The Emerald Triangle Celebrates Outdoor Cultivation: The Emerald Cup| 0
Northern California’s “Emerald Triangle,” which includes the counties of Mendocino, Humboldt and Trinity, has long been established as the epicenter of the global cannabis movement. While the area is widely appreciated as the world’s largest producer of marijuana, it is particularly respected for its incredible outdoor cultivation. The Emerald Cup is the celebration of outdoor cultivation and everything that goes with it. What started as a quiet and friendly competition between neighbors and friends has grown into California’s largest and most storied cannabis event.
Each December, California’s most prolific cannabis growers and producers congregate in Northern California to show off their prized flowers, solventless concentrates, edibles, tinctures and CBD variants. The Emerald Cup allows cannabis enthusiasts from across the globe the chance to participate in what can best be described as a complete cultural experience. Last year’s Cup attracted 15,000 attendees who came together for a positive weekend packed full of eclectic music, definitive contests, engaging workshops, quality vendors and exquisite art.
The cornerstone of the Emerald Cup is of course the contest. In 2014, the judging panel made their way through 900 entries to declare Sweet Serenade, a hybrid bred and grown from a seed in Mendocino by Joe Peinado, number one in both the Breeder’s Cup and the Emerald Cup. This year, the most knowledgeable and respected judges from around the world expect to be presented with more entries than any cannabis competition in history. Each entry will undergo a full spectrum of tests (microbiological, pesticide, residual solvent, and cannabinoids/terpenes, as applicable) by SC Labs to ensure the Cup’s stringent standards on healthy sun-grown organics are upheld.
The Emerald Cup and Weedmaps have partnered again in one of the industry’s most enjoyable and significant cannabis gatherings. Last year’s event sold out before the end of the first day; this year is sure sell out even faster. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, California, on December 12th and 13th.