The Karma Cup competition has just come to a close, and we have the winners of all 15 categories below. Congratulations to everyone who made the list!
From the judge’s table
Our friend Craig Ex, the expert from Expert Joints, had a wild 2 days at the Karma Cup. As a judge, Craig had only 10 days to judge over 100 samples, but the judges who purchased their kits got 3 weeks. Although the extra time would have been nice, he was up for the challenge.
Judging a cannabis cup mught sound like a dream come true, but Craig said that, “A lot of people couldn’t get through the amount of weed you have to get through in the amount of time you have to do it. It’s tough and not for the faint of heart. Like if you’re going through 25-30 edibles in 10 days, how do you tell which ones got you high?”
Craig continues, “I enjoy it but when it gets to the point where you’re force-feeding yourself, it’s tough, and when you’re judging CBD’s and topicals you need to give them time to actually work.”
Although unfortunately, the quality isn’t always there.
“Sometimes, not everything is at the same level”, says Craig, “I have a bud cam, a close-up cam, and I put all my concentrates under it first, and I often see more particulate in it than I would like- sometimes I see hair, dust, or bubbles.”
A chat with Everlasting Extracts
We talked to Joel from Everlasting Extracts, who was celebrating a 2nd place finish in the Live Resin category with their Blue Dream.
“With the Blue Dream, we were pretty confident with it because we had done a test run with 11 different strains of live resin, and out of the 11 we got it down to either the Pink Kush or Blue Dream. We had a bunch of people come over and try them, narrowed it down, and ended up picking the Blue Dream for the overall look and taste.”
You could tell he was in a great mood as he was already testing out the Karma Cup trophy– which is a fully-functional glass cup!
Still going strong
After the drama of last year, where the venue pulled out days before the Karma Cup was scheduled to start, the organizers kept the location close to the chest, announcing the day before the cup where it was to be held- 512 Church St., Toronto.
Thankfully, it went off without a hitch, and it was a historic weekend for two reasons: