Pubdate: Wed, 02 Sep 2015
Source: Oregonian, The (Portland, OR)
Copyright: 2015 The Oregonian
Author: Noelle Crombie


High Times on Monday withdrew its application for a potential 
Cannabis Cup location in Milwaukie.

Amanda Younger, events director for High Times, said Tuesday that the 
publication decided to withdraw its application for a location in 
Milwaukie. She said delays processing the application and logistical 
issues related to pulling together the event by early October were 
behind the publication's decision.

The High Times Cannabis Cup, now in its 27th year, is the largest 
event of its kind, typically featuring well-known musical guests and 
vendors of pot products and marijuana-centric businesses. Growers 
showcase their best stuff, hoping to snag an award that can confer 
celebrity status on their marijuana strain.

Younger said High Times had hoped to hold a scaled-down Cannabis Cup 
at 2200 S.E. Mailwell Drive. She estimated the event would 
accommodate 5,000 people -- a much smaller turnout than the tens of 
thousands of people who attended a High Times Cannabis Cup in Denver this year.

Plans for a Cannabis Cup, announced shortly after Oregon voters said 
yes to legal marijuana last fall, have hit several snags. The Oregon 
Liquor Control Commission won't allow cannabis consumption at venues 
that hold liquor licenses, complicating High Times's effort to pin 
down a venue.

Younger said the publication is already looking ahead to a 2016 
Cannabis Cup in Oregon. She said the location will likely be on open 
land instead of an event venue.

"We are trying to come, and we will continue trying," she said. "The 
fight isn't over. We will find a way."
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