Go for gold

Florin Wellness Center reps Sacto, wins Cup

Vern Phillips is still buzzing.

It’s been just a couple days since the patient and Sacramento-based extractor won first place for “Best Non-Solvent Hash” at the second annual High Times Medical Cannabis Cup. He and his Florin Wellness Center collective family never thought they’d even place, let alone take the top spot.

“We entered at the last minute,” explained Phillips, whose winning Herojuana hash was a last-minute entry. The collective didn’t even enter any flowers to the now-annual event, but intend to next year.

“I’m still staring at [the cup] and pinching myself every now and then,” Phillips said, laughing.

Pick up some of the award-winning, sweet-flavored hash—which has been tested as high as 69 THC and, because it’s a hybrid, is good for patients who suffer from stress, anxiety and depression, and also pain and insomnia—at Florin Wellness Center, 7047 S. Land Park Drive; (916) 391-8200; www.florinwellnesscenter.net.