California State Fair Announces Winners Of First-Ever State-Sanctioned Cannabis Competition

California State Fair Announces Winners Of First-Ever State-Sanctioned Cannabis Competition
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The California State Fair has unveiled the winners of a first-ever, state-sanctioned marijuana competition, awarding 60 trophies and medals to businesses whose products were judged based on lab testing for quality and cannabinoid profiles. Officials first announced the competition late last year, celebrating the fact that the state’s cannabis industry is being recognized as legitimate market that’s no longer being treated differently than other commodities. “Adding cannabis cultivation, alongside wine, craft beer, cheese and olive oil, was a perfect fit with the CA State Fair’s history of celebrating California’s rich agriculture history,” California Exposition & State Fair Board of Director Chair Jess Durfee said in a press release about the winners on Thursday. More than 300 entries were submitted in three grow-type divisions (indoor, outdoor and mixed light) in 10 different categories per division. Those categories were based on cannabinoid concentrations for components such as CBDa, CBGa and THCa, plus terpenes like Myrcene, Limonene and Pinene. Among the top winners are MOCA Humboldt, Esensia and Greenshock Farms. View this post on Instagram A post shared by CA State Fair Cannabis Awards (@calcannaawards) The California-based SC Labs conducted the analytic testing for the competition. The Fair’s page listing awardees includes the lab’s “PhytoFact” report that breaks down cannabinoid profiles, aromas and flavors and effects associated with the tested products. “Award-winning cannabis comes from the immaculate care, craft and skill in the drying, curing and preservation of the most fleeting quality indicators that cannabis produces—which are the terpenes and other trace volatile compounds present in any given cultivar,” SC Labs co-founder Alec Dixon said. The award winning products will be featured at an exhibit the State Fair, which takes place from July 15-31. Adults 21 and older will be able to learn about the science of marijuana and the history of cannabis…

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