Welcome to the THC Classic, Colorado's only blind-judging cannabis competition in which dispensaries and recreational stores submit their best strains for a chance to be crowned Colorado's best strain. Here are the best, stickiest, most THC-laden concentrates.

Welcome to the THC Classic, Colorado's only blind-judging cannabis competition in which dispensaries and recreational stores submit their best strains for a chance to be crowned Colorado's best strain. More than 72 strains were submitted this year in four categories: sativa, indica, hybrids, and concentrates. For each category, we had five judges sample each strain without any knowledge of what the strain was or where it was from. All of our judges were picked based on legality, knowledge, expertise, community involvement and ability to judge consistently and impartially. So, without further adieu, meet 2014's best concentrates.


1st Place: Boulder Wellness Center // Jilly 13 Shatter

Processed by CO Concentrates, Jilly13 Shatter is renowned for its potency, flavor and glass-like clarity. It is unmistakable, with pungent, tart grapefruit and floral attributes. The smoke is crisp, yet delicate, offering the refreshing experience of a truly clean dab.

2nd Place: Flower Power // Silver Kush Shatter

This amber-colored shatter has a Silver Bubble and OG18 lineage. The uplifting effects of this sativa-dominant hybrid include relief from stress and anxiety.

3rd Place: Native Roots // Grape Ape

"Grape Ape," a true purple indica with Afghani origins, has been a Colorado favorite since the day it hit the Rockies. It’s extracted with laboratory grade n-butane and purged to perfection by one of the states leading extraction experts.

RUNNERS UP (in no particular order)

Better Concentrates // Otto CBD

At 64 percent CBD and 22.3 percent THC, this uncommonly clear and flavorful concentrate represents the future in CBD-rich medical products with potent therapeutic potential. The bud-only run was provided by North Boulder Wellness.

Fresh Baked // Pineapple Flash

This T.C. Labs collaboration combines the flavors and effects of two of our most popular strains, Pineapple Express and our award winning Jack Flash. With a strong sativa high, this shatter will motivate and excite you for the day ahead.

The Farm // Ghost Trainwreck Haze No. 9

This oil is produced using a delicate sub-critical CO2 extraction process. Its golden color, pungent haze flavor and aroma of sweet citrus pine leave you feeling alert and energized.

North Boulder Wellness Center // Qleaner

Qloudy with a chance of meatballs, this turbid, golden sativa concentrate will qlarify your energy. Made with NBWC flowers, it’s processed by the almighty Jacqueline with Sweet Mary Jane’s Better Concentrates.

Colorado Care Facilities // Flo

Colorado Care Facility's FLO concentrates are truly worthy of accolades. This sativa-dominant product creates a wonderful and euphoric sense of well being, soothing both the body and the mind.

Dandelion // Pandora Flash

With a tangy citrus flavor, Pandora's Box and Jack Flash synergize to make a sativa-dominant powerhouse with unequaled mind-body potency. This shatter was made by Jacqueline at Sweet Mary Jane's Better Concentrates.

Green Tree // LSD Shatter

This Sativa dominant strain is known for it's long lasting psychoactive effect that is said to be vivid and often psychedelic and its high THC to CBD ratio. In search of a powerful body buzz and cerebral high? Try this shatter outside or before a hike for optimal benefits.

Luv Bud Consulting // Ghost Train Haze X East Coast Sour Diesel

This shatter extract is an undisputed favorite. But the real art is in LuvBud's extraction method! We make smoother, stronger, and tastier extracts! Our secret ingredient is Luv!

Natural Remedies // 99 Red Bananas

Our award-winning Red Headed Stranger #14, Cinderella 99 x The White and Banana Kush all in one, brought to you by this year's High Times Cannabis Cup winning TC Labs.


Infinite Wellness // Pre-98 Bubba Kush Full Melt

Pre-98 full melt is a strong indica, CBD rich strain that relieves pain and descends you into relaxation. Entered in the 710 Cup for solvent less hash it won 3rd place. Pre 98 Bubba Kush Full Melt is good for relaxation, amazing for muscle tension and pain relief.

Lotus Medical // Grape Stomper Shatter

Grape Stomper Shatter, as the ultimate hybrid, brings you the best of both worlds. It promises a nice body high that hits immediately and an amazing flavor.


* The judging for the THC Classic was designed to be as accurate and unbiased as possible. All strains were given to the judges in numbered containers distinguished only by sativa, indica, hybrid, or concentrate. Judges were given three weeks to complete the judging so they could accurately observe the effects of each strain and not smoke themselves into a stupor. Judges used joints or clean pipes donated by Incredibowl to smoke each sample to avoid contamination and consistently asses taste and quality. Scoring was based on a weighted, 100-point scale, taking into account appearance, taste, aroma, and effect. After compiling scores from all of the judges, we dropped the highest and lowest scores, leaving us with three consistent scores that we then averaged to get the strain's overall score. Out of each category, the strains with the highest scores received first, second, and third place respectively.

The grand champion of the Classic was the bud with the highest total score. This year, we'd like to congratulate The Green Room on its grand champion strain Star Dawg (a sativa, pictured in the sativa post) taking home the top score of any strain submitted.