Where to Find Terpestival Winners – Top Retail Access Points

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Where to Find Terpestival Winners – Top Retail Access Points

Last Saturday, CASP (The Cannabis & Social Policy Center) put on the 3rd annual Terpestival in Seattle down in SODO. – with the help of the wonderful Lara Kaminsky and a growing rank of helpers and sponsors of this most worthy non-profit.

Flower samples and concentrate samples were evaluated using a combination of the levels of key Terpenes (quantified by the more-ISO-certified-than-most Medicine Creek Analytics) and the subjective ratings of quality by a panel of knowledgeable judges (flavor/taste/effect-type quality).

A number of awards were given in various categories (including a judge’s favorite) and, ultimately, 4 companies won 1 or more of the awards for flower and 4 companies won 1 or more of the awards for concentrates. The winning companies were:
(Note that all 1st placers and runners-up were winners, but this post is focused on the 1st placers only)

For Flower:
Washington Bud Company
North Coast Growers
Artizen Cannabis Company
Solstice Pro

For Concentrates:
Mother Earth Botanicals
Puffin Farm
American Hash Makers
Optimum Extracts

For details on the methods used in the Terpestival judging and summaries of the results and the winners (and runners-up) of specific awards, check out the CASP site (Medicine Creek may have some results up, as well …I’m not sure as my Comcast triple play has been triple down since Saturday, and it is a challenge to check such stuff out at the moment … or use the phone … or watch TV …. or grab the new Traceability Database, etc).

As a convenience and service to those in search of* some of the bestest smelling and bestest tasting and bestest feeling bundles of terpenes around (in either flower or concentrate form), I have produced the following two lists of stores that, during the 3 months ending April, bought a disproportionate share of their flower (or concentrate) from farms (or processors) that won at least one of the Terpestival awards for that category.

I’ve sorted the lists by store name within city within county (all alphabetically) to better help you locate those particularly Terpy Retail Access Points that are convenient to you.

Methodologically, I included all stores that met two criteria:
-the percent of flower (or concentrate) that they purchased between Feb and April of this year which was grown by any of the 4 listed winning farms was at least the average for all stores that bought from Winners, statewide.

-then, I excluded all stores below a certain dollar level of purchases over the most recent quarter (the cutoffs I used were $5,000 for flower and $3,600 for concentrates).

My apologies to the smaller stores that may have been excluded by these constraints, but I truly wanted to ensure that folks looking for a winning farms’ flower or a winning processors’ concentrate would be more likely to find something from at least one of the winning operators if they choose to pay a visit to the shops listed. The data I used are a little dated (they are the most recent I have, though), and it is always possible that purchasing patterns by the stores change over time.

Also, I included ALL flower (or concentrates) produced by the winning operators — not just their winning strains.
It is my assumption that, if a wholesaler is good enough to grow one strain or produce one concentrate that is capable of smoking/bubbling to the top of the heap in the Terpestival, then their flowers (or concentrates) are likely worth checking out.

Two lists:
Flower contains 65 stores that, in aggregate, purchased 20.3% of ALL flower purchased by retailers during the current quarter. These same stores accounted for 59.4% of the flower sold to retail by the Terpestival winning farms.

Concentrates contains 64 stores that, in aggregate, purchased 16.4% of ALL concentrates purchased by retailers during the current quarter. These same stores accounted for 73.1% of the concentrates sold to retail by the Terpestival winning processors.

I hope you find one or both of these lists useful*. Courtesy of Straight Line Analytics (and CASP).
Happy Terp-hunting.

(I apologize about the “table formatting” below … County City State, but not the way I want it to look).

