FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [Portland, OR] –
We are very excited to officially announce The Smoking Jacket 🧥 2023.
Initially conceived as a one-off event, we received so much positive feedback & a desire for another rendition of it from people who attended last years – that we felt it only right, to bring it back to life in 2023.
It will now be a 3-day event, taking place on September 15, 16 & 17th in Portland, OR.
We also are incredibly blessed to have been welcomed by Archive @archiveoregon2.0 @archive.pdx & the homie @dammit__bobby_ into their new event space, as host of this years @thismokingjacket
There will be 30 competitor passes available for the competition, along with 25 public judges passes.
This event is open to the public; it is not an invitation only event. Everyone who wants to be there, is welcome – while tickets remain available, of course.
The first wave of tickets were offered to @thehashishinn community on patreon as a special thank you to them & the first 5 competitor spots have been filled, as well as returning champion @therealcannabis_chris
Tickets 🎟 to the remaining competitor & public judges will be released in waves 🌊
First wave of tickets on sale 7/10 via Eventbrite – link will be added to our IG bio.
Look forward to seeing & hanging with familiar faces, as well as meeting new, likeminded, passionate folks.
As with any @thehashishinn production, expect to be well fed, well hydrated, well caffeinated (if you choose) & well medicated.
The Smoking Jacket reveals first Expert Judge: Dammit Bobby!
We are very excited to announce our first Expert Judge this year & give a warm welcome to @dammit__bobby_
Chris is coming fresh off a diverse @mastersofrosin judging panel & has won a ton of awards with @archiveoregon2.0 over the last several years – including multiple awards at 2022 The Smoking Jacket 🧥 with their Oishii.
As a reminder, our Expert Judges will determine overall first, second & third place – using our in-house score card developed by @simp.lee.adam
Again, stoked to have you @dammit__bobby_ & we’re hoping you can answer this question for us:
“What are you most excited about, as an Expert Judge in this years @thismokingjacket ?”
“I’m most excited to meet and sample new strains from up and coming farmers and hash makers.”
The Smoking Jacket 2023 reveals first competitor: The Real Cannabis Chris
We welcome back reigning champ @therealcannabis_chris to this years @thismokingjacket
Last year he won 🥇 via the Expert Judges panel with his selection Guapa Pie #2, bred by @__harrrypalms___ @bloomseedco
Ever since, Chris has been on a tear – winning awards all over the place, including @thedabrite Invitational, the connoisseurs choice @theegoclashinvitational & @kingofzhill
We look forward to seeing what flavor he brings to the table this year.
Although @thismokingjacket is open to the public, one of the perks of winning 🥇- is you get first dibs on wether you want to defend your title.
If we understand correctly, after a number of years competing at a variety of events, this was your first win. Based on that, could you please answer this question for us:
“Do you feel that having gone through the experience of competing so often this year & excelling in many of them, has changed your perspective on competing?”
“I do! This journey into the realm of competing regularly has caused me to reflect on the emotions of the experience. I was getting really excited and stressing on the experience all at once. This caused me to want to understand what it’s all about and I realized that if I win that’s great and if I lose that’s okay too and that doesn’t make me less of a person. It became a reality to not get too high with a win or too low with a loss. Rather to enjoy and celebrate a win without any arrogance but just joy and happiness for the team and myself. With a loss to accept there are soooo many good players in the game and what can I learn from the experience that brings value instead of disappointment and suffering. Losing is much more likely of an outcome and learning to be a great loser is a superb skill to grow.
It’s ultimately tied to a more stoic mindset.”
Text provided by The Smoking Jacket