Weed review: Alaskan Thunder *#@$

by Patrick Dalton

What is it?ATF is an old-school sativa that was bred in the Matanuska Valley of Alaska. It was originally created in Northern California by crossing a local sativa with a Russian Ruderalis, but in the 1970s it was brought to Alaska and mated with an Afghani male to improve its stability and yield. What they ended up with is now one of the most famous, and best sativas in the world.

The effectsIt’s an energizing cerebral high with very little body feeling. Some people find it to be mentally relaxing while motivating them to be productive. I found it to be great for stress relief while still leaving me uplifted, with a clear enough mind to function relatively well. The high reminds me of the feeling I get from Durban Poison. If you push her she will leave you in a bit of a stupor wondering why the hell you took those last four hits.

The smellWhen I opened the one pound bag, a very strong, mostly-lemon citrus smell filled the air immediately. It wasn’t until a few minutes later that I could also smell a bit of pine mixed with mint.

The lookPut this strain under a light to appreciate the frosty white trichomes with pale green leafs.

The tasteVery smooth with floral and lemon undertones.

The final verdictOne hit will instantly tell you why this is a famous classic sativa. It instantly elevates your mood while dropping your shoulders in relaxation. You’ll feel motivated to go out into the world feeling happy, but if you go too far with her you’ll be sitting in thought for hours.

Patrick DaltonDurango Recroom


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