Few strains come with as much widespread renown as Northern Lights, inarguably one of the most popular strains of all time. An inbred descendant of original Afghani landrace strains, Northern Lights is a pure indica. THC levels can reach 16-21%, making this one of the most potent strains available on any market. A couple hits is all it takes for most patient’s seeking this strain’s powerful body effects, an upbeat mix of euphoria and physical relaxation. CBD levels are less clear, but they certainly aren’t high enough to recommend this as a treatment for seizures or other conditions that respond to CBD. Even so, Northern Lights is a highly useful medical strain, effective at treating anxiety, pain, and insomnia, as well as lack of appetite. Cottonmouth is common, as are red eyes, while other negative effects are much more limited. This strain has a sweet, earthy flavor with hints of citrus. Northern Lights is most popular on the West Coast and in Colorado, but it’s a favorite pretty much everywhere else marijuana can be found.
This indica-dominant hybrid (20:80 sativa/indica ratio) is fairly potent, with THC levels reaching 20%. As its name suggests, it tastes strongly of blue cheese, giving it a flavor distinct from other Cheese varieties. The aroma is a mix of blue cheese and sweet blueberries. The original Cheese strain, which was first bred in the United Kingdom, was bred with a Blueberry male, resulting in a name and a strain focused on the blue. The same definitely can’t be said of the high, a mix of joy and euphoria with deep-body relaxation. The indica is very apparent in the body high, while the sativa portion keeps the strain lively. Blue Cheese is a good choice when treating anxiety, depression, or pain, but it also works well on migraines, PTSD, ADHD, and bipolar disorder. Insomniacs can find strong relief in this strain as well. Dry mouth is possible, as are dry eyes. This strain is relatively easy to find in Colorado and the West Coast, less so elsewhere. Cheese and its offspring remain mostly a British phenomenon, but the unique flavor and aroma, coupled with a stress-reducing high perfect for late nights.
Sativa Dominant Hybrid: 80% Sativa / 20% Indica
THC: 16%, CBD: .1%, CBN: 21.67%
May Relieve: Alzheimer’s, Anxiety, Cancer, Chronic Pain, Depression, Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Migraines, Nausea, Stress