It was the 18th annual Emerald Cup, a competition that has always sought to award the best cannabis in the state of California. The event brought together Northern California growers and Southern California culture. 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 more fun than the usual LA ostentatiousness.
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This Saturday’s Emerald Cup is the first award event that uses SC Labs recently announced Cannabis Classification System, which used chemical analysis to define 6 core terpene profiles that all cannabis strains fall into. Alec Dixon, who co-founded SC Labs over ten years ago, helps us to better understand the new system, which is meant not just for Emerald Cup judges but for anyone who wants to better understand what characteristics are appreciated when it comes to high-quality, craft weed.
The Emerald Cup is a longstanding cannabis competition that has taken place in Northern California for decades. The Emerald Cup seeks to award the very best cannabis in the Emerald Triangle region.