The California Exhibition & State Fair is now accepting applications for its first-ever science-based commercial cannabis competition until April 30.

The competition is open to all licensed California cannabis cultivators. 

SC Labs, a California-based cannabis and hemp testing lab, will test and score California-grown cannabis flower for seven individual cannabis plant compounds. Seventy-seven awards will be presented based on the levels of terpenes and cannabinoid concentration in the samples, Cannabis Business Times previously reported.

According to a Cal Expo press release, the competition will serve as a platform to educate consumers and highlight how the state’s cannabis industry aids the economy. 

In addition to the cannabis competition, the State Fair will also host matches for cheese, olive oil, wine and craft beer.

“The return of the State Fair this July is another testimony to California’s resiliency,” Rick Pickering, CEO of Cal Expo, said in a press release. “In addition to the iconic foods, entertainment and rides, the commercial competitions are part of the safe, fun and exciting way for families, friends and loved ones in our community to get back together this summer at their State Fair.” 

For more information on the cannabis competition, visit the California Commercial Competition Page

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