2016 Denver Cannabis Cup Moving to New Venue

UPDATE: Pueblo Selected as New Location for 2016 Cannabis Cup (Read More)

High Times is selecting a new location for the 2016 Denver Cannabis Cup.

Contrary to some reports that the event is cancelled, as of this writing, sources at High Times have said that the 2016 Cannabis Cup in Denver is still on. However, they are deciding on a new location for this year’s Cup due to permit problems at the Denver Mart, which hosted the event the last two years.

denver-cannabis-cupThe commissioners of Adams county (located just north of Denver) unanimously denied the Denver Mart a permit for the event. The Cannabis Cup permit denial decision came after testimony from several law enforcement officials who warned of people using cannabis openly at previous Cannabis Cup events and a drug task force official who cited two minor incidents.

Originally, the event was scheduled to be held over five days, April 16-20. This extended schedule was an attempt to cap the number of attendees at 15,000 per day, to appease the concerns of Adams county officials. However, the Cannabis Cup will probably revert to its normal three-day weekend format now that it will be held somewhere else in the Denver area. All details and ticket information are supposed to be available within the next few days.

Last year, the event drew over 100,000 people over the course of three days in Denver. The 2015 Cannabis Cup also featured two off-site concerts featuring NAS and Soja at Red Rocks Ampitheatre, and Snoop Dogg at Fiddler’s Green.

This year, Method Man and Redman will perform at Red Rocks on April 19, Cypress Hill and George Clinton / Parliament Funkadelic will be at 1STBANK Center on April 19, and Snoop Dogg will perform at Fiddler’s Green on April 20. (Tickets and Info)

Stay tuned to our 2016 Denver 4/20 Celebration info page for updates on the Cannabis Cup and all other 420 events for the annual April celebration in Denver.

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  1. I am quite excited and anxious to see how the change of location may greatly improve the CC experience. Why not have “High Times Cannabis Cup Colorado” and allow the venue to roam each year to Boulder, Col. Springs, Fort Collins and so forth. This would allow a much more accurate representation of CO cannabis.
    Let’s all stay optimistic and roll with the punches. It’s a given that anything related to cannabis whether it’s Rec/medical state or not will come with plenty of opposition.

  2. The drug enforcement officer cited TWO minor incidents from a 3 day event with over 100,000 people attending. A guy had breathing problems and someone jumped from a car. Probably 10 times as many things happen on an average Saturday night at the bars. Oh the hypocrisy of the prohibitionists. I think the drug cop is worried about the end of the War on Drugs…

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