Hempcon Cup Competition Finals 2018



Jan 19, 2018 to Jan 21, 2018

The Hempcon Cup finals are coming to the San Jose Convention Center for the first cannabis event of 2018 and Hempcon's long awaited return to San Jose.  Hempcon is a medical marijuana show catering to those who may benefit from the medical use of marijuana. This will be one of the premiere events of the year with live entertainment and a huge amount of exhibits including medical marijuana dispensaries, collectives, caregivers, evaluation services, legal services, educational institutions, equipment, accessories, and many more. Hempcon will be an educational event with a full weekend of seminars and presentations by industry leaders, advocates, and attorneys. Whether you are a patient or someone who wants to learn more about medical marijuana, there is something for everyone.


2018 Season Opener - Open to all competitors

2017 Hempcon Cup Finals - Open to previous entrants who placed 1st - 3rd during the 2017 competition season.

Competition Rules:

Ibudtender is the official voting platform of Hempcon competitions.  Entrants must follow the rules outlined below or risk disqualification.




All entries must be received as described below or they will be disqualified.  Each entry will be tested by Harren's Lab.  Any entries deemed unfit for consumption will be disqualified.


Flowers - 56 individual 1 gram samples with no labeling, logos or distinct packaging.

Concentrates - 56 individual 1/2 gram samples with no labeling, logos or distinct packaging.

Cartridges - 56 individual 1/2 gram samples.  Labels and logos are permitted.

Topicals - 56 individual fully labeled samples.  

Edibles - 56 individual fully labeled samples.  

Products - 56 individual fully labeled samples.  


Hempcon Competition Categories


Best New Product - Any product that is new to market.

Best Infused Product - Any cannabis infused product may enter

Best Personal Vaporizer - Must be a full vaporizer setup.  No prefilled cartridges allowed (Must enter under Cartridges).

Best Topical - Any cannabis infused topical

Best Candy - Any hard candy, candy bar or candy like edibles may enter.

Best Dessert - Any dessert like edible

Best Edible - Any edible

Best Cartridge - Any pre-filled cartridge with a separate batery unit.

Best Sativa - Any flower with Sativa heavy effects

Best Indica - Any flower with Indica heavy effects

Best Hybrid - Any flower with mixed Sativa and Indica effects

Best CO2 - Any CO2 based concentrates that have not been distilled

Best Non Solvent - Any concentrate that was extracted using non-volatile processes or CO2. (Ex. Rosin, Water/Ice Hash, Press, Kief) 

Best Wax - Any concentrate that has not gone through a dewaxing process. (Ex. Wax, Honeybomb, Sugarwax, Puddy, Budder, Crumble)

Best Shatter - Concentrates that have undergone some dewaxing and have a shatter or pull and snap consistency. (Ex. Shatter, Pull n' Snap)

Best Oil - Concentrates that have nearly all waxes removed without the use of distilliation 

Best Distillate - Concentrates that have been distilled

Best Isolate - Concentrates that are nearly 100% pure isolation of a cannabinoid

Hempcon Cup Competition Finals 2018
Event Details

Dates: Jan 19, 2018 - Jan 21, 2018

San Jose Convention Center

150 W San Carlos St
San Jose, California

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