The Cannabis Cup had to also endure some trouble. Amsterdam city officials would like to present other sides of this beautiful city more than the marijuana consumption. Therefore there have been instances where Cannabis Cup events were cancelled and there was even a police raid. Attendees should obey some rules even at an event like this. For example smoking only at designated areas.
The High Times Cannabis Cup is not the only event of this type in Amsterdam. Events of simmilar kind include the Unity Cup and the Elite Cup.
The Cannabis Cup takes place mostly at the Melkweg culture centre. You can find it at the centre of the map below.
The chief editor of the High Times magazine, Steven Hager, started this event in 1987. So it has been held for more than 30 years. That is enough time to fine tune organization and build a tradition. The Amsterdam Cannabis Cup usually takes the same format as those before, with experts showcasing their latest strains, celebrity guests and of course music.
It is definitely worth to consider this nightlife ticket. It will most likely save you time and money. For 7 days you get free entrance to Amsterdam clubs, free shots, beers & cocktails, lazertag & bowling, free UBER and much more. Go have a look.
With event like this it is important to be accommodated closeby. The Cannabis Cup takes place mostly at the Melkweg culture centre. Use the form below to get a list of nearby hotels, hostels, apartments and even houseboats.
The Cannabis Cup Expo is open every day of the event from noon.
The Amsterdam Cannabis Cup usually coincides with Thanksgiving in the USA, running around November 24 – 26. However in 2018 it has been held in the middle of summer on 13th to 15th of July.
Amsterdam is a city with many fascinating museums. One of them is The Hash, Marijuana and Hemp Museum. It makes great sense to visit it when attending The Amsterdam Cannabis Cup.
Article about the Cannabis Cup 2015, including details of tickets, locaiton, musical guests and celebrity appearances.
Where are Cannabis Cups held?
So, how are these competitions judged?
Our Las Vegas Cup will be help at the TKTK Reservation, where weed is legal.
Entries are scored using a two-tiered digital system that includes a qualitative score that comes from judges and a quantitative score that comes from lab results. The qualitative score accounts for approximately 75 percent of the total, with judges looking at aroma, taste, visual aesthetics, stone/high, and burnability/flush. Other factors vary by category.
Will Snoop Dogg be there?
The original Cannabis Cup was held in 1988 in Amsterdam and has since expanded to the U.S. and abroad with the passage of medical and recreational laws. Cups have been held in Northern and Southern California, Denver, Seattle, Michigan and Jamaica, with new locations being added each year.
All judges are experts or professionals from the cannabis industry who have demonstrated exceedingly high levels of cannabis knowledge and are extremely dedicated to both the cause and the task of judging. HIGH TIMES uses an online-application process to select judges from around the world to participate and winners and competitors from past Cups are encouraged to apply for judging (in a city far away from their own) to see our process from the inside! Access to the application is as simple as asking a HIGH TIMES staff member who’s willing to vouch for your expertise. However, judging begins before the competition, so it’s necessary that you’ll be available in the area leading up to the event.
The HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup is the world’s leading marijuana festival and trade show, celebrating the world of ganja through competitions, instructional seminars, expositions, celebrity appearances, concerts, product showcases and more. Hosted in states that have legalized medical and recreational marijuana, the Cannabis Cup stands as the foremost gathering place for the cannabis community to network and celebrate.
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What is a Cannabis Cup?