The cannabis-infused chocolate brownie — Special Brownies — is the most well-known edible on the planet. And while there are many variations of this classic stoner treat, this recipe is my favourite. It’s also dairy free, with optional substitutions to make it vegan too!
It’s April, and one of the big North American/International pot-party-protests is just around the corner: 4/20 2018 celebrations! But this year is a little bit different and a little bit special. After years of agitating for cannabis freedom, across North America there’s been a wave of recreational legalization.
Canada still looks forward to legal recreational cannabis this summer, although we probably won’t be able to buy it legally for Cannabis Day. Meaning 4/20 2018 may be the last civilly disobedient Canadian protestival for our favourite plant.
I’m an online, behind the scenes kinda guy. I’m of no use in real life event planning or management, and I’d rather type than speak. So although leading up to each M.O.M. Cup I bust my tail, during the actual weekend I’m just one more media rep. It works out well, since I can experience what judges actually experience. And attending M.O.M. Cup 2018 was an experience.
The cup faced certain challenges this year, including a desperate search for a venue after an asshole — I mean arsonist — severely damaged our original location, forcing it to close for repairs. Twelve High Chicks M.O.M. Cup 2018 sponsors were vital in securing our eventual, beautiful venue in Surrey, BC … and thereby including delicious meals on all three days for all attendees. A huge plus for hungry stoners!
Whether their products filled judging kits, they provided time and energy, or financially sponsored the event, the M.O.M. Cup was made such a success because of their generosity. For obvious reasons, many don’t have a direct sales presence but they’re online — Google is a great tool for sources for wherever in Canada you’re from.
A huge M.O.M. Cup 2018 thanks to all of our performers. Their sets were beyond fantastic, more than we could ask for! The performances set the tone each night, and kept tongues wagging the next day. Ajia picks cannabis-friendly performers for adult entertainment, comedy, speakers, and games … the M.O.M. Cup is unlike any other because of their talents.
Thank you to all our judges and entrants, and congratulations to the M.O.M. Cup 2018 winners. What a blast, and what a selection to judge! From our online judges enjoying in the comfort of their own homes to our judges on the couches in the heated toking tent (hosting the free dab bars) a lot of cannabis was sampled and found worthy. Each year, competing M.O.M.s bring their A-game (and A-strains) and it just gets better and better.
Here’s a list (and links) to all the M.O.M. Cup 2018 winners:
A warm Twelve High Chicks’ M.O.M. Cup 2018 Welcome to all of our judges, online judges, and curious readers! We are so excited to bring you the second M.O.M. Cup and have people from across Canada join us virtually and in person.
Technical difficulties have prevented us from streaming live from the venue. We’ll add video here as it becomes available.
Remember M.O.M. Cup 2017? With M.O.M. Cup 2018 just a week away, we thought it would be a great time to remind our readers of what they can look forward to!
2017 M.O.M. Cup
From February 24th to 26th, 2017, the M.O.M. Cup hosted over 200 people in one haze-filled building. Between the judges’ samples, the open Canadabs dab bar, and the schedule, the three days flew by. It was a whirlwind weed weekend!
Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out with the crowd;
Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack,
I don’t care if I never get back.
—Take Me Out to The Ball Game, Norworth/Von Tilzer, 1908.
Do you remember eating Cracker Jack as a kid? That box of buttery caramel popcorn with a toy at the bottom was always one of my favourites. So I recreated it in this cannabis-infused caramel pot-corn recipe one rainy afternoon when I was feeling nostalgic.
Sweet, complete, and wrapped up neat, the treats came quickly through the mail. It may not be “politically correct” to say so, but Lady Green made me fall in love with her lovely, lovely lady buds.
The Liberal government is actually soliciting feedback on the proposed regulation of cannabis in Canada. When we first gained access to the Cannabis Act there were a lot of questions, and blurry suppositions. And everyone had their own reasons for being concerned.
So now we have our say, until January 20th, 2018. But in order to have legal cannabis before July 2018 the government won’t radically alter anything. And they won’t release any more drafts of the regulations. So this is pretty much it.
Here’s the page to start from: Consultation on the Proposed Regulation of Cannabis.
As a society we now know that prohibiting drugs carries a host of unintended and undesirable consequences. These include an increase in demand, a guaranteed unregulated underground market, and great disrespect for police and laws. But the most glaring example of the failure of prohibition is the current opioid overdose crisis.
What’s the Problem?
This crisis, recently declared a public health emergency in the USA, has also killed many thousands of people in Canada over the past two years — mostly due to street opioids being adulterated with fentanyl. Here in British Columbia there have been over 1000 overdose deaths already this year. Politicians, health care professionals, and society in general are trying to find solutions.