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Julie AitchesonSeptember 2, 2021
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The global cannabis beverage market is estimated to reach $2.8 billion by 2025 and is projected to see a growth rate of 17.8% from 2019 to 2025. As consumer behavior shifts from carbonated soft drinks to health sodas and legalization gains more footholds across the country, the cannabis beverage market pivots to offer consumers potent and flavor-forward beverages that offer a fresh take on the time-honored ritual of “kicking back with a cold one”. Innovative technologies are likewise flourishing, a development that both drives and responds to growth in the cannabis beverages market.

Liposomal and nanoemulsion delivery systems, clean, water-soluble nanotechnology, and ionization technology are just some of the ways that companies are raising the bar on absorption and therapeutic benefit when it comes to cannabis drinks. Bioavailability has been an ongoing problem in the cannabis beverage market along with ascribing a specific potency or benefit to cannabis drinks. Nanoemulsion in particular seems to be a promising technological advancement, with a global market value that could rise to $14.91 billion by 2025. Nanoemulsions are “fine oil/water dispersions stabilized by an interfacial film of surfactant molecule”, which gives them an edge over products requiring external oils or fats since they can be brought into the brain more quickly. 

Quicksilver Scientific has refined their nanoemulsion process for use by heavy hitters in the cannabis industry such as Truss CBD USA, a joint venture between Molson Coors and HEXO Cannabisnew to create a U.S. line of non-alcoholic hemp beverages. ECS Brands employs biomimicry in its hemp water, which naturally replicates the way the body absorbs fat-soluble compounds. A combination of stabilized gold hemp seed oil and bioactive saponins from green tea provides enhanced bioavailability of oil-soluble cannabinoids and other nutrients by a purported factor of 500-1000%. Ionization technology, used by companies like LifeTonic (maker of “socially empowering” CBD and CBG beverages), converts cannabinoids from neutrally-charged oils into electrically-charged ions capable of dissolving in water. This means that the molecules can be absorbed directly into the mouth before even entering the digestive tract. 

Converting cannabinoids and other fat-soluble nutrients into water-soluble constituents has turned a lingering problem into big business and big science for cannabis companies, and it seems like everyday businesses are claiming the fastest rate of absorption or the purest formulation. Consumers are demanding and getting, more bang for their buck as cannabis delivery systems are refined to deliver on the promised benefits of adding a little cannabis to their beverage equation.


StaffAugust 26, 2021
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Editors Note: This is a guest post.

CBD is available in many forms from which the easiest to consume are CBD gummies. They have the properties of CBD with the experience of having delicious candy. Many new formulas and compounds are integrated and used to enhance their numerous enriching properties. 

CBD is in a very justified hype trusted by positive feedback by users. There is very limited documented limelight on CBD as many research projects about its safety, implementation, patents, and approval by official bodies are still ongoing. In the crowded field of many manufacturers, you can find trusted CBD gummies with steals, unique flavors, tasty and healthy infusions here 

We will guide you through all the factors that ensure users provide more insight into the integrity of CBD. 

USER EXPERIENCE

The different effects of CBD on users range from a mild healing experience to powerful energy surging one. The features can also be customized according to individual preferences. 

There are multiple results reported on CBD consumption. The scale includes revitalization and control of physical and mental disorders. They often improve emotional stability, muscle relaxation, better sleep, and an overall state of living. 

These positive results led to the acknowledgment of CBD as a potential treatment for many conditions. The government bodies and panels ran much analysis for a safer and more extensive implementation of CBD. 

Seizures. 

CBD gummies reduce the duration, extent, and even frequencies of seizures in both children and adults. It calms the sudden electrical jerks by balancing the communication between brain cells. It also has way lesser side effects than many pharmacological medications have associated.     

Chronic pain. 

Many professionals prescribe CBD for seniors to relieve patients from chronic pain. These include pain due to surgery, arthritis, fibromyalgia, injuries, and also injuries. CBD gummies induce many hormones that limit blood damage and promote a healthier neurological state.

Anxiety. 

Since CBD does not contain THC, it does not produce any form of high or intoxication. Users that suffered from anxiety, panic disorders, ADHD, and other hyperactivity conditions experienced a drastic calming effect from CBD gummies. They calm the nerves down and dissipate the feeling of being jittery. These feelings can be due to excess worry, fear, or emotional overload. It also secretes muscle relaxants which reduce the stiffness and uneasiness in users. There are many positive reviews concerning the calming effects of CBD in combating different types of anxieties, showing the clear broad effectivity of CBD gummies. 

Insomnia and Depression. 

The CBD in CBD gummies relaxes the whole body, releases taut muscles and stressed physical conditions. The relaxation properties help sleep better by reducing nightmares and disruptive sleep cycles. They also prevent the hormone production that signals the sad molecules and makes you feel down by having destructive emotions. 

Better blood flow. 

CBD gummies exhibit many anti-oxidative properties and protect the body from harmful chemicals, toxins and maintain health. They improve digestion, absorption of nutrients and alter blood vessels for better oxygenation and blood flow in the body. 

