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Northern Lights

Northern Lights

If you know anything about strains, you would know about this one. A renowned and respected near-pure indica, Northern Lights has become a famed relaxant. This strain is big among indica-lovers, and with good reason - it is notoriously happy-go-lucky and perfect for putting a troubled mind to sleep.

By mixing an Afghani indica with a Thai sativa, Northern Lights was created. Hailing from the outskirts of Seattle, Washington, it was propagated out of the Netherlands in 1985 and has since become a legend in its own right.

Its reputation for being fast-acting and an instant hit is everything Northern Lights is about. For this reason, it has gained traction in California, and has quickly climbed up the ranks for one of the most in demand strains.

Information about Northern Lights Strain:

ORIGINAfghani Indica crossed with a Thai Sativa
EFFECTSrelaxed - 10
happy - 8
euphoric - 7
sleepy - 7
uplifted - 5
dry eyes - 7
dizzy - 2
paranoid - 1
headache - 1
FRAGRANCEsweet, bitter, spicy, citrus
FLAVORSearthy, sweet, pine, lemon, skunk
MEDICALstress - 10
pain - 8
insomnia - 7
depression -7
lack of appetite - 3
CBD %0.10%
INDICA / SATIVA %90% / 10%
OUTDOOR YIELD22oz/ plant
CLIMATEsunny mediterranean climate

* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest


As is expected from a clear indica, Northern Lights is a soothing-smooth friend who will ensure you some real relaxation. It induces a powerful heavy-body high that makes you want to sink into your couch and stay in there, nestled and tucked in.

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The flow that Northern Lights pulls you into, is one guaranteed to conjure all your happy thoughts. There is a certain euphoric high that comes with it and the smiles and laughter is guaranteed to be instantly infectious.

Whatever it is that has been bothering you until that first puff, is guaranteed to go up in smoke. If you need an extra hand at falling asleep, then this is the strain for you. Its gentle effects will uplift you while gently rocking you into a restful slumber.


Northern Lights has a very distinct scent to it. Its sweet and spicy notes follow you around, and are broken up with a hint of bitter lime. Some have reported noticing a bit of an ammonia smell to this strain, but with the hint of citrus, it makes for a pretty invigorating smelling strain.

Northern Lights

Northern Lights Fragrance, Wraps You In A Blanket Of Hapiness


The flavor of Northern Lights is quite skunky and full-bodied, without being overpowering. It hints at fresh pines and earth mixed with a bit of sweetness. A trace of lemon can also be observed when smoked, and it can leave a sweet dank taste inside your mouth afterwards.

Adverse reactions

One of the reasons why this strain has become so popular among indica-lovers, is because of the minimal adverse effects. Northern Lights can occasionally cause a feeling of not being able to move from the spot, which can often be confused with paranoia.

As a whole, it is rare for users of Northern Lights to feel dizzy or have a headache, but it can occur sometimes. The most commonly reported adverse effects are the usual cottonmouth, combined with a dry eyes sensation and a feeling of being dehydrated.


Widely recommended for its supreme medical abilities, Northern Lights is a favorite among those seeking to treat physical pain as well as mental instabilities. Mood swings and depression are easily relieved by this strain’s uplifting personality.

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Because of Northern Lights’ generous CBD content, it has also proven to be effective in treating pain. Its potency guarantees the easing of pains and cramps from conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, PMS, arthritis, muscle spasms and many more.

Northern Lights Medical

Northern Lights Medical

Patients who have been diagnosed with mental conditions have also benefited from the use of this strain. Northern Lights can ease symptoms and side effects from the treatment of OCD, social anxiety disorder, general anxiety and PTSD. It is a powerful relaxant, that can induce sleep in those who suffer from insomnia and restlessness.

In cases where cancer patients were treated for a lack of appetite due to radiology and chemotherapy, Northern Lights has also proven to be a suitable choice. It can help ease the feeling of nausea, and successfully curb hunger.


Northern Lights is a strain that is known for being seriously easy to grow. It is a relatively small to average growing plant, with distinctive amount of resinous buds. This strain can be grown indoors and also outdoors.

If grown outdoors, Northern Lights prefers a warm and sunny environment, thriving in balmy Mediterranean, Californian or North African settings. This plant can flourish into a tree when kept in full sunlight and tended to carefully, but is generally not a fussy plant to careful.

Northern Lights strain

Northern Lights strain

Flowering Time

This strain reportedly takes an average of 7 to 9 weeks to flower, although there are times when it is ready for harvest after only 7 weeks. Northern Lights can yield an average of 18 ounces per square meter in a healthy indoor environment.

When kept in its preferred sunny climate, this strain can give a generous harvest. This indica can produce an estimate of up to 22 ounces per plant, and is usually ready for harvest around the middle of October.

Have you ever smoked or grown your own Northern Lights? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.


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8 thoughts on “Northern Lights

By luis rosario on 13 July 2014

Help! First timer and I have two beautiful girls from random seeds one is a sativa and the other looks like a indicated. The sativa is 30in and strong growing outside. Can I start to flower in my closet now and can I continue to use the sun in 12day 12night cycle. P.s nutrients and personal care r religiously given wen needed. Please someone help, scared to mess these gorgeous girls up. I got lucky.

By timothy on 9 September 2014

man i'm having trouble finding the right nutrients for plant any suggestions

By bubbakushgirl99 on 12 June 2017

Fox Farms has the best nutrients Ive used on my plants and its done amazing.

By greengoodness on 14 June 2017

I'm using Advanced Nutrients line of PH Perfect and it's treating my girls well.

By Michael B on 2 September 2017

I grew ILGMs northern lights auto, and it is still some of the best cannabis I have come across. I have a state medical card and I would have to say Robert's Northerm Lights is up there with the best. Easy to grow and great smelling.

By Daniel on 1 November 2017

Have two northern light plant growing now as my first grow and am going on week 4 of flowering. Very easy plant to grow and looking beautiful. Growing in a 24 X 24 X 60 grow tent with a 300W LED light. Using Fox Farm trio and the grow has been very low maintenance. Looks like I will have a ton of buds to harvest soon! Second crop in the seedling stage and should be ready for the larger grow tent and flowering stage when the northern lights are harvested.

By Matthew on 13 August 2018

It is a truly amazing strain healthy vigorous strong plant loaded with resin tricomes heavy I mean heavy buds always have to tie mine normally 6 to 8 zips a plant

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