AWARDS WINNERS

2019 WINNERS

On May 18, Cultivation Classic – Oregon’s scientific cannabis competition – announced winners in these categories, with the light/type categories determined through a double-blind evaluation by 150 judges, 7 aroma analysts, and Resource Innovation Institute’s PowerScore tool. Congratulations to all participating producers, who qualify to compete because of their exemplary commitment to sustainable agriculture and quality, craft cannabis.

Resource Innovation Institute’s Energy Innovation Award

Presented by Tonkon Torp

Winner: Deschutes Growery

Runner Up: Wy’est Gardens

Learn more about qualifications for this award here


Regenerative Cannabis Farm Award

Presented by Sana Packaging | Powered by The Emerald Cup

Winner: Lane Creek Hemp Co.

Finalists: Mentari Farms, East Fork Cultivars, Phoenix Rising Farm, The Plant, StaeFli Farms

Learn more about qualifications for this award here

 

 


Note about the posters below:

These posters are a data visualization project developed in intentional collaboration with many people, for the people. You’re about to view analytical laboratory test results and effect data, as reported by our team of 150 judges who spent the full month of March experiencing 10-12 of the entires, and 7 “Smart Analysts” who performed an in-depth quality control and aroma review.

We hope these posters serve as a useful tool as you explore the diverse chemistry of the highest quality cannabis and hemp product from Oregon’s 2018 harvest seasons. Perhaps you’ll learn something new about one of your old favorites, or discover something you just can’t wait to try.

 

Effect + Analytics | Smart Cannabis™

Laboratory | Cascadia Labs

Energy Efficiency | Resource Innovation Institute

Software | Seth Andrews, Dave Becker

Photography | Resinated Lens

Design | Brandilyn Wycoff

Printing | Hemp Press

 


Outstanding Terpenes Award: Diversity

Fire Runner – Alter Farms

FireRunner

Determined by: Cascadia Labs examined samples for the presence of 21 different terpenes. Fire runner was the only cultivar in the entire competition that had at least trace amounts of every single terpene that we looked for.⁣


Outstanding Terpenes Award: Intensity

Black Widow – Trichome Farms

BlackWidow

Determined by: Highest percentage of total terpenes, clocking in at 5.69% total, terpinolene dominant. Myrcene dominant chemovars are not eligible for this award.


Credible Cultivar Award

Goji DC #1 – Ebb & Flow Farm

GojiDC

Determined by: Examining the standard deviation (variability) of all the subjective effects we asked judges about. The credible cultivar is the one with the most consistent effects, or lowest standard deviation. Judges agreed that Goji DC #1 was very enjoyable, and it was uniformly relaxing.

All analysis were completed using statistical software R. Cultivars were organized by Entry ID number. After analyses were complete, the Entry IDs of the identified winners were cross-referenced with the complete data set to reveal the cultivator and cultivar names.


Nose Knows Award

Tropicanna Cookies – Eugreen Farms

Tropicanna

Determined by: Examining the standard deviation (variability) of three different measures: Happiness, aroma, and desirable effects. Judges all agreed (low standard deviation) that this cultivar was the best smelling in the competition, it  created an enjoyable experience, and made them happy.

All analysis were completed using statistical software R. Cultivars were organized by Entry ID number. After analyses were complete, the Entry IDs of the identified winners were cross-referenced with the complete data set to reveal the cultivator and cultivar names.


Ladies’ Choice Award

Astral Works (Pruf No. 24) – Pruf Cultivar

AstralWorks

Determined by: Making a composite of aroma, desirable effects, and happiness ratings (Composite Enjoyment).  We looked for a cultivar which had 1) a high degree of Composite Enjoyment 2) a low standard deviation (judges all agreed), and 3) a prominent difference between male and female responses.


Gender Non-binary Choice Award

Hells Angels OG x Sunshine Daydream – Paschal Farms

HellsAngelIOG


The winners of CC’s Light Type/Plant Type categories (all that follow) are mathematically determined by a weighted combination of subjective likability scores from judges, aroma score, QC review, and farm/facility energy efficiency. Did people enjoy it? Does it smell good? And was it produced sustainably? In other words: our equation for quality, craft cannabis. 

