Following the announcement last week of the first-ever High Times Cannabis Cup in Spain, organizers of Spannabis — the world-famous cannabis trade show based in Barcelona — have disputed partnership claims made by High Times.
Specifically, High Times said that winners of the Cannabis Cup Spain would be announced on the main stage at Spannabis 2020. However, an official statement by Feria del Cáñamo, the group behind Spannabis, disputed that claim.
“Spannabis denies any kind of relationship with High Times,” the event’s official Twitter handle posted. The tweet also included an image labeling the High Times event as the “Fake High Times Cannabis Cup Spain.” While Feria del Cáñamo’s response was released on Friday, High Times’ original announcement remains in place.
“Spannabis desmiente cualquier tipo de relación con High Times”
¡Comunicado oficial! ✍️ https://t.co/AxALIqf2qf
¡Nos vemos en Spannabis el 13, 14 y 15 de marzo! ? pic.twitter.com/d2uZkeUTwr
— Spannabis (@FeriaSpannabis) February 14, 2020
The public dispute could have been fueled somewhat by an acquisition deal between High Times and Spannabis that was first announced last January but eventually fell through.
According to the High Times website, people who want to compete in the Cup must submit their products sometime during the product intake period from March 5-8. Spannabis will take place this year on March 13-15 in Barcelona.
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