Happy 4/20 2018! We’ve already talked seriously about what almost legal means for attending events this year (be safe!). And this is a day of celebration. So it’s time for our annual puff’n’pass poetry. But Canada’s legalization, and the increase of corporate investors who have previously been anti-pot, mean worry remains over overturning past convictions, helping craft growers, and freeing cannabis in a capitalist society.
It’s April, and one of the big North American/International pot-party-protests is just around the corner: 4/20 2018 celebrations! But this year is a little bit different and a little bit special. After years of agitating for cannabis freedom, across North America there’s been a wave of recreational legalization.
Canada still looks forward to legal recreational cannabis this summer, although we probably won’t be able to buy it legally for Cannabis Day. Meaning 4/20 2018 may be the last civilly disobedient Canadian protestival for our favourite plant.
I’m an online, behind the scenes kinda guy. I’m of no use in real life event planning or management, and I’d rather type than speak. So although leading up to each M.O.M. Cup I bust my tail, during the actual weekend I’m just one more media rep. It works out well, since I can experience what judges actually experience. And attending M.O.M. Cup 2018 was an experience.
The cup faced certain challenges this year, including a desperate search for a venue after an asshole — I mean arsonist — severely damaged our original location, forcing it to close for repairs. Twelve High Chicks M.O.M. Cup 2018 sponsors were vital in securing our eventual, beautiful venue in Surrey, BC … and thereby including delicious meals on all three days for all attendees. A huge plus for hungry stoners!
Whether their products filled judging kits, they provided time and energy, or financially sponsored the event, the M.O.M. Cup was made such a success because of their generosity. For obvious reasons, many don’t have a direct sales presence but they’re online — Google is a great tool for sources for wherever in Canada you’re from.
A huge M.O.M. Cup 2018 thanks to all of our performers. Their sets were beyond fantastic, more than we could ask for! The performances set the tone each night, and kept tongues wagging the next day. Ajia picks cannabis-friendly performers for adult entertainment, comedy, speakers, and games … the M.O.M. Cup is unlike any other because of their talents.
Thank you to all our judges and entrants, and congratulations to the M.O.M. Cup 2018 winners. What a blast, and what a selection to judge! From our online judges enjoying in the comfort of their own homes to our judges on the couches in the heated toking tent (hosting the free dab bars) a lot of cannabis was sampled and found worthy. Each year, competing M.O.M.s bring their A-game (and A-strains) and it just gets better and better.
Here’s a list (and links) to all the M.O.M. Cup 2018 winners:
A warm Twelve High Chicks’ M.O.M. Cup 2018 Welcome to all of our judges, online judges, and curious readers! We are so excited to bring you the second M.O.M. Cup and have people from across Canada join us virtually and in person.
Technical difficulties have prevented us from streaming live from the venue. We’ll add video here as it becomes available.
Remember M.O.M. Cup 2017? With M.O.M. Cup 2018 just a week away, we thought it would be a great time to remind our readers of what they can look forward to!
2017 M.O.M. Cup
From February 24th to 26th, 2017, the M.O.M. Cup hosted over 200 people in one haze-filled building. Between the judges’ samples, the open Canadabs dab bar, and the schedule, the three days flew by. It was a whirlwind weed weekend!
It may well be the saddest day in the history of Canadian activism: July 1st, 2015 in Vancouver, BC. Cannabis Day.
For over twenty years, activists had gathered on July 1st at the Vancouver Art Gallery, in the centre of the city, to protest Canada’s participation in the U.S. driven attempt to prohibit the use of Cannabis worldwide.
For me, 2015 was my seventeenth year in a row — first as a concerned citizen/volunteer wanting to help change a very bad law, and for the last ten years as an organizer and a vendor. Cannabis Day had become a mainstream event complete with entertainment and many potent speakers during the day. But most importantly it included a vibrant farmers’ market, with over a hundred vendors selling all things cannabis in defiance of the law forbidding it. It is the law against selling cannabis that is so destructive to our society; denying access to such a wonderful life-saving medicine. That’s why we feel it’s important to openly break that law.Read More
I was asked to cover this year’s Legends Valley Bio Cup about 24-36 hours before it changed over to the High Times Cup. That was about two weeks before the actual event, so I can only imagine what was going on behind the scenes.
I know much of the Vancouver cannabis community was up in arms about sponsorship, guest judge, and entertainment changes. With last year not going as smoothly as some would have hoped, there was — and still is — some real animosity towards the event, too. But I figured Alexander Pope had it right when he said “blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.” Guess what? I’m happy I went in with that mindset, because I am sure that I enjoyed myself so much more.
M.O.M. Cup 2018
Dates: February 23-25th, 2018.
Location: Private Venue in Vancouver, BC (announced to attendees day of).
Must be 19+ to attend.
Email [email protected] with any questions not answered here.
I don’t know if I hugged everyone who worked through the weekend of the M.O.M. Cup 2017. There were so many people who played a part in the success of the event, I hope they know how important they were to our soirée. Being our first cup, we had a lot of lessons to learn; but with all the help we had from a thousand different directions, we pulled off one hell of a stoner event.