CONTEST & AWARD WINNERS

Cultivating Authenticity with Rebel Grown

Cultivating Authenticity with Rebel Grown

By: Jack Riordan of Beard Bros. Pharms

“Hey man, I know I can grow great organic herb, and that’s great, but so can a lot of people,” admits Dan from Rebel Grown Seeds, “but what I do have is so much passion, and enthusiasm to make it that much more exciting for the consumer and they can believe in the pride and the effort that my community has put in way before I even got there. So companies like The Emerald Cup need to exist because they don’t just support themselves and their families, they support their communities and their neighborhoods and the other farms there and the ideals that have always been there.”

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Emerald Cup Spotlight: Sun Roots Farm

Emerald Cup Spotlight: Sun Roots Farm

By: Direct Cannabis Network

Sun Roots Farm is a small family run homestead in Mendocino County specializing in food and medicine. Established in 2015 by Forrest Gauder and Patricia Vargas our belief is that, when the land thrives, we all thrive. The farm serves as a place of learning and reconnection to our greatest teacher, the Earth…

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Nikki & Swami: A Cannabis Love Story

Nikki & Swami: A Cannabis Love Story

Seshin’ With Nikki & Swami: A Cannabis Love Story

By: Jack Riordan of Beard Bros. Pharms

In the era of the 24-hour news cycle and so much division here in the U.S. and around the world, it is too easy for many people to fall back on indifference in the absence of love. Those of us with a deep and honest relationship with cannabis are blessed, however, as this enchanted plant is rooted in love, as is the culture that has sprung up around it. The Emerald Cup is a celebration of both the plant and the people and at the heart of it all in Mendocino County you find Nikki and Swami, a couple of old school hippies turned…

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CULTURE FROM CHAOS:  KEVIN JODREY OF WONDERLAND NURSERY TALKS AUTHENTICITY & LEGACY

CULTURE FROM CHAOS: KEVIN JODREY OF WONDERLAND NURSERY TALKS AUTHENTICITY & LEGACY

By: Jack Riordan of Beard Bros. Pharms

Growing up in the late 1970’s and early 80’s exposed Kevin Jodrey to a rugged upbringing on the streets of Oakland Beach, Rhode Island. Days and nights full of fistfights and big money back-alley deals began at an early age for Jodrey who caught his first felony cannabis case in 1983 for cultivation and distribution when he was…

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Emerald Cup Award Spotlight: Ridgeline Farms

Emerald Cup Award Spotlight: Ridgeline Farms

By: Direct Cannabis Network

Ridgeline Farms focuses on quality over quantity, family values and environmental stewardship in their owner-operated Cannabis Farm. They care deeply about cannabis, growing it with natural and organic techniques that both produce the highest quality product and…

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Emerald Cup Award Spotlight: OM Edibles

Emerald Cup Award Spotlight: OM Edibles

By: Direct Cannabis Network

They are entirely passion driven and motivated by their love and connection to the cannabis plant. They believe that Cannabis is a superfood, something that you can use all parts of, and they also believe that when Cannabis is combined with…

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Emerald Cup Spotlight: Newell’s Botanicals

Emerald Cup Spotlight: Newell’s Botanicals

By: Direct Cannabis Network

Newell’s Botanicals is a small company of social entrepreneurs with a mission to regenerate ecosystems and detox your cosmetics cabinet. Newell’s Botanicals initial focus was on making natural and organic skin, body, and hair care products and distributing them at…

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Emerald Cup Spotlight: The Humboldt Cure

Emerald Cup Spotlight: The Humboldt Cure

By: Direct Cannabis Network

The Humboldt Cure started as a family grow tradition, spanning over four decades in the world’s most renown region of craft sun-grown cannabis. With this on-going family tradition, they have mastered the craft of cultivation and harvesting which is no surprise they have become…

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Flower Judging for The Emerald Cup

Flower Judging for The Emerald Cup

By Nikki Lastreto If Swami and I were to count up the number of entries into The Emerald Cup which we have sampled over the past twelve years as flower judges, it must be way over 3000. Chances are we’ll be adding at least another 420 to that number by the time the...

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