A cannabis festival in Aspen this spring will be the first in Colorado for approved growers to put their strains in a contest. The Western Slope Cannabis Crown will have about 50 medical marijuana growers enter their strains of weed. The marijuana strains will be diagnostically tested for their THC levels.
Fascinating. So the THC (one assumes Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive one) content is the key to the "best" medical marijuana is it? Odd because there is always this huge outcry about how the synthetic capsule version of pure Δ9-THC doesn't do the trick, right? I mean sure, higher active content means smoking less natural material so that sounds cool but c'mon. Are we really going to see significant clinical effect of having 10% higher Δ9-THC? When the evidence that the smoking itself is bad isn't really all that good as yet? And, we're only talking people that suffer from a major debilitating disease or condition, right?
Aaaaanyway, perhaps they have some other measures of "best"...
Growers at the Colorado contest will also be able to sell to medical marijuana patients, who will vote on a "people's choice" strain. There will also be entries for edible forms of marijuana, such as cannabis-infused brownies.
Hmm. Well I guess perhaps for acute nausea we could be safe. I mean maybe some active chemotherapy patients will schlep their nauseated behinds up to Aspen to sample the available
kind medications. Maybe. I guess.
Or maybe the
study subject population random assortment of those that managed to score medical marijuana cards will just report on the kindness of the bud. Your call.