High Times Cannabis Cup 2014


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This year is going far too fast… We absolutely cannot believe that in just ten days, the 27th High Times Amsterdam Cannabis Cup will commence!

This is one of the Attitude Seedbanks favourite events as not only does it enable the judges to freely enjoy cannabis regardless of whether they are a medical patient or reside in an area where cannabis is not legal, it is so much fun and we always have a blast each year we go!  There are lots of interesting seminars and talks from breeders and cannabis icons, competitions, and of course, music and parties.  We highly advise you all to get on a plane and fly your butts to The Netherlands or you wil miss out big time!!!

There will be so much going on this year, it seems almost impossible (almost) to do it all!


Sunday 23rd November 2014

The doors will open for all attendees at midday on the 23rd November and the event will kick off at 1pm with a presentation by Bubbleman who will be talking about “An Overview of the Glandular Trichome and Isolation Methods”

At 2:30pm a seminar hosted by High Times E.I.C Danny Danko  – “Expert Growers Speak Out” . 4pm will see Robert Connell Clarke speaking about “What Will Be the Future of Cannabis”. At 5:30pm, Loud Seeds James Loud and Mike Seeds will be giving a presentation on “Curing and Storing Award-Winning Cannabis, and 8pm at the Melkweg sees the first party of the Cup –  “DJ Party”!!!

Monday 24th November 2014

Once you have all had a walk along the canals and a strong coffee at one of the many coffee shops, Monday 24th November kicks off at 1pm with “Moving from Medical Use to Full Legalization” presented by Keith Stroup, attorney and founder of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.

2:30pm – “Beginner Grow Tips for Indoor Cultivation: Get Growing Now!” presented by Nico Escondido

4pm – “Cannabis Cuisine of Your Dreams” presented by author of The Official High Times Cookbook,  Elise McDonough.

5:30pm – Meet Marc Emery: Canada’s Prince of Pot

8pm – Party time again with Action Bronson at the Melkweg!

Tuesday, November 25th 2014

Day 3 on 25th November at 1pm starts with “Grow Like A Pro” featuring live Q & A presented by cultivation editor of High Times Magazine Nico Escondido.

2:30pm – “Breeding feminized seeds the BC Bud Depot way”

4pm – Grower for over 4 decades,  Soma will be talking about  “The Military-Industrial Complex vs. the Cannabis-Industrial Complex”

5:30pm – A live episode of Free Weed from Danny Danko featuring a top cultivation expert

8pm – Celebrate Mila’s 70th birthday! The crowned “Hash Queen of Amsterdam” and inventor of the Pollinator machine hosts a night of music and marijuana merriment.


Wednesday, November 26th 2014

Breakfast at Barneys Uptown is always good idea to help sustain your energy levels for the day (we don’t want you getting exhausted!!!) So you have plenty of time to check out this café before the event opens again at 1 pm, starting with “Farm Report: Memories of Alexander and Ann Shulgin” presented by Paul Daley.

2:30pm – “Stop Wasting Time and Money Preaching to the Choir” presented by Robert Platshorn

4pm – “The Greenhouse & Strain Hunters: Creators of Champions” presented by the lovely Arjan and Franco from Greenhouse  Seed Co. / Strainhunters Seeds.

5pm – “Twenty Years of the Pollinator” presented by Mila

This evenings event is the brilliant Judges’ Night! This one is not to be missed! This is the time to visit Amsterdam’s best coffee shops and sample the strains entered at the Cannabis Cup! If there is one thing on the list to do at this Cannabis Cup, this is it!


Thursday, November 27th November 2014

We hope you are still all functioning for the last day of festivities!!!

1pm – “Rare Dankness and River Rock Colorado: The new recreational laws of Colorado” presented by Scott

2:30pm -“Cali Connection: The High-flying Future” presented by Swerve

4pm -“DNA: Creating Champions the DNA Way” presented by Don and Aaron

8pm – The 27th Cannabis Cup Awards ceremony presented at the Melkweg followed by Rebelution and all the way from sunny California – Dirty Heads!


Over this event, there will be a very special awards given out. The Lifetime Achievement Award will go to Mr Marc Emery.


Cannabis Activist Mark Emery

Marc began his cannabis activism crusade in 1990, launching a campaign challenging Canada’s 1987 ban on printed material about marijuana—in particular, HIGH TIMES magazine. (It also banned bongs, pipes and all smoking devices.)  This crusade was certainly not in vain – by 1995, Emery had achieved that early goal; pot books and magazines were legalized again.

In 1994, Marc began selling cannabis seeds as a fundraising tool, allowing him donate $5 million to ballot initiatives, lawsuits against the US federal government, Canadian Supreme Court challenges and a another huge array of campaigns. Marc was publisher of Cannabis Culture magazine from 1994 to 2009, taking influence by Ayn Rand and the late Jack Herer.

He has clocked up some serious court and jail time, having been arrested 28 times for pot-related offenses, raided 5 times, and imprisoned a total of 23 times!  In August of this year, Marc was released from a US federal prison after serving a 5-year sentence for selling seeds in the USA; Approx. 3 million seeds from 1995-2005.

We salute him for his activism and High Times are honoured to present him with the Lester Grinspoon Lifetime Achievement Award.


Other Awards Given Will Include:


2014 Inductees to the Counterculture Hall of Fame: Sasha and Ann Shulgin

Alexander “Sasha” Shulgin, Ph.D., was a pharmacologist and chemist known for his creation of new psychoactive chemicals. He then experimented with synthesizing chemicals with structures similar to mescaline such as DOM. Sasha’s partner Ann Shulgin also conducted psychedelic therapy sessions with MDMA before it was placed on the US government’s list of banned controlled substances.

