DNA Genetics, Emotek, and T.H.E. Melts All Recognized Again for Excellence
Denver, CO / ACCESSWIRE / December 10, 2014 / United Cannabis Corp. (CNAB) (the "Company" or "United Cannabis") today announced that three of its partners, DNA Genetics, Emotek and T.H.E. Melts, were awarded top prizes at this year's Legends of Hash, High Times' Amsterdam Cannabis Cup, and THC Championship.
Legends of Hash, the world's premier non-solvent extract competition, is held each November in Amsterdam. The 14 year old, invitation-only event is officiated by a select panel comprising 50 of the world's leading non-solvent extraction experts. In 2013, T.H.E Melts took 1st and 3rd place, and this year it won 2nd Place.
High Times' Cannabis Cup, the world's preeminent cannabis festival, is also held each November in Amsterdam. Prizes are awarded based on scientific and peer review. In addition to the strenuous testing for potency (THC levels), medicinal properties (CBD levels) and contaminants, participants are reviewed by a panel of expert judges. The winners are widely viewed as the industry standard for the best cannabis strains and related products and services.
DNA Genetics' proprietary strains earned six of the top prizes this year, winning awards in the Satvia, Indica, Non-Solvent Extracts, and Concentrates categories. Emotek and T.H.E. Melts employed the Company's proprietary, solvent-free, cannabis-derived terpene extraction technique to process the DNA Genetics award-winning hash entries. The combination of extraction techniques results in a more efficient delivery of cannabinoids, which can be more effective for medical applications than the use of only flowers.
United Cannabis and Partner Cannabis Cup Winners:
Best Sativa by a Seed Company
1st Place: Tangie Sativa by Crockett, Top Shelf Terps, and DNA Genetics
2nd Place: Tangie Sativa by DNA Genetics with Top Shelf Terps
Best Indica by a Seed Company
3rd Place: Kosher Kush Indica by DNA Genetics and Top Shelf Terps
Best Import Hash (Concentrates) by a Seed Company
1st Place: Super Lemon OG Import Hash by Green Wolf LA, DNA Genetics and Emotek
3rd Place: Lemon 18 Import Hash by Emotek and DNA Genetics
Best Neder Hash by a Seed Company
2nd Place: Betty Ross Import Hash by T.H.E. Melts and DNA Genetics
Third Annual THC Championship
The Annual THC Championship, hosted by The Hemp Connoisseur magazine, is limited to Colorado competitors. The month-long competition differs from the Cannabis Cup, in that patient reviews account for 50% of the scoring, with connoisseur reviews and lab analysis each weighted at 25%. This year's Grand Champion was processed using T.H.E. Melts' resin extraction technology.
United Cannabis Partner THC Championship Winners:
THC Grand Champion
Bruce Banner Non-Solvent Extract by RiverRock and T.H.E Melts
1st Place: Kosher Kush (DNA Genetics) Live Resin Batter by Clinic and Emotek
3rd Place: Lemon OG Haze Live Resin by RiverRock and Emotek
1st Place: Bruce Banner by RiverRock and T.H.E Melts (Patient's Choice and Connoisseur's Choice)
Adult Use Indica
LA Confidential (DNA Genetics) by L'Eagle Service (People's Choice and Connoisseur's Choice)
Adult Use Hybrid
2nd Place: Lemon Skunk (DNA Genetics) by Walking Raven Dispensary
Tony Verzura, the Company's Chief Technology Officer, commented, "Our partners continually create the highest quality products on the market, and these awards from the leaders in the industry substantiate that claim. Not only were these strains, extracts, and concentrates recognized for their genetic properties, they also scored highly with the judges and patients across categories and events, making the wins even more meaningful."
Aaron T, DNA Genetics Co-founder, went on to say, "It is extremely gratifying to see our work so strongly represented in each of the categories. The November events are extremely competitive, high profile events, and we have already had a rush of inquiries from customers interested in the strains recognized this year. Our partnership with the United Cannabis team and their partners will help us ensure we can meet that demand."
About DNA Genetics
DNA Genetics is a world leader in cannabis genetic research and development. Attributed with the cultivation of hundreds of cannabis strains, DNA Genetics has won more than 125 awards across the globe for their contributions to the industry, including nine for the development of the medicinal LA Confidential, the first pure Indica strain in the world to be genome sequenced and genetically mapped. United Cannabis and DNA Genetics work together, under the direction of United Cannabis, to develop new medical cannabis strains.
Emotek produces high-quality hydrocarbon oil extractors that are setting the standards in the Cannabis industry. Made from medical-grade stainless steel, the Emotek Obe Extraction Machine meets NFPA and ASME standards. Emotek extractions have won numerous Cannabis Cups as well as other similar competitions. Emotek is an exclusive United Cannabis contractor for all approved US territories.
About T.H.E. Melts
Trichome Heavy Extracts "T.H.E Melts" is dedicated to cannabis resin isolation through a patented process utilizing ice, water, and aggregation techniques. John Bury, owner of the T.H.E Melts, has proven himself as a world class extraction technician by winning 1st and 3rd place at Legends of Hash in 2013, 1st Place at the Secret Cup in Denver 2013, and again in 2014 with a 3rd Place US Hash High Times Award in Denver. Trichome Heavy Extracts is an exclusive United Cannabis contractor for all approved US territories.
About United Cannabis Corporation
United Cannabis Corporation was founded to advance the use of cannabinoids in medicine through research, product development and education. The Company is dedicated to improving the lives of patients through the creation of products using only the highest quality genetics, purest extractions and most effective protocols possible. The Company's A.C.T. Now Program and patent-pending Prana Bio Nutrient Medicinals provide a comprehensive solution designed to enable physicians and patients to design, implement and monitor effective therapy protocols.
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SOURCE: United Cannabis Corp.