The Emerald Cup has evolved into the epicenter of loud and proud cannabis acolytes and the foundation of cannabis culture today. We are incredibly proud to offer some of the top Emerald Cup winners in nearly every category of the 2022 Emerald Cup at March and Ash. Written by Lucas Indrikovs.
The Emerald Cup is a magical event. Every year, the California cannabis community gathers to celebrate and honor that year’s finest cannabis harvests. Growers, cultivators, enthusiasts, and advocates alike partake in consuming some of the best cannabis flowers, concentrates, edibles, tinctures, and topicals you can find in the world and collectively decide the best in each category.
Thanks to cannabis legalization, the Emerald Cup has evolved into the epicenter of loud and proud cannabis acolytes and the foundation of cannabis culture today. No longer are farmers trying to conceal their identities from the general public or being forced to show off their award-deserving nugs, concentrates, edibles, or tinctures behind closed doors. So many growers, producers, and brands entered the Emerald Cup 2022 for a chance at glory, but there can only be so many winners.
We are incredibly proud to offer some of the top Emerald Cup winners in nearly every category of the 2022 Emerald Cup at March and Ash. With this blog, we want to celebrate their hard work, passion, love, and determination in producing premium cannabis products that deserve to be showered with all the medals.
Farmer and the Felon - One of the most popular brands of outdoor cannabis flowers, Farmer and the Felon brought the heat at this year’s Emerald Cup, winning multiple awards in the sun-grown flower category as well as Best in Show for flower overall! The 1st place trophy and Best in Show award was handed to Farmer and the Felon for their Lemon Sponge Cake cultivar, a sweet and citrusy cross of Lemon Kush Mint X Georgia Pie.
FatF also walked away with a 3rd place prize for their peach-forward Georgia Pie (Gellati x Kush Mintz) and a 4th place nod to their Double OG Chem (OG Chemdawg X Double OG Sour) flowers that taste like roses dipped in diesel fuel. 92 OG and Sticky Buns also won 8th and 11th place awards, respectively. Outdoor cannabis is officially something to be reckoned with!
Fig Farms - Breeders and cultivators of some of California's most sought-after cannabis cultivars, Fig Farms strolled away from the 2022 Emerald Cup with a couple of exciting accolades under their belts. Their Animal Face (Face Off OG X Animal Mints) went home with the 2022 Breeder’s Cup gold in this year’s indoor cannabis category thanks to its complex tropical/chemical terpene profile and stress-melting effects. Fig Farms also received a well-deserved 3rd place recognition for their Blue Face cultivar, another cross of Face Off OG X Animal Mints (but this time, its blue phenotype). Blue Face is perfect for anyone in need of a deep, heady stone. Their creeper Holy Moly! snagged 5th place, and 6ixth Sense took 11th place.
NUG - NUG brought some exceptional results of their state-of-the-art cultivation techniques to the 2022 Emerald Cup. NUG claimed 4th place in the indoor flower category thanks to their chocolate-dipped, minty Chocolatina buds. The ideal strain for that “end-of-a-hard-day’s-work” joint or snap bowl, Chocolatina (Tina X Mint Chocolate Chip) impressed judges with its giddy, euphoric effects and the terpene profile of an Andes mint marinated in gasoline.
Kalya Extracts - Purveyors of some of the most delectable “grab you by the shirt and smack you in the brain” Rosins and Ice Water Hash, Kalya Extracts left this year’s Cup beaming with pride yet again. Their Lemon Limez Rosin in collaboration with LUMA landed in 3rd, thanks to their sour citrus powerhouse flavors, and their Double Rainbow (a collab with Dancing Dog Ranch) placed 5th overall in the Ice Water Hash category. A slow build with a chill finish, Double Rainbow (Rainbow Cookies X Purple Hulk) will knock you down with a slow-creeping brain haze that subdues even the most frenetic thoughts.
Coldfire Extracts - Based out of LA and founded just two years ago, relative newcomers Coldfire Extracts are a brand to watch for California dabbers looking for brain-expanding cannabis concentrates. Coldfire, in collaboration with Turtle Pie Co., impressed the judges in the Live Resin Cart category with their sweet and sour Prickly Pear (Bag Seed X Gelato) Juice cartridge. By utilizing their unique extraction methods and high-grade cannabis cultivars, Coldfire has created many highly desirable and sought-after cannabis oils and cartridges for adults of age to enjoy.
Papa’s Select - No strangers to the Emerald Cup, Papa’s Select has received accolades for their incredible cannabis extracts that span the spectrum of concentrates from Live Rosin Badders to Ice Water Hash. Papa’s Select’s Amarelo #9 won 3rd place in the ice water hash competition. While the cultivar has a mysterious background with little information available online, it must have been spectacular to rank so highly amongst a group of other heavyweights. No matter which extract you choose from Papa’s Select, you’ll be happy you did so.
Care By Design - Harnessing the full potential of the cannabis plant to create exceptional full-spectrum cannabis tinctures ideal for rest, relaxation, and recovery, Care By Design swept its categories at the 2022 Emerald Cup. They received 1st place for their 1:1 CBD : THC joint muscle cream that rejuvenates the skin while providing soothing effects to sensitive skin. Care By Design decided one win wasn’t enough and toppled the competition by winning gold in the tincture contest with their balanced 1:1 MAX peppermint tincture. With a 1:1 ratio of CBD to THC, Care By Design’s MAX tincture offers a balanced dosage of plant medicine with the highest concentration of cannabinoids per drop of any tincture on the market.
Proof - For anyone with a nightly face skincare routine and a focus on longevity, you know how hard it can be to find a product that won’t disrupt the balance and condition of your sensitive facial skin. Proof claimed the gold medal in this year’s Emerald Cup with their soothing Face Serum. Perfect for moisturizing and healing skin of all types, Proof’s Face Serum is chock full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components that won’t clog your pores. Proof has an arsenal of health and wellness products that are sure to find their place in your daily wellness checks, like tinctures, capsules, and full-spectrum oils.
Lagunitas Hi-Fi Sessions - Lagunitas has been crafting hop-forward, award-winning beers for almost 30 years, so why wouldn’t they decide to craft award-winning cannabis drinkables that are as effervescent as they are genius? Powered by AbsoluteXtracts’ 10mg THC, Lagunitas Hi-Fi Sessions wowed the judges. They took home top prize for their Hoppy Chill cannabis beverage, thanks to the refreshing tropical citrus flavors and bubbly dose of THC. Grab this award-winning cannabis drink and all Lagunitas’ variations for a chill cookout with friends.
Kalya Extracts - Known for their award-winning cannabis concentrates (like this year’s Lemon Limez and Double Rainbow), Kalya also offers some of the most flavorful and impressive cannabis gummies on the market. Their delicious, fruity, and exotic Papaya Rosin gummies, a collab with Elephante, scored 1st prize in the gummies roster. A 70/30 myrcene-dominant hybrid, these gummies may lock you in a state of nirvana while listening to Nirvana and swearing that you can taste the music.
Cosmic Edibles - Yet another gold-standard cannabis brand we carry in our shops, Cosmic Edibles, in collaboration with Kalya (there’s that name again), was proclaimed the best sweet edible in the 2022 Emerald Cup with their plant-based Chocolate Chip Sprinkles Cookie Dough. Utilizing Kalya’s mouthwatering Oreoz Rosin, Cosmic Edibles took the judges to flavortown via the cannabis express. With so many 100mg cookie doughs and cannabis cookies to offer, Cosmic Edibles just became your new plant-based munchie.
Click here for a list of all the winners at the 2022 Emerald Cup!
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