Nearly 2,000 Californians will have the chance to rate the best cannabis products in the state as Cannabis Cup 2022 launches Saturday, May 14.
LOS ANGELES, May 9, 2022 — More than 40,000 grams of cannabis products are packed and ready for shipment as High Times Cannabis Cup SoCal, one of the largest and most iconic cannabis events in California, prepares to launch 1,954 judging kits in a virtual people’s choice format. Everyday cannabis users who purchase a judging kit will have the chance to sample and vote on categories like best indica, sativa, and edibles from more from 150 participating local brands, with winners being announced at an award show on July 24. High Times Cannabis Cup has a long legacy of success in California, bringing together thousands of cannabis users from across the country, with past competitions featuring celebrity judges like Snoop Dogg and Willie Nelson. Judging kits will be available at High Times and Green Dragon stores across the state starting May 14, with loyalty members having early access to kits May 13.
“Judging High Times Cannabis Cup is an opportunity to have your voice heard and to join the ranks of iconic past judges like Snoop Dogg, whether you’re a new, casual cannabis user or a long-time expert” said Mark Kazinec, High Times Director of Events and Competitions. “This marks SoCal’s second Cannabis Cup in a virtual format, which allows for more judges than ever before, and we look forward to bringing in a more diverse pool of judges to crown the best of the best producers in the state. With more recreational categories and products than ever before, we can’t wait to see the kits on store shelves this weekend and hear the feedback from the California cannabis community.”
The intake process wrapped-up May 4, bringing in 26,984 units of product and 150 product entries from local California cultivators and businesses. Judging kits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, starting with loyalty program members on Friday, May 13 and expanding to the public Saturday, May 14. Loyalty member on-sale is available to those who have signed up to be a loyalty member for High Times or Green Dragon. Anyone can sign up to be a loyalty member on each retailer’s websites, or by joining the high life here: hightimes.com/rewards/.
The 2022 Cannabis Cup competition will feature 11 judging categories. Pricing is estimated between $60-$200 depending on the category, and kits will include numerous different samples of product. Judging kits come in a smell-proof backpack with scorecards, and judges are asked to give detailed comments on aesthetics, aroma, taste and effects of each product. Judges have 60 days to sample the products before the award ceremony.
High Times Cannabis Cup SoCal 2022 is brought by High Times Dispensaries and Green Dragon, presented by Top Shelf Cultivation and made possible by official intake partner Honey. Other sponsors include Amber and Rove. For contest rules, as well as a list of California’s previous Cannabis Cup winners visit cannabiscup.com/socal-2022/.
Categories for SoCal’s Cannabis Cup 2022
- Indica Flower
- Sativa Flower
- Hybrid Flower
- Infused Pre-Rolls
- Solvent Concentrates
- Vape Pens and Cartridges
- Edibles: Beverages
- Edibles: Gummies
- Edibles: Non-Gummies
- Sublinguals, Capsules, Tinctures + Topicals
Participating locations for SoCal’s Cannabis Cup 2022
- High Times Redding
- High Times Coalinga
- High Times Shasta Lake (530)
- High Times Oakland/Oakport
- High Times Oakland/Broadway
- High Times Blythe
- High Times San Bernadino
- High Times NorCal Delivery
- High Times SoCal Delivery
- Green Dragon Caregivers
- Green Dragon Coachella Valley
- Green Dragon Vallejo
- Green Dragon Lompoc
- Loveshack by Green Dragon
About High Times
For more than 46 years, High Times has been the world’s most well-known cannabis brand – championing the lifestyle and educating the masses on the benefits of this natural flower. From humble beginnings as a counterculture lifestyle publication, High Times has evolved into a rapidly growing network of cannabis dispensaries, the host and creator of industry-leading events like the Cannabis Cup, the producer of globally distributed merchandise, benefactor of international licensing deals and provider of content for millions of fans and supporters across the globe. In the world of Cannabis, High Times is the most trusted arbiter of quality. For more information on High Times visit http://www.hightimes.com.
Founder & Interim Editor of L.A. Cannabis News