Get The Pre-Thanksgiving Munchies At Amsterdam's Cannabis Cup
What better time to get the munchies than on the eve of America's favorite all-you-can-eat holiday? (Halloween is amateur hour!) High Times magazine wants you to help it pick the best kind of pot at their 22nd annual Cannabis Cup held in, where else, Amsterdam. Technically, this year's tourney ends on Thanksgiving Day (beginning the 22nd), but if you flew home that day you could probably catch a late-night turkey dinner.
Many coffee shops in Amsterdam submit their own blends for the judging, but each year's cup also features a "surprise weed" that may not be distributed widely for months (if at all). There are some free samples, but even judges at large (a $250 pass gets you in the door, plus a T-shirt) have to buy samples in order to make an educated decision. On the other hand, just like at beer festivals, you'd be hard pressed to find a more efficient way to become a connoisseur of the wares than at the Melkweg concert venue in southwest Amsterdam.
We'd love to tell you what kind of notes to look for in prize-winning bud, but man, we are so hungry right now, we're going to leave it for the pros.
· The Cannabis Cup website [HighTimes.com]
· San Fran Lets Medical Marijuana Take To Its Skies [Jaunted]
· Colorado Ski Town Ready For Wacky Tobaccy To Hit The Slopes [Jaunted]
[Photo of a coffeeshop owner in Amsterdam: spaceageboy]