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Northern Lights (NL)
Strain effect image Euphoric, Giggly, Uplifted
Strain taste image Earthy, Flowery, Pine

All Information About Northern Lights Weed Strain


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!

How to grow Northern Lights strain?

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.

Euphoric Icon
61% Voted
Giggly Icon
63% Voted
Uplifted Icon
61% Voted
Earthy Icon
63% Voted
Flowery Icon
62% Voted
Pine Icon
65% Voted
Side Effects
Paranoia Icon
61% Voted
Concern Icon
62% Voted
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61% Voted

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Side Effects


Strain Cannabinoids
THC question mark
14.0 - 18.0%
CBD question mark
0.16 - 0.79%
CBC question mark
0.3 - 0.89%
CBG question mark
0.39 - 1.67%
CBN question mark
0.05 - 0.2%
THCV question mark
0.27 - 1.46%
Grow Info
Flowering time icon Flowering time
50 - 60 Days
Harvest time icon Harvest time
65 Days
Yield indoor icon Yield indoor
1 - 2 Oz/Ft² (~ 400 g/m²)
Yield outdoor icon Yield outdoor
2 - 3 Oz/plant (~ 550 g/plant)
Height indoor icon Height indoor
Height outdoor icon Height outdoor
90 >
Grow difficulty icon Grow difficulty
Flowering type icon Flowering type

User Reviews


    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.


    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.


    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.


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


    Delicious and tantalizing aroma that leaves you wanting more


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


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


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


    I love the smell


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


    great stress reliever


    waow, is all I can say.


    very calming kush

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