Top Dawg from Barney’s Farm Seeds is a prize-winning sativa dominant hybrid (60/40) that grows well in both warm and temperate climates; producing big, juicy colas whose pungent pineapple scent will ease both body and mind.
Heritage & Genetics: Barney’s have crossed a Mexican Sativa with Afghani Kush to produce a big yield and fantastic aroma that together have won it a Cannabis Cup. For a sativa-dominant, the indica effects still come over strongly, bringing a nice body high as well as a cerebral rush.
Flavor & Aroma: Pineapple, and lots of it. This is suggestive of a high level of the terpene Myrcene. Myrcene is thought to enhance the effects of THC, a nice quality for those looking for something tasty that will also get them pleasantly high. It is also known for helping create a relaxing and sedative effect. There is also an earthy, musky scent that distinguishes Top Dawg from its sister strains, so there’s probably some Pinene in the terpene mix here too.
Effect: Top Dawg’s effects are notable but not overpowering. With an average of 19% THC, it brings a euphoric high. It has plenty of happy cerebral sativa notes and nice calming indica properties too. Its mix of mind and body buzz is experienced differently, keeping some on the couch and others blissfully uplifted.
Medical: Ongoing research has found that in higher doses THC may help with Glaucoma, by reducing pressure in the eye. THC and CBD have also been found to have pain-relieving qualities that are thought to amplify when the cannabinoids work together. Meanwhile, CBD is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Considering this, this high THC, moderate CBD strain may be somewhat useful for relieving pain and inflammation often experienced with joint pain, arthritis, headaches and migraines.
Grow characteristics: A good Dawg when it comes to growing, this strain will flourish in both warm and temperate climates. It has a strong smell as it grows so benefits well from good ventilation and filtration too. Though it doesn’t grow massively tall, Top Dawg still produces good yields due to its large, and easy to prune, colas. This strain will be ready to harvest in 9 to 10 weeks.