2017 HIGH TIMES US Cannabis Cup Las Vegas

Tickets on sale NOW!

Join us March 4th and 5th for the first-ever HIGH TIMES US Cannabis Cup Las Vegas presented by Ultra Health LLC. Taking place at the Moapa Event Grounds—only 30 minutes north of Downtown Vegas and 40 minutes north of the Las Vegas Strip—we're celebrating Nevada's recent legalization of recreational cannabis with a trip to Sin City!

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! 

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Tickets are on sale NOW with special Pre-Sale prices! Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable. 

Interested in exhibiting at the Cup? Contact advertising@hightimes.com
General questions? Reach out to cannabiscuphelp@hightimes.com

Event Experiences 

The US Cannabis Cup will feature a one-of-a-kind, onsite HIGH TIMES living grow room! Stop to smell the flowers—live and real—and see what most have only seen in the pages of HIGH TIMES. Like stepping into a HT photo shoot, experience the set-up, lights and plants, as HIGH TIMES' favorite grow experts Danny Danko and Nico Escondido lead you on a tour of the garden, including time for discussions, questions and answers. Top growers will give demonstrations on nutrients, lighting, room conditions, harvesting and more!

Live Grow Room

360 Online View

Senior Cultivation Editor Danny Danko

Chief Cannabis Officer Nico Escondido

The Las Vegas 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 with HIGH TIMES’ edibles editor Elise McDonough 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

with Edibles Editor Elise McDonough

"Taste of Cannabis" Chef Competition

Topical Massage Spa


With huge wins across the country for marijuana during the 2016 election, the 2017 US Cannabis Cup Las Vegas 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 markets popping up around the country, and find out how to take action to help out in other states.

Rally Stage



The marijuana movement is continually evolving, and the Las Vegas 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 the expanding economic opportunities? A cannabis career fair will be offered, along with jobs panels and a bud tender workshop.   

Inside Testing Lab Science

 Cannabis Career Fair

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 Medical 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


Don't Miss Our Special Pre-Sale Prices! 

Single Day Round Trip Shuttle Pass


*plus applicable fees

This ticket is good for ONE DAY round trip shuttle service from the Las Vegas strip to the Cup.

GA Saturday or Sunday Pass


*plus applicable fees


  • YOUR CHOICE to attend the U.S. Cannabis Cup on either Saturday, March 4th or Sunday, March 5th

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

GA Weekend Pass


*plus applicable fees


  • Attend the U.S. Cannabis Cup all weekend—Saturday & Sunday, March 4th and 5th

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


VIP Saturday or Sunday Pass


*plus applicable fees


  • YOUR CHOICE to attend either Saturday, March 4th OR Sunday, March 5th
  • VIP express access on the day you choose to attend
  • VIP Lounge
  • Gift Bag
  • Show Poster
  • Munchies
  • Water Stations
  • Dedicated Bathrooms

VIP Weekend pass


*plus applicable fees


  • VIP express access all weekend—Saturday & Sunday, March 4th and 5th
  • VIP Lounge
  • Gift Bag
  • Show Poster
  • Munchies
  • Water Stations
  • Dedicated Bathrooms

Super VIP Weekend pass


*plus applicable fees


  • SUPER VIP express access all weekend—Saturday & Sunday, March 4th and 5th
  • VIP Gift Bag, plus EXCLUSIVE Super VIP gift
  • Round Trip Shuttle Pass from the Strip
  • A Judge's Kit
  • Exclusive Tastings from the Edible Chef Competition
  • Exclusive Grow Room Tour with HIGH TIMES Editor Danny Danko



When is the HIGH TIMES 2017 US Cannabis Cup Las Vegas? 
March 4th and 5th

What time do doors open at the HIGH TIMES 2017 US Cannabis Cup Las Vegas?
Doors open both days at 12PM PST. 

Where is the HIGH TIMES 2017 US Cannabis Cup Las Vegas?
Moapa Event Grounds - Valley of Fire Highway and I-15, Moapa, NV 89025

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? 
Yes, This event is for all adults ages 21+. You must bring a valid ID.

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. Online tickets are less expensive. A 9 percent live entertainment tax is included in all of the ticket pricing. 

What if I have a Weekend Pass? 
You'll be given a wristband to wear all weekend. Don't remove the wristband until the event has ended. 

What if I remove my wristband? 
Do not tamper with or remove your wristband, unless you're not returning to the Cup. Your wristband is your ticket. Wristbands are not replaceable. If you remove your wristband, you will need to purchase another ticket.

What are my parking options?
We encourage you to buy a shuttle pass for $20 per day available online. The shuttle bus will pick up at the LINQ Hotel. Parking costs $40 per day and will be available to purchase online soon. Parking on-site is limited, cash only and available only on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Are there ride options for people coming from other locations?
Yes! Need a ride from LA, SoCal, etc? Check out Rally Bus, our new partner that gets you to the Cup, while you kick back and enjoy your high! 

Are the performances and guest appearances included in the ticket?
YES, they're all included. 

Who is performing?
Concert announcements coming soon!

Can I leave the venue and return? 
YES, daily re-entry is permitted. You must be wearing your wristband to return. 

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) 


For the 1st Annual HIGH TIMES US Cannabis Cup Las Vegas, the competition field is limited to Nevada state-licensed cultivation and dispensary businesses. Patients registered in the NV MMJ program and licensed to cultivate may also enter the competition provided they meet the following criteria set forth by the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) which states:

Once a licensed medical marijuana dispensary opens in the county where a cardholder or his/her primary caregiver lives, they may not grow marijuana unless:

  • the dispensary is unable to supply enough marijuana to the cardholder, or
  • the cardholder is unable to reasonably travel to the dispensary due to illness or lack of transportation, or
  • there was no dispensary within 25 miles of where the cardholder lives at the time he/she applied for the card

Patients wishing to enter the competition will need to have their valid NV state ID and MMJ card available for photo copying. We thank everyone in advance for their understanding and diligence, as we adhere to Nevada’s guidelines set forth in the their MMJ program.

Unfortunately, there will be no out-of-state entries allowed in the Vegas Cup competition. While Nevada has recently passed a recreational marijuana bill, the law does not take effect until 2018, and we will reassess the competition entry rules at that time with Nevada authorities. We apologize for any confusion and thank everyone for their understanding as we all look forward to the future progression of legal cannabis legislation.

Please feel free to download the following document for more information:
The 2017 HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup Rules, Regulations & FAQ
The 2017 HIGH TIMES US Cannabis Cup Las Vegas Entry Form
For more information on entry fees, procedures and how to register your entries, please email: EnterTheCup@hightimes.com