Alertness and Attention span. 

The sugar content in CBD gummies acts in that characteristic taste and acts as fuel for the brain to function better. Sugars are the only molecules that the brain can take up for its energy requirement. CBD gummies enhance focusing abilities and improve brain function. 

Psychological enrichment. 

The molecules that make you feel sad and heavy are prevented by CBD and hormones that make you feel happy, brighten the mood, give a healthy dose of energy to shed the blues, and begin your day with a chirpy and enthusiastic conscience. 

 

POTENT RESEARCHED COMPOUNDS 

The wholesome compounds that majorly constitute CBD are well versed and backed by scientific research by many reputed institutes and official bodies. All the molecules that put the beneficial effects into action are published with varied compositions, optimal ranges that give the best results, and the source they are derived from. 

CBD has many beneficial compounds that are accepted in CBD edibles and the pharmaceutical and medical domains. 

Serotonin- It stabilizes the mood and acts as a mode of communication that carries synapses from the nerve cells to different parts of the body. They are also the feel-good molecules that develop a state of ease, drive appetite, and treat mood disorders. 

Dopamine. It is also a neurotransmitter and plays a role in behaviour and character development along with physical functions. CBD balances the dopamine levels in the body as its disruption can lead to harmful conditions like obesity, Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia, disrupted kidney function and many others. 

Such thoroughly established research demonstrates a well-versed justification for the effects of CBD. 

EXCEPTIONAL ASPECTS

Regardless of how CBD provides a blissful experience, it has its unpolished corners. Many components need to be taken care of, including appropriate usage, consuming trusted ingredients, and practicing safe instructions. Many reported that CBD gummies did not affect them; some said they have a delay in their effects to pay off, while some experienced very vivid, overwhelming results.

These are due to the lack of adjustment of dosages according to individual values. CBD gummies are devised to routinely consume after you have fixed an effective dosage for yourself. You can always start with a lower dosage and work your way up till you feel the CBD kicking in, but just enough not to be overwhelmed by it. 

Always devise your allergies before choosing your infusions in the CBD gummies because they can elicit a rash or a repulsive response from your body. 

The effects of CBD gummies will also show up according to the time you consume them. For example, if you consume CBD gummies specialized in resolving insomnia during the day, they will make you drowsy before your sleep time. The CBD gummies for insomnia hence need to be taken sometime before you go to bed, so the effects kick in and make you drowsy to settle into a restful sleep. 

 

CONCLUSION

This article highlights the qualities and all the robust recent activity on understanding CBD better that make CBD gummies promising. 

 


StaffAugust 24, 2021
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Editors Note: This is a guest post. 

Whenever your pet gets sick, you try your best to help him/her get the best medicine so they can regain their health right? We’re the same way. We have some of the best CBD pet products for your furry friends. CBD is a therapeutic compound that is derived from hemp plants. It is non-psychoactive. Thus, your pet will not get high from using these organic products.

CBD can affect the activity of the brain in pets, thus reducing stress and anxiety. Studies by veterinarians show that CBD is safe for cats and dogs. However, more thorough research is underway to determine more benefits of CBD on our furry friends. There is a wide range of CBD pet products on the market and it is up to you to find the best product that will specifically help with your pet’s condition. 

 

Are CBD products safe for dogs?

Although CBD has many benefits for our pets, it is very important to administer the right dose so your dog can reap maximum benefits from the treatment. The amount of CBD given to dogs depends on the weight, the CBD milligrams present in the product and the reasons why your dog needs CBD treatment in the first place. To safely use CBD for dogs, we recommend you start with a small dose and slowly increase using the product’s dosing guidelines. Alternatively, you can check the package for instructions on usage. CBD pet products are safe for dogs and will not intoxicate them.

As you are already aware of, CBD products come in many different forms. This makes it easy to administer to pets depending on their characteristics, preferences and lifestyle. 

 

CBD pet product types include;

  • CBD oil

 

CBD oil is usually an easy way of administering CBD to your dog because it has a dropper that helps give accurate doses. Moreover, CBD can be easily absorbed into your dog’s body if administered under your furry friend’s tongue, mouth or cheeks. Additionally, you can put the CBD oil in their treat or food. 

  • CBD pet treats

 

Many pets enjoy getting tasty treats, which makes this one of the best ways of administering CBD. These treats contain CBD oil which will help your dog get the therapeutic benefits it needs to get better quickly. 

  • Capsules

 

With this method, the CBD oil is suspended in a capsule. This is a popular option of administering CBD oil on pets that hate the taste of CBD oil. Moreover, this method is great when travelling as the CBD capsules are easy to carry and administer. They are not messy either. However, the capsule will not have quick effects compared to other methods. You can administer the capsule by placing it in a tasty treat or inside your pet’s mouth. 

  • CBD topical pet products

 

Pet owners can directly apply the CBD oil on their pets’ skin. Topical application of CBD can reduce or prevent aches and skin problems. It is more effective if placed in a non-hairy part of your pet’s body. Moreover, you must prevent your pet from licking the area for about 50 minutes. 

