Inhaling Northern Lights CBD flower opens the door to one of the most soothing, grounding experiences you will ever have. Known for being highly sedative, Northern Lights doesn’t mess around when it comes to its role as an Indica strain. This ultra-soothing flower clears the mind and calms physical tension like no other as earthy, refreshingly sweet aromas envelope your senses. People love Northern Lights for its ability to help them fall and stay asleep, where they can have beautiful dreams of the real Aurora Borealis.
Percentage Levels: CBD ~ 20.73%, Delta 9 THC <0.3%
Locally Sourced From: Oregon
Main Terpenes: Myrcene, Beta-Caryophyllene, and Pinene
Genetics: Afgani x Thai Landrace Strains
Northern Lights CBD Genetics
The exact origins of the Northern Lights strain are unknown, though many believe it descended from Afghani and Thai strains. These strains are known for their resinous buds, beautiful flowering, and strong growth that you see in the Northern Lights bud today.
Afghani strains are potent with earthy aromas. If Thai strains were used in Northern Lights’ creation, it would explain the fruity tastes and fragrances that round out its flavor.
Around 1985, Afghani and Thai strains found their way to the Netherlands. Around this time, many growers cross-bred the strains with other plants. This time of experimentation is part of the reason why Northern Lights’ true origins remain muddled.
Many more strains have descended from Northern Lights to create entirely new flavor profiles. These strains include Super Silver Haze, Shiva Skunk, and Silver Surfer.
Northern Lights is an Indica-dominant strain with sedative properties similar to Bubba Kush. Indica strains are more commonly associated with relaxation, making them great for nighttime use to encourage natural sleep.
Northern Lights CBD Strain Terpene Profile
Terpenes are fragrant compounds responsible for the tastes and aromas of many plant species. There are over 20,000 different terpenes found in nature, each with different characteristics and unique qualities. Over a hundred of these terpenes have been discovered in cannabis plants (hemp and marijuana).
Some terpenes act as a defense mechanism that repels herbivores from plants, while others attract pollinators. All terpenes are bioactive, meaning they react with the body and provide various benefits. Terpenes support CBD and other essential oils, aiding their ability to help you relax.
Let’s take a look at some of the primary terpenes found in the Northern Lights strain.
Myrcene is one of the most common terpenes found in CBD hemp flower. It is known for its spicy, peppery fragrance. Lemongrass, mango, hops, and thyme contain myrcene terpenes.
For centuries, many cultures worldwide have utilized the myrcene in lemongrass and thyme for its wellness benefits. Myrcene has natural sedative and muscle relaxant properties that may help you sleep better. Lemongrass tea is a popular home remedy for reducing anxious behaviors and busy minds.
Myrcene is an important terpene that you’ll find in over 40% of all CBD flower strains!
Caryophyllene, also known as beta-caryophyllene, is another frequently-seen terpene with an aroma similar to myrcene. It has a strong spicy, peppery smell that you may recognize from black pepper, cloves, basil, cinnamon, and hops. Many Asian cultures use caryophyllene-rich essential oils like clove or ylang-ylang oil for aromatherapy.
Caryophyllene has a unique property that allows it to bind to our bodies in much the same way CBD does. With further study, caryophyllene’s anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and unique binding properties could have even more therapeutic applications in the future.
As the name suggests, pinene smells of pine trees and is one of the prominent aromas in the Northern Lights strain. This forest-like fragrance is also found in parsley, rosemary, and dill.
Pinene is one of the more recognizable scents in hemp flower. Its natural soothing smells have led to “forest bathing,” the practice of walking through the forest and breathing in terpenes like pinene to help reduce stress and anxiety.
Humulene is another prevalent terpene among cannabis plants. Like caryophyllene, there are high concentrations of humulene in hops. This terpene has a unique herbal aroma with a kick, as well as some floral undertones. Humulene helps protect plants, deterring insects and predators.
Ginger, which contains high amounts of humulene, has been used in traditional Chinese medicine as a natural antibiotic and energy booster for ages. Humulene features anti-inflammatory properties too!
Northern Lights CBD Strain Aroma & Flavor
When you first pick up your Northern Lights flower, you will immediately notice its intense, dank aromas. The strain has a pungent earthy and piney smell that hits you in mouthwatering waves.
