Legendary California Cannabis competition The Emerald Cup has come to Los Angeles, and the move has packed a bowlful of events into the city over the next few days.
After nearly two decades as a NorCal-based hybrid trade show, festival, and Cannabis competition, this new iteration of The Emerald Cup has gone to Hollywood, reemerging as a gala-style awards party at the historic Ricardo Montalbán Theater on Saturday evening. The Cup partnered with Boveda and PurePressure by Agrify for the event.
The team at California Leaf Magazine will be on-hand for the festivities, and will be posting coverage on social media as NorCal and SoCal Cannabis culture blends like mouthwatering hash and terplicious flower in a donut joint.
Here’s a list of some highlights not to miss:
The Woods WeHo Grand Opening
Beloved actor and vocal Cannabis activist Woody Harrelson cuts the ribbon on his new dispensary on Friday in West Hollywood. A partnership with fellow celebrity Cannabis advocate Bill Maher, along with other partners Devon Wheeler, Jay Handal, and Thomas Schoos, the beautiful space is set to open its doors to the public at 2 p.m. after a ceremony at noon.
The Woods WeHo
8271 Santa Monica Blvd
LAPCG Farmer’s Market
A powerhouse lineup of legacy sungrown cultivators and Cannabis companies long-associated with The Emerald Cup are converging on LAPCG for a Farmer’s Market on Friday afternoon. With organization and participation from Swami Select, Mendocino Family Farm, Redwood Roots, Agricola, Wild Land, Rebel Grown, Emerald Spirit Botanicals, Sun and Earth, Mendocino Producer’s Guild, Wild Land, and Martyjuana, this event should not be missed.
7213 Santa Monica Blvd
Solventless Against the System
Leaf Magazines writer and LA Weekly columnist Jimi Devine hosts Solventless Against the System, a charity event collab with Chronic Culture. Heavy-hitting sponsors Kalya Extracts, Money Trees, CAM, Wizard Trees, Packwoods, Cali X, Cannavestments, Diamond Fire, and The Bakerie will be out in force to show support for Families Against Mandatory Minimums, which will receive the proceeds from all of the ticket sales for the event.
The Bakerie Rooftop
921 Venice Boulevard
7:30 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Brought to you by Emerald Farm Tours and Leaf Magazines, this pre-funk soiree will get everyone primed for Saturday’s events. With DJ sets from Lou E. Bagels, Grease Witherspoon, Otsuya, Da Moth, and Snacks, and featuring a lineup of farms and brands showcasing their work, this party will give you a good reason to sleep in on Saturday.
Under the Bridge Studios
635 S. Clarence St.
8 p.m. to close
Green Street Festival
With appearances from Juicy J, Harry Mack, business guru Gary Vaynerchuk, DaM-Funk, and DJ Mona Lisa, plus a crazy long list of participating Cannabis brands, the long-anticipated Green Street Festival gathers at the Majestic Downtown on Saturday. The festival is sold out, but hey, maybe you can stand outside with a finger in the air, hoping for a miracle.
650 S. Spring St.