 

The most effective and high-quality CBD pet products for Dogs?

  • Honest Paws Wellness Bites

This product is best for boosting your pet’s immune system to prevent those seasonal allergies. They are coconut-flavoured and will melt in your dog’s mouth, making them happy and healthy at the same time. It helps the dog remain calm and improves cognitive function as well. It goes for $23.99. The directions for use are in the package. 

  • Honest Paws Relief Bites

This tasty CBD for pets treat is flavoured with turmeric which has been mixed with full-spectrum organic CBD. Ingredients used are oats, coconut oil and turmeric. This treat will improve your dog’s mobility, heart health and reduce joint pains. The recommended dosage and instructions for use are found on the package. The package also goes for $23.99. 

  • Honest Paws CBD Oil for Dogs

This CBD oil will boost the overall health and immune system of your furry friend. It will also improve joint health, induce calmness and reduce inflammation. The oil can be directly added to their food or administered into their mouths using the dropper. This CBD oil ranges from $38.99 to $77.99. 

  • Honest Paws Calm Bites

As the name suggests, these calm bites will prevent your dog from being anxious. It is flavoured with peanut butter and contains safe ingredients and full-spectrum CBD. You can administer this treat every day or during those stressful situations when your dog is really anxious. This treat goes for only $23.99. 

  • Honest Paws Mobility Soft Chews

This soft chews product has been made with organic CBD and will calm even the most anxious pet. As the name indicates, the product is made up of soft and delicious treats that can be easily chewed. It goes for $37.99. 

 

What are the benefits of CBD on pets?

  • CBD reduces vomiting

CBD can stimulate appetite in our furry friends while reducing nausea and vomiting. Moreover, it can reduce nausea and vomiting. There is strong research that backs up the fact that CBD is antiemetic.

  • Anti-inflammatory benefits

Studies indicate that CBD reduces pain because it has neuroprotective qualities which plays a huge role in relieving pain. This is one of the main reasons why it has gained popularity worldwide and can be used to treat or manage many conditions.

  • Anti-anxiety benefits

Your pet can also suffer from stress, anxiety or phobias. CBD can make people relax and calm down. CBD reduces anxiety and depression, allowing your pet to enjoy their lives without stress. 

  • CBD reduces seizures

 

CBD is known to reduce seizures, spasms, tremors and tics. CBD can help to manage seizures in epileptic dogs and cats. Veterinarians have begun exploring the uses of CBD on pets. CBD treats pain and anxiety in pets. It can also reduce stress and digestive problems in animals. Moreover, it comes in many different forms, making it easy to administer to our furry friends.


StaffAugust 16, 2021
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Ayr Wellness Inc. (OTC: AYRWF) is buying cannabis beverage company Cultivauna, LLC, the owner of Levia branded cannabis-infused seltzers in a deal valued at potentially $40 million. The acquisition is expected to close by the end of 2021.

Levia Cannabis-Infused Seltzers is currently available in Massachusetts. The products allow for rapid onset of the effects of THC, typically 15-20 minutes, allowing for a more consistent consumption experience than many edible products. Stifel Research recently completed a survey among cannabis consumers and learned that many new customers were trying edibles and beverages as a discreet way to try the product. Female consumers were 11% more likely to purchase a cannabis beverage said another recent study.

“Ayr wants something exciting to offer every cannabis consumer of today and the future cannabis customer of tomorrow. Infused beverages, done right, will be game-changing to the mainstreaming of cannabis in the U.S., providing an approachable and sessionable form factor to new and existing customers. The acquisition of Levia brings Ayr into this rapidly growing segment with delicious, market-leading infused seltzer. We are excited to have Levia join Kynd premium flower and Origyn extracts in Ayr’s suite of premier national brands,” said Jonathan Sandelman, CEO of Ayr Wellness.

Levia is currently available in Massachusetts in three experiences and flavors

  • “Achieve” Raspberry Lime (Sativa)
  • “Celebrate” Lemon Lime (Hybrid)
  • “Dream” Jam Berry (Indica)

“With a formula that provides consistently great flavor and zero calories in an infused beverage experience, we believe Levia has enormous potential as an alcohol alternative. In just six months since its initial launch in Massachusetts, Levia has become the top selling THC beverage. As we finalize our updated national brand portfolio to address all segments and form factors, Levia will play a marquee role in each market where we operate,” Mr. Sandelman concluded.

Terms of the Deal

The terms of the transaction include $20 million in upfront consideration, made up of up to $10 million in cash with the remainder in stock. An earn-out payment of up to an additional $40 million will be paid in shares based on the achievement of revenue targets in 2022 and 2023.

 


StaffJuly 20, 2021
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Cannabis beverages are a hot ticket item these days. In the last year alone, cannabis beverage sales have shot up by 40%, totaling $95.2 million. Over the next four years, sales are projected to grow at a CAGR of 17.8%, topping out at $2.8 billion in sales by 2025. 

