Northern Lights (NL) is 95% indica and 5% sativa, with a THC content between 16% and 21% and relatively little CBD at around 0.1%. NL crosses Afghani and Thai sativa varieties and produces euphoric, sedative, “couch lock” effects. NL is now a classic cannabis strain used in many breeding projects, as it is quite a stable strain with uniform growth patterns.
Many seed banks and breeders have their version of Northern Lights, although the original genetics may be found in packs of seeds by Mr. Nice, Sensi Seeds, and Dr. Atomic Seeds.
The precise origin of Northern Lights is a mystery, although some sources claim it was developed by a breeder known as “The Indian” in Washington during the 1970s. There were 11 different versions of NL, with numbers 1, 2, and 5 becoming the most popular. NL is a multiple-time High Times Cannabis Cup winner and is one of the parents of other prize-winning strains like Super Silver Haze (SSH), NL#5 x Haze, and the CBD-rich Nordle.
Northern Lights was a cultivar developed during the homegrown revolution of the ‘70s when breeders started developing indica-sativa hybrids to reduce the height of the plant and shorten the flowering time. NL is one of the most popular strains of cannabis available today and is now a mainstay in breeding programs worldwide.
Northern Lights has an earthy, poney flavor and aroma and euphoric, relaxing effects. It is ideal for managing stress, anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain.