Cannabis Cup Postponed Until 2019

Sacramento was all set to welcome its second Cannabis Cup this month just days before Halloween. But on Tuesday night, organizers made an abrupt announcement that the event had been postponed until the spring of next year.

The Cup’s sponsor, High Times Magazine, is citing AB 2020, signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown last month. It expands the venues where cannabis festivals can be held in California.

A statement on High Times’ Facebook page reads in part:

After multiple discussions with state and city leaders, High Times has decided to postpone its highly successful Cannabis Cup California event to early 2019. This will allow us ample opportunity to work with local officials as good-faith constructive stakeholders in a compliant process for future cannabis events, especially in light of recent state legislation making such events more accessible.

We want to thank Cal Expo, the City of Sacramento, local community organizations and all of our vendors and attendees for their support and their express willingness to collaboratively develop a common-sense permanent process for future cannabis events in California’s capital city.

Those who have already purchased tickets can seek a refund or redeem them at a future event.

Sacramento held the state’s first Cannabis Cup in May, marking a turning point for the industry. The festival, which received City Council approval at the eleventh hour, was the first event in which cannabis was legally sold and consumed in California.


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