Stoner Dictionary | Top Shelf
Top Shelf: adjective 1. a classification of the highest possible grade of marijuana found at a medical marijuana dispensary
Example: “I never get mids or lows, I always get the top shelf strains.”
Similar to the set-up of a bar or liquor store, most medical marijuana dispensaries have three tiers of marijuana: bottom shelf, mid shelf and top shelf. At any collective you go to, if you mention the term top shelf, they will know (and if they don’t, they should) exactly what you are talking about. Top shelf strains will be the best of the best, the dankiest of the dank and as a result, the priciest of the pricey. However, though you can’t quite buy as much as you could if you bought some of the bottom shelf stuff, it’s all about quality over quantity with these strains, often having higher THC levels, longer lasting highs and more potent effects.
So if you can afford it, there’s no reason to buy anything else. Dream big!