The Dispo
A-Bay Bay, Black Amber, Blueberry Lemonade, Cherry Diesel, FUBAR, First Class Funk, Grape Gasoline S1, Marshmallow OG #9, Orange Acai, PAY, Puzzle Juice, SNI, Slurricane, Sour Apple, Sour Rado, Super Sour Lemon, Tangidos, Triangle OG, Turnt, WOF, Woosah
The Underground Station
Cherry Hills, El Chivo #4, Wedding Crasher
Top Crop
Cherry Hills, Durban Kush #8, KPF, SNX, Sueno, Veritas Cookies
Tumbleweed
Apples & Bananas, FUBAR, Marshmallow OG #9, OZ Kush, Passionfruit, Puzzle Juice, SNX, WOF
Twin Peaks
A-Bay Bay, Apples & Bananas, Blueberry Lemonade, Durban Kush #8, El Chivo #4, First Class Funk, Glitter Bomb, Grape Gasoline S1, SNI, Slurricane, Sour Apple
Backstage Grass
First Class Funk, Triangle OG
Best Budz
WOF, Yuk Mouth
Best High
Apples & Bananas, Cherry Hills, Marshmallow OG #9, PAY, Passionfruit, SNX, Slurricane
Blue Heron
A-Bay Bay, Apples & Bananas, Black Amber, Cherry Diesel, FUBAR, Glitter Bomb, Grape Gasoline S1, Medellin, Sour Rado
Bud Board
Cherry Hills, Durban Kush #8, KPF, SNX, Sueno, Veritas Cookies
COS Confidential
First Class Funk, Marshmallow OG #9, OZ Kush, Sudz, Triangle OG, WOF, Wedding Crasher, Yuk Mouth
Canna Cabinet
A-Bay Bay, Apples & Bananas, Bananaghani, Black Amber, Blueberry Lemonade, Durban Kush #8, FUBAR, First Class Funk, Gelato 41, Glitter Bomb, Grape Gasoline S1, Medellin, Orange Acai, PAY, Passionfruit, Puzzle Juice, SNI, SNX, Slurricane, Sour Apple, Sour Rado, Sudz, Super Sour Lemon, Tangidos, Turnt, WOF, WRZ, Watermelon Sorbet, Wedding Crasher, Woosah, Yuk Mouth
Cannabicare
First Class Funk, Glitter Bomb, Grape Gasoline S1, Medellin, Sour Rado, Sudz, WOF
Cherry Peak
A-Bay Bay, Apples & Bananas, Bananaghani, Blueberry Lemonade, Durban Kush #8, El Chivo #4, Frozen Dessert, Glitter Bomb, Grape Gasoline S1, Marshmallow OG #9, Medellin, Muffinz Breath #1, Orange Acai, PAY, SNI, SNX, Slurricane, Sour Apple, Sour Rado, Street Urchin, Sudz, Super Sour Lemon, Tangidos, Turnt
Chronic Therapy
A-Bay Bay, Black Amber, FUBAR, Sour Rado, Woosah
Colorado Harvest Company
Apples & Bananas, Bananaghani, Black Amber, Blueberry Lemonade, Divine Kush Breath, Durban Kush #8, El Chivo #4, FUBAR, First Class Funk, Frozen Dessert, Gelato 41, Glitter Bomb, Grape Gasoline S1, Marshmallow OG #9, Medellin, Melonade #8, Orange Acai, PAY, Passionfruit, Puzzle Juice, SNI, SNX, Sour Apple, Sour Rado, Sudz, Super Sour Lemon, Tangidos, Triangle OG, Turnt, WOF, WRZ, Watermelon Sorbet, Woosah
Dark Matter
Cherry Hills, Durban Kush #8, KPF, SNX, Sueno, Veritas Cookies
Elevated
Melonade #8, Muffinz Breath #1, Passionfruit, SNI, Sudz, Triangle OG, Woosah
Emerald Fields
Black Amber, Cherry Hills, Durban Kush #8, First Class Funk, Marshmallow OG #9, Melonade #8, Muffinz Breath #1, SNI, SNX, Sour Rado, Street Urchin, Sudz, WOF, Watermelon Sorbet, Woosah, Yuk Mouth
Emerald Fields Wash Park
First Class Funk, Street Urchin, Sudz, WOF, Watermelon Sorbet, Woosah
Fiddlers Green
A-Bay Bay, Blueberry Lemonade, SNI, Sour Apple, Turnt
Green World
A-Bay Bay, Black Amber, FUBAR, Sour Rado, Woosah
Green World Express
Peach Kush #2
High Class
Sueno, Veritas Cookies
Kind Care of Colorado
A-Bay Bay, Apples & Bananas, Bananaghani, Black Amber, Durban Kush #8, El Chivo #4, FUBAR, First Class Funk, Glitter Bomb, Grape Gasoline S1, Marshmallow OG #9, Medellin, PAY, Passionfruit, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Street Urchin, Sudz
LA CASA CANNA BIS
Peach Kush #2
LivWell - Central Park
Watermelon Sorbet
LivWell - Commerce City
Bordeaux #5, Divine Kush Breath
LivWell - Cortez
Bordeaux #5, Cherry Hills, Divine Kush Breath
LivWell - Evans
Watermelon Sorbet
LivWell - Federal Heights
Divine Kush Breath
LivWell - Mancos
Cherry Hills
LivWell - Peoria
Watermelon Sorbet
LivWell - Tower Road
Bordeaux #5, Cherry Hills, Divine Kush Breath
LivWell - Uptown
Divine Kush Breath
Livgreen
