AK 47

The information presented on this page is intended solely for descriptive purposes and should not be considered as a review or medical advice. The actual effects of the cannabis strain may vary. It is important to use marijuana responsibly, as it can be addictive. We recommend that you consult a healthcare professional before adding cannabis to your health regimen.

Quick info

Distinctive terpenes
Myrcene, caryophyllene, pinene
Helps with
Chronic pain, stress, appetite, sleep
Ease of growing
When to use
Day time
5 HighLife Cup, 6 High Times Cannabis Cup






Sativa Indica

Effects & Usage



A potent combination of four landrace strains – which includes the iconic Thai landraces – AK 47 is one of the most famous strains on the cannabis markets. This legendary strain is a sativa-dominant hybrid that has won over 20 awards – including the High Times Cannabis Cup. With up to 20% THC and low levels of CBD, AK 47 is popular among casual cannabis and medicinal users alike.


AK 47 is also known as the ‘one-hit wonder’ because of how little it takes to get you high. You will feel the effects immediately, so you may want to take it slow and steady. However, that’s the only aspect this hybrid takes after its name. It does not put you on an agonising trip like you are shot with a bullet. In fact, it is quite the opposite.

AK 47 promotes good vibes, euphoria, peace, and joy. It is uplifting and relaxing. You may find yourself in a state of trance where your stress and anxiety have faded away – without overwhelming your body or mind.

Several users report accompanying this flower with their favourite tunes for a sublime experience. On a bad day, it can make you laugh and smile to the point your jaw hurts. On a good day, it can motivate you to finish your tasks and be productive by increasing focus. AK-47 is a good strain to share with friends and have deep conversations.

Even though sativa genetics dominate this flower, it is just as capable of providing full-body relaxation in ways other sativa strains cannot. The high stays on for a good few hours, and if you smoke enough, you will be in a couchlock.


The AK-47 marijuana strain has proven to be a useful remedy for several conditions like chronic aches, stress, depression, nausea, and appetite. However, you must be careful not to overdo it if you are smoking this bud to improve your mood, as high-THC strains can induce paranoia.

Owing to its relaxing properties, it may also help promote restful sleep. The way to do this is to have a few puffs an hour or two before bedtime.

Side effects

Expect common side effects like cottonmouth and dry/itchy eyes. Some users may incur slight paranoia, dizziness, or headaches.

Taste & Smell


AK 47 nuggets are generally bright green, mixed with striking red pistils. Its high THC content reflects in its snow-coated appearance in the form of trichome crystals.

It has a skunky, pungent aroma with subtle undertones of spice and earthiness. As for the flavour profile, AK 47 strain is largely earthy, with hints of citrus-like sweetness. If you like the taste of this bud, you may also enjoy Gelato.


Origins of AK 47 strain

The lineage of the AK 47 cannabis strain is shrouded in mystery. We know it is the cross of four landrace strains – the sativas from Thai, Colombia, Mexican, and the indica from Afghani. The specifics of it are a well-kept secret by Serious Seeds of the Netherlands, who created this strain in 1992 and refined it in 1999. Since hitting the scene, it has become the most-awarded strain in cannabis competitions.

Growing conditions

AK 47 is easy to grow and will reward considerate growers with beautiful colas and buds in just 7 – 9 weeks. Beginners should grow this strain indoors as it is easy to monitor growing conditions.

This marijuana plant grows to a medium height of 1 to 1.5 metres – making it well-suited for discreet indoor settings. Growers will want to be careful here and focus on ventilation as the plant has a pungent, skunky smell that your neighbours may not like.

The yield is also high, varying from 350 to 500 grams per metre square indoors and 500 grams per plant when grown outdoors.