Critics to Review High Times Cannabis Cup Medical Marijuana Strain Entries, a leading tech and media agency in Colorado's Medical Marijuana industry, has been chosen alongside partner Herbal Synergy labs, to test and review strains submitted for the High Times Cannabis Cup in April. The two companies will also be testing and reviewing submitted strains for the annual 420 Rally in downtown Denver.

Denver, CO, April 03, 2012 --( The Critics at will be officially reviewing Medical Marijuana strains for the High Times Cannabis Cup, through a partnership with Herbal Synergy Labs. The two Colorado companies will also be testing and reviewing entries for the two-day “420” Rally during the same weekend, April 20-22.

Although the winners will be chosen by voting patients, test results and CannaCritiques will be used for reference; analysis will begin April 13th, and a Critic’s Choice will be awarded prior to the contests. The company’s editors will also deliver a keynote address during the Denver’s rally, in support of the state’s historical November ballot initiative to legalize and regulate cannabis like alcohol., which came on the scene as the Medical Marijuana industry exploded in late 2009, has grown from a small, family-owned directory into a tech consultancy complete with news and reviews. “As patients, we first became concerned by dispensaries struggling to make ends meet,” said senior editor, Rhett Thompson. “When we began finding mold and mildew in the product, we knew we had to start analyzing local cannabis.”

Since no certification system exists for Colorado’s medical marijuana, Cannapages teamed last year with Herbal Synergy, a patients group that analyzes not only cannabinoids, but the methods used to grow the plant and extract or activate its healing elements. “Ultimately, we want to achieve the cleanest, purest strains,” said Justin Warman, the lab’s leading biochemist. “We believe that in time, the dispensaries will come to realize the value of quantification, and then it will simply be another step in the whole process.”

The Cannapages directory has been printed in multiple publications, most recently in the newly reformatted Cronic Magazine of Colorado. The agency also drives the web technology of groups like MMIG, and the National Cannabis Industry Association.
Micah Johnson