CANNABIS CULTURE – “Did you say 70 entries?” I asked with my mouth dropping open. “Like seven-zero, not seventeen – right?”
“Yes 70,” was the response from Sarah Sunday, organizer of the Karma Cup, a marijuana strain-judging competition – happening this Saturday November 8 in Toronto – that is shaping up to be the biggest Canada has ever seen.
“I’m just trying to create a competition that’s about value, quality and professionalism,” Sunday told Cannabis Culture in a recent interview. “We’ve had an overwhelming response. People are just really in love with the idea of having a quality evaluation of their product … and feeling like the competition is in fact fair and honest.”
The Karma Cup judges will receive their sample bags five days in advance to give them enough time to accurately judge and rate the entires by the time Saturday rolls around.
“Then we all return together on the Saturday to continue whatever judging needs to be done, voting closes at 9PM, we reconcile the votes and figure everything out … then have the awards ceremony,” Sunday said.
The massive number of entries has provoked Sunday to modify her original plans for a traditional award ceremony for the competition. Redbeard of Redbeard Glass will be producing the award trophies.
“It’s sort of a functional cup,” Sunday said. “Redbeard has said to me and others that it is the most complex one of these cups that he’s made so far and he’s really proud of it. … Redbeard is making a beautiful pendant, so were also going to give that out to the fourth- and fifth-place finishers as well. There’s just so many entrants, to only give first, second, and third felt criminal.”
Sunday said when it comes to strains, the judges are in for a real treat.
“The quality of what we’ve seen is just incredible. I’m super-impressed with everybody.”
Listen to the full interview with Sarah Sunday of The Karma Cup by Cannabis Culture & Pot TV Editor Jeremiah Vandermeer:
Watch Cannabis Culture and Pot TV for more coverage of the Karma Cup coming soon.