Dispensary: Medicinal Farm

Rating: 4.3 leaves 

Northern Lights is a classic OG strain, a descendant of Wild Thai (crossed with Afghani). In the pre June 9th era, one of my favorite and go to strains was Northern Lights. I have not touched the strain since legalization, but on this particular Sunday evening, I have a specific hankering for the bud.

My particular stash has been sitting around—and while maintained well—is not in its peak shape. The looks are still very pretty, a deep rich green. The feel is dryer than what it should be (I’ll take the blame for that), but the bud is still dense and good. The smell of the bud is unremarkable, again an effect of age which I am to blame for (both the age of the bud and the age of your dedicated correspondent).  But once ground, pleasant earthy and piney fragrances emerge.  

The flavor when smoked is light, earthy.  It has a classic pleasant OG taste, but is not lip smacking delicious. It is not pungent or gassy—but mild and easy. 

The immediate effects of the strain are relaxed, chill and happy which quickly moves into a mild stoned state. During the first part of this high, users will still be able to converse and socialize in a slow and comfortable manner.  However, the ultimate effects of this indica are a slow and gentle lulling to sleep. This is not a knock out punch to the head—but rather a mother’s rocking of her baby to sleep. Indeed, Northern Lights sleep is deep, with no adverse effects in the morning.

Northern Lights is already in the canon of cannabis strains. Experienced users will no doubt have already come to their own conclusions regarding this classic. Novice users who are looking for their first pure indica experience should consider Northern Lights. It is a dependable, easy, and pleasant indica with little to no adverse effects. However, novice users should be reminded that Northern Lights is not an active and social strain, this strain will eventually lull you to sleep. Be prepared.

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Mendel Menachem

Mendel Menachem is a curious and well-known cannabis commentator in Thailand, with a particular focus on locally grown flowers and their growers. His unwavering support for the local industry has earned him widespread respect within the Thai cannabis community. Mendel also regularly reviews cannabis from throughout the country, which he expertly reviews thanks to his renowned palate. Follow him on Instagram