Supplemental Light Type 1

Gold: Durban Chocolope – Cannassentials

This terpinolene-dominant cultivar was the most energizing of all the winning flowers. Nine out of ten judges picked up on its citrus-like aroma.

Silver: Wedding Crasher – Rolen Stone Farms

Bronze: Now n Later (NnL) – Focus North

Durban


Supplemental Light Type 2

Gold: Dynasty Genetics Huckleberry Web – Deep Creek Gardens

This cultivar has a pungent aroma and represents a balance of action and and relaxation: The majority of judges reported it would go well with light activity like yoga, hiking, or walking the dog.  

Silver: Lite Me Up – Bull Run Craft Cannabis

Bronze: Kween – Ideal Farms

DynastyHuck


Supplemental Light Type 3

Gold: Blue Dragon Desert Frost – Yerba Buena

To quote one of the judges directly: “This was the most beautiful of the samples. It smells like Flintstone vitamins, and it tastes like fruit.” This cultivar is well-rounded in terpenes and also contains the minor cannabinoid CBD-V.

Silver: Corazon – Yerba Buena

Bronze: Harle-Tsu – Truly Oreganic

BlueDragon


Sun Type 1

Gold: Purple Wildfire – Alter Farms

To quote one of the judges, “This is the ONE. From the very moment I saw her I knew she was something spectacular and special.” Judges LOVED the look of this purple bud, and were able to tell by scent that it was terpinolene dominant.

Silver: Cuban Linx – Frontier Farms

Bronze: Koffee – Green Source Gardens

PuprleWildfire


Sun Type 2

Gold: Goji DC #1 – Ebb & Flow Farm

Multiple judges commented that this flower was perfectly cured. Despite VERY high myrcene levels, judges uniformly agreed that it was not at all sleepy; rather, it almost uniformly produced a relaxing effect on judges’ mental state.

Silver: Mighty Quinn – Phantom Farms

Bronze: Pineapple Thai CBD – Alter Farms

GojiDC


Sun Type 3

Gold: Blue Orchid – East Fork Cultivars

This is a very unique beta-Ocimene dominant cultivar. The majority of judges said it would go well with relaxing activities like “watching the surf, zoning out to music, showering, and watching TV.”

Silver: ACDC – East Fork Cultivars
Bronze: Sour Tsunami – Siskiyou Sungrown
BlueOrchid

Hemp

Gold: Suver Haze – OM Shanti Farms

This is the first year Cultivation Classic has included Hemp in the cup, and since judges were blind to their samples, evaluators did not know if they had hemp in their kit. Judges agreed: this was a sticky flower that ticked a lot of boxes: Euphoric, relaxing, facilitating focus. This looks like a good one for productivity, judges reported it paired well with creative tasks, cleaning, cooking, and computer work.

Silver: Elektra – OM Shanti Farms

Bronze: Oregon Guava – East Fork Cultivars

SuverHaze


2018 WINNERS

Judged Category Awards (presented by Confident Cannabis)

Category: Type 1 (THC) / Indoor

GOLD
Entry 1372
7 Points Oregon
Voyager 1

SILVER
Entry 1788
Eugreen No-Till 
OG Pie Breath

BRONZE
Entry 1031
7 Points Oregon
Future # 11

Category: Type 1 (THC) / Outdoor & Greenhouse NO Supplemental Light

GOLD
Entry 2890
Grow Organic
Jazz

SILVER
Entry 2736
The Plant
Samoas

BRONZE
Entry 2085
Ebb & Flow Farm
Cookies

Category: Type 1 (THC) / Greenhouse WITH Supplemental Light

GOLD
Entry 7799
Aroma Cannabis
Alaskan Blackberry F2

SILVER
Entry 7761
Cannassentials
Green Ribbon

BRONZE
Entry 7397
Truly Oreganic
Oregon Huckleberry

Category: Type 2 (MIXED RATIO) / Indoor

GOLD
Entry 3396
Bull Run Craft Cannabis
Lite Me Up

SILVER
Entry 5918
Yerba Buena
Dragon Snacks

BRONZE
Entry 5336
Yerba Buena
CBD Kush

Category: Type 2 (MIXED RATIO) / Outdoor & Greenhouse NO Supplemental Light

GOLD
Entry 4149
Ebb & Flow Farm
Goji DC

SILVER
Entry 4954
Green Source Gardens
Ancient Art (Pennywise x Black Grape Romulan

