The strain of the week for this week is an indica strain called, Northern Lights. Arguably one of the most well-known of the indica strains, this type of cannabis is favored for its sticky buds, swift flowering, and its resilient nature during the grow process. The genetic roots of Northern Lights can be traced back to endemic Afghani and Thai Landrace strains, and itself is responsible for the creation of certain renowned hybrids such as Super Silver Haze and Shiva Skunk. It is believed that the geographical origins of Northern Lights are near Seattle, Washington.
The physical characteristics of this particular strain are an indication of its high quality and potency. The spicy, sweet scent emits from the crystal-covered buds, which tend to be a purple hue. Northern Lights gives a full body effect, soothing the mind and relaxing the body. This sort of comfortable apathy allows users to help relieve insomnia and pain, while the mellow serenity sifts out stress and depression. This strain is very effective when used near bedtime for those who feel restlessness or stress while lying in bed, and can provide an immensely less side-affected alternative to prescription sleeping medication. It is also a much safer alternative than prescription anxiety medication for those who are prone to stress disorders. With the acceptance of cannabis by society progresses, one can have hope that more people will use this method of stress and sleep relief, instead of the prescription medication that has caused such an epidemic in this country.