California smokers have some new all-stars to snap up in stores.

Sunday in Santa Rosa, CA, and online, the organizers of The Emerald Cup 2021 announced the winners of the prestigious pot contest during a 90-minute livestream. Now the race is on to buy up these winning brands and strains, and taste a piece of the glory.

The awards started at 4:20 pm Sunday featuring pre-recorded skits from Abdullah Saeed, musical performances from Ziggy Marley, and an interview with the 2020 Willie Nelson Award winner, Winona Laduke.

Even during a pandemic, the creme of California breeders, cultivators, extractors, and manufacturers sent their best for what Leafly has previously called “the world’s largest commercial outdoor cannabis contest.”

Despite an increasingly bad…

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