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Northern Lights #5


Northern Lights #5 Strain

As a descendant of one of the most famous marijuana strains of all time, Northern Lights #5 is an Indica dominant variant of Northern Lights. Northern Lights #5 was popularized in 1989 so it is not a new strain of marijuana. It won the cannabis cup awards in 89,90 and 92 and is doing it parent proud with its excellent performance. This strain is remarkably potent and is definitely not for beginners. It is a 90% Indica dominant strain with THC levels between 20-24%. It will put newcomers to marijuana on the floor if they are not careful. It is known as a “one-hit wonder”, meaning that one hit is enough for the full effects to be felt. On the other hand, it is ideal for marijuana veterans looking for a heavy body stone. It is a smooth smoke with a citrus flavor and dark pine aroma. It takes 5-10 minutes for the effects to be fully felt and the cerebral effects are mild. The strain is so powerful that there are a few disadvantages, namely fatigue, couchlock, paranoia, and anxiety. NorthernLights is a medium Green color with bright orange hairs.

Why do Patients Use Northern Lights #5?

This extremely strong Indica is literally perfect for treating pains of all kinds, insomnia and eating disorders. It is up there with the very best strains of marijuana for treating these 3 conditions. It also has many applications for the treatment of depression, anxiety and stress but is not appropriate for those who need to do work, solve problems or be up and about, as the effects are the opposite of energizing. Medicinally, it is usually reserved for extreme cases of insomnia and pain relief as it is so chronically powerful that sleep is a typical occurrence shortly after the strain has been ingested. This is a highly regarded and popular strain of marijuana and can be found in many dispensaries across the US. It not, there will most certainly be some derivative of Northern Lights that will be available with similar effects.

Medical Uses of Northern Lights #5

Eating Disorders

Side-Effects of Northern Lights #5

Dry Mouth
Dry Eyes

Information about Northern Lights #5


90% Indica, 10% Sativa


Genetic lineage of Northern Lights #5, though obviously has some Northern Lights in its lineage.

Stoned Meter

Northern Lights #5 has a rating of 9.2 on the stoned meter.

THC Level

The THC content of Northern Lights #5 is very high, between 20-24%


Breeder of Northern Lights #5 unknown.

Flowering Time

Flowering time around 8-9 weeks

Ideal Growing Method

Grows best outdoors in a temperate climate.

Plant Height

Northern Lights #5 grows between 3-6 feet.


Northern Lights #5 generates a moderate yield.

Growing Skills

Northern Lights 5 is an easy plant to grow suitable for novice growers.

Potential Problems

No potential problems associated with Northern Lights 5.


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