All About NL5 Haze Mist

NL5 Haze Mist was cultivated by Green House Seeds by combining the child of Northern Lights and Haze with Kali Mist. This impressive lineage has won awards and has a loyal following, but how do you know if this strain is right for you? At Green Nexus, we want you to feel confident when choosing your cannabis seeds, which is why we are providing in-depth profiles of each of our available strains. Keep reading to learn more about NL5 Haze Mist to see if this option is best for you. 

Type: Feminized
Photoperiod: Yes
Outdoor Yield (g): 800 M2
Indoor Yield (g): 700 M2
Flowering Time (days): 11 weeks
Feminized Outdoor Harvest Month: October
Feminized Outdoor Harvest Month Week: 3rd week
Height Indoor (cm):
Height Outdoor (cm):
Height: Tall
Short Photoperiod Plant %: 30
Long Photoperiod Plant %: 70
Short Photoperiod Plant/Long Photoperiod Plant: Long Photoperiod Plant Dominant
Climate:

Growing NL5 Haze Mist

NL5 Haze Mist is a hearty plant that’s fairly easy to grow. While it’s a narrow plant, it can reach eight feet in height with long, sturdy branches that grow heavy with flowers. NL5 Haze Mist produces up to 800 grams per square meter outside when cultivated in rich, fertile soil with ample sunlight. It does very well indoors, too, thriving in hydroponic systems, and responding well to Screen of Green and Low Stress Training methods to coax the highest yields of 700 grams per square meter. 

Flowers begin forming about 11 weeks after germination, and within a few weeks, it will be ready for harvest. The buds are compact, but heavy and dense, with a bright green color that is coated in resinous crystallization. 

How Does NL5 Haze Mist Interact with the Endocannabinoid System?

The effects you can expect to experience are determined by how cannabis L. short photoperiod plant and cannabis L. long photoperiod plant interact with your endocannabinoid system (ECS). So, let’s look at what the ECS is to get a bit more clarity as to what you can expect from NL5 Haze Mist. 

Understanding the Endocannabinoid System

The ECS is an intricate cell-signaling network made up of neurotransmitters, receptors, and enzymes to keep the body in balance by sending and receiving messages between the body and the brain (Lu, Mackie; 2016). For example, when you are under stress, your ECS transmits messages to the cells to release serotonin and dopamine to relieve the physical and mental tension, and when your stomach is empty, it sends messages to your brain causing you to feel hungry. The ECS regulates several essential responses throughout the nervous, endocrine, and immune systems (Komorowski, Stepien, 2007), including: 

  • Appetite
  • Sleep
  • Mood
  • Immune response
  • Inflammatory response
  • Pain response
  • Nausea and vomiting response
  • Memory 

The ECS is made up of three components: 

  1. Endocannabinoids, which are neurotransmitters sending signals by binding to receptors. 
  2. Endocannabinoid receptors which sit on the surfaces of cells, “reading” the messages from endocannabinoids and prompting the necessary response. There are two types of receptors: 
    1. CB1: Endocannabinoids bind to these in the central nervous system to increase hunger, elevate the mood, and help you sleep.  
    2. CB2: Endocannabinoids bind to these in the peripheral nervous system to stimulate immune or inflammatory responses. 
  3. Enzymes break down the endocannabinoids after transmitting signals. 

The body produces these on an “as needed” basis to help the body and mind stay in optimal balance. 

Phytocannabinoids and NL5 Haze Mist

Phytocannabinoids are the active chemicals in cannabis L. long photoperiod plant and cannabis L. short photoperiod plant and have a chemical structure that is almost identical to endocannabinoids created by the body, so the body reacts to them in a similar way. Two phytocannabinoids have a particularly strong effect on the ECS: 

  1. Tetrahydrocannabinol (Potency) binds to CB1 receptors to increase appetite, improve sleep, and reduce stress. This is also the main psychoactive ingredient and what causes you to feel “high” or experience feelings of euphoria.
  2. Cannabidiol (CBD) doesn’t bind to CB1 or CB2 in the way Potency does, nor does it cause you to feel high. Instead, it prolongs the life of existing endocannabinoids, extending the natural responses of increased appetite, better sleep, and relief from pain, stress, and anxiety (Laprairie, Bagher, et al. 2015). 

The amount of Potency and CBD in a strain plays a key role in the potency of its effects. NL5 Haze Mist contains around 14.6 percent Potency and around 1.2 percent CBD. These two work in conjunction to be particularly effective at relieving stress, anxiety, and symptoms of inflammation, and because it’s not extremely high in Potency like many of today’s strains, it’s good for beginners or those who want a more mild experience. 

Potency:  14.64%  CBD:  1.22%   CBN:  0.15%  

The Terpene Profile of NL5 Haze Mist

All plants contain terpenes. These are chemical compounds that create unique aromas, so when you smell cannabis that has a strong pine scent or has more of a citrusy aroma, it’s due to the unique terpene profile. In addition to affecting the aroma and flavonoid profile, terpenes also can affect the ECS, enhancing specific properties the cannabis provides.  The three dominant terpenes in NL5 Haze Mist are: 

  • Caryophyllene is found in black pepper and cloves, giving them a spicy, warm aroma. This terpene also has properties that reduce inflammation, stress, and anxiety (Scandiffio, Geddo, Cottone, et al. 2020). 
  • Myrcene is present in basil, hops, and lemoncannabis, creating a more earthy, herbal aroma and contributing anti-anxiety, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties (Surendran, Qassadi, Lilley, 2021). 
  • Pinene has a bright, pine scent and is found in evergreen trees, pine trees, and rosemary. Recent studies show pinene may be beneficial for relieving pain and reducing inflammation (Salehi, et al. 2019). 

The terpene profile of NL5 Haze Mist creates a warm, woodsy aroma reminiscent of sandalwood with a pleasant sweetness. The flavors mimic the aroma, and many users report the smoke has a nutty, woodsy flavor with stronger pine notes becoming more prevalent during the exhale.  

Type of Strain: Short Photoperiod Plant vs Long Photoperiod Plant

The type of strain of cannabis also affects what you can expect. Cannabis L. short photoperiod plants tend to provide a stronger “body buzz” in addition to the euphoria and calmness you may feel mentally or emotionally. Short Photoperiod Plants tend to create a “couch-locked” feel of deep relaxation. Conversely, cannabis L. long photoperiod plant often creates a more cerebral, energizing experience, increasing creativity and motivating the user to feel more active. Combination Between Short and Long Photoperiod Plants often contain qualities of both. 

NL5 Haze Mist is a combination between short and long photoperiod plant, meaning it’s a blend of both short photoperiod plant and long photoperiod plant. In this strain, it’s 70 percent long photoperiod plant and 30 percent short photoperiod plant, so it provides an energizing experience that tapers into a calm relaxed feeling without the heavy physical feeling. 

The Physical and Psychoactive Effects of NL5 Haze Mist

By looking at the Potency and CBD content, terpene profile, and the type of strain this is and comparing this to user feedback and responses, we have found that NL5 Haze Mist is most likely to provide the following effects: 

  • Energizing
  • Uplifting
  • Increased creativity
  • Full body relaxation
  • Ease feelings of stress, depression, or worry
  • Ease muscle spasms
  • Relief from joint pain and inflammation

Purchase NL5 Haze Mist Seeds Today

If you feel that NL5 Haze Mist is the right strain for you, order your seeds today. To learn more about it or our other varieties available, reach out to our customer service team today at [phone]. 

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Author

Mo Smyth, BSN, RN Cannabis Nurse Educator

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