About Northern Lights
History & Genetics
Northern Lights, formerly known as CI #5 F1, is an award-winning indica dominant strain. This strain is well received by growers, medical patients, and recreational consumers and may be one of the most popular indica strains of all time. The strain is readily available in dispensaries throughout the West Coast and Colorado.
This strain's exact lineage and history are obscured in mystery but it is generally believed to be a mix of two landrace building block strains — Thai and Afghani. We do know that the strain was perfected in Holland and has only begun to make its way to America in more recent years.
Appearance, Aroma & Flavor
Northern Lights grows in dense, cone-shaped nugs that smell of sweet pine and citrus, with a hint of skunk. Nugs of Northern Lights are typically medium to dark green, and covered with lots of trichomes.
Known by many as a "two-hit and quit" strain, Northern Lights slams the body into a wonderfully numbing, lazy mode. The desire to sit on the couch and listen to the call of munchies may be overwhelming to novice users even in lower doses.
Accompanying this body high is a nice sense of well-being and happiness. Some experienced users are reportedly instilled with increased creativity and focus as well. The average negative culprits persist — dry mouth and eyes, dizziness, paranoia and anxiety in higher doses.
Like most of its indica-based ancestors and descendants, Northern Lights is highly recommended for evening use and insomnia. It is one of the purest indica strains around (95% indica, 5%. sativa) which make it a highly sedative strain. It is also often chosen to relieve the effects of stress and anxiety. Many choose it for the heavy body high to weaken their chains of chronic pain as well. And the strong appetite inducing effects are used to help those suffering from such eating disorders as anorexia.
The strain flowers for six to eight weeks and yields up to 125 grams per square meter. In the average greenhouse setup Northern Lights produces roughly 100 grams per plant. This strain is a definite choice for those that prefer quality and ease over quantity. Ever since its emergence on the medical scene there have been many imitations however and plenty of growers have crossed it with something but kept the same name.
Northern Lights is amazing. It completely relieves my anxiety, gives me an amazing body high with stress less head high. I really recommend this strain.
Amazing strain with a very particular and unforgettable spicy herbal smell. Very potent and easy to smoke, no cough at all (i roll it with Golden Virginia tobacco). After long use of dry sift hash and indica vapes it hits me gentle yet hard. Such a perfect moment I have right now!
Absolutely amazing body high; Northern lights is an amazing strain the high feels magical and relaxing! Would recommend
I use to smoke Northern Lights on fishing boats in Alaska looking at the Northern Lights...