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Strain Spotlight: Northern Lights

Strain Spotlight: Northern Lights

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It's not an exaggeration to say that Northern Lights, sometimes known as just "NL," is one of the most famous strains of all time. And if you're still getting familiar with this favorite, don't fret. You've come to the right place. This blog post will cover everything you need about Northern Lights, including its origins, potent effects, and even some products made with Northern Lights live rosin. 

Let's begin! 

Origins of Northern Lights

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You may know of the relaxing effects of Northern Lights. But what's its origin? 

Rumor has it that the Northern Lights strain initially came from the Seattle, Washington area as a cross between Afghani and Thai. However, the earliest confirmed sighting of this strain was in Holland in 1985 from the grower Sensi Seeds.

The truth, however, is that Northern Light’s true origins are a mystery. That might initially seem odd, considering Northern Lights is one of the most well-known strains. However, things tend to get hazy when you look at the history of other strains that emerged during prohibition.

Northern Lights take about ten weeks to grow, with a flowering time of around 7-8 weeks. The Northern Lights strain is commonly grown indoors, but please be aware if it's legal in your state to grow hemp for personal enjoyment. 

Is Northern Lights Indica or Sativa?

Northern Lights is considered by many to be a pure indica. The term "indica" means most enthusiasts find this strain relaxing and better suited for cozy nights versus bright, creative stimulation.

Now, if you want to get technical, all hemp (including the hemp used for our Northern Lights products) is considered to be Cannabis sativa L. according to U.S. law. But when talking about cannabis, people will say a strain is indica, sativa, or hybrid depending on the effects associated with it and its dominant terpenes. 

Northern Lights Terpenes

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So, what exactly are terpenes? Essentially, a terpene is an aromatic plant compound. These compounds can be found in various plant life, including fruits, vegetables, trees, and cannabis.

In our Northern Lights products, the most dominant terpenes are: 
  • Terpinolene - "citrus"
  • Myrcene - "herbal"
  • Caryophyllene - "peppery"
Generally, people say Northern Lights flavor profile is a bit sweet and spicy. When it comes to cannabis, terpenes are pretty significant because they can modulate the effects of THC. The terpene profile is partially responsible for the relaxing effects of Northern Lights. For example, a 2021 study found that myrcene may help transport cannabinoids across the blood-brain barrier more effectively.  

Northern Lights Effects 

Regarding cannabis strains and their effects, it's best to remember that these experiences are subjective and can vary from person to person. That being said, Northern Lights is typically associated with the following feelings:
  • Sleepy
  • Appetizing
  • Relaxing
Being an Indica, Northern Lights will likely have a calming effect, but the only true way to find out if Northern Lights can/will offer the experience you're looking for is to try it out yourself. 

Northern Lights Products

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Want to try out the Northern Lights strain? Well, you've come to the right place! Below you'll find several products that contain live rosin extracted from Northern Lights hemp. 

Northern Lights 25mg Delta-9 Live Rosin Gummies

Featuring fresh-pressed live rosin concentrate from the Northern Lights hemp strain, these Northern Lights gummies offer a relaxing synergy with 25 milligrams of THC per piece. 
  • Cannabinoid Content: 25mg Delta-9 THC per gummy
  • Best For: Moderate/experienced enthusiasts
  • Effects: Slow onset, higher strength, longer duration
  • Concentrate: Live Rosin

Northern Lights 5mg 1:1 Delta-9 Live Rosin Gummies

Featuring the same live rosin concentrate from the 25mg version, we also offer Northern Lights in a lighter, 5-milligram variation with a 1:1 ratio of THC to CBD
  • Cannabinoid Content: 5mg Delta-9 THC, 5mg CBD per gummy
  • Best For: Beginner enthusiasts
  • Effects: Slow onset, higher strength, longer duration
  • Concentrate: Live Rosin

Discovery Packs

Curious about trying multiple strains? We have a set of discovery packs that contain either the 5-milligram 1:1 CBD variant or the classic 25mg Delta-9 Live Rosin Northern Lights Gummy. 
READ MORE>>> Live Resin vs. Live Rosin: A Guide to Cannabis Extracts

Final Thoughts

That wraps it up for our Northern Lights strain spotlight. Here's what we covered:
  • Type: Indica-dominant
  • Best For: Night, relaxation, daily unwinding
  • Flavor: Piney, Peppery, Citrus
  • Parent Strains: Afghani landrace indica, Thai landrace sativa
  • Primary Terpenes: Terpinolene, Myrcene, Caryophyllene
  • Origin: Seattle, WA (most likely)
  • Other Names: NL, Northern Lights #5
  • Products: Live Rosin Gummies
NL is a classic indica, making it a popular choice for lowkey and chill nights. Interestingly enough, despite its popularity, people have yet to learn the exact origins of this strain. Nonetheless, it's nearly impossible to find a cannabis enthusiast who hasn't had a relaxing session with Northern Lights. And if you're looking for an enjoyable experience trying out Northern Lights, we've got you covered with 5mg and 25mg gummies. 

Until next time, happy exploring and Mind Your Mind!

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