This year marked the WSIA's Inaugural SunCup Invitational, which brought together sungrowers from across Washington in competition for the best sungrown products in the state! We had 25 businesses partake in this year's competition, entering almost 80 different products, which spanned across 11 different categories. Congratulations to this year's winners and runner ups! The winners in their respective categories and scores are listed in the image below. Also below, are the runner up in each category with their score.
Winners and Runner Up
Full Term THC - Puffin Farm, Hindu Kush (86/100); Ritual Cannabis, Chernobyl (84/100)
Full Term CBD - Puffin Farm, Remedy (77/100); Cascade Gnome, Aliens on Moonshine (72/100)
Light Dep THC - Canna Verde, Green Ribbon (87/100); Lazy Bee Gardens, Tesla Tower (86/100)
Light Dep CBD - Eagle Trees, AC/DC (75/100); Lazy Bee Gardens, Remedy (57/100)
Best Aroma - Kiona THC, Ol' Mendo Hashplant
Solventless Concentrate - Green Barn Farms, Afghan Kush Hash (81/100); Natural Mystic Farm, Dr. Who Hash (80/100)
CO2 Dab - Lazy Bee Gardens, Tangie (92/100); Olala, Tesla Tower (84/100)
Hydrocarbon Dab - CannaSol, Golden Goat Wax (87/100); Gorge Gold, Purple Petrol (86/100)
THC Cartridge - Olala, OG Grapefruit Krypt (80/100); Pearl Extracts, NL 5 Haze (79/100)
CBD Cartridge - Puffin Farm, Dancehall EVFO (86/100); Heylo, Harlequin (85/100)
Best CBD Concentrate - Lazy Bee Gardens, Lilly CBD (88/100); Puffin Farm, Remedy EVFO (83/100)
This year's event was centered around Earth Day intentionally to highlight the environmental benefits of sungrown cannabis cultivation and how we can redirect the focus of the cannabis industry to its impacts on carbon emissions. In addition to the competition, attendees enjoyed some stand up comedy from Seattle International Comedy Competition Finalist, Taylor Clarke, and a spectacular presentation from Dr. Ethan Russo, Research and Development Director at the International Cannabis and Cannabinoid Institute, which discussed the complicated nature of terpene profiles in addition to issues relating to pesticides in cannabis.
We were all inspired and humbled by all of the wonderful, environmentally-conscious cannabis entrepreneurs that showed up to support this year's event! We will build on this energy as we focus on expanding our membership in 2018 and on the 2019 Legislative Session as we collectively develop and advocate for policies that will support sungrowers and environmental protections in Washington!
WSIA was recently featured in Marijuana Venture as our Executive Director, Preston Peck, discusses the need for a competition for sungrowers and how the organization is using the SunCup as a venue to discuss the benefits of sungrown cannabis!
“What better than a competition that highlights sun-grown cannabis, centered right around Earth Day, to create the message of the benefits for the Earth but also the quality of the product?” Peck says.
Read the full article here!