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Purple Northern Lights

Indica 0% S, 100% I
Dominant terpene
Caryophyllene 0.66%

21 - 33%


0.44 - 1.18%


0.45 - 1.12%


Chemical, Honey



This unique product with a poetic name is 100% pure Indica with a deadly level of THC for an unprepared user. According to various data, it reaches from 23% to 33%. So be careful with the amount not to fall asleep. The level of CBD in the seeds is about 1%. The origin of Purple Northern Lights strain is due to Purple Kush and Northern Lights as parent strains.

All About Purple Northern Lights Weed Strain

Incredibly heady aromas, for which this cannabis is so loved, owing to the bright representation of the following terpenes:

Appearance, Taste, and Aroma

Purple Northern Lights strain buds are small, round, and heavy. They are mint green in color with a bright purple hue. The inflorescence is generously covered with orange hairs and white crystalline trichomes.

Raw nuggets smell of earthy pine and spicy grapes. As soon as you set them on fire, tart aromas of chemical compounds are revealed, flavored with notes of strawberries and mangoes. The taste is more fruity, with a spicy grape flavor accentuated by sweet woody and earthy pines, as well as a subtle hint of honey.

Purple Northern Lights Strain Effects

It's not hard to guess, looking at the THC value, that the effects will impress you with intensity. An incredible surge of euphoria and intoxication will cover you, which will take you out of reality for a long time. You will not be aware of anything but an astounding tingling bliss that will take you from head to toe.

Then it will gradually calm down and develop into total relaxation, which will leave you no chance to get up from the couch. Plan your smoking in such a way that you will fall asleep later, and do not forget about your favorite music - it will sound fabulous for you.

Many users claim that the seeds can even cause mild hallucinations - a pleasant shimmering effect, similar to the northern lights, thanks to which the weed strain owes its name.

Side Effects

We do not recommend smoking this cannabis strain for beginners because of the possible side effects that are ready to hit the untrained mind. Undesirable manifestations can be expressed in the form of dizziness, headache, or heightened sensory perception, provoking unwanted anxiety and physical and mental discomfort.

Common Usage

The Indica effects combined with the high levels of THC give Purple Lights an edge in treating the following conditions:

  • Insomnia
  • Mood swings
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression
  • Chronic stress or anxiety

Growing Tips

Great news for growers - Purple Northern Lights weed strain is one of the easiest to cultivate. If you are a debutant, feel free to take on this unpretentious and super-strong strain. The seeds show high resistance to diseases, pests, beetles, powdery mildew, mold, and many other growing troubles. It can be grown indoors (where plants need a flowering time of ±70 days) and outdoors. The Northern Lights strain reaches an average of 30-60 inches in height.

The ideal climate is warm, mild Mediterranean, like the weather in California or North Africa. Room temperature must be controlled, but Purple Northern Lights strain grows well-using hydroponics or soil growing methods.

Another advantage is the short flowering period, which is only 7-9 weeks. This is less than other cannabis strains. Outdoor yields are around 550 g/plant; indoors, you will harvest around 400 g/m2.

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Strain details

Purple 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. 21 - 33%
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. 0.44 - 1.18%
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. 0.24 - 0.7%
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. 0.45 - 1.12%
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. 0.54 - 0.24%
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. 0.49 - 0.83%

Purple Northern Lights Terpene Profile

Carene Carene (also known as Delta-3 carene) is a terpene found in rosemary, lemons, pines, and cedars, offering citrusy and cypress aroma. Studies on mice showed that carene provides anti-inflammatory effects, as well as promotes bone health and chronic pain relief. 0.27%
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. 0.07%
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. 0.66%
Total terpenes content 1.00%

Growing Info

Flowering time 51 - 62 Days
Flowering type Photoperiod
Grow difficulty Easy
Harvest time 69 Days
Yield outdoor 15 - 20 Oz/plant (~ 550 g/plant)
Yield indoor 1 - 2 Oz/Ft² (~ 400 g/m²)
Height indoor < 30
Height outdoor 30-60

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