Don't waste your money on online fees! Tickets are available at the door today and tomorrow at the 2017 Midwest Cannabis Cup!

GA Saturday - $50
GA Sunday - $40
GA Weekend - $84

VIP Saturday - $90
VIP Sunday - $60
VIP Weekend - $145
Super VIP - $420





Interested in applying? Click HERE!

2017 HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup Midwest 


Join us June 24th and 25th for the 2017 HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup Midwest presented by Grow Green Michigan at the Auto City Speedway in Clio, Michigan. Please note this Cup is open to MEDICAL PATIENTS ONLY.

HIGH TIMES taught the world to grow, and now we're giving you a live cannabis experience, featuring a live grow room, a cannabis career fair, edibles village, topical massage spa, vape lounge and so much more! 

Special thanks to Grow Green Michigan, our presenting sponsor, as well as our premier sponsors: Advanced Nutrients, Herbal Solutions, FlavRx, CoCO Extracts, Ocean Grown Seeds, Moxie, SkunkwerksRx, Holistic Health Michigan, Greener Crossing and The Green Doctors.


Tickets are on sale NOW with special Early Bird prices. Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable. 

Interested in exhibiting at the Cup? 

General questions? Reach out to cannabiscuphelp@hightimes.com

Event Experiences 

HIGH TIMES taught the world to grow and will continue to do so at the U.S. Cannabis Cup in Michigan! Learn everything you've ever wanted to know from HIGH TIMES' favorite grow experts Danny Danko and Nico Escondido who will give seminars, lead discussions, take questions and offer answers about all of your growing conundrums. 

Senior Cultivation Editor Danny Danko

Chief Cannabis Officer Nico Escondido

The Midwest Cannabis Cup will highlight the versatility of marijuana. Even if you choose not to smoke or vape, you can still benefit from our favorite herb’s healing properties. Get relaxed at our topical massage spa and chow down with curated edible cuisine pairings in our Edibles Village. Looking to learn? Attend kitchen demos and see the pros in action during our "Taste of Cannabis" Chef Competition powered by Magical Butter, in which we challenge top cannabis chefs to create their best dishes in a fast-paced, head-to-head battle to determine whose flavors are the freshest and whose techniques are the most refined and innovative. 

Kitchen Demos

"Taste of Cannabis" Chef Competition

Topical Massage Spa

With huge wins across the country for marijuana during the 2016 election, the 2017 Midwest Cannabis Cup will host the HIGH TIMES Legalization Celebration Pavilion. Here, you’ll find a rally stage for activists (there's still much more work to be done!), panels on legal and veterans issues, non-profit exhibitors and the opportunity to hear from government representatives. Learn everything you need to know about the new marijuana business markets popping up around the country, and join us for our job fairs each day.




The marijuana movement is continually evolving, and the Midwest Cannabis Cup will put you at the forefront of the latest studies, technology and industry trends. Learn about the healing properties of CBD and THC at a medical research seminar; get behind-the-scenes scoop on the science of lab testing; and explore new technology at our vape pen clinic.  

More interested in one of the fastest growing segments of the marijuana movement—edibles? Then, don't miss our Cannabis Chef Cook Off!

Inside Testing Lab Science

Vape Pen Clinic

Shatter, wax, oil, crumble, sap, budder—concentrates. Call them what you want (consistency aside), dabbing is one of our favorite ways to get high, and we want to spread that love. The Midwest Cannabis Cup will feature rosin press demonstrations, a dab rig exposition and even glass blowing! Not to mention, 710-inspired panels and seminars will offer grow tips for extract artists, touching on all types of concentrates.

Rosin Press

Concentrates Panel & Seminars

Dab Rig Exposition


GA Saturday or Sunday Pass


*plus applicable fees


  • YOUR CHOICE to attend the Midwest Cannabis Cup on either Saturday, June 24th or Sunday, June 25th

***No Gift Bag with this Ticket***

GA Weekend Pass


*plus applicable fees


  • Attend the Midwest Cannabis Cup all weekend—Saturday & Sunday, June 24th and 25th

***No Gift Bag with this Ticket***


VIP Saturday or Sunday Pass


*plus applicable fees


  • YOUR CHOICE to attend either Saturday, June 24th OR Sunday, June 25th
  • VIP express access on the day you choose to attend
  • VIP Lounge
  • HT Event Poster
  • Munchies
  • Water Stations
  • Access to VIP-Only Bathrooms

***No Gift Bag with this Ticket***

VIP Weekend pass


*plus applicable fees


  • VIP express access all weekend—Saturday & Sunday, June 24th and 25th
  • VIP Lounge
  • HT Event Poster
  • Munchies
  • Water Stations
  • Access to VIP-Only Bathrooms
    ***No Gift Bag with this Ticket***

Super VIP Weekend pass


*plus applicable fees


  • SUPER VIP express access all weekend—Saturday & Sunday, June 24th and 25th
  • Wake & Bake Session
  • Munchies
  • Water Station
  • HT Event Poster
  • Super VIP Lounge
  • Access to Super VIP-Only Bathrooms
  • Separate Viewing Area for the Concerts
  • Exclusive Midwest Curated Gift Bag
  • Meet & Greets with Select Artists
  • Plus all the Amenities of the VIP Package








Do I need a to be a valid medical marijuana patient to attend the event? 
YES! Valid Michigan and out-of-state MMJ cards will be accepted. 