A-Bay Bay, Apples & Bananas, Bananaghani, Black Amber, FUBAR, Glitter Bomb, Grape Gasoline S1, PAY, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Triangle OG, Woosah, Yuk Mouth
Lucky Monkey Buds
FUBAR, First Class Funk, Grape Gasoline S1
Magnolia Rd
Cherry Hills
Magnolia Road
A-Bay Bay, Apples & Bananas, Black Amber, Bubba Berry, Cherry Hills, Divine Kush Breath, Durban Kush #8, FUBAR, First Class Funk, Glitter Bomb, Grape Gasoline S1, Muffinz Breath #1, Passionfruit, Platinum Kush Breath, Sour Rado, Tart Pops #4, Woosah, Yuk Mouth
Medicine Man
Apples & Bananas, Black Amber, FUBAR, First Class Funk
Mellow Harvest
Durban Kush #8, KPF, SNX, Sueno, Veritas Cookies
Native Roots
A-Bay Bay, Apples & Bananas, Bananaghani, Black Amber, Bordeaux #5, Cherry Diesel, Cherry Hills, Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, Divine Kush Breath, Durban Kush #8, El Chivo #4, FUBAR, First Class Funk, Forza San Souci #4, Frozen Dessert, Gelato 41, Glitter Bomb, Grape Gasoline S1, LCS, Marshmallow OG #9, Melonade #8, Muffinz Breath #1, OZ Kush, Orange Acai, PAY, Passionfruit, Peach Crescendo #2, Puzzle Juice, RUN, SNI, SNX, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Street Urchin, Sudz, Super Sour Lemon, Tart Pops #4, Triangle OG, WOF, WRZ, Watermelon Sorbet, Wedding Crasher, Woosah, Yuk Mouth
Nature's Kiss
Bordeaux #5, Cherry Hills, Durban Kush #8, Passionfruit, SNX
Peak North
Black Amber, Durban Kush #8, First Class Funk, Passionfruit, Triangle OG, Yuk Mouth
Police and Thieves
Durban Kush #8, LCS, SNI, Sherb Crasher, Triangle OG
RoadRunner
KPF, SNX, Veritas Cookies
Rocky Mountain
A-Bay Bay, Black Amber, Blueberry Lemonade, FUBAR, SNI, Slurricane, Sour Apple, Sour Rado, Tangidos, Woosah
Rocky Mountain Blaze
A-Bay Bay, Black Amber, Bordeaux #5, FUBAR, First Class Funk, Marshmallow OG #9, PAY, Woosah
Rocky Mountain Cannasol
Apples & Bananas, Cherry Hills, Passionfruit, SNI, Sudz
Rocky Road Remedies
Apples & Bananas, FUBAR, Glitter Bomb, Grape Gasoline S1, Medellin, Puzzle Juice, Sour Rado, Woosah
Roots Rx
Bananaghani, Blueberry Lemonade, Bordeaux #5, Bubba Berry, Cherry Hills, Divine Kush Breath, Durban Kush #8, El Chivo #4, Muffinz Breath #1, Passionfruit, SNX, Sour Apple, Sudz, Tart Pops #4, Triangle OG, Turnt, WOF, Wedding Crasher
SMOKEY'S
Cherry Hills, First Class Funk, Melonade #8, Muffinz Breath #1, SNI, SNX, Street Urchin, WOF, Watermelon Sorbet, Woosah
Skunked
A-Bay Bay, Apples & Bananas, Black Amber, FUBAR, Glitter Bomb, Grape Gasoline S1, Medellin, Sour Rado, Woosah
Solace Meds
Apples & Bananas, Divine Kush Breath, Durban Kush #8, El Chivo #4, First Class Funk, SNI, Slurricane, Street Urchin, Sudz, Yuk Mouth
Spark Dispensary
First Class Funk, Marshmallow OG #9, Sudz, Triangle OG, Wedding Crasher, Yuk Mouth
Standing Akimbo
Bordeaux #5, Cherry Hills, Divine Kush Breath, Durban Kush #8, First Class Funk, Forza San Souci #4, Marshmallow OG #9, Melonade #8, Muffinz Breath #1, OZ Kush, PAY, Passionfruit, SNI, Slurricane, Street Urchin, Sudz, Triangle OG, WOF, Watermelon Sorbet, Woosah, Yuk Mouth
Star Buds
Durban Kush #8, El Chivo #4, Peach Crescendo #2, Peach Kush #2, Slurricane, Triangle OG, Yuk Mouth
Starbuds
Durban Kush #8, El Chivo #4, Peach Crescendo #2, Peach Kush #2, Slurricane, Triangle OG, Yuk Mouth
TGS
A-Bay Bay, Apples & Bananas, Black Amber, Blueberry Lemonade, Bordeaux #5, Cherry Hills, Divine Kush Breath, Durban Kush #8, First Class Funk, Frozen Dessert, Glitter Bomb, Marshmallow OG #9, Muffinz Breath #1, OZ Kush, PAY, Passionfruit, SNI, SNX, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Street Urchin, Sudz, WOF, Woosah
THE GREEN SOLUTION LLC
Apples & Bananas
The 404 Dispensary
A-Bay Bay, Blueberry Lemonade, Cherry Hills, Durban Kush #8, Muffinz Breath #1, Slurricane, Triangle OG
The 64 Store
A-Bay Bay, Black Amber, Fubar, Marshmallow OG #9

