Hawaiian Haze takes 3rd in High Times Hemp Cup

We were beyond stoked to find out that our Hawaiian Haze won third place in the High Times Hemp Cup this year. We talked to one of our master growers, Koa Simon,  about the Hawaiian Haze and why he enjoys it so much. 

Hawaiian Haze growing at the Rogue Origin farm - close up

“I like the challenge of the Hawaiian Haze, it’s not the easiest to grow, ” says Koa, “it leans to the sativa side, it’s a good daytime chiller. It flowers longer and likes different nutrients than some of our other cultivated varieties. But it is tasty and unique--lighter to the touch and more airy, in a good way. Uplifting,” he says with a smile and looks to the clouds.

The farmer behind Rogue Origin's Hawaiian Haze

The extra tender loving care paid off this year for the Hawaiian Haze. The High Times Hemp Cup was judged by consumers, who had an assortment of flower, prerolls, vape pens, concentrates, topicals, edibles and more shipped to their homes for them to enjoy and rate their faves. We were thrilled to place in the top three.

Try out our uplifting & chill Hawaiian Haze while you can, it’s going fast ;)

Hawaiian Haze | Best Smokable CBD by Rogue Origin

Koa Simon

Koa Simon is a 25-year-old from the Big Island of Hawaii. He grew up on a small organic farm where he learned to love and appreciate nature. He moved to Oregon to pursue his passion for working with plants. Koa is the one who starts all of our seeds and cares for our plants in the greenhouse. You could call him our Nursery Manager. He's been with Rogue Origin for 8 years and in that time he's become a jack-of-all-trades on our farm, capable of jumping from each job in the field and also helping to manage the office. Koa spends most of his free time outdoors exploring trails around Oregon's beautiful landscape.