The Cannabis Cup is a globally recognized event celebrating the world of cannabis. Founded in 1988 by Steven Hager, the original Cannabis Cup was held in Amsterdam and has since evolved into a series of events hosted in various locations around the world. The Cup is known for its competitions, where different strains and products are judged by a panel of experts, as well as by event attendees.

What is The Cannabis Cup?

The Cannabis Cup is a festival and competition that celebrates cannabis culture and its various products. It is renowned for bringing together enthusiasts, growers, and industry professionals to showcase the latest innovations and the finest strains in the cannabis world. The event typically features competitions in several categories, including best Sativa, best Indica, best hybrid, best concentrate, and best edibles, among others.

Where is it?

Originally held exclusively in Amsterdam, the Cannabis Cup has expanded over the years and now takes place in multiple locations around the world, including the United States, Canada, and Jamaica. In the U.S., events are often held in states where cannabis is legal, such as California, Colorado, and Michigan.

This year it is being held in sunny Lynwood, California

When is it?

The timing of the Cannabis Cup varies depending on the location. It is typically held annually, with events usually taking place in the spring or summer months to coincide with the growing season and harvest times for cannabis.

This year they have announced the following schedule

Cannabis Cup 2024 Schedule
Apr 1 – 3, 2024Product Submissions in Lynwood, CA
Apr 8, 2024Judge Kits go on Sale
Apr 8 – June 2, 2024Judging Timeframe
June 2, 2024Judging Deadline
June 16, 2024Live Stream Digital Awards Show @ 6:00 PM
High Times, Cannabis Cup 2024, Event Schedule – Lynwood, CA

What types of events do they have?

The Cannabis Cup offers a wide range of events and activities catering to cannabis enthusiasts. Some of the highlights include:

  • Competitions: The heart of the Cup, where various cannabis strains and products are judged in different categories.
  • Expos: Vendors and exhibitors showcase the latest in cannabis technology, cultivation equipment, and products.
  • Seminars and Workshops: Educational sessions covering topics such as cultivation techniques, legal issues, and industry trends.
  • Live Music and Entertainment: Performances by well-known artists and entertainers create a festive atmosphere.
  • Cannabis Tastings: Attendees have the opportunity to sample different strains and products, often voting for their favorites.
  • Networking Opportunities: The event provides a platform for industry professionals and enthusiasts to connect and share ideas.

The Cannabis Cup stands as a testament to the enduring spirit and evolving landscape of cannabis culture. As the industry navigates through the challenges of a slower 2023 and the complexities of cannabis marketing, events like the Cannabis Cup emerge as vital platforms for connection and innovation. They offer a unique experience that caters not only to seasoned connoisseurs but also to those new to the world of cannabis, fostering a sense of community and shared passion.

For businesses within the cannabis sector, the Cup provides an invaluable opportunity to showcase their products, engage with consumers, and establish their presence on a global stage. As we look to the future, the Cannabis Cup’s role in celebrating the plant, its products, and its people continues to be a beacon for the industry, highlighting the potential for growth, creativity, and collaboration in the ever-evolving world of cannabis.

We want to hear from you! Are you going to the Cannabis Cup? Have you been before? Share your experiences with us in the comments sections below as we share in the excitement building up to this years 2024 Cannabis Cup.