Cannabis Competition Sparked in Wakefield at the Cultivators Cup


If you’re a medical marijuana patient with no plans this weekend, head on down to Wakefield for the first-ever Cultivators Cup, presented this Saturday, August 18, from 1 – 7pm at the Tetra Hydro Club. Hosted by theFarmacist and billed as “the nation’s first ever state-regulated cannabis competition,” the contest will bring nine of Rhode Island’s medical marijuana cultivators together to see whose product is really top-shelf. Even better, as a result of a new policy that allows medical marijuana reciprocity in Rhode Island, any patient from any state with a valid medical marijuana license can attend the event, or even participate as a judge!

For an fitting $420, cannabis connoisseurs were invited to purchase one of 100 judge’s kits, sold exclusively at Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center in Portsmouth. Each kit comes with a sampling of 28 strains from the competing cultivators, two admission tickets and an event t-shirt. Judges were asked to take the kits home to judge the entries, all grown exclusively by Rhode Island licensed cultivation facilities, and to bring their assessments to the event on Saturday. Although the judge’s kits have already sold out, don’t worry if you missed your chance — many of the strains can still be found in local dispensaries.

General admission tickets to the event are still available for licensed medical marijuana patients from any state. More than a dozen sponsors will be featured, including MoodMats, East Coast Labs, Mammoth Microbes and CleanLeaf Air, who will provide air filtration for the event. A performance by the local reggae favorites The Mintones will cap off the celebration, so whether traveling from near or far, this event is sure to be worth the journey!