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2012 High Times Medical Marijuana Cannabis Cup San Francisco Winners

cannabis-cup-trophy is proud to be at the 2012 High Times Medical Marijuana Cannabis Cup in San Francisco.  If you are in the bay area stop by and say hello to us.  The weekend’s events have treated us to so much including engaging speakers, top quality products and industry updates.   There were also some of the world’s highest quality medical strains on display.  The weekend was to be capped off by announcing the results of the highly anticipated awards show.  We updated the results live as they were announced.  Below you can check out the full list of Cannabis Cup winners, and be sure to see all the photos we took at the event:



Best Indica

1.  Cordero Kush Platinum from San Jose Patients Group

2.  Master Yoda Kush from Kush Connection

3.  Cherry Cola from Sonoma County Collective


Best Sativa

1.  Premium Jack Herer from Playbud Delivery Service

2.  Yogi Diesel from Elemental Wellness in San Jose

3.  XJ13 Cracker Jack from Santa Cruise Mountain Naturals


Best Hybrid

1.  Larry OG Kush from Cali Connection

2. Ken’s Phantom from Grand Daddy Purple Collective

3.  OG Sky from Buddies Cannabis


Best Concentrates

1.  Hardcore OG Butter from Superior Extracts for West Coast Cures

2.  OG Super Sexy Budder from L.A. Confidential

3.  Unfuckwitable OG Wax from Venice Medical Wax Center


Best Solventless Hash Concentrate

1.  Solventless Bamf Hash from Buds and Roses


Best Product

1.  Mama P’s Grinders

2.  Ko Nail

3. V Syndicate Grinder Card


Best Glass

1.  Hitman Glass

2.  Pulse Glass

3.  Dope Ass Glass


Best Booth

1.  Mama P’s

2.  Elemental Wellness

3.  Cali Connection


Best Edibles

1.  Organic Medicated Truffles from Hills Pharmacy

2.  Canna Chocolate from Tea House Collective

3.  Spicy Orange Drops from Greenway Compassion Relief Inc.


Best CBD Strain

1.  Master Control Unit ATF from Hills Pharmacy (MCU ATF)

2.  Lemon remedy from Harborside Health Center San Jose

3.  Harlequin from Buds and Roses


Dr. Lester Grinspoon Award For Lifetime Achievement

1.  Richard Lee, Activist and Founder of Oaksterdam University


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Medical Marijuana Industry News Update April 6, 2012


Hemp Comeback Could Be in the Works for Kentucky Farmers…


In an age that is increasingly tough on America’s agricultural industry, some good news may be ahead for Kentucky farmers.  Kentucky used to be one of the largest hemp producers before legal changes made its production illegal.  Hemp is now often imported from Canada and lawmakers may seek to bring the industry and its economic benefits back home.  Hemp is known for its versatility and has a wide range of uses including bio-fuels, clothing, paper, lotions, building and composite materials, anti inflammatory medicines, omega-3 supplements, and many other products.  Building support for hemp reform has taken years but state Sen. Joey Pendleton sees a brighter future.  He recently said “We’ve come a long way” and “The first year I had this, it was lonely.”  Many others in the Kentucky legislature have now shown their support and Senator Pendleton said he believed that 2013 would be the year where new laws permitting hemp production will be passed.


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Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Lake Elsinore Raided…


Federal authorities targeting medical marijuana dispensaries had a busy week in California.  Oaksterdam University was raided and now the Drug Enforcement Administration has moved on to force Compassionate Patients Association to close its doors, at least for the time being.  Agents also searched the home of Ernest Cruz Acosta, who runs the collective.  The attorney for the collective said that Compassionate Patients Association has followed all state laws.  No arrests have been made as of yet.


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Billboard in Colorado Tries to Cultivate Different Image of Marijuana Supporters…


The push for marijuana reform seems to have been slowed, for years, by the negative stereotypes associated with users.  Advocates have fought long and hard to change that perception.  The group from Colorado, Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol have placed their message on a billboard.  The billboard depicts an ordinary woman who says “For many reasons I prefer marijuana over alcohol.  Does that make me a bad person?”  The group has been very active and even organized a successful ballot initiative to place marijuana legalization in the hands of voters.  The billboard is not the first of its kind as Florida has also seen advocates getting their message out this way.

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Federal Agents Raid and Take Over Oaksterdam University


Agents of the Federal Government attempted to attack the heart of the medical marijuana community today as they raided Oaksterdam University.  There has not been much in the way of public comments from federal authorities as Arlette Lee, an IRS spokeswoman would only simply say “What we are doing here today is under seal.”  Protestors already gathered outside of the sectioned off school to demonstrate against the federal take over.  One protestor and former student of the university Ryan Hooper, said “This is not in the best interest of the city.  If they close the dispensaries, all of this stuff is going to go back underground.”  Oaksterdam University is well known for promoting a safe and educated medical marijuana industry.  As more details unfold, will be providing updates.


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