When you smoke Northern Lights, its sweet and spicy flavors will tantalize your tastebuds. The trichomes on this flower’s buds help preserve its flavors, allowing you to get the most out of the Northern Lights experience. Depending on the variation, you may also be able to detect hints of citrus.
Northern Lights CBD Flower Cannabinoid Profile
Northern Lights has one of the highest CBD concentrations of all hemp flower strains. Typically, Northern Lights strains contain18% CBD content. However, at Hollyweed, we offer top-shelf Northern Lights with over 20% CBD!
Hemp strains contain trace amounts of THC, though these levels are kept at 0.3% or less per the 2018 Farm Bill. There is not enough THC in our hemp flowers to induce a high.
Like all of our CBD flowers, Northern Lights is tested by a third-party lab to ensure it has the appropriate amount of compounds. Always ask a manufacturer for their Certificates of Analysis (COAs) to see the complete cannabinoid profile for yourself!
Northern Lights CBD Flower Effects
Since Northern Lights is Indica-dominant, it helps many people relax and wind down at the end of the day. Northern Lights promotes a calm and uplifted mood, and many find that they can focus better after enjoying the strain. Because Northern Lights is revered for its potency and high CBD content, you may experience even more peace and relaxation than with other strains!
Benefits of Smoking CBD Flower
One of the best things about smoking hemp flower is that you can feel CBD’s effects almost instantly. Inhaling smoke is one of the quickest ways to ingest CBD. The effects typically kick in right away or within a few minutes.
It’s important to note that CBD flower is non-psychoactive. Even though it contains 0.3% THC or less, this is not enough to induce intoxication or a high.
CBD helps your body reach an inner balance, also known as “homeostasis.” By interacting with our body’s cannabinoid receptors, CBD supports our body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS plays a vital role in many functions such as sleep, mood, appetite, digestion, and memory formation.
The effects of smoked CBD hemp flower usually last around 3-4 hours. However, the effects’ duration depends on factors such as tolerance, diet, fatigue, or the flower strain.
Smoking is just one of many ways to enjoy CBD. Whether you are swallowing, smoking, vaping, or applying it under your tongue (sublingually), you will still get CBD’s benefits.
Many people prefer smoking because it is an age-old method for consuming hemp that feels natural. Smoking also allows you to share your Northern Lights bud with friends and family.
There are many great ways you can smoke the Northern Lights strain! Here are some of our favorite ways to smoke flower:
- Joints: Joints look a bit like cigarettes, though they don’t contain any nicotine unless you add some. CBD joints consist of ground hemp flower rolled into a tight, smokable shape that sometimes includes a filter.
- Pre-rolls: Pre-rolls let you avoid the hassle of rolling joints. Whether you are new to CBD or a seasoned vet, pre-rolls are great for everyone!
- Pipes/bongs: Smoking hemp flower with bongs or pipes is one of the original methods for enjoying CBD. It is also a great way to get controlled and concentrated hits of CBD without having to smoke an entire joint. Since you don’t have to keep the flower lit between hits, you can smoke at your leisure and easily pass the bong or pipe to friends.
- Vapes: Vaporizers made for dry herb (rather than juice) can heat the CBD flower until it creates a smooth vapor. There are even some products that can handle both juice and dry herb. Vapes are discreet and portable so that you can enjoy them anywhere, any time.
Why Choose Hollyweed CBD?
At Hollyweed, we believe that the only thing that can make CBD better is pairing it with all-natural additives. Superfoods and vegan ingredients amplify hemp’s benefits (which are already numerous). Our dedication to quality means that everyone can enjoy the wonderful benefits of CBD.
We also offer free shipping and a money-back guarantee if you’re not satisfied. Our CBD is extracted from hemp plants grown in the United States and regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. We send all of our products for lab testing and start from scratch if they don’t meet our high standards.
Final Thoughts – Northern Lights CBD Strain
Northern Lights is an iconic strain that has inspired many more to follow in its footsteps. This flower continues to be one of the best-selling CBD strains due to its relaxing and soothing effects. If you haven’t tried Northern Lights or felt the mental clarity and peace that comes with it, what are you waiting for? For everything CBD and more, Hollyweed has you covered!