My Thoughts on the Cannabis Cup 2012 Results

So on the 22nd November the awards ceremony for the 2012 High Times Cannabis Cup was held at the Roest in Amsterdam. You can see videos from the awards ceremony here, and the final results video here or in text here. In this post I’m going to go through the Cannabis Cup 2012 results, category by category, and share my thoughts on the winners. Obviously these are just my opinions but I’ve been asked by a few people to do something like this so I thought I’d share it with you guys.


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The category was dominated by Kush. Kush is good, I like Kush. Technically its not really a full Indica, or atleast the new US style Kush strains anyway. However it hits like a 150% Indica.

1st Place went to Kosher Kush from Reserva Privada, DNA Genetics sister company. I’m a big fan of Kosher Kush, its a very strong strain with an equally strong aroma and taste. I highly recommend Kosher Kush to all smokers! 🙂

I’ve not tried the 2nd Place winner, the True OG from Elemental Seeds. Yet. But it’s one I’ll keeping my eye out for. And I’ve only tried the 3rd Place winner SFV OG Kush fromCali Connection once or twice. It’s a bit more of an old school OG Kush, more like the original.


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One of the most popular strains in Amsterdam Coffeeshops and a lot of it comes originally from Soma. Although I believe Hy-Pro were the original breeders of Amnesia Haze, Soma is the man who made it what it is today atleast. He’s also a well known player in the Cannabis scene is Amsterdam. I think this strain and Soma both deserve the recognition of 1st place.

I really want to try the 2nd Place winner Sour Amnesia from Hortilab. Hortilab breed some really tasty strains – Starbud, Sour Power, Sour Pink Grapefruit – all extremely tasty strains! Sadly I haven’t found the Sour Amnesia, yet, but I think there maybe some in Amsterdam soon, hopefully.

I haven’t seen the 3rd Place winner Green Shack from Strain Hunters Seedbank – which is Greenhouse Seeds new side project. They are a big company and thus win a lot of cups…what more can I say?



This is going to be an easy one. I haven’t tried any strains in this category. One of the dissappointments with the Seed Company categories being voted on by the VIP judges only.

Well that’s for now. I’ll post the rest in a few days.

Thanks for reading and please share this post (and this site) with your friends!!

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1st Place – Kosher Kush from Reserva Privada
2nd Place – True OG from Elemental Seeds
3rd Place – SFV OG Kush fromCali Connection

1st Place – Amnesia Haze from Soma’s Sacred Seeds
2nd Place – Sour Amnesia from Hortilab
3rd Place – Green Shack from Strain Hunters Seedbank

1st Place – Loud Scout from Loud Seeds
2nd Place – Rock Star from Bonguru Seeds
3rd Place – Rug Burn OG from Rare Dankness Seeds

1st Place – The Wheezy from Reserva Privada
2nd Place – Tangerine Compound from Rare Dankness Seeds
3rd Place – The Tangie from DNA Genetics

1st Place – Lemon Crystal from the Green House Coffeeshop
2nd Place – Grey Crystal from the Grey Area
3rd Place – M.O.G from theGreen Place

1st Place – Sharkberry Cream from the Green House Coffeeshop
2nd Place – Twizzler from the Green Place
3rd Place – Maroc Lemon Haze from The Bushdocter

1st Place – Big Buddha Seeds
2nd Place – Cali Connection
3rd Place – Roor

1st Place – Big Buddha Seeds Goodie Bag from Big Buddha Seeds
2nd Place – PUFFiT Inhaler/Vaporizer from VapoShop and Discreet Vape
3rd Place – Tiny Sister from Roor

1st Place – Drill Bill from Roor Glass
2nd Place – Puk Pipe from Puk Pipe
3rd Place – The MF Doom Borch from DNA Genetics and Hitman Glass

Dutch Master Awards – Wernard Bruining and Nol van Schalk

Freedom Fighter of the Year – Mason Tvert

Counterculture Hall of Fame Inductee – Steve Hager

CBD AWARD – Lion’s Tabernacle fromCaliConnection


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2nd Place – Shoreline from the Green Place
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25th CANNABIS CUP Party Schedule



Party Schedule

Most of this will take place at The Melkweg, Lijnbaansgracht 234-A

Sunday, Nov. 18

(Old Hall at the Melkweg)

Doors open: 9 p.m.

