Good morning, growers, breeders, shop buyers, and aficionados. This week, we’re back in San Francisco, planning a trip to Seattle, and smoking on some Esensia Garden’s daytime sativa, Maracuya (Lavender x Afgoo), from America’s best outdoor cannabis shop, Solful.
The best breeders have some fire new releases to scoop up. And the California State Fair Cannabis Awards entry window is open. We’re picking out what seeds to grow in our garden this year. And we get our Emerald Cup judges’ kits this week—looking forward to seeing what strains make California’s best solvent hash.
New in the Leafly Strain Database
14 fresh seed & clone drops
GMO x Sherb Crasher by Seed Junky Genetics.
Flavor Burst by Exotic Genetix and Solfire Gardens is Baker’s Dozen x Gas Nana.
SolFire Gardens makes music with their Mixtape Vol. 2 of Hood Candyz crosses.
The El Krem Collection by Purple City Genetics all wash >5%.
Chem 4 clone drop from Chemdog’s label Smash Hits (Massachusetts).
Lemon Cherry Pop by Cookies serves up Gastro Pop 5 x Double Lemon Cherry.
Year of the Chem(dog) 4/20 Box Set from Mass Medical Seeds.
Top strain and grow news
That live pay-per-view ‘King of Z Hill’ cannabis competition at San Francisco’s Hippie Hill on April 20 announced hash, rosin, and flower categories; all categories come with $40,000 purses.
After the 13th atmospheric river, farmers cheer the drought’s end in the California Bay Area. Yessir!
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Gelonade x Kombucha by Symbiotic Genetics is “dropping soon.”
Pre-orders have begun for Bodhi Seeds’ new ‘88G13 Hash Plant crosses from Speakeasy Seedbank.
Seattle’s Dockside Cup voting ends on April 5.
California State Faire Cannabis Awards’ submission window is now open. It closes on April 30.
1st National Hemp Grow-Off sign-ups have begun; clones out on May 1.
The High Times Hemp Cup plans it awards show for April 13.
“A night in Hollyweed” by Chronic Culture and Visit Hollyweed with Doja Pak goes down on April 13 in downtown LA.
Zalympix Michigan has its awards ceremony on April 14.
Free Seed Day is shaping up at Masonic on Fairfax, Los Angeles, on April 15th.
High Times Cannabis Cup People’s Choice Michigan judge’s kits are available on April 15.
Zalympix New York holds its awards ceremony on April 19.
High Times Cannabis Cup People’s Choice SoCal says product submissions are due by May 8.
The Emerald Cup says its awards ceremony will rage on May 13 in Richmond, CA.
High Times Cannabis Cup People’s Choice New Mexico product submissions are due June 5.
The Zalympix California awards ceremony is planned for June.
And Massachusetts Grow-Off clones are out June 23.
May the best flavors and effects win!
“Ars longa, vita brevis.”— Ryuichi Sakamoto (1952-2023)
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