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22nd High Times Cannabis Cup (2009) Winners And Categories

Cannabis Cup

1. Super Lemon Haze - Green House
2. Vanilla Kush - Barney's
3. Head Band Kush - The Green Place

Indica Cup

1. Starbud - Hortilab
2. OG18 - Reserva Privada
3. Kush D - AllStar Genetics

Sativa Cup

1. Super Lemon Haze - Green House
2. The Purps - BC Bud Depot

Neder Hash

1. Royal Jelly - Barney's
2. Greenhouse Ice - Green House
3. Grey Crystal - Grey Area

Import Hash

1. Rif Cream - Greenhouse
2. Triple Zero - Barney's
3. Azilla - Amnesia

Product Cup

1. Vapor Swing - ???
2. Incredibowl i420 - Incredibowl Industries
3. Strain Hunters DVD - Green House

Best Booth

1. Greenhouse Seed co
2. Barney Farm
3. Big Buddha Seeds

Glass Cup

1. RooR Excalibur
2. shattered dreams
3. Incredibowl i420 - Incredibowl Industries

 

 

 

cannabis cup results 2008

Cannabis Cup:
1) Green House United-Super Lemon Haze
2) Barney's-Super Utopia Haze
3) The Green Place-Chocolope

Indica Cup:
1) Kiwi Seeds-Mt Cook
2) Home Grown Fantaseeds-Cheese
3) Amnesia Seeds-LSD

Import Hash:
1) Barney's-Triple Zero
2) GreenHouse Super Plam
3) Amnesia Seeds-Shiras

Glass Cup:
1) DNA Genitics-AK
2) RooR- Mr.Nice Custom
3) Green Devil-MOE

Product Cup:
1) DNA-The Party Spray
2) Bubble Bag-Bubble Bag
3) Herborizer-Glass Vaporiser

Best Booth:
1) Barney Farm
2) DNA Seeds
3) Greenhouse Seeds

Sativa Cup:
1) Barney's Farm -Super Utopia Haze
2) Paradise Seeds-De-La-Haze
3) Resin Seeds-Canatronic

Dutch Hash Cup:
1) Barney's-Royal Jelly
2) The GreenHouse-Green House Ice
3) Grey Area-The Crystal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cannabis cup 2007 results

Cannabis Cup:
1) G-13 Haze - Barney's
2) Chocolope - Grey Area
3) Super Silver Haze - Greenhouse United

Indica Cup:
1) Top Dog - Amnesia Seeds
2) Crimea Blue - Barney's Farm
3) Reserva Privada #18 - Reserva Privada

Import Hash:
1) Triple X - Barney's
2) King Hassan Supreme - Greenhouse United
3) Rifman's Habibi - De Dampkring

Glass Cup:
1) THSeeds Glass with Snob
2) The Zong
3) Green Devil Glass with Glass Chandelier & Bong

Product Cup:
1) Barney's Gift Bag - Barney's
2) Vapezilla Vaporizer - Wicked Roots
3) Vapostar Vaporizer - Vapostar

Best Booth:
1) Barney Farm
2) DNA Seeds
3) Greenhouse Seeds

Sativa Cup:
1) Kaia Kush- Apothecary
2) Tasman Haze - Kiwi Seeds
3) The Purps - BC Bud Depot

Neder Hash:
1) Violator Ice-o-lator - Barney's
2) Bubble Mania - Greenhouse United
3) Grey Crystals - Grey Area

Bong hit competition at 2007 Cannabis Cup

 

 

 

2006 results

 

The Cannabis Cup is a festival that was started in 1987 by High Times editor Steven Hagar, who came to The Netherlands for an interview with the founder of the first Dutch cannabis-seed company. The Australian owner, Nevil, lived in a mansion filled with growrooms that Hagar dubbed "The Cannabis Castle". The festival, held annually in Amsterdam, The Netherlands is one of the famous cannabis events among pot-smokers and cannabis-oriented businesses. The public is exposed to a large variety of marijuana strains which are judged by the public. A team of judges decides every year which company brought the best marijuana, best new product or nicest booth to the festival.

In 2006, the 19th Annual Cannabis Cup will be held in Amsterdam the week of Thanksgiving from November 19th – 23rd. Opening Ceremonies start on Sunday, November 19.

