AK-47 CBD is one of the best cannabis strains in existence today. In fact, this plant is the only one to have won numerous awards as both an Indica and a Sativa variety. It is rare that a true cannabis connoisseur is not familiar with AK-47 CBD. For enthusiasts, it is considered a true masterpiece, offering the pleasure of enjoying Indica and Sativa characteristics in one hybrid.
In this article we want to tell you about its origins and what characteristics make it so special and unique.
What is AK-47 CBD
AK-47 CBD is a sativa-dominant (65%) marijuana strain that encompasses unmistakable characteristics, which is why it is among the absolute most loved by cannabis connoisseurs. It is an easy product to use throughout the day, as it has a potent and long-lasting effect, but not a sedative one. In fact, it allows you to stay alert and engaged in daily activities.
In addition, it is a relatively easy plant to grow and quick in development. In fact, AK-47 CBD is robust and hardy, and can be grown both indoors and outdoors. It contains a high percentage of THC, which can exceed 20%. Its flavor profile makes it unmistakable and very pleasant to use.
The origins of AK-47 CBD are believed to be from Thai and Afghani crosses that originated in the 1970s. However, the variety did not emerge until the early 1990s thanks to Simon of Serious Seed, and then was refined in 1999 in order to produce more homogeneous seeds. The main goal, in fact, was to stabilize the hybrid as much as possible. Thanks to this focus, the THC content has always remained unchanged at around 19 percent. This level was considered high for those years. However, today, compared to the most recent genetics, it appears to be an average value. The percentage of CBD and CBN, on the other hand, stands at 1.5 percent.
Ak 47 is a strain that has its roots in two different continents: Latin America and Asia. While the Mexican and Colombian strains from which it is half made up were readily available in the 1970s, the Thai and Afghan strains with which it was hybridized were almost unobtainable. These crosses resulted in a sativa-dominant hybrid with 65 percent sativa genes and 35 percent indica genes. At the time, AK-47 CBD contained 13-20% THC.
The unusual name given to this cannabis strain certainly arouses curiosity. This plant possesses the name of the famous Russian Kalashnikov rifle, but that is not why it is such a “violent” variety. Its effect is, in fact, remarkably intense, but also pleasantly balanced. The variety bears this name because it is capable of literally knocking out novice users. For this reason, Simon added to it the nickname “Wonder in one shot.”
AK-47 CBD is a variety that still reflects the Serious Seed philosophy: to create stable, homogeneous and hardy plants that are easy to grow and fast in yield. Thanks then to its amazing psychoactive effect, to this day Ak- 47 is still among our favorite cannabis strains.
Characteristics of AK-47 CBD
Unlike other newer cannabis strains, AK-47 CBD does not form a very dense layer of trichomes. The plants grow to a medium height and are not particularly leafy. The buds, in contrast, are large and wide. They resemble small bananas and are very resinous. The flowering period is rather short: it varies between 53 and 63 days.
During growth, the plant takes on vibrant colorations. The lime green buds are in sharp contrast to the orange pistils and give the plant a unique and classy appearance. Some phenotypes may even sport purple hues.
The aroma profile of AK-47 CBD is normally highly appreciated by consumers. The buds give off sweet and earthy Kush notes that blend with nuances of rubber, flowers and wood.
The fragrance is intense and pleasant: it exudes earthy aromas, with hints of pine and slight hints of citrus. Its aromatic and spicy smell contrasts with the particularly sweet taste on the palate. The result is a pungent aroma that is also very refreshing due to the citrusy touch. The smoke produced by this strain packs an intense citrus flavor, full-bodied and refreshing, with a Skunk aftertaste.
This marijuana strain produces a constant and long-lasting cerebral euphoria that keeps the mind dynamic and engaged in creative and social activities. In fact, the high is pleasant and balanced, capable of relaxing yet invigorating at the same time.
AK-47 CBD can help treat various conditions, such as anxiety, depression and stress. Its psychoactive effects can be very intense. For this reason, novice users should consume it with caution, especially if it is their first time.
It is ideal to consume during the day and in social situations to amplify fun, as it stimulates good mood. Due to its pleasant effects, this strain is a favorite among users for medicinal purposes, as it helps manage chronic pain, migraines, menstrual pain, eating disorders and insomnia.
How to grow AK-47 CBD
Its extraordinary effect and abundant yields are qualities highly valued by cannabis growers. However, the incredibly aromatic buds also possess a downside.
In fact, this plant emits a particularly intense and fragrant odor, more so than one might imagine. Therefore, growers must take great care to provide adequate ventilation to control odor disposal.
Because of its very juicy and resin-rich buds, the plant is also more prone to developing mold, compared to other varieties. To reduce the risk of mold, care should be taken to ensure that the growing space is always well ventilated. When growing outdoors, it is difficult to keep humidity levels under control.
Growing AK-47 CBD in open spaces can be tricky, especially in humid and/or rainy weather. This plant is perfect for Mediterranean climates, but less suitable for more northern regions. If temperatures stay above 25°C, the plant will be able to produce up to 500g/m², but its buds will be less dense and fluffier. For this reason, many growers prefer to grow it indoors in a controlled environment.
AK-47 CBD plants grow to a medium size and the flowering period is eight to nine weeks. This is a relatively short time for a sativa-dominant cannabis strain. When grown outdoors, this marijuana strain is ready for harvest around mid-October. The resulting weed has a THC content of up to 21.5 percent, while CBD is at very low levels of less than 1 percent. The smell that the buds give off during the flowering period is really very intense and enveloping.
AK-47 CBD autoflowering.
Some growers prefer autoflowering versions of AK-47 CBD. In fact, autoflowerings are easier to grow because you do not need to vary lighting cycles. You can plant the seeds and leave the lights on for 18 to 20 hours a day until harvest time. Autoflowerings are also ideal for those who decide to grow outdoors, as there is no need to wait for certain times of the year to plant or harvest.
Normally, autoflowerings grow even faster. After planting the seeds, in fact, it is sufficient to wait 9-10 weeks. The plants are about 60-100cm tall, an ideal stature for indoor growers, especially in confined spaces.
Although many years have passed since the introduction of AK-47 CBD into the cannabis world, it still remains a true classic. World-famous and appreciated all over the world, AK-47 CBD is the perfect result between indica and sativa components. Be intoxicated by its enveloping scent and refined aroma for an impeccable feeling of well-being.
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