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Patient's Choice Medical Cannabis Competition Coming To S.F.
By Steve Elliott ~alapoet~ in Culture, Dispensaries, Products
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 3:20 pm
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San Francisco Medical Cannabis Competition/Facebook

Judges' Packs are available for the sixth annual Patient's Choice Medical Cannabis Competition in San Francisco, an event which provides Bay Area medical marijuana patients a sampling of the strains they are likely to find available at local dispensaries following the 2012 outdoor harvest season. The competition also provides cultivators, collectives and co-ops with a chance to show off their best weed to patient/judges with highly refined tastes.

Each Judges' Pack (which costs $300 and is limited to California medical marijuana patients 18 and older) will include two tickets to the awards ceremony, one ballot, and cannabis totaling more than an ounce, made up of small samples of flowers, concentrates, and edibles.

Last year, Judges' Packs came with 34 one-gram samples of medical cannabis, 10 quarter-gram concentrate entries, and 10 types of medibles, reports David Downs at SF Gate. Humboldt Royal Kush, an outdoor-grown indica from EarthGreenCali farms in Humboldt County, took first place, as reported here last year by Toke of the Town Northern California Correspondent Jack Rikess. It was grown in full sun with no added nutrients; the grower told attendees the plant got all its food from a "secret soil mix," pH-balanced water, and molasses.
The event is the big annual fund-raiser for the S.F. chapter of medical marijuana advocacy group Americans for Safe Access. Collectives from across Northern California enter multiple categories with outdoor and indoor strains.

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San Francisco Medical Cannabis Competition/Facebook
This year, the Judges' Packs will be available for delivery on Wednesday, November 7, to permit judges a full 10 days to compare, analyze and contemplate (something tells me there'll be lots of contemplation) the quality of the entrants. Judges will vote electronically November 7 through 17.

Final votes are due on Saturday, November 17, and the official winners will be announced at a private awards banquet following the competition for judges, entrants and sponsors, on Sunday, November 18.

To ensure all the entries are safe, CW Laboratories is providing all potency and contamination screening of every product entered into the competition. Any product that tests positive for contamination will be disqualified.

For details about becoming a judge and/or reserving judges' tickets, telephone 415-648-4420 or send an email to SanFranciscoCannabisCup@gmail.com.

For more information about the Patient's Choice Medical Cannabis Competition in San Francisco, visit the Facebook event page here.

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