Top Retail Access Points for Terpestival-winning Flower

County City Retail Access Point
BENTON PROSSER ALTITUDE
CLALLAM FORKS CANNABIS COAST
CLALLAM PORT ANGELES SPARKET
CLALLAM SEQUIM NATURE’S GIFTS
CLARK VANCOUVER GREEN HEAD CANNABIS
CLARK VANCOUVER NEW VANSTERDAM
COWLITZ LONGVIEW LOCALAMSTER
GRANT MOSES LAKE APEX CANNABIS
GRAYS HARBOR ABERDEEN UNCLE ANDO’S WURLD OF WEED
GRAYS HARBOR ELMA MILLER’S MARIJUANA
GRAYS HARBOR HOQUIAM ZIA RECREATIONAL
ISLAND FREELAND ISLAND HERB
ISLAND OAK HARBOR GREENHAND
JEFFERSON CHIMACUM CHIMACUM CANNABIS
JEFFERSON PORT HADLOCK BETTER BUDS
JEFFERSON PORT TOWNSEND REEFER DEN
KING AUBURN THE STASH BOX
KING BURIEN LIVING WELL ENTERPRISES
KING BURIEN THE JOINT
KING DES MOINES GREENSIDE
KING REDMOND ALWAYS GREENER DOWNTOWN
KING RENTON EMERALD HAZE CANNABIS EMPORIUM
KING SEATTLE BUD NATION
KING SEATTLE CANNA WEST SEATTLE
KING SEATTLE DOCKSIDE CANNABIS
KING SEATTLE FREMONT GARDENS
KING SEATTLE HAVE A HEART
KING SEATTLE HAVE A HEART CC
KING SEATTLE HERBAN LEGENDS
KING SEATTLE HERB’S HOUSE
KING SEATTLE LUX POT SHOP
KING SEATTLE LUX POT SHOP
KING SEATTLE MARY’S FINEST MARIJUANA
KING SEATTLE NIMBIN FARM
KING SHORELINE 365 RECREATIONAL CANNABIS
KING SHORELINE DOCKSIDE CANNABIS
KITSAP BAINBRIDGE ISLAND PAPER AND LEAF
KITSAP PORT ORCHARD GREENWAY MARIJUANA
KITSAP PORT ORCHARD KITSAP CANNABIS 2
KITSAP PORT ORCHARD LEGAL MARIJUANA SUPERSTORE
KITSAP SILVERDALE FILLABONG
KITSAP SILVERDALE KITSAP CANNABIS
KITTITAS ELLENSBURG THE FIRE HOUSE
LEWIS CHEHALIS OLD TOBY
PIERCE PUYALLUP THE GALLERY
PIERCE SPANAWAY THE GALLERY SPANAWAY
PIERCE TACOMA DIAMOND GREEN
PIERCE TACOMA THE GALLERY
PIERCE TACOMA THE HERBAL GARDENS
PIERCE TACOMA URBAN BUD
SKAGIT MOUNT VERNON LOVING FARMS
SNOHOMISH ARLINGTON PRC
SNOHOMISH BOTHELL PHAT SACKS CORP
SNOHOMISH EVERETT PURPLE HAZE
SNOHOMISH LYNNWOOD PUFF N CHILL LLC
SPOKANE AIRWAY HEIGHTS NIRVANA CANNABIS COMPANY
SPOKANE SPOKANE CINDER
SPOKANE SPOKANE VALLEY TREEHOUSE CLUB
THURSTON LACEY T BROTHERS BUD LODGE
WHATCOM BELLINGHAM 2020 SOLUTIONS
WHATCOM BELLINGHAM 2020 SOLUTIONS ON THE GUIDE
WHATCOM BELLINGHAM SATORI
WHATCOM FERNDALE CULT. CANNABIS CO.
WHATCOM LYNDEN STAR OUTLET
YAKIMA UNION GAP STATION 420