Marijuana is decriminalized in The Netherlands. Much of the marijuana being given is from Cannabis Cup Poster...the different coffee shops around the city of Amsterdam. Usually the cannabis cup has a surprise weed, which is a strain of marijuana that is new to the culture and has never been smoked before, until it is being tested on the judges, which will give the surprise strain an official marijuana smoke where it will be named and sold at the coffee shop that it was hybridized and grown at. Many tourists go to Amsterdam just to attend the cannabis cup festival. It should be noted that because of the acceptance of marijuana in the Netherlands, the marijuana being contested is of a high THC level, compared to the illegal marijuana in other countries. It is recommended for a judge to have high tolerance to the THC levels in the marijuana at the Cannabis Cup. Being a judge is considered by some to be an honor. To be a judge, one must pay an extra fee at the entrance, where this person will have honorary comments and vote upon the many different strains. Often a beautiful room is provided for those who are considered "flagged" and have no capacity to consume any additional marijuana.

One big misconception is that marijuana is consumed only by means of smoking it. The Cannabis Cup is considered to be an all fair game, which means any way of getting high or "stoned" on marijuana, is acceptable at the Cup. This includes cakes, brownies, bubblegum, lollypops, crackers, and of course a variety of hookahs, pipes, bongs, and cigarettes, all of which contain marijuana.

The event is widely sponsored by activists who fight for decriminalization of marijuana, and by organizations and companies selling marijuana seeds.

People from around the globe attend the festival. The crowd at the festival are represented as neo-hippies. From the first edition in 1987 until 2003, the festival had a steady growth of punters. 2003 marked the festival's first loss, so 2004's event was held on a smaller basis.

A DVD called High Times Presents: The Cannabis Cup was made after 2003's edition and was released to the public.

2006 Winners

2005

Overall Cannabis Cup
Indica Cup
Sativa Cup
Import Hash Cup
Dutch Hash Cup
Product Cup
Barney's Breakfast Bar for 'Willie Nelson'
Soma Seeds for 'Lavender'
DNA Genetics for 'Martian Mean Green'
Barney's Breakfast Bar for 'Caramella Cream'
Coffeeshop Dampkring for 'WaterWorks'
Wicked Roots for 'VapeZilla'

 

Barney's Breakfast Bar

I've undoubtedlyBarneys Breskfast Bar.. visited Barney's more often than any other coffeeshop in Amsterdam. That's because I like to start the day with a good breakfast, several mugs of tea and a fat joint to wash it all down with.
Both the eating and the smoking menus are extensive and the staff work really hard to look after the stream of blitzed and/or hungover tourists who pass through every day.
Ten years or so ago, Barney's was a friendly transport 'caff'-sort-of-place with good, cheap, food and smokes. Back then it was mostly used by locals and a few people from the British Isles.
In recent years, Irish owner Derry has been working on the coffeeshop aspect of the shop. First he began stocking more top-notch varieties, then he entered the Cannabis Cup. In the winter of 1999 he had the place completely refurbished. To see what it looks like now click here for an extra page of pictures.

It's now very popular and attracts a predominantly American and British crowd. During the morning it gets very busy. Expect to be encouraged to adopt the Dutch tradition of table sharing. Barneys Brasserie...You are also requested to stay in your seat (except when visiting the dealer's counter) to leave the narrow gangway free for staff. It's a bit quieter very early in the morning and later in the afternoon.
The standard Irish breakfast consists of eggs, bacon, sausages, mushrooms, beans, tomato and toast (€9.50). There are also vegetarian options.
Barney's has recently expanded into a nearby brasserie. Here food is available and smoking is permitted, but there is no grass for sale. It's a comfortable place on a sunny corner but the food is not great.

Overall, Barney's is not what it used to be. It's now rather busy and commercialised and lacks the good food and atmosphere of the past. Having said that, it now has some quality weed and is still the only place of its kind.
Barney's Breakfast Bar has a Volcano vaporizer

 

2004
Overall Cannabis Cup
Expo Cup
Imported Hash Cup
Neder Hash Cup
People's Cup
Indica Cup
Sativa Cup
Barney's Coffeeshop for 'Amnesia Haze'
Barney's Farm
Barney's 'Caramella Cream'
Barney's 'Barney Rubble'
Greenhouse for 'Arjan's Haze'
Bud Depot for 'God Bud'
'Love Potion #1'

 

