You Can Be a Judge in This Year’s NorCal Cannabis Cup

High Times is bringing its signature series of cannabis competitions is back to Northern California in 2021. This year, the event will be virtual, allowing the residents of NorCal to be the judges.

The famed Cannabis Cup NorCal: People’s Choice 2021 is slated to kick off in June with winners of the coveted trophies announced in August. High Times is currently looking for judges to help pick this year’s winners.

In order to become a judge, go to to sign up for your spot. Beginning on June 25, prospective judges can order their kits from one of High Times’ NorCal locations, including High Times Oakport in Oakland, Synergy in Redding and 530 Cannabis in Shasta Lake. You can choose any of the following categories to be a judge:

  • Flower (Sativa)
  • Flower (Indica)
  • Flower (Hybrid)
  • Flower (Sungrown)
  • Solvent Concentrates
  • Non-Solvent Concentrates
  • Pre-Rolls
  • Vape Pens & Cartridges
  • Edibles: Food Items (Gummies, Chocolates)
  • Edibles: Non-Food Items (Tinctures, Capsules)
  • Topicals
  • Hemp-Derived CBD

Once your kit is received, the judging period continues through August 23, with winners honored at a digital awards show to be streamed on Facebook Live on Sunday, August 29 at 4:20 p.m. PDT.

The competition aims to find California’s best cannabis products in a wide range of categories, as judged by the consumers of Northern California. This is the first time judging is open to the Northern California public, promising to field the largest pool of judges the area has ever seen.

Here’s what the in-person NorCal Cannabis Cup has looked like in the past:

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