Growers Network Staff

January 16, 2017 11 min read
January 16, 2017
11 min read

The Grow-Off: Quantitative Cannabis Competition

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In this Growers Spotlight, we interview Samantha Sandt and Jake Browne, the founders of The Grow-Off in Colorado. We also questioned several competitors in The Grow-Off about their experience and the value they see in the competition.

The founders of The Grow-Off: Samantha Sandt and Jake Browne.

The Grow-Off is a new cannabis growing competition whose goal is to eliminate the subjectivity present in prior cannabis competitions. All competitors receive the same unknown strain of cannabis and can compete in three categories: Potency, Flavor, and Yield.

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  • The Grow-Off Basics
  • The Quantitative Quest for the Best
  • What the Competitors are Saying
  • Resources
  • Comments

  • The Grow-Off Basics

    The Grow-Off intends to eliminate the subjectivity found in many cannabis competitions. To achieve this goal, every competing grower is given a clone of the same unknown strain of cannabis. They are allowed to raise the clone via whatever methods they believe are best and allowed by Colorado state law. The cannabis will then be collected in early February and submitted for laboratory testing. Based on the results of the laboratory testing, winners will be selected for Potency, Flavor, and Yield.

    The Quantitative Quest for the Best

    That’s the point of The Grow-Off: identify winners based on measurable results.Samantha Sandt

    What the Competitors are Saying

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    Want to get in touch with The Grow-Off?

    You can reach The Grow-Off via the following methods:

    1. Website Contact Form
    2. Phone: 720-371-2860
    3. Email:


    1. Want to learn more? Head to The Grow-Off website.
    2. Sponsor of The Grow-Off: Grownetics
    3. Laboratory performing tests: TEQ Analytical Labs
    4. Strain Supplier: Natural Remedies
    5. High Times Cannabis Cup

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    About the Author

    Hunter Wilson is a community builder with Growers Network. He graduated from the University of Arizona in 2011 with a Masters in Teaching and in 2007 with a Bachelors in Biology.