The Twelve High Chicks 2017 M.O.M. Cup went by in a blur of edification, entertainment, and pot smoke. Obviously no one could attend every single speaker, panel, and performance. Even though there were no overlapping panels, there were multiple rooms to visit. One of which hosted the Twelve Chicks to meet, and the other held the open Canadabs dab bars! So today we’ve got a recap for reference … and remembering.
A very big thank you to all of the competitors at the 2017 Twelve High Chicks M.O.M. Cup. Without your marvellous companies, Canadians that can’t (or don’t want to) join the ACMPR have access to medical and recreational marijuana. And without your entries we literally couldn’t have held the cup! While every sample was beautifully representative of what Canadian weed be, there were only so many cups. Congratulations to the 2017 M.O.M. Cup Winners!
I get asked all the time what it’s like to attend and judge a marijuana competition. Well, I haven’t been around long enough to say what they’ve been like over the years. Also, I’ve only checked out local events thus far. But I was a judge at Kush Cup 2016 — the second time for the Kush Cup — and it did not disappoint.
In 2015 I wrote about the Kush Cup and the boat cruise with the Trailer Park Boys. This year I had plans to attend other events that weekend, so I was surprised when our editor asked me to write about the 2016 Kush Cup. But surprise quickly faded to a grin when she explained she only wanted me to write about judging Kush Cup 2016 weed. This was something I could do.
Weed Woman Goes to the John Cook MUMMorial Cup
The John Cook MUMMorial Cup and Harvest Fest 2016 were held in Riversdale, Nova Scotia July 22th–24th, 2016. Although it was the ninth annual festival, the John Cook MUMMorial Cup was first created after the death of MUMM co-founder and director John Cook in 2013.
Being from the Maritimes myself, I had always wanted to attend this festival. Well, just a few days before this year’s event, I coordinated with grower and competitor Ryan Adams to take the marathon 20-hour road trip together to check it out.
If you believe in karma — the cosmic principle according to which each person’s deeds in a previous incarnation are rewarded or punished in the next incarnation — are involved with marijuana, and have been very good, prepare to be rewarded.
The third annual The Karma Cup, the brainchild of award winning grower and entrepreneur Sarah Sunday, is fast approaching. The event that is set to take place in Toronto, Ontario on October 22 and 23, 2016 is considered by many industry experts to be the must-attend event of the year, and Sunday makes you work for it.
I never really blog about my personal experiences on the Internet, unless it’s on my personal Facebook wall for all (whom I choose) to see. However, lately I have had some amazing adventures with my best friend and boss, Ajia Mae Moon, travelling this past summer to get highly medicated, enjoy pot recreationally, and speak at high events such as Seattle, Washington’s 24th Annual Hempfest and the 5th annual Prairie Medicinal Harvest Cup (PMHC) in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Without a doubt one of the hardest things facing organizers who want to put on a cannabis judging event these days is finding a venue where people can smoke inside. With nearly every city in Canada having no-smoking bylaws it’s become an almost impossible task. In Saskatoon, the Prairie Medicinal Harvest Cup holds their three-day party at the downtown Odeon Event Centre, where for the last four years judges have been able to vaporize or dab inside but have had to go out to a tent in the alley to smoke joints or pipes.
I’ve been to quite a few marijuana cups, contests, and bowls — and one Ganja Games — as a judge, a member of the cannabis media, and as a competitor over the last fifteen years. I’ve even won a few trophies. While each event was a unique experience some stood out more than others. Here I’ll cover some of those events and why they’re memorable.