DOPE Cup 2017: Combatting the Myth of Flawed Cannabis Cup Judging

Washington DOPE Cup is Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

WASHINGTON: Cannabis cup judging – it’s been under scrutiny for years. The myth of a group of unqualified stoner judges sitting around, smoking strain after strain from a bong, persists to this day. Enter DOPE Magazine, a lifestyle publication dedicated to elevating every aspect of the cannabis industry. Chief Brand Officer of DOPE Magazine, James Read the full article…

Emerald Cup Marijuana Festival Draws 21,000 To Sonoma County Fairgrounds

Billed as the equivalent of the Oscars for the cannabis industry, the event draws many producers from the so-called “Emerald Triangle” of Mendocino, Humboldt and Trinity counties, a business that organizers claim is the largest agricultural crop on the North Coast, and will grow even more with outright legalization — perhaps as soon as next year.

CALIFORNIA: The Emerald Cup, the celebration of cannabis culture now in its third year in Santa Rosa, wrapped up its two-day run at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds on Sunday with its biggest attendance ever, showcasing some of the best outdoor organic marijuana in the world and the industry the plant has spawned. The weekend event drew Read the full article…

High Times Cannabis Cup Organizers Say They Can’t Find Suitable Portland Venue

The High Times plan to host a Cannabis Cup in Portland has hit a snag with the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.

OREGON:  As soon as Oregon voters said yes to marijuana legalization last year, High Times announced it would host a Cannabis Cup in Portland. But those plans have hit a snag, prompting the publication to delay the event until September, said publisher Mary McEvoy. The issue: the Oregon Liquor Control Commission won’t allow cannabis consumption at Read the full article…

Cannabis Cup Highlights Marijuana’s Latest Products, Policy Developments

“It’s really about time,” said Mason Tvert, a spokesperson for MPP. “We just can’t wait any longer.”

COLORADO:  With 420 approaching, it’s time for our annual reminder: Don’t do anything that might bring shame to Denver, Colorado, or marijuana legalization in general. This weekend’s Cannabis Cup, a trade show for those in, or interested in, the bud industry, is doing its part to keep the jackassery to a minimum by disallowing and sales or Read the full article…

Cannabis Cup: Denver Holds Festival In The Shadow Of State Capitol

The festival in Denver's Civic Center Park is the most visible sign of the transformation. It started as a defiant gathering of marijuana activists, but this year the event had an official city permit, was organized by an event management company and featured booths selling funnel cakes and Greek food next to kiosks hawking hemp lollipops and glass pipes.

COLORADO:  Once the province of activists and stoners, the traditional pot holiday of 20 April has gone mainstream in the first state in the US to legalize recreational marijuana. Tens of thousands gathered this weekend in Colorado for cannabis-themed festivals and entertainment, from a marijuana industry expo called the Cannabis Cup; to 4/20-themed concerts at Read the full article…

At California Pot Convention, Business Is Strong – And Potent

Donahoe says the marijuana market is exploding with business potential as the weed's legality and acceptance grow.

"The industry is pretty robust all across the board,'' says Donahoe, of Oakland.

CALIFORNIA: Working from a small booth on the fringes of a trade show packed with thousands of enthusiasts, Sean Donahoe says these are heady times to be in the marijuana business. “In a gold rush, you sell picks and shovels,” says Donahoe, deputy director of the California Cannabis Industry Association. The young organization is trying to Read the full article…

The Kinds Of Things You Might Eat From State Pot Stores

High Times Cannabis Cup in Seattle on Sept. 7, 2013.

WASHINGTON: When you’ll be able to buy marijuana in a state-licensed store (21+ locations possible for Seattle alone!) sometime in 2014, there are a surprising range of things with THC in them that you might be able to buy for eating, smoking or vaping.

The Kinds Of Things You Might Eat From State Pot Stores

High Times Cannabis Cup in Seattle on Sept. 7, 2013.

WASHINGTON: When you’ll be able to buy marijuana in a state-licensed store (21+ locations possible for Seattle alone!) sometime in 2014, there are a surprising range of things with THC in them that you might be able to buy for eating, smoking or vaping.

High Times Hopes to Weed Out Competing ‘Cannabis Cup’ With Lawsuit to Block Rival Festival

In a federal lawsuit, High Times magazine is charging that NW Harvest Fest is bogarting its Cannabis Cup trademark.

NEW YORK: Whoa, man — a popular Manhattan-based marijuana magazine is trying whack a weed rival. In a federal lawsuit, High Times magazine is charging that NW Harvest Fest is bogarting its Cannabis Cup trademark.