The Emerald Cup, the premier outdoor medical marijuana competition, is an annual gathering of the cannabis tribe and a celebration of the fall harvest. October’s disastrous wildfires in Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino counties have devastated the cannabis community, friends and colleagues of The Emerald Cup ranging from loss of property and crops, to loss of life.
Cannabis farmers affected by the fires are in an especially difficult situation, not only is cannabis is a dramatically under-insured crop, growers do not qualify for bank loans nor federal recovery funds. In response, The Emerald Cup created The Emerald Cup Charitable Trust’s Fire Relief Fund. With the ethos “It does take a village” in mind, The Emerald Cup is raising funds to help those in need.
The 2017 Emerald Cup is contributing fifty dollars for every competition entry received and matching dollar for dollar all donations from the generous vendors and sponsors up, to $25,000 to the relief fund. In addition attendees who purchased tickets online were able to donate to the fund. And at this year’s event, taking place December 9th – 10th at the Sonoma County Fair Grounds, attendees will be able to support the cannabis community and contribute via donation jars to the Charitable Fund, placed throughout the festival.
In support of the Charitable Trust following events will be taking place at this year festival:
Rebel Grown will be hosting a raffle at the Cup with all the proceeds going to The Emerald Cup Charitable Trust Fire Relief Fund.
KPFA-FM programs Flashpoints and La Onda Bajita will be reporting on stories from the community affected by the fire, you can listen on 94.1 FM (Berkeley).
The Garden Society will be selling tote bags at the Cup to raise money for fire victims with all the proceeds going to The Emerald Cup Charitable Trust Fire Relief Fund.
100% raised from The Charitable Trust will go directly to cannabis growers in need.
To support The Emerald Cup Charitable Trust, please send monetary donations to: The Emerald Cup Charitable Trust Fire Relief Fund PO Box 400 Willits CA 95490.
The 14th Annual Emerald Cup
Dates: Saturday, December 9, 2017 – Sunday December 10, 2017
Time: Doors at 11am PT
Venue: Sonoma County Fairgrounds
Address: 1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Admission: Varies // $60 - $400
Purchase Link: https://emeraldcup2017.eventbrite.com
Age restrictions: 18+
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