1st Place Winner: Grow Off 2017
Colorado’s Grow-Off is like Iron Chef for marijuana, a competition to find out whose prowess reigns supreme under controlled conditions. Instead of receiving the same theme ingredient (i.e. pork), 40+ growers throughout Colorado received an identical clone of a mystery cannabis strain.
Without knowing the strain’s genetics, each of these growers spent six months nursing their clone from veg to flower to harvest. The harvest date was at the growers’ discretion, and varied from grow to grow depending on when the plant went into bloom. Once harvested, entries were submitted for judging on three factors: yield (weight in grams), potency (THC %) and flavor (Terpene %). – marijuana.com
Best of Vail: Dispensary
It’s clear there’s something different about High Country Healing from the moment you walk in the door. There, to the left of the check-in desk, are floor-to-ceiling windows revealing perfectly manicured, almost-ready-to-harvest plants, labeled by strain and begging to be gawked at. And, yes, pictures are encouraged.