Reigning as one of the most famous strains of all time, Northern Lights is an indica strain that is known for its extremely potent effects and distinct flowers. Although quite an old strain, it is still one of the purest indicas available today. It can easily be found in dispensaries throughout the West coast and more. The exact lineage is still a mystery but many believe it to be a mix of indigenous Afghani and Thai landrace strains. However, we know that the strain was refined to perfection in Holland before making its way back to North America. Northern Lights is a favourite for those who love being left in an extremely relaxed and dreamy state.
Northern Lights is one of the most potent strains available today. The average THC content consistently reaches 27% and can go up to 33%! Containing mostly pure indica genetics, it is a highly sedative strain that is recommended for evening use. Once smoked, Northern Lights will put you down to an extremely relaxed stupor, relaxing all the muscles in the body and easing your mind. Users will find themselves in a dreamy state that is characterized by euphoria and happiness. It will be hard to not smile once you realize how great it is. Many users also report bouts of hunger but try not to overdo it! Sleepiness is very common and if you put yourself in a food coma, it’ll be almost impossible to stay awake.
Asides from the recreational effects, Northern Lights is a great medicinal strain. With its strong and sedating effects, it can treat conditions such as:
- Chronic pain
- Loss of appetite
The side effects are often limited to dry mouth and dry eyes.
Appearance, Aroma, and Smoke
Northern Lights bud appear extremely frosted and white due to its abundance of trichomes. These highly resinous flowers will get both your fingers and your grinder sticky. Some phenotypes also have hues of purple that complement its frosty green buds. The aroma can be described as sweet and earthy with hints of spicy pine, it is very distinguishable but nothing too unique. Being a heavy indica, the smoke can be harsh if taking big hits but otherwise is fairly smooth. Many describe the taste to be like a sweet pine.