2012 Bay Area High Times Medical Cannabis Cup Day
Yesterday was day 1 of the 2012 High Times Medical Cannabis Cup in the Bay Area of California. I woke up in the morning trying to recover from the most sensational dab hit of my life, provided by Ganja Jon of National Cannabis Radio. I like to ride the 'higher high', which appears to be a desire that is mutually shared by our friends at National Cannabis Radio. Remember the name Ganja Jon, as he will be winning a Cannabis Cup sooner than later.
After getting the cobwebs out of my brain, and rolling up a handful of doobies, I was ready to hit the event. I have to say, this might be the most beautiful venue that High Times has held an event at, ever. Just check out the picture below to see what I'm talking about. Right outside the main building's doors is one of the best views of the Bay Area that I have ever seen!
This is the third High Times Medical Cannabis Cup that The Weed Blog has attended (we were at LA and Denver), so we have the flow of the events down to a science these days. Jay Smoker tends to want to go one way, and I go the other, then we re-unite at the WeedMaps booth for a session and debrief. For those of you that have never been to an event that WeedMaps is at, let one important thing be known - more cannabis is consumed in the 40 square foot WeedMaps tent than any other place at the event, or possibly on the planet for that matter.
The first time I ever took a dab hit was at WeedMaps HQ in Newport Beach, CA. The dabs flow like water there, and they keep that policy in place for their event booths as well. Yesterday I had the pleasure of smoking some award winning concentrates from Crown Concentrates. You may remember Crown Concentrates as winning not only first, but also second place at the High Times Medical Cannabis Cup in Los Angeles. It only takes one hit to see why!
As loyal readers will attest, one of my favorite things about events is looking at the gadgets and inventions. I think the most fantastic invention at this event is by far the electronic dab setup, by a company called Highly Educated, which also makes the best dab nail on the market. Hand torch bans are becoming more and more prevalent at clubs and events, yet people obviously want to take their dabs. This invention solves all that, in addition to eliminating the cost of butane and/or broken glass. It's still in it's infancy, so it's not widely available yet, but just you wait!
I smoked the 'Super Bud' from RedMan Medicine at the Cup. I you haven't smoked the Super Bud, you are really missing out. It's essentially a 'meatloaf of marijuana goodness' as I got the employees to admit. Do you like high caliber flower? Do you like high grade concentrates? Hate having to choose between hash, kief, honey oil, and flower? Well look no further, because the Super Bud has all of it wrapped into one! Amazingly delicious.
What will day 2 of the event bring? Only time will tell! In the meantime, I need to get to rollin' today's rounds of doobies, and prepare my lungs for another round of WeedMaps booth chillin'. If you make it to the event, look me up and say hello. I'll be the nerdy stoner guy smoking and coughing like there's no tomorrow!