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Uruguay Marijuana Growers Compete in Cannabis Cup

Uruguay is home to the world’s first government-regulated national marketplace for pot, so it’s not surprising that growers have a competition for best marijuana.

At the Cannabis Cup over the weekend, a panel of regional experts judged entries for aroma, flavor, effects and strength before picking the winners of the best indoor and outdoor crops.

Silver cups were awarded to the winners, such as Guillermo Amandola, who won in the self-grown outdoor crop category, and Eduardo Bandera, for self-grown indoor pot.

In this July 17, 2016 photo, Juan Vaz, left, stands next to Guillermo Amandola, first place winner of the outdoors crops category in the fifth annual Cannabis Cup, a competition for best marijuana, in Montevideo, Uruguay.   AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico

All the competitors received a jar with samples from others in the tournament and were allowed to taste some of the finest...

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