Northern Lights #5


Taste & Smell


About this Hybrid Strain

Northern Lights #5 stands as a testament to the enduring quality and influence of the Northern Lights lineage, particularly this celebrated phenotype. Known for its pivotal role in shaping the cannabis strains we love today, Northern Lights #5 has a storied history, including winning the Cannabis Cup's top award in 1989, 1990, and 1992. As a phenotype of Northern Lights, this hybrid strain is revered for its potent effects that manage to maintain a gentle quality, allowing for both relaxation and creative exploration. The buds of Northern Lights #5 are known for their dense structure and a frosted look due to a thick coating of trichomes, reflecting their potency. The coloration is a deep, lush green, often highlighted with purple hues and bright orange pistils that add to its visual appeal. This strain's appearance is a hallmark of its quality and genetic heritage.

Northern Lights #5 emits a sweet and spicy aroma, with earthy undertones that are soothing and inviting. The flavor profile mirrors this aromatic complexity, delivering a smooth, sweet taste with hints of spice and pine, making for a pleasant and memorable smoking experience. The rich terpene profile contributes to its distinctive scent and taste, as well as its therapeutic effects.

The effects of Northern Lights #5 are both powerful and serene, offering profound relaxation paired with an uplift in mood that encourages creative thought and imagination. This strain's ability to relax the body while engaging the mind makes it an excellent choice for those seeking relief from stress, pain, and insomnia without heavy sedation. Its gentle high is suitable for both novice and experienced users, providing a comfortable entry point into cannabis use for those wary of overwhelming effects. Common side effects include dry mouth and eyes, typical of cannabis use.

Northern Lights #5 is relatively easy to grow, making it accessible to cultivators of various experience levels. It thrives in both indoor and outdoor settings, with a preference for a controlled indoor environment to optimize its growth and potency. The flowering time is approximately 7 to 8 weeks, and the plants are known for their resilience and generous yields. The terpene profile likely includes myrcene, caryophyllene, and pinene, which contribute to its sweet and spicy aroma, therapeutic effects, and overall potency.

Genetic Lineage

Haze - Sativa Cannabis Strain
Sativa Haze
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Sativa Thai
Thai Origin
Skunk #1 - Hybrid Cannabis Strain
Hybrid Skunk #1
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Indica Afghani
Afghani Origin
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Sativa Thai
Thai Origin

Frequently Asked Questions About Northern Lights #5

What is Northern Lights #5?

Northern Lights #5 is a popular indica-dominant hybrid cannabis strain that is known for its relaxing and sedative effects.

Where does Northern Lights #5 come from?

Northern Lights #5 is believed to have originated in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States and is a cross between a Northern Lights #1 and a Haze plant.

What does Northern Lights #5 smell like?

Northern Lights #5 has a strong, pungent aroma that is characterized by its earthy and spicy scent, with hints of pine and wood.

What Northern Lights #5 taste like?

Northern Lights #5 has a strong, earthy taste that mirrors its aroma, with a spicy and woody flavor that is accented by pine undertones.

What color does Northern Lights #5 have?

Northern Lights #5 typically has dense and green buds with orange hairs and a moderate amount of trichomes.

What effects does Northern Lights #5 have?

Northern Lights #5 is known for its relaxing and sedative effects that can help with insomnia, pain and stress, it is also known to have a euphoric and uplifting effect.

Is Northern Lights #5 an Indica, Sativa or Hybrid?

Northern Lights #5 is an Indica-dominant Hybrid, it's high indica genetics give it more relaxing and sedative effects than sativa strains.