Alaskans Set To Judge The Best Cannabis In The State As High Times Brings The First People’s Cannabis Cup To Alaska

Judging kits will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis

For the first time in state history, 1,900 Alaskans will have the chance to sample the best locally-grown cannabis and crown the top products as the iconic High Times Cannabis Cup returns to Alaska. This is the biggest Cannabis Cup competition to take place in Alaska and will feature 30 brands, 110 product entries and 72,000 grams of cannabis. Judging kits are loaded with Alaskan cannabis products across nine different categories including best indica, sativa, and hybrid flower; edibles, concentrates and more. Kits will be available for purchase at 22 select retailers across the state starting August 27.

Mark Kazinec, the High Times Director of Events and Competitions, made the announcement. “We’re beyond excited to bring the People’s Choice style of competition to Alaska and give the great people of the Last Frontier the chance to name the best growers and products the state has to offer,” Kazinec said. “Alaska is a gold mine of unique cannabis products and strains to sample. We’re pumped to launch the biggest Cannabis Cup in Alaskan history and expect huge lines at retailers across the state when kits hit shelves. It’s a fun event for judges, but it’s also a sampling dream for competitors because it gives local brands the opportunity to reach thousands of new customers, receive feedback on hot products and potentially walk away with a title. Honestly, High Times is an outsider in this market and we know we have work to do to make a good impression this year with this Cup.”

Judging kits will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Pricing is estimated between $119-$279 depending on the category, and kits include a range of 6-21 different product samples. Judging kits will first come in a High Times x Enlighten tie-dye pouch, designed by Royal Packaging Supply, inside of a High Times zippered tote bag, complete with judging samples and the scorecard pass that gives judges access to the online judging portal. High Times backpacks will hit stores at a later date and judges are welcome to come back to their local cannabis retailer to pick up a backpack with proof of judge kit purchase. Judges will have until October 9 to give detailed comments on aesthetics, aroma, taste and effects of each product. Winners will be announced October 23 during the virtual High Times Cannabis Cup Alaska Awards Show. Cannabis Cup traces its roots back to Amsterdam and started in 1988 as an international competition recognizing the best cannabis products on the planet. The People’s Choice format began in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and has given everyday cannabis users the opportunity to have their voices heard and join the ranks of legendary Cannabis Cup judges like Snoop Dogg and Willie Nelson.

Alaska’s Cannabis Cup is presented by Raspberry Roots, Canamo Concepts and Midtown Roots, and made possible by official intake partner Enlighten Alaska and sponsors like Einstein Labs and AM Delight. The kits will be delivered to stores by the one and only Cerberus Transport.

For contest rules, as well as a list of Alaska’s previous Cannabis Cup winners visit

Questions? Contact [email protected]

Judging Kits will be available at the following retailers starting August 27:
● Enlighten—2600 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, AK 99503
● Secret Garden—726 E 15th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501
● The Tree House—341 Boniface Pkwy Unit D, Anchorage, AK 99504
● Uncle Herb’s—6511 Arctic Spur Rd, Anchorage, AK 99518
● Uncle Herb’s—360 Boniface Pkwy, Anchorage, AK 99504
● Good Cannabis—356 Old Steese Hwy, Fairbanks, AK 99701
● GoodSinse—2604 Davis Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709
● GoodSinse—29 College Rd #8C, Fairbanks, AK 99701
● Nature’s Releaf—503 7th Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701
● Tanana Herb Company—1200 Well St, Fairbanks, AK 99701
● Uncle Herb’s—1213 Ocean Dr #2, Homer, AK 99603
● Rainforest Cannabis—726 Water St, Ketchikan, AK 99901
● Stoney Moose—127 Stedman St, Ketchikan, AK 99901
● Wildflower—158 Alimaq Dr, Kodiak, AK 99615
● The Tufted Puffin—216 Fourth Ave. Unit #2 Seward, AK 99664
● High3r by Bad Gramm3r—1204 Hyer Spur, Palmer, AK 99645
● The Connoisseur Lounge—226 Evergreen Ave, Palmer, AK 99645
● AKO Farms—1210 Beardslee Wy, Sitka, AK 99835
● High Expedition—13465 E Main St, Talkeetna, AK 99676
● Bad Gramm3r—1150 N Helen Ln, Wasilla, AK 99654
● Green Raven—5320 W Parks Hwy, Wasilla, AK 99654
● Laughing Salmon—173 N Rosie Cir #1, Wasilla, AK 99654

Key Dates for Alaska’s Cannabis Cup 2022:
August 10-12: Submission deadline for competitors
August 27: Judging kits become available across Alaska
August 27 – October 9: Judging timeframe

October 23: Award Show announcing the winners for Alaska’s Cannabis Cup 2022

Cannabis Cup Categories:
● Indica Flower
● Sativa Flower
● Hybrid Flower
● Non-Infused Pre-Rolls
● Infused Pre-Rolls
● Concentrates
● Vape Pens
● Edibles: Gummies
● Edibles: Chocolates, Cookies and Capsules

About High Times
For more than 46 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 a rapidly growing network of cannabis dispensaries, the host and creator of industry-leading events like the Cannabis Cup, the producer of globally distributed merchandise, benefactor of international licensing deals and provider of content for millions of fans and supporters across the globe. In the world of Cannabis, High Times is the most trusted arbiter of quality.

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