Over 460 Entries from Nearly 150 Companies Compete for Title of the Best in Oklahoma
LOS ANGELES, CA, Aug. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — High Times, the most well-known, globally recognized brand in cannabis, announced today it has received a record number of entries for Oklahoma’s first-ever Cannabis Cup. Collected through a partnership with Oklahoma-based APCO MED, a cannabis dispensary and meditation lounge, the upcoming competition will feature over 460 entries from nearly 150 brands.
Consummating at the Lost Lakes Amphitheater in Oklahoma City on August 24 and 25, the High Times Cannabis Cup Oklahoma will celebrate the state’s first year of medical marijuana legalization with food, vendors, and performances from icons 311 and Slightly Stoopid.
“We are so happy to see the Oklahoma cannabis community come out to support our first event in the state. This is already one of our biggest competitions yet,” said Kraig Fox, CEO of High Times. “We are all looking forward to an amazing weekend of music, education, sharing and, of course, crowning the best products in the state, all of which will be on site all weekend.”
In addition to the musical talent headlining this year’s event, the Cannabis Cup in Oklahoma will be sponsored by New Leaf Medicinals – a Chickasha-based medical marijuana provider focused on providing high quality products and using sought after genetics to meet patients’ needs – in addition to Lotus Gold Dispensary an extensive dispensary chain with 39 stores across Oklahoma whose mission is to educate citizens, consumers and medical professionals about the benefits of medical-grade THC products, and it’s sister stores CBD Plus USA, whose 50 stores follow a similar mission for
The High Times Cannabis Cup is the world’s foremost cannabis festival. Originally founded in 1988 in Amsterdam, the Oklahoma event will allow hand-selected judges from around the state to sample and vote on their favorite marijuana products across 20 categories. Thousands of Oklahomans are expected to turn out and root for their favorite brands, strains and concentrates. Additional offerings at this years’ events will include High Times’ exhibitor village, which is made up of hundreds of brands from across the cannabis landscape, from growers to products to artists, as well as musical performances, art, food and much more.
Additional information on the event, tickets, and sponsorship opportunities are available here: https://www.cannabiscup.com/event/high-times-cannabis-cup-oklahoma-2019/11
About High Times
For more than 44 years, High Times has been the world’s most well-known cannabis brand – championing the lifestyle and educating the masses on the benefits of this natural flower. From humble beginnings as a counterculture lifestyle publication, High Times has evolved into hosting industry-leading events like the Cannabis Cup and the High Times Business Summit, while providing digital TV and social networks, globally distributed merchandise, international licensing deals, and millions of fans and supporters across the globe. In the world of Cannabis, High Times is the arbiter of quality. For more information on High Times visit http://www.hightimes.com.
About APCO MED
APCO MED Dispensary store & Meditation Center is an entirely new company founded by Ford Austin & Shayna Marino to cultivate, process, dispense and market cannabis products in the state of Oklahoma. They originally founded APCO MED as a tribute to their great grandfather J. Steve Anderson’s pioneering spirit. 100 years ago J. Steve Anderson co-founded his oil company Anderson Prichard Oil Corporation which led to the creation of APCO Oil Corporation which is in no way connected to APCO MED. For more information visit: https://apcomedical.com/home
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