Although its name is a reference to a weapon, the AK-47 autoflower is pleasantly sweet. The Ak-47 autoflower marijuana strain is extremely popular, despite the name. There are many awards to recognize its quality and popularity.
To fully enjoy the benefits of autoflowering, it is important to understand what this means. Photosensitive marijuana plants can be found in the wild. The plant can only transition from its vegetative phase to their flowering phase when it experiences more darkness at night or more sunlight during the day. The marijuana plant is able to “know” when it will get colder by having continuous darkness. It needs to finish its harvest.
Autoflowering marijuana plants don’t need to be in the sun for their flowering phase. They will naturally transition after a period of time. This makes them very useful for quick turnarounds from germination through harvest.
Growing the AK-47 Autoflower Strain
Although there are some specific requirements for growing the AK-47 Autoflower variety, they can be managed and made successful if the grower is well-informed.
The AK-47 autoflowering cannabis strain likes to grow in a well ventilated area that isn’t too hot. While temperatures should be moderate, the AK-47 autoflowering marijuana strain needs plenty of sunlight and lots of fresh air. These are important because the AK-47 self-flowering marijuana plant is susceptible to bud rot or mold.
It is compact in general, much like other autoflowering strains. However, it is very productive. This is why mold and rot can be a problem for this plant. Because it needs ventilation, it is best to grow outdoors. However, indoors can be done. Just remember that the plant will smell strong and attract attention from neighbors.
These marijuana plants will flower in 56 days, which is between 7 and 9 weeks. They will grow between 19 and 27 inches in height and produce approximately 120 grams of usable product per square meter.
Origin of the AK-47 Autoflower Strain
The AK-47 autoflower marijuana strain is a Sativa-dominant marijuana strain. It has three Sativa parents, and one Indica parent. Three of the three Sativa parents are ancestors from South America, Mexico and Thailand. Indica’s ancestor is from Afghanistan.
Although it is not clear where the name of the AK-47 Autoflower variety comes from, that mystery may remain. It first appeared in the Netherlands at the beginning of 1990s. Since then, it has won many prizes. The High Times Cannabis Cup in 1999 awarded the second place to the best Sativa marijuana strain. It was first at the 2010 Toronto Expo.
The Effects of AK-47 Autoflower Strain
The AK-47 Autoflower marijuana strain is known for its happiness. Smokers of AK-47 feel relaxed and clear-headed. People who smoke it experience a positive outlook and a lift in their spirits. The effects of AK-47 marijuana are more intense than others, and there is a tendency to have uncontrollable laughter. Smokers of AK-47 cannabis usually experience euphoria immediately, which then turns into a mellowed-out giddy feeling. One of the best things about the AK-47 marijuana autoflower strain is its short-term effects.
These are some of the most common effects of AK-47.
- Mentally alert
There are some other negative effects to smoking AK47. These effects are minor and make it an easy strain to smoke. These include:
- Dry mouth
- Dry eyes
Medical Uses for AK-47 Autoflower Strain
The AK-47 autoflower marijuana strain has many medicinal uses. It can help with both psychological and physical ailments. Its THC content is particularly high (20%) which gives it its psychological benefits. It contains moderate amounts of CBD, which can be used to treat a wide range of symptoms and issues.
AK-47 is a great choice for smokers who want to feel full. It’s also ideal for increasing appetite in people who are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
For physical ailments, medical uses
There are many conditions that AK-47 can treat.
These conditions include, but are not limited to:
- Insatiable appetite
- Muscle spasms
For psychological disorders, there are medical uses
AK-47 can be used to treat psychological disorders. AK-47 is prescribed for most conditions, including anxiety and depression. It works wonders in relieving stress and without causing sleepiness. These psychological disorders include, but are not limited to:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
The Aroma and Taste of AK-47 Autoflower Strain
Although the AK47 marijuana strain’s smell is mostly earthy, it also has a sour tinge. The smell of the AK-47 marijuana strain is strong. While earthy and sweet are its most prominent scents, there are many other scents that can be mixed together to create a pleasant blend. It is described overall as having a sweet scent. It tends to last.
It has a sweet taste, along with floral and earthy flavors. It has a strong skunk taste, and is spicy and herbaceous. It can also be described as piney-tasting or woody.
AK-47 Autoflower Marijuana Strain Taste & Aroma At-A-Glance