AK-47 Strain Review

May 30, 2021

Unlike what its name suggests, AK-47 Strain is a mellow, albeit potent sativa-dominant strain, that can be described as gentle rather than forceful. A mix of several strains, this one comes heavily decorated with awards, and has earned its reputation for being a global favorite.

Sativa/Indica % Indoor Yield Outdoor Yield Flowering Period
65% / 35% 14 ounces per square meter14 ounces or more per plant7 – 9 weeks indoors, end of October outdoors.

It is a bit of a mystery as to why exactly this strain was named after an aggressive Russian assault rifle, as the AK-47 strain is actually more on the mellow side of things. A very special blend of all the good things out there, AK-47 is a mix of a South American, Thai and Mexican sativa, crossed with an Afghani indica.

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Originating in the Netherlands in the early 90’s, this strain has earned some of the highest merits in the cannabis scene. AK-47, the strain, has won the 2nd prize for best sativa at the High Times Cannabis Cup that was held in 1999, the 1st prize at the Highlife competition in Spain and in 2010, it raked in the 1st prize at an expo in Toronto. With 16 awards under its belt, AK-47 ranks amongst the highest ranked strains ever created.

Information About AK-47 Strain

ORIGIN mix of a South American, Thai and Mexican sativa, crossed with an Afghani indica
EFFECTS Happy – 10
Relaxed – 9
Uplifted – 8
Euphoric – 8
Creative – 7
FRAGRANCE Sour, earthy, sweet
FLAVORS Earthy, sweet, pungent, sweet floral
Dry eyes – 6
Dizzy – 3
Paranoid – 1
Headache – 1
MEDICAL Stress – 10
Pain – 6
Depression – 6
Lack of appetite – 3
Insomnia – 3
THC CONTENT % 13%-20%
CBD % 1%
INDICA/SATIVA % 35% / 65%
INDOOR YIELD 14 ounces per square meter
OUTDOOR YIELD 14 ounces or more per plant
CLIMATE Sunny and dry
RESISTANCE TO DISEASE Prone to mold, best indoor with good ventilation

* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest


A notoriously happy strain, the AK-47 promises all sorts of good vibrations. Its first immediate effect noticeable is that of a clear headed relaxation. It is potent and mood-elevating, causing it to be a favorite among those who come home and need a little smoke to unwind.


Its relaxing and uplifting personality guarantees a good time, whether you choose to stay seated on need to move around and be creative. The AK-47’s high can last longer than average, and can cause an unavoidable case of the giggles.

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quick and immediate euphoria is often observed, slowly drifting one into an intense cerebral high. AK-47 can put you in a giddy mood where you find yourself just sitting down smiling from ear to ear without knowing why.


Continuing on with what the lingering scent of the AK-47 hints at, its flavor contains sweet floral notes that are mixed with a pungent earthiness to it. This strain contains a certain herbal spiciness to it, that marks it as one of the more “skunky” strains out there. Some reports from users also note a certain chemical aftertaste, although this isn’t always observed to be the case.

Adverse Reactions

When taken in moderate doses, AK-47 only causes minor side effects, which is why it is known for being an easy smoke. It can cause some dizziness and lightheadedness, and in very rare cases it may cause the smoker to feel a touch of paranoia and possibly a headache.

AK-47 is a successful stress-reliever, and can cause momentary euphoria in those suffering from low moods.

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Mostly, the most common adverse effect observed in this has been about a feeling of being dehydrated, with a dry mouth and dry eyes making you slightly uncomfortable.


AK-47 is a strain that boasts of very strong medicinal properties. It has therefore been widely used to treat an array of mental disorders. Anxiety and depression are among the biggest reasons why doctors have been prescribing this medical strain.


Because of its ability to relax without putting you to sleep, AK-47 is also often used to treat muscle spasms and enforce a state of relaxation.

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Pain management is easier with strains like AK-47 available to patients, and it is popular for the fact that the high isn’t observed to last too long and feel too heavy, which makes it a great and easy little toke for all sorts of patients.

A lack of appetite may also be treated in patients, as it can cause the legendary munchies. This is especially fitting for patients who suffer from the after effects of heavy medical treatments such as radiation and chemotherapy.


Flowering Time


This sativa strain is preferably grown indoors as it should also be kept away from nosy neighbors due to its strong pungent smell. The AK-47 is said to take time to flower within 7-9 weeks and is estimated to produce an average of 14 ounces per square meter.


When grown successfully outdoors, the AK-47 can produce an average yield of around 14 ounces per plant. It is read for a harvest around the month of October, with the end of the month at its most peak harvest time.


  1. South American
  2. Thai
  3. Afghani
  4. Mexican

FAQ About AK-47 Strain

What is the AK-47 strain yield?

AK-47 yields 14 ounces per square meter indoors and 14 ounces or more per plant outdoors.

How much THC does AK-47 strain have?

From 13% to 20%

What are the origins of the AK-47 strain?

AK-47 originated in the Netherlands in the early 90s, and was first bred as a mix of a South American, Thai and Mexican sativa, crossed with an Afghani indica.

Have you ever smoked or grown your own AK-47? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.


