How New Cannabis Strains Are Created

When you visit an UpTop dispensary, there is a wide variety of cannabis products to choose from. Products have differing levels of CBD and THC based on which cannabis strain they are derived from. But what exactly is a cannabis strain, and how are new strains created? Read on to learn more.  What are Cannabis […]

Best Marijuana Strains for Pain Management

As more states legalize medical marijuana usage, more people have turned to marijuana as a medical alternative to treat a variety of ailments. Research has shown that medical marijuana is commonly used to relieve anxiety and depression, help with insomnia, and to treat chronic pain.  Medical marijuana is often used to manage pain for multiple […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Weed Terminology

When you’re just starting your exploration into the world of marijuana, it can be confusing and intimidating. Don’t sweat it; UpTop is here to help. We’ve compiled a few of the more useful weed terms for you, so that when you visit a legal marijuana dispensary, you’ll sound like an expert. Marijuana’s Many Names First […]

The Benefits of Using CBG for Different Health Concerns

Did you know that there are over 100 different cannabinoids found within the hemp (cannabis) plant? Cannabinoids are naturally occurring chemical compounds that are extracted from cannabis plants, then used in a variety of hemp-derived products based on the myriad of properties, benefits, and experiences they can provide. While most of us have heard of […]

What’s the Difference Between CBD and CBG?

These days, most of us have heard of the cannabinoids THC and CBD. But, did you know that there are over 100 different types of cannabinoids? While they have a lot in common, most cannabinoids come with their own set of unique properties. Take CBG, for example–while it’s not as well known as CBD or […]

Best Cannabis Strains for A Good Night’s Sleep

In a recent study, the Center for Disease Control stated that if you are experiencing difficulties sleeping, you are not alone. According to the American Sleep Association, 50 – 70 million Americans are affected by varying sleep disorders. As sleep is key to both mental and physical health, it is essential to find sleep solutions […]

Best Cannabis Strains for Anxiety

Recently, a panel of medical experts met and, for the first time, recommended that all American adults under the age of 65 be screened for anxiety by their doctors. In fact, according to the New York Times, the percentage of American adults with symptoms of anxiety or other types of depressive disorders increased from 36.4% […]

Indica vs Sativa vs Hybrid: What’s In a Strain?

Indica vs Sativa vs Hybrid: What’s in a Cannabis Strain? It’s one of the most common questions among new cannabis consumers: Indica vs sativa vs hybrid—what do these terms mean and what’s the difference among them? Quite a bit, actually. The indica and sativa genetic groups have, historically, represented significant differences amongst the plants in […]