2024 CA State Fair Cannabis Awards Celebrates California’s Cannabis Industry with an Expanded Competition Format, Adds Six New Categories

Marking the Official Start of the Competition, the Entry Window is Now Open for Submissions SACRAMENTO, Calif., (March 12, 2024) – The California State Fair today announced the third annual, state-agency sanctioned cannabis competition is set to take place in conjunction with the 2024 California State Fair. Celebrating craft, agricultural history and innovation, these awards […]

Cannabis at California’s State Fair

The Cannabis Exhibition at this year’s California State Fair is another big step in the plant’s path to acceptance. By Nikki Lastreto | August 1, 2023 California State Fair. PHOTO Amadscientist Pinch me, please! This was the second year of the Cannabis Exhibition at the California State Fair at Cal Expo in Sacramento, and I […]

California Cannabis Exhibit to Open at CA State Fair & Food Festival July 14-30

Educational Exhibit to highlight the History of Cannabis and Celebrate Award Winners SACRAMENTO, Calif., (July 18, 2023) – The California (CA) Cannabis Exhibit, designed to celebrate California’s award-winning cultivators and honor the history, craft and story of California cannabis today, will be open to the public at the CA State Fair & Food Festival from […]

Newsom Signs Bill Allowing Marijuana to Be Sold and Smoked at County Fairs

Funnel cake sales may be off the charts at California county fairs, as Governor Gavin Newsom just signed a bill allowing county fairs to sell cannabis on-site, and allowing for “smoking sections” where fair attendees can blaze up. You may remember that last year, the California State Fair added a cannabis competition to its roster […]

2023 CA State Fair Cannabis Exhibit and Award Winners’ Media Preview

Educational Displays, Award Winners, Farmers & Speakers Featured Throughout Fair SACRAMENTO, Calif., (June 10, 2023)  Please join us for a special media preview of the second annual CA Cannabis Exhibit and Cannabis Award Winners at the CA State Fair & Food Festival, on Wednesday, July 12, before the 17-day state fair opens to the public. […]

Feed that sweet tooth some Peach Ringz—July’s Leafly HighLight strain

Peaches, peaches, peaches, peaches-peaches—I love you, oh. Anyone who wants to smoke hype weed while keeping the summer at a high vibration should not sleep on good batches of the hybrid strain Peach Ringz. This July from coast to coast, Peach Ringz delivers sour, stone fruit, and fuel terps with party hybrid effects. We’re psyched to see […]

Second Annual CA State Fair Cannabis Competition Announces Award Winners

Humboldt, Mendocino & Sonoma County Growers Take Top Honors SACRAMENTO, Calif., (June 22, 2023) – The CA State Fair Cannabis Awards today announced this year’s award-winning cultivars and cultivators from throughout California. More than 250 entries were evaluated for this year’s competition. A total of 63 trophies and medals were awarded, consisting of gold and […]

SC Labs’ Alec Dixon on why California is the gold standard of cannabis

California’s influence on the world cannabis stage is well known and well documented. Whether it’s the impact of the Hippie Trail, the Emerald Triangle, the medical marijuana movement, the Emerald Cup, rappers from California, the first public facing cannabis hashery, or something else – there’s a reason why The Golden State is known for its […]

Submission Window Now Open for the 2023 CA State Fair Cannabis Awards

2022 Award Winner: Mark Greyshock of Greenshock Farms // Photo by Justin Abrahams   SACRAMENTO, Calif., (January 18, 2023) – The 2nd annual CA State Fair Cannabis Awards is now open for submissions. This state-sanctioned competition is open to all licensed cannabis cultivators and will celebrate the 2022/2023 harvest of the California-grown, cannabis flower. Cannabis is […]