These 18 Annual Emerald Cup Award Winners Will Shape Tastes For Years To Come

The “Academy Awards of Cannabis” shined in Hollywood this past Saturday

Since 2004, the Emerald Cup ( has celebrated the cannabis harvest with a friendly gathering and competition rooted in the mysterious mountains and cannabis culture of the Emerald Triangle in Northern California. This year, however, the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards ceremony was proudly held live for the first time in Southern California on Saturday, May 14th at the iconic Ricardo Montalbán Theatre, bringing cannabis aficionados from across the state to the heart of Hollywood for the celebration. This exclusive red carpet event, presented by Boveda and PurePressure by Agrify, was soon dubbed the “Academy Awards of Cannabis” and successfully elevated everyone’s ideas of what a celebratory cannabis experience can be. 

Live on stage in Hollywood, Emerald Cup Founder Tim and his daughter, Taylor Blake, along with notable guest presenters, honored winners from each category, presenting them with unique trophies hand-blown by glass artist Ryan Fitt in collaboration with Puffco. Over the course of several weeks, official Emerald Cup judges sampled over 700 top-shelf entries spanning over 50 distinctive categories, narrowing them down to just 182 winners who were presented with their awards live on stage in front of their respected peers and broadcast live worldwide by official Emerald Cup media partner

The Emerald Cup Awards are known for boosting brands and shaping the tastes of an entire industry with the distinction of “best in class” in each respective category being a highly coveted prize. The recognition from peers and consumers alike that comes along with an Emerald Cup achievement can be transformational for a brand as it highlights its commitment to the culture by crafting clean high-quality cannabis. The California cannabis market is stronger when united and the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards bridged the gap between the NorCal and SoCal markets, providing more opportunities for farmers and brands, as well as new options for consumers. 

Long-time cannabis activist and actor Woody Harrelson was honored live on stage at the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards as the 2022 “Willie Nelson” (Lifetime Achievement) Award recipient. In recognition of decades of fearless advocacy on behalf of cannabis culture, veganism, and a healthy questioning of the status quo, Harrelson will be joining a deeply respected association of past winners including Winona LaDuke, Tommy Chong, Valerie Corral, and Willie Nelson himself. 

With musical performances by Andreas One, Jasmine Solana, and Lafa, the event was an intimate setting that welcomed experts, journalists, scientists, activists, celebrities, and cannabis aficionados to witness history in the making. Here are the results:

The Emerald Cup Announces the Winners for 2022 in Each Category:

(download the full list in a word document HERE)

Sungrown Flower Category Winners:

1st Place Farmer and the Felon – Lemon Sponge Cake

2nd Place Rebel Grown – Double OG Chem

3rd Place Farmer and the Felon x Cookie Fam Genetics – Georgia Pie

4th Place Farmer and the Felon – Double OG Chem

5th Place Full Moon Farms – Black Water OG

6th Place Canna Country Farms – #26

7th Place Rebel Grown – Natty Bumpoo

8th Place Farmer and the Felon – 92 OG

9th Place Huckleberry Hill Farms – Mom’s Weed

10th Place Esensia – Lime Juice

Sungrown – BREEDER’S CUP Category Winner

1st Place Rebel Grown – Double OG Chem

Mixed Light Flower Category Winners

1st Place LitHouse – Modified Grapes

2nd Place LitHouse – Jealousy

3rd Place LitHouse – Lemon Lava

4th Place Safier Family Farms x Peak Humboldt x Mattole Uplift Cooperative – Angel Food    Cake

5th Place Healing Herb Farms – Lemon Head OG x Zkittlez

6th Place Monterey Kush Co – Matchalato

7th Place LitHouse – Paragon

8th Place Bono-Ape – Ice Cream Cake

9th Place Monterey Kush Co – Citra-Lato

10th Place Booney Acres – Strawberry Jelly Flower

Mixed Light – BREEDER’S CUP Category Winner

1st Place Healing Herb Farms – Lemon Head OG x Zkittlez

Indoor Flower Category Winners

1st Place Fig Farms – Animal Face

2nd Place Panacea – Pablo’s Revenge

3rd Place Fig Farms – Blue Face

4th Place NUG – Chocolatina

5th Place Fig Farms – Holy Moly!

6th Place Sovereign – Lemon Vuitton

7th Place STIIIZY – Blue Burst

8th Place Cure Company – Marathon OG

9th Place Source Cannabis – Quest

10th Place Atrium Cultivation – Juice Z

Indoor Flower BREEDER’S CUP Category Winner

1st Place Fig Farms – Holy Moly!