What if I am not a patient? 
You can apply to become a patient on-site. Please arrive early to see the doctors at the Cannabis Cup. Additional fees will apply and are assessed on-site by a 3rd party. 

When is the 2017 HIGH TIMES Midwest Cannabis Cup? 
Saturday, June 24th and Sunday, June 25th of 2017.
On Saturday, VIP doors open at 1 p.m. and GA doors open at 1:30 p.m. The event ends at 11:30 p.m. on Saturday. On Sunday, VIP doors open at 12 p.m. and GA doors open at 12:30 p.m., with the event ending at 9 p.m.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? 
Yes, this event is for ALL valid medical marijuana patients ages 18+. You need to be a medical marijuana patient to attend the event. You may apply to become a patient before entering the event at the venue for a fee. 

What is a valid photo ID?
Valid ID means a current, government-issued photo ID (i.e. driver’s or non-driver's state license, passport or military ID) OR a copy of your birth certificate + a photo ID (e.g. student ID).

Will tickets be available at the door?
YES!! Go to the on-site box office. You can pay with cash, debit or credit card. Tickets on the day of the show will cost more than pre-sale tickets. We encourage you to buy on-line, in advance HERE. 

What is the address?
The Auto City Speedway is located at 10205 N Saginaw Rd, Clio, MI 48420

Where do I park?
Park on-site for $15 per day per vehicle.

What time do doors open and close?
Doors open at 12PM/NOON EST Saturday and Sunday. Doors close when the concert ends on Saturday which is approximately at 10PM EST and 8PM EST on Sunday. 

Is the concert included in the ticket?
YES! The Saturday evening concert is included with your ticket price, if you plan to attend on Saturday. 

Can I leave the Cup and return? 
YES, daily re-entry is permitted. You must be stamped at the exit and still wearing your wristband to return. If your wristband has been removed or tampered with you will NOT be allowed back in and will be asked to purchase a new ticket. 

Is there a bag search?
YES. You CAN bring medicine and smoking accessories. 

What can't I bring to the event?
Glass bottles
Hard or soft sided coolers
Skateboards, bikes, hoverboards, scooters or rollerblades
Unapproved pamphlets, handouts, advertisements, promotional materials, vending items, etc.
Pets or other animals (certified service animals are permitted)
Professional photo and video equipment is not permitted (small point-and-shoot cameras/GoPros are fine)

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
The name on the ticket does not matter. You can use a one-day ticket any day you like.


The next Cannabis Cup event will be held in Clio, MI, June 24 - 25, 2017.

The Medical Cannabis Cup Competition will be held from June 12 - June 24, 2017, with Intake (drop-off) of entries to be held on Monday, June 12th and Tuesday, June 13th at an Ann Arbor location TBA the week prior.

For the 2017 HIGH TIMES Midwest (MI) Medical Cannabis Cup, the competition field is limited to Michigan state-licensed cultivation and dispensary businesses only. There will be NO out-of-state submissions allowed due to the fact the federal government has the authority to regulate interstate commerce. Thus, they can prosecute individuals for transporting cannabis across state lines, even from one legal state to another.

Please Note: This is the *ONLY* HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup that will be held in Michigan in 2017. As such, this is the third competition in our “Regional Series” of Cannabis Cups in the U.S. for 2017. While the usual awards will be given out in each category (a 1st Place Cup, as well as 2nd and 3rd Place medallions), the Top 10 finishers in each category will qualify for the HIGH TIMES World Cannabis Cup to be held at the end of the year at a destination TBD outside of the U.S. (Jamaica? Barcelona? Amsterdam??).

Because there will be no more out-of-state submissions allowed in any HT Cannabis Cup events (all competitions are only for local, licensed in-state businesses from now on), this is the only chance for Michigan cannabusinesses to qualify for the World Cannabis Cup.

Register Now for a Chance at the Top Prize in the Cannabis Industry!

Please feel free to download the following document for more information:
The 2017 HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup Rules, Regulations & FAQ
The HIGH TIMES 2017 Michigan Entry Form

(NOTE: Please print the PDF Entry Form above and bring a filled-out hard copy with you when you drop off your entries.)

For more information on entry fees, procedures and how to register your entries, please email: EnterTheCup@hightimes.com

For information on the competition itself and how the judging etc. works, please email the Competition Director, Nico Escondido, at CupInfo@hightimes.com.

Are you the next HIGH TIMES Midwest Top Cannabis Chef, or can you crown who is?

Calling all cannabis chefs and edible foodies! Competitors and judges are needed! Enter the HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup Cook-Off, June 24 & 25, at the Auto City Speedway in Clio, Michigan presented by MagicalButter.com.

