Once upon a time I wrote an article urging High Times to bring their Cannabis Cup event to Portland, Oregon. I have attended Cannabis Cups all over Western America, and I've always dreamed of it being held in my home state. Shortly after Oregon voted to legalize recreational marijuana, High Times announced that it would hold an event in July 2015. Due to issues trying to find a suitable location, and issues caused by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, the event didn't happen in July 2015. That led me to post an article in which I wondered if the Cannabis Cup would ever come to Oregon. I'm very happy to say that it sounds like a location has been found in Milwaukie. Per Willamette Week:
Now documents show High Times is seeking permits to host the event Sept. 19-20 in Milwaukie.
It asked city officials Aug. 5 for permission to use parking lots and warehouses on the northern industrial side of town, along the new TriMet Orange Line and Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard---and, ironically, across the street from OLCC headquarters.
High Times says it plans an announcement soon, and did not respond to WW's further questions.
If the event is being held in less than a month, I expect High Times to get on the good foot right after this weekend is over. I'd imagine they are focusing their efforts on the Michigan Cannabis Cup, which is occurring this weekend in Michigan. Once that event is a wrap, then I would expect quite a bit of attention being focused on Oregon. Cannabis fans in Oregon are beyond ready for this event, so promotion or otherwise, I expect the event to sell out, and to sell out quick. I know I'll be there putting some clouds into the air!