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You must be 21+ or be a CO medical patient to enter the recreating (smoking) area.

The U.S. Cannabis Cup in Denver is back and is bigger than ever - with THREE DAYS of 700+ vendors, three levels of VIP experiences and travel experiences provided by CID Entertainment, world-class musical entertainment, our heralded Awards show and the biggest 4/20 party on the PLANET!

IMPORTANT: After two years of running concurrent cannabis competitions in Colorado, HIGH TIMES has decided to combine both both medical and recreational entries into a single competition - the U.S. Cannabis Cup.®

What do I need to enter?
You MUST have a valid ticket & a photo ID that shows you're over 18 years old. If you're under 21 years old, you MUST also show a Colorado state medical marijuana recommendation to enter the recreating area. 

HIGH TIMES is also proud to present performances by international superstars SOJA, Nas, JBoog on 4/18 at the legendary Red Rocks; and Snoop Dogg, 2 Chainz and A$AP Rocky on 4/20 at Fiddler's Green!

HIGH TIMES will return to the Mile High City for our fifth event at the Denver Mart, open to adults 18+. Denver Mart is located at 451 East 58th Avenue, Denver, CO, 80216.




2 p.m. – FORUM ROOM 1

Jorge Cervantes presents “The Cannabis Encyclopedia.”

The cultivation superstar presents his new book, which covers his travels to three continents researching cannabis cultivation and consumption.


2:30 p.m. – FORUM ROOM 3

Sponsored Seminar TBA


3 p.m. – PLAZA STAGE

Meet Bill Kreutzmann, the author of DealMy Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead. (The Grateful Dead will be inducted into the Counterculture Hall of Fame at the Cannabis Cup Awards ceremony on Sunday night.


4 p.m. – FORUM ROOM 3

A live presentation of Free Weed From Danny Danko featuring cultivation experts.

Danny Danko (host), HIGH TIMES Magazine

K, Trichome Technologies

Aaron, DNA Genetics

MzJill, TGA Seeds

Phillip Hague, Mindful

Dru West, West Coast Masters

Addison Demoura, Steep Hill Halent Labs


4:30 p.m. – FORUM ROOM 1

“The Future for American Legalization”

Rick Cusick (moderator) HIGH TIMES Magazine

Michael Kennedy, HIGH TIMES Magazine

Keith Stroup. NORML

Mason Tvert, MPP

Sean McAllister, Colorado cannabis industry attorney


5:30 p.m. – FORUM ROOM 3

Sponsored seminar TBA


6:30 PM Doors open at the legendary Red Rocks


7:30 PM Show starts SOJA, Nas and J Boog perform




1:30 p.m. – FORUM ROOM 1

"Nico Escondido presents Growroom Illumination: A Discussion of Light, Nature and Technology.”


2 p.m. – FORUM ROOM 3

“Military Veterans and Cannabis”

Bobby Black (moderator), HIGH TIMES magazine

Kevin Richardson, Weed for Warriors Project

Dr. Darryl Hudson, Marijuana for Trauma Inc.

Steven Jacob Lull, The Green Union

Dakota Blue Serna, The Green Union

Michelle Tippens, Weed For Warriors Project

T.J. Thompson, Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access and Safe Access Virginia

Sean Azzariti, Marine Corps veteran


3 p.m. – FORUM ROOM  1

“Cannabusiness: How to Get a Top Pot Job”

Jen Bernstein (moderator), HIGH TIMES Magazine

Ricardo Baca, Denver Post

Ryan Cook, The Clinic

Brooke Gehring, Patient's Choice

Swerve, Cali Connection

Chloe Villano, Clover Leaf University


3:30 p.m. __ FORUM ROOM 3

Scott of Rare Dankness presents “Breeding Success”


4:30 p.m. – FORUM ROOM 1

Chef Payton Curry presents: “Cannabis Cooking: A Demonstration.”


5 p.m. – FORUM ROOM 3

Russ Belville presents: "Legalization: State of the Union,” a discussion of current and future changes in key U.S. states.


8 p.m.

The U.S. Cannabis Cup Awards ceremony on the Plaza Stage




1:30 p.m. – FORUM ROOM 1

“The Emerging Edibles Industry”

Elise McDonough (moderator), HIGH TIMES Magazine

Jaime Lewis, Mountain Medicine

Julie Dooley, Julie’s Natural Edibles

Timothy McDowell, MarQaha

Kat Smiles, BadKat's CannaPharm

2 p.m.

