SOMERSET — Cannabis enthusiasts from across New England and beyond flocked to Somerset this weekend for a chance to celebrate marijuana cultivators and hang with their buds as part of the Cultivators Cup.
“For us, this is our culture. We’re all different, but we love the plant,” said Krystal Rivera, the packaging lead from cannabis grower Bountiful Farms. The Natick company won Best Overall in the cultivators’ competition with their strain Piña Grande.
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Local dispensary Solar Therapeutics sponsored the two-day festival, which included a VIP awards ceremony on Friday and an all-day music festival headlined by hip hop groups Cypress Hill and Method Man & Redman on Saturday. Both parts of the event were held in a clearing near the dispensary on Brayton Point Road.
Izzy Rock, who was there on Saturday with his partner, Rosie Juritsch, said they drove up from New York City specifically for the music festival as a birthday present for Rock. He said it would be great to see the event come back next year, maybe as an expanded version.
“I really hope they keep this going,” he said, a thought that other attendees and vendors echoed.
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