During the Awards Ceremony at the 2015 U.S. Cannabis Cup in Denver, associate publisher Rick Cusick announced that the magazine will be holding the HIGH TIMES World Cannabis Cup in Negril, Jamaica from November 12-15, 2015, for the first time.
Jamaica’s House of Representatives passed a measure making personal possession of up to two ounces of cannabis a potential petty offense, with no criminal record, reports state. It also legalizes the personal cultivation of up to five plants, and religious use. And lastly, Californians and medical marijuana patients from other states may be able to obtain it in Jamaica with a permit. Cannabis has long-been part of daily life in Jamaica, just as it has been in the U.S. — where the last three sitting Presidents admitted to using it. But just like in the U.S., pot prohibition has mostly affected low-income groups who cannot fight adjudication.
Like the High Times Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam, many marijuana strains are judged and Cups (trophies) are awarded in a number of categories. Lots of fun is in store for the historic, first ever 2015 Jamaica Cannabis Cup.