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AK-48

AK-48 is a potent indica-dominant hybrid strain (cultivar) with 65% indica and 35% sativa. AK-48 was created by Nirvana Seeds, a cannabis company from the Netherlands, and was made by the cross between the strains Jock Horror and Ice. This strain delivers a tropical aroma of pineapple, mango, and blueberry and looks just as enticing with its burnt-orange pistils and crystal trichomes. 

This marijuana strain is not considered particularly potent compared to other strains, but AK-48 can still deliver a powerful punch of energy followed by a sedative effect that is both euphoric and relaxing. Despite containing less-than-average cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) compared to other strains, AK-48 is a great social strain that delivers an energetic and happy high ideal for managing anxiety, depression, and fatigue.

Cannabinoids

Tetrahydrocannabinol

THC

14%-16%

Cannabidiol

CBD

1%

Strain types

  • 65%Indica
  • 35%Sativa

Aromas

  • Berry
  • Blueberry
  • Earthy
  • Fruity
  • mango
  • Pineapple
  • Pungent

Flavors

  • Berry
  • Blueberry
  • Earthy
  • Fruity
  • Mango
  • Pineapple
  • Pungent

Terpenes

The primary terpene found in AK-48 is delta-3 carene, a pepper-flavored terpene that may be responsible for anti-inflammatory and antidepressant responses.

  • Delta-3 Carene

  • Linalool

  • Ocimene

  • Pinene

Flavonoids

Effects

AK-48s has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Creativity
  • Energizing
  • Happiness
  • Relaxing
  • Uplifting

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Anxiety
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth
  • Paranoia

AK-48 can have various effects on the user depending on many factors. This is mainly due to the ability of AK-48 to act as both a relaxing and calming indica or a more energizing sativa. The effects of AK-48 are unlikely to knock you down on the couch like many strong indica strains, but this strain will work to relax and calm you deeply and is great for a wind down after a long day.

This strain also energizes the user and stimulates creativity, resulting in a euphoric high. Using the effects together, the indica and sativa hybrid AK-48 is known to cause relaxation, happiness, calm, energy, and creativity, making it a great strain for social situations.

Medical Applications

In addition to the euphoric effects of AK-48, the strain has been an effective tool in battling a variety of mental and physical ailments.
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Depression

Cannabinoids like CBD can help modulate serotonin transmission, giving it anti-depressant and anxiolytic effects.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Nausea & Vomiting

THC and CBD are shown to have significant anti-emetic properties, meaning they can help prevent vomiting when used in the right doses.

Organ Systems

  • Digestive
Insomnia

THC can stimulate the release of the sleep neurotransmitter adenosine.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Mental / Emotional
Loss of Appetite

THC can stimulate the production of the hunger hormone ghrelin.

Organ Systems

  • Endocrine
  • Other

Dosing

Growing

growing strains

AK-48 is a strain that is perfect for beginner growers due to its ability to survive in any climate and its resistance to pests and mold. This specific strain can be grown both indoors and outdoors with no problems, but techniques such as the “sea of green” (SOG) or “screen of green” methods (ScrOG) can be utilized to produce higher yields with improved quality. However, when it comes to growing this strain, it is important to note that AK-48 has a strong, pungent aroma, so it should be grown in a well-ventilated area away from neighbors.

Height

AK-48 is an easy strain to grow, reaching a medium height of up to 50 inches (120 cm).

Humidity and Temperature

AK-48 grows best in a Mediterranean climate, but this strain is resistant to lower temperatures and can, therefore, be grown indoors and outdoors with high yields.

Flowering

The AK-48 strain grows quickly, with flowering occurring in around seven weeks or 49-63 days. Additionally, the yield of AK-48 is high, with a yield of about 400-500 grams per square meter.

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