“Academy Awards” of Cannabis Back for Its 18th Year

“Academy Awards” of Cannabis Back for Its 18th Year


One of the industry’s most anticipated award shows, the Emerald Cup, is joining the Green Street Festival in Downtown Los Angeles May 13-14, 2022.

The 18th annual award show will be judged by some of the most respected names in the industry. Headlining the entertainment are Juicy J & Friends, Gary Vaynerchuck, and Harry Mack. 

“The road to the Cup ends at the Green Street Festival,” said Emerald Cup founder Tim Blake. Founded in 2003, the Emerald Cup is the longest running cannabis celebration in the world.

Attendees can purchase all varieties of cannabis products, brands can submit goods for judging, and everyone can enjoy live music and entertainment.

“Cannabis will always be the headliner,” said Rama Mayo, founder and creator of Green Street Festival. More than 7,000 attendees are expected in historic downtown Los Angeles.  

This year’s judges are cannabis experts, journalists, scientists, celebrities, and connoisseurs hand-selected by Emerald Cup leadership.

Notable personalities include Guy Rocourt, The Dank Duchess, Swami Chaitanya, Roger Volodarsky, and Ophelia Chong.

Becoming an Emerald Cup judge is one of the industry’s highest honors, as the recognition brands receive from the awards can propel a company from obscurity to global recognition.

After hours of scrutiny, judges will offer fans and followers an inside look at the judging experience through enlightening commentary on social media. 

More than 50 categories will be judged during the event, including flower, pre-rolls, solventless concentrate, hydrocarbon, cartridge, edible, alternative cannabinoid, tincture, and topical. 

“This triumphant return of our annual live awards show is our first entrance to Los Angeles and we could not have chosen better partners for this debut,” said Blake.

“Rama and his team at Green Street have created a powerful ecosystem and they’ve done a wonderful job in creating a platform of engagement for us to shine.”

The competition entry window is currently open and the deadline has been extended to Friday, February 11 at 4:00 pm PST. 

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