God Bud Growers Report

ThisBud Depots 'God Dud'... was a great strain to grow! I grew these indoors in my homemade hydroponic system (flood and drain). I had about a 60% f:m ratio and 4 out of 6 were indica dom. These were the best yielders and were the most potent giving off a fairly strong berry scent. The more sativa dom. had a scent of pepped and did not yield very well! I veged for about 3 weeks and flowered for 63 days. Out of the 6 females, 2 turned a beautiful purple and had a great berry flavor and awesome bag appeal! Most plants yielded around an OZ. I did grow 1 female outdoors this summer and she yielded close to 2 OZ's. Buds are nice and dense and loaded with crystals, I cloned my best 2 females and got 100% survival in about 10-14 days! I plan on keeping her around for awhile. I did find a few male sacks,but I think they were innocent. Thanks BC bud!
I grew hydroponic sog style due to lack of space. Next time I will let them bush and should yield better. I vegged thrive alive,B52,Espom salt,3 part GH lucus fromula. Flowered with GH, bigBud, carboload,B52 and overdrive. Vegged under fluros and flowered with 1000 hps.

Grow Report from dc105 of the Late and much missed Overgrow.com
Overall Rating: 9 Effect: Somewhat couchlock
Potency: 9 Stature: Average size
Yield: 8 Phenotype: Mixed, primarily Indica
Ease: 9 Indoor: 65 to 70 days
Appearance: 10
Odor Level: 9 Odor: A very berry smell for indica dom.
Taste Level: 9 Taste: Berry undertone

 

2003
Overall Cannabis Cup
Coffeeshop Cup
Expo Cup
Imported Hash Cup
Indica Cup
Sativa Cup
Product Cup
Greenhouse 'Hawaiian Snow'
Greenhouse Tolstraat
Sensi Seeds
'Seheresade Sticky'
TH for 'Mk Ultra'
White Label 'White Haze'
'Volcano Vaporizor'

 

'Volcano Vaporizor'

"I haveA Couple enjoying looking at the Volcano Vaporizor.. been searching for a product that can provide a satisfying, yet healthy, method of delivery as I don't smoke. This vaporizer has exceeded my expectations. Finally, there is a way to get the feeling you are looking for without the negative consequences. This product is a must have for any heavy smoker - why damage your health when you don't have to. You will immediately notice the difference between this and smoking. . .with the vaporizer I feel very clear-headed feeling, yet very very good:) Just make sure that your herb is moist - if it's not, it won't work well at all". John Wilson (Salford, UK)
"No smell! No mess! This vaporizer produces a blanketing, clear-headed high similar to that of baking with herb. It's fantastic! Perfect for the dorm room or small apartment! Cannabis Heaven have been so helpful and informative, it has been a pleasure doing business with them, they truly want to make their customers happy. Also, try experimenting with some other flagrant herbs (I like mint) they can add a new dimension to the THC!. love mine, and I know you'll love yours."Jane Silver, (Sydney, Australia.)

 

2002
Overall Cannabis Cup
Coffeeshop Cup
Expo Cup
Hash Cup
Indica Cup
Sativa Cup
Product Cup
Barney's Breakfast for 'Morning Glory'
Barney's Breakfast Bar
Sensi Seeds
'Royal Cream'
Hemp Works 'Hog'
Sensi Seeds 'Mother's Finest'
Sweetleaf Grinders

 

Sweetleaf Grinder

A must have for any Vaporizer owner. This hand powered grinder will grind up your herbs toSweetleaf Grinder increases the vaporization surface area. This can increase vaporizer efficiently greatly. You should always grind your herbs before vaporizing and with the sweet leaf this task becomes simple without the mess caused by trying to use scissors.
If you need a little bump and grind, this king-size Wooden Herb Grinder will delight. Designed for all your twisting and shaking needs; simply insert your buds into the grinder, twist away and be If you need a little bump and grind, this king-size Wooden Herb Grinder will delight. Designed for all your twisting and shaking needs; simply insert your buds into the grinder, twist away and be happy in the knowledge that you're grinding with the best!