In April of 2010, Sasha and Ann Shulgin were honoured for their lifetime of achievements in the field at the Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century conference in San Jose, CA

On November 17, 2010 Sasha suffered a stroke. Though his recovery went well, he continued to face a variety of age-related health challenges. On June 2nd, 2014, he died at home surrounded by friends and family.

On Thursday night, Paul Daley, a long-time colleague of the Shulgins, will represent the couple at the Cannabis Cup Awards.


Freedom Fighter of the Year: Robert Platshorn

Robert Platshorn is the author of Black Tuna Diaries. With 30 years’ imprisonment, he is America’s longest imprisoned non-violent marijuana offender. Raised on South St. in downtown Philadelphia, acting ambitions earned him a supporting role in a successful off Broadway play while still in high school. The same skill led to Robert becoming one of America’s most famous pitchmen and was seen for years on TV, at fairs and shows selling Vita Mix, frozen food knives and gadgets.  In 1975, he moved to Miami, FL to attend law school. At that time, Miami was the center of the Colombian pot trade. Robert turned his business acumen to the mission of smuggling Colombian pot.

Attorney general Griffin Bell named Robert’s organization the “Black Tuna Gang” and alleged they were responsible for smuggling most of the marijuana crossing the Florida coast. In 1979, a year after quitting the smuggling business, he was indicted, convicted and sentenced to 64 years in federal prison. He was released in late 2008 after serving almost 30 years in eleven different prisons.

In 2010 he founded The Silver Tour to teach seniors the benefits of medical marijuana. Robert now lives in Florida with his wife Lynne.

High Tim are honoured to name Robert Platshorn as the HIGH TIMES Freedom Fighter of the Year for 2014!


Here is also a list of the Cannabis Cup winners for the last 27 years (most of the winners are listed here, but hey – 27 years is a long time to remember everything!)


1988 — 1st Cannabis Cup – Cultivators’ Choice — Skunk #1

 1989 — 2nd Cannabis Cup – Nevil’s Seed Bank — Early Pearl/Skunk #1 x Northern Lights #5/Haze

 1990 — 3rd Cannabis Cup – Nevil’s Seed Bank — Northern Lights #5

1991 — 4th Cannabis Cup – Coffeeshops replace seed companies

1992 — 5th Cannabis Cup – Homegrown Fantasy — Haze x Skunk #1

1993 — 6th Cannabis Cup – Sensi Seed BankHaze x Northern Lights #5

1994 — 7th Cannabis Cup – Sensi Seed BankJack Herer

1995 — 8th Cannabis Cup – White Widow — Green House wins four Cups; Sensi Seed Bank wins Seed Company Cup; Bluebird wins the Hash Cup.

1996 — 9th Cannabis Cup – White RussianDe Dampkring (won four Cups total)

1997 — 10th Cannabis Cup – Peace Maker – De Dampkring; Homegrown Fantasy wins the Seed Company Cup

1998 — 11th Cannabis Cup – Green HouseSuper Silver Haze

1999 — 12th Cannabis Cup – Green HouseSuper Silver Haze

 2000 — 13th Cannabis Cup – Blueberry from the Noon; Kali Mist from Serious Seeds for sativa and Blueberry from Dutch Passion for indica.

2001 — 14th Cannabis Cup – Barney’s Breakfast Bar — Sweet Tooth

2002 — 15th Cannabis Cup – Barney’s FarmMorning Glory; Mother’s Finest from Sensi Seed Bank won the Sativa; HOG from TH Seeds won the Indica.

2003 — 16th Cannabis Cup – Hawaiian Snow - Green House; White Haze from White Label Seeds won the Sativa; and MK-ULTRA from TH Seeds won the Indica. :

2004 — 17th Cannabis Cup – Barney’s FarmAmnesia Haze

2005 — 18th Cannabis Cup – Barney’s FarmWillie Nelson; The Indica Cup was won by Lavender from Soma Seeds, and DNA took the Sativa Cup with Martian Mean Green.

2006 — 19th Cannabis Cup – Green HouseArjan’s Ultra Haze #1; Kiwi Seeds won the Sativa Cup with Mako Haze, Big Buddha Seeds won the Indica Cup with Big Buddha Cheese.

2007—20th Cannabis Cup – G-13 Haze — Barney’s wins Cannabis Cup, Hash Cup and Nederhash Cup; The Sativa Cup was won by Apothecary Seed’s Kaia Kush, while the Indica Cup was won by Amnesia Seed’s Top Dog.

2008 — 21st Cannabis Cup – Super Lemon Haze Green House

2009 — 22nd Cannabis Cup – Super Lemon Haze -- Green House

2010 — 23rd Cannabis Cup – Tangerine DreamBarney’s Farm

2011 — 24th Cannabis Cup – Liberty HazeBarney’s Farm

2012 — 25th Cannabis Cup – Green House / StrainhuntersFlower Bomb Kush

2013 — 25th Cannabis Cup – Gold Coast CollectionWhitewalker OG

For more info or to buy tickets, please see the High Times Website, and for those who cannot make it, here are a few images and videos from past Cannabis Cups:



25th Cannabis Cup


24th High Times Cannabis Cup Part 1


24th High Times Cannabis Cup Part 2


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Please Note: This content is for informational and educational use only. The Attitude Seed bank sells all seeds strictly for souvenir purposes only or for storage in case the laws in the UK may change and for the conservation of cannabis seeds. We do not condone or encourage the germination of these cannabis seeds and we will refuse a sale to anyone who leads us believe they will use these for anything other than souvenir purposes. Seeds sold by The Attitude Seedbank may not be germinated in countries not legal to do so.

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