How old do you have to be to attend?

All attendees must be 18 and older to attend the expo and the party (the “Event”).  You must have a medical card and be 21+ to visit the medicating area.
ID will be required at the door.

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).

Are Medical Cannabis Cup passes refundable?

No, the passes are not refundable.

How can my business compete in the Medical Cannabis Cup?

Entry into the HIGH TIMES Medical Cannabis Cup is limited to legally existing,  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 Event will be open to all adults over the age of 18.
The outdoor medicating section of the Event will be available only to California medical marijuana patients.

Are out-of-staters allowed to attend?

Yes, anyone over the age of 18 may attend the Event.  Again, however, the outdoor medicating section will be available only to California medical marijuana patients.

Do I get any cannabis as part of my ticket price?

Due to California law we cannot give away cannabis -- it’s also why the ticket price is so low for a world-class cannabis 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 party with surprise musical guests.

Where is the HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup?

Cow Palace
2600 Geneva Avenue
Daly City, CA 94014

How much is event parking?

Preferred on-site parking at the Cow Palace will cost $20. Off-site parking will be available for $15 and included a shuttle ride the the Cow Palace.

Is there a shuttle to the event?

 FREE Bus Shuttles from the Balboa Park BART Station (401 Geneva Ave) to the COW Palace will start running Saturday at 11:00 a.m. and run till 11:00 p.m. They will  also run Sunday starting at 11:00 a.m. till 10:00 p.m.  Wheelchair accessible.

Is there a bag search?


What am I NOT allowed to bring?

Food or drinks
Glass bottles
Hard or soft sided coolers
Skateboards, bikes or rollerblades
Unapproved pamphlets, handouts, advertisements, etc.
Pets or other animals (certified service animals are permitted)