Conversations In Cannabis: Tim & Taylor Blake, The Emerald Cup Awards – Part 1

We sat down with the father and daughter team about the move to Hollywood

The world-renowned Emerald Cup Awards ( announced earlier this month that they would pivot their highly anticipated 2022 Awards Ceremony will be moving to the historic Ricardo Montalbán Theatre ( from The Green Street Festival in Hollywood, California on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Now in its 18th year, the iconic cannabis awards show will be an invite-only, private event that will welcome all competitors, winners, judges, and the Cup’s closest community to celebrate the best of the best in cannabis.

We sat down with the father and daughter team behind the legendary Northern Californian cannabis event, The Emerald Cup, about their pivot to Southern California and what people can expect from the exclusive invite-only event in Hollywood on May 14th.

All this and more in this week’s Conversations in Cannabis!


00:50 – How did you end up finding the Ricardo Montalban Theater?

01:50 – What can you give us as a sneak peak to the Emerald Cup Awards?

03:05 – Can you talk a little bit about what you are seeing in the industry?

05:20 – Are you surprised by the proliferation of micro-dosing in cannabis?

07:30 – Do you think that the rise of terpenes and lesser cannabinoids is helping the rise of micro-dose products?

09:00 –Do you feel like we could be seeing more from regulators in bringing more craft cannabis farmers on board?  

10:50 – When you see celebrities who are older talking about cannabis, do you think that is helping change the stigma with the 55+ demographic?

12:45 – Did the 2018 Farm Bill creative the tipping point with conservative states where federal legalization is finally happening?

15:00 – Is this NorCal / SoCal spread the new annual for The Emerald Cup?

We would like to thank both Tim and Taylor for their time in being on today’s episode. You can find out more about The Emerald Cup by visiting them online at

As always, a special thanks also goes out to JP Bianchini for the licensed use of his track for our theme song. You can find out more about JP Bianchini by visiting his website at

Stay tuned to the next episode on Conversations in Cannabis!

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