Top Retail Access Points for Terpestival-winning Concentrates

County City Retail Access Point
CHELAN WENATCHEE THE HAPPY CROP SHOPPE
CLALLAM FORKS CANNABIS COAST
CLALLAM PORT ANGELES THE HIDDEN BUSH
CLALLAM SEQUIM KARMA CANNABIS
CLALLAM SEQUIM NATURE’S GIFTS
CLARK VANCOUVER MARY JANE’S HOUSE OF GRASS
CLARK VANCOUVER NEW VANSTERDAM
COWLITZ LONGVIEW LOCALAMSTER
COWLITZ LONGVIEW WESTSIDE420 RECREATIONAL
DOUGLAS EAST WENATCHEE THE HAPPY CROP SHOPPE
ISLAND OAK HARBOR GREENHAND
ISLAND OAK HARBOR KALEAFA
JEFFERSON PORT TOWNSEND SEA CHANGE CANNABIS
KING AUBURN EVERGREEN MARKET – AUBURN
KING BURIEN THE JOINT
KING ISSAQUAH ISSAQUAH CANNABIS COMPANY
KING KIRKLAND KUSH
KING REDMOND ALWAYS GREENER DOWNTOWN
KING RENTON THE EVERGREEN MARKET-RENTON AIRPORT
KING SEATTLE A GREENER TODAY MARIJUANA
KING SEATTLE DOCKSIDE CANNABIS
KING SEATTLE FREMONT GARDENS
KING SEATTLE GRASS
KING SEATTLE HAVE A HEART
KING SEATTLE HAVE A HEART
KING SEATTLE HAVE A HEART CC
KING SEATTLE NIMBIN FARM
KING SEATTLE OZ.
KING SEATTLE PONDER
KING SEATTLE POT STOP
KING SEATTLE QUEEN ANNE CANNABIS CO
KING SEATTLE SEATTLE TREES COLLECTIVE
KING SHORELINE CANNABIS PROVISIONS INC.
KING SHORELINE DOCKSIDE CANNABIS
KING SHORELINE RAINIER CANNABIS
KITSAP BREMERTON BUDEEZ
KITSAP BREMERTON THE REEF
KITSAP SILVERDALE FILLABONG
KITTITAS ELLENSBURG CANNABIS CENTRAL
PIERCE PUYALLUP 112TH STREET CANNABIS
PIERCE TACOMA WORLD OF WEED
SKAGIT ANACORTES ANACORTES CANNABIS
SNOHOMISH BOTHELL LOCAL ROOTS MARIJUANA
SNOHOMISH BOTHELL LOCAL ROOTS MARIJUANA
SNOHOMISH BOTHELL PHAT SACKS CORP
SNOHOMISH EDMONDS T.H.C.SUPERMARKET
SNOHOMISH EVERETT BUDS GARAGE
SNOHOMISH EVERETT HIGH SOCIETY
SNOHOMISH GOLD BAR GOLD BAR MARIJUANA
SNOHOMISH GOLD BAR LAST STOP POT SHOP
SNOHOMISH LAKE STEVENS THE VAULT CANNABIS
SNOHOMISH LYNNWOOD PUGET SOUND MARIJUANA
SNOHOMISH LYNNWOOD WHITE RABBIT RETAIL
SNOHOMISH MUKILTEO CANNABIS PROVISIONS INC. MUKILTEO
SPOKANE SPOKANE THE VAULT
THURSTON OLYMPIA A BUD & LEAF
THURSTON OLYMPIA GREEN LADY
THURSTON OLYMPIA THC OF OLYMPIA
WHATCOM BELLINGHAM THE JOINT
WHATCOM BELLINGHAM THE JOINT
WHATCOM CUSTER GREEN LEAF
WHATCOM EVERSON W.C.W. ENTERPRISES
WHITMAN PULLMAN PABLO & CO., LLC
YAKIMA YAKIMA THE M STORE

*Remember that Cannabis and many cannabinoid-containing products are illegal both at the Federal level and if any one of a virtually innumerable number of mistakes is made, at the State level (such as sharing with one’s spouse was earlier this year or carrying 100 grams in your backpack still is today … unless it is a secure sight-obstructed lockable backpack being used in the fully manifested transport of product within the constraints of the LCB Traceability System).

This article should not be taken as a resource intended to facilitate the discovery and acquisition of dank, wonderful-smelling, terpy effective product. Perhaps it should be taken as a guide of which stores are likely to smell more than others (albeit in a good way)?

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