Michigan’s Auto City Speedway will soon become a temporary Mecca for all things weed as the High Times Cannabis Cup rolls back into town on this upcoming Saturday, June 9th. The marijuana themed festival will feature different vendors and attractions all geared towards marijuana enthusiasts as well as performances by Ludacris, Waka Flocka Flame and many others.

Of course, let us not forget the real stars of the show: the competing strains! Some of the best new strains around have come about as the result of these types of competitions and this one should be no exception. Since the Cannabis Cup can be a little overwhelming, especially for newbies, here are some tips to make sure you have as much fun as possible at this year’s exciting event.

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Although this is always good advice, at the Cannabis Cup, it’s a real time-saver. Each person is searched and metal detected for weapons, so the entry can be slow when you arrive. Have your medical marijuana card and identification with you; although there is an on-site certification service, being prepared beforehand will give you more time enjoying the Cup events and less time enjoying the line outside the venue. And get that High Times gift bag before you walk out onto the Speedway infield- you’ll need something to carry all your freebies and giveaways in!

Be Prepared for Lots of Sun. Or Rain.

There are vendors selling food and water all over the Cup but nobody sells SPF 1000 sunblock (a lesson from personal experience). Bring what you need based on the weather forecast. In Michigan, that could range from a sun parasol to a raincoat on the same day, so plan ahead and travel with a group- that way, there’s always someone to hold your parasol while you get selfies with celebrities.

Have you ever been to any of the Cannabis Cup celebrations before? Do you plan on attending this year’s event in Michigan?

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