Hoping to stake out a slice of this rapidly growing market, brands have been searching for ways to provide consumers with a unique cannabis beverage experience. favorite Jamie Evans, author and founder of the leading cannabis blog The Herb Somm, thinks she has found it. 

Evans is a cannabis beverage expert and Certified Specialist of Wine. Studying viticulture in Champagne and Alsace, Evans has an extensive background in winemaking, having most recently earned the Wine Scholar Guild’s French Wine Scholar (FWS) certification with highest honors. She has also authored several bestselling cannabis books, including Cannabis Drinks: Secrets to Crafting CBD and THC Beverages at Home and The Ultimate Guide to CBD: Explore the World of Cannabidiol. 

Earlier this week, Evans announced the impending launch of Herbacée, the nation’s first nonalcoholic cannabis-infused sparkling wine honoring French-inspired wine blends

“Herbacée was created to inspire the senses,” says Evans. “As a nonalcoholic cannabis-infused wine, each product will showcase the divine connection between cannabis and the grapevine.”

Herbacée, which means “Herbaceous” in French, is aimed at honoring and showcasing French-inspired wine blends and draws inspiration from the legendary French winemaking regions of Bordeaux, Rhône, Provence, Champagne, and Loire. 

“Herbacée is also a term we use in the wine industry to describe the herbal characteristics in a glass of wine,” adds Evans. “While you won’t be able to smell or taste any familiar cannabis notes, your nose and palate will be greeted with a curated melody of aromas and flavors, very similar to a traditional glass of wine.”

Though inspired by French wines, the initial batch of wine sourced for Herbacée will come from premier Central Coast wine regions in California and not France. According to Evans, this is not necessarily by done design but rather necessity. Because of COVID-19, import regulations are still incredibly strict. As those restrictions are repealed, however, Evans says that Herbacée will include French wines as the base for their boutique cannabis-infused products moving forward.   

Set to launch in the California market later this Fall, Herbacée will first feature a sparkling rosé inspired blend made primarily from Grenache, Mourvèdre, and Cinsault. Herbacée will be made available in single-serve cans and four-packs, and Evans says she plans to release a line sparkling blanc next year, and as well as a line of still cannabis-infused wines.

 


StaffJuly 14, 2021
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Australis Capital Inc., operating as Audacious (CSE: AUSA) (OTC: AUSAF) is buying a cannabinoid-infused shot beverage company called LOOS. The company which is also known as Gary Maverick Inc. is based in Santa Cruz, California. The amount of the transaction was not disclosed.

The products are based on a unique nano-emulsion technology platform for rapid onset, are all-natural, vegan, gluten-free and low sugar, and low calorie. The company said in a statement that after entering the market in the 2oz drink category, Loos plans to release a number of other products across several key categories, including CBD infused shots.

“With LOOS we are adding a fresh and exciting brand and consumer segment with compelling products that offer a unique user experience,” said Leah S. Bailey, Chief Business Development Officer of Audacious. “Furthermore, with Ben and Anthony, we are adding two aggressive, highly successful, and commercially savvy people to our team, which will help us to build new distribution networks for all Audacious brands and product lines. The deal is structured to ensure full alignment with AUSA shareholder interests, and we anticipate the LOOS transaction to become accretive rapidly.”

CEO Terry Booth added, “Launching a logistics-light SKU into the beverage market, I have always believed, will make all the difference in accelerating sales in this category. Furthermore, this transaction also signals our intended entry into the CBD infused drinks market, which industry insiders anticipate may become one of the most important product categories in our industry. Acquiring LOOS and the team behind the brand gives us a head start and adds another product and revenue generating line to our portfolio. as well as sees Audacious increasing our presence in California.”

Loos’ management team brings over a decade of collective experience in cannabis with brands such as Plus Products, 710 Labs, Loudpack, and Flow Kana. Their first product, a 2oz drink (shot) infused with 100mg of THC, is available in three flavors: Orange Crush Sativa, Green Dream Hybrid, and Lavender Indica. Each flavor features a unique terpene profile and is infused with added nutraceuticals for increased functionality. Following completion of the transaction, the LOOS founders will join the Audacious Sales team reporting to Dr. Duke Fu, Chief Operation Officer and the Business Development team, reporting to Chief Business Development Officer (“CBDO”) Leah S. Bailey.

LOOS Founders Anthony Bendana and Ben Koppel stated jointly, “As two people who worked their way up from the bottom in this industry, we saw an opportunity to create a brand with quality, effective, and affordable products that specifically caters to the cannabis community we love. The CPG space is filled with brands focusing on new consumers and the canna-curious and we’re excited to join them on the shelves and counters to help the entire cannabis community get Loos. We believe this industry should aspire to the highest ideals of the cannabis pioneers that powered it into existence and want Loos to be an ambassador for the type of radical empathy, compassion, and community we could all use to help us stay loose. We are excited to join forces with Audacious whose philosophy and values closely match ours and whose rapidly expanding footprint will enable us to accelerate our growth into new territories on a global basis.”


