Tori J, The Uptown Grrl, Wants to Make Your Life Better

Tori J goes by "TheUptownGrrl" on her YouTube channel and social media, which focuses on beauty, fitness, cannabis, and style creative. TheUptownGrrl created her vlog YouTube channel in 2014, and has since become a entrepreneur, content creator, and consultant. Her channel and social media have become a place where beauty lovers and fashionistas alike can find makeup tutorials, product reviews, fitness, styling videos, and curly hair inspiration. This episode of "The Highlight" shares her story from Harlem, New York to Los Angeles, California where she now creates content for cannabis and makeup enthusiasts.

"The Highlight" is Civilized's weekly cannabis show that features different personalities, celebrities, influencers, content creators, artists, and filmmakers in the cannabis space. We will introduce a new cannabis influencer every week to share their story, which led them to create content on the web and social media for the cannabis industry.


You’ll often see people advocating for marijuana research, and you may wonder why the heck we’re still doing that. Cannabis has been around for thousands of years, and we surely must know all of its effects, right? Well, not quite.