“The World of Cannabis Concentrates” – FORUM ROOM 3

Bobby Black (moderator)

Giddyup, Emotek Labs

K, Trichome Technologies

JJ, Fresh Off The Bud Extractions

Matt Van Benschoten, TC Labs & Extract Outfitters

3 p.m. – FORUM ROOM 1

CNN presents “High Profits”

3:30 p.m. – FORUM ROOM 3

A live presentation of Free Weed From Danny Danko featuring cultivation experts

Danny Danko (host), HIGH TIMES Magazine

Adam Dunn, T.H.Seeds

David Bonvillain, Elite Cannabis

Kyle Kushman, Kushman Genetics

Mitch Shenassa, The Adam Dunn Show

Mark January, High Country Healing

Don, DNA Genetics


4:30 PM  Doors Open @ Snoop Dogg’s Wellness Retreat

5:30 PM  Show starts @ Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre

NEW: Travel packages available now!
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 Noon on 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.


Jorge's Guide to Amsterdam
Here’s another gem from the HIGH TIMES vault. In this video, grow guru Jorge Cervantes provides an indispensable guide to visiting Amsterdam...

The Amsterdam Cannabis Cup in Photos
Over the years, editorial director Dan Skye has shot thousands of photos of the events of the Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam...

A Guide for Amsterdam Cannabis Cup Judges
Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, is a city of more than a million people. It’s the country's largest city and its financial, cultural and creative center. It's often called the “Venice of the North.



Doors will open at 12 PM Noon Saturday, Sunday & Monday

Who can smoke in Denver?
Everyone 21+ and Colorado residents 18+ with medical recommendations, inside designated recreational areas.

Are out-of-staters allowed to partake?
Yes, 21+

Do I need to be a medical marijuana patient to attend?
No, everyone 21+ is allowed to enter. Colorado medical patients 18+ are allowed to enter.

Do I get any cannabis as part of my ticket price?
Due to Colorado law we cannot give away cannabis.

What do I need to enter?
You MUST have a valid ticket & a photo ID that shows you're over 18 years old. If you're under 21 years old, you MUST also show a Colorado state medical marijuana recommendation to enter the recreating area. 

What is a valid photo ID?
Valid ID is either a current, government issued ID (driver’s and non-driver's state license, passport, or military ID) OR a copy of your birth certificate + a photo ID (Student ID)

Can I bring my own cannabis?
Colorado law limits personal recreating amount up to 1 oz.
Is there a bag search?
What am I NOT allowed to bring?
Food or drinks
Glass bottles
Hard or soft sided coolers
Skateboards, bikes or roller blades
Unapproved pamphlets, handouts, advertisements, etc
Can I re-enter the Expo?
All attendees except for the one-day passes will be provided with a wristbands for re-entry.

Can I re-enter the concerts?
No, there is no re-entry at the concerts. All exits are final. 

Can I buy the concert ticket only?
No, all tickets include the Expo.

What is the location of the concert on Monday, 4/20 featuring Snoop Dogg?
Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre6350 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard, Englewood, CO 80111

Where can I park at Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre?
Parking Map for Fiddler's Green

What time is the concert on Monday, 4/20 featuring Snoop Dogg?
Doors open at 4:30 PM & show starts at 5:30 PM

What is the location of the concert on Saturday 4/18 featuring SOJA, J-Boog & NAS?
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 West Alameda Parkway, Golden, CO 80401

Where can I park at Red Rocks?
Parking Map for Red Rocks

What time is the concert on Saturday 4/18 featuring SOJA, J-Boog & NAS?
Doors open at 6:30 PM & show starts at 7:30 PM

Are there ADA shuttles at Red Rocks between parking & the stage?
Red Rocks Amphitheatre operates shuttle vehicles to transport guests with disabilities or mobility impairments from the Upper South Parking Lot to the ramp accessing the first row of the amphitheater. Shuttles begin 30 minutes prior to the advertised door time and end after the conclusion of the show when all those that need it are returned to their vehicles.

Where can I get dropped off at Red Rocks?
The best drop-off/pick-up points are at the Trading Post for taxis and the Top Circle Lot for limos.

Are pets allowed at the HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup?
No, pets or other animals are not allowed. Certified service animals are permitted. 

Can the public judge in Denver?
Yes! You are welcome to take part in the Cannabis Freedom Trail, which includes participating Denver recreational marijuana shops. On Sunday attendees are invited vote for their fave shop; the winner will receive The People's Cup. For a list of participating locations, stay tuned to closer to 4/20.

How can my business compete in the Cannabis Cup?
For information on entering flowers, cannabis concentrates or cannabis infused edibles, please contact us directly at (212) 387-0500 or by email

Are Cannabis Cup passes refundable?
No—But passes may be resold to someone else if you are unable to attend.



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