Cannabis enthusiasts up and down the west coast and around the country are flocking to attend the world-famous Emerald Cup for its 12th annual installment.

The Emerald Cup 2015 is taking place this weekend, December 12-13, in the Santa Rosa fairgrounds for its third year in a row. The event brings together the top medical cannabis producers in the state of California and hosts a two-day, post-harvest celebration in which patients can peruse, sample, and even purchase a wide variety of marijuana products, strains, and merchandise.

Anyone 18 or older may attend, but the event is focused on medical marijuana and only registered patients are allowed to enjoy the outdoor medication areas. Tickets are $55 per day, or $100 for the full weekend; doors open at 11 a.m.

In last year’s Cup, more than 900 entries were submitted for the flower competitions. This year, there are categories in the competition for all manners of herb, concentrates, and edibles.

The event is about more than just good times and good weed, however: the competition only allows outdoor, sun-grown organic cannabis, in an ongoing effort to encourage a more eco-friendly industry. Every entry will undergo rigorous testing to be sure it stands up to the Cup’s guidelines.

Additionally, the Emerald Cup 2015 features a vast panel of world-renowned speakers, cannabis CEOs and celebrities.

Our own Shango Los, host of the Ganjapreneur Podcast, is carpooling to the event with some of the great minds and personalities of the Northwest cannabis industry as of this writing. Keep an eye on our social media outlets and homepage for updates on their journey!

Photo Credit: The Emerald Cup

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