Hawaii Islands First Annual Cannabis Cup February 2 – February 5 at Care Waialua Farm on the North Shore of O’ahu


The HI Cannabis Cup is a competition for the best cannabis grown in Hawai’i, of course… but it’s also so much more! It’s a competition, an exhibition, a concert, camping, a collaboration, and it’s truly a first-of-its-kind in Hawaii. With food and retail vendors, live music + dj’s, demos + speakers, festival style experiences, and special guests… you don’t want to miss this momentous event!

This is the premier gathering of cannabis industry professionals throughout our islands and a meeting place for the local Hawai’i cannabis community to network, socialize, and celebrate.

The HI Cannabis Cup will be held at Care Waialua Farm on the North Shore of O’ahu.

For those who are camping, the event gates open at 9am on Thursday 02/02/23. We kindly ask that all campers are packed up and have exited the event grounds by Sunday 02/05/23, at 12 noon.

For those with event passes, gates open daily (Thur-Fri-Sat) at 12 noon and close at 10 pm.

There is a $10 charge per vehicle for a parking pass- it is valid for the entire weekend.These are issued on-site only. Please consider reducing your carbon footprint by carpooling!

Event Passes can be purchased upon entry starting at 12 noon (when gates open for attendees). The event pass is $60 at the door and is valid for Thursday, Friday and Saturday entry. Camping packages are offered as pre-sale, online only.

You are welcome to attend without a medical marijuana (329) card with the purchase of a 3-day event pass or camping package.

Only those with a valid HI state 329 card can register as a People’s Choice Judge. Patients also receive different wristbands upon entry that distinguish them from other attendees, which let vendors and exhibitors know that they can legally receive free samples and products containing THC. There will be hemp and cbd options for those without a HI state medical card.

This is considered a family-friendly event which supports the destigmatizing of licensed mmj patients utilizing their medicine.

Children under 18 are free to attend, *BUT they must be accompanied and supervised by their ticket-holding parent or guardian.

For those who are camping: Children under 18 are ONLY allowed to stay in the private camping area, must be supervised, and must be accompanied by their ticket holding parent or guardian to their campsite. No minors will be allowed entry into the shared yurts.

To use Cannabis while at the event, you should have a valid 329 card as a HI state mmj patient. In accordance with all legal efforts to destigmatize, we will not stop anyone from consuming their medicine.

Our cup is BYOB—bring your own bud (and accessories!)—if you want. Feel free to smoke your own stash, or register as a people’s choice judge and be set for the entire weekend.

Do you have a question about the event that you don’t see answered here?

Please feel free to contact us at hi@union329.com

Hawaii Islands Cannabis Cup 2023 “People’s Choice” Judge’s Registration

Regular price: $280.00 USD

Price includes 3-Day Event Pass. If you would like to camp, please purchase an additional camping package. The included 3-Day Event Pass is for daily event entry only and DOES NOT include camping.

The People’s Choice is promised to be the most coveted award amongst Hawaii’s top growers. The People’s Choice Judges will rate the state’s best flower and determine which one deserves the title of “The People’s Choice”. All judges MUST have a current valid Hawaii state 329 card. Out-of-state judges must acquire a visitor’s 329 Card. Click the link below for more information. https://health.hawaii.gov/medicalcannabisregistry/travel/


There are 3 requirements for registering as a people’s choice judge:

1- must be a valid HI State 329 card holder OR get a visitors card for out-of-state patients.

2- please be on-site at the event on Thursday 02/02 for check-in.

3- be prepared to vote!-

Your opinion matters and is necessary to determine the winner of the People’s Choice Award!

Spaces are extremely limited. Submissions without a Hawaii 329 card number will be refunded without notice. Spaces are not locked in until they have been paid in full. Registration will close once all spaces have been filled.

Hawaii Islands Cannabis Cup 3-Day Event Pass (No Camping)

Regular price: $60.00 USD

Gates open for Day Pass attendees at 12:00 Noon. No camping is included with Day Passes.

Camping Options

Don’t miss out on a moment of the festivities. Enjoy up to 3 nights of camping (starting Thursday February 3rd) with a private campsite or shared yurt with sleeping bag options for 1 or 2. Comes with welcome kit, 2 meals and more. All camping packages come with one or two tickets for attending the event as noted (additional event passes are not required for access).

No more than 2 adults allowed max per private campsite. These campsites are approx. 12’ x 12’ footprint… if you have a larger tent, and/or need to accommodate 3-4 adults, please purchase a second campsite. Those who purchase a second, may have 2 adjoining campsites side-by-side. Children are allowed to accompany their parent(s) or guardian(s) overnight at their campsites. Minors are NOT allowed in the shared yurts. Yurts and campsites are not equipped with power. Limited charging areas will be accessible on the campgrounds.

Option 1 – SITE, for one-two people: campsite (byo tent and equipment)

Price includes 3 nights of camping, welcome kit with exclusive commemorative swag, constant access to the cannabis cup event, festival style experiences + workshops, local food and retail vendors, industry exhibitors and guest speakers, concert with live music + dj’s, 1 dinner (Thursday), 1 breakfast (Friday).

Option 2 – SINGLE, for one person: 1 twin size sleeping bag, (6-8 per yurt)

Price includes 3 nights of camping, welcome kit with exclusive commemorative swag, constant access to the cannabis cup event, festival style experiences + workshops, local food and retail vendors, industry exhibitors and guest speakers, concert with live music + dj’s, 1 dinner (Thursday), 1 breakfast (Friday).

Option 3 – DOUBLE, for two people: 1 full/queen size sleeping bag (3 per yurt)

Price includes 3 nights of camping, welcome kit with exclusive commemorative swag, constant access to the cannabis cup event, festival style experiences + workshops, local food and retail vendors, industry exhibitors and guest speakers, concert with live music + dj’s, 1 dinner (Thursday), 1 breakfast (Friday).

To Enter the Competition

Required entry info and amounts:

Registration open thru Monday, January 16, 2023 or until all 28 entry positions are filled.

Each Grower/Contestant is allowed to enter 2 flower submissions, at a minimum of 4 oz each (8 oz total), for this cannabis cup competition, and only 2 rosin concentrate 7g each of 14g total.

No more than 2 flower entries + 2 rosin concentrate entry TOTAL max per competitor.

NO CBD strains. Solventless concentrates only.

“Indicas” can include indica dominant hybrids. “Sativas” can include sativa dominant hybrids.

There are 8 Award Categories ($8,000 total cash + swag prizes):

$500 **Best Concentrate $500 cash prize

$1000 *Best Indoor Sativa: $1,000 cash prize

$1000 *Best Indoor Indica: $1,000 cash prize

$1000 *Best Sun Grown Sativa: $1,000 cash prize

$1000 *Best Sun Grown Indica: $1,000 cash prize

$1500 *Judges Favorite: $1,500 cash + prize pack

$1500 -People’s Choice for Best Overall Bud: $1,500 cash prize

$500 -People’s Choice – Runner-up for Best Overall Bud: $500

*(determined by 11 person main judging panel only)

**(determined by separate 6 person judging panel)

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For press inquiries and additional information

please contact Adrenaline PR:

Maria Ferrero, 732-462-4262, maria@adrenalinepr.com


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