Top Meds: Award-winning medical marijuana strains

All hail the munificence of Haze-Wowie!
All hail the munificence of Haze-Wowie!

Afghani, OG Kush, Purple Skunk, White Widow... With so many strains to choose from at local dispensaries, how do you separate the wheat from the chaff?

Thankfully, a variety of medical marijuana contests have popped up around Colorado recently, and they've uncovered the best of the best.

Check out the top winners below -- and remember, second place is first loser.

Caregivers Cup

Oriental Theater, Denver

Organized by Rocky Mountain Caregivers Cooperative

November 15, 2009 contest

Winner: Haze-Wowie

Submitted by: Alexis Nelson

Found at:

Top Shelf Alternatives

1327 Spruce Street, Suite 300

Boulder CO 80302


Notes: Super Silver Haze was crossed with Maui Wowie to create this hydroponics wonder cultivated at 8,888 feet.

September 13, 2009 contest

Winner: Crunch Berry

Submitted by: Ian Sorensen and Robert Love

Found at:

Grand County Co-Op

Grand County, CO


Notes: This high-altitude, soil-based strain swept all four categories:

Most Photogenic, Best Aroma, Stickiest Bud and Patients' Choice.

Medical Marijuana Harvest Cup

Mishawaka Amphitheatre, Bellvue, CO

November 21, 2009

Organized by Front Range NORML

Winner: Bio-Diesel

Submitted by: Adam Johnson

Found at:

Denver Relief


Notes: An extremely potent strain that features a lingering essence of whole-bean coffee

Holiday Hash Bash

Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, Denver, CO

December 6, 2009

Organized by Twirling Hippy Confections, LLC

Winner: Sour Diesel Butane-Extraction Peanut Butter Hash

Submitted by: Eric Meece

Found at:

Altitude Wellness Center

3435 South Yosemite Street

Denver, CO 80231-4797


Notes: This hash strain featured a strong hint of ever-popular Sour Diesel, no butane after-taste and specially designed hash tubes fashioned by a local glass maker.

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