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, meaning you get a nice body high as well as a cerebral rush.
Flavor & Aroma: Pineapple, 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 happily baked. It is also known for helping create a relaxing and sedative high. There is also an earthy, musky scent that distinguishes Top Dawg from her sister strains, so there’s probably some Pinene in the terpene mix here too.
Effect: This strain won’t get you totally baked, but it will get you nicely toasted. With 19% THC, it is a good solid stoned, that will keep some folks on the couch while others will happily dance around the living room. Plenty of happy sativa notes but good anxiety relieving indica properties too.
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 you will need to ventilate well and it benefits from good filtration too. Though it doesn’t grow massively tall, it still produces good yields due to the large, and easy to prune, colas.