This strain is possibly one of the most famous strains in the cannabis community. It is an award-winning indica dominant strain that is generally believed to be a descendant of the Afghani and Thai landrace strains. The plant is said to originate from Holland and can be found in the genetic lineage of many popular hybrids smoked globally today. The buds of the Northern Lights are beautiful and dense, just like its name.
Flavor and Effects of Northern Lights
One of the most sought after indica hybrids today, the Northern Lights cannabis strain offers a sweet, spicy and lemon-zest aromatic profile, and a skunky and earthy flavor profile. The smoke produced is smooth with an aftertaste of pine that lingers on the tongue for hours.
The effects of this strain induce instant mental and body buzz that is powerful and long-lasting. At the onset, it provides you with increased levels of creativity and enthusiasm. You will also find yourself more sociable, and sometimes in a fit of giggles, which is perfect for social settings. The shift from wild motivation to pure laziness is almost instant. Once the big changes to a numbing mode, you will find yourself couch-locked and looking for munchies. As the high starts to wane, you will find yourself lulled to deep and relaxing sleep.
What are the Medicinal Benefits of Northern Lights
Being one of the most potent indica hybrids, the Northern Lights provide a number of medicinal attributes. For one, it is great to relieve stress, anxiety, and nervousness. Its euphoric buzz allows any stress-inducing factors to be pushed out of the system and replaced with happy ones. Its sedative effects make it the ideal bud for evening use as well as for insomniacs who crave for a peaceful slumber.
Negative Effects of Northern Lights
Being a highly potent strain, negative effects are sure to be experienced when consuming this strain in high doses. It can induce mild dizziness and headaches, especially at the onset of the high. It can also cause cottonmouth and dry eyes, which are mild and usual side effects of marijuana usage.
Growing Northern Lights
The Northern Lights can be cultivated indoors, outdoors, and in greenhouse settings. When cultivated indoors, it can produce up to 125 grams per square meter of its plants in as fast as six to eight weeks. While successful outdoor cultivation requires a temperate and warm climate for it to produce up to 100 grams per square plant. It is an average-height plant that requires occasional pruning and topping to ensure the appropriate amount of sunlight and air reaches the lower nodes.