High Times Hemp Cup Judges: The CBD Department

Apr 12, 2021 | CBD EDUCATION

Have you heard the news? Our team at The CBD Department will be participating as judges in the first ever High Times Hemp Cup: People’s Choice Awards in 2021. 

This year, it is the People’s Choice. We are all the judges.  

This year, things are different. The High Time Hemp Cup festival is adapting and going virtual. That means, we’ll be documenting our entire journey and bringing you along with us. 

“Even without the ability to gather in public, the new concept has been a success, says Mark Kazinec, the director of competitions and events for High Times. “People have been thrilled that we can continue doing these competitions even in a pandemic,” Kazinec writes, as reported in Forbes. 

We’re kicking off judging from now until May 3, building toward the Awards Show on Sunday, May 9.

What is the High Times Hemp Cup?

The hemp market is larger and more promising than ever.  That also means it can be more challenging to navigate. 

That’s where The CBD Department and The High Times Hemp Cup come in. The CBD Department is on a mission to create clarity in the marketplace and make it easy and accessible for people (and pets) to find the right wellness choices for them. The High Times Hemp Cup “is aimed to identify and award the best Hemp-Derived CBD products across the nation, across a wide range of different categories, all to be judged by the great people of our nation…

This is a Hemp-Derived CBD competition only. All products must be registered by the State of origin and must have proof of lab results confirming the product is Hemp-Derived and under 0.3% Delta-9 THC.”

How Does the High Time Hemp Cup Work?

The competition includes over 200 different products across different categories. Each kit contains an assortment of items from the following categories- WOW:

  • Flower
  • Pre-Rolls
  • Concentrates & Extracts
  • Vape Pens
  • Edibles: Gummies
  • Edibles: Non-Gummies
  • Topical lotions, Salves, Oils, and Balms
  • Sublinguals, Tinctures, Capsules
  • Pet Products

How Will We Judge the Best Hemp in Each Category?

The CBD Department team has honed our hemp selection skills after working with the best brands on the market and launching our own house brand. We developed a system that allows us to methodically assess brands and products, while inserting a critical human touch to it. Over the coming weeks, we’ll share our judging methodology with you in hopes that it will help you learn how to judge for yourself. 

How You Can Be a Part of It!

That human touch we talked about is US and YOU. Join us for live weekly judging sessions starting on April 14. 

You’ll have the chance to offer your input, represent your favorite brands, ask your questions, and even receive some freebies!

The CBD Department takes pride in delivering the best products and working with brands of the highest quality and assurances, providing you with the best information and products we truly believe in. We are hands-on, from the farms until you receive your products in your hands, and for support at any step of your journey.

Now, we’re extending you the invitation to join us as we explore the market and determine the best of the best in each category. 

High Times Hemp Cup, here we come!

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