San Francisco

What is a Cannabis Cup?

It's a two-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 take place at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds (1350 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa).

Inside booths range from glassware and clothing to grow equipment and artwork. Inside also features 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 California experts, current political issues, grow seminars with HIGH TIMES editors as well as 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. Medicating (smoking) is allowed in this area for those with a valid medical card and a picture ID (for medical states). Visitors are wrist banded for entry. Security is posted to assure these regulations are followed.

No selling or distributing of cannabis is allowed.

There is Saturday night entertainment typically starting @ 8PM and lasting till @ 11PM.
Either at the venue or in another venue if room does not allow.

The entire event is protected by outside hired security. Every security company we're hired for these events has stated that we have the most polite and respectful attendees of any events they work (including sporting events, concerts etc.).

This event is a celebratory and informational gathering for vendors and patients.

In 2014, HIGH TIMES magazine will return to the San Francisco Bay Area for the fifth time. Each year, this event has increased in size and attendance. (Last year’s Cup even featured a Ferris wheel and circus performers.) As recreational cannabis hasn’t yet been legalized in California, our “medication” areas are restricted to medical marijuana patients.

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FAQ

How Can I Buy a Ticket?
Get your pass by clicking here now!

All attendees must be 18 and older.
ID will be required at the door.

 
Day passes will be available for cash at the door.
A day pass grants one way access to the expo - this price DOES NOT include the HIGH TIMES Medical Cannabis Cup gift bag or guide book.
 
Two-Day passes will also be available for cash at the door.
This two-day pass DOES include the HIGH TIMES Medical Cannabis Cup gift bag, the guide book and re-entry to the venue.
 
Are Medical 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 business compete in the Medical Cannabis Cup?
Entry into the HIGH TIMES Medical Cannabis Cup is limited to legally operating, licensed medical cannabis dispensaries in the state of California. For more information on entering flowers, cannabis concentrates or medical-cannabis infused edibles, please contact us directly at (212) 387-0500 or by email medcancup@hightimes.com

Do I need to be a medical marijuana patient to attend?
The expo and party will be open to all adults.
An outdoor medicating section of the expo facility will be available and will accommodate the needs of California medical marijuana patients.
Medical professionals will be available on site.
 
Do I get any cannabis as part of my ticket price?
Due to California 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.

What?! It’s the Medical Cannabis Cup and I don’t get any free cannabis?
Sorry, that’s a promise we just can’t make, but we do promise you an event celebrating the incredibly diverse and emerging medical marijuana movement, including a two-day cannabis and hemp expo that will feature cultivation seminars with HIGH TIMES editors, activism sessions with leaders of the medical marijuana movement and major cannabis celebrities, an all-star awards ceremony, and an unforgettable pot party with surprise musical guests.

CONTACT

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

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