Fruits of a licensed cannabis grow in Washington state.

DC Residents Invited to Compete for Best Home-Grown Cannabis

On February 11th, at Red Rocks on H street NE, from 1pm-6pm, home-growers will be able to get their buds tested, learn about safely making edibles at home, meet and talk to medical dispensary owners and growers, and learn about the cannabis networking groups and resources available to District residents.

For the first time, home-growers in the District can get their cannabis tested ON SITE with IMMEDIATE results about THC & CBD potency, ratio of THC to CBD, and moisture content. The Steep Hill Express is internationally recognized as being within 1% of the accuracy of a High-Pressure Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC), analytical chemistry’s gold standard. It is an essential part of many cultivators’ & processors’ businesses to assess, in real time, how their flower is progressing.

Not only will growers be able to get their buds tested, but will learn about safely making edibles at home, meet and talk to medical dispensary owners and growers, and learn about the cannabis networking groups and resources available to District residents. We’ll have plenty of adult prizes and giveaways: National Cannabis Festival tickets, a local membership to Women Grow‘s D.C chapter, clone giveaways, educational take homes, cold hard cash, and (limited w/ticket purchase) free cocktails.

Because D.C. is STILL a drinking city, after all.

This collaborative educational event will also feature a competition, there will be product and ticket giveaways, take-home information, and cash ($250) prizes for highest THC and highest CBD potency. Winners will be awarded after testing has been completed.

This event will be sponsored by Women Grow, Ganjapreneur, Steep Hill, Dr. Chanda Macias (National Holistic Healing Center), DC Hydro, District Growers, National Cannabis Festival, CannX, and DC Taste Buds.  

Steep Hill opened the first commercial cannabis lab in the United States in 2008, and is starting to create relationships on the East Coast as they expand to Pennsylvania, Maryland, and D.C. They have partnered with local canna-businesses to curate an event that ties all of DC’s legal cannabis happenings together under one roof. The goal of this event is celebrate the legal cannabis community, and to help push the East Coast towards setting the standard for cannabis safety.

Tickets are $20-$45 dollars, and bulk testing packages are available! The tickets will only be sold online, and there is a limited amount of testing slots available. Tickets can be purchased here.

Dr. Andrew Rosenstein, MD is the CEO of Steep Hill Maryland/Pennsylvania/D.C., and a board-certified gastroenterologist who has been practicing for two decades in the Baltimore area.

Founded in California in 2008, Steep Hill Labs, Inc. is a science and technology firm that has become the industry leader in cannabis testing and analytics.  Steep Hill is the largest cannabis lab network in the world. The company pioneered the first medical cannabis potency and microbiological contaminants testing methodology for use in California—the first state to legalize medical cannabis. Recently, the company’ received the first Independent Testing Laboratory (ITL) to receive pre-approval from the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) to test medical cannabis.

Dr. Chanda Macias, PhD, MBA is the Owner of the National Holistic Healing Center Medical Marijuana Dispensary (NHHC) and Medical Marijuana Consultant in Washington D.C. Additionally, Chanda also serves as the S.T.E.M Director at Howard University. 

NHHC is a patient advocated company dedicated to providing individuals with debilitating medical conditions, and specific illnesses with alternative allopathic medicine.  NHHC provides patient education and support, medical marijuana, and medical marijuana infused products to patients in compliance with the DC Department of Health.