There are plenty of gems among the growing number of cannabis strains out there. It’s not a surprise by any means, but some of the best options are the result of crossing two already well-known strains. For indica lovers, Blue Lights definitely falls into that category.
Blue Lights goes by a number of other names: Blue Northern Lights, Northern Light Blue, Blue Lightning. It’s the fusion of two famed and acclaimed indicas, taking some of the best qualities from its parents to usher in a unique experience for consumers.
If you’ve ever heard of Blue Lights and have yet to try it or may simply want to explore a new indica strain, we’ve got everything you need to know before diving in right here.
- Blue Lights is the result of crossing two popular indicas, Blueberry and Northern Lights.
- True to its parents, Blue Lights predominantly offers a sweet, fruity flavor and aroma with some earthy undertones.
- While some growers consider it a pure indica and others an indica-dominant hybrid, most consumers agree that it is fairly balanced even though it definitely prompts more relaxing, sedating effects overall along with feelings of euphoria.
Blue Lights Genetics
Blue Lights is the result of crossing Blueberry and Northern Lights — two very popular indica strains — and many of their traits tend to come through in the final fusion.
Blueberry is often cited as one of the best indicas, especially well-known for its sweet flavor, relaxing effects, and long-lasting euphoria. Northern Lights similarly is a pure indica producing euphoric effects while working to ease the mind and body, and its flavor profile tends to lean fairly sweet with a bit of spice.
It’s no surprise that Blue Lights offers many of the same qualities. Some growers classify it as a pure indica, while others claim it’s an indica-dominant hybrid. It’s true that Blue Lights is more relaxing than anything, but many consumers find that it isn’t too heavy and won’t “knock you out,” so to speak.
Blue Lights also tends to pack in a good amount of THC, generally testing at 20% or above. The plant typically produces dense, dark green buds, though some phenotypes also have yellow hues and/or dull orange hairs, topped off with a dusting of subtle white.
Blue Lights Aroma and Taste
If you’re already a fan of the Blueberry strain, then you’ll love the flavor that Blue Lights has to offer. Blue Lights has a mostly sweet and fruity flavor, giving off a pungent blueberry aroma. The strain also has a light earthy essence to it, bringing a nice balance to the ever-present berry attributes.
When it comes to terpenes, Blue Lights most prominently features myrcene, the culprit for that signature earthy flavor. It also contains pinene and caryophyllene, which generally offer piney and peppery flavors and aromas respectively, though most smokers won’t find these two terpenes stand out too heavily.
Blue Lights Potential Benefits and Effects
Despite its true indica parents, and that it’s often classified as a pure indica itself, Blue Lights is far from the most sedating indica. Even though Blue Lights does tend to help with stress relief, relaxation, and sleep, many find that it’s still fairly versatile and can be used during the day or nighttime.
The effects of Blue Lights often make it a solid fit for stress and pain relief. Research has shown that medicinal cannabis users have reported better quality of life, including improved outcomes in anxiety, depression, or chronic pain, after pursuing a cannabis regimen. Anecdotal evidence from cannabis users has also affirmed that indicas tend to be used more often for pain, relaxation, and sleep, though more research is still needed on exactly how cannabis as a whole — and indica and sativa strains specifically — interact with specific symptoms.
Blue Lights may also be a good option for consumers who are new to indica strains but don’t necessarily want to be immediately couch-locked or ready for bed.
Blue Lights is a classic example of crossing two already-great strains to create a new offering, with many of the same benefits as its parents along with some of its own unique attributes. The strain is surely more indica than anything else, making it ideal for rest and relaxation, but it tends to be a bit more mellow than a number of other indicas. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that it has a pretty incredible flavor profile, too!
If you’re in the mood for a tasty, relaxing indica that’s not too overpowering, Blue Lights may very well be the way to go.
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