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2010 Medical Cannabis Cup Recap

2010 Medical Cannabis Cup Recap

Posted by Marijuana Doctors on 06/23/2010 in Medical Marijuana Laws

by Evan Nison

Evan is a Director of NY Patients Fist, the Ballot Initiative Coordinator for NORML-NJ, President of Ithaca College’s chapter of SSDP, and a member of the Volunteer Steering Committee for the California Tax and Regulate Campaign.


Last weekend I attended the first annual High Times Medical Cannabis Cup in San Francisco. As you’re likely aware, this is an event similar to the world renowned High Times Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam. The fact that America has progressed enough to allow this event is truly amazing.

At the event, medical cannabis patients enjoyed two fully-stocked hash bars both Saturday and Sunday. There was also a vapor lounge where 10+ foot bags of vapor were being filled with Volcano and Zephyr Ion vaporizers. There were even medical professionals on site to recommend medical cannabis cards to qualifying California residents.

For people without a medical marijuana card, there was also plenty to enjoy. Although they couldn’t consume the marijuana, everything else imaginable was for sale and on display, such as water pipes, vaporizers, growing lights and dry pipes.

For activists like myself, it was a great learning experience and networking opportunity. Most large dispensaries and co-ops were tabling. There were also seminars around the clock training activists and updating everyone on the current marijuana law reform news. NORML, SSDP, Tax Cannabis in 2010, and Irvin Rosenfeld, one of the last remaining federal medical marijuana patients, were all there promoting marijuana legalization for medical and recreational purposes.

For the growers, there were also seminars, including one by High Times’ Senior Cultivator Editor Danny Danko. There were also plenty of seeds and clones for sale with the newest and best genetics.

From what I heard (I’ve never been to the Amsterdam Cannabis Cup), this was a smaller event than the one over there. But, for the first ever Cannabis Cup in America this was nothing short of a huge success.

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