”As the acceptance of medical marijuana grows around the country, our event has outgrown its original digs in Mendocino,” said Tim Blake, Founder of the Emerald Cup. “Now in our 10th year, we expect more than 150 organic farmers to submit their entries and dozens more to showcase their locally-made crafts and cutting-edge technologies. It’s a welcome and rare opportunity for us farmers and cultivators to come together as a community to support each other, showcase our hard work, and advocate for more acceptance of medicinal cannabis.”
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. 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.
What started with a handful of nervous and somewhat illicit growers showcasing their medical cannabis has grown to hundreds of organic farmers who submit entries in the hopes of winning the coveted Emerald Cup, the first prize for medicinal marijuana.
Each year, the Emerald Cup has grown in popularity. The 2012 Emerald Cup was attended by more than 1,500 visitors, including growers, activists, scientists, attorneys and patients who gather to celebrate the year’s harvest and enjoy educational panels, live music, local arts and crafts and games.
Early bird tickets are $40/day and $70/weekend. Tickets at the door are $50/day and $90/weekend. For more information about the 2013 Emerald Cup, visit http://theemeraldcup.com/, follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheEmeraldCup or YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/TheEmeraldCup.