The 5 Best Strains of Emerald Cup 2017 | Cannabis Now
Friday, Dec 15, 2017

Cannabis Now sampled (almost) everything the outdoor cannabis bonanza had to offer, and walked away with these five strains.


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Now that we’ve had a few days to collect ourselves and recover from the 2017 Emerald Cup in Santa Rosa, California, it’s time to highlight the strains and products we felt really shined this year on the eve of legalization in California.

Earlier this week, we reported on some of the biggest winners like Molecular Farms and 3rd Gen Fam, and as noted, we’ll tell the full story of the second place flower finisher, Rozé, in our next print issue. But just a few steps down from the mountaintop, there is still tons of fantastic cannabis that plenty of folks would kill to get their hands on just once.

We reached out to Ngaio Bealum — an Emerald Cup flower judge, event emcee and Cannabis Now contributor — to get his take on this year’s flower spread.

“There was a lot of sweet, Zkittely strains, not so many straight diesels or fire,” Bealum said, adding that he smoked many decent Cookies-related strains, and less Tangie than the year before.

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