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Wake Up Missouri, Michigan, & Illinois, Cannifest is Bringing the "Grow & Squish" to The Windy City!

Exciting news!

Hashwriter is joining forces with the Cannifest team to announce the GROW & SQUISH!; A first-of-its-kind, all-inclusive event and competition for Home Growers and Commercial Brands in Missouri, Illinois, and Michigan. Up to 420 growers and "squishers" (rosin makers) will compete in this event, which culminates at the Cannifest EXPO Chicago After-party, where two Grand Prize winners will be awarded $10,000 dollars cash! Ten Grand to the best flower and ten grand for the best rosin! Who's stepping up to the plate?

Two Grand prize winners will be selected, along with Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals in each of the four categories. This means 12 prizes and places will be handed out in addition to the two big Grand Prize winners. The contest will have four categories in total: Home Grow Flower, Home Grow Rosin, Commercial Flower and Commercial Rosin. Gift Packs and Grow Gear from event sponsors will be awarded to our medalists in each of the four categories. What a time to be alive! Who wants to make history as the first ever Grow and Squish champs? I might even see you there...

Please Note: All samples will receive purity testing prior to judges sampling, so keep it clean and keep it green!

Raising The Bar

While competition will surely be fierce, it's also an opportunity to expose the community to the finer side of cannabis and cannabis refinement. The industry is making massive strides in progress and improvement and this will be an opportunity to meet and interact among the newly functioning Mid-Western hash and cannabis scenes. This is one way to expose more consumers to quality cannabis and solventless rosin, which is helping to elevate the industry nationwide. We're all about quality cannabis and education, and want to share the incredible advancements happening in solventless rosin over the past few years.

The best way to showcase cannabis is through modern techniques of solventless hash and rosin, and of course, through the best flower anyone can grow. They said forget the rest, as the contest is completely solventless. The two highest quality forms of cannabis available will be judged, flower and solventless rosin. Finally, an event without a multitude of low-grade chemical extracts and product infusions, which normally overload competitions with cheap distillate based products. With only flower and rosin to judge, Cannifest Chicago 2022's Grow & Squish is dialed in on the solventless revolution.

All-Inclusive Event For Home Growers Too!

And this one is for everyone! Both commercial brands and the avid home grower will finally have the chance to "put the money where their mouth is" and make a serious mark on this brand new industry. Thanks to massive community support the old laws are falling like dominoes, as the cannabis market continues to pick-up steam. Cannabis history is being made every day and while competition is friendly, the clout that goes along with a Cannifest Trophy is PRICELESS! Industry respect and recognition will be sure to follow the winners in all of their future endeavors. Let's show the people the best of what modern cannabis and hash rosin has to offer!

Oh, and did I mention a win comes with lasting brand-name recognition and dispensary demand to boot? Watching the results of other contests, nothing spells demand like a grand prize champion at one of these events. All the glory, respect, and honor shall descend upon two very lucky Grand Prize winners, in addition to ten-thousand dollars in cash! Who knows maybe the same person will win both categories!

Pristine Jar of Hash Rosin. Think you have what it takes?

Heavy Weight OG Legends to Judge

In an effort to restore some sanctity to the world of weed, the Grow & Squish will feature some heavyweights judging the show-down. So don't trip, you wont see judges using e-rigs (or DMing me the night before the Cup to ask how to smoke the hash they're about to be judging (Oh yes, it's a dork's playground right now)). We're bringing in some heavyweight legends of the Cannabis scene to judge this one. I'm talking Breeders, Growers, Farmers, and Hash-making heroes will all have their hands on deciding the first two Grand Prize Grow & Squish champs!

Early Registration Open Now!

Registration is already open and if you are one of the first 100 growers or squishers to sign up, you will receive a free VIP pass add-on to your entry (valued at $250+). Spots are still available but are going fast! This VIP Pass includes a day pass & after party ticket to Cannifest Expo Chicago, all access VIP entry to the event, a meet & greet session with the Cannifest Grow and Squish judges at Cannifest Chicago, food and drink tickets, access to the VIP viewing lounge, and a Cannifest swag bag.

Entree Fees & Logistics

Home Growers

Home Growers and hash makers 18+ in Missouri, Illinois, or Michigan may enter. The fee is $200.00 and includes one entry to the Grow & Squish competition and a ticket to Cannifest Chicago in Jan 2022. This is a rare opportunity for someone to make a real name for themselves, opening doors to new possibilities.

Commercial Brands

The entry fee for commercial growers or squishers is $500.00 and includes one entry to the Grow & Squish competition, two tickets to Cannifest Chicago, and a social media shout-out (Instagram) that your company/brand has joined the competition. Those looking to enter both flower and rosin will be required to pay two entry fees, one for flower and one for rosin.

Parameters of Entries:

If you are entering the GROW competition you must submit 1 oz of dried flower for judging. If you are entering the SQUISH competition you must submit 10 grams of solventless rosin with 2 grams of the flower the rosin was made from. Sample drop offs are due December 18th and 19th. There will be five drop off locations divided between the three states. You’re responsible for getting your samples to the drop off locations within the time allotted. More information will be sent mid November regarding specific drop off locations and more.

Winners Will Be Notified

The 12 winners and 2 Grand Prize Champs will be contacted via email prior to Cannifest Chicago and notified that they are in the finals – BUT you’ll have to be in Chicago to find out who the winner is! Registration officially opened to all on Saturday, August 28 at noon PST. Grow and Squish registration closes December 17th at noon PST, so there's plenty of time left! Competition registration form must be completed and entry fee must be paid to be considered officially “IN IT TO WIN IT”. Please do not forget to complete your registration form and make sure you enter with the same email that can be used for communication.

Please note: the email you use to pay your entry fee *must* be the same email you use for registration, and we will use that email to communicate with you throughout the competition. Please ensure this is a working email you can access.

Surprises To Come!

There will be some surprise judging appearances as well, so stay tuned! If there was ever a cannabis event and competition to get in on, Cannifest Expo Chicago is it! Originally started in Humboldt County, California back in 2015, Cannifest has been a phenomenal success and the time came to bring this show on the road. Everyone signing up let me know for a shout out, and DM the @cannifestworldwide page as well. Hash-on! Hash-on!



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