High Times Hemp Cup 2021 People’s Choice

After participating in and enjoying the FLWR City Hemp Cup, I started searching out other cups that might be going on. I was very happy to see that High Times had ventured into the hemp arena and was offering a people’s choice judging kit for folks to take advantage of remotely.

The kit came with a variety of CBD, hemp, and D8 products. There were edibles, flower, tinctures, salves, pre-rolls, and vapes. I was very surprised by the range and variety of products offered, the box was well worth the money. Overall I received 27 different products to sample. In total there were 12 different judging kits available and the selection was random when they were ordered.

As I make my way through the products, I’ll post reviews of the ones I really liked and of the ones I didn’t. See below for pictures of all the products I received in judging kit 1A.

The death throes of prohibitionists in NYS

I’ve been following the legalization of cannabis journey in NYS for the past 3 years. During that time I have met, and been blocked by, several prohibitionists on Twitter. I’ve also attended listening sessions the DoH carried out where both pro and anti legalization folks came to talk. Some of the craziest things I’ve ever heard in my life have come out of these prohibitionist’s mouths.

During the listening session someone came up to talk and said that in the Bible, the end times of man will come at the hand of *any* drug and legalization cannabis would bring about Armageddon. The usual suspects at such sessions came out including the police and teachers. Police were, and still are, concerned about driving safety. The teachers, of course, were worried about youth access to cannabis(even though it’s illegal for persons under 21 to possess or use cannabis).

Listening to the MRTA debates in both the Assembly and Senate yesterday made me feel I was in a time warp. From statements of cannabis being a gateway drug to doomsday prophecies of our streets, below are several of the statements that struck me as just amazing:

“There’s carnage in the streets where they have legalized marijuana.”

Senator Phil Boyle

“This will cost the lives of hundreds, if not thousands, of New Yorkers.”

Senator Borrello

“No one is going to buy from these new stores. They are going to continue to buy from their dealer where they get this stuff laced with fentanyl and all sorts of psychedelics..”

Assemblymember Michael Montesano

“This will be the ruin of our state..”

Assemblymember Keith Brown

“We are setting up our communities to fail.”

Senator Fred Akshar


Well, after years of hard work and effort, New York State has finally legalized the adult use of psychoactive cannabis!!!

While I don’t think the bill is perfect, it is a GIGANTIC step forward for this state and legalization throughout the country.

Congrats to all the organizers, leaders, and people who wrote, called, and emailed their elected officials to make their voice heard!