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Emerald Cup (www.theemeraldcup.com), globally recognized as the “Academy Awards of Cannabis” is proud to announce the entry window for the 18th annual Emerald Cup Competition & Awards. The iconic cannabis competition, celebrating excellence in the sungrown cannabis world and awarding the “best-in-class” in their community will begin their submission process starting on Monday, January 3, 2022 thru Friday January 28, 2022. Those looking to enter the competition or for more information, should visit https://enter.theemeraldcup.
The Emerald Cup Competition & Awards offers a transparent and trusted chance for California’s best cultivators, extractors, movers, shakers, and cool-product-makers to put their best head-to-head against the rest. The 18th annual cannabis competition is a constantly evolving entity. For this next edition, significant changes have been addressed based on advancements in testing and the competition is always fine-tuning their approach to the judging criteria.
All winners will be announced by the organization at a formal ceremony in Los Angeles in springtime with an accompanying virtual broadcast. The recognition from peers and consumers alike that comes along with an Emerald Cup achievement can be transformational for a brand as it highlights their commitment to the culture by crafting clean cannabis. The California cannabis market is stronger when united and the 2022 Emerald Cup Awards will bridge the gap between the NorCal and SoCal markets, providing more opportunities for farmers and brands and new options for consumers.
The Emerald Cup Competition & Awards would not be possible without the generous support of SC Labs (www.sclabs.com), the Emerald Cup’s 12-year testing partner, who last year debuted new terpene data technology into the judging process (more information available here). An innovation that allows for a greater understanding and appreciation for the diversity and range of cannabis chemistry and chemotypes. Through SC Labs’ sorting process, judges rate similar terpene profiles against each other to choose the “best-of-class’ winner for each, much like how wines are judged in similar events.
ABOUT THE EMERALD CUP:
Emerald Cup is the world’s premier cannabis heritage brand and iconic live events. While advancing the concept of sustainable, sun-grown farming, the 17-year old organization’s reputation is firmly solidified as the largest, most-respected cannabis competition in the world. As a group, The Emerald Cup prides itself in bringing together leading experts in the cannabis industry to educate and inspire our fellow farmers, patients, and patrons each year. The community celebration has grown to become a global movement honoring the year’s finest organic and sun-grown, cannabis harvest as well as the finest cannabis products available. The Cup has stood as a celebration of excellence and over the years, has seen founder Tim Blake recognized as a guardian of the ever-changing cannabis industry. www.theemeraldcup.com
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