As a tribute to July 4th, High Above Seattle is reviewing a strain called AK-47 this week. I mean, it’s not like Kalashnikov’s are inherently American – but the image below sums up the kind of emotion I’m trying to describe:
There, now you know what I’m talking about. AK-47 is grown by Chronic Situation, a producer hailing out of Spokane County, Washington. I picked up the strain from Herbs House, a Ballard-area recreational shop. It was my first experience at that specific 502 retailer, their selection and customer service was spot on.
Chronic Situation specializes in indoor production, yielding splendid products for all to enjoy. According to their website: Plants require more than just sunlight and water to grow to their fullest potential. That is why we give our plants the very best. When determining between quality and quantity, the choice is clear.
Mentioning their website, Chronic Situation has a list of strains they produce – yet no description of the strains. It would be awesome to read more about the nugs, because as a customer the more you can tell me, the more I’ll want it. Regardless, the website is functional and conveys the story that Chronic Situation is telling: we take good care of our herb.
Now onto the specifics:
THC Total: 16.96%
Total Cannabinoid: 18.43%
Species: Sativa Dominant Hybrid (80% Sativa)
Smell: Skunk + Fruit
Taste: Tangy + Cheesy
Launch Point: 10 minutes after smoking
High: Creeper + Euphoric + Peppy + Munchies
After cracking open the bag, there is an abundant skunk smell. It’s pretty funky, and reminded me of a good cheese. As with any good cheese, you need a little fruit on top; a slight fruit (punch-ish) aroma is present.
AK-47 looks soft and velvety. Bright and dark green is a canvas for keef speckled red hairs. It’s all really like a pillow you could lay upon, and dream deep.
The taste is equally tangy, lingering on the tip of your tongue. Smack your lips a couple times and savor the flavor of this AK-47. It’s nice to sample a tart strain on a hot summers day.
Getting high with AK-47 is a euphoric experience. The elation itself is of a creeper sort, slowly sneaking up until it’s no longer deniable that you are deftly stoned. I love a good sativa, and this strain delivers on all fronts: the high is peppy, it’s light, and it plays well with activity.
After taking copious bong rips of AK-47, it was time to go down to Gasworks for the 4th of July celebration. The streets of Fremont were absolutely manic with people. Roads closed, police on bikes, guys trying to convince you to buy their hot dogs and chimichangas, the smell of dank herb ever present amongst the firecracker smoke.
There were so many people squeezed onto Gasworks park, it was indeed a sight to behold. We hit up the beer garden, and set up a blanket on the grass. There were live bands, long beer lines, crappy pop music, and tons of food trucks.
By the time the fireworks started, it’s fair to say that most people (in the beer garden) were half in the bag. It was hilarious watching folks not try and spill their beer on the uneven grass surface. The pyrotechnics were superb, especially with the lingering AK-47 high – which embers were being stoked by a few Anchor Steam ale’s.
After the show, there was a mass exodus. It looked surreal from all the smoke, almost like there had been a war. The cars attempting to leave were rendered immobile by the wave of citizens, like water against stone. It was my first 4th of July living in Fremont.
The fireworks themselves serve as a metaphor for AK-47; it creeps up, then explodes in joyous color and spectacle. Chronic Situation have a solid product here, and we’ll be sampling Headband from the Spokane County producer soon!