TUCSON, Ariz. (13 News) – From flowers to gummies, consumers are getting the chance to decide which marijuana product is the best in Arizona.
The Cannabis Cup has been around since the 1980s, when it started as an underground contest in Amsterdam. But as the legalization of recreational marijuana grows, Cannabis Cups can be seen across the globe.
Hosted by High Times, a popular cannabis publication, this is actually only the second time where the public was invited to vote on products. For some dispensaries, this is a new experience.
“We’ve participated in several Cannabis Cups, with us sending in samples to a panel of selected judges,” said Bobby Lewalski, the general manager at Earth’s Healing Dispensary.
“This is the first time something for our community to judge, essentially.”
There are a total of 2,100 different kits containing different products, depending on how you like to consume cannabis.
Shoppers like Tori Salmen are excited to be a part of the judging panel and try different products.
“I’m kind of excited just to see what’s in it; I’m getting the chocolate one,” she said.
“I want to see what different types of chocolate there are, because there’s not really that many chocolates in the edible industry in my opinion.”