COMPETE IN THE HIGH TIMES CANNABIS CUP COMPETITION!
The next Cannabis Cup event will be held in Santa Rosa, CA, June 3 – 4, 2017.
The Medical Cannabis Cup Competition will be held from May 21 – June 3, 2017, with Intake (drop-off) of entries to be held on Monday, May 22nd and Tuesday, May 23rd at a San Fransisco area location TBA the week prior.
For the 2017 HIGH TIMES NorCal Medical Cannabis Cup, the competition field is limited to California state-licensed cultivation and dispensary businesses. This includes current co-ops, collectives and dispensaries. There will be NO out-of-state submissions allowed.
Please Note: This is the *ONLY* HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup that will be held in Northern California in 2017. As such, this is the first in our “Regional Series” of Cannabis Cups in the US for 2017. While the usual awards will be given out in each category (a 1st Place Cup, as well as 2nd and 3rd Place medallions), the Top 10 finishers in each category will qualify for the HIGH TIMES World Cannabis Cup to be held at the end of the year at a destination TBD outside of the U.S. (Jamaica? Barcelona? Amsterdam??).
Because there will be no more out-of-state submissions allowed in any HT Cannabis Cup events (all competitions are only for local, licensed in-state businesses from now on), this is the last chance for California canna-businesses to qualify for the World Cannabis Cup competition as it is the last competition in California for the 2017 calendar year.
Register Now for the Top Prize in the Cannabis Industry!
Please feel free to download the following document for more information:
The 2017 HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup Rules, Regulations & FAQ
The HIGH TIMES 2017 NorCal Entry Form
(NOTE: Please print the PDF Entry Form above and bring a filled-out hard copy with you when you drop off your entries.)
For more information on entry fees, procedures and how to register your entries, please email: EnterTheCup@hightimes.com
For information on the competition itself and how the judging etc. works, please email the Competition Director, Nico Escondido, at CupInfo@hightimes.com.
Starting in Amsterdam in 1988, HIGH TIMES has been the premier host of cannabis competitions worldwide. Today, we hold Cannabis Cups in over a dozen major cities around the U.S., Europe, Caribbean and Canada. To honor both the history of the HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup—and the participants who support our events and the movement as a whole—HIGH TIMES has decided to bring back the original, artisan-created Cup trophies that have been at the center of our competition for nearly 30 years.
Beginning in 2017, we are honored to have the esteemed artist and cannabis crusader Alex Grey as our partner in creating artisanal Cannabis Cups for the winners of the most prestigious cannabis awards on Earth. A big welcome goes out to the Alex Grey family – as it does to all of you whom we hope to see at one of our many Cannabis Cup competitions in 2017.
About the Cup Design from the Grey Camp:
Cannabis has stimulated human creativity since the dawn of civilization. Scientist Carl Sagan proposed that cannabis might have been the first cultivated crop. Evidence of hemp rope has been found in an ancient Taiwanese village dating back to the inception of agriculture about ten thousand years ago. The earliest Chinese garments were made of hemp.
The Egyptian Goddess Seshat, credited as the inventor of written language, is portrayed as a scribe and recognized with a seven-leaf cannabis plant standing straight out of the top of her head. An inscription with Seshat reads, “Seshat will open the gates of heaven for you.”
William Shakespeare’s pipe was found to have contained cannabis.
Cannabis is the most popular illicit inebriant in the world. How did cannabis come to be the long-time friend of humanity? Cannabis affects our cognition and integration of complex information. By opening our minds beyond rational thought, users of cannabis can experience a creative leap of the imagination. Cannabis is at the foundation of jazz and contemporary American music. The most powerful forces of eradication have had no impact in reducing the demand or the ability to obtain cannabis.