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Alaskan Thunderfuck is a hybrid strain that creates a famous, instantaneous buzz, that can make colors seem brighter, and everything else seem happier and easier. It is popular for its unique blend and resulting high. This rare northern beauty will hit you like a freight train, and boasts of a uniquely intense CBD levels, often reaching a staggering 0.8%.
There are few strains out there, whose heritage is shrouded in so much mystery. Alaskan Thunderfuck was reportedly created by mixing a North American sativa with a Russian ruderalis.
Somewhere along the way in the 1970s, there were Afghani genetics thrown into the mix and voila – the luscious cold-climate sativa Alaskan Thunderfuck was then born. It is sometimes known as Matanuska Tundra or ATF, named after its native Matanuska Valley.
- Use Time: Afternoon
- Effects: Euphoric, Giggly, Uplifted, Hungry, Relaxed
- Side Effects: Concern, Thirst and dry mouth, Fatigue
- Common Usage: Anorexia, Epilepsy, Hypertension, Multiple sclerosis, Phantom limb pain, PMS
- Terpenes: Myrcene, Linalool, Pinene, Ocimene, Phellandrene
- Taste: Citrus, Earthy, Pine, Pungent, Woody
What’s The History Of ATF?
This Sativa with a Russian ruderalis and an interesting name has a far-reaching historical background, which is more impressive than the lineage of royal families. From what we know now from a legendary story of this strain, this buzz was once a mixture of a Northern California Sativa dominant kush, which was mixed with a Sativa with a Russian ruderalis in Matanuska Tundra.
The birth of Alaskan Thunderfuck strain itself took place in the 1970s when the mentioned hybrid of Northern California and Russian strains was crossed with Afghani Indica, which led to the birth of infamous Alaskan Thunder Fuck buds. We should also note that this strain has two noticeable children, which are Chocolate Thunder and Chronic Thunder, iconic buds with remarkable Afghani properties. Look, a hybrid of a Sativa with Russian ruderalis, which was further crossed with iconic Afghani kush, is a real story to tell.
Alaskan Thunderfuck Effects
Much of this strains infamy comes from Alaskan Thunderfuck’s potency. It is said that the euphoric high will hit you fast and hard, hence its moniker. Alaskan Thunderfuck is a great sativa for those who typically steer clear from sativas, inducing happiness in everyone.
Speaking of the effects of this cannabis strain, we are happy to say that most smokers are fond of its immediate properties. Buds lovers can expect to feel happiness as well as to be euphoric, uplifting, and creative, all at the same time! This cannabis strain leans more into the direction of energy properties, even though it is not really a Sativa dominant kush.
Regardless of what you are expecting from your puffs, getting high is a great idea for those willing to smoke, alongside having a productive day forward. Some people note unique effects concerning senses, especially when it comes to sounds, while others highlight fantastic consequences on one’s creativity and brainstorming. It is a well-rounded and balanced cannabis strain that originates from Afghani Indica, alongside being one of the greatest strains for staying active, maintaining a good mood, and having all the small things done during a day.
ATF will make you feel energetic, while relaxing the body and creating an uplifting and enjoyable buzz. This sativa produces a clear high, which is why it is recommended as a daytime strain – it will inspire you to get things done, and get then done while living in a carefree little bubble.
Alaskan Thunderfuck is an easy smoke, as it does not irritate the throat like other strains do, which makes it ideal even for asthmatics to smoke. The immediate high it creates, is easy to identify, making it possible to gauge your dose, so that you can still stay functional and productive.
Aroma and smell also contribute to the greatness of Alaskan Thunderfuck. What is even more prominent is that this weed has a redolent scent of a pine and cedar mixture. This aroma is also accompanied by notes of earth and lemon scents. If your smell preferences are leaning more into the direction of sweet and juicy aromas, ATF strain should not be your choice. Instead, it offers an authentic pine skunky smell, which is a super combination with aroma notes of trees.
