Tickets for this year's Cup will go on sale at the end of December.

In 2015, HIGH TIMES will return to the Mile High City for our fifth event at the Denver Mart. Our first two events in Denver were Medical Cannabis Cups, restricted to medical patients only. But Colorado voters legalized adult, recreational use of marijuana in the 2012 election, which resulted in our most successful Cannabis Cup ever. We now host the US Cannabis Cup, an event open to all adults.

Be sure to take part in this year's Cannabis Freedom Trail! Visit participating pot shops, sample the strain they have entered, then vote on Sunday for your fave. The shop with the most votes will be awarded the People's Cup.

Please note that only those 18 and over with ID may attend the event, 21 and over with ID to enter the smoking area. Those 18 and over with a Colorado medical card will also be able to enter the smoking area.

Doors open at 11AM Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

What is a Cannabis Cup?

It's a three-day trade show/EXPO incorporating vendor booths in a main building with an extended outdoor component for additional vendor booths.

This year's event will include the Cannabis Freedom Trail. Event attendees are invited to visit and sample products from Denver's participating pot shops. Choose the best and vote for them on Sunday. The shop with the most votes wins the People's Cup.

Inside booths range from glassware and clothing to grow equipment and artwork. Expect three seminars per day either in a sectioned off area off the main floor or in a private theater-like setting. The seminar topics include legalization regulations featuring Denver experts, current political issues, grow seminars with HIGH TIMES editors and a cooking seminar from our own Cannabis Cookbook author.

The outdoor component is typically a fenced off area with privacy screening, not visible to the general public. Visitors are wrist banded for entry. Security is posted to assure these regulations are followed.

No selling or distributing of cannabis is allowed.


Denver ticket holders and vendors can get a rate at:

Ramada Denver Central
4849 Bannock St.
Denver, CO 80216 

Call the hotel direct at 303.252.9500 or 1.800.854.9517 for reservations and use group code HIGHTP.
Any class of room for 4/16, 17, 18, 19 & 20 goes for $119 plus taxes ect. Rate includes breakfast. The offer expires on 4/2/15.
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Are Cannabis Cup passes refundable?
No -- But passes are transferable and may be resold to someone else if you are unable to attend.

How can my Colorado-based cannabis dispensary compete in Cannabis Cup?
Entry into the HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup is limited to legally operating, licensed cannabis dispensaries in the state of Colorado. For more information on entering an indica, a sativa, cannabis concentrates or cannabis infused edibles, please contact us directly at (212) 387-0500 or by email

Do I get any cannabis as part of my ticket price?
Due to Colorado law we cannot give away cannabis, which is why we’ve kept the ticket price as low as possible while still putting on a world-class event.

Who can smoke in Denver?
Everyone 21+ in designated recreating areas. Colorado residents 18+ with medical recommendations.
Are out-of-staters allowed to partake?
Yes, 21+

Can the public judge in Denver?
Yes! You are welcome to take part in the Cannabis Freedom Trail, which includes participating Denver pot shops. On Sunday attendees are invited vote for their fave shop; the winner will receive The People's Cup.

What do the Super VIPs get in their giftbags?
Guidebook, Official event T-shirts and all kinds of neat stuff from our sponsors.

Who is the entertainment?
Slightly Stoopid with Mac Miller at Red Rocks.


Interested in buying a booth, sponsoring, or entering the HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup? Contact us here:
Phone: 212-387-0500