The 3rd installment of the HIGH TIMES Medical Cannabis Cup went down in the Bay Area this weekend at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond (just up the road from Berkeley) without a hitch!
Tons of vendors made it out selling everything from the typical weed shirts, to glass and all the new electronic gear. But what was in quite heavy rotation was anything to do with the dab culture—tons of oil rigs, domes, titanium nails, utensils, torches, you name it, if you can smoke a concentrate with it…it was there. This dab thing is getting so big that we hear High Times is going to be featuring some upcoming articles in the mag about the rise in the use of concentrates. On day two of the event, High Times hosted an informative dab panel and it was standing room only. And outside in the medication area, the dab culture was just as highly concentrated—oil rigs everywhere, people dabbin’ all over the place, etc.
There was some other great panels on growing and activism. And HIGH TIMES bestowed the Lifetime Achievement Award on Richard Lee, the founder of Oaksterdam University. Lee, who’s dispensary and University were raided by the DEA earlier this year definitely deserved the recognition. The guy has been a cannabis activist for more than 20 years, he not only founded the University in Oakland but in doing so helped renew a decaying neighborhood of Oakland.
Anyhow, the event went off without a hitch. Here are the 2012 HIGH TIMES Medical Cannabis Cup winners:
1st Place – MCU ATF Bubble, Hill Farms presents Master Control Unit
2nd Place – Lemon Remedy, Harborside Health Center of SJ
3rd Place – Harlequin, Buds and Roses Collective
1st Place – Hardcore OG Budder, Superior Extracts for West Coast Cures
2nd Place – OG Super Sexy Budder, LA Confidential Caregivers
3rd Place – Unfuckwitable OG Wax, Venice Medical Wax Centers
BEST NON-SOLVENT HASH AWARD
1st Place – Solvent-less BAMF Mix Hash, BAMF Extractions for Buds and Roses Collective
1st Place – Eleve Gourmet Veganic Medicated Truffles, Hills Farmacy
2nd Place – CannaChocolate 44/8mg THC/CBD, Tea House Collective
3rd Place – Spice Orange Drops, Greenway Compassionate Relief Inc.
1st Place – Mamma P’s
2nd Place – Elemental Wellness
3rd Place – Cali Connection
1st Place – Mama P’s Grinder
2nd Place – KO Nail from KO Domeless Nail
3rd Place – The Grinder Card from V-Syndicate
1st Place - Hitman Glass
2nd Place – Pulse Glass
3rd Place – Dopeass Glass