Northern Lights

  • NL,
    Indica 27% THC 2% CBD

At a Glance

Feelings: Sleepy, Hungry, Relaxed,
Negatives: Dry Mouth, Dry Eyes, Dizzy,
Commonly Used For: Anxiety, Depression, Pain,
Calming Energizing
Low THC High THC

Northern Lights Strain Overview

Northern Lights (NL) is a heavy-hitting cultivar with Afghani and Thai genetics. It has spicy, herbal, and pungent pine flavors and fragrances. Users report effects of euphoria, relaxation, hunger, sedation, and a general feeling of laziness leading to “couch lock.” Medical cannabis patients use NL to treat conditions like depression, stress, pain, insomnia, lack of appetite, headaches, and migraines.

Strain profile, effects, and common uses are based on customer reviews. Further research is needed, and effects may vary by user. Information on this page does not constitute or replace medical advice.


Sleepy Hungry Relaxed Dry Mouth Dry Eyes Dizzy


Spicy Woody Herbal


Terpinolene Myrcene Caryophyllene Limonene


27% THC 2% CBD

Northern Lights Strain Effects & Common Usage

High levels of CBD can have anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, and neuroprotective properties.

Sleep. Elevated levels of THC, terpinolene, and myrcene may have sedative effects.

Hungry. THC releases the hunger hormone ghrelin, which can increase appetite.

Relaxed. Myrcene and limonene can both have potential relaxing effects.

Anxiety. Strains high in limonene and caryophyllene may help reduce anxiety.

Depression. THC and limonene can have potential mood-boosting effects.

Pain. THC, CBD, myrcene, and caryophyllene all have potential pain-relieving properties.

Northern Lights Strain Dosage Recommendations

Northern Lights is a cultivar well known for its heavy body effects that lead many to feelings of sedating couchlock. Its THC levels reach upwards of 27% and, if grown in proper conditions, can also have high levels of CBD. Users should consume NL in doses appropriate to their tolerance level.

The right dosage can vary greatly from one user to the next. If you have questions about finding the right dosage or product type for your needs, consider consulting with a medical cannabis doctor, or you can request a consultation with NuggMD’s Cannabis Concierge.

Cultivation Tips

Space Needed 5 feet height
Growing Environment 30-60% humidity, warm environment (70-85 degrees Fahrenheit)
Flowering Time 6 - 8 weeks
Yield High
Recommended Level Novice