Second annual grower’s cannabis cup hits Vermont

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Second annual grower’s cannabis cup hits Vermont

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 3:26am -- tim

Growers and makers cannabis competition expands competition categories

Vermont Business Magazine Cannabis media and events company Heady Vermont is excited to announce The Headies 2020, their second annual cannabis cup. The inaugural 2018 competition attracted over 80 competitors in categories including THC and CBD flower, concentrates, topicals and edibles.

Given that 2019 was the first full legal season for home grow, organizers anticipate increased participation as well as a wider variety of entries. In support of maximizing participation, they’ve expanded the range of entry categories to include CBD edibles and topicals, hybrid flower, hemp, and a special Masters flower division, where participants will all be given the same seed stock - Grimace OG - from Masters category sponsors Archive Seed Bank.

“Last year’s participation levels kind of blew us away,” says Heady Vermont CEO Monica Donovan, “and we can’t wait to see who turns out this year.” Donovan notes that, “It’s clear that Vermonters are deeply passionate about this plant. We’re also incredibly grateful,” she adds, “to our team of advisors and judges who are all master growers themselves, and who have helped shape the structure of The Headies to make it as fair, fun, and exciting as possible.”

“I was humbled to win the topicals division last year, especially given the caliber of the other entries” says Middlebury herbalist Susan Snowden. “I originally started making CBD salves for myself to help heal from major surgery, and the whole world just kind of started seeking it out. Winning The Headies,” adds Snowden, “just legitimizes my product even more.” 

Interested participants can go to for more information and to sign up. Aspiring Masters competitors have until August 15 to register and receive their seeds.

About Heady Vermont

Heady Vermont is a community and digital platform dedicated to growing cannabis culture and influencing policy reform. We believe that building a legal, ethical, and celebratory cannabis culture – one that’s infused with an ethos of social, environmental, and economic justice – can have a positive and meaningful impact on both people and the planet. 

Source: BURLINGTON, Vermont – August 13, 2019 – ​Heady Vermont