The results of the 2021 High Times Cannabis Cup Arizona are in. The winners include makers of edibles, vape pens, concentrates, and a California company that swept all three flower categories.
Founded in Amsterdam in 1988 by former High Times magazine editor Steve Hager, the Cannabis Cup has grown into the world’s premier cannabis championship, with annual competitions taking place in more than a dozen cities. This year marked the first High Times Cannabis Cup in Arizona, and the first People’s Choice Edition, in which the general public participated in voting.
Judge kits for each of the eight categories went on sale (ranging from $79 to $239) at dispensaries Valleywide starting June 12, and results were announced August 22. More than 1,400 judges voted for the winners among 120 entries from 45 brands.
Connected Cannabis Co. and Alien Labs won first place in all three flower categories (indica, sativa, and hybrid).
“We’re proud to receive top honors across all flower categories in the cannabis industry’s most competitive product awards for Arizona,” Connected CEO Sam Ghods said. “Our first-place rankings in Cannabis Cup Arizona are a testament not only to the success of our complex breeding program and premium genetics portfolio but also our ability to cultivate quality cannabis at scale.”
Local company Baked Bros won first place in the “Edibles – Gummies” category with its Prickly Pear Lemonade OG Kush Stoney Gummies. The gummies contain THC, CBD, and Delta 8, and are the company’s newest product. They debuted during the Cannabis Cup. “Baked Bros was born and raised in Arizona,” Baked Bros co-founder and chief marketing officer Nadeem Al-Hasan said. “We entered the dispensaries in 2015, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be part of the first Arizona High Times Cannabis Cup.”
Here is the complete list of 2021 High Times Cannabis Cup Arizona winners:
1st place: Melonade by Alien Labs
2nd place: Anslinger’s Demise by Shango x True Harvest
3rd place: Jenny Kush by Aeriz
1st place: Gushers by Connected Cannabis Co.
2nd place: Alien Cookies by Shango x True Harvest
3rd place: Mac1 by Aeriz
1st place: Alien Cookies Live Rosin by Shango x True Harvest
2nd place: Strawberry Banana Live Resin Diamonds by HOLOH extracts
3rd place: Platinum Kush Breath Badder by Earth Extracts
1st place: Black and Blue Kush by Item 9 Labs
2nd place: Rocket Pop Vape Pen by K.I.N.D. – Sweet Karts
3rd place: Maui Wowie Vape by Bloom