Northern Lights is one of the most popular strains of all time. With its high yields, disease
resistance, and the ability to be grown in a variety of conditions, this strain lends itself well to
growers of all experience levels
Northern Lights was created by crossing Afghan with Thai. Although the effects of this strain
mostly line up with its Afghan lineage, the Thai element in its ancestry helps bring forth a wave
of euphoria and creativity. The most renowned effect of this strain is its sedative nature. After
even just a few hits, this potent strain will have you feeling mellow, a bit numb, and ready to sit
on the couch. Northern Lights produces a strong body high, followed by waves of euphoria and
a lighter, slower headspace.
Although this strain allows for you to focus and maintain a sense of creativity, it’s still
recommended that you ingest it at a time where you won’t be needing to leave the couch or
attend to anything that requires a ton of attention. Northern Lights may not be super conducive
to being productive, but rather helps the user decompress and let go of stress at the end of the
The buds of this strain are a dark olive in color, dense and coated with dense and frosty
trichomes. When grown right, this variety can also have streaks of purple and blue, reminiscent
of the actual Northern Lights it was named after. The plants themselves don’t grow to be very
tall, like most indicas. At their full height, they’ll grow to be about five feet tall. When ground
up, the flower’s earthy, piney aroma will begin to fill your room. It is rather intense and has a
traditional herbal incense type scent.
Like most indica dominant strains, Northern Lights lends itself well to those who struggle with
anxiety, pain management, and insomnia. Physically, the body high can also act as a source of
comfort and way to help alleviate anxiety and stress.
Northern Lights is a fairly easy strain to grow, so growers of all experience levels can succeed
and get fairly high yields out of these plants. The flowering period is relatively short at around 8
weeks, and is naturally resistant to mold, disease, and pests, so it won’t be too hard to keep
your plants safe and healthy. With an indoor moderate yield, you can get a pretty good amount
of bud out of this strain. If growing outdoors, Northern Lights prefers a dry, warm climate and is
usually harvested around mid-October.