Think you have the line on top-shelf reserve in your state? Sure, local Cannabis Cup-winners might have that fire, but for a more quantifiable take, now there’s The Grow-Off — a contest helping preserve flower appreciation in America.
The Grow-Off pitches itself as “the Iron Chef of weed” — except a single grow season takes six months to conclude and the final judges are lab equipment. Wonky comparisons aside, the three-year-old contest idea has taken root internationally. This year, The Grow-Off expands to Canada, returns to California and goes back to its home state of Colorado to determine some of the world’s best growers.