Old favorites and new flavors win at the 2018 Emerald Cup
The Emerald Cup took place this past weekend in Northern California. The competition and expo is the biggest and best showcase of cannabis in California, if not across the world, and dozens of competitions bring their best products out to be tested across an industry-wide list of different categories. Leafly has all of the winners in each category, and the rundown provides a great who’s who of what’s happening in California’s cannabis industry.
Ridgeline Farms and Tar Hill took the top spots for flower strains, with Ridgeline’s Green Lantern picking up the prize for sun-grown and Tar Hill’s Pink Lemonade getting the prize for mixed light. Tar Hill, a gorgeous farm in Mendocino County, also grabbed third place in sun grown for its Cherimoya strain. In the edibles category, Utopia’s Raspberry Macarons picked up the prize, and they do sound tasty. In distillates, it was the Original Jack Herer as the winner, providing a nice nod to one of the most traditional strains out there. The Zkittlez strain is also getting around — a variant of the strain, made by different companies, won in the resin cart, rosin, and sauce categories as well. There were also a number of prizes for CBD variants this year, no surprise considering how popular CBD has been lately.
Sounds like a great time was had, and congratulations to all of the winners. We here at the Elegant Stoner haven’t even been to the event, unfortunately, but it sounds like a blast for sure. Maybe someday, we’ll make it out on site, or even get invited to judge the competition a bit! Until then, we’ll just make a list of these winners, and the next time we hit up a dispensary, we’ll be sure to be on the lookout for these winning brands.