Easy to grow and with fast-acting, heavy-hitting effects, it isn’t hard to see why Northern Lights is one of the most popular indica-dominant hybrids on the market.
Heritage & Genetics: It’s been said that Northern Lights originated in the area of Seattle, Washington. Whether true or not, one thing we do know about this strain is that Sensi Seeds started breeding the genetics back in 1985 and after that, the strain took the world by storm. You would be hard-pressed to find an indica-dominant hybrid with two landrace parents, namely Afghani Indica and Thai Sativa, that is more famous than Northern Lights.
Flavor & Aroma: As you might expect from an almost pure indica, the aroma of this classic strain is best described as a mouthwatering, rich, savory, herbal, slightly-earthy bouquet with a subtle sweet undertone.
Effect: Just like its taste and smell, Northern Light’s effects are in typical indica fashion. Your muscles loosen up, your nerves relax, and your mind ebbs into a blissful state of euphoric calm and drowsiness. Even though there is a sativa component to this strain, none of those effects will impact the experience.
Medical: Both THC and CBD have been found to have pain-relieving qualities that are thought to amplify when the cannabinoids work together. CBD is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties. The moderate THC and CBD level of this strain may, therefore, be somewhat useful for arthritis, joint pain, muscle aches, fibromyalgia, and headaches and migraines.
Grow characteristics: Northern Lights delivers the best yield when grown indoors. The plant does well outdoors but only in warmer climates. It’s an ideal strain for the Sea Of Green (SOG) growing method and is very well suited for multiple branch training. Another plus is that Northern Lights needs only a moderate amount of nutrients. Once the plant has reached its flowering stage, within 7 to 8 weeks, its bud will be covered by beautiful thick, frosty white coat of juicy, sticky trichomes.