for days when you need a positive boost – you’ll always get a euphoric high and feel uplifted after toking. The taste and aroma also please the senses and make way for unhindered socialization. If you still haven’t tried AK-47, now is the perfect time! Grow it yourself and see why it’s one of the most legendary strains ever.

Young Marley
I didn’t know who created AK 47 strain so it was the biggest surprise that it was Serious seeds. Those guys are legendary! Herbies, thanks for the article.
Kate Smith
I've grown AK-47 extensively, got genetics from different seedbanks, and read much about it. This article stands out for its concise info, no fluff. It resonates with my experience and aligns with my findings. The yield details are spot-on, matching my observations, especially how long and how big the AK-47 strain can grow 👍👍👍
Fascinating article on AK-47 strain's history, where the AK-47 strain got its name, and the creation process. Increased my love for it!
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