January 9, 2023

The Best Weed In America For 2023 (Cannabis Cup Winners) And Where To Buy It

by Leafly, Benzinga Contributor

January 8, 2023 8:10 AM | 5 min read

The Best Weed In America For 2023 (Cannabis Cup Winners) And Where To Buy It

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This article was originally published on Leafly and appears here with permission.

Can you taste it, Leafly nation? 2023 is nearly here. This was an excellent year for weed and weed lovers, both in the cultural and political sense, and it’s only up from here. The new year is the perfect time to clean out that bong and prepare it for new things. 

With dozens of cannabis competitions held this year, from the High Times People’s Choice Cups to the east coast Cultivators’ Cup to the Cowboy Cup to the insiders’ Transbay Challenges, winners of 2022 have emerged with a flourish. Here are some of the best strains, edibles, and dabs of 2022, and where you can find them. 

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California

The golden state remains the gold standard for craft cannabis. This year, we surveyed winners from all palates and walks of life, including the Emerald Cup, LA and SF Transbay Challenges (organized by Leafly contributor Jimi Devine), the SoCal High Times Cannabis Cup, the Farmers Cup, and the California State Fair

Boutique brand Wonderbrett’s Orange Banana was the clear Farmers’ Cup winner, sweeping first place overall in addition to best aroma, effect, taste, and highest cannabinoids.

The People of SoCal spoke with their whole chest when they chose Top Shelf Cultivation’s Woah Si Woah and Sense Cannabis’ Pink Certz (also the SF Transbay challenge winner) as their indica and hybrid flower winners. Team Elite Genetics snagged the sativa trophy with Pearadise. Our 2022 Strain of the Year, Jealousy, grown by LitHouse, placed second. 