StaffJuly 6, 2021
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Matt Cohen is a career cannabis industry entrepreneur getting his start under Proposition 215 in CA in the late 90’s. His latest undertaking is with Lively, where the company innovates unique psychotropic active ingredients (or spirits) to power non-alcoholic cocktails. The flagship cannabis spirit brand is purejuana.com. It aims to provide a realistic alternative to alcohol while introducing a healthier and more broad spectrum of user experiences leveraging nature’s bounty of psychotropic plants and fungi.

 

Full name: Matthew Richard Cohen

Title: CEO and co-founder

Company: Lively Spirits

Years at current company: 2

Education profile: Homegrown cannabis executive and grower.  I dropped out of college in 98′ to jump into the new legal medical cannabis market

Most successful professional accomplishment before cannabis: I have been in cannabis my whole life, so I suppose graduated from high school 🙂

Company Mission: Bring to the masses dry spirits that power psychotropic cocktails made from plants and fungi that are finally becoming legal

Company’s most successful achievement: the creation of purejuana, our flagship dry spirit brand made from live cannabis

Has the company raised any capital (yes or no):  Yes

if so, how much?: $6mil

Any plans on raising capital in the future?  Yes

Most important company 5 year goal:  Bring mainstream social consumption of cannabis cocktails.

 


StaffMay 25, 2021
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Investors continue to show their desire to invest in edible brands within the cannabis industry. The latest to have no problems raising money is Hervé.  Well-known as the maker of those stunningly beautiful infused macarons, Herve closed on its oversubscribed $3 million Series A round of funding. Hervé said the funds will support its growth and fund new opportunities.

After making a name for itself in the industry with its macarons, Hervé launched the ‘Le Mirage’ collection of four gluten-free and vegan hard candies. Le Mirage candies are completely free of processed sugar, feature all-natural ingredients, offer sublingual faster-onset, and boast less than 2 calories per serving. Flavors include menthe (peppermint), pêche (sour peach), pomme verte (sour green apple), and cerise (cherry). The Le Mirage collection features a patent-pending dispensing system that enables discrete consumption for any occasion.

“While we originally set out to create a new category of cannabis edibles, we never expected that we would already be introducing new products and planning our expansion within a year of launch,” said Sebastien Centner, Founder, and President of Hervé. “We are thrilled about where the next two years will take us as Hervé becomes a household name available in markets across the US and recognized as the benchmark for luxury cannabis products.”

In Nevada, dispensaries welcomed Hervé as a refreshing new category in the market that addressed the growing demand for higher quality cannabis products. The portfolio launch included three exquisitely flavored gluten-free French macarons which outsold all premium edibles in the market and commanded retail prices on average two to three times higher than competing products. Strong demand for additional flavors resulted in Hervé expanding the portfolio with two new flavors in mid-2020.

Hervé said it is now focused on expanding its products to other markets. With the additional capital, Hervé said it will launch in two new cannabis markets before the end of 2021 and expand into three additional markets in 2022. The funding will also be used to add both new flavors of existing products and new products altogether to Hervé’s product portfolio.

Hervé is also developing a series of effect-based cannabis products tailored to the growing national CBD market while planning to add more products to its portfolios over the coming months.


StaffMay 25, 2021
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House of Saka is continuing its push to become the leading luxury cannabis-infused beverage. Last month the company launched its first single-serve sparkling beverage called “Spark” and the first flavor on the shelf is “Mimosa.” It uses an organic cannabis emulsion with a Mimosa-strain-specific live resin that delivers all the taste and feels of a traditional mimosa without the hangover. It is available in single-serve, 187ml champagne bottles with a micro-dose of 5mg THC per bottle.

Following that product launch, House of Saka announced that it has added Aaron Silverstein to the role of Vice President of Production and Business Development. Silverstein is one of the world’s leading experts on cannabis-infused wine and is considered an authority on non-alcoholic wine and cannabis-infused beverages. With a degree in Enology and Viticulture from Cornell University in New York, he has worked for multiple years as a winemaker, producing traditional wines in Europe and the United States. In his new role, Silverstein will be responsible for driving new strategic business partnerships and revenue sources, bringing the luxury experience of House of Saka to consumers wherever cannabis is legal.

“I’ve always been enamored with the House of Saka brand,” said Silverstein. , “Joining House of Saka feels more like going home than starting a new position.”


Prior to joining House of Saka, Silverstein was the Managing Director at non-alcoholic beverage manufacturer BevZero, where he led the development, manufacture, and commercialization of more than twenty different cannabinoid-infused wines.

“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Aaron to the House of Saka team,” says House of Saka CEO, Tracey Mason. “As an authority on alcohol-removed wine, Aaron makes another great addition to our team of world-class beverage professionals.” Aaron serves on the Board of the Cannabis Beverage Association and, in 2020, was named by Benzinga as one of the most pivotal players in the cannabis and hemp-infused beverage sector.

 

Editors Note: Green Market Report Co-founder Cynthia Salarizadeh is a C0-founder of House of Saka.


StaffApril 12, 2021
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The Emerald Cup Festival and Awards was broadcasted live on Social Club TV (www.thesocialclub.TV) – and is available on April 20, 2021 for on-demand viewing on the world’s only cannabis TV network – making 2021’s celebration the most attended in the event’s 17-year history. With musical performances with Ziggy Marley, Michael Franti and Krayzie Bone of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony along with special appearances by Chelsea Handler, B Real, and Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Winona LaDuke, the event transformed into a TV channel with hundreds of hours of exclusive content. As with tradition, this year’s virtual affair was hosted by founder Tim Blake and his daughter Taylor maintaining the intimate setting the event is known for with fireside chats, expert panels, video of past events, and behind-the-scenes footage.

The Emerald Cup announces its winners for 2021 in each category:

(view list HERE or download the full list in a word document HERE)

Sungrown Flower – Category Winners:

  1. The Farmer and the Felon – Gorilla Snacks, CannaCraft

  2. Canna Country #26, Canna Country Farm

  3. POG (Passion Orange Guava), Greenshock Farms

  4. Legacy Sour, StarSong Farms

  5. Dosilato, Sugar Leaf Extracts

  6. Honey Dew, Esensia

  7. Peppermint Sleigh Ride, Greenshock Farms

  8. Pixie Dust, Esensia

  9. Lime Juice, Esensia

  10. Grease Monkey Flower, Telos Farms

  11. Tire Fire, StarSong Farms

  12. Vanilla Frosting, Sugar Leaf Extracts

  13. LA Kush Cake, Luminescent Farms

  14. Citrus Sunrise, Vacation

  15. Surfin’ Bird, Sunnabis: Humboldt’s Full Sun Farm x Humboldt Heirlooms x Redwood Roots

  16. Purple Sleigh Ride, Greenshock Farms

  17. Hippie Crippler, Cache Creek Orangewood

  18. Orange Terpentine, Greenshock Farms

  19. #9, Canna Country Farm

  20. Gelonade Flower, Booney Acres

 

Sungrown Flower – Breeder’s Cup Winner:

Canna Country #26, Canna Country Farm

 

Mixed Light Flower – Category Winners:

  1. Ice Cream Cake, Local Cannabis Company

  2. Sherbhead, Local Cannabis Company

  3. Modified Grapes, LitHouse

  4. Lemon Crush, Phytologie x Napro Research

  5. Citrus Squirt, Phytologie x Napro Research

  6. Royal Crown, NUG

  7. Monterey Kush Co Gelato 41, Monterey Kush Co

  8. Mochi, Old Briceland Holding Company

  9. Monterey Kush Co Trop Cookies, Monterey Kush Co

  10. Orange Daiquiri, LitHouse

 

Mixed Light Flower – Breeder’s Cup Winner:

Lemon Crush, Phytologie x Napro Research

 

Indoor Flower – Category Winners:

  1. Gelonade, Connected Cannabis

  2. Super Lemon Haze, Garcia Hand Picked x NorCal Cannabis Company

  3. Biskante, Alien Labs

  4. Julius, FloraCal Farms x Seed Junky Genetics

  5. Classic Trainwreck, Abatin Farms x Napro Research

  6. DDV, Panacea (NCC) x Compound Genetics

  7. Juicy Gushy, Atrium Cultivation

  8. Peach Preserves, Phytologie x Biotech Institute

  9. Talking Trees Farms Zmashers, Talking Trees Farms

  10. Chocolate Mintz, Sovereign x Small Boutique Farmz x Hendrix Farm

 

Indoor Flower – Breeder’s Cup Winner:

Gelonade, Connected Cannabis

 

Personal Use Flower – Category Winners:

  1. Tropical Sleigh Ride #1, Mark Greyshock

  2. Steve Urkle, Tim Warda

  3. Orange Terpentine #27, Mark Greyshock

  4. In the Pines, Derek Roseboom

  5. Skangie, Josh Young

  6. Dirty Zkittlez x Lemon O.G., Derek Roseboom

  7. Sol Shine, Walter Wood

  8. Peanut Butter Breath, Tara Mahony

  9. Sherballistic, Star Fargey

  10. Strawberry Danish, Andrew Leitch

 

3rd Party Certified Sungrown Flower – Category Winners

  1. Pink Boost Goddess, Emerald Spirit Botanicals

 

3rd Party Certified Mixed Light Flower – Category Winners

  1. Sour Tangie, Redwood Remedies

 

Hemp Flower – Category Winners

  1. Guava Jam 2.0, Hakira x Biotech Institute

 

Solvent-Less (Ice Water Hash) Concentrates – Category Winners:

  1. Strawberry Jelly 120u Water Hash, Papa’s Select

  2. Kombucha 90u Water Hash, Papa’s Select

  3. Garlic Juice 120u Water Hash, Papa’s Select

  4. Zkittlezmintz, Kalya Extracts by Zenganic Inc x Mojave Cannabis Co

  5. Gargoyle Melon Berry Full Melt, Feeling Frosty x Tar Hill Cannabis

 

