So what is ERRL? Typically, it's a term used to describe a hash oil substance.
The Arizona ERRL Cup is an event that focuses on cannabis that is clean and by clean I mean it's tested and found to be free of chemicals, fungus/molds, pesticides, or any unwanted elements.
The committee secret shops dispensaries and has the samples tested.
I think its a great value to the cannabis community because our current system allows for a lot of mis-information that truly hurts those most vulnerable.
Last year was the first year of the ERRL cup and my first event in Arizona where it was legal to consume cannabis.
The crowd was full of very enthusiastic cannabis consumers.
I am definitely the odd bird there, but as always the cannabis community is open, warm, and kind and I felt nothing but welcome.
The event has various categories that are judged by both industry and patient judges and awards are given out in each.
This year I was excited to be a judge for the vape category, which included topicals such as transdermal patches and an 'intimacy oil'.
I had about ten different vape pens to try.
I'm going to cover those (their qualities and how they're made) another time when we can go deeper just into that topic because there is so much to cover and you know I need to be clear and concise with the information I share with you.
I had two weeks to test each item on various standards like taste, medicinal benefit, and burn.
I really had to plan it out so I could contrast and compare - a challenge I honestly didn't mind!
I also made a point to meet with the various companies represented at the Cup and ask them a lot of questions for you.
They didn't have answers for all my questions immediately, but I got some emails and contact information and I'll be following up with them.
Probably should send an apology to that one table where I spilled my soda while attempting to manage my umbrella - right after a taste testing spree at the event.
The event was in Tempe so I drove down from Sedona, parked my car where I planned to spend the night, and took an Uber to and from the location of the event.
I knew I'd want to enjoy the days events and be responsible and I successfully accomplished both.
Not to mention, my judging choices matched the winners, so apparently I have discriminating taste.
My favorite item I tried is called a live resin vape cartridge.
Potent and tasty.
I can't wait to tell you more.~
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