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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

Taste Earthy

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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 to cure:

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 Lights Growing Tips

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 Northern Lights 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 Northern Lights 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

Thirst and dry mouth 92% Voted
Dry eyes 48% Voted
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 0.07%
Myrcene 0.26%
Ocimene 0.01%
Camphene 0.17%
Humulene 0.03%
Limonene 0.07%
Linalool 0.02%
Bisabolol 0.02%
Terpinolene 0.01%
Phellandrene 0.19%
Caryophyllene 0.14%
Total terpenes content 0.99%

Grow 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 13


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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Due to strong genetics, you can easily grow indoor or outdoor. In case you do it indoors, have at least a 400-watt HPS lighting system to ensure optimal growth. Also, use the organic fertilizers from HESI and try to place them in 20-40 liter pots. This will maximize your yield, improve the overall quality and will ensure that the plant is able to defend itself from the mites, mold and other diseases. It flowers up to 60 days in severe cases, so it is really quick/finisher.