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The Cutaway: Cannabis Cup

Liz Mak


Ever seen those huge billboards above the 101 Freeway, advertising for the HempCon or this weekend’s Emerald Cup in Sonoma, and wondered what these marijuana festivals and competitions are all about?


We sent KALW producers Jeremy Dalmas and Liz Mak to find out. They've got a new series, "The Cutaway," which looks at subcultures around the Bay Area. In June, they spent the weekend at theHIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup at San Francisco's Cow Palace to find out who exactly goes to these conventions – and why.

MICHAEL D. MEYERS: "Every time you take a hit, you're saying a prayer – whether you realize it or not."

Click the audio player to hear the full story. This piece is the first from the new series “The Cutaway."