Heard Rumors That the Emerald Cup Sold? Founder, Tim Blake, Says, ‘No!’
This week, rumors have flashed through the cannabis community that the Emerald Cup was sold to a large production company. We called Tim Blake today and he stated uncategorically, “We will never sell the Cup.” He did say was exploring selling less than 50% but he wanted to keep control of the beloved cannabis cup event.
Blake said, “I’m never going to let the Emerald Cup get dumbed down.” He added that he didn’t want the event which was rooted in the underground cannabis grower community to become a plastic event where “GMO drinks” are sold.
He spoke of plans to have more speakers and comedy acts next year and of working on smoothing the contest which struggled with too many entries arriving late in the judging process last year.