A Psychedelic Indica for Impatient Growers
With landrace heritage from across the globe, Skunk x Northern Lights Fast Version owes her finely tuned genetics to such epic strains as Afghani, Thai, Mexican and Colombia.
With such famous and highly-regarded ancestry, it’s a wonder that Skunk and Northern Lights weren’t cross-bred sooner, considering the similarities between the two and the awesomeness of the resultant strain’s stimulating cerebral high and intensely lethargic body-stone.
Not quite a pure Indica strain thanks to her melting pot ancestry, breeders have managed to curate a sweet and skunky marijuana with Skunk x Northern Lights that’s capable of inducing a cerebral journey of psychedelia.
Offering all the joy of her parent strains, this herb improves upon her classic genetics with her profoundly relaxing body high and Ruderalis tweaks that make her a fast-flowering photoperiod version.
The elite effects of this hybrid are what makes this a potent medicinal pot too. These uplifting effects can be used to improve mood and outlook in patients struggling with stress and anxiety. In addition to this, 18% THC content makes for a strong pain-reliever for those with more physical ailments.
Skunk x Northern Lights grows beautifully into an average-sized, Indica-leaning specimen with no unusual or specific requirements to her growth patterns. As such, she’s a great choice for those with low or moderate levels of experience and is a fairly high yielding strain whether grown indoors or out.
Flavor and Fragrance of Skunk x Northern Lights Fast Version
Pungent and piney, this cannabis emits an earthy odor that’s complex and delicious, underpinned by a subtle note of sweet skunky flavor.
Very much an Indica-dominant strain, Skunk x Northern Lights Fast Version's effects are nevertheless quick to hit. Within a few minutes of taking a toke of this weed, you’ll begin to feel her buzzing euphoric sensation.
Initially, her Skunk parentage shows its influence with a head-clearing psychedelic effect that induces creativity, motivation and focus to boost your mood. As the sense of happiness these buds bring on starts to sink in, you’ll find it becomes easier to direct your attention to any tasks you might undertake.
Even so, Skunk x Northern Lights Fast is no wake-and-bake, despite her cerebral effects. Once that Indica side sets in, within three-quarters of an hour, you’ll find the relaxing effects remove any chance of partaking in activities.
You'll be giving in to an intensifying soothing sensation, ushering in a feeling of calm that eases the muscles, makes the limbs heavy and turns her head-high dreamy and daze like. Around this time, you’ll find the weight of your body locks you to the couch, and in all likelihood, you might end up asleep.
As with most strains, this ganja is going to bring on some dry, red eyes and cottonmouth - but these are easily alleviated with plenty of water. In higher doses or for those with a THC sensitivity, this weed may induce headaches, dizziness, heighten paranoia or increase anxiety.
Medical Uses of Skunk x Northern Lights Fast Version
The effects of this weed bring on an upbeat disposition and a brighter mood that works therapeutically to wipe out stress and negativity. Skunk x Northern Lights is able to alleviate various psychological symptoms not only due to her psychedelic effects but due to her potent anxiolytic and antidepressant properties, which counteract low mood to remedy anxiety and depression.
As a high THC strain with muscle-relaxant qualities, Skunk x Northern Lights Fast functions as an effective analgesic and antiinflammatory, serving as an all-natural alternative to prescribed medications and relieving the pain of migraines, arthritis, muscle spasms and more.
Since this weed is more of an evening strain than a wake-and-bake, her sedating and tranquilizing effects are ideal for inducing lethargy and drowsiness in tokers. As such, this cannabis can be utilized by those in the medicinal marijuana (MMJ) community suffering from insomnia.
Growing Skunk x Northern Lights Fast Version Seeds
Skunk x Northern Lights Fast Version isn’t too complex to grow, as marijuana plants go. Since this photoperiod variant has been bred with Ruderalis genetics, she has a shorter flowering period of 6 to 8 weeks to reduce the time you wait until she’s ready to harvest, without compromising the size of the final yield.
In the vegetative stage, these plants should be fed with half-strength nutrients, and gradually increased as they begin to positively respond. Growing her in a Sea of Green (SOG) setup with a 600-watt HPS/LED grow lamp can also help to increase harvest size, leaving you to reap the reward of 500 grams of nugs per square meter.
For those who prefer to cultivate cannabis outdoors, Skunk x Northern Lights Fast prefers a warm and sunny climate with a gentle breeze, much like the Mediterranean, southern parts of Europe and California. If grown in the northern hemisphere, she should be harvested by no later than the second week of October, and in prime conditions can yield around 600 grams of buds per plant.
With two parents that boast prominent landrace heritage that shaped the cannabis landscape, it’s no real surprise that Skunk x Northern Lights Fast Version is as sweetly skunky and psychedelic as she is. Though Indica-leaning, her cerebral effects are notably excellent and take tokers on a mind-bending journey before settling into a sedating body-stone.
Classically couch locking, of course the high THC levels of this herb make her ideal for pain relief. But the uplifting mental stimulation of this strain can also be a potent relief for MMJ tokers seeking reprieve from stress, anxiety or depression.
These all-fem, fast flowering seeds are a choice grow for any novice or impatient cultivator, and Skunk x Northern Lights is as straightforward as it gets. Keeping her environment at optimum temperature and humidity is the most that’s required here, as her characteristics make for simple cannabis that flowers quickly and yields well.