(AllHipHop News) Later this month, celebrities, activists and supporters will celebrate the 7th Annual Doesha Cup, a gathering which celebrates the best medical marijuana growers in California.
This year comedic hosts Luenell and Red Grant will host while Freeway Rick Ross, Dennis Peron and Attorney Allison Margolin (daughter of Bruce M. Margolin) will also be in attendance.
The musical headliner for this year is Tha Dogg Pound's own Kurupt with guest DJs BattleCat and DJ Cat NYC.
The Doesha Cup is produced by K.U.S.H. Inc. and Dr. Ingleweed, the founder of a Los Angeles based medical marijuana cooperative called, All American Health & Healing Cooperative.
Dr. Ingleweed is a pioneer organic green grower and one of the original founders of the "Food for the Hood" program at Crenshaw High School.
He began growing cannabis in 1994 while attending college University of California, Berkeley.
The Doesha Cup, is a distinction awarded to top grade medical marijuana growers, who will boast their own distinguished grade A line up of herb.
The actual competition features 12 to 15 different strains tested by 200 judges competing for the prime position as the reigning "Doesha Cup Champion." Prizes and incentives range upwards to $1500 in cash, concessions and ultimate bragging rights.
"The mainstreaming of medical marijuana is finally here," asserts Dr. Ingleweed. "We are no longer perceived as drug user and abusers. Though we still have an uphill battle, more and more states are legalizing it. We are excited to be able to invite the public to our event this year. Our talent line up is as diverse as the world of smokers out there. The Doesha Cup 2013 is gonna take it higher and higher!"
Independent and underground artists set to perform include Medusa, famed producers 1500 or Nothing, Stage 11, King T, The Low Keys, Alter'd Ego, Greg Scott, Votron ENT and more.
Festivities kick off on February 23 at 2:00 pm and ends at 2:00 a.m. as California's finest medical cannabis growers will compete amidst live performances, vendor booths, food, beverages and music.
The event is open to valid Proposition 215 patients and caregivers.