December 12, 2012

HIGH TIMES Medical Cannabis Cup Is Coming Back To Los Angeles

December 12, 2012
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high times cannabis cup l.a. 2013The 2013 HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup In L.A.

The first HIGH TIMES event that I ever went to was in Los Angeles last year. It still ranks as one of my favorite events I’ve ever been to. I’ve been to Cannabis Cups in Denver, Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, and while they were all fantastic, I think Los Angeles has it’s own flair that is hard to match. At one point a police helicopter flew over the event and spotlighted the participants below. Without any hesitation, we all blew as much smoke into the air as possible and gave the helicopter the middle finger. It was amazing!

Below are frequently asked questions about the event, as well as a video from last year’s Cup in Los Angeles:


Two-day cannabis expo featuring an outdoor medicating area; cultivation seminars and activism sessions with HIGH TIMES editors, leaders of the medical marijuana movement, and major cannabis celebrities; an all-star awards ceremony; and an unforgettable pot party with surprise musical guests TBA.


February 16-17, 2013


Los Angeles Center Studios, 451 South Beaudry Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90017


Anyone from anywhere over the age of 18 (ID required at door) may attend. Only California residents with valid California medical marijuana recommendations may enter the medicating area and consume cannabis on-site.


Get your pass by clicking here now!

Will I get to judge the strains and vote for the HIGH TIMES Medical Cannabis Cup?
All ticket holders will receive a list of the entered strains one week before the event so that California medical marijuana patients can visit the participating dispensaries and sample their entries. The HIGH TIMES Medical Cannabis Cups will be awarded by a panel of independent experts based on extensive sampling in a blind tasting. This expert panel will be at the expo on Sunday evening to announce their decisions and award the HIGH TIMES Medical Cannabis Cups to California’s top medical marijuana providers.

Do I get any cannabis as part of my ticket price?
Due to California law we cannot sell or give away cannabis.

Is the HIGH TIMES Medical Cannabis Cup wheelchair friendly?
Daytime events at Los Angeles Center Studios are definitely wheelchair friendly, though you should contact the venue directly with any specific questions or concerns.

How Can I Buy a Ticket?
You can buy tickets right here!

How much do tickets cost to attend?
The early-bird price of $75 gets you unlimited VIP access to both days of the Expo, including all cultivation seminars and activism panels, plus the awards ceremony and a HIGH TIMES Medical Cannabis Cup gift bag and guidebook. For $35, early-bird tickets are available for Saturday at the Expo, and for $25, early-bird tickets are available for Sunday.

All attendees must be 18 and older. ID will be required at the door.

Are Medical Cannabis Cup passes refundable?
No, but passes are transferable and may be resold to someone else if you are unable to attend.

How can my California-based medical cannabis dispensary compete in the HIGH TIMES Medical Cannabis Cup?
Entry into the HIGH TIMES Medical Cannabis Cup is limited to legally operating, licensed medical cannabis dispensaries in the state of California. For more information on entering an indica, a sativa, cannabis concentrates or medical-cannabis infused edibles, please contact us directly at (212) 387-0500 or by email [email protected]

Where, exactly, does this event take place?
Daytime events, including the expo, all seminars, and the awarding of HIGH TIMES Medical Cannabis Cups will take place at Los Angeles Center Studios - 451 South Beaudry Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Do I need to be a medical marijuana patient to attend?
The expo and party will be open to all adults from any state. An outdoor medicating section of the expo facility will be available and will accommodate the needs of medical marijuana patients who are California residents. Medical professionals will be available on site.

Do you offer any travel packages or hotel recommendations?
Not at the moment, but possibly in the future.

Is HIGH TIMES still hosting the HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam?
Yes, of course. Those interested in making the ultimate pot pilgrimage to Amsterdam this November for the globe’s premiere marijuana event should head to now for more info!


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