Gallery: Cannabis Cup lands in Detroit for two days of legal-weed celebration

August 17, 2019, 11:35 PM by  Nancy Derringer

High Times magazine's popular Cannabis Cup event is in Detroit this weekend -- two days of marijuana trade show and competition to find the best strains of newly legal marijuana and associated products.

Vendors from across and outside the state brought buds, edibles, waxes, extracts, T-shirts and merch to the Russell Industrial Center on Clay Street, while a sellout crowd browsed booths, purchased products and partied to the music of Trick Trick, 2 Chainz, Warren G and the Wu-Tang Clan, among others. 

This is the first year marijuana is entirely legal for Michigan's adults to grow and use, which meant that attendees no longer had to show a valid medical marijuana ID card for admission unless they were 18-20 years old. Clouds of smoke and vapor drifted through the throng. The mood was celebratory, but the lines at the food trucks were very long. 

A capacity crowd filled the inner courtyard of Russell Industrial Center for Cannabis Cup 2019 in Detroit. (Photo: Nancy Derringer)

Product specialists like these women from the House of Dank passed out merch. (Photo: Nancy Derringer)

Weed culture in-jokes abound. (Photo: Nancy Derringer)

Those wanting to grow their own could buy plants to take home for $100. (Photo: Nancy Derringer)

A long wait for pizza. (Photo: Nancy Derringer)

Where else to wear a suit like this? (Photo: Nancy Derringer)

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