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While the smell and flavor both exceeded expectations, the indica dominace was definately noticeable. Although technically a hybrid, most consider this strain an indica, and with a breakdown of 95% indica, 5% sativa, you can see why. This in turn makes the strain a little heavy for daytime functionality. Recommended for for moderate to experienced smokers, primarily as an evening or day-off type of indica when strong relaxation is desired.
The high typically lasts 2-3 hours, and the Northern Lights strain has been proven effective in the treatment of stress, anxiety, nervousness, IBS, nausea, depression, chronic pain, back pain, arthritis, and other body-related issues. I also found it very helpful for insomnia issues, and this is now my go-to strain on those sleepless nights.
The only drawback of Northern Lights is that it is becoming quite rare to find the original strain. The majority of dispensaries are not selling the real thing; they are closely related hybrids, but not the true Northern Lights. So do your homework, talk to reputable people, and get your hands on this classic!
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Some strains are simply famous; Northern Lights, however, has reached legendary status.
If you are a regular cannabis user, there is a very high probability that you have tried either Northern Lights or one of the strain’s sister varieties, such as: Super Silver Haze, Sour Diesel and Shiva Skunk, just to name a few. Northern Lights’ exact lineage and history are shrouded in mystery and might be forever lost. The most dominant theory is that the strain originated in the Pacific Northwest with little fan fare, then made its way to Holland where the two best phenotypes were crossed (Northern Lights #5 x Northern Lights #2). The NL #5 has taken over the most important roll in the cross because NL #5 adds potency and reduces flowering time. NL #2 gives the strain the awsome taste and smell, and contributes to the overall vigor and strength of the high. Also NL #2 is a hardier plant with better resistance to mold and pests than other phenotypes.
Northern Lights presents itself with compact, dense buds coated with a silvery-white frosting of trichromes often separated by a few centimeters of stalk, making trimming a breeze and producing an excellent yield. While the buds are tight and thick (typical indica structure), they are not so impenetrable that bud rot is a major problem–as this can be a big problem for a lot of indica strains–making Northern Lights a nice indica to grow in even humid environments.
The aroma is a fresh, vegetal, and lightly skunky smell from a distance, which turns into a complex, sweet citrus-pine with notes of eucalyptus when the flowres are squeezed. When ground up, the aroma gets even sharper, taking on a musky citrus quality that was reminiscent of burned orange peels mixed with a bit of pine.