Origin: The Afghani strain is a purely Indica based marijuana strain that originates from the mountainous regions of Afghanistan, hence its name. It is one of the first marijuana strains to gain worldwide recognition and has since been regarded as a classic in the cannabis scene. Because it is a landrace strain with great characteristics, it has frequently been used as a parent strain to develop some of the best marijuana hybrids ever.
Flowering Time: The Afghani strain takes about nine to ten weeks of flowering time in order to fully blossom into potent marijuana buds. While it is capable of growing in any climate, growers can make the most out of the Afghani strain by cultivating them outdoors. It is quite a picky plant so a little experience would be needed in order to grow this strain. If cultivated properly, it produces a fairly high yield of around 400 grams to 500 grams per plant, which is more than enough to last marijuana smokers a couple of days. As with all Indica strains, the Afghani will display a short and stout cannabis plant that produces extremely compact buds.
Medical Properties: The Afghani strain is perfect for people who are experiencing insomnia and other sleeping disorders. The Indica properties allow it to induce heavy drowsiness to users that gets them to sleep within a couple of minutes after taking a hit. Additionally, it also works great for relaxing the mind and body and relieving a user’s stress after a long day at work. While it is a pure Indica strain, it has been known to impart a modest cerebral and euphoric high which is great for treating patients dealing with anxiety and depression.
THC and CBD Percentage: The THC level of the Afghani has always been known to be above average, often measuring around 20% to 25% depending on how it is cultivated. As for the CBD level, it comes in at around 0.5% to 1%, pretty much what you would expect from a non-CBD based strain.
Common Effects: When smoking the Afghani strain, users should expect a deep and captivating body stone that lingers for many, many hours. After a few hits, waves of calmness and relaxation tend to wash over your body as it slowly weighs down on you. It is the perfect strain to use during the night. Afghani has also been reported to stimulate a user’s appetite so be sure to have some snacks ready. Be careful where you consume this strain because as the effects start taking place, being in the wrong environment may cause severe panic attacks and anxiety.