18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Shavo and Surreal Yields of 22Red and Stiiizy attend the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed

Billed as the “Academy Awards of Weed,” the Emerald Cup took place in the heart of Hollywood, bringing the event from the North to Southern California for the first time.

It was the 18th annual Emerald Cup, a competition that has always sought to award the best cannabis in the state of California.

For being a weed-plus-Hollywood event, the fashion was tame—there was a noticeable lack of flamboyance. The mixture among the crowd of causal and formal, high and low, fashion and function was, however, a refreshing change from the usual LA ostentatiousness.

The award show started around 8pm and went to midnight, and while the theater was mostly full, so too was the rest of the hall, and the rooftop party stayed busy the whole time. The Montalban Theater could barely contain the event.

Attendees stayed high and social throughout the evening and into the early hours.

18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Woody Harrelson accepts the “Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award” at the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Awardees at the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Awardee at the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Michael Katz, Mendocino Cannabis Alliance at the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Tim Blake at the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Awardee at the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Roger Volodarsky, CEO of Puffco at the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Alec Dixon, SC Labs (Right) at the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Judy Yee, founder of K-Zen at the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Dennis Hunter, Farmer and the Felon (Right) at the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Awardee at the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Awardees at the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Ngaio Bealum, Emerald Cup Awards Host at the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Award recipient at the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Award recipient at the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Johnny Casali, Huckleberry Hill Farms (Right) at the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Award recipients at the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Tina Gordon, Moon Made Farms at the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Award recipient at the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Taylor Blake, Emerald Cup, and Whitney Beatty, Josephine and Billie’s, present at the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Manndie Tingler, Cofounder of KHEMIA Manufacturing (Right) takes a photo with her partner on stage at the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Papa & Barkley CEO Guy Rocourt accepts an award at the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Shavo and Surreal Yields of 22Red and Stiiizy attend the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Jimi Devine, LA Weekly and Neil Dellacava, Herbl Distribution at the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Cofounder Supernova women Amber Senter (Right) and guest attend the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
El Rock, Finest Cannabis, Julie Chiarello Publisher and EIC of Skunk Magazine, Amber Senter, Co-Founder Supernova Women attend the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Brandon Dorsky (left) and friend attend the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Reese Benton, Posh Green Retail Store at the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Attendees of the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Attendees of the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Attendees of the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Attendees of the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Chris Anderson Redwood Roots and Jason Gellman Ridgeline Farms attend the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Papa & Barkley CEO Guy Rocourt and wife Anea Bogue attend the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Attendees of the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Attendees of the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Attendees of the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Attendees of the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Attendees of the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Attendees of the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Attendees of the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Attendees of the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Attendees of the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Attendees of the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Attendees of the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Attendees of the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Attendees of the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Attendees of the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Attendees of the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Attendees of the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Attendees of the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Attendees of the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, May 14, 2022
Attendee of the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards Show, Hollywood, May 14, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed