Afghan | Cannabis Strains

Synonyms: AFGHANI #1, AFFIE

AFGHAN cannabis variety

GENERAL OVERVIEW: 

  • Afghan, or also known as Afghani #1 or Affie.
  • Afghan came from northwestern Afghanistan to California and the Netherlands in the 1970’s.
  • Varieties are cultivated to extract hashish.
  • Nearly all indicas have Affie as an ancestor.
  • Affie is among the few true kush varieties of cannabis (true hash plant).
  • High-quality Afghan cannabis produces large amounts of psychoactive resin content.
  • True Afghan produces heavy, very stinky, greasy dried-flower clusters.
  • Dense trichome coverage even on smaller leaves (in general, Afghan is not tightly trimmed as other cannabis varieties are in order to preserve the trichomes. 

MEDICAL USES:

  • Pain
  • Relaxation
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Appetite
  • Nausea

TYPE: 

Pure broad-leafleted indica 

SPECIES: 

Cannabis indica ssp. afghanica. 

BREEDING DATE: 

Most likely developed in the nineteenth century. 

GENETICS: 

Landrace 

SIMILAR VARIETIES: 

  • AfPak 
  • Bubba Kush 
  • Hindu Kush 
  • LA Confindential 
  • Purple Afghani 

EASE OF CULTIVATION: 

Easy. Little mold resistance, climate control and humidity are important to successful cultivation. Outdoors it an be harvested in mid-October. Indoors, it has a 55-day flowering time. 

AROMA (FLOWERS): 

Distinct smell of skunk or spice 

TASTE: 

  • Has a very strong and unpleasant taste or smell 
  • Spicy, hashy smoke 
  • Floral 
  • Slightly tart when vaporized 

POTENCY: 

  • Approximately 17% THC, with certain phenotypes over 20% 
  • Very low CBD content 
  • Occasionally produce THCV in addition to THC 

DURATION OF EFFECTS: 

Long-lasting effects, except for THCV. 

PSYCHOACTIVITY: 

Sedating 

ANALGESIA: 

Excellent-has a general numbing effect at moderate doses. 

MUSCLE RELAXATION: 

Excellent 

DISSOCIATION: 

Strong 

STIMULANT: 

Slight stimulation, except at micro-doses 

SEDATION: 

Strong