The Emerald Cup 2014 Competition Partners | CannCast – Bringing You An Up-Close Look At This Year’s Entries and SKUNK Magazine Proudly Sponsoring This Year's Grand Prize

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The Emerald Cup, celebrating 11 years as California’s preeminent, outdoor, organic, medicinal cannabis competition. December 13 &14 at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, California.

The Definitive Cup for the Fall Harvest

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The Emerald Cup 2014 Competition Partners | CannCast – Bringing You An Up-Close Look At This Year’s Entries | SKUNK Magazine – Proudly Sponsoring The Grand Prize Of An All-Inclusive Stay For Two At Their Resort, Pure Garden, In Negril, Jamaica

"Unlike New York-based High Times events or L.A.-based Hempcon, The Emerald Cup is presented by locals, for locals, and the state’s definitive county fair draws much of California’s original cannabis industry." – SFGate, Smell The Truth

“Not only is the spirit of the event responsible, it is vital that the lessons it has to offer are heard and understood by those outside it. Sustainability, earth-friendly practices, clean medicine and better business standards all take center stage during the event, one which is beginning to attract a global audience.” – SKUNK Magazine, John Vergados

The Emerald Cup will make its highly anticipated return to the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, CA on December 13th and 14th, 2014. For more than a decade, The Emerald Cup has become synonymous with setting the highest standards for sustainable, sun-grown, outdoor cannabis and is the largest, most respected, organic, outdoor, medicinal cannabis competition in the world, making it “The Definitive Cup for the Fall Harvest.”

This year’s entries will once again represent the best that Northern California and beyond has to offer and we are expecting more than 300 entrants, in 4 categories: flowers, edibles, solvent-less concentrates, and topicals. For the first time you will be able to view all of the entries in one place. Thanks to our friends at entries will have their picture, details, and lab results from SC Labs up online for all to see. You will be able peruse through every entry, keep track of what’s new, and even vote for your favorites. As an added bonus, all the providers who enter the 2014 Emerald Cup will be given a free CannCast profile.

Dispensaries will be able to connect with ultra-high grade flowers, concentrates, edibles and topicals. All of the best providers in the State will be available in one easy to access place. And for patients who want to connect, CannCast has a huge announcement coming on the day of the event so stay tuned.

“The Emerald Cup is about bringing providers, dispensaries, and patients together,” said Ryan Burke, CannCast Marketing Director, “and we are excited to offer a way for patients to view all of the entries into this year’s competition, even if they are too far away to be there. We are committed to strengthening the medical cannabis industry, and we hope that this year’s competition shows how promising our future has become.”

You can check out the 2014 Emerald Cup entries at

We are excited to announce that for the third year in a row SKUNK Magazine will present the Emerald Cup’s grand prize of an all-inclusive stay for two at their resort, Pure Garden, in Negril, Jamaica.

“SKUNK is a firm supporter of all that The Emerald Cup espouses as the world’s most respected cannabis competition, celebrating organic, sun-kissed flowers and better management practices for the land and its stewards,” said John Vergados, Editor-In-Chief SKUNK Magazine. “We will also be launching our new platform at this year’s event and are proud to introduce Emerald Cup fans to SKUNK 2.0, our long anticipated transition into the modern age,” continued Mr. Vergados. “In addition we will be premiering, in partnership with MJ 360, our first SKUNK TV documentary, featuring Tim Blake, founder of the Emerald Cup, and are looking forward to covering meaningful stories from around the globe with the launching of our own SKUNK TV and Video, coinciding with SKUNK’s new digital magazine and revamped web site.”

Confirmed Artists: Slightly Stoopid, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Stick Figure, Ozomatli, Tribal Seeds, Thrive, Hirie, Wheeland Brothers, Medz Hawk. For more info go to

Panelists and Speakers: More than two dozen panelists will be on hand leading ground-breaking seminars and discussions on: Advanced Organic Farming Methodology and Cutting Edge Practices, Families and Cannabis, The Future of Targeted Cannabinoid Therapy, Cannabis Legalization, NORML Women’s Alliance, and more.

Confirmed Speakers/Panelists: Jeffrey Lowenfels, Jorge Cervantes, Doug Fine, Martin A. Lee, Ed Rosenthal, Philippe Lucas, Jennie Stormes, Steve DeAngelo, plus many others. For more info, visit:

About The Emerald Cup: The Emerald Cup was founded by Tim Blake in 2003 to promote Northern California as the premier destination for medicinal marijuana, while advancing the concept of sustainable, outdoor farming.

“Northern California is a region with one of the oldest and most established medicinal marijuana growing communities,” said Tim Blake. “We have endeavored to keep our methods and our product pure and free from toxins. As a group, we have amassed an enormous amount of experience and expertise, which we enjoy sharing with fellow farmers each year at The Emerald Cup.”

The event is named for the area in Mendocino and Humboldt known as The Emerald Triangle, widely regarded for producing the world's finest cannabis. It is a community celebration honoring the year's finest, sun-grown, medicinal cannabis harvest. 2013 solidified The Emerald Cup’s reputation as the largest, most respected, organic, outdoor, medicinal cannabis competition in the world. From small beginnings in Laytonville over a decade ago, this event has now proven itself to be “The Definitive Cup for the Fall Harvest.”

Tickets Are On Sale Now: Single day tickets are $45.00, weekend tickets are $80.00.
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