After a sold-out inaugural event prior to the pandemic, the Queen City Cannabis Cup is back again. Hosting over 30 local hemp growers and manufacturers on Saturday, May 21, this one-of-a-kind event aims to set the bar high by connecting cannabis users to community producers.

After a pandemic which lasted longer than most fathomed, many Americans discovered alternate means of self-care over the course of the two-year lockdown.

According to an American Psychological Association survey, nearly one-third of adults (32%) said sometimes they were so stressed about the coronavirus pandemic that they struggled to make basic decisions.

Joslyn Brown, Owner of Blue Flowers, the Queen City Cannabis Festival’s title sponsor, met with QCity Metro at their SouthPark location to discuss the upcoming Cannabis Cup.

The Blue Flowers store, immaculate in its design and welcoming in its service, has hundreds of products along with a friendly staff to answer any and all of your questions.

Brown, a pharmacist in her day job, stated she recognizes the benefits of alternative medicine, and sees Cannabis Cup as an opportunity to dispel long-held beliefs while also connecting and educating our community.

Courtesy of Queen City Cannabis Cup

CBD and THC have the same chemical formula — 21 carbon atoms, 30 hydrogen atoms, and two oxygen atoms. The difference lies in the way the atoms are arranged. That gives CBD and THC different chemical properties, and they affect your body differently in return.

Both CBD and THC work with receptors that release neurotransmitters in your brain which can affect things like pain, sleep, mood, and memory.

According to a report from the World Health Organization, “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…. To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”

Yet, skeptics of CBD remain and that is where Cannabis Cup comes into play.

“This is about showcasing the hard work of local hemp producers and allowing customers, cynics and the curious to learn about the benefit to overall health and wellbeing hemp cannabis can bring,” says Brown.

The Queen City Cannabis Cup will feature a wide variety of vendors, food trucks, judged competitions and giveaways for attendees.

If you’re curiosity can’t wait until May 21, visit Blue Flowers at 4717 Sharon Rd near SouthPark Mall for a glimpse of what’s in store.

If you go to the Cannabis Cup:

When: May 21, 2022 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. EDT

Where: Armored Cow Brewing, 8821 JW Clay Blvd #1 Charlotte NC 28262

Costs: $25

Tickets: Available for purchase here.

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