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Atomic Northern Lights

Atomic Northern Lights is an indica-dominant strain (cultivar) with a moderate to high THC level of around 14%-24%. It’s known as a pungent strain with a sweet flavor. It also offers sour notes of lime and a punchy tobacco undertone with a touch of honey. Dr. Atomic Seeds is considered one of the closest versions of the original Northern Lights developed in the 80s. Atomic Northern Lights may help manage chronic pain, insomnia, and stress.














Strain types

  • 65%Indica
  • 35%Sativa


  • Citrus
  • Herbal
  • Honey
  • Lime


  • Citrus
  • Herbal
  • Honey
  • Lime
  • Sweet


Terpenes are responsible for the unique flavor of your cannabis strain and are also very important for aiding the growth and survival of your plant. Most plants increase their terpene production as they grow.

  • Beta-Caryophyllene

  • Limonene

  • Ocimene

  • Phellandrene

  • Pinene



Atomic Northern Lightss has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Energizing
  • Pain Relief
  • Talkative
  • Tingly

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth
  • Paranoia

As an indica-leaning strain, you can expect to feel laid back and talkative with a pleasant tingly sensation in your body. Despite this indica dominance, many users still experience a boost in energy. This strain is renowned for alleviating stress and minor aches and pains.

Side effects include dizziness, paranoia, dry mouth, and dry eyes. Remember, if it’s your first time using it start with a small dose, have plenty of water on hand, and put yourself in an environment where you’re comfortable.

Medical Applications

The medicinal applications of this strain are varied and include beneficial effects for both physical and mental health conditions.
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder/Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD/ADD)

Utilizing CBD and other phytocannabinoids and terpenes in cannabis may help replace the lost endocannabinoids, helping treat pain and mood disorders associated with NF1 gene mutations. Using THC may help boost dopamine levels in the brain.

Medical cannabis may also help reduce the intake of stimulant medications. Terpenes like beta-caryophyllene and limonene may be beneficial for reducing the intake of stimulants and addiction in general.

Organ Systems

  • Mental / Emotional
Anxiety, Panic Disorders

Cannabis contains many anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) compounds that can beat stress and reduce the production of the stress hormone cortisol.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System

Cannabinoids like CBD can help modulate serotonin transmission, giving it anti-depressant and anxiolytic effects.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Chronic Pain, Muscle Pain and Other Types of Pain

Cannabis contains anti-inflammatory and analgesic compounds that can help reduce or distract from pain, including THC, CBD, and beta-caryophyllene.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Muscular
  • Skeletal
Headache & Migraine

Cannabis’ ability to modulate serotonin transmission can help relieve the intensity and frequency of headaches in some cases.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System



growing strains

The Atomic Northern Lights strain grows best in a warm environment. It’s a short, stocky plant with an indoor yield of around 0.5-1 ounce per square foot (300 frams per square meter). Outdoor yield is approximately 10-15 ounces per plant (400 grams per plant). Defoliating (removing dying or useless leaves) is encouraged to promote your plant’s growth. You can also try trellising your plant, which entails adding a supportive structure to help the plant to keep itself upright. Atomic Northern Lights tend to have relatively uniform growing characteristics and is an excellent choice for novice growers.


Atomic Northern Lights can grow tall to around 30-60 inches (75-150 cm).

Humidity and Temperature

Ideally, humidity is something you want to carefully control when growing weed. Start with a humidity level of around 60%. Anything above this, and you may risk damaging your plant. Once you’re close to harvesting, around one to two weeks out, you can start lowering this humidity to around 40%.


This strain has a somewhat longer flowering period. It tends to flower in eight to nine weeks indoors, so you can expect a harvest in mid-October when growing outdoors.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Northern Lights a good strain?

Northern Lights is a popular strain, particularly if you want to boost your social activity or reduce symptoms of ADHD while having relaxing effects simultaneously. The strain won three Cannabis Cups over the years, so you’ll have to try it to see if its name and fame live up to its strong reputation.

What strain is Atomic Northern Lights?

Atomic Northern Lights is an indica-dominant hybrid strain (cultivar).

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