ATF, or known more crassly as “Alaskan Thunderfuck”, is a wildly popular heavy-hitting sativa-dominant strain. This wildly popular strain has genetics that are a little convoluted. Hailing from the Matanuska Valley in Alaska, ATF is crossed with an Afghani indica landrace and the child of an unknown Northern California strain and unknown Russian ruderalis, which is a lesser-known genus of cannabis. Although its familial line is fairly complex, what is rock-solid is its high THC-content, which has been tested as high as 27%!
Appearance, Aroma and Flavour
ATF is a chunky strain with large tapered buds and bright orange pistils weaved throughout the flowers. Sharing similar qualities of its namesake state, ATF is coated inside and out with thick layers of snow-white trichomes, which evoke visions of the Arctic Circle. ATF has a very strong essence that is a heavy mix of skunk and gassy diesel with hints of nutty and earthy pine and chocolate. Unlike its pungent scent, the strains taste is pronounced with tangy citrus and spicy undertones that linger on the palate.
Effects and Medical Uses
ATF strikes like thunder and gets to work almost immediately. A heady high leads users down a route of methodical thinking and explosive creativity. As the high continues, users become more active and engaged to conquer the day. In more social settings, users have described ATF as a great companion to sparking conversation. Many love to enjoy ATF in the morning to get a jumpstart on the day and stay laser-focused. A perfect strain to energize and set an uplifting mood, ATF is also great for a number of medicinal reasons including pain relief, stress, anorexia, attention deficit disorders, and depression. Although both recreational and medicinal users enjoy ATF throughout the day, beginners or those prone to panic may need to use the strain lightly due to its potency.