Article by Pancakenap
Getting another look at a Thai Landrace here. This is Squid Pant’s entry in TCLEWSI
For these reviews, I’ll be providing my own comments side by side with Squid Pants. We’ll show our respective rating for each entry, and how far it was from the contest average decided by all the judges.
Qualitative data for each entry is also shown summarized:
- Combustion Rating – How well it burned on a 5 point scale
- Potency Rating – How strong you thought it was on a 7 point scale
- Longevity Rating – How long the effects lasted on a 7 point scale
- Anxiety Rating – Amount of anxiety felt, 7 being the highest
- Stimulation Rating – Sedative to stimulant on a 7 point scale
We’re reviewing Squid Pant’s entry here, so you’re stuck with me for the narrative.
One lesson I’ve learned about cannabis contests where entrants are also judges: Don’t blind the cannabis and send it back to the person that grew it for judging. You may think, as I did at one time, that this will be favoured by the majority, and lead to a ‘fairer contest’, but neither will happen, I’d tell you from experience. So for this one, Squid Pant’s did it properly; nobody judged their own cannabis.
As per the above. Squid Pants served as a judge, entrant and at the packaging/blinding stage, so we originally omitted his scores from the totals, only bringing them in if we needed to break a tie. After we revised the criteria and the scores were set, I played with different variations of the dataset, bringing in Squid Pant’s entry and judging score to see if it changed the outcome of the contest. But it didn’t, so I didn’t see a reason to omit either section of data.