The country's premier light deprivation cannabis competition wrapped up another successful event in Humboldt County
The Ganjier, the cannabis industry’s widely respected platform for advice and information on specializations such as cannabis cultivation, law, manufacturing, branding and marketing, announced the winners of the fourth annual Golden Tarp Awards. The competition was held on Saturday, November 18th at The Mateel Community Center in Humboldt County, and featured, for the first time ever, a multi-camera feed live-streaming broadcast of the cannabis competition judging.
Hundreds of cannabis samples from throughout Californiawere accepted for judging, and winners were selected from eight categories. The overall “One and Only” winner of the Golden Tarp Awards was bestowed upon Gold Country Cannabis of Emerald Family Farms, Humboldt County. The farm was awarded for their entry of Gorilla Glue #4. Other key awards included:
- 2017 Highest THC Award – Humboldt Green Star of Redwood Roots, Humboldt County, Green Lantern
- 2017 Highest CBD Award – Ridgeline Farms of Redwood Roots, Humboldt County, Lamborghini
- 2017 Ganjier Award for a True Cannabis Professional – Pearl Moon of The Bud Sisters
Other honors went to the top four entries in each of the following categories of fruity, floral, fuel and earth.
This year the Ganjier brought the awards to homes and businesses around the world via a multi-camera feed live-streaming broadcast of the cannabis competition judging. A 20-minute compilation of the 5-hour judging feed can be viewed on The Golden Tarp Awards homepage along with Instagram photos from the event.
“The Judge’s feed was an evolution in the cannabis events’ goal of introducing the consumer directly to the people behind the cannabis,” said Dennis Park, Co-Founder and Executive Producer of The Golden Tarp Awards. “One of the most significant challenges for a craft-scale cannabis brand is forming a relationship with the consumer to allow for the opportunity to introduce their products and the concept of an alternative to large scale, indoor production.”
He continued, “It’s the hothouse vs heirloom tomato comparison but applied to cannabis. Both have a place in the market and is a consumer’s choice.”
The awards are scheduled around the light deprivation growing and harvest cycle and are expected to be held again next October, 2018.