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Posted by The Emerald Cup on Saturday, December 22, 2018
Sonoma County. AC. In the midst of the commercial glamor displayed by the growing American cannabis industry, it is important to keep the true roots of the movement in mind.
Before the millions of dollars in the legal industry, are the California growers developed the art of growing cannabis to be one of the products with the highest commercial value at present.
For many, California has the best cannabis in the world and what happens in these farms is replicated in the remotest corners of the world and this is not a hyperbole. This is the spirit of the Emerald Cup.
In Santa Rosa, California, the fifteenth occasion of the famous Emerald Cup, aka – known as – the Cannabis Academy Awards is no longer the small gathering of growers looking to make a living, now is the new face of the legal era which attracts celebrities such as Willie Nelson and Kevin Smith.
The majority of cannabis events do not allow consuming and products are rarely sold. The Emerald Cup intelligently integrated sales, information booths, music and talks that attendees could visit in different parts of the venue.
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This year’s event had the distinction of being held for the first time in the context of the legalization of the adult market in California. Many companies received this year the approval of legal sales, while others have had to close their doors due to the harsh regulatory laws imposed by the state.
“Compared to the previous year, I would say that 80% of brands are not here. It’s a big difference, “explains Kevin, who is now one of the owners of the Revive Pure Life a medical chocolate brand in Nevada City, this time he visits as another assistant.
“My brand started like this, we started coming to the Cup. The next year, I made my first Ital Extracts brand and business cards.”
But legality carries a new face. During the two days of the event, the Emerald Cup hosted more than 27,000 people and 250 vendors. The difference: everything is legal and the police do not seem to bother. The war against cannabis in California ended and now the industry exposes its great potential.
“This is one of the most important achievements of this year. We agreed with the local authorities was one of the most difficult challenges, “says Tim Blake, one of the organizers of the cup.
“There was a more relaxed atmosphere. No one was tense in case the police arrived. The stress was much less this year, “says Jacob Carlson, another owner of Revive Pure Life interviewed by MCN.
Next, we present the winners of the Emerald Cup 2018:
Ridgeline Farms – Green Lantern
Rebel Grown– Double OG Chem #15
Tar Hill – Cherimoya
Licensed Mixed Light
Tar Hill – Pink Lemonade
Josh D. – OG Kush Story
DEVI – Peanut Butter Breath
JD Lee – Chili Verde
Paula Hudgins – Wedding Cake
Cory Rodgers – Cherry Punch 15
Utopia – Raspberry Macarons
SolDaze – Tropical Mango Bites
Budlette Confections – Mellows Black Sesame
Alchemy Jane – Create THC Tincture
OM Edibles – Nighttime Elixer
Humboldt Apothecary – Love Potion No. 7
Newell’s Botanicals – Deep Skin Penetrating Roll-on
OM – Lavender Bath Salts
CAD – Mimosa
Herer Group – The Original Jack Herer
Gold Drop/Lemon Tree/Blue River – Lemon Tree
Gold Drop/Bon Vivant/Blue River – Blueberry Muffin
Peak – Huckleberry Zkittlez Amber
WildSeed – Candyland
Big Sur Extracts – Cloud Drop
The Humboldt Cure – The Humboldt Cure Blend Diamonds
WildSeed, LLC – White Recluse Diamonds
NUG – White Buffalo OG Live Resin Diamonds
Live Resin Carts
Fieldz Extracts – Zkittlez Sauce Pen
Friendly Farms – Forbidden Fruit
Fiddler’s Green – Rogue OG Kush
GDP Genetics – Super Glue
Fieldz – Zkittles Premium Rosin
Field Extracts – Papaya Premium Rosin
Humboldt Terp Council – Zkittlez Cake
Raw Garden – Zookies
Summit Boys – Sundae Driver
Suprize Suprize – Cherry Tangerine
Suprize Suprize – Royal Kush BX1 “Badder”
Suprize Suprize – Holy Nana Crack Batter
Frosty – Papaya 120u
Tar Hill and Frosty – Tar Hill Pink Lemonade
Papa’s Select, in collaboration with Select Solventless grown by Emerald Queen Farms – GMO 1st Pull 120u Water Hash
Gold Drop – Lemon Penny
Somatik – Goji Berry
OM Edibles – CBD Gummi Melange
Space Gems – VITA Gems
Humboldt Apothecary – Relax
Fiddler’s Green – ACDC Rogue Tincture
Humboldt Harvest – 13:1 CBD Terpene Rich
Om Edibles – Rose Geranium Bath Salt
Molecular Farms – Blueberry Banana Bread
Molecular Farms – Dr. Fizz
Molecular Farms – Garlic Jam
Sublime – Sleep
Sublime – High-C
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