PORTLAND, Ore. – Shango Premium Cannabis took the highest honor in the top growers category at The G.O.A.T. Cup inaugural cannabis contest that judged entries primarily on testing specifications.
Shango of Oregon took first place in the High Range of THC category (28% and above) in the Indoor and Mixed Light division for the exclusive Shango strain Alien Banana Candy. The Shango entry tested at a whopping 35.45% THC level. The next closest finisher tested at 31%.
The contest was judged on three levels, with 70% of the score determined by the highest THC over three testing runs, along with 30 percent for presentation and taste.
“I can honestly say without being biased that Shango was definitely the best in the top category,” said Alex. Hoggan, director of business operations for Chemhistory, the title sponsor of the contest.
Chemhistory is one of the top three labs in Oregon as far as volume.
“Shango is one of the top-tier growers in the state,” Hoggan added. “The state THC average in our lab testing is 18 percent and all Shango strains always test above 20 percent.”
But Shango’s Master Grower, Shane McKee, warns that the winning THC level was no fluke and higher test counts can be forthcoming in the future.
“It doesn’t stop at 35%,” McKee said.
Alien Banana Candy is a top-shelf attraction at the Shango’s Harold Street dispensary as well as numerous other Shango retail partners in the State of Oregon.
“I can’t keep it on the shelf; it’s hot off the scissors and flies out the door,” McKee said.
“At Shango, our lead grower, Mikal Osborne, did exactly what he was supposed to do. With key guidance over the years, this strain is a fine example of his handiwork. Mikal prides himself to produce fire