BRONZE
Entry 4775
Siskiyou Sungrown
Twisted Siskiyou

Category: Type 2 (MIXED RATIO) / Greenhouse WITH Supplemental Light

GOLD
Entry 8001
Truly Oreganic
CBD Skunk Haze

Category: Type 3 (CBD) / Indoor

GOLD
Entry 5167
Yerba Buena
Blue Dragon Desert Frost

Category: Type 3 (CBD) / Outdoor & Greenhouse NO Supplemental Light

GOLD
Entry 6672
East Fork Cultivars
Sour Tsunami

SILVER
Entry 6883
Siskiyou Sungrown
Harley Wreck #2

BRONZE
Entry 6288
Phantom Farms
Cannatonic #4

Category: Type 3 (CBD) / Greenhouse WITH Supplemental Light

GOLD
Entry 9001
Cascade High Organics
Cannatonic

VIEW THE CC DATA DASHBOARD! Interact with terpene and cannabinoid data, judge feedback summaries, and more on the Cultivation Classic Dashboard

View the COAs for all 2018 Cultivation Classic entries including medalists in Confident Cannabis’ gallery here.

 

Dependability Award (presented by Habu Health)

Eugreen No-Till’s OG Pie Breath

 

Outstanding Terpenes Award

Phantom Farms’ Jager

Mother Magnolia Medincial’s Sweeties

 

REGENERATIVE CANNABIS FARM AWARDS (presented by Malibu Compost)

Green Source Gardens (inaugural winner)

 

INNOVATION AWARDS (presented by Evolvd)

Production / Energy Efficiency: Yerba Buena

 

Activism / Politics / Policy: Beth Schechter / Open Cannabis Project

 

Brand / Marketing / Storytelling: Andi Bixel / Drip Sweets

 

Cannabis Education: Farma

 

WEEDMAPS’ PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD 2018

WINNER
Entry 1590
Fox Hollow Flora
Sour Banana Sherbert


 

2017 WINNERS



CBD OUTDOOR
Winner: Alter Farms, Cherry Wine
Second Place: Siskiyou Sungrown Farm, Z7

CBD INDOOR
Winner: Yerba Buena, Corazon
Second Place: Cascade High, Steven Hawking

CBD GREENHOUSE
Winner: Cheshire Kind, Cannatonic
Second Place: Cheshire Kind, AC/DC

1:1 OUTDOOR
Winner: sofresh farms, Critical Cure
Second Place: Siskiyou Sungrown Farm, HarleyWreck

1:1 INDOOR
Winner: East Wind Cannabis, CBD Critical Mass
Second Place: Gaia’s Ganja Garden, Kush Med

1:1 GREENHOUSE
Winner: Toro Ma, CBDiesel
No Second Place: Only one entry

THC OUTDOOR
Winner: One Family Farms, Blueberry
Second Place: High Valley Organics, Purple Hindu Kush

THC INDOOR
Winner: Ten Four Farms, Sour Tangie
Second Place: Bull Run Craft Cannabis, Golden Cobra

THC GREENHOUSE
Winner: Cannassentials, Guava Chem
Second Place: Cannassentials, Bubblegum


2016 WINNERS

OUTDOOR THC
Winner: Alter Farms,  Purple Hindu Kush

GREENHOUSE THC
Winner: Hill Fire Farms,  Jack Herer

INDOOR THC
Winner: Garden Terrace Farms, Jack Herer

GREENHOUSE CBD
Winner: Essential Agronomy, Fisher’s CBD

INDOOR 1:1
Winner: Newcleous Nurseries, Cannatonic