Cannabis Cup a resounding success

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cannabis-cup-2015-photo-1.jpgMatt Stang, director of advertising and sponsorships at High Times magazine, co-promoter of the Cannabis Cup held November 12-15 in Negril, described the event as a resounding success.

"It was a fantastic experience and greatly exceeded all expectations. Jamaica is an incredible and welcoming country. We can't wait for another year in paradise," said Stang.


He listed the performances of I Wayne, Luciano and Tarrus Riley among the highlights of the 'Cup', which took place at Long Bay Beach Park.

"Having the minister of justice (senator Mark Golding) deliver a fantastic seminar on the future of Cannabis in Jamaica, and presenting the awards to the best ganja farmers in Jamaica" was another plus for Stang.


The four-day weed fest drew thousands of Jamaicans and foreigners. On closing day, a panel of judges presided over competition in various 'best ganja' categories.

High Times, a monthly publication that covers the global ganja scene, started the Cannabis Cup in 1988. It has been held mainly in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, maybe the most liberal centre for ganja.


The Negril show was co-promoted by Rasta Rootzfest, an organisation in Westmoreland committed to legalisation of ganja in Jamaica.