The 2017 Cannabis Cup, the world’s leading annual traveling marijuana trade show from HIGH TIMES magazine took place in Southern California in April of this year. With a new trophy cup design, the show awarded the the top entries in tons of categories ranging from Best Edible to Best Glass. I’ve got all the winners as well as the top 10 entries in every category for you.
2017 SoCal Cannabis Cup Winners
The HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup is the world’s leading marijuana trade show, celebrating the world of ganja through competitions, instructional seminars, expositions, celebrity appearances, concerts and product showcases. Hosted in states that have legalized medical and recreational marijuana, the Cannabis Cup stands as the foremost gathering place for the cannabis community to network and celebrate.
Beginning this year, HIGH TIMES hired esteemed artist and cannabis crusader Alex Grey to create artisanal Cannabis Cups for the winners of the Cannibus Cup.
About The Cup Design From Alex Grey & Allyson Grey:
To honor the science and spirit of ganja, Alex Grey‘s sculptural grail created exclusively for HIGH TIMES, embeds chemical, botanical, historical and archetypal symbolism praising cannabis. At the base of the cup are diagrams of medicinal cannabinoid molecules. An inscription on the base reads: “Hail, Cannabis, ancient sacramental healing ally of Humanity.”
Molecular forms emerge on the base and begin to rise up the shaft in a helical DNA strand evoking centuries of genetic cultivation. The helix transforms into an occult symbol of the caduceus, a snake entwined staff of the Greek messenger God Hermes.
Twin double-headed serpents have wings sprouting from all of their crowns that cradle a flaming eye of higher vision. The Serpents of Wisdom represent psychic forces of sensuality, peace and philosophical openness offered through cannabis. Symbols of flaming eyes and wings point to flights of Divine Imagination that arise during stoned reverie.
The Chinese & Sanskrit script refers to hemp and Bhang, acknowledging the Eastern Civilizations that first planted cannabis at the dawn of agriculture over ten thousand years ago. The Western Civilizations of Greece and America are honored for their worldwide proliferation of the earth’s most beloved and most misunderstood sacred plant. By dating the cultural spread of ganja, we gain knowledge of the cannabis tribe’s sacramental history.
The cup is engraved with outlines of sativa and indica leaves.
Circling the upper rim of the cup is the Secret Writing of artist, Allyson Grey, a symbol system representing the unpronounceable language of creative expression. The chalice is a container that symbolizes femininity and the womb. Honoring the Divine Feminine, the chalice reminds us that female plants are the most potent and prized cannabis specimens.
The HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup will be awarded to those who push the evolutionary edge of farming the friendly miracle of marijuana. By drinking from ganja’s holy grail, people awaken their soul and empower their energetic flow toward creative engagement with life.
Medals are awarded to those who place second and third in categories:
Going strong for nearly three decades, HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cups are the most established and trusted in the marijuana industry, continually fighting for the political legitimacy of the plant. You can find the rules, regulations, judging and scoring info, category descriptions and more for the Cannabis Cup here.
BEST MEDICALLY INFUSED CANNABIS
1st Place: Galaxy Tangie Pre-Rolls by Kings Coast
2nd Place: StarWalker OG Terp Slerp by Gold Drop Co & Blue River
3rd Place: Bambino Signature Blunts by Bambino Blunts
BEST VAPE PEN CARTRIDGES
1st Place: Gelato by 710 Kingpen and Greenwolf
2nd Place: Honeystick Full Spectrum Vape Pen by Gold Nugget Extracts with New Amsterdam naturals
3rd Place: Presidential OG Vape Pen by CO2 Clear and Zeki Farms
BEST NON-SOLVENT HASH
1st Place: Megawellness OG Rosin by Nameless Genetics, Rosin Brothers and Golden State Greens Point Loma
2nd Place: Strawberry Banana Rosin by Crockett Family Farms
3rd Place: Cookies and Cream Cubantech Drysift by Exotic Genetix with the Cuban Grower
BEST INDICA CONCENTRATE
1st Place: White Walker OG Live Resin Sugar by Paperplanes and Doctors Orders Collective
2nd Place: F-Cut Live Resin by Higher Society Extracts
3rd Place: Larry OG Live Resin THCA Sugar by Gold Nugget Extracts with New Amsterdam Naturals
BEST SATIVA CONCENTRATE
1st Place: Nectarine by MNG in collaboration with Greenwolf
2nd Place: Forbidden Fruit Live Resin by Paperplanes and Northstar Holistic Collective
3rd Place: Strawberry Banangie by Gold Coast Extracts
BEST HYBRID CONCENTRATE
1st Place: Strawberry Banana Cake Batter Live Resin by New Amsterdam Naturals with Golden Nugget
2nd Place: GMO aka Garlic Cookies by Herbal Solutions and Notorious THC with Loyalty Extracts
3rd Place: Lemon Lime by 3C Farms & Moxie 710
BEST SATIVA FLOWER
1st Place: Orange Tree by Greenline Organics with Greenwolf
2nd Place: Pineapple Sage by Emerald Family Farms
3rd Place: LA Snow by Lumpy’s Flowers
BEST HYBRID FLOWER
1st Place: El Perro by Los Angeles Kush with Bert Baccarat
2nd Place: Mega Sherbert by NG and 420 Central
3rd Place: Holy Fire Knockout OG by the 9021Og at Lorax Labs and CannaSutra
I made a chart for you of the top 10 entries in each category: