High Times Cannabis Cup 2023
The High Times Cannabis Cup is back! Just like last year, NEA is an official retailer and competitor in this year’s competition. The High Times Cannabis Cup is people’s choice, and that means YOU can be a judge!
Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s competition, and, most importantly, how you can be a judge.
What is the High Times Cannabis Cup?
Founded and sponsored by High Times Magazine, the Cannabis Cup was first started in Amsterdam in 1988 by former High Times editor Steve Hager. High Times holds many Cannabis Cup competitions all over the world for cannabis excellence. You can read more about the Cannabis Cup’s history here.
What does “People’s Choice” mean?
It means that anyone eligible to purchase cannabis can be a judge in this year’s competition. If you’re reading this, you can be a judge!
What do I have to do as a judge?
As a judge, you’ll sample some of the best cannabis in Massachusetts and rate it according to factors like flavor, burnability, effects, etc., depending on the category you choose to judge.
With the scorecard and unique access code in your Judge Kit, go online to the exclusive High Times portal to submit your rankings. Check out this article from High Times’s VP of Content to find out more about the judging process. The judging process runs from October 21 to December 24. Winners will be announced on Monday, January 8, 2024!
First thing’s first, you need to purchase a Judge’s Kit.
What is a Judge Kit, and how do I get one?
A Judge’s Kit is an official High Times backpack filled with products from the category you choose to judge. It also includes some cool swag and a scorecard with your access code to get to the online High Times judge portal.
Judge Kits go on sale this Saturday, October 21, at 8 a.m. at our stores and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Judge’s Kits are not available online, and there are no discounts. But they are available to both our Medical Patients and Adult-Use customers.
Judge Kits are in limited supply and when they’re gone, they’re gone!
What Are The Categories And How Much Is A Kit?
|Category||Number of Entries||Total Weight||Retail Price|
|Rosin Vape Pens & Cartridges||10||5g||$180.00|
|Non-Rosin Vape Pens & Cartridges||9||4.5g||$100.00|
|Edibles: Sativa Gummies||10||492mg THC||$80.00|
|Edibles: Indica Gummies||10||497mg THC||$80.00|
|Edibles: Chocolates & Non-Gummies||8||389 THC||$60.00|
|Edibles: Beverages||8||240mg THC||$60.00|
|Topicals + Tinctures||6||4 Topicals, 2 Tinctures||$75.00|
How many Judge Kits can I get?
As many as you want, so long as you’re below your 1oz daily purchase limit and you’re prepared to judge the product in the Kits you buy. You may only buy one Kit per category.
I pre-registered online through High Times. Do I automatically get a Judge Kit?
No. Pre-registration does not guarantee you’ll get a Judge’s Kit. We have a VERY limited inventory. Please arrive early on Saturday morning, October 21 for your best chance to get the Kit you want.
Can I call ahead to put a Judge Kit on hold?
No. All kits are first-come, first-serve.
What’s the best way to ensure I get a Judge Kit?
Get to one of our stores, we’re selling Kits at Fall River and Seekonk! Doors open at 8 a.m., but we’re expecting a line out the door. Plan accordingly!
Where and When are Winners Announced?
Tune in Monday January 8th, 2024 on the High Times official social media channels when the winners are announced for each category. This online event includes interactive trivia, giveaways and comments from the top Judges!
Stay tuned to our social media and VIP emails for more details about our entries, backpack availability, competition details, and more!