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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 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, 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
  • Special Super VIP Gift Bag
  • Plus all the Amenities of the VIP Package



Do I need a to be a valid medical marijuana patient to attend the event? 

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

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) 

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