Contest videos will stay up on YouTube at www.youtube.com/medicatedchefcontest until January 10. The top three videos with the most YouTube "Likes" will joint contestants Slick Chef of Nebraska and Trang Ngo of Denver on Saturday, February 16, at the contest finale in Denver at The Oriental Theater.
All of the final videos from contestants are uploaded and are live for voting. The videos will stay online until January 10 at 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time. The top three videos, as measured by YouTube "Likes," will compete in an "Iron Chef"-style contest.
|Thurlow Weed, No Excuses Entertainment: "In 2012 we saw the first brick fall out of the Cannabis Prohibition wall"|
No Excuses Entertainment and iBAKE TV have been collecting videos for the contest since October. They've hosted preliminary rounds in Washington State and in Colorado. Contestants choosing not to enter a preliminary round were able to enter online at www.noexcusesentertainment.com, pay a $25 submission fee and submit their 2-5 minute video on why they should be chosen as the next Medicated Chef.
The Medicated Chef Show was created in 2010 by Thurlow Weed, CEO of No Excuses Entertainment. It only had a short run online, even after Chad Nance, the political editor of Skunk Magazine, called it "The best educational program for marijuana in the last 40 years."
The chef for the show moved on, and Thurlow looked for a replacement. That resulted in the first-ever worldwide cannabis cooking contest.
"In 2012 we saw the first brick fall out of the Cannabis Prohibition wall," Thurlow Weed said. "As big and as strong and as united as this community has become, I believe in 2013 we will see a major part of that wall fall and we will see the federal government change their stance and some laws."