Cannabis Competition and Awards Return to CA State Fair for 2023

Cannabis Competition and Awards Return to CA State Fair for 2023

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The CA State Fair today announced the second annual, state-agency sanctioned cannabis competition is set to take place in conjunction with the 2023 CA State Fair. Following the first year’s success, cannabis will once again be celebrated alongside California’s rich agricultural industries on the official state fair roster including wine, craft beer, olive oil and cheese. The CA State Fair Cannabis Awards and Exhibit will be on display at the CA State Fair from July 14-30, 2023, at the Cal Expo Fairgrounds in Sacramento, California.

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“The 2022 Cannabis Awards and Exhibit were an overwhelming success for Cal Expo and the State Fair, and the 2023 edition promises to be even better,” said Cal Expo Board of Directors Chairman Jess Durfee. “We are here to support and celebrate the best of California, and we are always looking for new programming to inspire and delight our guests for the 17 days of the CA State Fair.”

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In 2018, cannabis became legal for adult recreational use in the State of California, and since that time has grown into a multi-billion-dollar industry. California leads the nation in cannabis cultivation, craft and genetics, and these Awards are a celebration and recognition of those deep agricultural roots.

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The CA Cannabis Competition and Awards have been developed in partnership between the California Exhibition & State Fair and Cultivar Events, a California-based marketing and events agency who specializes in the creation of programs that continue to move cannabis into the mainstream.

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“We are grateful for all the industry support from the participating farmers, sponsors, cannabis ambassadors and the 85,000 fairgoers who enjoyed the inaugural California Cannabis Exhibit and are looking forward to next year,” said Cultivar Events CEO James Leitz.

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The competition is open to all licensed cannabis growers in California. The competition will be scored objectively, through science-based analysis performed and certified by SC Labs. The submission window will be open January 10 to April 30, 2023.

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“Greenshock Farms is honored to have been a Golden Bear winner at the first-ever CA State Fair Cannabis Awards and look forward to defending our titles and representing our legacy region,” said Greenshock Farms Founder and CEO Mark Greyshock.