June 22nd and 23rd were two great days for California patients at the High Times Medical Cannabis Cup. The event provided two days of workshops, vendors, music, and of course high grade medicine. Bongs, vapes, joints, pipes, edibles, you name it; it was present at this year’s cup. There were also tons of vendors showing off their newest cannabis innovations and products from Oil Slick pads to “help you concentrate” to the dual grinder container Medtainers. Free dabs were bountiful at this event with the majority of the booths in the 215 areas giving them out like candy. As the sun began to set, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, and GZA, three members of the notorious Wu-Tang clan took the stage and provided an uplifting performance to a large crowd billowing smoke.
Practice safe dabbing
Bringing science to life at the SC Laboratories booth
Although accompanied by some weather, day two was just as enjoyable with building excitement as the day went on in anticipation of the announcement of the winners of the cup. The evening ended with the presentation of the awards for each category with some of our clients placing!
Congratulations to Santa Cruz Mountain Naturals and SJ Patients Group!
Winners of 1st Place in the Sativa Category and 2nd Place in the Edible Category.
1st Place in the Sativa Category 2nd Place in the Edibles Category
Santa Cruz Mountain Naturals "Cracker Jack" SJ Patients Group "Day Dreamers Medicinal Chocolates"
Being located in such a cannabis oriented community its no surprise the city of Santa Cruz has it's own cannabis cup, and a very successful one at that. This event has experienced quite a bit of growth in just this last year with over triple the attendees of the previous year. This didn't surprise me since the event was embraced with warm weather making for a perfect outdoor festival environment. The event consisted of educational exhibits, booths from local businesses, and Santa Cruz Cup collectives. The cup also had musical performances by Coastal Sage, Echo Street, Ancestree, and Omani.
SC Laboratories received over 90 entries for the cup, most of which were flowers. To see a full list of the competitors and winning entries check out the Santa Cruz Cup's Facebook page.
Located in the heart of California, the Santa Cruz region is extremely cannabis centric. Santa Cruz County is home to ideal weather conditions for marijuana cultivation and the cannabis hub for the western United States. Which is why once a year we hold the Santa Cruz Cup for Medicinal Cannabis to enjoy, discuss, and celebrate the best medicine on the west coast.
This years event will be held at a very spacious 500+ capacity venue. Featuring an outdoor festival with booths from local businesses, educational exhibits, Santa Cruz Cup collectives and an indoor Music Concert / Awards Ceremony
Secure Santa Cruz Location
November 16th, 2014:
2pm Doors open
2-9pm Music, Exhibits, Games, etc..
9:30pm Awards Ceremony
10pm Raffle Awards
Northern California is the epicenter of the cannabis world and it is also the home of the Emerald Cup, the world’s largest running outdoor cannabis competition. The 11th annual Emerald Cup will be held on December 14th and 15th at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, CA. SC Laboratories will be sponsoring this event as well as providing lab testing on all entries. In addition to awards for the best flowers there will also be awards presented for best edible, topical, solventless extract, and as well as a breeders cup.
The event features two days of incredible music, world renowned speakers, hands on workshops, and hundreds of vendors with something for every cannabis enthusiast. Check out the Emerald Cup's website for more information here: http://theemeraldcup.com/