The Oscars of Cannabis Returns to Colorado; High Times Cannabis Cup People’s Choice Awards

45 of the state’s most popular cannabis brands are competing across 12 categories

The world’s leading cannabis competition, the High Times Cannabis Cup, is making its return to Colorado in June 2022. Forty-five of the state’s most popular cannabis brands are competing across 12 categories to be recognized as the best products in the state. The People’s Choice Edition of the awards, created during the pandemic, allows members of the public to cast their vote for the best products in the state and determine the winners.

How it works:

Those interested in serving as judges can pre-register at
to be the first to get Cannabis Cup judging award updates, judging kit availability, and
pricing information. Judging kits will be available at participating dispensaries on June 5
(June 4 for dispensary partner loyalty members) on a first-come first-serve basis. No
confirmation or approval necessary. Judging kits come in a smell-resistant High Times
backpack with scorecards and judges are asked to give detailed comments on
aesthetics, aroma, taste, terpene profile, and effects of each product. Judges have 60
days from the start of the competition to log their results on the High Times judging
portal. All kits are sold on a first-come first-serve basis so those interested in
participating are encouraged to arrive early on the day of availability. Winners will be
announced in August.

Judging categories include:
● Indica Flower (Up to 28 1g entries, 228 kits in total)
● Sativa Flower (Up to 28 1g entries, 228 kits in total)
● Hybrid Flower (Up to 28 1g entries, 228 kits in total)
● Pre-Rolls (Up to 14 2g entries, 228 kits in total)
● Infused Pre-Rolls (Up to 8 1g entries, 228 kits in total)
● Solvent Concentrates (Up to 16 .5g entries, 228 kits in total)
● Non-Solvent Concentrates (Up to 16 .5g entries, 228 kits in total)
● Distillate Vape Pens (Up to 16 .5g entries, 228 kits in total)
● Non-Distillate Vape Pens (Up to 16 .5g, 228 kits in total)
● Edibles: Gummies (Up to 8 100mg THC entries, 100 kits in total)
● Edibles: Chocolates & Baked Goods (Up to 8 100mg THC entries, 100 kits in
● Topicals + Tinctures + Capsules (Up to 8 100mg THC entries, 60 kits in total)
Partner dispensaries where judges’ kits are available:
● Rocky Mountain High – 1233 W Alameda Ave, Denver, CO 80223
● Rocky Mountain High – 1201 20th St, Denver, CO 80202
● Rocky Mountain High – 120 E 36th St, Durango, CO 81301
● Rocky Mountain High – 990 W 6th Ave, Denver, CO 80204
● Rocky Mountain High – 6666 Stapleton S Dr, Denver, CO 80216
● Rocky Mountain High – 1538 Wazee St #100, Denver, CO 80202
● Star Buds – 4305 Thatcher Ave, Pueblo, CO 81005
● Star Buds – 1750 30th St, Unit 12, Boulder, CO 80301
● Emerald Fields – 4182 E Virginia Ave, Glendale, CO 80246
● Tumbleweed – 304 Hwy 133 Carbondale, CO 81623
● Tumbleweed – 316 W Victory Way, Craig, CO 81625
● Tumbleweed – 2185 45 1/2 Rd, DeBeque, CO 81630
● Tumbleweed – 12 Eagle Park Drive, Eagle, CO 81631
● Tumbleweed – 57 Access Rd Ste 20, Edwards, CO 81632
● Tumbleweed – 842 N Summit Blvd Unit 13, Frisco, CO 80443
● Tumbleweed – 150 Columbine Ct Unit 100, Parachute, CO 81635
● Tumbleweed – 2093 Curve Plaza C103, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Official Intake Partner: Rocky Mountain High

Presenting Sponsor:
Silver Sponsor: Native Roots
Bronze Sponsor: Open!

General Sponsors:

  • Next1Labs
  • LivWell
  • Promix (Premier Tech)
  • Nuhi Distribution / The Health Center
  • Natty Rems

Cannabis Cup traces its roots back to Amsterdam and started in 1988 as an international competition recognizing the best cannabis products on the planet. The People’s Choice format began in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and has given everyday cannabis users the opportunity to join the ranks of legendary Cannabis Cup judges like Snoop Dogg and Willie Nelson.

More details are available at

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