Solvent-Less Rosin – Category Winners:

  1. Patty’s Cake, Kalya Extracts by Zenganic Inc x Landhammer Farms

  2. Garlic Juice #3 Fresh Pressed Live Rosin, Rosin Tech Labs

  3. Strawberry Jelly Premium Live Rosin, Papa’s Select

  4. Tropic Sauce, Kalya Extracts by Zenganic Inc x Vesuvio Gardens x Dancing Dog Ranch

  5. Rainbow Belts Solventless Live Rosin, Humboldt Terp Council x Devi

  6. Banana Peel x Wilson, True Hash Company x ABR Farms

  7. Garlic Cookies Live Rosin Batter, Rosin Tech Labs

  8. Papaya Cake, Kalya Extracts by Zenganic Inc x Dancing Dog Ranch x Landhammer Farms

  9. Uncrustable Headstash Live Rosin, Feeling Frosty

  10. Lemon Berry Premium Live Rosin Badder, Papa’s Select

 

Solventless Personal Use – Category Winners:

  1. Orange Elixir Full Spectrum 45-159 Live Rosin, Brett Byrd

  2. Fat Tropaya, Michael Alamares

  3. Tahoe C4 Full Spectrum 45-159 Live Rosin, Brett Byrd

 

Hydrocarbon Liquid – Category Winners

  1. Gelonade Live Resin, Humboldt Terp Council x Booney Acres Farm

  2. Sugaree – Live Resin Sauce, Terphogz x Humboldt Terp Council

  3. Cresco “Lemon Bean” – Sauce, SLO Cultivation Inc

  4. Pineapple Passion Zkittlez- Live Resin Sauce, Terphogz

  5. Tar Hill Strawberry Lemonade Live Resin, WOX EXTRACTS x Tar Hill Cannabis

  6. Holy Water And Diamonds, Chanel Group Of Oakland x Grandiflora Genetics x Holy Water

  7. Wedding Cake Live Resin Sauce, Accentian, Inc. x Gold Drop

  8. Medusa Cosmic Live Resin Diamonds & Sauce, Cosmic x Norse Organics

  9. URSA Extracts Runtz Live Resin, URSA Extracts/Bear Extraction House

  10. Refined Live Resin Diamonds – Strawberry Rosé, Raw Garden

 

Hydrocarbon Solid – Category Winners

  1. Moonbow Butter Frosting, Suprize Suprize x High Water Farms x Field Extracts

  2. Dosilato (Live Resin Budder), Beezle Brands x Bon Vivant Farms

  3. Sapphire Shiznit, Suprize Suprize x High Water Farms

  4. Strawnana Runtz, CaliStripe Concentrates x Kali Farms x Mendoja Farms

  5. Zerbert frosting, Cali Kosher

  6. Super Lemon Haze, Moxie (Pure CA, LLC.)

  7. Vanilla Frosting, Suprize Suprize

  8. Lemonnade – Cake Mix 1g Badder, ArcataX x Willow Creekside Farms

  9. Purple Medusa Cosmic Live Resin Batter, Cosmic x Norse Organics

  10. Lemonnade – Lion’s Mane 1g Badder, ArcataX x 1L Garden Supply

 

Pre-Rolled Infused – Category Winners

  1. Dirty Zkittles Hash Roll, Compassionate Manufacturing x Pinnacle Farms

  2. Mother’s Milk Geode Joint, Sovereign

  3. Banana OG x Cherry Fritter 1g Infused PreRoll, Lift Tickets x Fresh Baked

 

Pre-Rolled Non-Infused – Category Winners

  1. GMO Cookies x Juice Z, Atrium Cultivation

  2. ZRUNTZ Pre Roll 5 pack, Terphogz

  3. Lemon Lava, LitHouse

 

CBD Flower – Category Winners:

  1. Citrus Gummies, Abatin Farms x Biotech Institute

  2. Pennywise, Esensia

  3. Mountain Medicine, Hogwash Pharms

 

CBD Flower Breeders Cup Winner:

Citrus Gummies, Abatin Farms x Biotech Institute

 

CBD Cartridge – Category Winners:

  1. Tsunami Dog, Chemistry. x Moon Made Farms

  2. Canna Banana, Savage Farms x Humboldt Alchemy Group

  3. Care by Design 18:1 Vape Cartridge, CRFT Manufacturing, Inc.

 

CBD Edibles – Category Winners:

  1. Potli Dream Honey, Haute Supply LLC

  2. CBD Gummy Space Gems, Space Gems

  3. Care by Design 4:1 Gummies, Lemon, CRFT Manufacturing, Inc.

 

CBD Topicals – Category Winners:

  1. Himalayan Kush Mineral Salt, OM

  2. Rasta Cream, C.A.D (Carter’s Aromatherapy Designs)

 

CBD Tinctures – Category Winners:

