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12 Reasons To Get Excited for the SoCal Cannabis Cup 2018

Now, there are countless reasons to come out to High Times’ SoCal Cannabis Cup in San Bernardino, California on this 4/20 weekend. Some reasons you know like getting extraordinarily high and being surrounded by like-minded people crusading for the wide-spread legalization of weed. But there are a few key details you might not know yet if you’re planning this gathering of tokers, for one, did you know there’ll be baby goats there? Now you do! Read on for a primer on all awesome things to do at the Cup.

You Can Get High in the Sky on a Ferris Wheel

12 Things To Do At The SoCal Cannabis Cup 2018

The Ferris Wheel is a great first stop to get a higher view of the event. It’s a great way to mellow out in between performances. We recommend finding your best bud, getting high and riding into the sky.

Scare Yourself Shitless in VR Games

12 Things To Do At The SoCal Cannabis Cup 2018

After realizing virtual reality and marijuana were a match made in heaven, we decided to bring virtual reality games to the cannabis cup with the help of Hologate. Get baked so its easier to get completely immersed in one of Hologate’s virtual reality games.

You can fight dragons, shoot zombies or even have a virtual snowball fight while standing in sunny California.

Satisfy Those Munchies at the Food Trucks

12 Things To Do At The SoCal Cannabis Cup 2018

If you’re planning on spending time in the medicating area, you’re definitely going to catch yourself starving at some point. Especially if you try any of the super appetite-stimulating delta 8 THC.

Fortunately, we will have a huge variety of food for you to choose from with over 30 food trucks on-site.

There will be tacos, hot dogs, burgers, pizza, funnel cake, kettle corn, ice cream, barbeque, pho, greek, fusion, middle-eastern, east African food and plenty more.

Break a Sweat Playing Laser Tag

12 Things To Do At The SoCal Cannabis Cup 2018

A fun way to work out, play with others and stay alert after medicating is a few rounds of laser tag.

Emerald Events will be constructing a laser tag arena for two teams of six to go to war inside of.

Get Super High and Ride the Super Slide

12 Things To Do At The SoCal Cannabis Cup 2018

What better time to go for a ride on the super slide than when you’re super high? Most other situations involving a super slide also come with a bunch of kids and their disgruntled parents.

At the 420 Cup, you’ll be able to hit a bong and then the slide with no paranoia. Leave your eye-stinging solutions at home. You can rock your red eyes and dank cologne with pride.

You’ll only get the utmost support and approval from us.

Become a Walking Work of Art

12 Things To Do At The SoCal Cannabis Cup 2018

Turn yourself into a walking work of art at the Black Light Visuals station. Black Light Visuals is a collective of Artists led by Brad Lawerence best known for the dipping art of body marbling.

UV reactive, non-toxic acrylic paint is used to create trippy, colorful patterns on your arm or body.

You won’t have to worry about showing up to work on Monday morning still glowing. The paint washes off easily with soap and water.

Try Not To Die of a Cuteness Overload at the Petting Zoo

12 Things To Do At The SoCal Cannabis Cup 2018

Who doesn’t want to be around adorable baby pigs and goats while blazed for days? Yup. There’s gonna be farm animals in a petting zoo at this years SoCal Cannabis Cup.

You’ll be able to see fainting goats, baby pigs, dwarf goats, babydoll sheep, Indian runner ducks, exotic chickens, bunnies and more.

There will be feed for sale in case you are selfless enough to cure more than your own munchies.

Laugh and Learn at the Live Podcasts

12 Things To Do At The SoCal Cannabis Cup 2018

If you want some comedic or informative entertainment while chilling, check out some live podcasts!

The on-site live podcasts will include “Free Weed” with High Times Senior Cultivation Editor, Danny Danko, the “High Times Green Room” with Jackee, as well as others to be announced.

Find the Fire at the Awards Ceremony

12 Things To Do At The SoCal Cannabis Cup 2018


The obvious attraction at the cannabis cup is the abundance of award-winning cannabis products from the best breeders, growers, and extractors in the industry. You’ll want to be at the stage when winners in each category are announced. It’ll give you a chance to find some of the winners in the prop 215 area to try them out and see if you agree with the judges.

Get Inked at the Tattoo Artist Station

12 Things To Do At The SoCal Cannabis Cup 2018

Ever since High Times fan Rogelio Vega (Supa Pilot Roc Vega) sent us a photo of his cannabis cup inspired front-piece, we started inviting tattoo artists to our events.

This year will be no different. Artists from Colours Couture will be on-site, inking to your heart’s content.

Vibe Out to the Live Music

12 Things To Do At The SoCal Cannabis Cup 2018


Here is a schedule of all the performing acts at the SoCal cup this year so you can coordinate where to be at the right times.

Friday Performances:

  • Baby Yu – 5 pm
  • Felli Fell – 5:45 pm
  • Lupe Fiasco – 6:45 pm
  • Rick Ross – 7:45 pm
  • Nas – 8:45pm

Saturday Performances:

  • Ever – 4 pm
  • Big Mike – 5 pm
  • Fabolous – 6:15 pm
  • Raekwon – 7:30 pm
  • Lil Wayne – 9 pm

Sunday Performances:

  • Justin Credible – 1 pm
  • Award Show – 2:30 pm
  • Rich The Kid – 4 pm
  • Yo Gotti – 5 pm
  • TI – 6 pm
  • 2 Chainz – 7 pm

Get High Free Of Judgement

12 Reasons To Get Excited for the SoCal Cannabis Cup 2018

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We saved the best for last.

The cannabis cup is one of the few places where you can be your weed-loving self and still feel completely included.

The only judging going on will be during the competition.

SoCal Cannabis Cup FAQ

Here are the answers to a few frequently asked questions about the upcoming cup.

When and Where is the SoCal Cannabis Cup?

The SoCal Cannabis Cup is from April 20th to the 22nd at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino California.  Doors open at 12 pm for VIP tickets and 12:30 for GA each day. The event closes at 10 pm on Friday/Saturday and 8 pm on Sunday.

Who Can Attend This Year?

This year, anyone aged 18 or over will be allowed to attend the event. Just bring ID to prove it.

Where Can You Park?

Follow signs when you arrive at the NOS Events Center for paid attendee parking.

Where Can I Find the Baby Goats?

Here is our festival map so you don’t have to try and figure out how to navigate the event while stoned at the last minute.

12 Reasons To Get Excited for the SoCal Cannabis Cup 2018

Can You Smoke Weed On-Site?

There will be a Prop 215 or medicating area where you will be free to get as high as you want as long as you have a medical marijuana recommendation.

If not, don’t stress.

There will be doctors on-site that can see you for a recommendation. There will also be a small VIP Prop 215 area where smoking will be allowed.

Can You Buy Weed?

If you have a medical marijuana recommendation you may make purchases from licensed sellers in the Prop 215 area.

What If I Get Too High?

Don’t panic. We got you.

If you get too high, get hurt or feel off for any reason, we will have medical tents with professionals that can help you.

How Does Judging Work?

Entries are scored using a two-tiered digital system that includes a qualitative score from judges and a quantitative score from lab tests.

The qualitative score accounts for 75 percent of the total, with judges looking at aroma, flavor, visual appeal, potency and other factors depending on the category.

The lab testing accounts for the rest.

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