 

2001
Overall Cannabis Cup
Coffeeshop Cup
Expo Cup
Hash Cup
Indica Cup
Sativa Cup
Product Cup
Barney's Breakfast Bar'Sweet Tooth'
Greenhouse Tolstraat
Sensi Seeds
'Crystal Clear'
'Yumboldt'
'Blue Haze'
'The Metal Grinder'

 

Greenhouse Tolstraat

I'm not sure about the Greenhouse Namaste but Greenhouse Tolstraat, cause they are Greenhouse Tolstraat...located in a residential district, "screen" the people they allow in. Tourists are very welcome. Women are allowed in at all times; men must bring their passport with them and be issued an entry card. There is no charge for this card. Your passport is scanned, entered into their computer, your picture taken and your card issued. The weed dealer is located as such that you dont have to enter the main part of the shop to purchase weed. But if you want to enter the coffeeshop and you are male you must have your passport or a Greenhouse "membership card" (OR be very friendly to them and they will let it slide the first time). I have been to ALOT of coffeeshops and I must say the decor and the freindliness of the staff here are unparelled. It has a very mellow vibe to it and is really a laid back coffeeshop;Read: not crowded :). It is not loud or intrusive on your high(very important, IMHO). There are pictures of the "rich and famous" that have visited on their walls. It is well worth the visit.

 

2000
Overall Cannabis Cup
Coffeeshop Cup
Expo Cup
Hash Cup
Sativa Cup
Indica Cup
Product Cup
The Noon for 'Blueberry'
De Rokerij
Sensi Seeds
Katsu for 'Water Hash'
Serious Seeds for 'Cali Mist'
Dp. for 'Blueberry'
Serious Seeds for 'Cali Mist'

 

Dutch Passion

Have been developing, upgrading, producing and selling Cannabis Seeds since 1987, making us one of the first Dutch Seed Companies. Through the years we have gained a lot of experience in developing, producing, and marketing premium quality Cannabis Seeds. In 1998 Dutch Passion made a major breakthrough in Cannabis Seed Technology, through the development of "Feminized" Cannabis Seeds. Under the right growing conditions these "Feminized Seeds" give rise to only female plants. Also we are the only Cannabis Seed Company that gives THC and CBD percentages of most of our strains in our catalog. In this catalog we offer you most of our Cannabis varieties, "Regular" as well as "Feminized".

Thanks to our customers' satisfaction with our products, Dutch Passion now has a leading position in Europe in the Cannabis Seed Trade. We supply our seeds to over 450 Head-and-Growshops in Europe, which include our good friends at Goldenseed. The basis of our success is the genetic control we have over our strains and the constant influx of new genetics that we obtain worldwide. Upgrading our seed stock is our constant concern. In addition to the genetics of our Cannabis Seed varieties, we specially select for the ripeness, size and germination rate (95%) of our seeds.
We do our utmost to supply you now and in the future with premium Cannabis genetics for "Regular" and "Feminized" seeds. Our success is your success, and yours is ours.

BlueBerry

This strainIndica Cup  winner 2002.. is by far my favorite grow/smoke ever! I only wanted to get an ounce off my 1 plant just to sample the strain, so I only vegged for two-weeks before switching it to 12/12. I grew the plant in 5 gallons of all organic potting soil, I kept the plant outside from early morning to evening to get the sunlight, but then I took it inside and gave it the remaining hours it needed under a 250w HPS. Flowering ended up taking 58 days and I reached my small goal of an ounce. I harvested the plant and kept it intact to slowly dry for about a week before manicuring the buds and placing them in a papper bag to dry, then after 3 days of being inside the bag I put all the buds into a glass jar to cure. The buds have been curing for about a week now and I just smoked a bowl! Upon breaking a fat nug up, an insanley intense fruity smell broke into the air, it was the best smelling scent I have ever imagined! After breaking the nug in half my fingers were stuck together with sticky resin, so I packed about .5 into my bong and proceeded to shnap the bowl. The taste was just like the smell, intensley fruity and stayed in my mouth for a good 30mins after the hit. The high came on instantly and was almost overwhelmingly uplifting, it made me feel like I was almost floating and light. This is by far the best smoke I have ever had, even better than the blueberry I sampled in A-Dam from the De Damkring cofee shop!

Overall Rating: 9 Effect: All in the head, legs,arms..
Potency: 10 Stature: Somewhat short and squat
Yield: 7 Phenotype: Mixed, primarily Indica
Ease: 7 Indoor: 55 to 60 days
Appearance: 10 Outdoor: Varied maturation times
Odor Level: 10 Odor: Undeniably fruity
Taste Level: 10 Taste: It leaves the fruitiest taste ever in your mouth!

