High Times announced on Monday that it is teaming up with cannabis dispensary and meditation lounge APCO MED for the upcoming Oklahoma Cannabis Cup. The pot culture festival and competition to honor Oklahoma’s best cannabis products will take place on August 24 and 25 at the Lost Lakes Amphitheater in Oklahoma City.
The medicinal use of marijuana was legalized by Oklahoma voters last year with the passage of State Question 788. The constitutional amendment was passed by a margin of 56% to 43% in June 2018. Over 140,000 patients have already been approved to use medical marijuana and nearly 6,000 licenses for cannabis growers, processors, and dispensaries had been approved by the state as of July 1.
Kraig Fox, the CEO of High Times, said in a press release announcing the partnership that the company, the most iconic brand in cannabis with a history stretching back nearly 45 years, is forging new connections to Oklahoma’s nascent legal cannabis market.
“An integral part of the High Times Cannabis Cup events is creating a strong relationship with the local community where each event is held,” said Fox. “With this Cannabis Cup being the first ever in Oklahoma, our partnership with APCO MED