Northern Lights Indica Cannabis Flower, formerly known as CI #5 F1, is an award winning Indica dominant strain. This strain is well received by growers, medical patients, and recreational consumers and may be one of the most popular Indica strains of all time. The strain is readily available in dispensaries throughout the West Coast and Colorado.
Known by many as a two hit and quit strain, Northern Lights slams the body into a wonderfully numbing, lazy mode. The desire to sit on the couch and listen to the call of munchies may be overwhelming to novice users even in lower doses.
Accompanying this body high is a nice sense of well-being and happiness. Some experienced users are reportedly instilled with increased creativity and focus as well.
The average negative culprits persist – dry mouth and eyes, dizziness, paranoia and anxiety in higher doses.
Like most of its Indica-based ancestors and descendants, Northern Lights Indica Cannabis Flower is highly recommended for evening use and insomnia. It is one of the purest Indica strains around (95 pct. Indica, 5 pct. Sativa) which make it a highly sedative strain. It is also often chosen to relieve the effects of stress and anxiety. Many choose it for the heavy body high to weaken their chains of chronic pain as well. And the strong appetite inducing effects are used to help those suffering from such eating disorders as anorexia.
Northern Light’s exact lineage and history are obscured in mystery but it is generally believed to be a mix of two landrace building block strains – Thai and Afghani. We do know that the strain was perfected in Holland and has only begun to make its way to America in more recent years.
kelly pe –
I’m writing this review will full awareness that it (as well as a vast majority of strains on Leafly) already has a stellar rating. But at the very least, I’ll explain to you why this strain is hands down my favorite and why I think everyone should have it in their stash box… Along with being somewhat of a weed-nerd, I’m also a pretty well established food blogger in my city. Needless to say, my appetite has no boundaries and unlike my taste in weed (I’m pretty stuck on Indicas and only recently started dabbling in hybrids), I’m open to eating anything. It goes without saying that food poisoning is no stranger to me. It doesn’t happen often at all, but it’s definitely something I’ve accepted as a down-side of running my website and trying as much of my city’s food as possible. Let’s rewind to about two months ago when I ate a sandwich from a local farm-to-table that I, until that point, gave me no reason to be hesitant of their locally sourced meat. I ate the sandwich with some fries and felt fine for the rest of the night until I went to bed. However, I felt A LOT of things the next morning before going to work, but “fine” was not one of the words I would use to describe how I felt. The rest of the following day was spent at my work desk, slipping slowly deeper into a stomach virus that was worst I’ve had in years. I ended up leaving work early and spending the rest of my day on the toilet and my bed (but mostly the toilet). After texting a friend about my day, he suggested that I smoke a little weed to ease the stomach pain, at which point I was a bit hesitant. “I don’t want to be high AND shitting my brains out.” I told him skeptically. But since pepto bismal and tylenol weren’t working at all to help ease my stomach pains and (my newly developed) body aches, I decided that I had nothing to lose. I opened my stash box and figured that my batch of Northern Lights (from Native Roots in Boulder, CO), would be as good as any strain for pain relief. Luckily for me, I was right to choose Northern Lights because it took all of five minutes for my stomach pain and body aches to subside into a God-sent feeling of bliss and relaxation. Up until that point, I was struggling with nausia and whole-body muscle aches for a little over 24 hours. And I’m not just talking an acceptable amount of nausea relief… I’m talking TOTAL nausea relief. My stomach pain immediately went away, my appetite came back, and I was able to hold everything down much better. I was in utter amazement of how well it worked! You can even ask my girlfriend, who heard my constant praises of this miracle strain on the couch for the rest of the night. I’ve always been aware of cannabis’ medical uses, but (knocks on wood) never really had anything wrong with me that had outright been immediately cured by it so fast! I already loved this strain as an indica for recreational use, but it is now on my list for “must-have” strains. I highly recommend it to anyone for both medical and recreational purposes. Besides helping with nausea, it’s a great strain for staying in and watching Netflix, with a powerful indica body high and excellent floral, almost lavender-ish taste.There’s a reason why this strain is so popular. I hope it helps others the same way it did me! [Just an FYI, although I purchased this strain from Native Roots in Boulder, CO, I’m not sure as to whether they still carry this strain anymore. I got it some time back on vacation and haven’t been there since.]