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2017 HIGH TIMES US Cannabis Cup So-Cal

Tickets on sale NOw!

Join us April 21st, 22nd and 23rd for the HIGH TIMES US Cannabis Cup, SoCal. Taking place at the National Orange Show in San Bernardino—we're celebrating California's recent legalization of recreational cannabis!

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


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

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Event Experiences 

HIGH TIMES taught the world to grow and will continue to do so at the U.S. Cannabis Cup in SoCal! 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 SoCal 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 US Cannabis Cup SoCal 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 SoCal 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 job 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 US 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

Concentrate Panel & Seminars

Dab Rig Exposition


GA 1-Day Pass


*plus applicable fees


  • YOUR CHOICE to attend the U.S. Cannabis Cup on either  Friday, April 21st, Saturday, April 22nd OR  Sunday, April 23rd

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

GA 3-Day Pass


*plus applicable fees


  • Attend the U.S. Cannabis Cup ALL THREE days—Friday, April 21, Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23

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


VIP 1-Day Pass


*plus applicable fees


  • YOUR CHOICE to attend either Friday, April 21st, Saturday, April 22nd OR  Sunday, April 23rd
  • VIP express access on the day you choose to attend
  • VIP Lounge
  • Gift Bag
  • Show Poster
  • Munchies
  • Water Stations
  • Dedicated Bathrooms

VIP 3-Day pass


*plus applicable fees


  • VIP express access ALL THREE days—Friday, April 21, Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23
  • VIP Lounge
  • Gift Bag
  • Show Poster
  • Munchies
  • Water Stations
  • Dedicated Bathrooms

Super VIP 3-Day pass


*plus applicable fees


  • SUPER VIP express access ALL THREE days—Friday, April 21, Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23
  • VIP Gift Bag, plus EXCLUSIVE Super VIP gift
  • A Judge's Kit
  • Exclusive Edibles Tasting
  • Exclusive Grow Room Tour with HIGH TIMES Editor Danny Danko



When is the HIGH TIMES 2017 US Cannabis Cup SoCal? 
April 21, 22 & 23, 2017

What time do doors open at the HIGH TIMES 2017 US Cannabis Cup SoCal?
On Friday, April 21—VIP doors open at 3PM PST, GA doors open at 3:30 PM PST. The event ends at 11 PM PST on Friday.
On Saturday and Sunday, April 22 - 23—VIP doors open at 12 PM PST, GA doors open at 12:30 PM PST. On Saturday, the event ends at 11 PM PST. On Sunday, the event ends at 9 PM PST. 

Where is the HIGH TIMES 2017 US Cannabis Cup SoCal?
National Orange Show, 689 S E St, San Bernardino, CA

Will you be back at National Orange Show again in 2017? 
NO, this is the only 2017 HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup event planned for SoCal.

Are there any hotel deals for guests and exhibitors?
Guests: Coming Soon!

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? 
YES, this event is for all adults 21+ with valid ID. 
YES, California medical patients ages 18-20 who present their California medical card with a valid ID will also be allowed. 
There will be a designated area for medical patients, so we encourage all patrons to bring their cards to access this specific area. The rest of the event will be accessible with a 21+ 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.

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.

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 legal limits of cannabis 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)