 

1999
Overall Cannabis Cup
Cyber Cup
Expo Cup
Hash Cup
Indica Cup
Sativa Cup
Product Cup
'Super Silver Haze'
Barney's Breakfast Bar 'Sunburst'
Sensi Seeds
Dutch Flowers 'Unique'
'Paradise Sensi Star'
Sensi Seeds for 'Jack Herer'
'VaporTech Vaporizer'

 

Jack-Herer from Sensi Seeds

This multiple hybrid is the result of many years of selective breeding, combining 3 of the strongest varieties known to man. Even though we are regularly put under pressure by obsessed growers to give pedigree details, I'm afraid that just as with the Coca Cola recipe this Sensi variety will have to remain a secret. This variety produces so much resin that even the branches bristle with stalked glands. This strain was presented at the High Times Cannabis Cup in honour of Jack Herer, one of America's greatest Cannabis activists and author of The Emperor Wears No Clothes.

I received this strain as a clone from a friend. The friend had started it for seed. The man himself....I grew for a while in soil next to the rest of my plants. Recently I did a garden of completely Jack, and it was sure imressive. I vegged in DWC for 30 days followed by 70-75 days in flowering. This was under 2000 watts of hps and CO2 kept between 1000 and 1500 ppm. 70-75 days because it took me a few days to trim. I had previously harvested early, and had been unimpressed with Jack. The rest of my strains were 45-60 days, and I'm impatient. This strain must go a little longer. The phenotype I have has very thin sativa like leaves, and the plants are unimpressive until week 6. At that point the buds got HUGE. It produced GIANT calyx's that seemed to creep outward from the center. It seems to have very few budsites at first, but the whole branch becomes a giant bud. It puts on most of its weight around day 55-65, not doing too much before that. The trichomes are weird in that they are sort of sandy feeling, not super sticky like other's I've grown. But they get covered. I recommend it to anybody as a great strain, but I feel the high is not motivational like some other sativa's. It would be a great medical strain, because this strain rockets you to the moon. I have never felt any anxiety or paranoia while smoking Jack.

Growers report from froggy of the late and much missed Overgrow.com
Overall Rating: 8 Effect: Somewhat couchlock
Potency: 10 Stature: Somewhat tall and lanky
Yield: 8 Phenotype: Sativa
Ease: 4 Indoor: 70 to 75 days
Appearance: 10
Odor Level: 8 Odor: spicy
Taste Level: 6 Taste: hard to describe,, spicy

 

1998
Overall Cannabis Cup
Coffeeshop Cup
Expo Cup
Hash Cup
Hydro Cup
Sativa Cup
Product Cup
'Super Silver Haze'
Greenhouse Tolstraat
Sensi Seeds
'King Hassan Elite'
'Super Silver Haze'
'Shanti Baba'
'The Metal Grinder'

 

HISTORY OF THE CUP
by Steven Hager

I first visited the Netherlands in 1987 to write an article on the founder of Holland's first cannabis-seed company. Titled "The King of Cannabis," the article described how an Australian named Nevil established a mail-order company in Holland. He lived in a mansion filled with growrooms that I dubbed "Cannabis Castle." While working on the article, I met the founders of Cultivators Choice, an almost defunct American cannabis-seed company. They told me about the spectacular California harvest festivals of the '70s. That's when I got the idea of holding a cannabis harvest festival in Amsterdam.

In January, our former grow guru Dr. Indoors, a photographer and I flew over as the only three judges. Four seed companies entered: Super Sativa Seed Club, Sensi Seed Club, the Seed Bank and a late entry, Cultivators Choice, who won the Cup. However, Nevil had already purchased all the Cultivators Choice strains, including Skunk #1, Haze and Pollyanna. Cultivators Choice soon disbanded, and Nevil dominated the event for the next few years using their stock.

Surprisingly, there wasn't a lot of support for the Cup inside High Times. Someone branded it a scheme for me to disappear with my friends and consume cannabis for a week. Stung by this criticism, I decided not to attend the vastly underfunded event for a while. Instead, I pondered a return in the distant future.

The 2nd Cup had the same four seed companies, but more samples and six judges, including Ed Rosenthal and Patty Collins. An awards dinner was held at the Yum-Yum restaurant, and the Seed Bank swept all awards.

The 3rd Cup's judges included Furry Freak Brothers artists Gilbert Shelton and Paul Mavrides, as well as the founders of the Provos, the most famous Dutch activists from the ‘60s. The Seed Bank won again; Shelton and Mavrides became the first world-class artists to create official artwork; and the Provos staged a demonstration at the Awards Show objecting to forced sex habits of plants, a protest against sinsemilla!

