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Hybrid 50% S, 50% I
Dominant terpene
Limonene 0.3%

11.1 - 14.1%


0.15 - 0.99%


0.47 - 1.14%


Honey, Chestnut



The Afghan strain is a pure Indica landrace cannabis, allegedly originating from the Mazar-i-Sharif region of Afghanistan. Usually, it demonstrates a low THC level of 11.1%, but there are cannabis cuts that are tested at 14.1%. The CBD contents varies from almost zero (0.15%) to nearly 1% (0.99%). Cannabinoids that are found in this plant are as follows:

Afghan Strain Review - Calming Effects and Strong Body High

  • CBC 0.18-1.02%
  • CBG 0.47-1.14%
  • CBN 0.02-0.2%
  • THCV 0.41-1.13%

The Afghan weed strain is not potent and can be consumed by new users and recreational smokers. If you want to try to grow it you can find two types of seeds: Afghan seeds feminized and Afghan seeds autoflower.

Smell and Taste

In addition to a low THC content, the kush combines multiple terpenes, including limonene, ocimene, and phellandrene. The scent offered by limonene is plum, while ocimene adds honey and earthy notes that make the smell appealing to any stoner. Phellandrene carries a chestnut hint to the aroma palette.

Major Effects and Uses of the Afghan Strain

The Afghan strain is known for its uplifting and happy effects. The high it delivers is calm and helps people become concentrated. Also, smokers feel waves of energy, which makes them quite productive. In some individuals, this weed provokes chit-chat.

For starters and medical marijuana users, the most apparent benefit of Afghan is in treating inflammation and other painful conditions. Also, it helps relieve stress, anxiety, depression, and other negative consequences of mental and mood disorders.

Side effects associated with smoking this strain are not common but may occur if potheads use too much of it. They may expect reactions such as:

  • Dry eyes
  • Headache
  • Thirst and dry mouth
  • Paranoia

Info for Cultivators

Home cultivators who want to try their hand at growing the Afghan strain can expect plants of 30-60 inches in height with a flowering time of 67-75 days. The harvest period starts in 81 days. People who find indoor cultivation more realistic will get crops of 0.5-1 oz./ft2. In an outdoor scenario, gardeners are rewarded with more plentiful crops of 10-15 oz./plant. The seeds of this plant are available for sale, though it is more popular in Colorado and on the West Coast.

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Afghan Strain Cannabinoids

THC Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is a major cannabis chemical compound. It is a psychoactive element that stimulates dopamine release and induces euphoria or happiness. THC-rich strains may be helpful with such conditions as lack of appetite, chronic pains , etc. It is considered to be the primary active marijuana component. 11.1 - 14.1%
CBD Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a major compound in cannabis, which is non-psychoactive. It is also proved to counteract the side effects of the second major component THC. CBD is widely used for medicinal purposes in rubs, oils and so on. It is helpful in muscle pain cases, may treat arthritis and migraines. Even Greeks used it against pain, while Queen Victoria applied it to get rid of menstrual cramps. 0.15 - 0.99%
CBC Cannabichromene, or CBC, is a minor cannabinoid, meaning that its quantity in cannabis is quite little. Though it has the same origin as CBD and THC, it is different in functions. Without any psychoactive effects, it is an efficient cannabis compound in combating acne and depression. CBC produces analgesic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. 0.18 - 1.02%
CBG Cannabigerol, or CBG, is one of the minor cannabis compounds in adult plants. On the other hand, young ones contain a lot of this antibacterial and anti-inflammatory component. During the growth, CBG is converted into different cannabinoids, mostly THC and CBD. The compound itself increases appetite and decreases eye pressure. 0.47 - 1.14%
CBN Cannabinol, or CBN, is a trace element in cannabis that is considered to be mildly psychoactive. It appears from oxidation THC, exposed to light and heat. CBN is mostly contained in old cannabis and in traditional hashish. It is effective against insomnia, bacterial infections and appetite loss. 0.02 - 0.2%
THCV Tetrahydrocannabivarin, or THC-V, is a compound contained in cannabis in trace amounts. Even though it is close to THC molecularly, it is different in effects. This compound may be psychoactive only in large amounts. THC-V reduces blood sugar, controls appetite, stimulates bone growth, etc. African Sativa strains are the richest in THC-V. 0.41 - 1.13%

Afghan Terpene Profile

Ocimene Ocimene (derived from the Ancient Greek word Ocimum meaning basil) is a terpene with sweet and herbaceous flavors, also boasting citrusy and woody undertones. Naturally, ocimene occurs in mint, parsley, orchids, hops, kumquats, mangoes, basil, bergamot, lavender, and pepper. Offers antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties. 0.24%
Limonene Limonene (also known as d-limonene) is the second most common terpene in nature and the third most common terpene in cannabis. It has a powerful citrus aroma and can be found in all citruses, including lemons, oranges, grapefruits, limes, juniper, etc. Limonene is known to elevate moods and provide anxiety, depression, and stress relief. 0.3%
Eucalyptol Eucalyptol (also known as cineole) is usually found in eucalyptus, mint, sage, and tea tree oil. Distinguished for its cooling properties, eucalyptol constitutes only up 0.6% of a total terpene profile of a strain. This terpene exhibits potent antibacterial effects and can also be used to treat patients with Alzheimer's disease and asthma. 0.21%
Phellandrene Phellandrene (also known as alpha- and beta-phellandrene) is one of the rare terpenes found in cannabis with antihyperalgesic and antidepressive properties. Phellandrene contributes to a minty, woody, and mildly citrus aroma in cannabis. Previously confused with limonene and pinene, phellandrene was eventually distinguished as a separate terpene common for eucalyptus. Also, it could be found in mint, dill, black pepper, cinnamon, parsley, pine, and lavender. 0.24%
Total terpenes content 0.99%

Growing Info

Flowering time 67 - 75 Days
Flowering type Autoflowering
Grow difficulty Moderate
Harvest time 81 Days
Yield outdoor 10 - 15 Oz/plant (~ 400 g/plant)
Yield indoor 0.5 - 1 Oz/Ft² (~ 300 g/m²)
Height indoor 30-60
Height outdoor 30-60

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