Emerald Cup Launches New Classification System

The 2022 Emerald Cup Awards will look a minor unique this 12 months. The level of competition is adopting a new classification system for diverse strains of flower, heading properly outside of the standard and out-of-date sativa and indica classes.

Developed by Napro Investigation in 2013 and supplemented with much more than 250,000 terpene tests by SC Laboratories, the PhytoFacts® classification technique makes use of the chemometrics of cultivars to categorize various strains of hashish, mainly primarily based on terpenes, flavor and consequences.

The classification technique places distinctive cultivars into 6 various umbrella classes: Jacks and Hazes Tropical and Floral OGs and Gas Sweets and Dreams Dessert and Exotics. “Terpenes, on the other hand, with their unfamiliar names and mysterious effects, have largely added one more layer of buyer confusion now complex by extremely broad Indica/Sativa/Hybrid terminology, whimsical strain names, irrelevant THC/CBD percentages, and other ambiguous components that make the procedure of selecting the very best or suitable pressure, a much less-than-enjoyable ordeal for even the most seasoned cannabis connoisseurs,” reads the push release.

The names for the 6 different categories have been made the decision on making use of present business-conventional terminology, expanded on with tasting notes, outcomes typical strains, and of study course, the principal terpenes. The Emerald Cup believes this will enable the sector shift ahead with a additional accurate classification process, revolutionizing how we imagine about hashish.

“Together we hope to empower a improved way for shoppers to recognize the assortment of flavors, aromas and consequences inside Cannabis, and bridge the gap involving what legacy has constantly known with regards to terpene content defining quality,” claims Alec Dixon, co-founder of SC Laboratories. “We need to move away from this fixation that dispensary buyers and consumers have on delta-9 THC, which is at the moment blurring the strains between craft and corporate cannabis, and is homogenizing hashish genetics and main to the decline of biological diversity inside of Hashish.”