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CannaRoyalty’s CR Brands™ Wins Big at the Hempcon Cup Awards

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Feb 20, 2018, 08:00 ET

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CR Brands picks up six awards including Best Edible and Best Cartridge for its work with Soul Sugar Kitchen, GreenRock Botanicals and Simply E-Roll

OAKLAND, CA , Feb. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – CR Brands – a division of CannaRoyalty Corp. (CSE: CRZ) (OTCQX: CNNRF) (“CannaRoyalty” or the “Company”), an operator in the legal cannabis industry – announced today that it has won a total of six 2017 Hempcon Cup Awards notably including Best Candy, Best Edible, and the Best Connoisseur Edible for its work with Soul Sugar Kitchen brand. Based in California , Soul Sugar Kitchen has created a line of multiple award-winning gourmet cannabis edibles which includes peanut butter cups, savory mixes and jellies, all of which are available for purchase in California through the distribution network of River Collective, another CannaRoyalty investee.

Soul Sugar Kitchen’s 10mg THC peanut butter cups Raspberry Jam Reborn and Milk Chocolate Crunch, won Best Candy of 2017. The Peacefully Parmesan Ranch savory snack mix, which contains approximately ten servings, each with 10mg of THC, won Best Edible of 2017 as well as the ultimate edible award, Best Connoisseur Edible of 2017. Soul Sugar Kitchen also won 2 nd Best Candy of 2017 for its 10mg THC infused jellies, which are available in grape, cherry, and blue raspberry. The 2017 Hempcon Cup Awards are a culmination of three stages of testing from preliminaries, semi-finals, and finals.

CR Brands also took home a number of trophies in other categories; GreenRock Botanicals and Simply E-Roll were both named Hempcon first place winners in the 2018 preliminaries. The Pineapple Express vape cartridge from GreenRock Botanicals’ Classic line won Best Cartridge. The Mango Passionfruit flavor of disposable vaporizer Simply E-Roll won Best Personal Vaporizer. Simple E-Roll is being acquired as part of the Kaya deal previously disclosed on November 28 th , 2017.

“I am incredibly honored to be recognized at Hempcon again,” said Chef Marcus Lentz of Soul Sugar Kitchen. “Our team works tirelessly to ensure that our edibles are premium products that taste good, and more importantly, are consistent in terms of their milligram dosage. This market is growing at a rapid pace and Soul Sugar Kitchen is working rigorously to service the edibles category on a broader scale. From salty to sweet, we have something for everyone’s palate.”

Chef Marcus is a third generation cannabis grower and activist who has been working in culinary arts for over 20 years. He first began crafting legal cannabis confections in 2007 and has won 18 regional awards which include best new edible, best candy, best new products, and more. Chef Marcus is also the current HIGH TIMES Top Cannabis Chef after winning a top chef competition in 2017.

“Chef Marcus is a master at his work and these Hempcon Cup Awards are reflective of that. Expect to see a more expansive and creative edible line from CR Brands under Marcus’ leadership. The awards also further demonstrate CannaRoyalty’s dedication to investing in the right people and developing premium, award-winning products that both positively contribute to CR Brands’ expansion strategy, and most importantly, deliver the best in what consumers are seeking,” added Dave Vautrin , CannaRoyalty’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “Soul Sugar Kitchen, GreenRock Botanicals, and Simply eRoll are just a few of the many CR Brands that will continue to develop, sell, and market throughout North America , and in the future, on a global scale.”

Most recently, CannaRoyalty announced it expanded the Bhang brand footprint in California . The expansion included Bhang Vape’s premium line of oils, disposable vape pens, and cartridge vape kits through the River distribution network. Last week, the Company also formed a strategic partnership with premium craft flower cultivator, FloraCal.

About GreenRock Botanicals™
The GreenRock Botanicals™ classic line starts with premium cannabis distillate oil, features a variety of flavor profiles including but not limited to Grape Ape, Pineapple Express, Platinum Cookies and Grand Daddy Purp, and is coupled with a best-in-class vape pen delivery system. The GreenRock Botanicals™ vape pen cartridge features a stainless-steel tip, a quartz glass tank with a ceramic wick and Kanthal coil, and the ability to regulate airflow. The combination of quality cannabis oil coupled with the premium delivery system provides the consumer with a distinctly rich vaping experience every time.

About Soul Sugar Kitchen™
The Soul Sugar Kitchen™ brand features delicious, award-winning, cannabis-infused edibles, which use premium quality distillate to ensure clean taste profiles. Soul Sugar Kitchen™ recipes celebrate the free, fun-loving spirit of the cannabis movement and are created with love by passionate, enthusiastic chefs. The initial line, which was recently launched in the California market, features: homemade peanut butter chocolate cups in Raspberry Jam and Milk Chocolate Crunch flavors; premium savory snack mix seasoned with BBQ or Parmesan Ranch; and a gourmet collection of Grape, Cherry and Raspberry jelly candies.

About Simply E-Roll
Simply E-Roll is an innovative new personal device and perfect for all first-time cannabis and casual pre-roll consumers seeking a price consensuses smokeless grab and go cannabis experience. Simply has moderate THC levels similar to a pre-roll, is the first disposable e-Roll which is small, discrete and priced for all consumers while delivering an enjoyable vape experience in a variety of naturally flavored profiles. This personal device gives off big vapor with no lighter required. Full, rich draws, but with no carcinogens. Discreetly portable and naturally flavored, makes this “the smallest vape on the Planet”.

/PRNewswire/ – CR Brands – a division of CannaRoyalty Corp. (CSE: CRZ) (OTCQX: CNNRF) ("CannaRoyalty" or the "Company"), an operator in the legal cannabis…

Hempcon Cup

Hempcon Cup Winners San Francisco 2019

Concentrate
Best Hybrid – BHO Melonade Sauce – by Cali Kosher
Best Indica – Forbidden Funk Sobec – by Nug
Best Sative – Happy Meal – by Apex

Flower

Best Hybrid – Milk & Cookies – by Farmer Max
Best Indica – Album Rock – by Grahams Brand
Best Sativa – J. Sparrow – by Purple Frost Gen.

CBD

Best CBD – Metholaced Body Balm – by Incredimeds

Edible

Best Edible – Dark Chocolate Peppermint Patties – by Incredimeds

The prestigious Hempcon Cup launched a special 420 weekend in San Francisco this year. The event was held on 15-17 April.

These are the winners!

BEST SATIVA

1st Place – Papaya by JAH-netics

2nd Place – Purple Tangie Flower by OG Steve

3rd Place – Satisfaction Sativa by Purple Frost

BEST INDICA

1st Place – Jah Cookies by JAH-netics

2nd Place – Blackberry Fire #8 by Xanadu West/ Haze Gardens and Purple Capers

3rd Place – Mochi by Green Door

BEST HYBRID

1st Place – Ambrosia by JAH-netics

2nd Place – Sunset Sherbert by Urban Trees

3rd Place – Oreo by Urban Trees

BEST EDIBLE

1st Place – Lemon Chocolate Bars by FlavRX

2nd Place – Strawberry Flavor Gummy by Kushy Punch

3rd Place – White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies by Big Daddy’s Edibles

BEST CANDY

1st Place – Strawberries n’ Cream Candy Bar by Medi-Brothers

2nd Place – Apricot Indica by Day Dreamers Chocolates

3rd Place – Gummy Bites by Blazes Goddess

BEST DESSERT

Artisan Cannabis Macaroons by Madame Munchie

BEST INFUSED PRODUCT

1st Place – Nectar Stick Shapstick by OG Steve

2nd Place – 1000 mg Pineapple Syrup by Humboldt’s Finest 420 Collective

3rd Place – Frisco Snaps by Nor Star Genetics

BEST TOPICAL

1st Place – Achelois Freedom Lotion by Achelois

2nd Place – Cheer up Better Cup by Blazed Goddess

3rd Place – Pain Relieving Salve by Canna-Care

BEST SHATTER

1st Place – Purple Punch by Gold Drop/The Village

2nd Place – OGKB by Gold Drop

3rd Place – Blueberry Cookies byGold Drop Co

BEST WAX

1st Place – THC Ticket by Empress Extracts and Gardens

2nd Place – OG Haze Sugar by Guild Extracts

3rd Place – Purple Tangie Silly Puddy by OG Steve/Infinite Extracts

BEST CO2

CO2 Oil by Justice Enterprise/ CO2 Made

BEST BLEND

1st Place – Nectar Stick Pineapple by OG Steve’s/Nectar Sticks

2nd Place – 98% THC Clear by Humboldt’s Finest 420 Collective

BEST OIL

1st Place – Candyland Live Action by Dabbenport

2nd Place – Diamond OG by Gold Drop Co

BEST CBD

1st Place – AC/DC Crystallite by GoldDrop

2nd Place – AC/DC CBD Cartridge by The Guild

3rd Place – Liquid Dreams CBD 1:1 by Day Dreamers

BEST CARTRIDGE

1st Place – Blackberry Cartridge BY FlavRX

2nd Place – GSC Indica Cartridge by Eureka Vapors

3rd Place – Indica Cartridge by Pure Vape

HIGHEST TERPENES

Whole Cannabis Terpenes Blue Dream by Morning Sun Farms

CONNOISSEUR FLOWER

Ambrosia by JAH-netics

CONNOISSEUR EDIBLE

Glowing Buddha Cookies n’ Cream Candy Bar by Glowing Buddha

CONNOISSEUR CONCENTRATE

THC Ticket by Empress Extracts and Gardens

BEST PERSONAL VAPE

1st Place – Stealth Skillet Kit w/Ceramic Wick and Dual Quartz by Stag Vapor Co

2nd Place – JUJU Royal Disposable Vape by Achelois

3rd Place – Hybrid Royal Blue Disposable Vape by WVapes

BEST NEW PRODUCT

1st Place – Portable Electronic Dab Spike by Stag Vapor Co

2nd Place – Betty Bomb by Blazed Goddess

3rd Place – 1000 mg Grape Syrup by Humboldt’s Finest 420 Collective

BEST BOOTH

Hempcon Cup Las Vegas 2015

Hempcon Cup Las Vegas 2015

The Hempcon Cup is an exclusive and illustrious based competition open to growers, breeders, extract artists, and edible chefs of all types. Hempcon was created to display every glorious aspect of the legendary California medical cannabis industry; with over 20 competitions under its umbrella, Hempcon is branded as America’s Largest Cannabis Industry, Health, Lifestyle & Culture Event of the Year! The Hempcon Cup Las Vegas was held at the Cashman Center on May 17-19.

Here’s a preview of the final results:

BEST SATIVA

Mr. Loud by RB-26 / Canna Cruz

BEST INDICA

TGC Platinum Cookies by The Grower’s Circle

BEST HYBRID

Gorilla Glue #4 by RB-26 / Canna Cruz

BEST NON SOLVENT – Graham Cracker Crumble by Graham’s Brand

BEST WAX – Gorilla Glue #4 Live Resin by RB-26 / Canna Cruz

BEST SHATTER – Chiquita Banana Live Resin Shatter by RB-26 / Canna Cruz

BEST OIL– Live Action Sour Sherbet OG by Dabbenport Extracts

BEST INFUSED PRODUCT – Aurora’s Borealis Bath Bhomb by GAS

BEST TOPICAL – Canna Cruz Citrus Grove Salve by RB-26 / Canna Cruz

BEST CANDY – OG Steve’s Doobie Snacks by OG Steve

BEST DESSERT – Strawberry Sherbet by GAS/DankStone Creamery

BEST EDIBLE – Almond Macaron by Utopia

BEST CBD – V.C.D.C. by Moxie

BEST BOOTH (People’s Choice) – Graham’s Brand

BEST NEW PRODUCT – Nectar Stick Refillable Vape Cartridge by Organic Growers United

BEST PERSONAL VAPORIZER – Nvape by Boom

HIGHEST TERPS – Moxie – Lemon Cookies

CONNOISSEUR CONCENTRATE – Gorilla Glue #4 Live Resin by RB-26 / Canna Cruz

CONNOISSEUR FLOWER – Gorilla Glue #4 Live Resin by RB-26 / Canna Cruz

CONNOISSEUR EDIBLE – Almond Macaron by Utopia

Hempcon Cup San Francisco 2015

Hempcon Cup San Francisco 2015

The Hempcon Cup San Francisco was held at the Cow Palace on April 17-19.

