The Karma Cup is Toronto’s longest running cannabis judging competition. The festivities are organized Sarah Sunday and a small group of friends and volunteers. This year they hosted the 4th annual Karma Cup in downtown Toronto, at 512 Church St.
This was the same location as the event last year, after the original venue was switched. This year they were able to accommodate a glass blower, stage for DJ & award ceremony, tones of vendors, as well as music throughout the event. Thousands of medical and recreational users came out to experience the event and get some great deals.
There were over 40 different vendors in attendance, with an extreme variety of products on display for purchase. This included everything from seeds to full extraction equipment. The majority of the vendors were selling bud, concentrate, glass, and/or edibles at a discounted price.
Weather or not you were looking to take advantage of the deals or not, the Karma Cup was a great event to explore and have your eyes opened to the different and new products you may not have been aware of. These included things ampluch as unique edibles, moon rocks, extraction equipment, glass blowing, concentrates, terpenes, and 99.9% CBD isolate. And the best part is most companies want to tell you about the product, have you try some, and then you can make a decision after checking out the other vendors. Don’t take too long though, as companies like Sofa King Good Bakery and Diamond concentrates sold out completely.
Over the weekend it was great to see all the samples getting given out, but it was hard not to worry that we may not be able to do this in a years time. This is something we take for granted, the LP’s can’t let people smell the product let alone try it before purchasing. We need to keep fighting against the proposed cannabis LCBO model in Ontario, sorry for the side note.
Karma Cup was a blast, with something for everyone. There were lots of dabs to go around with about 10 extract companies giving out samples. The prices started at $25/gram of concentrate and $5/gram of flower.
As the Karma Cup went on, there was also the NORML conference going on in Vapor Central. These were very informative talks, and gave Karma Cup goers a place to relax. The previous years’ the Karma Cup award ceremony was hosted in a packed Vapor Central. This year the award ceremony was held on the stage at the Karma Cup venue. The place filled up as judges, competitors and spectators watched in anticipation to see who won in the various categories. You’ll be able to find the result, here on Dankr shortly.
Karma Cup was a nice refreshing change of pace from the summer full of cannabis conferences that were lacking actual cannabis. There was more than enough cannabis to go around. With the 2017 Karma Cup being a huge success, I can’t wait to see what next years cup has in store.