Another indica strain that has been perfected by the talented team over at Sensi Seeds in Holland, not many strains are as well-regarded and as famous the legendary Northern Lights strain. This pure indica strain is widely renowned around the world and has constantly changed “the face of global cannabis” since its inception, racking up accolade after accolade including multiple Cannabis Cup awards. The heavy-hitting, extremely dank Northern Lights’ genetics can be found in many popular strains today, such as Super Silver Haze and Shiva Skunk.
Northern Lights is highly regarded by many across the west coast of North America, and for good reason. Out of thousands of strains, Northern Lights is unarguably one of the most potent available in the cannabis industry and has been since the early 1980s. Tests done for the THC content of Northern Lights are completely staggering – on average, this strain contains 21% THC with the highest test results showing 33% THC, compared to the average 12.5% THC average for indica strains, thus truly proving Northern Lights to be one of the most potent strains ever conceived. The psychoactive effects of Northern Lights are quick-acting and prominent, almost instantly numbing the body, relaxing the muscles and inducing the mind into a dream-like euphoric state. Sit back and transcend into a feeling of tranquil laziness, as the couch-lock effect and a case of insatiable munchies kicks in. Northern Lights is ideal for the treatment of aches and pains, insomnia, lack of appetite and general stress.
Northern Lights is an indica strain that appealing to almost all five senses. Although these visually-striking buds are medium in size, they are tight and dense in structure. These crystal-coated buds are absolutely blanketed by large clusters of THC trichomes. Underneath the curtain of THC, the Northern Lights strain possesses forest green buds with flashes of a rich purple hue throughout. Aromatically pungent, Northern Lights’ scent is defined by it’s earthy characteristics. Poignant gas or diesel notes combine with spicy undertones to create a delectable taste and smell indica strains are known and loved for.
Once upon a time, cannabis consumption was considered a taboo act, and unacceptable in society. These days, the appeal of marijuana is stronger than ever, and the act of smoking marijuana itself is a very common occurrence – even Barack Obama once admitted to trying the ganja saying “I didn’t inhale it, and never tried it again.” Studies done on cannabis usage in America have shown that 64% of Americans are in support of the legalization of marijuana nationwide. Lucky for us Canadians, the Cannabis culture is widely accepted and even openly celebrated. Our relaxed attitude and values towards weed has embedded cannabis as a norm in Canadian society.
Indica vs Hybrid vs Sativa
With thousands of years of history and such a wide abundance of strains available, it is important to know the differences between indica, sativa and even hybrid strains to find out what is most suitable for your own personal needs. Simply put, indica strains and sativa strains differ in their physiological effects and their appearance. Hybrid strains are the result of cross-breeding both an indica strain and a sativa strain together to create a new strain in itself. Because each cannabis strain is so complex and different from one another, it is hard to classify the three phenotypes or variants by their effects alone.
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Indica strains originated from the mountain ranges of Asia and as a result, developed many features to protect itself from the harsh environments. Indica plants are known for being shorter, and bushier, with thicker layers of resinous THC. The high of indica strains are defined by the “couch-lock” effect they have on users. Indica strains serve well as relaxation strains, or to aid with pain and sleeping ailments. The calming, sedating effects of indica strains make it excellent for night-time usage or off-work hours.