Northern Lights #5 is not only an award winning strain, but it has been well received and has managed to become immensely popular amongst the masses. It is an indica dominant strain with 95:5 indica/sativa ratio. Since it has 26% THC content, it manages to slam the body into a numbing but equally wonderful lazy mode. Northern Lights #5 looks ordinary and is medium green in color with orange hairs surrounding it. It smells sweet, piney and tangy. It tastes just the same as it smells, but first time smokers are advised to stay clear of it. It is known to be a one hit wonder and the high is overwhelming. It is enough to knock you out for hours. However, you will feel happy and will realize a sense of well-being. For experienced users, it can even instill a sense of creativity all the while increasing focus and concentration. It is true that the strain does have its drawbacks. Negative culprits like paranoia, anxiety and dizziness do exist if the strain is smoked in high doses. But there is no denying the fact that it is a pure sedative strain. With the right quantities a patient can overcome the effects of anxiety and stress. But there are those who prefer it to relieve chains of chronic pain at the same time. Additionally, it is also perfect for individuals suffering from anorexia and eating disorders.