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Robert Bergman

October 3, 2020

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.

Sativa/Indica %Indoor YieldOutdoor YieldFlowering Period
10% / 90%18 ounces per square meter22 ounces or more per plant7 – 9 weeks indoors, mid-October outdoors.

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.

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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
FRAGRANCESweet, bitter, spicy, citrus
FLAVORSEarthy, sweet, pine, lemon, skunk
ADVERSE REACTIONSDry mouth – 10
Dry eyes – 7
Dizzy – 2
Paranoid – 1
Headache – 1
MEDICALStress – 10
Pain – 8
Insomnia – 7
Depression -7
Lack of appetite – 3
FLOWERING TIME INDOOR7-9 weeks
FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORMid October
PLANT HEIGHT Average
THC CONTENT % 18%
CBD % 0.10%
INDICA/SATIVA % 90% / 10%
INDOOR YIELD 18 ounces per square meter
OUTDOOR YIELD 22 ounces or more per plant
CLIMATE Sunny mediterranean climate
GROWTH LEVEL Easy
RESISTANCE TO DISEASE High

* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest

The flow that Northern Lights pulls you into, is one guaranteed to conjure all your happy thoughts. If you want to experience that flow, then make sure to check Northern Lights in our Marijuana seed shop.

There is a certain euphoric high that comes with Northern Lights 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.


SHOP NORTHERN LIGHTS

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

Flowering Time

Indoors


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.

Outdoors


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.

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FAQ About Northern Lights Strain

What is the Northern Lights strain yield?

Blueberry yields 18oz/ m2 indoors and 22oz/ plant outdoors.

How much THC does Northern Lights strain have?

Around 18% THC.

What are the origins of the Northern Lights strain?

Northern Lights was first bred in the outskirts of Seattle, Washington, by crossing an Afghani Indica with a Thai Sativa.


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.

Robert

The founder of I Love Growing Marijuana, Robert Bergman, is a marijuana growing expert that enjoys sharing his knowledge with the world. He combines years of experience, ranging from small-scale grows to massive operations, with a passion for growing. His articles include tutorials on growing... [read more]

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  1. By luis rosario ,13 Jul 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 […]Read More
  2. By timothy ,09 Sep 2014
    man i'm having trouble finding the right nutrients for plant any suggestions
    1. By bubbakushgirl99 ,12 Jun 2017
      Fox Farms has the best nutrients Ive used on my plants and its done amazing.
    2. By Michael ,22 Jan 2019
      Northern lights like potassium and phospherous, I use bergmans nutes and make my own tea from banana peels to extract both of these organically and add bergmnas nutes to the mix on a 1/3 suggested scaling and these babies love […]Read More
  3. By Northern Lights Weed – ,25 Aug 2015
    […] Northern Lights weed or Cannabis Indica Dominant Hybrid is the most potent form of marijuana known to man. There are different places from which you can purchase its seeds if you are interested in growing it yourself. There are […]Read More
  4. By greengoodness ,14 Jun 2017
    I'm using Advanced Nutrients line of PH Perfect and it's treating my girls well.
  5. By Michael B ,02 Sep 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. […]Read More
  6. By Daniel ,01 Nov 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 […]Read More
  7. By Matthew ,13 Aug 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
  8. By Michael ,22 Jan 2019
    I have grown Northern lights on my first grow. they got to approximately 30 inches and budded quite well. Although the buds were airy (due to lighting inadequacies ) the effects were phenomenal. I might add they taste was a […]Read More
  9. By Half-ass harry ,19 Feb 2019
    So far it's a Hardy plant.very easy to grow as long as you follow standard growing procedures. I have hit it with an echo of 2.4 in weeks 6 and zero nute burn.
  10. By Austin ,21 May 2019
    Hello i have about 20 Northern light plants on the go, for the past two weeks they have been dying like the leafs are turnjng colour an then just dead. What shoud i di
  11. By latewood ILGM ,20 Jun 2019
    Ausitn, You should sign up at support.ilovegrowingmarijuana.com and get some grow advice from our friendly members and expert growers. :)
  12. By Alan ,21 Aug 2019
    I just harvested my first grow of Northern lights. One toke on a pinch hitter let me know It was the right strain for me. I had eight plants and only harvested 9.37 ounces, total. Obviously, I'm very disappointed in […]Read More
  13. By Terry ,03 Sep 2019
    Hi guys, on week 8 of flower with my northern indoor girls, but curiously my tricones are still filled with milky white and no Amber's yet... Might take a full 9weeks, can't hardly wait!!!
  14. By Michael ,26 Sep 2019
    I have both grown and smoked northern lights and would have to say it is amongst my Favorites it definitely is a generous yielding strain and I love the effects of northern lights it is for sure a delightful strain […]Read More
  15. By Boštjan ,07 May 2020
    I have grown this strain in my previous season grow 2019 slovenia -midle europe mediterainian climate it was finished in the start of october with vigirous growth I got the seeds from bulk seed bank genetics it truly is a […]Read More
  16. By Scott ,16 Jul 2020
    My fav smk. Growing it now. First grow. Got fm you. Looks fkn great!
  17. By Crystal Strain Review ,18 Aug 2020
    […] Crystal strain is a rare but much-loved combination of White Widow and Northern Lights. Do not confuse it with the Crystal ship strain. This bright combo is a 60/40 indica-dominant […]

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