Hempfest CUP 2021 edition

Published Apr 2, 2021 09:00 a.m. ET

Hempfest 2021 is just around the corner, and you know what that means! Hempfest Cup is back, and this year, it’s going to be bigger and better than ever with a host of benefits, categories to conquer, and so much more. Though all participants are encouraged to partake in Hempfest, both professional and personal growers alike can be part of the competition, even if they can’t make it to Calgary in person thanks to provided smell-proof shipping materials, which opens up the opportunity for anyone from right across Canada to get involved.

All about the Hempfest cup

This cannabis cup is one of the newest on the scene, launching in 2019 as a part of the traditional Hempfest event. Contestants can choose to have their product judged by a panel of cannabis connoisseurs, or they can take things a step further and opt-in to professional cannabinoid testing conducted by Keystone Labs.

Top categories

There are some fantastic awards that can be expected this year, with the top winning categories as follows:

  • Judges Choice
  • Best Indica Flower
  • Highest THC Flower
  • Highest CBD Flower
  • Best Hybrid Flower
  • Top Female Grower
  • Best Sativa Flower
  • Best ACMPR


Some participants will want to see how well their product ranks with top panel judges, but for those who prefer a deeper look into the magic at play by receiving a complete lab testing analysis, the cost is $89.00 with a full value of $160.00 worth of invaluable information. These tests will look for 10 cannabinoids and 39 terpenes:


  • THC
  • THCA
  • CDB
  • CBDA
  • CBG
  • CBGA
  • CBN
  • CBC
  • THCV
  • CBDV


Alpha-Bisabolol, Borneol, Camphene, Camphor, trans-Caryophyllene, alpha-Cedrene, (+) Cedrol, (1S) + 3-Carene, Eucalyptol, Farnesene, Fenchol, Fenchone, Geranyl Acetate, Guaiol, alpha-Humulene, Isoborneol, (R)-(+)-Limonene, Linalool, DL-Menthol, beta-Myrcene, cis-Nerolidol, trans-Nerolidol, alpha-Ocimene, beta-Ocimene, alpha-Phellandrene, alpha-Pinene, beta-Pinene, Sabinene, Sabinene Hydrate, alpha-Terpinene, gamma-Terpinene, Terpinolene, Valencene, Terpineol, (+)-Pulegone, Geraniol, Caryophyllene Oxide, Isopulegol, p-Cymene


All attendees must register for the Hempfest Cup in advance of the competition, at the cost of $150.00 per entry. For more information or to register visit the official website.



Judges for Hempfest Cup 2021 have a big job ahead of them, as they’ll be the ones diving lung and nose deep into each and every entry for this year’s cannabis cup. The list of official judges is not yet complete, but so far, 4 expert “cannaisseurs” have been selected for the challenge. If you’re interested in becoming a judge, then you’ll need to reach out to the event coordinators, and that can be done in an instant by clicking here.

Andrew Freedman

Andrew is a cannabis professional with a unique skill, as his work maintains a focus on pairings with cannabis, wine, cocktails, and beer, as well as safe consumption practices.

Jacqui Childs

Jacqui is an award-winning author and influencer, and she’s passionate about cannabis, something that’s evident by her past and continued representation of several well-known cannabis brands.

Brad Martin

Brad has been researching the North American cannabis market since 2016, and he brings to the table 6 years of experience as a personal and designated cannabis cultivator and an active contributor to the growing green market.

Christal Chatterley

Christal is a cannabis journalist and writer for Cannabis.wiki, where she focuses on smashing stereotypes, educating, and bringing awareness to some of the most taboo issues that still plague the legal industry.

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