It smells good in here: High Times Medical Cannabis Cup this weekend

This will be a weekend to remember, though I doubt I'll remember much of it.

The High Times Medical Cannabis Cup is at the Exdo Event Center this weekend. If you have trouble finding it, look for the rising cloud of deliciously fragrant smoke northeast of downtown.

The High Times Cannabis Cup is a celebration of the plant itself, unlike KushCon II held last December, which featured all things ganja-related except the ganja. This is the second time the long-running pot mag, which is known for its annual Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam, has held a cannabis contest in the States. The first was in San Francisco last June and was a huge success, judging from what High Times editor Dan Skye told Michael Roberts two weeks ago.

Doors open at noon each day, with seminars going nonstop on topics ranging from medical issues (featuring local activist and frequent Westword commenter Robert Chase) on Saturday to a legal panel with attorneys Rob Correy and Warren Edson, activist Mason Tvert and Dan Hartman, director of the Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division for Colorado. Stoney rapper Kid Cudi is closing out the night.

But again, this event is all about the ganja. There are entries from 79 shops and medical marijuana-infused product manufacturers. In total, there are 46 mellowing indicas, 36 speedy sativas, 50 hybrids, 26 types of hash and 25 edibles competing for the win. Vendor booths will be set up inside and out back (wink, wink) where dispensaries will be showing off their entries.

So far the judging methods have been kept pretty hush hush. The only info High Times has given out is that "The HIGH TIMES Medical Cannabis Cups will be awarded by a panel of independent experts based on extensive sampling in a blind tasting". Winners will be announced Sunday night at 7 p.m.

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And while there are grumblings in the pot community about how this doesn't really represent the caregivers of Colorado, I am pumped to see some world-class ganja on display this weekend. High Times cultivation editor Nico Escondido (also a speaker this weekend) has assured me it will be "everything you can imagine... and more."

Tickets for the event are still on sale: $100 gets you a two-day VIP pass that includes tickets to stoner rapper Kid Cudi's show at Cluster Studios on Saturday night.

Check out all of the official entries here, and page down for links to William Breathes' reviews of sixteen of the entering shops.

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Cheeba Chews are NOT good they are inconsistent and made from the MORRISON kitchen under the fake name of GHS Partners, LLC (GREG GOLDFOGEL aka as MR FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY) he files at least once per year google his name now Sweet n Savory has filed which was run under GHS Partners and he is now using Mangia Gangia - GET OUT OF THIS BUSINESS GOLDFOGEL YOU ARE GIVING IT A BAD NAME!  


Denver Cannabis Cup Winners just announced!!

Edibles:1. Cheeba Chews - GHS Partners2. The Pecana Bar - Standing Akimbo3. Mountain Medicine - Blueberry Pie Bar

Concentrates:1. Grape Ape Wellness Wax - Salida Green Cross2. Hong Kong Stable - Broadway Wellness3. Lemon G - The Greenest Green

Hybrids:1. Sour Grape - Mile High Green Cross2. White Dog - A Cut Above3. Banana Kush - Highland Health

Indica:1. Banana Kush - Mile High Green Cross2. L.A. Confidential - 420 Wellness3. Chemdog - Highland Health

Sativa:1. Snowdog - Natural Alternatives for Health2. Alpha Blue - The Farm/Skinny Pineapple3. Island Sweet Skunk - Grassroots


How was day 1? I am thinking about going tomorrow buy one day tickets are 40, is it worth it?


Even if they snub Colorado contestants that would still be a good thing. Because then Colorado will stop throwing these lame ass conventions, and put to together a Cannabis Cup of their own!!

Or maybe we can add it to the Denver County Fair!!!



I thought that you are supposed to enter strains that you developed not someone else.All of those strains were developed by some other grower and should not be entered in to a cannabis cup except by the growers that developed them.Kudos to the growers that entered there own strains and not some other growers hard work.

Will Breathes
Will Breathes

If you're a patient, then yes... I would say it is worth going down for.


Although the cannabis will be provided by MMCs and evaluated off-site (unlike the upcoming Caregivers' Cup), it will all be from Colorado. I like your idea about adding a cannabis competition to the Fair -- what could be more appropriate?


I don't see the rules, but I believe this was a competition between MMCs' growers to produce the best retail cannabis. Individual growers cannot participate in events such as the Cannabis Cup unless they are applicants for State of Colorado "Optional Premises Cultivation Operation" licenses affiliated with a Medical Marijuana Center (MMC). The Caregivers' Cup is Colorado's homegrown competition, held for the past three years and coming again soon -- as the name implies, it is a contest between primary caregivers in the sense of Section 14 of Article XVIII of our Constitution.

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