Certified Ganjiers Bring Comprehensive Judging Standards to OK’s Premier Cannabis Competition and Festival
Stillwater, OK – The Cowboy Cup, Oklahoma’s premier cannabis championship and arts festival, has partnered with Ganjier, the first of its kind cannabis sommelier certification program, for the Cowboy Cup Championship Powered by Ganjier™ on Dec. 2nd and 3rd in Stillwater, OK.
The fourth annual Cowboy Cup event brings together Oklahoma licensed growers, processors, vendors and enthusiasts in the spirit of competition, collaboration, and celebration of Oklahoma’s booming cannabis industry–with the Cowboy Cup Championship Powered by Ganjier™ bringing an elevated standard of credibility to to the judging of this already-prestigious competition.
“We are thrilled to partner with Ganjier to provide a new level of judging expertise to the Cowboy Cup Championship as we build on our reputation as the most prestigious cannabis competition in Oklahoma,” said CEO Daniel Lewis. “We pride ourselves on having the most fair, unbiased, and educated judging of any competition in the country–and bringing Certified Ganjiers™ on board doubles down on that commitment to all growers and processors who compete in this year’s Cowboy Cup Championship Powered by Ganjier™.
Ganjier is a first-of-its-kind, rigorous, multi-tiered cannabis sommelier certification created and taught by the most respected names in the field with the intent of producing an entirely new class of cannabis professional. As Masters of Cannabis Service, they are expertly trained in assessing and grading cannabis flower and concentrate quality using Ganjier’s signature Systematic Assessment Protocol™.
“The Cowboy Cup Championship Powered by Ganjier™ is a perfect demonstration of what Certified Ganjiers™ bring to the table–they are a true voice for quality as a trusted, reliable, and verifiable guide for the cannabis consumer,” said Derek Gilman, Managing Director of Ganjier. “We couldn’t be more excited to partner with the Cowboy Cup for an event that raises the bar for cannabis connoisseurs in Oklahoma by recognizing the best of the best in the spirit of fair competition.”
Oklahoma licensed cannabis growers and processors dedicated to strengthening the impact and quality of the medical cannabis industry will enter their products in the Cup to be tested and judged to determine the highest quality products in Oklahoma. Winners will gain recognition as a top Oklahoma grower or processor earning them greater demand and higher prices for their wholesale products.
Prospective judges will apply via the Cowboy Cup website, and will be hand-selected to rate entries via our point based system on Appearance, Aroma, Taste, Cure/Trim and Overall Experience. From there the Certified Ganjiers™ will handle the final judging process as they are given the top 15 selections in each of the three flower categories selected, and they will determine the award winners in each of these categories.
Along with the awards ceremony and live music, event highlights include an art exposition featuring local Oklahoma artists, glass blowing demonstrations, vendor booths, and educational seminars from top cannabis experts. Local food trucks will be on-site and alcohol sales will be available for the over-21 crowd.
Tickets go on sale July 10th, with fill details of the two-day event at
About The Cowboy Cup
The Cowboy Cup is Oklahoma’s premier and most comprehensive cannabis competition. It is held annually in December to include Oklahoma cannabis growers and processors, including outdoor flower.
In the tradition of the wine sommelier, cigar aficionado, or master chocolatier, Ganjier is a first-of-its-kind, rigorous, multi-tiered cannabis sommelier certification created and taught by the most respected names in the field with the intent of producing an entirely new class of cannabis professional—the Ganjier.