Indica-Dominant AFGHAN KUSH (AFGHANI) by Pure Sunfarms THC 16-22% CBD 0-0.5%
A high-THC cross between strains that originated in the Hindu Kush mountain region of Central and Southern Asia, Afghan Kush is a building block of many of the Kush varieties available today. The dried flowers are dense, sticky, and chunky, their moss-colored leaves flecked with shades of purple under a cover of frosty trichomes. It offers aromas and flavors of white musk (myrcene), sandalwood and red peppercorns (caryophyllene), and wild mountain strawberries (linalool).
Afghan Kush Strain Information
Afghan Kush, an almost 100% Indica strain is naturally grown in the Hindu Kush mountain range. The strain has a very earthy, almost “hash-like” scent with a hint of Pinesol-like aroma. When smoked, it has a sweet hash taste similar to its smell. Buds of this strain are very condensed and covered in a fair amount of trichomes (the THC making glands or crystals). The plant has the familiar broad leaves of other Indicas.
About Afghan Kush/Afghan OG
THC: 21%, CBD: 6%, CBN: 1%
Afghan Kush, also known as “Afghan OG,” is another indica strain that was brought from ‘Hindu Kush‘ mountain range. This is classified as an easy-to-grow marijuana strain and is known for its stereotypical body effects that are typical to indica strains. These effects will last up to 2 to 3 hours. Traditionally, this particular strain will be harvested for giving out higher counts of hashish. The plant will be sturdy with light colored nugs and resinous trichomes. The buds are covered with numerous red or dark orange colored hairs. While the THC levels of Afghan Kush strain are found to be 21.6% (of all cannabinoids), the CBD levels are also high and have good medicinal values. The aroma of this medical marijuana strain will be like a mango orange farm with a pinch of funky odor. The taste of this strain is not at all harsh. This will have a bland and fruity taste. This strain is known to affect the user’s body more than his/her mind which would lead to a feeling of laziness/sleepiness. Due to these effects, this is most often used by insomnia patients as a bed-time medication. This is also good for stress, anxiety, anorexia, and chronic pain.
About Afghani Strain
An original “landrace” strain native to the mountains of Afghanistan, Afghani is a pure indica prized for its potency and sturdy genetics. Perfected and balanced over centuries by both natural selection and human cultivation, this vintage variety was likely brought to the west before Afghanistan banned cannabis production in 1973 under pressure from the Nixon administration. Afghani has been used to breed popular child strains like Northern Lights and Blueberry, both Cannabis Cup winners. In the frenzied market for new crossbred strains, this building block strain – also known as Afghani #1 – can be harder to come by. THC content is high at 15 to 20% and the CBD level is 0.6%.
Cured Afghani buds are pale to medium green with a preponderance of orange hairs and a thick coating of trichomes. They should be very resinous and tacky to the touch. This is a famously pungent strain: Afghani nugs have a skunky, diesel-like odor with notes of citrus. The earthy notes are intensified when buds are ground or broken open. As with many indicas, smoke is harsh and thick and can hang in the back of the throat, inducing coughing.
Because it’s a pure indica, recreational users of Afghani can expect a deep body high and general pervasive relaxation. Some users report appetite stimulation as well. Plan on nighttime consumption, either alone or with good friends, as this strain, tends towards heavy couchlock and sleepiness.
Medicinal effects flow from these same sedative properties. Afghani’s mellow euphoria is useful in the treatment of anxiety and PTSD. The almost narcotic bodily effects can also be used to relieve chronic pain. Above all, this strain is prized for its ability to relieve insomnia and promote deep sleep.
Afghani’s high comes on like a wave, gradually rolling over you and easing you into a weighty calm. Mental effects are present, but slight, manifesting more as spacey contentment than as novel thinking or clearheadedness. As users peak, they may experience greater bodily awareness alongside feelings of heavy relaxation. Because this strain does less to promote activity and mobility, it can be beneficial to make sure your surroundings are soothing and familiar before consuming.
Afghani is a convenient indoor grow, with its short, bushy stalks ranging between 2 and 4 feet high. Plants can produce a rapid high yield – flowering typically begins around week 8, with a full harvest possible at the 4-month mark. Although the strain is endemic to a mountainous Central Asian climate, it can be grown outdoors along similar latitudes. Look for dense, conical colas as the plants mature.
Afghani is a classic for a reason – its heavy resin output has made it a traditional choice for the manufacture of hash. You don’t need a processed concentrate to appreciate the effects though. Enjoy Afghani for its blissful sedative properties and bask in its legacy as one of the seminal strains of modern cannabis culture.
Afghani Strain Information
THC: 16% – 20%, CBD: 1%
Afghani may be one of the most popular marijuana strains the world has ever seen. Though this strain isn’t as powerful as its long history suggests (THC levels at about 17-20%%), this strain is certainly strong enough to deliver a deep, sedated body high with a strong shot of euphoria. CBD levels are low, considerably less than 1%. A near-pure indica (sativa/indica ratio of 5:95), this strain was named got its name from its home country, where it grows in the Hindu Kush Mountains. This is close to the mountainous region where humans first tamed wild cannabis thousands of years ago. Afghani, also known as Afghan Kush, is a source of countless hybrid strains around the world, many of them very popular. Best used to treat chronic pain and anxiety, this strain is also good for insomnia due to its heavy indica genes. Afghani has a pungent, earthy smell and taste, with a sweet flavor. The high is deeply relaxed, with strong euphoria and a mood boost. It’s best used late at night since it can easily induce sleep. Dry mouth is a distinct possibility, as are dry eyes, headache, and dizziness. Afghani is most popular on the West Coast, in Colorado, and in British Columbia.