“The Emerald Cup is one gathering that all cannabis enthusiasts should plan to attend


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WHERE: Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa CA
WHEN: December 9th & 10th, 2017
TICKETS: ON SALE NOW http://bit.ly/EmeraldCupTix_fb

“The Emerald Cup is one gathering that all cannabis enthusiasts should plan to attend…It is obvious why cannabis enthusiasts return to The Emerald Cup year after year. It was an experience like no other…” – Vegas Cannabis Magazine

The Emerald Cup is Northern California’s premier destination for medicinal marijuana, while advancing the concept of sustainable, outdoor farming. Its reputation is firmly solidified as the largest, most respected, organic, outdoor, medicinal cannabis competition in the world. As a group, The Emerald Cup prides itself in bringing together experts and educators in the cannabis field to our fellow farmers, patients, and patrons each year. It is a community celebration that has grown to become a global movement honoring the year’s finest, organic, sun-grown, medicinal cannabis harvest.

Rolling Stone called it “the Academy Awards of the cannabis industry,” other accolades include; “epic marijuana festival in Wine Country” – SF Gate, Smell The Truth, “best weed fest in the West-or any other direction” – North Bay Bohemian, “refreshing…Home To Top-shelf…Everything” – Medical Jane.

From its small beginnings in Laytonville over a decade ago, The Emerald Cup has proven itself to be “The Definitive Cup for the Fall Harvest.” The Emerald Cup has transformed into not only a competition of the best-grown organic, outdoor cannabis, but just as importantly, into an international educational forum for the most up to date issues in cannabis culture.

2017 Contests

Thank you for your interest in entering the 14th Annual Emerald Cup competition. We have some exciting changes coming your way this year! We pride ourselves on being an organically sun grown based cannabis competition since we first started and are always so impressed by the top quality entries we receive across the state of California each year. California does truly have the best cannabis cultivators, hash makers, edibles, topicals, and tinctures craftsman in the world.

The Emerald Cup is excited to incorporate new and updated processes to ensure that 2017 is the most comprehensive contest, not only in the history of this event, but in the entire industry. Updated guidelines, entry methods, record keeping, judging processes, disqualification parameters and awards structure are just a few of the innovations made to this year’s competition. Please check back to our website as we will be updating all contest rules, regulations, and drop off information shortly.

2017 Vendors

With top quality merchants showcasing cutting-edge products and services, our vendors are consistently among the best in the industry. The Emerald Cup has become known as the preeminent destination and showplace for Northern California organic and sustainable products. Our 215-Area will allow patients access to more collectives, dispensaries and seed companies where they will be able to sample California’s finest medicinal cannabis while discussing the latest trends in genetics and breeding with top growers, past winners and future champions. The demo area will be packed with cutting edge extraction and harvesting equipment. Hall of Flowers will showcase all of the entries to the contest, the most recent science & technology based companies, organic nutrients & soils, clothing, and jewelry. Our extensive food court will have options prepared by the best restaurants and feature all organic menus; providing you with the fuel you need to make it thru to see all the world class vendors. The Emerald Cup has it all, and we welcome you to come share it with us.

2017 Sessions

Thank you for your interest in The 14th Annual Emerald Cup! Each year a considerable amount of time and thought goes into deciding which speakers and what panels or workshops The Emerald Cup Team will host. We strive to cover topics on sustainable cultivation methods, current political issues and regulatory affairs, as well as the most leading scientific cannabis research. We would love to learn more about what attendees and participants want to experience from this year’s speaker lineup.

Please take the time to let us know who you’d like to see speak or present, as well as topics or issues you’d like to see explored during the panels or workshops. You can access the speaker request form here.

Don’t put off filling it out! We will be closing the speaker request form at 5:00pm on Friday, September 29.

The Emerald Cup Team


2017 Sponsors

Thank you for your interest in sponsoring the 14th annual Emerald Cup. For more information, please contact the Sponsorship Director, Hazel at Sponsors@TheEmeraldCup.com.

California Cannabis Business Conference Sept 21-22

Tomorrow kicks off CCIA’s and NCIA’s first-ever California Cannabis Business Conference.

