The first Cannabis Cup in Las Vegas will mark merger of the medical and social cannabis use
(Las Vegas) – Ultra Health®, a national medical cannabis leader and New Mexico’s largest provider, is partnering with HIGH TIMES, the premier cannabis brand for 42 years, to introduce the first HIGH TIMES Las Vegas Cannabis Cup on March 4 and 5, 2017.
The event, to be held at the Moapa River Indian Reservation just a short ride away from the Las Vegas Strip, will kick off HIGH TIMES’ 2017 Live & Legal Cannabis Experience Tour. It comes just a few months after Nevada’s social cannabis use will be legalized on January 1, 2017.
Nearly 55 percent of Nevada voters chose to approve Question 2, which will legalize cannabis possession of up to one ounce of flower and one eighth of an ounce of concentrate for adults 21 and older.
“HIGH TIMES has always been synonymous with cannabis, and Las Vegas with entertainment,” said Duke Rodriguez, CEO and President of Ultra Health®. "We are pleased to partner with HIGH TIMES in the ultimate celebration of social and medical cannabis use and setting the standard for future landmark events.”
The HIGH TIMES Las Vegas Cannabis Cup will feature a live cannabis grow room, live trimming, a cannabis chef cooking competition, edibles seminars, product launches, musical acts and industry speakers.
HIGH TIMES will crown the top three winners in thirteen different Cannabis Cup competitions categories. The competition is the original and highest honor of judged cannabis products, and winners will represent the best of the best in Nevada and the United States.
This will be the first Cannabis Cup to be held on tribal grounds. Ultra Health® is currently the title sponsor of the 34th Annual Gathering of Nations Powwow in 2017. The event is the largest tribal powwow in the world. Ultra Health® has also been involved in other sponsorship throughout New Mexico, including Zozobra and various charity drives.