Cannabis competitions and strain reviewers have never had a standard way to grade cannabis quality thoughtfully, scientifically, and accurately. The Trichome Institute’s TAG lab uses a double blind grading procedure done by experts, an SOP, and a cannabis grading calculator app. The DOPE Cup is the first cannabis competition in the nation to adopt these practices to ensure the most fair and scientifically backed judging process in the industry.
Grading and judging cannabis is a big deal that is overburdened with too much smoke and mirrors. Many headies say cannabis cups are total bullshit; and they’re right… Bragging about cannabis has been a part of the culture since well before the legal industry, and it’s a bigger deal than you may think. But is it real?