For the first time in 151 years, Vancouver Island’s Cowichan Agricultural Exhibition and Fair hosted a judging of the best home-grown cannabis along with perennial ag-fair favourites like best apples, jams, pies, and butter sculptures of prime ministers past and present in large hunks of butter.
- Organizer Shari Paterson, who added cannabis to help widen the exhibition’s appeal said, “Lots of competition here. People get pretty involved in it and want to win one of those blue ribbons.”
- Cannabis commentator Dan Adelman visited the exhibition and said, “They are so excited to have cannabis as a category and they say not only have they had an overwhelming amount of interest, they have had a ton of support outside of the cannabis community.”
- The Cannabis Mercantile Exchange announced its first-ever listing of CBG isolate: 13kg CBG isolate at 94.7%.