Canadian Cannabis Championship comes to Grow Up Alberta this spring

The Grow Up Conference in Alberta, at the Edmonton Convention Centre May 28 to 30, will feature The Canadian Cannabis Championship, saluting Canada’s top licensed producers.

Who produces the best weed in Canada? Industry professionals and consumers alike will weigh in during the the Canadian Cannabis Championship in May.

Part of the Grow Up Conference in Alberta, at the Edmonton Convention Centre May 28 to 30, The Canadian Cannabis Championship invites Canada’s top licensed producers to hash it out for the ultimate recognition.

Open to Health Canada-licensed producers nationwide, legal flower and extract brands, cultivators and processors with current SKU listings, entries will be judged by respected cannabis industry connoisseurs and consumers on Sunday, May 28.

New this year, the 12 flower finalists along with the 2022 winner, Reef Organics, and a select micro will be packaged into a one-of-a-kind pre-roll pack featuring 14 x half-gram joints, labelled with each finalist’s entry.

Consumers will have the opportunity to buy the packs across Alberta ahead of the event, and vote online to determine which strain will take away the “2023 Fan Favourite” award.

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Powered by Canadian Cannabis Exchange, judging will take place live in the outdoor Grow Up Consumption Lounge in front of Grow Up attendees. The carefully selected judges will assess the products by four categories:

  • Appearance: trim quality, trichome formation, density, etc.
  • Aroma: terpenes, esters, aldehydes, etc.
  • Ash: colour, texture and the burn test, etc.
  • Enjoyment: the overall experience and effects of the product

Randy Rowe, President of Grow Up Conference, is excited to spotlight the makers and products bringing consistent, high-quality cannabis into the legal market.

“It’s important to recognize the producers and processors putting in the hard work to provide quality products we enjoy, and we’re thrilled to be the first legal cannabis cup in Canada,” says Rowe. “We have a rich history of producing world-renowned cannabis events, and we know Alberta has a huge presence and influence on the industry. We can’t wait to see who comes out on top.”

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Only products in the Canadian adult-use market are eligible. Medical cannabis will not be considered for the awards at this time.

First-place winners in each category of flower, concentrates and fan’s choice will receive $1,000 cash courtesy of Canadian Cannabis Exchange and Grow Up, as well as thousands of dollars in LED lighting packages provided by Aelius LED.

First, second and third-place winners for each category will be announced live on Tuesday, May 30. Flower judging is May 28 and hash judging on May 29, with the winners announced May 30.

Unable to make the awards? Watch judging sessions through a livestream via Grow Up Conference and Expo social media.

Enter The Canadian Cannabis Championship:

To enter the Canadian Cannabis Championship, submit by Feb.10 to

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