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Willie Nelson Award adias favorite

The Emerald Cup is a harvest festival, trade show, and celebration of outdoor sustainably grown cannabis. It brings together farmers from the famed Emerald Triangle, with their cousins in Sonoma and surrounding counties.

The event Saturday and Sunday sent us to the dictionary to see if the festival was Dionysian or Bacchanalian. One’s Greek, the other’s Roman – but they mean the same thing – uninhibited celebration, often aided by wine or other substances.

Twenty-five thousand plus were expected at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, among them, reporters Adia White and Steve Mencher.

(Photo: Willie Nelson accepts the Emerald Cup Lifetime Achievement Award, now renamed the Willie Nelson Award. Credit: Adia White)



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The Swami Select corner of the trade show was a warm and welcoming place for visitors to the Emerald Cup. Several servers circulated in the area offering joints rolled from leftovers culled from the competition. (Photo: Steve Mencher)

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