Back to Seattle!
The HIGH TIMES Medical Cannabis Cup is returning to Seattle for our third event in the Pacific Northwest. In fact, this is the 18th Cup that we’ve mounted in America. Up until 2010, the Cannabis Cup was only held in Amsterdam, but with the rapidly changing legal landscape for marijuana in the US, we brought the Cup to our homeland.
The Cannabis Cup is an event designed to promote our fledgling industry. Our aim is to showcase the businesses and the people who are stoking the fires of cannabis commerce. The event is a moment when we can take stock of our industry – a time to look around, exchange ideas and prepare for the future battles ahead.
We’ve already seen what legalization can do in Colorado, where recreational cannabis is already legal. In Denver, the Cannabis Cup has been a staggering success with 40,000-plus attending, all reveling in our newfound freedom.
In the years to come, we want to see huge industry trade shows in all of our 50 states.
Let’s concentrate on making Washington the marijuana powerhouse it should be. The foundation has been laid. Let’s start building the house!
This year's Cup will take place at the Comcast Arena (2000 Hewitt Ave, Everett, WA 98201) on September 6 and 7.
The Wailers will perform the Legend album in its entirety on Saturday night! Here's video shot at last year's Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam:
Need a place to stay? SpringHill Suites Seattle Bothell (3850 Monte Villa Pkwy., Bothell, WA 98021, 425-398-9700) is offering discounted rooms for $109 a night. The number of rooms are available, so book now!
This year's event promises to be off the hook. Just take a look at last year's festivities:
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.
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 Northwest 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.