Sonoma County Will Host The 2013 Emerald Cup This December
Sonoma County Will Host The 2013 Emerald Cup
Founded in 2003, The Emerald Cup is the longest running organic outdoor growing competition in the world. This year, the event will be held December 14 and 15 at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in California.
“The winner will receive a 2-week, all expense paid trip to a cannabis friendly resort in Jamaica.”
Since its inception, The Emerald Cup has seen a notable rise in popularity. Tim Blake, the cup’s producer, said the first event, which was held near Humboldt and Mendocino, only had 23 entries. Last year’s event attracted over 200 entries.
Even still, those involved with The Emerald Cup hope to continue it’s expansion and have moved it to a bigger, more accessible location. Furthermore, the winner of The 2013 Emerald Cup flower competition will receive a 2-week, all expenses paid trip to a cannabis friendly resort in Jamaica, courtesy of Skunk Magazine.
What Is The Emerald Cup?
As mentioned, The Emerald Cup is the oldest competition in the world dedicated to 100% organic growing. It traditionally served as a means for a tight-knit group of Northern California growers to exhibit the quality of their final harvest and celebrate the work they put in over the course of the outdoor growing season.
“The medicine is judged on color, smell, trichomes, crystals, taste, vibrancy, and finally how it changes the consciousness.” – Tim Blake
Nonetheless, The Emerald Cup has expanded its reach in recent years and is now accepting entries from throughout the Golden State. Further, the competition has widened its range; it now has a concentrate category, in addition to the traditional flower event.
According to Blake, “the medicine is judged on color, smell, trichomes, crystals, taste, vibrancy, and finally how it changes the consciousness.”
In addition to the competitions, there will be musical performances from Rebelution, J Boog, Big Brother & the Holding Co, Jefferson Starship, and more.
Further, there will be educational panels and workshops from a number of cannabis industry leaders. The long list of expected panelists include: Steve and Andrew DeAngelo, DJ Short, Fred Gardner, Martin Lee, Subcool, Mz. Jill, and Selecta Nikka T.
How Can I Enter The Emerald Cup?
As mentioned, The Emerald Cup consists of multiple competitions, and the entry requirements differ slightly for each one. They are listed below:
Flower Competition: Drop-offs accepted from November 1 until December 1.
- Flowers and source material must be grown primarily under the sun.
- Flowers and source material must be grown in 100% organic conditions.
- No mold, chemical fertilizers, or pesticides allowed.
- The required entry is 3 ounces.
Each entry in The 2013 Emerald Cup flower competition will be lab tested for Tetrahydrocannbinol (THC), THCA, Cannabidiol (CBD), CBDA and Cannabinol (CBN). Additionally, the top 20 will be full-spectrum tested for cannabinoids, residual chemicals, and mold.
In order to enter the flower competition, one must first fill out this entry form.
Concentrate Competition: Drop-offs accepted from November 1 until December 1
- Flowers used in concentrate must be grown primarily under the sun.
- Flowers used in concentrate must be grown in 100% organic conditions.
- Concentrates should be solvent free – super concentrates not accepted.
- No mold, chemical fertilizers, or pesticides allowed
- The required entry is 1/2 ounce.
As was the case with flower competition, each entry in The 2013 Emerald Cup concetrate competition will be lab tested for THC, THCA, CBD, CBDA, and CBN. However, only the top 10 finishers will be full-spectrum tested in this category.
Yet again, one must fill out this entry formprior to making an entry for the concentrate category.
Entries may be dropped off at each of the following locations:
- Area 101 – Laytonville, CA
- Grass – Garberville, CA
- Peace in Medicine – Sebastopal, CA
- Chai – Santa Cruz – CA
- Sparc SF – San Francisco, CA
- Harborside – Oakland, CA
It should be noted that everyone who enters will receive a two-day pass to attend The Emerald Cup.
The Medical Jane team will be at The Emerald Cup in December. We look forward to celebrating its 10th anniversary with some of the finest people in the industry!
Photos courtesy of: Foo Crew
The 2013 Emerald Cup Event Schedule Released
Saturday, December 14
Canna Culturation Stage:
11:15 am – 12:15 pm – Opening Ceremony and Entertainment
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm – Social Impacts of Prohibition (Panel)
1:45 pm – 3:15 pm – Medical Benefits of Cannabinoids (Panel)
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm – Political Landscape (Panel)
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm – Women in Cannabis (Panel)
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Words From the Visionaries (Panel)
Cannabis Skills Center:
11:00 am – 11:45 am – Making Cannabis Butter Demo OR Growers Q & A
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm – Cannabis Capsules Demo
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm – Make Your Own Cannabis Tinctures
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm – History of Hash Making
3:00 pm – 3:45 pm – Native Gardening
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm – Capturing CBD
6:00 pm – 6:45 pm – Cloning & Propogation
7:00 pm – 7:45 pm – Trimming & Curing
11:15 am – 12:00 pm – Opening Ceremony and Entertainment
12:15 pm – 1:30 pm – Global Impacts of Agriculture (Panel)
1:45 pm – 3:15 pm – Beyond NPK : How to Grow Your Own (Panel)
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm – Breeding (Panel)
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm – The Soil Food Web (Panel)
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Dabs (Panel)
9:00 pm – 10:15 pm – J Boog (Music)
11:00 pm – 12:15 am – Rebelution (Music)
Sunday, December 15
Canna Culturation Stage:
11:15 am – 12:15 pm – Hemp (Panel)
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm – Better Business Practices (Panel)
1:45 pm – 3:00 pm – Medicinal Use of Cannabis for Children (Panel)
Cannabis Skills Center:
11:00 am – 11:45 am – Compost Tea Making
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm – Cannabis in Ayurveda
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm – Transdermal Applications Using Cannabis
3:00 pm – 3:45 pm – Know Your Rights
11:15 am – 12:00 pm – Bud Curing (Panel)
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm – The Rev True Living Organics
1:15 pm – 2:30 pm – Trends in Breeding (Panel)
2:45 pm – 4:30 pm – Awards Ceremony
4:45 pm – 5:30 pm – Big Brother (Music)
5:45 pm – 6:45 pm – Canned Heat (Music)
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Jefferson Starship (Music)
The Emerald Cup is the world’s longest running outdoor organic growing competition. It is held every year in December after the Northern California outdoor harvest.Since its inception, The Emerald Cup has seen a notable rise …
Tim Blake is a cannabis activist and Owner of Area 101 – a dispensary in Northern California. He founded The Emerald Cup in 2003 and currently serves as the event’s promoter and president.