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The Emerald Cup is thrilled to announce the programming for the 16th annual competitors and festival to be held on December 14 &amp 15, 2019. Lengthy identified as the biggest, most-respected organic outside cannabis competitors in the planet, The Emerald Cup has created the premiere location for agricultural authorities, sector innovators, wellness and wellness advocates, cultural enthusiasts and the canna-curious to celebrate and expand their horizons.

In addition to the competitors and extremely coveted awards, the gathering options the year’s finest sun-grown cannabis harvest, panels, and talks covering a variety of existing subjects, several stages of genre-spanning music, experiential and installation art, and a premier organic epicurean encounter. 

Make certain to verify out the complete recap of the 2018 Emerald Cup, coming to you from Specialist Joints and CLN, for a sneak peek at what you can count on this year!

Named for the Emerald Triangle developing area of Northern California’s Mendocino, Humboldt and Trinity counties, The Emerald Cup will be held at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, CA and tickets are on sale now for 21+ patrons at

The Emerald Cup weekend will be preceded on Friday, December 13 by the invitation-only Emerald Cup Mixer, an sector occasion open to California licensed cannabis brands.

The Emerald Cup is a location for each cannabis authorities the “canna-curious” to discover. “We appear forward to welcoming absolutely everyone to what promises to be the finest Emerald Cup to-date,” notes founder Tim Blake.

“It is genuinely a stunning moment in the history of cannabis culture. Just after enduring the challenges of legalization in California more than the final two years, and 3 years of enduring devastating fires, rain and energy outages, the sector has begun to stabilize and this year’s occasion is an chance for our neighborhood to celebrate this year’s difficult operate collectively.” 

A couple of of the corporations that Emerald Cup has partnered with for the 2019 installment contain sponsors Flow Kana, Cookies, The Botanist, Elyon, Connected Cannabis, Alien Labs and SC Labs. Find out a lot more about the multi-faceted Emerald Cup under and go to for more facts and tickets. 

The Emerald Cup Competitors

Open to individual use sun-grown flower cultivators and any presently licensed California cannabis company, The Emerald Cup’s contest options categories like Licensed and Individual Use Cultivators, CBD, Infused Items (Edible, Beverage, Topical &amp Tincture), Most Revolutionary Item and considerably a lot more.

“We’re honored to host the biggest and most respected cannabis contest in the planet,” adds Blake. “Having expanded from just a flower contest to more than twenty-seven unique competitions in sixteen years has been a outstanding ride. We’re very excited to be capable to carry on the essence of the contest, which is the tradition of the competitors among the individual use of farmers. This year we’re also extending it to contain solventless concentrate makers.”

For a lot more data on the contest and to enter, go to 

The Regenerative Cannabis Farm Award will also be presented and recognizing farms for their outstanding ecological and neighborhood operate. It is created to be a catalyst for good competitors filled with data sharing, land stewardship, ethical marketing and advertising, watershed consciousness and adore of nature, living soil and biodiversity. 

The Emerald Cup has also named entertainer and entrepreneur Tommy Chong the recipient of the Emerald Cup’s Willie Nelson Award – the annual lifetime achievement award celebrating these persons who have spearheaded the cannabis movement by way of the advocacy of its positive aspects and accessibility. 

Emerald Talks &amp Sessions

Emerald Talks (panels and keynotes) will function more than 80 of the largest and crucial names in cannabis advocacy, company and culture and will cover a variety of compelling subjects like Federal Cannabis Legalization Sex, Wellness &amp CBD Criminal Justice Reform Regenerative Agriculture Vaping Details &amp Fiction Entrepreneurship Cannabis in Meals &amp Wine and a lot more. A couple of of the speakers that will be at the Emerald Cup contain former NBA player, cannabis advocate and entrepreneur Matt Barnes Drug Policy Alliance Ethan Nadelmann Entrepreneur and activist Wanda James, who was the initial black lady to open a dispensary in Colorado organic soap giant Dr. Bronner’s CEO (Cosmic Engagement Officer) and leader in establishing the Regenerative Organic Certified common, David Bronner Regen Talks with Dragonfly Earth Medicine, author Jeff Lowenfels, Deepak Kumar Chaudhary (Indian Landrace Exchange) and Matthew Trumm (Tree Major Permaculture) and Santa Rosa Mayor Tom Schwedhelm.

“I’m often blown away by the brilliance of our speakers and the selection of subjects we present at the Emerald Cup,” notes Blake. “In addition to such higher caliber cannabis neighborhood members presenting at the Cup. We will join by sector authorities in farming, science, legal and manufacturing, as properly as absolutely everyone from the leaders in the psychedelic movement to the mayor of Santa Rosa.” 


The weekend will also see several stages of reside music, like performances from DJ Snoopadelic (the alter ego of legendary Doggfather and Merry Jane founder Snoop Dogg), Santigold, Steel Pulse, The Polish Ambassador, The Expendables, The Movement, Con Brio and Chali 2na. Who will be each performing and building a “puff &amp paint” mural Programming for the Redwood Stage will be curated by the producers of the Northern Nights Festival and will be announced quickly.

Marketplace &amp Extra Expertise in Emerald Cup

Bringing collectively a wide collection of vendors and exhibitors and featuring more than 300 brands, the Marketplace is 1 of the biggest draws to the Emerald Cup. The weekend will also function all organic meals locally grown create from organic tiny farms, show of all the Contest Flower, MAPS psychedelic art and muralists, and a version of Blake’s mystical Mendocino County occasion space Region 101 will be featured as a throw-back to the place of the quite initial Emerald Cup 16 years ago.



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