The 2023 Emerald Cup Awards will feature winners from the following categories:
(Entry form opens Nov 1st, 2022)

FLOWER:

Sungrown
Mixed Light
Indoor
Sungrown Greenhouse
3rd Party Certified – Sungrown
3rd Party Certified – Mixed Light
Personal Use Flower

PRE-ROLL:

Non-Infused
Solventless Infused
Solvent Infused
Hemp Wrap
Deluxe Joints

SOLVENTLESS CONCENTRATE:

Ice Water Hash
Rosin
Personal Use Solventless

SOLVENT CONCENTRATE:

Liquid (sauce, diamonds, etc)
Solid (batter, shatter, etc)

CARTRIDGE:

Solventless
Live Rosin
Distillate
CO2

EDIBLE:

Sweet
Savory
Gummy
Beverage
Beverage Enhancer
Health Conscious Edible

TOPICAL:

Cosmetic
Therapeutic
Personal Use

TINCTURE:

Tincture
Wellness – Capsules, Tabs

ALTERNATIVE CANNABINOIDS:

(including CBD CBG CBN, etc)
Edible
Health Conscious Edible
Beverage
Cartridge
Topical
Tincture
Hemp Topical
Hemp Flower
Hemp Consumable

MOST INNOVATIVE PRODUCT:

Industry Asset & Consumable

PHOTO COMPETITION:

Amateur
Professional

BEST DISPENSARY:

Northern CA
Central CA
Southern CA

WILLIE NELSON AWARD:

Lifetime achievement award in cannabis

Category Definitions:

Flower:

Sungrown – Full sun, full term outdoor cultivation of mature cannabis without the use of artificial lighting in the canopy area at any point in time and without the use of a protective structure; artificial lighting is permissible only to maintain immature plants

Mixed Light – Cannabis cultivation in a greenhouse, hoop-house, glasshouse or other similar structure using light deprivation and/or artificial lighting methods

Sungrown Greenhouse – Cannabis cultivation with or without use of manual tarps/deps and without automated or artificial lighting in a greenhouse, hoop-house, glasshouse or other similar structure.

Indoor – Cultivation of mature cannabis flower under artificial lighting and in a climate-controlled environment

3rd Party Certified – Sungrown – Mature cannabis flower from cultivations that have been certified for clean product and environmentally responsible practices by a third-party, independent organization

3rd Party Certified – Mixed Light – Light deprivation mature cannabis flower from cultivations that have been certified for clean product and environmentally responsible practices by a third-party, independent organization

Personal Use Flower – Sungrown – Outdoor cultivation of mature cannabis without the use of artificial lighting in the canopy area at any point in time; artificial lighting is permissible only to maintain immature plants. For personal use not commercial sale

Pre-Roll – Non Infused – Pre-rolled flower joints

Pre-Roll – Infused – Solventless Extract – Pre rolled flower joints infused with solventless extracted cannabis concentrate

Pre-Roll – Infused – Solvent Extract – Pre rolled flower joints infused with a solvent extracted cannabis concentrate

Deluxe Joints – Hash holes, experiential, large deluxe joints ex cannagars, etc


Solventless Concentrate:

Ice Water Hash – Cannabis concentrate made by ice/water extraction

Rosin – Hash that has been followed by a secondary heat and/or pressure process

Personal Use Ice Water Hash/Rosin – Cannabis concentrate made by ice/water extraction or followed by a secondary heat/pressure process. For personal use not commercial sale


Solvent Concentrate:

Hydrocarbon – Liquid (sauce, diamonds, etc) – Hydrocarbon extractions in liquid form, using a secondary process to assist in the separation and formation of thc-a crystals, which are then reintroduced into the terpene portion

Hydrocarbon – Solid (batter, shatter, etc)
– Traditional hydrocarbon extractions in solid form


Cartridge:

Solventless Rosin – Cartridges containing solventless cannabis concentrate

Distillate
– Cartridges containing solvent extracted cannabis that has been purified through distillation

Live Rosin – Cartridges containing solvent extracted cannabis from fresh, not dried and cured, flower

CO2 – Cartridges containing CO2 solvent extracted cannabis


Edible:

Edible – Savory – Any savory food item that is infused with cannabis

Edible – Sweet
– Any sweet food item that is infused with cannabis

Edible – Gummies – Any gummy food item that is infused with cannabis

Beverage
– Any drinkable food item that is infused with cannabis

Beverage Enhancer
– Any drinkable food item that is infused with cannabis and meant to be combined with/added to a beverage

Health Conscious Edible
– Health forward edibles made with a focus on organic and/or non-allergenic, non-inflammatory ingredients. No refined sugar or HFCS.


Topical:

Topical – Therapeutic – Cannabis infused products applied directly to the skin

Topical
– Cosmetic – Cannabis infused products applied directly to the skin

Personal Use Topical
– Cannabis infused products applied directly to the skin. For personal use, not commercial sale.


Tincture:

Tincture – Cannabis infused alcohol or oil based oral application


Alternative Cannabinoids:

(including CBD CBG CBN, etc)

Edible – Edible containing alternative cannabinoids

Health Conscious Edible – Health forward edibles containing alternative cannabinoids, made with a focus on organic and/or non-allergenic, non-inflammatory ingredients. No refined sugar or HFCS.

Beverage – Beverage containing alternative cannabinoids

Cartridge – Cartridge containing alternative cannabinoids

Topical – Topical containing alternative cannabinoids

Tincture –Tincture containing alternative cannabinoids

Hemp Topical – Topical items produced using hemp, not cannabis

Hemp Flower – Hemp Flower, not cannabis

Hemp Consumable – Edible items produced using hemp, not cannabis


Other Awards:

Most Innovative Product – Consumable – (Combustible, edible, etc) New, groundbreaking products being introduced to the cannabis market, consumption focused

Most Innovative Product – Industry Asset – (Tools, cultivation aids, etc) New, groundbreaking products being introduced to the cannabis market, production/operation focused

Eco Conscious Packaging Award – Packaging that is designed to have the smallest impact on the environment and leave the smallest carbon footprint. Eco-friendly, biodegradable (but preferably compostable), recyclable, reusable, non-toxic, made from recycled products, based in biomass or natural products or manufactured through low-impact means, are all eligible

Photo Contest – Professional – Best photo depicting cannabis or the cannabis lifestyle.

Photo Contest – Amateur – Best photo depicting cannabis or the cannabis lifestyle.