The Northern Light Strain is one of the prominent strains that the Marijuana Industry has seen in the entirety of its time. This strain has been the prize of a vigorous work by some men from the Netherlands that started from the American soils. A fruit of cross-breeding from Indica plants, this purely Indica-bred strain is a darling of the crowd for users and patients who find difficulties in performing their night activities, ultimately to sleep.
You may have met this strain before, but how deep are you familiar with the Northern Light? Do you have any knowledge on how to grow this strain in and out of your home?
Here are some details that we need to know about this relaxing strain.
Heading to North
The Northern Light Strain or CI#5 F1 is a result of the cross-breeding of Afghan and Thai landrace strains propagated in the Netherlands by a big and prominent seed bank of all time. There are rumors that this plant was first planted in Seattle before moving to Dutch lands.
The genetic composition of this strain is 95% Indica and 5% Sativa, making it suitable for medical patients to use at night. Aside from this, Northern Light or NL as dearly called has deep purple to green leaves while the plant is visibly covered with frosty, thick and crystal-like resinous trichomes. This thick cover acts as a blanket of protection for the plant against the cold climate and harsh weather.
Due to its protective cover, this plant is resistant to molds and fungus. It is also considered as a resilient plant due to its ability to suppress any threats on its own protection.
The plant has a small to a medium height ranging from 2 to 3 feet. Its flowering cycle is remarkably fast with a calendar from 7 to 9 weeks or 49 to 63 days. Due to its height, this plant is suitable for indoor planting with room temperature being generally warm.
In general, the plant growers of this strain tell that the Northern Light grows more when cared less. It is not as needy as the other Cannabis strains and could grow without human intervention at all. This makes the remarkable plant grow easily.
Due to its structure, this plant is suitable to the Screen of Green method or with the traditional planting method. It enjoys the warm climate of Californian lands when planted outdoors and the same when produced indoors.
Surprisingly, even this strain is an Indica-dominant, Northern Light has a high THC content that ranges from 16% to 21%. Its aroma ranges from Sweet to Skunky, Pine, and Earthy. On the other hand, the strain’s taste ranges from Earthy, bitter, pine to citrus or sweet.
The Strain’s Effects
Northern Lights are known to make people sleep peacefully at night. Medical patients who have experienced difficulty in sleeping at night are the main target users for this strain. It has a high THC volume which can make them active at day and regularly sleep after the long day of work and fun-filled activities.
Apart from it, this strain has been useful for treating the following Medical Conditions:
- Body Pains (including Arthritis)
- Loss of Appetite
Its good effects are as follows:
Generally, this plant is highly suggested to use at night due to its powerful yet harmonious slam effect to a user’s body. With its genetic structure, this plant is universally considered as one of the purest Indica strains which makes it highly sedative when consumed.
On the other hand, due to its THC content, Northern Light strains can also give you a headache due to its following side effects:
- Dry Eyes and Mouth
Most of the users complain about the headache similar to the hangover after binge drinking with liquors. Moreover, they experience mild alteration of taste after they use this strain when they start to eat after a while. This is suitable before sleeping, not before eating.
Despite these issues, the Northern Light Strain is possibly the most sought-after Indica strain in the Cannabis Industry in Canada and all throughout the globe.
How the World Reacts
The Northern Light Strain is one of the most awarded strains of all time, in and out of the Netherlands. Apart from Haze and Skunk #1, this strain has changed the face of Marijuana Industry for the past decade which inspired and motivated other growers to apply innovation in planting their experimental strains.
Different advocates and connoisseurs accepted Northern Light with open arms and its demand never decreased from the time it launched to the Dutch audience and eventually to the rest of the world.
True enough that the Northern Light is a beacon of light for the Northern Hemisphere.
Wrapping it Up!
The Northern Light is highly regarded as a pivotal strain in the Cannabis Industry. Since its inception, the strain became a common herb for the Medical Field and countless prescription given to the patients suffering from Mental Illnesses. Moreover, the high THC content of this plant attracts recreational users to use it in the long run, making this great plant grow as one of the most in-demand strains of the Global Marijuana Market.
Indeed, this plant has forever changed the competition and innovation of Marijuana Strains in the international setting.