“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 legislature was meeting in special session,

California flagLast week I reported the California legislature was meeting in special session, and that one of the measures moving forward included a somewhat strict prohibition on cannabis branding and labeling. As legalization moves forward and states invent new regulatory frameworks, we seem to be doing a bit of a balancing act regarding health and safety, particularly with youths.

I agree we need to minimize youth exposure to recreational substances, but I was opposed to the recent effort by many in the California legislature to enact such a strict ban on cannabis advertising. The proposed bill suggested cannabis images should not be used on merchandise such as hats and t-shirts, which young people have been known to wear.

Today, I am pleased to say that the bill proposed by Senator Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica) has failed.

From the LA Times:

“Opponents of Allen’s bill, including the California Cannabis Manufacturers Assn., said such a law would be a financial burden, depriving them of legitimate profits.

“The groups argued that the advertisement of medicinal marijuana should not be restricted in the same way as adult-use marijuana. The group wrote that the bill ‘undercuts a legitimate revenue center for cannabis licensees,’ and that it impinges on free speech.

“…The Assembly Appropriations Committee, which evaluates bills that will cost a lot of money, put the measure on hold without explanation.”

In an era when free speech seems to be under attack, its nice to see some legal weight being thrown in its defense. It’s also quite interesting to see the tide turning with respect to these kinds of decisions.

Now if only we can get rid of all the unnecessary extra “child safety” packaging with the sasquatch-sized environmental footprint….

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