The 2013 High Times Medical Cannabis Cup Los Angeles Almost Went Down in Flames

This year’s High Times Medical Cannabis Cup Los Angeles could have gone down in flames.

Originally planned for Jan. 16 and 17 in a venue in proper Los Angeles, the L.A. Police Department forced organizers to move the event to nearby Glendale Studios. Just a few days prior to doors opening, the Glendale city council also moved to block the event, so in a clutch, last-second effort, High Times found a new home for the event east of LA at San Bernardino’s National Orange Show Events Center.

That amount of uncertainty, paired with trading LA’s atmosphere for the San Bernadino exurbs, could have been enough to dissuade plenty of ticket holders, but that wasn’t the case over the weekend, as an impressive amount of attendees came out to express their love for flowers, concentrates, edibles, and the myriad methods of ingesting THC.

The showgrounds were split into two areas. The non-medication area featured panel discussions, concessions, and booths relating to patients’ and users’ rights. Good to know, but most people immediately lined up to enter the medication zone – a Xanadu of cannabis consumption where anyone with a valid MMJ recommendation could enjoy bowls, dabs, joints, and BTs to their heart’s content. Dispensaries and smoking device inventors from all over California manned exhibitions, the best of which offered free samples of exotic flowers and concentrates featured in the competition.

– Read the entire article at The San Francisco Chronicle.