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Northern Lights Nl

Cannabinoid THC Dominant

THC 18.8 - 21.4%

CBD 0.24 - 0.5%

Effect Relaxed

Side Effect Thirst and dry mouth

Flavor Earthy

All Information About Northern Lights Weed Strain


High Highest
20% 23% 26% 29% 32% 35%


Low Medium
0% 0.4% 0.8% 1.2% 1.6% 2%


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You must have heard about Northern Lights cannabis strain and its incredible effects that offer you a good relaxation and euphoric mood for hours. The original parent line dates back to ancient times to Afghanistan, but no one would even know about this landrace if there wasn’t a guy named Nevil Schoenmakers. He is actually the guy who popularized Northern Lights weed strain in the 80s when he founded The Seed Bank Of Holland.

The Best Northern Lights strain is 100% Indica. This classy strain contains 14-18% THC. Due to its stable genetics, many growers around the world decided to use it as the cornerstone for hybrids that later became famous, respected, and re-produced.

Aroma and Flavor

You can expect the mix of woody and piney aroma when you crush the nugs, though the scent can be a bit pungent that reminds you of the classic ganja smell. Once you open the bag, except that the whole room will start smelling of pine trees and wood resin, which is the result of a high concentration of terpenes. Upon smoking, the overall flavor is in favor of the earth/pine flavor. When you exhale, you will notice the touch of sweetness in the aftertaste.

Typical Effects

One of the reasons why Northern Lights strain has world-wide respect is because of its unique mix of body and head high. While it does not share classic Afghani characteristics like Kush strains, it provides you with the overall relaxation of your body and mind. As if you were in a bubble of euphoria. Your movement and mind stay focused and synchronized, but you will feel a slight blissful vibration around your body. Users report such effects:

Like any other cannabis example, this one also has its unique medical qualities that have been used for producing other hybrids. It helps with relieving the symptoms of such conditions:

One of the crucial Northern Lights strain information, or any other cannabis review is the presence of side effects, which can ruin the overall experience. In this case, we can comply on:

  • Dry mouth
  • Red eyes
  • Paranoia

Northern Light strain fans also recommend the Gelato weed, it has the same THC level and the same relaxing effect, but different taste.

Northern Lights Growing Tips

If you want to grow this strain you can find these Northern Lights seeds in online stores or on our website. The majority of growers had this plant in their grow rooms, and no one complained about the plant. Due to its super-mold-mites resistance, you do not need to worry that your buds might be affected by the moisture or that spiders would eat it. Another great perk is flowering time. It has a fast-flowering time and it is ready for harvest after 50 days of 12/12 lighting period. However, it may take some additional time to finish in case it is outdoors, but it will never go beyond mid-September.

Considering the sturdy and resistant strain genetics, it is pretty much easy to grow this weed. Whether you grow it indoors or outdoors, you just need to give it enough light and soil so it could grow as much as possible. For the best results, use at least 30l pots. Alternatively, you can use hydro systems to achieve the top-level of quality and the finest taste that you can get from this fantastic strain. We also recommend a SCROG technique to maximize the yield.

Here you can find some of the most frequent questions about this strain. Feel free to ask us anything you like in case you cannot find an answer in this section!

Side Effects

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Thirst and dry mouth 92% Voted
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Dry eyes 48% Voted
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Dizzy 23% Voted
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Northern Lights Strain Cannabinoids