  1. Extra Strength CBD Elixir Made With Sun Grown ACDC, OM x Island Mountain Organics

  2. Fiddler’s Greens, Kindred Spirit Raw Tincture, Fiddler’s Greens x High Tide Distribution

  3. AC/DC, Chemistry. x Lazy Moon Ranch

 

CBD Concentrates – Category Winners:

  1. Cremedy Full Spectrum Oil, Bird Valley Organics

  2. High CBD Full Spectrum Oil, Bird Valley Organics

 

Hemp Derived Topicals – Category Winners:

  1. Icey Stick, OM

  2. Extra Strength CBD Cream, Vital Body Therapy LLC

  3. CBD Releaf Body Oil, Papa & Barkley

 

Cartridges CO2 – Category Winners:

  1. Burzt, Rove

  2. Red Velvet Balanced, Savage Farms x Humboldt Alchemy Group

  3. Mistifi Houdini, Cannabistry

 

Cartridges Live Resin – Category Winners:

  1. Arcata Fire Live Resin Vape – Runtz, ArcataX x Great Expectations Farm x Lightwork Distributors

  2. URSA Liquid Diamond Sauce Cartridge “Tar Hill Pink Lemonade”, URSA EXTRACTS (Bear Extraction House) x Tar Hill Cannabis

  3. URSA Nova Blueberry Muffin Cartridge, URSA Extracts

  4. Banana Creme – Solventless Vape, Jetty Extracts

  5. KryptoChronic – Live Resin Pen, Alien Labs

  6. Lemonatti – Live Resin Pen, Connected Cannabis

  7. URSA Extracts Lemon Super Glue Liquid Diamond Sauce, URSA Extracts

  8. Alien Mints – Live Resin Pen, Alien Labs

  9. Collins Ave – Pink Rozay 0.5g Cartridge, ArcataX x 1L Garden Supply

  10. Cresco x Floracal Mentholotti – Liquid Live Resin, SLO Cultivation Inc. dba Cresco Labs x Floracal Farms

 

Cartridge – Distillate – Category Winners

  1. Blue River Chocolate Orange Jelly Sauce Cartridge, fresh baked x Blue River

  2. Banana Cream, Beezle Brands

  3. The Monarch, Golden Tangie, Solventless Terpenes, LEGION of Bloom

 

Cosmetic Topicals – Category Winner

  1. RENEWING SERUM, Green Bee Botanicals

  2. Rose Geranium Bath & Body Oil, OM

 

Therapeutic Topicals – Category Winners:

  1. Arnica Pain Relief Epsom Salt, OM

  2. Sweet Releaf Comfort Warms 30ml Cannabis-Infused Dry Oil Roll On For Pain & Inflammation, Strictly Topical

  3. Lion Balm, OM

 

Tincture – Category Winners:

  1. Lempire Farmaseed Dirty Zkittlez Rosin Tincture, LH Manufacturing, LLC x Compassionate Heart Mutual Benefits Corporation

  2. Extra Strength Nighttime Elixir, OM

  3. Compassionate Heart Garlic Logs 300mg THC 10mg CBD Rosin Tincture, LH Manufacturing, LLC x Compassionate Heart Mutual Benefits Corporation

 

Innovative Products Winner:

SOW YOUR OWN MAGIC-mom and pop seed pucks, Huckleberry Hill Farms

 

Edibles – Beverages – Category Winners:

  1. Hi-Fi Hops Unplugged, CRFT Manufacturing, Inc.

  2. Mad Lilly- Passion Fruit Mango Spritzer, K-Zen Beverages manufactured by Spacestation

  3. The Fizz- Ginger Root, Manzanita Naturals

 

Edibles – Sweet – Category Winners:

  1. OM & Feeling Frosty Vegan Rosin Gummi, Mixed Berry, OM x Feeling Frosty Hash x Tar Hill Cannabis
  2. GO, CLICK Spray
  3. Sour Gummy Space Drops, Space Gem
  4. Satori Chai Spiced White Chocolate, CRFT Manufacturing, Inc.
  5. Assorted Flavors 12pk Marshmallows, Mellows
  6. “Munchie” THC Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar, Chocolate Haus
  7. Strawberries & Cream Super Mellows Marshmallows, Mellows
  8. Brown Butter Sage & Smoky Vanilla Super Mellows Marshmallows, Mellows
  9. “White w/ Oreo” THC White Chocolate w/ Oreos Bar, Chocolate Haus
  10. “Strawberry” THC White Chocolate w/ Strawberries Bar, Chocolate Haus

Edibles – Savory – Category Winners:

  1. Potli SrirachaHaute Supply LLC

  2. GF Rosemary Garlic Crackers 100mg Hybrid – 4 PackHigher Edibles

  3. Chile Limon Canna-Corn Kernels – GFHigher Edibles

Eco-Conscious Packaging Category Winner:

Tree Hugger Container’s Sustainable 6-pack Eco-Conscious packaging, Tree Hugger Containers

The Emerald Cup 2021 Photo Contest Winner:

Resilience, David Cooper


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