It’s getting frenzied out there, Leafly Nation. Cannabis contests now happen nearly every week across the US, so we’ve started tracking the best ones.
Why? We all need expertly judged selections of what to smoke, vape, and ingest next, and contests fill that vital function. We got your High Times Cannabis Cups doing “people’s choice” competitions now where anyone can purchase a contest kit and judge. We got state-specific, industry-judged contests like The Emerald Cup, and now the terpene-based California State Fair Cannabis Awards. There’s new weed royalty to be had everywhere, every month. Put down that reggie, it’s time to explore the best pot produce of your era.
Here’s the singular list of 2023 cannabis contests that you need to know.
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Contest entry period open for The Transbay Challenge V’s Los Angeles qualifier. Live judging event goes down Aug. 5. [@TheJimiDevine]
California State Fair Cannabis Awards opens to the public in Sacramento, and runs through July 30. [California State Fair Cannabis Awards]
Intake closes for NYC’s strain-specific Sweet Tooth Competition. [@SweetToothCompetition]
Drop off for Maine division of the multistate NECANN Cup 2023. Awards ceremony slated for Aug 12. [NECANN]
The submission window closes for New York’s first Excelsior Cup. [CannaStockNY]
The submission window opens for the inaugural Missouri Growers Cup. Closes Sept. 15. Awards ceremony Sept. 23. [Missouri Growers Cup]
Cultivators Cup awards ceremony in Kingstown, Rhode Island. [Cultivators Cup]
The submission window opens for all categories of The Harvest Cup in New England. Closes September 24. [The Harvest Cup]
Deadline for entries for Missouri Growmaster competition. [Growmaster]
Cowboy Cup Oklahoma category drop offs begin, with rolling dates through Nov. 22. Awards party Dec. 8-9 in Tulsa. [Cowboy Cup]
Intake for Oregon Growers Cup opens. Hard deadline of Nov. 26. [Oregon Growers Cup]
Ganja Grail in Starks, Maine. [Ganja Grail]
Errl Cup Arizona awards and festival in Mesa. [Errl Cup]
Oregon Growers Cup awards in Riddle. [Oregon Growers Cup]