A self-professed “one-hit wonder” by its Dutch breeder at Serious Seeds in The Netherlands, the AK-47 cannabis strain is considered a masterpiece by many growers and aficionados alike. Born in 1992, AK-47 is the result of an ambitious cross of four of the world’s favorite landraces, namely Colombian sativa, Mexican sativa, Thai sativa, and Afghani indica. Combining traits of some of the most beloved strains from around the globe, the resulting powerful hybrid is approximately 65% sativa and 35% indica.
Predominantly lime green, laced with tawny pistils, this intensely aromatic herb smells spicy-sweet with notes of sandalwood. Hints of pine and citrus indicate the presence of the calming terpenes pinene and limonene, while complex layers make the AK-47 strain a pleasant, earthy smoke.
Since THC can significantly modulate brain function in the sensory cortices, which process auditory and visual stimuli, this strain is hugely popular among artists who seek out cannabis’ ability to induce heightened sensory perception. Music sounds “deeper” and more spacious, becoming more hypnotic, and colors appear more vibrant using this creativity-inspiring strain.