Unfortunately, a few weeks later the DEA launched an operation designed to shut down the Seed Bank and High Times. A prosecutor in New Orleans claimed the Seed Bank was a secret division of HT. The Dutch government refused to extradite Nevil, who was forced into hiding to prevent a DEA kidnapping. He was eventually nabbed while visiting his family in Australia, jumped bail and disappeared.

The 4th Cup became a "coffeeshop crawl," as seed companies went underground and refused to enter. The Blue Bird, Free City, La Tertullia and the Hustler all submitted varieties. The judges included Simon Vinkenoog and Rodger Belknap, who resigned when he realized none of strains deserved the title. Vinkenoog also complained about mediocre samples.

The 5th Cup saw the return of the seed companies. Nevil's Seed Bank had been incorporated into Ben Dronkers' Sensi Seed Club, resulting in the Sensi Seed Bank. Rumors abounded that Nevil had secretly resumed residence at the Castle. Other entries came from Homegrown Fantasy and Blue Bird. Judges included Elvy Musikka and Dr. Eric Fromberg. The awards dinner was held at the Garden Cafe.

The 6th Cup marked my less-than-triumphant return after a five-year hiatus. I came with a lot of new ideas concerning the plant's spiritual significance, good intentions sabotaged by poor communication after the Dutch coordinator pulled out and replaced himself with Cannabis in Amsterdam (who would later evolve into the highly respected seed company, THSeeds). I did have some powerful ceremonial tools, real silver Cannabis Cups forged by Robin Ludwig based on a sketch drawn by his daughter, an image now recognized throughout the world. The budget was still meager, but I did have some supplemental funds, provided by entry fees paid by 50 people who responded to a late-breaking ad in High Times. Celebrity judges included Gatewood Galbraith, Jack Herer, Paul Krassner and Sebastian Bach. Four seed companies entered: Dutch Passion, NHV, Nirvana and Sensi Seed Bank. Fifteen coffeeshops from Amsterdam and seven from outside also entered. Dronkers' Sensi Seed Bank won, but Arjan's Greenhouse made a surprisingly strong debut.

Seven hundred judges showed for the 7th Cup. Kenny Scharf did the artwork. The event included a Hemp Expo at the Pax Party House and opening ceremonies at the Melkweg. For the first time, the Sensi Seed Bank operated a tour to Cannabis Castle, where Nevil bred many of his award-winning strains. The highly theatrical show featured the appearance of a mysterious character called "The Phantom." Three seed companies entered: Sensi Seed Bank, Cerebral Seeds and Positronics.

A separate competition was held for 15 coffeeshops. The celebrity judges included Soma, Chris Conrad, Jack Herer and Enuff Z'Nuff. Sensi Seed Bank won the Cannabis Cup with Jack Herer, an unstable hybrid of Haze, Northern Lights #5 and Skunk #1. The Cup had become a worldwide media event: An hour-long documentary was shown on Tokyo TV, and a lengthy article appeared in the New York Times Magazine, complete with a flowering "sea-of-green" clone on the cover. The head of the local Dutch police visited the Expo and came away favorably impressed by the spiritual vibrations of the event.

The 8th Cup attracted 1,500 judges, 21 coffeeshops, two entries from US growers, one entry from Canada, one entry from Switzerland, and five seed companies (Sensi Seed Bank, Serious Seeds, Dutch Passion, Sagarmatha Seeds and Seeds of Courage). Morley Safer from 60 Minutes attended, along with more than 50 other reporters and media representatives from around the globe. The celebrity judges included Stephen and Ina May Gaskin, Alex and Allyson Grey, Ed Rosenthal and Chef Ra. The first-ever Cannabis Cup wedding was performed during the ceremonies, which were directed by Garrick Beck. Alex Grey painted a portrait of "Cannabia," and did a body painting on one of the dancers to bring the portrait to life. Arjan of the Green House led the winners by taking four Cups, including the Cannabis Cup. Sensi Seed Bank won the Seed Company Cup; Blue Bird won the Hash Cup.

