Strain Review: Northern Lights


A popular Indica strain, Northern Lights creates a powerful and high yield. In the 1980’s, this variety was voted the best Indica, and it came out on top again in 1990 as the best strain.

Northern Lights delivers a medicated impact on the body that goes far and beyond other strains. This iconic strain works well to help heal conditions such as nausea, insomnia, and chronic pain.

This is the strain to use when you desire a more calming effect, and you prefer more healing qualities. It is not recommended to use Northern Lights when you have a lot to do, because the higher the dosage, the more likely it is to put you to sleep. You can thank CBD, a cannabinoid that comes in medical marijuana, for this sedative effect.

You will know that you are dealing with Northern Lights by how fat and dense it is, with a strong, smelly odor.

It gets its name from a natural phenomena by the name of “Aurora Borealis,” or as we call it, Northern Lights. The occurrence is the result of a serious collision between electrically charged particles from the Sun. The little pieces enter the earth’s atmosphere, producing lights that are above the magnetic poles of the Northern and Southern hemispheres.

The lights appear in various colors, but most often are green, which explains the name of this cannabis strain. Aurora Borealis is also seen as purple, yellow, red and blue in the North. And there are similar colors that show up in the South Pole.

While it is difficult to pinpoint the exact origins of this strain, there is one famous story about growers in California who took it to Holland, and things just expanded from there. The type of Northern Lights strain that currently sells the most is the NL #5 crossed with NL #2, mixed with the two top-notch phenotypes to make the present-day Northern Lights.

Northern Lights tends to give off a smell that is very close to pine needles. Most people who are avid marijuana smokers have already tried a Northern Lights hybrid, considering so many of the more common strains have some in it. Northern Lights is truly a favorite amongst many marijuana lovers, and that is one of the reasons it has blended in with the more popular strains.

So, what about you? Is Northern Lights at the top of your list of marijuana strains? If you have another strain that you like more than Northern Lights, tell us all about it in the comments, because we would love to write a review on it.

Description: Northern Lights is a legendary Indica strain. Learn about the pain-squashing qualities that earned its worldwide reputation.

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