Are you a ticket holder? You can find all the information you need here.

In 2014, HIGH TIMES will return to the Mile High City for our fourth event at the Denver Mart. Our first two events in Denver were Medical Cannabis Cups, restricted to medical patients only. But Colorado voters legalized adult, recreational use of marijuana in the 2012 election, which resulted in our most successful Cannabis Cup ever. We now host the US Cannabis Cup, an event open to all adults.

New this year is the Cannabis Freedom Trail! Visit participating pot shops, sample the strain they have entered, then vote on Sunday for your fave. The shop with the most votes will be awarded the People's Cup.

Please note that only those 18 and over with ID may attend the event, 21 and over with ID to enter the smoking area. Those 18 and over with a Colorado medical card will also be able to enter the smoking area.

Doors open at 11AM both Saturday and Sunday.

Are you a vendor? Information can be found here.

Join us for ICE CUBE & ACTION BRONSON Friday Opening Night Party
A $60 entry fee Includes entry into Homestead Hydro Presents Opening Night Party, kicking off 4/20 weekend at Denver Mart. Doors open at 8:30 PM. *** THIS TICKET DOES NOT INCLUDE ENTRY TO THE CANNABIS CUP! ONLY TO THE FRIDAY NIGHT PRE-PARTY***

Doors open both days at 11:00 a.m.

HIGH TIMES US Cannabis Cup Schedule

You can also download our Denver Cannabis Cup Guidebook app for a full schedule plus reminders and the ability to communicate with your friends!)
Saturday, April 19

12:30 p.m. – FORUM I
“Won't Someone Think About The Children?” As the legalization and medicalization of marijuana increase, the challenges for pot smoking parents will increase as well. Presented in association with the NORML Women's Alliance.
Rick Cusick (moderator), HIGH TIMES
Brittany Driver, journalist
Art Way, Drug Policy Alliance
Jill Lamoureux, Americans for Safe Access

1 p.m. – PLAZA
“Dabs of Denver” A discussion on the current advances, laws, and concerns regarding concentrates
Bobby Black (moderator), HIGH TIMES
K, Trichome Technologies
Giddy Up, Emotek Labs
Derek Cumings, Pink House
Nikka T, Essential Extracts

2 p.m. – FORUM I
B.E. Smith, cultivator/activist, presents "Unalienable Rights vs. Civil Rights"

2:30 p.m. – PLAZA
HIGH TIMES cultivation editor Nico Escondido presents a precise program giving guidelines to beginning growers to grow legally in Colorado.

3:30 p.m. – FORUM I
“The Art of Edibles” Learn how to create potent, consistent cannabis-infused foods from leaders in the industry.
Elise McDonough (moderator), HIGH TIMES
Jaime Lewis, Good Chemistry
Joshua Fink, Medically Correct
Alison D-Ray, Ettalew’s Medibles
Wheeler del Torro, author/chef
Angel & Erin, Healthy Creations

4 p.m. – PLAZA
Colorado attorney Rob Corry presents "The Monster I Created: Has Colorado's Over-Taxed and Over-Regulated Marijuana Industry Sold Its Soul?"

5 p.m. – FORUM I
Rolf Schlake presents “A Real Understanding of Extractions using CO2: How it’s Done in the Food and Pharmaceutical Industries”

5:30 p.m. — PLAZA
David Kyle presents a special yoga class: "Moving Prana with Yoga Asana, Breathing Exercises and Cannabis.”

7 p.m. Slightly Stoopid & Mac Miller at Red Rocks

Sunday, April 20th
12:30 p.m. – FORUM I

“Radical Russ” Belville presents “Debunking the Anti-Marijuana Business Crusade of Project SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana.