The 9th Cup was hampered by new limitations on cannabis imposed under the plans to unify Europe's currencies. The Cannabis Castle Tour was canceled, and the official strains were not put on display in the Judges' Lounge. However, the appearance of many Native American celebrities, including John Trudell, former chairman of the American Indian Movement, created one of the most powerful Cups ever. De Dampkring pulled off a major upset, capturing four Cups, including the Cannabis Cup. Celebrity judges included Dennis Peron, Mel Frank, John Trudell, Mila, Felipe Chavez and Eagle Bill.

The Counterculture Hall of Fame became a part of the event at the 10th Cup, when Bob Marley become the first inductee. Marley's widow, Rita Marley, made a surprise trip from Jamaica to join the festivities and declared onstage: "I know Bob's presence is with us here tonight." The entire High Times staff attended and many were made celebrity judges. Also on the list were Ras Menelik, Rocker T, Robin Ludwig, Mountain Girl and Rita Marley. The Cannabis Cup Band stole the show with a four-hour tribute to Bob Marley, emceed by Chef Ra. The Awards Night was MCed by counterculture icon Paul Krassner, and De Dampkring repeated as winner of the Cannabis Cup. Homegrown Fantasy upset the Sensi Seed Bank to win the seed-company Cup.

The 11th Cup featured high priest John Sinclair, who supervised the ceremonial inductions of Louis Armstrong and Mezz Mezzrow into the Hall of Fame. "Pops gave us the solo," said Sinclair, "But Mezz gave us the nickel bag." Greenhouse won, but only after de Dampkring pulled out, citing the event had become too commercial and expensive to compete in.

The 12th Cup was the Beat Cup, as Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs were inducted into the Hall of Fame. Celebrity judges included Robert Anton Wilson, Carolyn Cassady, John Cassady, and Paul Krassner. Fishbone, Culture, Kottonmouth Kings, and Control Machete were among the many acts that performed. Because some coffeeshop owners had been less than thrilled with the balloting procedure over the years, they were given the job of voting for the seed companies. This harebrained idea produced tremendous confusion, and eventually resulted in several ballots being disqualified. The Greenhouse won the Cannabis Cup. The seed companies now competed for two Cups (Sativa and Indica); Sensi Seeds won Sativa and Paradise Seeds won Indica.

In 2000, the 13th Cup was dedicated to honoring the Goddess, and dozens of female cannabis celebrities were flown in from around the world. Ina May Gaskin, founder of the modern midwife movement, became the first living inductee into the Hall of Fame. Vancouver-based cannabis comedian Watermelon MCed the awards show. The Upright Citizens Brigade performed two nights of skits. Patti Smith blew the roof off the Melkweg in one of her greatest live performances. The Five Points Band (starring Robin Ludwig) opened for Jefferson Starship. Galactic also appeared.

For the first time, the Cannabis Cup voting was not open to the general public. This responsibility was given to the Cannabis Castaways, six people chosen based on video entries. Stranded on a houseboat for three days with unlimited access to the coffeeshop strains, the Castaways eventually selected Blueberry from the Noon as the winner. Seed-company winners included Kali Mist from Serious Seeds for Sativa, and Blueberry from Dutch Passion for Indica.

The 14th Cup celebrated the induction of Paul Krassner, first living male, into the Hall of Fame. A founder of the alternative press, the Yippies and regular columnist for High Times, Krassner is considered the dean of underground journalism in America. The event was considerably scaled-down, due to the 9/11 tragedy, which severely affected sales. Sweet Tooth from Barney's Breakfast Bar dominated both the Cannabis Cup and the Press Cup, coming out on top in the popular vote and the blind competition. Performances were provided by 311 and Steel Pulse, among others.

At the 15th Cup—the "Peace Cup"—Bob Dylan and Joan Baez were inducted into the Hall of Fame. The event was immortalized by the creation of the first Cannabis Cup DVD. Morning Glory from Barney's won the Cannabis Cup; Mother's Finest from Sensi Seed Bank won Sativa; Hog from THSeeds won Indica. Unfortunately, the Pax Party House, home of the expo for nine straight years, closed its doors shortly after the event.

At the 16th Cup, Jack Herer was inducted in the Hall of Fame during the "conspiracy" Cup, which was so-named because of Herer's landmark conspiracy book, "The Emperor Wears No Clothes." Hawaiian Snow from Greenhouse won the Cannabis Cup; White Haze from White Label Seeds won Sativa; MK-ULTRA from THSeeds won Indica. Unfortunately, for the first time, the event lost money and the tour operator had to be removed. Because of the losses, the 17th Cup was forced to scale down to one venue.

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