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WIRE: MagicalButter to host first cannabis cook off at Las Vegas Cannabis Cup

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — MagicalButter, the world’s first countertop botanical extractor, is partnering with HIGH TIMES to host a culinary competition at the Cannabis Cup in Las Vegas on March 4th and 5th.

The Cannabis Chef Competition will be hosted by MagicalButter Chef Joey Galleano and HIGH TIMES Edibles Editor Elise McDonough at the Moapa Events Center.

“We are excited to host the first competition of its kind” says Garyn Angel, CEO of MagicalButter. “Cooking with cannabis is becoming increasingly popular with widespread marijuana legalization across many states, so this event is a great opportunity for the public to learn more about ingesting cannabis.”

The competition will kick off with an intense head-to-head matchup between eight chefs in the preliminary rounds on Saturday, March 4th.

Winners from the first face off will move on to the ultra-competitive final on Sunday, March 5th to compete for the title of “Champion Cannabis Chef.”

Entrées will be evaluated based on appearance, taste and originality in integrating cannabis infusions with the finished food. Judges will sample competitors’ dishes, grade the results and select a winner from each round to advance. In addition to the live cannabis experience, attendees will receive an up-close look at culinary cannabis arts in action, complete with cooking demonstrations, Q&A with top cannabis chefs and edible samples.

The Champion Cannabis Chef will receive a HIGH TIMES trophy, $1,000 cash and a featured recipe on and To apply for your chance at becoming “Champion Cannabis Chef,” visit


Garyn Angel is an award-winning financier, inventor, and philanthropist from Port Richey, Florida. Prior to becoming a renowned expert in the commercial aspects of cannabis (cannabusiness), he had a successful career as one of the nation’s top financial advisors. That career path allowed him to develop a very diverse business background. In 2011, fueled by the desire to help an extremely ill friend, Angel developed the first self-contained herbal extraction appliance for the home kitchen. The device processes cannabis into an ingestible form that eliminates the toxicity of smoke and maintains consistent quality. His friend’s stunning results with the machine eventually led Angel to launch and begin to advocate international cannabis law reform. In 2014 he was selected to the exclusive CNBC NEXT List of global business visionaries for his work in the field of legal marijuana. Angel was joined on the list by influential leaders in other fields including the CEOs of Apple, GM, Google, MasterCard, Netflix, Tesla, and Twitter. He continues to use his knowledge and experience to help bring the benefits of cannabis to the world.


Elyse Bender-Segall

PR Revolution

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