The year 2020 might have been an epic fail, but at least some fire cannabis still shined.

It was clear in March, as long-standing 4/20 events were canceled or postponed, that the usual slew of cannabis competitions—High Times’ Cannabis Cup, The Emerald Cup, Harvest Cup—could not happen; at least in the traditional sense. So they pivoted, democratizing the voting process, or holding remote judging.

This year, High Times’ Events Director Mark Kazinec helped organize the first national Hemp Cup and three “People’s Choice” Cannabis Cups in Oklahoma, Illinois, and Colorado, with three in the works for Oregon, Arizona, and Southern California early next year.

High Times judges kits bring smiles to Oregon consumers this year. (Courtesy High Times)
High Times judges kits bring smiles to Oregon consumers this year. (Courtesy High…

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