Although we are incredibly excited to come together in Anaheim, CA, we understand that some people may still have some reservations about attending. So we’re addressing some of the common reasons we hear to not attend.

The conference is too expensive.
It’s no surprise that California Cannabis Business Conference is a ticketed event, but what you might not know is how CCIA/NCIA go to great lengths to make the absolute most out of your hard-earned money. While other conferences operate purely to turn profit, your registration costs at a CCIA/NCIA conference directly benefit you and your business by allowing us to produce a quality event, to continue to advocate for federal cannabis reform, and to provide premium member services.

Additionally, the education and networking you receive at our conferences are a direct investment in the growth and success of your business in both the short and long term.

I don’t know if I have time for a two-day conference.
As a business owner, we understand two days is a long time to be away from work. A lot can happen in two days — you can miss a big sale, you can miss a big deadline, and you can miss a lot of emails.

However, some things are worth the sacrifice. California Cannabis Business Conference is an imperative two-day educational event that will provide you with updates on the new regulations and policies under MAUCRSA that will directly impact your business.

A lot can be missed in two days, but there is infinitely more to be gained at #CACannaBizCon.

Anaheim is too far. 
California is a huge state. Making the trip to Anaheim can be a bit challenging for some, but worth it! California Cannabis Business Conference will see more than 2,000 industry professionals and more than 70 speakers, thought leaders, and policy makers. If you are unable to attend, you will miss the opportunity to hear answers to your questions, as well as the opportunity to network with the most influential leaders and business owners in our community.

I’m an expert in my field; how much new content is really available? 
At CCIA and NCIA, we pride ourselves in providing our conference attendees with the most up-to-date information available. Whether you’re just beginning your career or the most senior level employee, California Cannabis Business Conference has something that every industry professional can learn and benefit from. By confirming key players in the industry to attend and speak at our events, we are able to bring you the most current information that you may not be able to find elsewhere.

You can make a lot of excuses for not wanting to attend California Cannabis Business Conference. And we’d like to answer all of your hesitations, but it would be so much easier to show you why CCIA and NCIA are the industry’s leading trade associations. 

Nevada Lounges

“The big issue is where to possess and consume cannabis products that are now legal to purchase…they can’t technically possess or consume them on the strip or in gaming properties or in their hotel room, for example,” said Andrew Jolley, CEO of The Source dispensaries and president of the Nevada Dispensary Association.

 In the state of Nevada cannabis consumers are not permitted to smoke in casinos, or their hotel rooms and smoking in public could lead to a hefty fine of $600.The current law allows people to possess pot, but severely limits where they could use it.. While  Las Vegas allows alcohol consumption in public, marijuana is forbidden where you would figure most tourists would consume it. Nevada state leaders are now trying to figure out how cannabis users could light up in public – without breaking the law.

You have surely heard or visited hookah lounges and cigar lounges and now Nevada wants to propose something else: 420 lounges.

Could this work for the state of Nevada?

The topic has been discussed before and with those hoping to push the matterand they have a good chance at making it happen. After an opinion was handed down by the state Legislative Counsel Bureau on September 10th, it was said that no state law stops local governments from having public consumption of marijuana in businesses, which means local leaders might be proceeding with caution. Adults have been able to possess no more than an ounce of marijuana legally since July 1 following the approval of a ballot initiative that was passed in the state in November. Nevada was the fourth state in the country to approve recreational marijuana and while Legalization is on the rise so are those trying to take the footsteps to make bigger changes. 

Vegas is definitely recognized on a national level for experimenting with cases like this especially being a hub and tourist trap. They are aware that with establishments possibly popping up in the state could lead to the feds coming in if the establishments used different rules or regulatory structures.The Clark County Commission now wants to wait for the City of Denver to approve its own pot lounge measure before it agrees on regulations and licensing for local Nevadans. “I don’t know if we need to be first or not, I don’t see any reason why we have to be the first, but we certainly have to be right,” Clark County commissioner James Gibson said at the meeting Tuesday night.

We will all have to see what awaits in store for the Beloved Nevada State, But stores are selling out the wild fire of pot consumption might just set social consuming lounges ablaze. Will these be the next big craze in the legalization of recreational cannabis? We think so! keep your eyes and ears open!