Revolution Global Brands won big at this year’s Cannabis Cup in Illinois, dubbed the People’s Choice Edition after the company was announced the winner in six out of the cup’s seven categories.
Revolution’s products were voted best in all three flower categories, as well as best among pre-rolls, concentrates, and vape pens. Toffee Chocolate bar manufactured by Bhang was named best in the cup’s edibles category, where Revolution placed third.
The High Times Cannabis Cup usually features a panel of expert and celebrity judges in the process of naming the best weed strains and products. However, in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the largely-virtual event this year featured the general public in its selection of the finest weed products in Illinois.
A limited number of testing kits were available for purchase throughout the state, while enthusiasts, most of which have been facing limited options to pass time amid the pandemic, lined up in front of dispensaries for a chance to snatch one of the kits and participate in the judging process.
The testing kits cost between $80 and $300 dollars for the September 27 event, while up to 220 judges were allowed to participate in the voting for each category.
Dustin Shroyer, chief operating officer at Revolution Brands, said he was “blown away” by the results of the Cannabis Cup.
“Our staff’s heart and passion is second to none in the industry,” he added.
“Humbled is an understatement. Everything we do, we do it for you – to receive this kind of appreciation means the world to us,” Revolution shared on Twitter following the results.
Meanwhile, Vice president of content for High Times Jon Cappetta said that although one brand has never quite swept the competition as Revolution Brands did this year, the company’s big win “speaks to the quality of the product.”
Revolution Brands’ Florida Orange strain was named Best Indica Flower, while the brand’s Gorilla’d Cheese won in the category of Best Hybrid Flower. Meanwhile, Revolution’s Turbo Lemon Cake picked up Best Sativa Flower. The rest of the top picks of the 2020 People’s Choice Edition of the Illinois Cannabis Cup can be found here.