Afghani Strain Information
Afghani is an indica strain best suited for nighttime use, as its hallmark sedating effects can make the body feel heavy and “couch-locked”. Severe munchies are also commonly reported after consuming these strains, so be sure to eat before you medicate, or be prepared with some healthy snacks on hand!
Afghani strains are fairly easy to cultivate. Indigenous to such a rugged, cold and unforgiving region, the plant is incredibly resilient to many environmental factors. Mold is probably the most problematic among cultivators, so proper cultivation conditions are important.
Beloved by patients, recreational users, and cultivators alike, new variations of Afghani hybrids are regularly introduced to the market by eager breeders. Its legacy as one of the seminal strains of modern cannabis culture will live on as its lineage continues to expand.
Believed to have arrived in the west before Afghanistan banned cannabis production in 1973, Afghani is a landrace strain that has been used to breed many of the most popular indica-dominant strains such as Northern Lights and Blueberry. It was first widely known and sought after for its incredible quality hash yielded from its sticky, resinous buds, which have a skunky and diesel-like odor with notes of citrus. Similar to the Kush landrace family, Afghani’s name has also been misused, resulting in a distancing from its actual meaning, which is simply the geographical region from which the original genotype was indigenous. Afghani is also similar to the Kush landrace family in its profound influence as a building block indica genotype responsible for a massive percentage of modern indica-dominant hybrids.