Fig Farms had a great run at the Emerald Cup, nabbing both the indoor flower crown and the breeders’ cup with Animal Face and Holy Moly! For sungrown flower, Lemon Sponge Cake by Farmer and the Felon came out on top. 

Fig Farms Animal Face. Hybrid. (David Downs/Leafly)

MOCA Humboldt also won half a dozen placements for terpenes and cannabinoids at the CA State Fair for their Wookies, Grape Cookies, and ZOG strains.

If you’re feeling hashy, LA Family Farms’ Rainbow Belts won best hash at LA’s Transbay Challenge, while Bear Labs’ Kiwi Thin Mintz diamonds came out on top for solvent concentrates.

Rosin-based edibles were a hit this year too. Concentrate brand Kalya Extracts collaborated on two edible winners this year, with Elefante’s papaya rosin gummies and Cosmic Edibles’ cookies.

Oregon

Oregon’s Growers’ Cup shows off the best of the Beaver State’s buds. Kapricorn’s Candy Rain won for indoor flower, while Cannassentials’ Spritzer clinched sungrown. Avitas won both the people’s choice award and placed second in prerolls.

Colorado

Colorado loves its fruit-forward strains this year, and evidently, it’s Runtz. 

While DENREC’s Purple Monkey Face Slap won best flower overall at the Connoisseurs Cup, their Zkittlez Kush Mints also won best sativa. A straight Runtz by Lit Dispensary won for hybrids, and Merakicanna’s Dry Ice was deemed the indica winner. 

In a twist, Harmony Extracts’ Original Glue beat out Runtz for best rosin concentrate. Meanwhile, the Colorado Cannabis Cup dubbed High Level Health’s Runtz the hybrid winner, along with the brand’s Cookie Monster for Indica and Sour Orange Zkittlez by Veritas Fine Cannabis for sativa. 

Colorado’s commercial Grow Off strain was Super Soldier Serum #3, which Growlytics clinched for highest cannabinoids and second place for terpenes.

Arizona

The competition is heating up in Arizona for its second year of recreational sales. The Errl (that’s oil) Cup was the perfect stage for Trumed to assert their dominance with two winning strains, Rainbow Sherbert #11, and CK Jb’s Cut.

Illinois

In the Prairie State, big multi-state brands and grower-retailers still mostly reign supreme at competitions. Rythm’s Brownie Scout took gold and Revolution Cannabis’ Gorilla’d Cheese won for both hybrid flower and concentrates. To our surprise, Bay Area-based Fig Farms won the sativa category with Figment. 

Michigan

The High Times Cannabis Cup (people’s choice edition) landed in Michigan, a state we love for their deep-rooted cannabis culture. Despite a long, cold winter, Michigan loves its tangy, tropical terps as Society C’s Spritzer and Hypha’s Tropical Runtz beat the competition. 

Massachusetts

Massachusetts knows how to mix the old with the new. Bountiful Farms dispensary won the Cultivators Cup with Slap n Tickle, while Happy Valley scored in two Cannabis Cup categories for Super Lemon Haze and End Game Cookies.

Oklahoma

Yee haw! The Oklahoma Cowboy Cup saw Skye Flower’s Larry Bird and Bar-H-Industries’ Royal Kush lasso their way to victory. 

New York

New York loves its classics. The NY Harvest Fest was full of cannabis lovers that will hopefully soon be on shelves as the state’s first recreational dispensaries come online. While these strains weren’t attributed, Blueberry Muffin beat out all competitors. 

Montana

Montana is for (weed) lovers! The Lovers Cup held its inaugural competition that longtime Leafly contributor Max Savage Levenson called “a DIY celebration of the best weed for sex, the chillest strains for our long winters, and a much-needed opportunity to raise a glass to our unparalleled community of craft growers.” 

The first Lovers Cup champions were Pure Remedies, which won with the Exotic Genetix creation The Woah!!!. Tropical Runtz made another winning appearance for best flavor, this time from Big Sky Buds.

Winners Circle—All 2022 US cannabis contest winners

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