Doug Kerr

A cannabis-infused topical took home the top prize at the first-ever New England Harvest Cup, held in Worcester, Massachusetts over the weekend. The topical, “Sweet Releaf” produced by Clinton Bradshaw of Rhode Island’s Rogue Island Genetics, won best overall product, the Boston Globe reports.

“It’s nice. It was surprising to [win] overall; to see a topical picked over flower, concentrates, and edibles. I really wasn’t ready for that.” – Bradshaw

In total there were 73 submissions from more than 50 growers. The products were judged on: aroma, ash, appearance, effect, taste, and cure.

Peter Bernard, president and director of the Massachusetts Growers Advocacy Council, which organized the inaugural festival, called the win “overwhelming.”

“I’ve been smoking for a long time, and there wasn’t a single entry that I thought, ‘Eh, this is mediocre.’ It was all the most beautiful stuff in the world.” – Bernard

The event also featured a 100-foot long, 1,000-gram joint – an attempt to set the world record by Beantown Greentown. In an interview with MassLive, Beantown Greentown Partner Andrew Mutty said the lifestyle company would give away about 20 feet, give some more to cannabis-focused publications at the event, and “try to find a way” to smoke the rest.

Arbor Cannabis took the best flower award with a 25.5% THC iteration of Davy Jones.

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