The 19th Annual Emerald Cup Awards presented by OCB Rolling Papers lit up the Bay Area at the magnificent Craneway Pavilion on the waterfront in Richmond, California on Saturday, May 13th, 2023 to honor this year’s winners and tomorrow’s tastemakers.

The Emerald Cup Awards builds on our long tradition of raising the bar and giving breeders, farmers, and makers the recognition that they deserve. Ever since the Emerald Cup came down out of the mountains in the Emerald Triangle, our roots in the Bay Area have only grown stronger and deeper and this iconic event represented our appreciation for this region and the impact it has had on the culture overall. Thank you to all of our competitors, judges, sponsors, and attendees, you are the threads that weave the fabric of this amazing culture.

The 2022 Emerald Cup Harvest Ball will be remembered as one of the greatest of all time thanks to you!

Rooted in community and celebrating the diversity of our culture, the vibe was high, the Marketplace was lit, the Sessions were dope, and the music was a top shelf hybrid of homage to legends and a glimpse of the future.

The grassroots feedback has been overwhelmingly positive from connoisseurs who made the trip from around the world, as well as from our incredible array of sponsors and vendors, and particularly from our small farmers whose booths were bumpin’ all weekend long.

Between the woes of legalization and a global pandemic, the emerald cup had to blaze a new trail in recent years and, thanks to all of you, we returned to our roots and showed our community that the work is worth it and that hope is still alive.

2023 is going to be a game-changer for us as we take this tradition to the next level. Please continue to seek out and support your favorite Emerald Cup brands and artists and together we will rise even higher.