About Star 47
Star 47 is a potent indica-dominant hybrid that offers both deep relaxation and persistent mental stimulation. The compelling strain was created by prolific breeders World of Seeds as a cross between Sensi Star and sativa powerhouse AK-47. Soothing without being incapacitating like some other indicas, Star 47’s THC content has been measured at between 15% and 20%.
Although their effects are palpable, Star 47’s flowers are visually underwhelming. The buds are on the smallish side and cling together in dense, popcorn-like clusters. These chunky nuggets have an indica-inflected structure, with small leaves that curl tightly inward toward their central stems. The leaves themselves are a pale shade of sea foam green and are twisted through with curly orange hairs (which are actually pistils, meant to catch pollen from fertilizing male plants). Finally, a dusting of icy translucent trichomes makes these flowers very sticky and hard to break up without a grinder.
When properly cured, flowers of Star 47 give off a robust aroma, with distinct notes of pine. There are also some bright hints of citrus hanging underneath to brighten up the initially dank impression. Grinding up these buds gives off an incense-like odor, possibly handed down from the Afghani landrace in parent strain Star 47’s background. When burnt, Star 47 gives off a smooth and easily ingested smoke. On the exhale, this smoke carries flavors of pine and orange.
Star 47’s effects strike the user relatively quickly, causing an increase in blood flow to the head. This head rush can result in sensations like a flushing in the cheeks or a significant increase in salivation; a feeling of constraint around the temples is also commonly reported. As these odd tics before more familiar, Star 47’s mental acuity begins to shine through. The user may notice that their thoughts have taken on a more focused quality, with certain concepts taking on a new intensity or significance. Smokers may also find some changes taking place in their sensory perception. Some trippy phenomena like visual and auditory distortions are possible, as is an uncanny feeling of time dilation. In the right set and setting, these head-centered effects can be put to work in the service of either detailed analytical tasks or freewheeling creative projects.
Within less than an hour, Star 47’s indica influences become more and more apparent, with limbs and eyelids suddenly weighted down. Any smokers who may have been active or standing may find themselves making a beeline for the closest couch on which to take a load off. As time passes -- or as dosage is increase -- these relaxing properties become harder to ignore, often pinning consumers down where they sit and rendering any physical activity uninteresting or even impossible. That said, Star 47’s mental stimulation still persists, allowing users to daydream, reflect, or pick apart the finer points of a good book or movie. In properly relaxed circumstances, the strain may even lull susceptible smokers to sleep. Because of its gradual descent into sedation, Star 47 is recommended for consumption no earlier than late afternoon; daytime or morning use should be reserved for a weekend or some other day with no responsibilities.
Star 47’s versatile effects can also have some usefulness for medical cannabis patients. The feeling of focus that comes with its onset can enable concentration for those with attention deficit disorders. Its body high can temporarily improve the symptoms of stress, depression, or anxiety. This strain may also work against physical pain, whether it’s chronic and serious or due to minor inflammations like headaches. Patients who are prone to paranoia or panic should avoid Star 47, however, as its speedy feeling of mindrace can prove overwhelming.
Seeds of Star 47 are available directly from World of Seeds’ site. Once obtained, it can be grown indoors or out, although success outdoors requires a hot and humid climate. The strain’s plants tend to grow short and bushy and may require gardeners to occasionally trim away any light-blocking fan leaves. Star 47 flowers within 9 to 10 weeks when grown indoors and is ready for harvest in early October when cultivated outdoors. At maturity, it can offer anywhere between 37 to 55 grams (1.3 to 2 ounces) of flower per square foot of plant.
Star 47 is a potentially valuable strain for indica fans who want to maintain mental productivity. Its compelling flavor profile of pine and citrus may appeal to fans of hybrid Jack Herer.