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It elevates my mood like no other

Rated 5 out of 5
24 March 2021

I haven’t vaped for a while but AK-47 welcomed me back to the mj world! I felt an immediate euphoric rush after the first few hits. There’s also a menthol-like sensation in my throat and I love it. A very good everyday strain.


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Rated 4 out of 5
28 September 2020

pretty cool lovely strain will order soon

jack samson

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  1. By Earl ,17 Feb 2017
    Growing ILgm ak47 fem right now decent weed, been going 9 weeks indoors.
    1. By Roy ILGM ,17 Feb 2017
      Hey Earl, we'd love to see some pics on the forum! :D
    2. By Kymberly ,08 Feb 2020
      does week 1 of flo start day 1. Or is week 1 of flower Afyer 7 dsys ⁉️⁉️
  2. By robert ,08 Mar 2017
    I'm growing your AK 47 auto, she's at 77 days from seed. What is the average time from seed to harvest for your AK 47 Auto?
  3. By Alzheimer's Disease and Medical Marijuana – I Love Growing Marijuana ,04 May 2017
    […] Alzheimer’s symptoms, sativa strains such as AK-47, Chocolope and Jack Herer are recommended. They are helpful for conditions such as stress, […]
  4. By Mick ,09 Nov 2017
    Received 5 AK seeds, got 2 to germinate. Though both sprouted on the same day, one grew to 12 inches, flowered, matured and pretty much died within 63 days. Good bud though, what there was of it. The other grew […]Read More
  5. By Mitak ,19 Feb 2018
    4 týden a na palicich) slušný začátek
  6. By tlhigham ,10 Mar 2018
    Received 10 AK47 and 5 Gold Leaf back in DEC. Sprouted 1 AK and 1 GL 13/3/2017. Both sprouted with no problem. Jan. 20 changed to flower cycle. A week ago,(3/2/2018), I trimmed off a small branch and put in […]Read More
  7. By Terry ,16 Mar 2018
    8 weeks in flower now, clipped a bud 2 weeks ago and vaped some after about 10 days, very good clear headed high! Really pleased!!!!!!!!!
  8. By Keith ,25 May 2018
    First timer here, vegging my AK-47 now, seems to be doing well. I'll keep ya'll posted. So far, so good!
  9. By Keith ,05 Aug 2018
    Switched over to 12/12 about 3 weeks ago. Looking ok. Fingers crossed!
  10. By Daniel ,17 Mar 2019
    thanks this really helped me Doing A 8 Colas Ak 47 as a First Time Grower.
  11. By Robin ,15 Apr 2019
    I only grow 1 plant per year. This last Yield was bigger than the One before but it smells more like tea and there is no High. I have only done 3 grows so I am not sure what I […]Read More
  12. By John ,30 Apr 2019
    I have and i love it , im trying to grow a plant indoors its 4 months old and doing nothing its just a twig this is my first try
  13. By mmaxgrowman ,24 May 2019
    Just finished 3 autoflower on March 26th to the 30th. and the smoke after cure is very pleasent. These auto took 87 to 91 days to finish. 1 flower was so orange it dried almost golden. One thing to take […]Read More
  14. By Mike ,08 Sep 2019
    I'm growing AK-47 outdoors in the Merrimack valley Massachusetts right now. it seems to be right on track, could I send you some pics? I'd love some late season/harvest advise, also thanks for all the info it wouldn't be doing […]Read More
    1. By Stacy ILGM ,09 Sep 2019
      Hey Mike, I can advise you to post your pics on our support forum, one of our expert growers will take a look at your pics within 24 hours to help you out! :) You can join the forum here: […]Read More
  15. By Kathy ,09 Oct 2019
    I won't grow it again. I'm very attentive to my plants I have aphids which I've been spraying my plants with neem oil since they were little now I'm getting Bud Rock just before Harvest. I always grow White Widow […]Read More
  16. By latewood ILGM ,17 Oct 2019
    Kathy, AK-47 has been a highly productive strain that dominated the commercial growers on the West coast for over a decade in the 90's-the 2000's. Aphids are best deterred using live predators. (Lacewings). Spraying neem oil all over the plants […]Read More
  17. By Kyle ,10 Nov 2019
    Growing an AK47 XTRM now that has been"mainlined" and has a very healthy looking 8-9 big main colas growing nicely. Still has about another 3-4 weeks I believe. Harvested my last girl a little too early last month and didn't […]Read More
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  20. By Dani ,15 May 2020
    Just a little tidbit, it’s called ak47 as originally it was the 47th phenotype of Afghani Kush (hence AK#47). The guys who brought this over I think we’re seedsman, and there’s many other phenotypes around. Not sure why it says […]Read More
  21. By Dani ,15 May 2020
    I seem to remember it being strainhunter now... ahhh either way this is one of the top strains I’ve ever grown and bred with. It crosses well with any sativa and retains most of its Indica qualities and traits, while […]Read More
  22. By thompson ,21 Apr 2021
    Don't let its intense name fool you: AK-47 will leave you relaxed and mellow. This sativa-dominant hybrid strain mixes Colombian, Mexican, Thai, and Afghani varieties, bringing together a complex blend of flavors and effects. AK-47 may deliver a steady and long-lasting cerebral buzz that will keep you […]Read More

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