As well known as its namesake, Northern Lights (with a handful of prestigious awards under its belt) marijuana is arguably one of the most famous strains the cannabis world has ever seen. This pure indica is full of light, lauded for its resinous buds and resilience.
Word around town is that this flashy strain was first germinated in Seattle, Washington, though it’s origins are also traced to Holland in the 1980s. Itself a hybrid, descended of indigenous Afghani and Thai landrace strains, Northern Lights often shares parentage with new breeds like popular Shiva Skunk and Super Silver Haze.
The Original Harvest Northern Lights marijuana seeds sit at the higher end of the cannabinoid spectrum with 22% THC, smoke Northern Lights and get a full-body relaxation, what we in the community like to call a “couch lock”, and often, a dreamy euphoria that allows for serious pain relief, rest, and relaxation (which may explain why so many people commonly refer to it as a “two hit and quit” strain). Medically, turn to this strain if you’re suffering from conditions like chronic pain, depression, stress and anxiety, or even loss of appetite from anorexia or medical treatments like chemotherapy.
A hint at where its name was derived, Northern Lights buds will sometimes pop with beautiful purple hues, and a thick coating of cannabinoid-rich resin gives the plant a snow-capped appearance.
Breeders love Northern Lights, not only for its genetics, but because it is one of the fastest flowering strains around, needing only an average of about 47 days spent in the . Bare in mind, this strain will usually reach a height of about four feet (though it can get taller outdoors), it is shorter than most indica breeds. The bushy shape and wide, dark green leaves more than make up for its shorter stature. And while you could successfully cultivate these seeds outdoors if the climate is warm, but to have complete control, set it up with hydroponics and take advantage of the Sea of Green or Screen of Green methods to maximize small gardening.