As the use of marijuana becomes more accepted and more publicized, the amount of cannabis events across the country continues to rise. Here are some events you can look forward to in the second half of 2015:
High Times Cannabis Cup- San Francisco Bay
This event recurs in different places across the states which have legalized recreational or medicinal marijuana. It’s the nation’s largest trade show and has been going strong for three decades with its roots beginning in Amsterdam. At each festival, there are marijuana competitions where judges sample and vote on their favorite plant. There are multiple categories under which to enter plants, including best indica, best sativa and best concentrate.
Cannabis Liberation- Amsterdam
This event includes a medicinal marijuana bike tour, a film festival, a cannabis cup, special guest speakers and more.
Empire Emerald Fest- Oregon
This is a family-friendly event. There will be vendors and live entertainment. There will also be an abundance of informative speakers and literature to get the public educated about cannabis use.
High Times Cup- Portland
2015 marks the first year that Portland will host a Cannabis Cup. The state voted to legalize recreational marijuana late last year, encouraging organizers to push ahead with hosting the event there.
Seattle Hemp Fest
This festival is aimed to educate the general public about the uses of marijuana and the laws surrounding it. There will be vendors and live music. Additionally, they are seeking volunteers for help with the festival. Why not get involved?
The Boston Freedom Rally
This is a pro-marijuana festival, but also a battle of the bands events. Come out for a great day of b&b — bud and bands.
High Times Cup- Seattle
What would be the fourth annual event in the city of Seattle is looking in doubt following recent developments. All medical marijuana-related activities must essentially be pushed through the state liquor board, and this is hindering High Times’ efforts to find a venue for the event.
Great Midwest Marijuana Harvest Festival – Madison, WI
This festival will be celebrating its 45th year of celebration — the longest running marijuana festival in America! It will be chalk full of local musical talent and recognizable guest speakers. There will be vendors available selling t-shirts, pipes, tapestries, vape pens and much more!
High Times Cannabis Cup- Amsterdam
One of the longest-running cannabis event of it’s type, the High Times Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam is the global hub of marijuana. The details for the 2015 event will be revealed in October. The event has been running for almost a quarter of a century, and the format has stayed much the same throughout this time.
Cannafest – Prague
There will be a gigantic range of vendors at this fair, including expert growers, seed sellers, paraphernalia dealers and artists. All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. All accredited journalists receive free passes to the 3-day event. They will also be accommodated with free internet access and snacks.
Emerald Cup – Sonoma, CA
This festival is famous for its cannabis plant contests. There will be over 800 entrants as projected from last year’s figures. Get your best plants ready. There will also be lifetime achievement awards given out to people in the community who have stayed dedicated to the cause of spreading information about the healing powers of cannabis.
Get out your calendar and buy tickets to your favorite events now!