Dubbed “The King of Kush” by High Times magazine, Bret Bogue has amassed one of the world’s largest collections of cannabis strains and has supervised cultivation operations in over a dozen countries. Some of the most popular clones being grown and sold today were first widely introduced through his company, Apothecary Genetics, including Chem Dog, which Bogue famously misspelled as Chem Dawg.
Bogue will be delivering a free cultivation seminar at the Munchie Cup on opening day, August 18, and also be contributing a column in every issue of Abakus. If you have any questions for him that you’d like to see answered in his first column, which will be available at the event, feel free to post them as comments to this blog.
A small group of dedicated judges will be testing up to six medibles a day for three days, and then awarding trophies to the winners. The entrants are divided into three categories: drinks, snacks and sweets. On August 20th, the winners will be announced at Owl Farm, the home of the late Dr. Hunter S. Thompson.
The first Munchie Cup is dedicated to Hunter’s spirit, and the cover of the first issue of Abakus is an illustration of Hunter by Jeff Wood, who will also be attending the event and giving a free seminar to discuss his work.
You can join the Munchie Cup testing team for a fee of $100, which includes admission to ceremonies and events, a PI pin and Munchie Cup t-shirt, and autographed issue of the debut Abakus with your name in it as a founding backer. So far, six people have signed up to be judges. Seven would be a really good number. This job is not for everyone. Don’t even think about signing up unless you can consume multiple medibles on the same day. Grandmaster Caz, one of the founding architects of Hip Hop, is the lead judge and emcee of the event.
“It will be interesting to see what happens,” says Editor Steven Hager. “I’m never a judge at any of my events, because I don’t want to get that high. I am sure we are going to see at least one panic attack from one of the judges, but we will do everything we can to regulate the doses. We will start them out with very small samples until we can calibrate tolerances, because everyone is not the same. Some people can ingest enormous amounts and still function. If you are one of these, consider signing up on the Kickstarter, and act fast because there’s less than two weeks left.”