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WARNING: Know what is in it before you smoke it!


The goal of the HempfestCUP is to ensure safe cannabis for home growers and other users. Entring your cannabis into the CUP is an opportunity to know if your cannabis is safe for consumption before you use it.


How does it Work?


Each application is for one product/ cultivar/ strain. You can enter one (1) product for full testing results to determine the safety of your cannabis.  If you have multiple products that you want to enter please purchase an entry for each product.


Each product will go through professional testing with Keystone Labs for cannabinoid profiles and to ensure it meets the same requirements that licence holders must meet. The cost of this test alone is typically worth over $450.   The price of entry is only $199.99, which includes the testing & judge' analysis we review the safety of your weed through lab testing and the actual effects on the human body with our Judges analysis!


**Entry Deadline: August 10th



Who can Join?


Any Canadian Citizen that can legally grow Cannabis can participate. Some are limited to 4 plants, some have ACMPR or MMAR/MMPR grows. We are welcoming Micro Cultivators, Licenced Producers and everyone else licenced under the Cannabis Act in Canada. We want to see it all -Show us what you've got! 


We are 100% legal & satisfaction guaranteed.





10g from each entry will be lab tested for:

Our goal is to ensure safe cannabis consumption for home growers and all users.






Alpha-Bisabolol, Borneol, Camphene, Camphor, trans-Caryophyllene, alpha-Cedrene, (+) Cedrol, (1S) + 3-Carene, Eucalyptol, Farnesene, Fenchol, Fenchone, Geranyl Acetate, Guaiol, alpha-Humulene, Isoborneol, (R)-(+)-Limonene, Linalool, DL-Menthol, beta-Myrcene, cis-Nerolidol, trans-Nerolidol, alpha-Ocimene, beta-Ocimene, alpha-Phellandrene, alpha-Pinene, beta-Pinene, Sabinene, Sabinene Hydrate, alpha-Terpinene, gamma-Terpinene, Terpinolene, Valencene, Terpineol, (+)-Pulegone, Geraniol, Caryophyllene Oxide, Isopulegol, p-Cymene (identified but not quantified)


+ Add HEAVY METALS for $150 extra (Your choice - add this option to your form while entering)




OVER 20 entries





Our Judges. 2020

safety analysis testing team

The Hempfest Cannabis CUP is proud to bring together the following inspirational panel from across the Cannabis community.

Our Safety analysis testing team will analyze each entry for safety and purity, know what is in it before you smoke it.

Andrew Freedman

The Modern Host, CUP HempCee!

Andrew Freedman focuses on pairing cannabis, beer, cocktail, wine and gastronomy are completely unique and original.


Bringing knowledge to the use of cannabis at your next event to unsure safe use of cannabis in a all gratherings, where cannabis or cannabis infused items may be available.


Andrew worked in the cannabis trade for over a decade. Noticing that there was a lack of scientific language for describing cannabis he became very interested in blind tasting wine. His expertise in growing and extracting cannabis led to a passion in viticulture and oenology. He soon found himself living on a vineyard working as a cellar hand at a estate winery. While honing his palate he became a WSET 3 and one of few Canadian Wine Scholars. Andrews passion for cannabis and wine led him to begin teaching what he had learned and created "The Modern Host"; YouTube channel which currently features new content constantly. Andrew is the host and producer of the “Beers With Buds” podcast which charted at #49 on the
Canadian food podcast rankings and currently sits in the top 150. You can also find Andrew writing for various international publications about cannabis, wine and dining. Andrew currently teaches seminars about cannabis and wine pairing, cannabis cocktails and cannabis dining. He also hosts and presents at cannabis dining events across North America.

Jacqui Childs

Social Influencer

Jacqui is an international best selling author and an award winning influencer, representing several brands in the Cannabis space. 

(Ocannabiz 2019 Leafly 2020) 


She co-hosts a highly successful podcast "The Green Room" 


Jacqui is the sex and cannabis writer for KIND magazine, which can be found in Canadian dispensaries. 


Jacqui is a medicinal cannabis user and has been growing her own medicine for the last 3 years. 

She has judged Cannabis cups and Infused food competitions across Canada. 

She has an online following into to the millions, with over 2 million followers on her verified Facebook page.



Jacqui uses all her social platforms to help #endthestigma and create positive and meaningful conversations around plant medicine with an underlying message of kindness.


Basil Kelly

Formerly of The Cannabis Show

Basil has been working with and helping people who use cannabis as a medicine for many years. He’s seemingly done it all, from pitching in at a local compassion club, to working at Natural Health Services, to co-hosting the weekly YouTube series “The Cannabis Show.” He recently co-founded Royal Ascension, which brings years of cannabis industry experience and strategy, marketing and promotion, as well as subject matter expertise, all under one roof. Basil remains passionate for speaking about this amazing plant and its positive effects on the body and society alike.

Brad Martin


Brad holds a BSc from Dalhousie University and has been researching the North American cannabis market since 2016. Tracking over a million cannabis listings per day, Brad demonstrates awareness of market trends and employs this knowledge when selecting genetics for his crosses. Both a personal and designated grower, Brad has 6 years experience growing cannabis and is passionate about contributing new variety to the market.

You can find Brad @

Hart Steinfeld

Sundial Cannabis

Hart Steinfeld is a medical cannabis professional in the clinic and LP spaces. Working in the legal cannabis industry since 2015, Hart was the first employee hired at Natural Health Services, and played an integral role in creating one of Canada’s largest medical cannabis clinics. Hart is co-host, writer and creative thinker for ‘The Cannabis Show’, a weekly YouTube series that focuses on cannabis education in a smart, entertaining and engaging way. He is currently the manager of National Medical Sales at Sundial Cannabis.

Chris Foord


Chris started out in the cannabis industry as a host and writer of the award-winning ‘Cannabis Show’ in 2016. Although a cannabis user for many years Chris joined the show admittingly knowing little about cannabis except that he enjoyed it and was (unknowingly) using cannabis medically. Since then, Chris worked as an educator for cannabis patients at one of Canada's largest medical cannabis clinics, as a corporate trainer for Licensed Producer Sundial, and has emceed and spoken at HempFest and other cannabis expos all over Canada. Chris has interviewed doctors, patients, cannabis experts, and even the legendary Tommy Chong! Outside of the cannabis space, you can also hear Chris rocking the airwaves as a full time radio DJ on CJAY 92 in Calgary. 

Our Guarantee to you

100% legal and satisfaction guaranteed!


Know what is in it before you smoke it.


The Hempfest Cannabis CUP is for all growers from the amateur to the pro grower!  Each entry will receive over $450 of professional testing from Keystone Labs, and a full analysis from our team of prestigious judges. For the low entry fee (starting at) $199.99 + your satisfaction is guaranteed!


If you are unsatisfied in any way, we will refund your entry fee! We can NOT issue refunds after August 5th, 2020


The 8 Categories to honour best pratices in growing for safe cannabis

+ Top female grower



These categories in which we will give each entry marks will allow us to learn from others about best practices for growing safe cannabis for the user. Marking entries also allow us to know who is growing the safest cannabis so we can learn more about the how's and why's of producing safer cannabis.