New Rules Force High Times To Call Off Annual Seattle Cannabis cup

WASHINGTON: The new state laws collapsing the medical market as we know it in Washington and funneling all public marijuana related activities, essentially, through the state liquor board has claimed it’s first victim … the High Times U.S. Cannabis Cup in Seattle.

High Times has put on the cannabis competition/vender expo/party here for three years — twice in Fremont and last year in Everett — but the marijuana and counter-culture institution has run headlong into a bureaucratic dead end, said Dan Skye, High Times editor-in-chief.

He said they tried getting a liquor license (with no booze on site) and a special event permit from the state with no luck.

And since High Times needs a pretty big venue, they’ve looked at parks and the Port of Seattle property, Skye said, but those areas “get a lot of federal money, so those people are very very reticent to open up their doors to High Times.


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