Program: DJ Lone Strijker; DJ Martin Augustin

Monday, Nov. 19

(Max at the Melkweg)

Doors Open: 8 p.m.
Showtime: 9:30 p.m.

Program: Ghostface Killah (of Wu Tang Clan); N.O.R.E. (of Capone and Noreaga); DJ Scram Jones

(Old Hall at the Melkweg)

Doors Open: 9 p.m.
Showtime: 10 p.m.

Program: Kursa (Vexisle); Shamanic Technology; Spenghead


Tuesday, Nov. 20

(Old Hall at Melkweg)

Doors Open: 8 p.m.
Showtime: 9 p.m.

Ticket Price: €20

Program: T.H.Seeds/Hoodlamb presents PhatToonzday: Fun Loving Criminals DJ set, Fast & Frank plus special guests; DJ Adi-J Bassground; Hoodlamb Rebel Soundsystem; DJ Gibbo; Cheeky Monkey; Hoodlamb Fashion Show


Wednesday, Nov. 21

(Max at the Melkweg)

Doors Open: 8 p.m.
Showtime: 9 p.m.

Program: Doom in the ‘Dam featuring MF Doom and special guests


Thursday, Nov. 22

(Max at the Melkweg)

Doors Open: 8 p.m.
Showtime: 9 p.m.

Program: 25th Annual Cannabis Cup ® Awards ceremony featuring Styles P., N.O.R.E. and DJ Scram Jones

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Expo Schedule

Most of this will take place at Amsterdam Roest, Czaar Peterstraat 213-B 108PL Amsterdam

SUN. Nov. 18

1:30 PM — Danny Danko opens the Cannabis Cup with a cultivation seminar featuring international cultivation experts.
3 PM — Wernard Bruining discusses his version of “Rick Simpson” oil, produced to enable predictable strength and effect.
4:20 PM — Steve Hager, founder of the HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup, welcomes judges and conducts opening ceremonies.
5 PM – Simon of Serious Seeds hosts a cultivation presentation.

MON. Nov 19

1:30 PM – Danny Danko hosts a panel of cultivation experts and records an episode of Free Weed.
3 PM — Nol van Schaik discusses the controversial Weedpass of Holland and cannabis tourism in the future.
4:20 PM — Bubbleman
5 PM – Swerve of the Cali Connection presents “Grow Your Own Medicine.”

TUES. Nov. 20

1:30 PM — Danny Danko hosts a panel of cultivation experts and records an episode of Free Weed.
3 PM – Soma, the leader of Soma Seeds, imparts his special brand of cannabis wisdom.
4:20 PM – Bobby Black introduces Miss HIGH TIMES 2012 Emily Aryn.
5 PM — Don & Aaron of DNA Genetics discuss their star strains.

WED. Nov. 21

1:30 PM – Mason Tvert, Freedom Fighter of the Year, discusses the battles he’s waged in Coloradoand the bigger ones on the horizon.
3 PM — Aryan discusses the international success of the Green House cannabis empire.
4:20 PM — David Bienenstock hosts a lively discussion of cannabis issues.
5 PM – Elise McDonough, author of The HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cookbook, guides you to the creation of fabulous cannabis cuisine.

THURS. Nov. 22

1:30 PM – Mila, the “Hash Queen of Amsterdam” presents “Concentrates versus Hashish.”
3 PM – Adam Dunn of T.H.Seeds presents “Hemp Genesis 101.”
4:20 PM — Steve Hager closes the Expo. Later this evening, Steve will be inducted into the Counterculture Hall of Fame at the Cannabis Cup awards ceremony at the Melkweg.

9 pm — Cannabis Cup Award ceremony at the Melkweg


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