Sungrown Greenhouse Flower

1st Place Local Cannabis Co – Sherbhead

2nd Place Glass House Farms – Glass House Farms Waiting Game

3rd Place Local Cannabis Co – Ice Cream Cake

4th Place Local Cannabis Co – Orange 43

5th Place Harborside Farms – The Mac

6th Place Harborside Farms x Bloom Farms – SFV OG

7th Place Humboldt Redwood Healing x The Humboldt Brand – Sour G

8th Place Country Club Cannabis – EVB Rainbow Frootz

9th Place Ridgeline Farms – Ridgeline Runtz

10th Place Harborside Farms – Motorhead

Personal Use Flower 

1st Place Parker PZ Moselle – Ohrangatang Titties

2nd Place Colin Teurfs x Dan Pomerantz – Double OG Chem 4

3rd Place Matt Jones – Cheese

4th Place Brandy Schneider – AM Lime

5th Place Mary Polson – Pink Champagne

3rd Party Certified Sungrown Flower

1st Place Emerald Spirit Botanicals – Farm Cut – Pink Boost Goddess

3rd Party Certified Mixed Light Flower Category Winners

1st Place Old Briceland Cannabis Company – Epiphany

2nd Place Old Briceland Cannabis Company – Area 41

3rd Place Old Briceland Cannabis Company – White Gummies #1

Best in Show Category Winner

1st Place Farmer and the Felon – Lemon Sponge Cake


Pre-Roll – Infused Solventless Extract Category Winners

1st Place Sovereign – Geode Joint – Modified Lemons

2nd Place El Toro Verde – El Toro Verde Cannagar

3rd Place Vital Grown x Sticky Fields x Compassionate Heart x Massive Creations x Feeling Frosty – Mendo Massive

Pre-Roll – Infused Solvent Extract 

1st Place Paletas – Paletas Mother’s Milk Infused Blunt 

2nd Place Sugar Daddy – Sugar Daddy Indica 2.5G Infused Blunt

3rd Place Weedwoodz – Weedwoodz XOXO

Pre-Roll – Non Infused Category Winners

1st Place Lost Paradise Organics – Gelonade 6pk Flower Pre-Roll

2nd Place Atrium Cultivation – Juice Z Pre-Roll

3rd Place Country – 1:1 Good Neighbor Pre-Roll 6pk


Ice Water Hash Category Winners

1st Place Heritage Hash Co – Whitethorn Rose Live Bubble Hash

2nd Place el Krem – Papaya Bomb Ice Water Hash

3rd Place Papa’s Select – Amarelo #9 90u Ice Water Hash

4th Place Feeling Frosty – Banana Cream Cake x Jealousy 120u Ice Water Hash

5th Place Kalya x Dancing Dog Ranch – Double Rainbow

Rosin Category Winners

1st Place Rosin Tech Labs x Luma Farms – Papaya

2nd Place Heritage Hash Co – Whitethorn Rose Live Rosin

3rd Place Kalya x LUMA Farms – Lemon Limez

4th Place FIELD – FIELD Papaya Cold Cured Live Rosin

5th Place Rosin Tech Labs – Garlic Cookies

6th Place Rosin Tech Labs – Garlic Juice #3 Cold Cure

7th Place el Krem – Strawberry Runtz – Rosin

8th Place Moon Valley Hash Co – Strawberry Banana Cold Cure Live Rosin

9th Place Doc Green’s – White Buffalo Cold Cured Live Rosin

10th Place Have Hash – Zkittlez Cold Cure Live Rosin (Headstash)

Personal Use Solventless Category Winners

1st Place Alice Reis x Flynn Abeln – Wooksauce Winery Screaming Mimis

2nd Place Brett Byrd – Modified Grapes Full spec 45-159 creme brulee consistency w/THC-A layer

3rd Place Brett Byrd – Gush Mints Full Spec 45-159

4th Place Brett Byrd – Modified Grapes Full Spec 45-159

5th Place Brett Byrd – Apple Fritters Full Spec 45-159


C02 Cartridge Category Winners

1st Place Haku – Haku CO2 Live Resin

2nd Place Featured Farms x Burzt Farms – Burzt by Featured Farms

3rd Place Wildseed Co x Cannabis Refined – Cherry Wife CO2 Cartridge

Distillate Cartridge Category Winners

1st Place LEGION – Monarch – Strawberry Banana – Cannabis Derived Terpenes

2nd Place GoldDrop x Fig Farms – Kush Mint Cookies Nug Run Vape Cartridge

3rd Place Beezle Brands – Orange Blossom Buzz Cartridge

Live Resin Cartridge Category Winners

1st Place URSA Extracts – Liquid Diamond Sauce Humboldt Jack

2nd Place Arcata Fire x Humboldt Seed Co – Raspberry Live Resin Sauce Cart

3rd Place Lemon Tree x Holy Water x Orchard Beach Farms – Kiwi tree Single Source Live Resin Cartridge

4th place ColdFire Extracts x Turtle Pie Co – Prickly Pear Juice by ColdFire Extracts  

5th place Friendly Farms – Friendly Farms Liquid Live Resin Apple Fritter

6th place The Bohemian Chemist – The Bohemian Chemist Cart Blanche .5g Hotsy-Totsy Live Resin Cartridge 

7th place Halara – GMO Live Diamond Sauce

8th place Friendly Farms – Liquid Live Resin Flight #23

9th place ColdFire Extracts – UpDog Juice by ColdFire Extracts

10th place Oakland Extracts – Papaya Pucker

Solventless Cartridge Category Winners

1st Place Doc Green’s – Runtz Live Rosin Vape Cartridge

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