Fremont Studios was a hive of activity Friday as HIGH TIMES event staffers prepared the space for the first-ever HIGH TIMES U.S. Cannabis Cup in Washington State.

Following last year's highly successful Seattle Medical Cannabis Cup, HIGH TIMES is returning to the Emerald City to showcase the best of the best in the Pacific Northwest. Hardworking staffers set up booths, folded T-shirts, stuffed awesome gift bags for giveaways, and generally readied the expo -- and its two massive outdoor areas -- for what's sure to be an amazing weekend.

Seattle Cannabis Cup ticket holders will receive a gift bag*, with a T-shirt, guidebook and treats from all sorts of Washington canna-businesses. And folks of all kinds will be on hand at Fremont Studios Saturday and Sunday to showcase their pot passions, from dispensaries, to glass artists, to pot activism and much more.

As Friday evening turns to Saturday morning, and HT staffers chill out for a few hours, we eagerly anticipate the weekend-long Cannabis Cup celebration. And the icing on the cakepop? Saturday night's WAMU Center concert featuring Slightly Stoopid and Redman. Woot!

*while supplies last