Science lab to judge Pot Farmer Competition: Science meets Cultivation

McKinleyville, Ca., (KIEM) Coming to McKinleyville, a scientifically-based competition that involves pot farmers.

The “Grow Off” competition started in Colorado back in 2006 and is coming to the North Coast.

Each team or participant will get 2 of the same clone seeds to grow.

Teams are then given 6 months to produce the best strain of marijuana which will not be judged by “the people” but instead a science lab.

The marijuana will be tested for its potency and its terpenes, fragrant oils that give cannabis its aromatic flavor.

“Everyone starts with the same clones or cuttings and so it’s an equal playing field and then the neat thing about this competition is that the judging is based on laboratory results,” said CEO of Humboldt Seed Company, Nat Pennington. “So instead of just people’s opinions…the winner would have had the highest cannabinoid content which is the chemical makeup of cannabis or another category the highest terpene content.”

If interested, participants must pick up the clone seeds Wednesday at Satori Wellness Dispensary in McKinleyville from 10 AM to 6 PM.