The DC State Fair Is Holding a Weed-Growing Contest This Year

The "Best Bud" competition will be judged on all the merits of weed—except for how fucked up it gets you, because it's still against the law to smoke in public.

by Drew Schwartz
Jul 17 2015, 2:30pm

Photo via Flickr user Cannabis Culture

Watch: Kings of Cannabis

Times have been good for stoners in Washington, DC, ever since weed was legalized there in February. Now, five months later, those who love pot enough to grow it in their own homes have a chance to see how their strains stack up to the rest of the weed in the District, Washington Post reports.

The 2015 DC State Fair has decided to add a "Best Bud" competition to their list of contests this year, where homegrown weed will be judged for everything that makes weed great—except, sadly, how fucked up it gets you, since it's still illegal to smoke in public.

The marijuana will be judged on four points, according to the fair's entry form :

  1. Appearance: Is it well manicured? Does it have Trichomes (sparkling crystals)?
  2. Odor: What does it smell like? Does it have a sweet, spicy, or murky smell?
  3. Touch: Is it sticky? Does the stem snap or bend?
  4. Your Story: Did you grow your plant organically? Did you use artificial light, natural light, or a combination? Was the plant grown hydroponically or in soil?

DC residents who want to participate just have to bring a jar filled with a gram or two of their finest nugs to a panel of judges, who will peruse the strains and then pin a blue ribbon on DC's own King of Cannabis. The judging process will begin at, hilariously, 4:20 PM. We get it, DC State Fair. Good one.