We are more than pleased to announce that on July 8, Mass Cannabis Growers Coop CEO and Exec. Director Brandon Gates took second place for flower in the East Coast Cannabis “Grumpy” Cup with his LA Beatnik strain.
First Place and $1,000 went to Cannabis corporate monolith TruLieve who was also a sponsor. Bit of conflict of interest here?, but the people won with LA Beatnik taking Second Place. Winners are chosen by the up to 100 judges attending the event. LA Beatnik’s THC lab test came in at 29%.
For more information on the Cannabis Cup CLICK HERE
Story by Jant Reynolds & Avital Norman Nathman
From the Daily Hampshire Gazette
By DUSTY CHRISTENSEN
HOLYOKE — "When the Cannabis Control Commission was crafting the framework for the state’s legal marijuana market in 2017, some farmers pushed for regulations that would support cannabis cooperatives that would allow smaller-scale farmers to participate in the industry."
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Brandon Gates, founder and CEO of Mass Cannabis Growers Cooperative in Holyoke, hold his son Elias Gates, 2, and stands with his wife, Miira Gates, chief compliance officer, and their son, Theo Gates, 4 months, in front of the building where the cooperative is going to be in Holyoke. STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS