The cannabis industry is booming, and one company has taken the lead in the market. Connected and Alien Labs won all flower categories at this year’s Arizona Cannabis Cup.

Alien Labs Arizona

In the 2021 High Times Cannabis Cup Arizona: People’s Choice Edition, Connected Cannabis Co. and its partner brand, Alien Labs, won four first-place victories in the Sativa flower, Hybrid flower, Indica flower, and Preroll categories.

The Cannabis Cup Arizona 2021 is the first award of its type in Arizona, accessible to and judged by people 21 and older. A total of 1,400 judges evaluated 120 submissions in eight categories, providing ratings and comments. All four Cannabis Cup flower categories were won by exclusive strains developed and grown by Connected Cannabis and Alien Labs:

  • Alien Labs – Melonade took first place in the Sativa flower category. 
  • 1st place Hybrid flower: Gushers – Connected
  • 1st position Alien Labs – Kryptochronic – Kryptochronic – Alien Labs – Kryptochronic – Alien Lab
  • Alien Labs – Gelato 41 took first place in the preroll. 

Alien Labs, a Connected partner since 2017, was established in California by Ted Lidie, a second-generation cannabis grower. Today, the company is recognized for its portfolio of one-of-a-kind, top-shelf strains as well as premium items with a streetwear aesthetic.

Connected CEO Sam Ghods stated, “We’re delighted to win top accolades across all floral categories in the cannabis industry’s most competitive product awards for Arizona.” “Not only are our first-place finishes in Cannabis Cup Arizona a testimony to the effectiveness of our sophisticated breeding program and premium genetics portfolio, but also to our capacity to produce high-quality cannabis at scale.”

Following the completion of its indoor grow facility in Phoenix, where it cultivates both Connected and Alien Labs strains, California-based Connected debuted its goods in Arizona in November 2020. After establishing a nationwide following, the brand’s initial expansion saw massive success in recreational cannabis sales, with consumers queuing outside the door for each new product release.


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