Pack your bowls, stay hydrated and prepare yourselves—Nevada’s first-ever public Cannabis Cup event is just around the corner, and you’re invited. There are several reasons why Nevada is a big player in the national cannabis industry, including the state’s claim of being home to some of the largest dispensaries in the world, and its focus on cannabis tourism through expanding provisions such as consumption lounges.
The High Times Cannabis Cup Nevada: People’s Choice Edition 2021 aims to identify and award the best cannabis products—across a wide range of different categories, all to be judged by the great people of Nevada.
This event will be the first-ever competition that is open to the Nevada public and will see the largest pool of judges in its history. This is a sampling dream for leading cannabis companies to get their best cannabis products into the hands of hundreds of new customers, who will provide feedback on your entries, plus thousands of impressions.
May the best products win!
Intake for product submissions begins on October 18 and runs through October 20. The Judge Kit goes on-sale across Nevada beginning on October 29. Also on October 29, judging begins—running through December 12. Finally, the Awards Show will take place on December 19—giving contestants time to head back home for the holidays.
This is a recreational cannabis competition only. All products must be licensed by Nevada’s Cannabis Compliance Board (CCB), and adhere to State and local regulations. Keep in mind, as a reminder, that medical cannabis product will NOT be allowed.
Categories include Best Indica, Sativa and Hybrid Flower; as well as Pre-Rolls and Infused Pre-Rolls; Indica and Sativa Concentrates; Vape Pens & Cartridges; Edibles, Gummies and Non-Gummies.
Since 1988—the Cannabis Cup tradition has spread from its humble beginnings in Amsterdam to several state-specific contests spread out across the U.S., eventually becoming synonymous with cannabis lore. Don’t miss it.
Think You Have What it Takes? Review These Entry Requirements
Check out the parameters for Cannabis Cup entries in multiple categories. Be sure that your product falls within the minimum and maximum sizes and potencies.
- Flower: (228) 1g samples
- Pre-Rolls: (228) samples around 1-2g maximum
- Infused Pre-Rolls: (228) samples around 1-2g maximum including infusions, max THC of 600mg
- Concentrates & Vapes: (228) .5g samples (500mg THC max)
- Edibles: (100) Samples under 100mg THC each
Cannabis Cup Judges Kits
Opening up a Cannabis Cup Judge Kit is an experience like no other, sorting through a magical bag of potent goodies that represent the best that Nevada’s burgeoning industry has to offer. It’s almost like the holidays arrived early this year!
Each Judge Kit comes with a generous variety of samples from the top competing brands in Nevada, all of whom are submitting their finest strains and product varieties to the Cup with the goal that they can receive the highest scores for their products. Every kit is complete with the competition samples and a scorecard that gives each judge an access code to the High Times Judge Portal (CannabisCup.com/Judge). All of it comes contained in a fashionable High Times Judge backpack that you can use for many years to come, following the contest.
If you haven’t been a judge in the past because you were never selected, now is the time to take advantage and get in on the action. Visit CannabisCup.com/Preregister to get all the latest updates—not only for this event, but other events taking place in other states.
Visit the High Times Cannabis Cup website for more information. You can sign up for updates using the button below. Stay tuned here on CannabisCup.com and on social media @hightimesmagazine.
Want to participate? Here are the locations:
Exhale: 4310 W Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89103
The Sanctuary: 1324 S 3rd St., Las Vegas, NV 89104The Sanctuary – 2113 Las Vegas Blvd. N, North Las Vegas, NV 89030
Jardín: 2900 E Desert Inn Rd. #102, Las Vegas, NV 89121
Zen Leaf: 9120 W Post Rd. #103, Las Vegas, NV 89148Zen Leaf
4444 W Craig Rd., North Las Vegas, NV 89032
Cookies on Flamingo: 4240 W Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89103
Cookies on The Strip: 2307 S Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas NV 89104]
Silver Sage Wellness: 4626 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89102.
Oasis: 1800 S Industrial Rd. #180, Las Vegas, NV 89102
Jade: 1130 E Desert Inn Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89109
1085 S Virginia St. A, Reno, NV 89502
Essence: 4300 E Sunset Rd., Ste. A3, Henderson NV 89014
5765 W Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas NV 89103
7260 S Rainbow, Ste. 104, Las Vegas NV 89118
6410 S Durango, Ste. 115, Las Vegas NV 89113