1 p.m. – PLAZA
“How to Open a Business in the Cannabis Industry”
Jen Bernstein (moderator), HIGH TIMES
Brooke Gehring, Patients Choice of Colorado
Elliott Klug, Pink House Blooms
Ryan Cook, The Clinic

2 p.m. – FORUM I
“The Power of Topicals” Learn to use cannabis-infused body care products for healing that’s more than skin deep!
Elise McDonough (moderator), HIGH TIMES
Nicole Smith, Mary’s Medicinals
Ah Warner, Cannabis Basics
Megan Schwarting, Kush Creams
James Kennedy, Apothecanna

2:30 p.m. – PLAZA
HIGH TIMES presents "Free Weed from Danny Danko" featuring a panel of cultivation experts.
Danny Danko (moderator), HIGH TIMES
DJ Short, breeder
Scott, Rare Dankness
K, Trichome Technologies
Don & Aaron, DNA Genetics
Kyle Kushman, Kushman Genetics

3:30 p.m. – FORUM I
“Marijuana for Trauma” Military veterans discuss the benefits of cannabis.
Chris Simunek (moderator), HIGH TIMES
Dr. Darryl Hudson, Peace Naturals
Fabian Henry, veteran
Lloyd Farmer, veteran
Ian Bailey, veteran
Ryan Edwards, veteran

4 p.m. – PLAZA
“The Future of Legalization”
Rick, Cusick (moderator), HIGH TIMES
Keith Stroup, NORML
Allen St. Pierre, NORML
Sabrina Fendrick, NORML
Mason Tvert, MPP
Rachel Gillette, Colorado NORML
David Holland, HIGH TIMES

7: 30 p.m.
HIGH TIMES presents the U.S. Cannabis Cup Awards show

What is a Cannabis Cup?

It's a two-day trade show/EXPO incorporating vendor booths in a main building with an extended outdoor component for additional vendor booths.

This year's event will include the Cannabis Freedom Trail. Event attendees are invited to visit and sample products from Denver's participating pot shops. Choose the best and vote for them on Sunday. The shop with the most votes wins the People's Cup.

Inside booths range from glassware and clothing to grow equipment and artwork. Expect three seminars per day either in a sectioned off area off the main floor or in a private theater-like setting. The seminar topics include legalization regulations featuring Denver experts, current political issues, grow seminars with HIGH TIMES editors and a cooking seminar from our own Cannabis Cookbook author.

The outdoor component is typically a fenced off area with privacy screening, not visible to the general public. Visitors are wrist banded for entry. Security is posted to assure these regulations are followed.

No selling or distributing of cannabis is allowed.

Saturday night entertainment will feature Mac Miller and Slightly Stoopid at Red Rocks. Sunday night (4/20) we will host Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa at Red Rocks; a limited number of tickets are available.

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The Amsterdam Cannabis Cup in Photos
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A Guide for Amsterdam Cannabis Cup Judges
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Are 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 Colorado-based cannabis dispensary compete in Cannabis Cup?
Entry into the HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup is limited to legally operating, licensed cannabis dispensaries in the state of Colorado. For more information on entering an indica, a sativa, cannabis concentrates or cannabis infused edibles, please contact us directly at (212) 387-0500 or by email

Do I get any cannabis as part of my ticket price?
Due to Colorado law we cannot give away cannabis, which is why we’ve kept the ticket price as low as possible while still putting on a world-class event.

Who can smoke in Denver?
Everyone 21+ in designated recreating areas. Colorado residents 18+ with medical recommendations.
Are out-of-staters allowed to partake?
Yes, 21+

Can the public judge in Denver?
Yes! You are welcome to take part in the Cannabis Freedom Trail, which includes participating Denver pot shops. On Sunday attendees are invited vote for their fave shop; the winner will receive The People's Cup.

What do the Super VIPs get in their giftbags?
Guidebook, Official event T-shirts and all kinds of neat stuff from our sponsors.

Who is the entertainment?
Slightly Stoopid with Mac Miller at Red Rocks.


Interested in buying a booth, sponsoring, or entering the HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup? Contact us here:
Phone: 212-387-0500