Humboldt County Cannabis Contest Information!

DEADLINE for Entries is Dec. 15, 2016*

UPDATE: Up to 3 entries per category is allowed per person.

Thank you for inquiring about Humboldt County Cup contest to help celebrate the history of our area by bringing the community and cannabis together!

Although Prop. 64 has passed for the adult use of cannabis, the Humboldt County Cup contest will be conducted under Prop. 215 medical guidelines and through a medical collective.

A doctors recommendation is required to enter your medical cannabis product in the Humboldt County Cup.

Attendees may enter the medical (smoking) section without a doctors recommendation if they are 21 years of age, but they may not enter the contest due to various legalities at this time.

Local recommendations can be confidentially acquired at Nor Cal Health Center located at 4677 Valley W Blvd, Arcata, CA 95521. Phone:(707) 822-5244.

All cannabis will be lab tested for mold and pesticides to ensure the highest quality products.

All entries are considered strictly confidential  according to desired publicity.

Become a member of the Emerald Genetics community and help support a cannabis industry that is sustainable for the environment and small farms!

Contest Categories:

1) Outdoor Flower: Sativa Dominant, Indica Dominant

2) Indoor Flower (artificial light): Sativa Dominant, Indica Dominant (please support alternative energy)

3) CBD Flower

4) Concentrate: THC, CBD and Non-Solvent

5) Edibles

6) Vape: Indica Dominant, Sativa Dominant, CBD

7) Topical

8) Photo (Medals)

9) Art (Medals)


-$200 cost of entry will cover lab testing and processing fees for flowers, concentrates, topicals and edibles. Potency, pesticides, mold, residual solvents and terpene analysis depending on product.

-No cost of entry for the photo/ art contests.

Cannabis Product Information:

-Up to 3 entries per category is allowed per person. Entry may be public, anonymous or represent an entity;

-Maximum of 40 entries per category;

-22 units of flower of at least 2 grams each (Unlabeled);

-22 units of concentrate in increments of at least 1 gram each (May be labeled);

-22 units of edibles (May be labeled);

-20 units of vape cartridges of at least .5 gram each + 2 grams in a container for easier testing

-22 individual units of topical;

Payment Information:

-Entries must be submitted with entry fee in the form of cash or cashier’s check or money order and made out to Righteous Innovations.

-Submit payment, membership agreement and contestant form in a sealed labeled envelope to the drop off location with entry OR mail payment, see contestant application for more details.

Drop Off Location and Time (Please adhere to time allocated for drop off): 

Photo/ Art

-Photo contestant application must be submitted by January 1, 2017.

-Photo/ Art contestants will bring their entry for display between 8am– 10am at Humboldt County Fairgrounds on Jan. 21.

-Photo/ Art must be equipped to hang or display your photo/art entry.

Cannabis Entries

-Product must be received no later than December 15th, 2016. Contact us in advance if you cannot make this deadline and need assistance.

-Please drop off the cannabis entry application form & collective membership agreement, entry and payment (if you are not mailing payment) to:

The Humboldt California Association

601 I St. Suite B

Arcata, CA 95521

Updated Drop Off Times (please contact us in advance if this is not possible.)

Mon-Fri: 10:00 am-12:00 pm (ONLY)

Sat-Sun: 12:00 pm-2:00 pm (ONLY)


-All entries will be lab tested for molds and pesticides. Entries containing mold and pesticides will be disqualified. Some entries may be subject to second party lab testing if results are in question.


-Donations for local veterans and compassionate care programs will be greatly appreciated.

-Please submit any donations in a separate packaging labeled “donations”.  If okay with donor, we will acknowledge those who make a donation of 14 grams or more on





(Please fill out the application forms and email to or drop off at 601 I St. Suite B Arcata, CA 95521 in a sealed labeled envelope)