City hosts 3rd Prairie Medicinal Harvest Cup

For the past three years, marijuana growers from all over Canada have come to Saskatoon for the Prairie Medicinal Harvest Cup. Judges, most of whom are also growers, smoke various strains of marijuana and decide which one is best.

Three day marijuana festival celebrates growing the plant

The Prairie Harvest Medicinal Cup is a three day celebration of everything and anything to do with marijuana. Growing it, smoking it, even baking with it.

For the past three years, people from around the country have come to Saskatoon's Odeon Events Centre for the event. Most of the attendees are medical marijuana growers.

Organizers believe there is an ideal strain of marijuana to treat illnesses. To test this theory, the event has designated judges — most of whom are growers themselves — who smoke all of the different strains and decide which one is best.

Fred Bell, a medical marijuana grower based in Calgary, said he suffers from epilepsy.

"I have lost my spleen and my gallbladder due to pharmaceuticals," Bell said. "I am [either] on massive amounts of epilepsy pills a day or I am on five and a half to seven grams of this."

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