There are many cannabis strains that stand the test of time and become old school classics, Northern Lights is no doubt one of those strains. Possibly one of the most famous strains of cannabis, Northern Lights is an Indica strain, that is said to be pungently sweet, with a hint of spice.
Northern lights is a must have strain for any cannabis enthusiast. It is great to smoke, and very enjoyable to grow. A quick flowering time, that offers juicy resinous buds, that are thick and heavy.
Let’s take a look at some of the finer details behind Northern Lights, so we can understand why it has become one of the best cannabis strains of all time!
Northern Lights is a cannabis strain that is 100% Indica, that originated from crossing two other cannabis strains together (Afghani and Thai). It was first seen in the USA, in Seattle Washington, but was made into the strain we know it as today in 1985, by a seed bank in Holland.
After some testing, and phenotype hunting, the first Northern Lights strain was brought to the market. This came in a few different varieties (Phenotypes); NL1, NL2, NL3, NL4, and NL5.
Eventually, through many grow cycles, it was found that Northern Lights #2, and Northern Lights #5, were the best phenotypes of the strain.