When smoked, this bud truly represents many flavors. Alaskan Thunderfuck tastes a bit the way it smell, except better. A sweet and pungent cloud will hang in the air smelling like spicy bananas and it’s sweet earthiness will linger on your tongue. A hint of citrus and oranges can also be detected in this special sativa.
Alaskan Thunderfuck is relatively easy on the side effects, another reason why it is special. Occasionally you might experience a very slight bout of paranoia and nervousness, which doesn’t really last. Dizziness and headaches may also occur in some, due to the strong CBD levels.
What can make almost any strain a bit problematic is a range of possible side effects. In the case of Alaskan Thunderfuck, smokers should expect to deal with dry mouth and dry eyes most often. In extreme cases, people with a bit low tolerance to THC rate can experience dizziness. Some smokers can feel paranoid or have issues with headaches, yet these side effects are infrequent among most smokers. That means that most smokers can exhale (sic!) and get ready for a proper relaxation session with a few bottles of water and eye drops.
A case of feeling parched and having a dry mouth may occur when smoking this strain. Alaskan Thunderfuck can also make you feel like your eyes are dry. Keeping some liquids nearby can easily solve these adverse effects.
- THC: 17 – 19%
- CBD: 0.1 – 0.59%
- CBC: 0.14 – 1.34%
- CBG: 0.12 – 1.84%
- CBN: 0.06 – 0.24%
- THCV: 0.33 – 1.93%
Medically speaking, this wonder-strain is a cure-all. Alaskan Thunderfuck is notoriously popular for fighting pain conditions. Anything from muscle spasms, to joint pains and other chronic body pain is effectively treated with this strain.
Alaskan Thunderfuck can also be used by those who suffer from mental conditions. PTSD, depression and anxiety is alleviated with this strong sativa. Migraines and headaches are also easily treated even with small dosages.
What makes it such a valuable strain is its application in a wide range of medical conditions. Despite its a bit low CBD content, a long-lasting lucidity of this cannabis strain helps people to cope with their mental conditions, such as depression, fatigue, or eating disorders. For instance, people with attention deficit disorders can concentrate on the completion of particular tasks and assignments, whereas other mental conditions can be eased after giving it a try.
We should also note fascinating mood enhancement properties, which allow patients to deal with depression, chronic pain relief, stress, fatigue, and anxiety. Another remark is a unique capability of Alaskan Thunderfuck to deal with muscle spasms more efficiently. You see, muscle spasms, headaches, mood disorders, and dozens of inflammatory symptoms can be fought by taking a few puffs of this strain. Easy as that!
This strain has become truly valuable in the medical cannabis community. Alaskan Thunderfuck is great for daytime use because it provides you with a boost of energy, leaving the patient feeling awake and focused and ready to get through their day.
The cerebral high you get from this strain is pleasant while working its magic, it will combat symptoms of fatigue and lethargy, and create a stress-free mood. Alaskan Thunderfuck may also help those suffering from eating disorders, as it can create a healthier appetite and induce the munchies.
- Flowering time: 49-63 Days
- Harvest time: 72-79 Days
- Yield indoor: 1-2 oz/ft2
- Yield outdoor: 2-4 oz/ft2
- Height indoor: 30-60 Inches
- Height outdoor: 30-60 Inches
- Grow difficulty: Easy
- Flowering type: Autoflowering
This strain is known to thrive in the great outdoors, most specifically in cooler, northern climates, due to its heritage. Alaskan Thunderfuck can also produce generously when cultivated indoors, but is nothing compared to when it is grown outdoors.
Outdoor-grown Alaskan Thunderfuck can yield quite massively and will produce a beautiful looking bud, that is covered in crystals and pretty orange hair and has a sticky, skunky smell to it.
This plant can yield an average of 16 ounces per square meter, when kept indoors. Alaskan Thunderfuck takes about an estimate of 8-9 weeks to flower and be ready for a harvest.
When grown outdoors, this sativa is beyond generous in its yield. Alaskan Thunderfuck can yield around an average of 32 ounces per plant, and can be expected to be ripe for plucking around the month of October.