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The Northern Lights Cannabis Strain is one of the most popular strains forever. Pithily sweet, spicy aromas radiate from the crystal-coated buds, which at times expose themselves in shades of purple. The psychoactive effects of Northern Lights steadily spread all over the body, soothing muscles and appeasing the mind in dreamy euphoria. Relaxing sluggishness entitle patients to lessen pain and sleeplessness, whereas the smooth pleasure eliminates depression and stress.
Breeding History Of Northern Lights Cannabis
Northern Lights first germinated near Seattle, Washington, as per reports but grew out of Holland after 1985. The indica family of cannabis originated in the Hindu Kush region, a region of the Middle East surrounding Turkey, Morocco, and Afghanistan. Most indica-dominant plants have a yield of about 40-70 grams per plant, obtained from thick and huge buds.
Size and Shape: Famous for flowering rapidly and robust, the Northern Lights Cannabis Strain is approximately four feet high. The dark green leaves of the Northern Light plant mostly have broad leaflets. During the flowering stage, the purple-colored flowers of Northern Lights project in all directions.
Resin Production: The sugar leaves and flowers of the Northern Lights plant build up a thick coating of curative resin. Due to this the top-most portion of the plant usually has a frosted appearance, as though they have been crystallized.
2. Growing Period Of Northern Lights
The Northern Lights is one of the fastest-growing cannabis strains, having a flowering period of 6-7 weeks (an average of 47 days), mostly ready for harvest around mid-October, whereas many other indica strains need 8 to 10 weeks of growth before harvesting.
3. Growing Location and Lighting:
Growing them indoors, in hydroponic gardens, has produced the best results. In the first four weeks of life, the plants should be treated to 18 to 24 hours of light each day, allowing full and leafy development. Light imparted to the Northern Lights Cannabis Strain can be reduced to 10 to 12 hours a day for the remnant 2 to 3 weeks. The plants are well-suited to the Sea of Green or Screen of Green methods.
They are easy to grow in a box or small due to their short heights. When Northern Lights are planted outdoors, directly into the ground in a warm climate, it is likely to reach its maximum height of about five feet.
They are ready for harvest when the resin coating many buds are mainly gold in color. After drying in a dark room for 24 hours, and a minimum of six hours curing in a sealed container, the crop is ready for use.
4. Effect and Flavor
Northern Lights develop a considerable amount of resin and is celebrated for its pungent, sweet and spicy flavor and the relaxing effect of its THC component of 15 percent or higher. It gives a full-body high that relaxes tense muscles and reduces pain, leaving users feeling stress-free.
Medical Testing: Medical marijuana is comprised mostly of hybrid indica strains, the category into which Northern Lights falls, so it is not surprising that this strain is prevalent in Medical Marijuana testing. Botanists have also shown significant interest in the genetic characteristics of Northern Lights, evident in the vast number of strains it has nurtured.
Treating Symptoms and Conditions: Northern Lights can provide relief from sleeplessness, depression, anxiety, and stress, among other ailments. The strain can also encourage appetite in those suffering from anorexia or loss of hunger due to medical treatments such as chemotherapy. The pain relief offered by Northern Lights can help to lessen the severity of migraine headaches and is considered a suitable treatment for chronic pain and arthritis.
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