THC Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is a major cannabis chemical compound. It is a psychoactive element that stimulates dopamine release and induces euphoria or happiness. THC-rich strains may be helpful with such conditions as lack of appetite, chronic pains , etc. It is considered to be the primary active marijuana component. 18.8 - 21.4%
CBD Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a major compound in cannabis, which is non-psychoactive. It is also proved to counteract the side effects of the second major component THC. CBD is widely used for medicinal purposes in rubs, oils and so on. It is helpful in muscle pain cases, may treat arthritis and migraines. Even Greeks used it against pain, while Queen Victoria applied it to get rid of menstrual cramps. 0.24 - 0.5%
CBC Cannabichromene, or CBC, is a minor cannabinoid, meaning that its quantity in cannabis is quite little. Though it has the same origin as CBD and THC, it is different in functions. Without any psychoactive effects, it is an efficient cannabis compound in combating acne and depression. CBC produces analgesic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. 0.22 - 0.58%
CBG Cannabigerol, or CBG, is one of the minor cannabis compounds in adult plants. On the other hand, young ones contain a lot of this antibacterial and anti-inflammatory component. During the growth, CBG is converted into different cannabinoids, mostly THC and CBD. The compound itself increases appetite and decreases eye pressure. 0.21 - 0.93%
CBN Cannabinol, or CBN, is a trace element in cannabis that is considered to be mildly psychoactive. It appears from oxidation THC, exposed to light and heat. CBN is mostly contained in old cannabis and in traditional hashish. It is effective against insomnia, bacterial infections and appetite loss. 0.3 - 0.3%
THCV Tetrahydrocannabivarin, or THC-V, is a compound contained in cannabis in trace amounts. Even though it is close to THC molecularly, it is different in effects. This compound may be psychoactive only in large amounts. THC-V reduces blood sugar, controls appetite, stimulates bone growth, etc. African Sativa strains are the richest in THC-V. 0.17 - 0.88%

Northern Lights Terpene Profile

Pinene Pinene is one of the most widespread terpenes in nature, found in pine trees, basil, nutmeg, parsley, and rosemary. Cannabis containing terpene (alpha-pinene or α-pinene) boasts a strong pine scent. Pinene is responsible for anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, and anti-anxiety effects. 0.07%
Myrcene Myrcene (also known as β-myrcene) is one of the most common terpenes found in cannabis, representing more than 20% of the modern marijuana terpene profile. Myrcene has a distinct earthy, musky flavor, resembling cloves. It is responsible for calming and soothing effects of weed. Myrcene is also found in hops, thyme, mango, lemongrass, guava melon. 0.26%
Ocimene Ocimene (derived from the Ancient Greek word Ocimum meaning basil) is a terpene with sweet and herbaceous flavors, also boasting citrusy and woody undertones. Naturally, ocimene occurs in mint, parsley, orchids, hops, kumquats, mangoes, basil, bergamot, lavender, and pepper. Offers antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties. 0.01%
Camphene Camphene is terpene common for carrots, pepper, dill, fennel, nutmeg, thyme, as well as other fruits and vegetables. Camphene has a damp, pungent, herbal, minty aroma with pine undertones. In cannabis, mostly found in Indica strains. Camphene causes cooling sensations, having anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, antioxidant, analgesic, and antifungal effects. 0.17%
Humulene Humulene (also known as α-humulene) is one of the major terpenes found in cannabis, contributing to woody, earthy, spicy, herbaceous, and, mainly, floral aromas of cannabis. Used in modern medicine, humulene offers anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and appetite suppressant effects, which have been well-researched by pharmaceutical companies. 0.03%
Limonene Limonene (also known as d-limonene) is the second most common terpene in nature and the third most common terpene in cannabis. It has a powerful citrus aroma and can be found in all citruses, including lemons, oranges, grapefruits, limes, juniper, etc. Limonene is known to elevate moods and provide anxiety, depression, and stress relief. 0.07%
Linalool Linalool (also known as beta linalool, linalyl alcohol, linaloyl oxide, and p-linalool) is one of the rarest terpenes found in cannabis, mostly in small quantities. Linalool is known for its spicy and lavender aroma, bringing relaxation and calming effects. It is also said to provide anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that can be useful for athletes. 0.02%
Bisabolol Bisabolol (also known as α-Bisabolol or levomenol) is a lesser-known terpene found in cannabis. It contributes to anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant, antioxidant, anti-microbial, and analgesic properties of weed strains containing bisanol. Attentive smokers would be able to catch a nutty, fruity scent with herbal and floral undertones, with a tender trace of coconut. 0.02%
Terpinolene Terpinolene is one of the most common terpenes found in cannabis; however, It's usually presented in small quantities. Is responsible for piney, floral, herbaceous, and even a little bit citrusy aroma of cannabis. Terpinolene can be found in lilacs, nutmeg, and cumin. In cannabis, terpinolene contributes to the sensation of "freshness." Has the potential to reduce the risk of heart diseases. 0.01%
Phellandrene Phellandrene (also known as alpha- and beta-phellandrene) is one of the rare terpenes found in cannabis with antihyperalgesic and antidepressive properties. Phellandrene contributes to a minty, woody, and mildly citrus aroma in cannabis. Previously confused with limonene and pinene, phellandrene was eventually distinguished as a separate terpene common for eucalyptus. Also, it could be found in mint, dill, black pepper, cinnamon, parsley, pine, and lavender. 0.19%
Caryophyllene Caryophyllene (also known as beta or b caryophyllene) is a terpene found in many herbs and spices, such as black pepper, basil, rosemary, and oregano. Cannabis high in caryophyllene delivers a strong spicy, peppery aroma, resembling cinnamon and cloves. Caryophyllene offers potent anti-inflammatory and sedative effects. 0.14%
Total terpenes content 0.99%

