60 different strains of weed just won official competitive honors in the California State Fair’s extremely awesome new marijuana category, and several of these winners can be found on SF and Oakland dispensary shelves.
It seemed highly amusing when the California State Fair announced last September they were adding a State Fair Cannabis Competition to their usual regimen of 4-H booths and livestock or agriculture competitions. But the fair said at the time that they like to honor the Golden State’s “dynamic industries including wine, craft beer, olive oil and cheese,” and now weed joins that proud pantheon.
In advance of the fair’s opening on July 10 at the Cal Expo Fairgrounds in Sacramento, the fair has announced the 2022 California State Fair Cannabis Award Winners. This is not some cheesy “Cannabis Cup” deal judged by Instagram influencers and washed-up celebrities. As the state fair explains, “Our cannabis competition evaluates raw, whole plant cannabis compound categories including three primary acidic cannabinoids, THCa/CBDa/CBGa, and six terpenes, Limonene, Pinene, Myrcene, Caryophyllene, Ocimene, and Terpinolene, and one co-dominant terpene profile. Instead of going by taste and sensation as other cannabis competitions, we decided to eliminate the need to inhale smoke by having entries