Getting another look at a Wild Thai Landrace  here. This is Squid Pant’s entry in TCLEWSI.


For these reviews, I’ll be providing my own comments side by side with Squid Pants. We’ll show our respective rating for each entry, and how far it was from the contest average decided by all the judges.

Qualitative data for each entry is also shown summarized:

  • Combustion Rating – How well it burned on a 5 point scale
  • Potency Rating – How strong you thought it was on a 7 point scale
  • Longevity Rating – How long the effects lasted on a 7 point scale
  • Anxiety Rating – Amount of anxiety felt, 7 being the highest
  • Stimulation Rating – Sedative to stimulant on a 7 point scale

We’re reviewing Squid Pant’s entry here, THAI LANDRACE so you’re stuck with me for the narrative.

One lesson I’ve learned about cannabis contests where entrants are also judges: Don’t blind the cannabis and send it back to the person that grew it for judging. You may think, as I did at one time, that this will be favoured by the majority, and lead to a ‘fairer contest’, but neither will happen, I’d tell you from experience. So for this one, Squid Pant’s did it properly; nobody judged their own cannabis.



As per the above. Squid Pants served as a judge, entrant and at the packaging/blinding stage, so we originally omitted his scores from the totals, only bringing them in if we needed to break a tie. After we revised the criteria and the scores were set, I played with different variations of the dataset, bringing in Squid Pant’s entry and judging score to see if it changed the outcome of the contest. But it didn’t, so I didn’t see a reason to omit either section of data.

Contest Stats

Squid Pant’s Thai Landrace placed 4th, last in the tight pack that placed 2, 3 and 4.

Eleven judges responded with an anxiety rating for this offering, placing it in 2nd for the most anxious cultivar.

This offering yielded the most guesses from respondents (tied for 1st), guesses for this offering were pretty tight: Lemon Haze, Lemon Thai, Jean Guy, Neville’s Haze (mine), maybe even Tangerine Dream.

Qualitative Perception

For comparison to what I wrote during this contest, I thought it would be interesting to copy in what I wrote about Squid Pant’s Thai when I saw it back in February:

‘Taste is pine centred, with secondary notes of flat fruit and soured grass. Stemming outward from the central notes, the profile has multiple edges that touch into spiced wood and green herb that spans from cool cucumber to hot eucalyptus. With use, the woods give way to showcase the dimension in the green herbal tones, which is quite deep.’

I feel like they’re pretty close actually; pine centre, with herbs, of some temperature that is not normal. Still, I thought it was Neville’s Haze when I saw it blind, which I was sincere about. I knew that I’d see Squid’s Thai during the contest and when I tried this entry, it just wasn’t close enough to my memory of it. So I provided my next best guess, based on my experience. 

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