It hardly seems 5 minutes, but a whole year has passed since The Attitude Seedbank took our last working holiday to Irun, Northern Spain, to attend one of the Europe’s best Cannabis trade shows – ExpoGrow. We packed our sunglasses and headed off for this 3 day extravaganza of all things Marijuana – cannabis fairs, cannabis cups, concerts, informative talks and semiars – there was something for everyone. This is the 4th year the expo has been held and it continues to get better and better. We can safely say that we had just as much fun as we did last year – if not more!
Over 500 cannabis industry professionals including fantastic speakers – cannabis activist Charlo Greene, Anne Coppel – who works as a researcher of CNRS (Scientific Research National Center) and Basque Parliament member Txaro Sarusa, along with guests such as Marc and Jodie Emery, so this year was so informative about cannabis culture.
The music line-up was off the hook with artists such as the proclaimed ‘Reggae Ambassadors’ from Jamaica, Third World, from France Collectif 13, and the reggae songstress all the way from Brazil, Flavia Coelho. It is so sad that we now have to wait another whole year to do it all again and we definitely recommend you guys gets tickets for 2016 – we hope to see you there!
Now for the all-important news – who won what!!! There were five catgeories this year and one overall best seedbank. Of course, we extend our congratulations to all the participants but here are the well deserved winners that really shone through this year -
Best Autoflower Genetics:
2ND PLACE – Ripper Seeds, Sour Ripper (coming to the Attitude Seedbank soon)
Best solvent extraction (BHO):
2nd place - Ripper Seeds & Oil Hunters, Toxic / Breeder Collective (empate), Veganic Tangie Live Resin
3RD PLACE – R-Kiem Seeds
1st PLACE – Breeder Seeds, Oxus
Overall Best Seedbank:
The best seedbank prize went to Sensi Seeds. These cannabis connoisseurs really deserve this award, having been in the industry for more than 30 years and are more recognised than any other seed company. Their cannabis seeds have been awarded more First Prizes and Cannabis Cups than those of any other cannabis seed bank. Congrats guys, you really deserve it! .
Not only did these great strains and seedbanks receive awards, Expogrow also gave awards for best trade stand, Seed Bank, paraphernalia, activists and more. The award for best stand went to the lovely guys at one of Amsterdams – Barney’s Farm. Best cultivation product went to Smart Pot – Textile Macetaje, Across International won the best paraphernalia with their Accuptemp Vacuum Oven, best fertilizer – Bac, the best industrial hemp product was Peta Porta De Gaga Trading, best media went to Cannabis magazine with the award for best publication going to Mama Publishing for “Hydroponics for All” . Moving on to more humanitarian efforts, the awards for the best national and international activists went to Jaime Prat and August Vitale respectively.
Please keep checking our blog as we will have more news on ExpoGrow 2015 very,very soon! To Be Continued…