Apr 18, 2010 9:27 AM by Associated Press
Thousands of marijuana smokers are in Aspen to settle who's got the best pot.
The first-ever Cannabis Crown festival started Saturday in Aspen, with festival-goers planning to settle the best strain of marijuana grown on Colorado's Western Slope.
Organizers have modeled the competition after Amsterdam's Cannabis Cup.
Organizers say about 2,500 tickets have been sold. Judges must have state medical marijuana cards to sample the strains of marijuana, and organizers say the drug would not to be used on conference grounds.
The festival also features a hemp fashion show and a "Miss Cannabis" pageant competition, with the winner crowned at 4:20 p.m. Sunday.