It's not just a contest, but an immersive cannabis experience! Submit this form NOW to apply for your chance to compete!

Within the Magical Butter Edibles Tent at the HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup, a heated competition is going down. Challenging top cannabis chefs to create their best dishes in a fast-paced, head-to-head battle to determine whose flavors are the freshest and whose techniques are the most refined and innovative.

Hosted by MagicalButter.com and HIGH TIMES, each round of the competition will be decided by a panel of judges who will be evaluating dishes based on appearance, taste and originality by integrating cannabis infusions with the finished food. Points will be awarded from 1 to 5 in each category, and the chef awarded the most points will proceed to the next round.

Chefs will compete one-on-one, preparing a cannabis-infused dish within a specified time limit. Chefs will randomly pick a Magical Mystery Box, including perfectly portioned ingredients from specific regional and international cuisine styles. Judges will sample competitors’ dishes, grade the results and select a winner from each round to advance to the next. After three rounds of intense head-to-head cooking, a champion will be crowned!

Many will enter, but only one will emerge victorious! The Champion Cannabis Chef will receive a HIGH TIMES plaque and a featured recipe on HIGHTIMES.com. This is the first time the cooking competition has made it’s way to the Midwest, and we anticipate a brilliant demonstration of diverse cannabis infused food!

Adding to the live cannabis experience, attendees will receive an up-close look at culinary cannabis arts in action, complete with cooking demonstrations, Q & As with top cannabis chefs and edible samples. Also,  a very special seminar + cooking demo with the Magical Butter’s very own Chef Joey Galeano.

If you would like to compete, please read on for details.

Round Themes

At the beginning of each battle, the host will bring out mystery boxes of select proteins and ingredients. Each chef will randomly receive Magical Mystery Boxes based on a randomly selected number. Chefs will have 30 minutes to create their dish. The best dishes should integrate the cannabis infusions, without compromising the integrity or flavor of an award-winning dish.

Chef Selection Announcements: Chefs will be announced in the week leading up to the Cup. Selected chefs will receive free entry into HIGH TIME Cannabis Cup event, plus one guest.

Requirements to Enter: Must have culinary experience and be knowledgeable about cannabis. Participants must bring their own knives and will be permitted two special personal ingredients. Special ingredients must be pre-approved by event coordinator.

Time: Clock will begin as soon as the Magical Mystery Box is revealed. You will have 30 minutes to prepare 4 plates of finished food, 3 plates for each judge. One plate will be reserved for photography/host sampling. All food must be on the plate by the time the buzzer sounds or it cannot be served. Feel free to prepare more, the crowd loves free samples!

Potency: THC potency should be kept to 5 - 25 milligrams per dish, and the portion sizes should be “tasting size.” Potency test reports will be provided by PSI Labs.

Basic Infusions:

Chefs will have access to an array of infusions provided by MagicalButter.com including:

●       Clarified Butter

●       Olive Oil

●       Coconut Oil

●       Honey

●       Alcohol Tincture

Chefs are limited to using the infusions provided by MagicalButter.com; this is intended to create a level playing field for the competition. Please do not bring your own cannabis infusions.


Can chefs bring their own special ingredients/elements?
Yes, chefs are allowed to bring 2 special ingredients or elements, such as plating garnishes. Must be pre-approved.

Can chefs bring their own special equipment?
Yes, chefs are required to bring their own knives. Cookware such as pans, tools, etc. can be brought. However, keep in mind the limited space an outdoor kitchen provides.

Can chefs have sous chefs?
No sous chefs.

Registration Application Deadline: June 21


Competitors will create and prepare an infused meal using the culinary mystery box including portioned ingredients, Each box will include:

●       Fresh Herbs

●       Produce

●       Protein ( Meat, Seafood)

Chef will have access to a community rack of basic seasonings and spices.

Once the mystery box is received. The clock will start, and competitors will have 30 minutes to create, cook and plate the dishes.

Chefs will plate small portions for the expert judging panel, and one for photos + host tasting.

Cooking Stations:

Each chef will have access to a cooking station outfitted with an induction burner, a toaster oven, cutting board, mixing bowls, measuring spoons and basic utensils. Fresh water and bus tubs are provided for clean up.

Shared will be a table of spices and pantry items—food processor, blender and assorted other kitchenware.

Please arrive at least 20 minutes early to set up your competition station.

If you are bringing any gear that requires electricity, please notify HIGH TIMES in advance so we can make sure your needs are met.

Equipment for Live Cooking Kitchens :

The following equipment will be available for each participant in the live cooking kitchen: work tables, refrigerator,  induction plate, blender, Kitchen Aid mixer, sink with cold water, electrical ovens, at least two electric sockets 110v, cutting boards, proper utensil selection (ladle, spoons, measuring cups, etc.) and a bus tub for used equipment with sanitary water bin. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND, THIS IS A TRAVELING LIVE COOKING EVENT. You will have to deal with the elements, think on your feet and handle typical kitchen flare ups. Fire extinguishers will be on site.

Thank you, chefs, and good luck!