Growing Info

Flowering time 50 - 60 Days
Flowering type Photoperiod
Grow difficulty Easy
Harvest time 65 Days
Yield outdoor 15 - 20 Oz/plant (~ 550 g/plant)
Yield indoor 1 - 2 Oz/Ft² (~ 400 g/m²)
Height indoor 60-80
Height outdoor 90 >

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User Reviews 21


Watch out for the cotton mouth. Maybe trying eating a sweet or drinking some water.

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Dominick Cook

Once you start with this one i am sorry you are sold for life. It is that good.

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Top seller in elderly people homes. Apparently its great with sleep as well as pain.

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Christopher Wallace

There's nothing so satisfying to the spirit than a feeling that makes you whole. I hit a few puffs of this strain; every cloud of reefah hit a different nerve on my system. I could stop for a while and admire the smoldering blunt between my thumb and my index finger.

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Nelson Biederman

This brings the nostalgia. There's this cellmate who would sneak in a few blunts with the help of the wardens on duty. The time-travelling feeling was heavenly. Helped me forget about my worries and do time without losing my mind. I'd recommend this strain. The earthly flavor is responsible for the elevation of my mind.

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Wayne Barclay

If you're a purist stoner or a beginner and love to smoke weed the way God intended; with no additives, this is is the right strain for you.

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Dakota North

Pungent smell and the high THC content will get you stoned by the fifth puff. I loved it.

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Spike Leeson

The classic mixture of woodsey and earthly flavor defines it. Once hooked, there's not turning back.

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I stick with this weed because it brings out the best personality in me. It locks up my bad personality and loses the key. I smile freely and I am a happy person. Wikileaf did a great job in describing its effect.

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This is a unique breed of weed that takes you back to the days you ran around in the woods. It has pine wood aroma which is as a result of high amount of terpenes. The aroma is very unique that you can recognize anywhere else.

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I always favor this strain because it has the special ability to make you high yet relax your body. It offers complete relaxation of the body, the mind and the soul. As stated on wikileaf, it is excellent for relaxing.

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My best day time stress reliever that has never disappointed me. You too should give it a try.

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Delicious and tantalizing aroma that leaves you wanting more

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I tried this dope for anxiety and it worked wonders…love it.

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One time I smoked a lot in the morning and I was very sleepy. I think it is best for night.

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I used it for migraines and I was pleasantly amazed at how well it worked.

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I love the smell

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I love the scent, reminds me of the woods behind my parents home.

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great stress reliever

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waow, is all I can say.

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very calming kush

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Northern Lights is pure indica with a reputation as an excellent relaxant. This world-known strain is a winner of multiple awards. It appeared in the 1980s, and its history traces back to Afghan roots. This weed has been crossbred multiple times to create numerous child strains.
The strain is suitable for weed cultivators of any skill level. Northern Lights thrives in indoor and outdoor environments thanks to its sturdy genetics. Also, it is fast-growing and famous for its high yields.
Its indica genetics combined with a moderate THC potency (18.8-21.4%) offers a unique mix of head and body high. The most typical effects reported by consumers are relaxation, happiness, euphoria, tingles, mood uplift, and giggles. Some smokers may get a mild case of munchies.