High Times Seeks Michigan Judges for Cannabis Cup 2024

July 8th, 2024 Events & Conferences
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High Times is inviting Michiganders to become judges in this year's Cannabis Cup competition, giving residents the chance to determine which Michigan brands offer the best cannabis products. Participants can judge categories including flower, pre-rolled joints, concentrates, vaporizer pens, and cannabis-infused edibles.

Any adult can participate by purchasing a judging kit at local dispensaries this summer, which includes a backpack filled with cannabis products.

What’s the deal?

The High Times Cannabis Cup, established in the late 1980s, is the premier competition for the best cannabis worldwide. First held in the U.S. in 2010, the contest has grown alongside the legalization of cannabis, evolving into state-specific competitions.

How does it work?

This summer, Michigan’s top cannabis companies are entering a variety of products to be judged in categories like best edibles, best indica, sativa, and hybrid flower, best infused and non-infused pre-rolled joints, best solvent and solventless concentrates, and best distillate and non-distillate vaporizer pens and cartridges.

How do I participate?

Mark your calendars for August 9th, when judging kits become available at dispensaries across Michigan. These kits, essentially backpacks filled with cannabis products, allow participants to review about a dozen different items.

Thousands of kits will be available at participating Michigan dispensaries, with prices varying by category. Pre-rolled joints are typically the most affordable at around $100, while solventless concentrates can cost up to $300.

Although the official list of categories, prices, and participating dispensaries hasn't been released, House of Dank, the lead sponsor this year, will likely have kits available at all 11 of its Michigan locations.

What should I expect?

The Cannabis Cup is not just a contest but a celebration of cannabis culture. Each year, a diverse group of enthusiasts, growers, and industry professionals gathers to showcase and sample Michigan's finest cannabis, collectively determining which products excel in quality, flavor, and potency.

High Times will tally scores in October and announce the winners in November.

This year’s competition focuses exclusively on recreational products, with no separate categories for medical marijuana.

Want to learn more?

Aspiring judges should follow High Times’ social media pages for updates on how to obtain a judging kit. More information will be released in the coming weeks.

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