Here’s the full list of competition winners:

BEST SATIVA

1st Place – Kosher Jack by CCCN/Pearl Pharma
2nd Place – Schamell #9 by Purple Frost
3rd Place – White Buffalo by Vallejo Patients Care

BEST INDICA

1st Place – Medi-USA by Vallejo Patients Care
2nd Place – Alum Rock OG by Graham’s Collective
3rd Place – Pearl OG by CCCN/Pearl Pharma

BEST HYBRID

1st Place – 777 Thin Mint Cookies by Highway 29 Healthcare
2nd Place – 777 Gorilla Glue #7 by Highway 29 Healthcare
3rd Place – AK-47 by C5 Ink

BEST NON SOLVENT

1st Place – Fruity Pebbles Nectar by Organic Growers United

BEST CO2

1st Place – Santa Cruz Sap God’s Gift by Santa Cruz Sap

BEST OIL

1st Place – J-1 by THC Pharmaceuticals

BEST SHATTER

1st Place – Pure 777 Blackjack by Highway 29 healthcare
2nd Place – Skywalker OG Nugrun by BJ Extracts

BEST WAX

1st Place – Kush Cleaner Sugar Wax by Critical Concentrates
2nd Place – Chemdawg Super Sugar by Mr. Dabs

BEST NEW PRODUCT

1st Place – Original Thin Mint Marijuana Cigarettes by California Finest
2nd Place – Bhang Crisp THC Mint Spray by Bhang Chocolates

BEST PERSONAL VAPORIZER

1st Place – Stag Vapor Co Complete Skillet Kit by Stag Vapor

BEST INFUSED PRODUCT

1st Place – Pineapple Sutra Full Nug Run Cartgridge by Shatter Tanks
2nd Place – Bhang Black Cartridge (Ind/Sat Hyb) by Bhang Chocolates

BEST TOPICAL

1st Place – Freedom Lotion by Achelois
2nd Place – Best Topical – Joint and Muscle Balm by Cannbidiol

BEST CBD

1st Place – CBD Mint Bar 180mg by Daydreamers
2nd Place – Mr. Dabs Holy Annointing Oil by Mr. Dabs

BEST EDIBLE

1st Place – Peanut Butter Chunk Cookie by House of Dank
2nd Place – Mint Hot Cocoa by Jane’s Brew
3rd Place – Slumper Bar by Dee Dee’s Slumper Bars

BEST EDIBLE – CANDY

1st Place – Og Steve’s Dooby Snacks by OG Steve
2nd Place – Medicated White Chocolate Horchata by Medibrothers
3rd Place – Trichrome Toffee Crunch by BAKED Medicinal Edibles

BEST EDIBLE – DESSERT

1st Place – Mint Chip Ice Cream by Cannabis Creamery
2nd Place Best Edible Dessert – Peppermint Phatty by Sweet Temptations

HIGHEST TERPS – Holy Water by SpOILed Patients

CONNOISSEUR EDIBLE – OG Steve’s Dooby Snacks by OG Steve

CONNOISSEUR FLOWER – 777 Thin Mint Cookies by Highway 29 Healthcare

CONNOISSEUR CONCENTRATE – Fruity Pebbles Nectar by Organic Growers United

Hempcon Cup San Jose 2015

The Hempcon show was held at the San Jose Convention Center, 23-25 January 2015.

These are the final results:

BEST SATIVA
1st Place – Jack Sparrow by Purple frost
2nd Place – Candy Land by CBD Innovation

BEST INDICA
1st Place – Alum Rock OG by Revolution Health Center
2nd Place – Inner CHI by Vallejo Patients Care

BEST HYBRID
1st Place – Chem Scout by Nectars Collective
2nd Place – Mt. Hamilton Headband by Revolution Health Center

NON-SOLVENT CONCENTRATE
1st Place – Ghost OG DC 73U Ice WAX, by Dabbenport Extracts

BEST CO2 CONCENTRATE
1st Place – Vapor Stuff by Eureka Vapor

BEST WAX
1st Place – Wi-Fi OG Sugar Wax by Dabbenport Extracts

BEST OIL
1st Place – Headband Terp Juice by Nectars Collective
2nd Place – Purple Magic by THC Pharmaceuticals

Best CBD
1st Place – High CBD COCO Cream by H.B.K.

BEST NEW PRODUCT
1st Place – Marijuana Cigarette Pack by California Finest

BEST TOPICAL
1st Place – Body Lotion by Achelois

HIGHEST TERPS
1st Place – Headband Terp Juice by Nectars Collective

BEST DESSERT EDIBLE
1st Place – Rocky Road by Dank Stone Creamery.

BEST EDIBLE
1st Place – Creamer French Vanilla by House of Jane
2nd Place – Kona Coffee by Cannabis Creamery

CONNOISSEUR’S CHOICE
BEST EDIBLE
Cannabis Infused Coffees & Teas – French Vanilla Creamer, by House of Jane Jane’s Brew
BEST FLOWER
Chem Scout by Nectars Collective
BEST CONCENTRATE
Headband Terp Juice by Nectars Collective

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