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2024 Best Cannabis Conferences, Trade Shows & Events

JORDYN WHITAKER
January 3, 2024
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We’re still basking in the glow from The Grasslands Party at MJBizCon—that’s for sure. But we’re also already looking forward to all the cannabis industry conferences, trade shows, expos, thought leadership panels and networking events in 2024. 

There are all kinds of reasons to prioritize these opportunities in your brand’s annual budget. Sure, cannabis conferences do take up some of your team’s valuable time and treasure. But they have numerous  and intangible benefits beyond another expenses-and-returns line item. That’s why we’re proud to curate high-level networking opportunities parallel to key cannabis and psychedelics industry events throughout the year and across the country.

Cannabis and psychedelics conferences and other industry events are a chance to:

Honestly, we don’t have that long to sit in anticipation. The 2024 cannabis events calendar is already full to the brim with opportunities to network, break business and get familiar with the latest research in cannabis and psychedelics. 

The year is kicking off early with Crain’s Cleveland Business Cannabis Summit in Ohio on January 25, and wrapping up with MJBizCon in Las Vegas this coming December. In between, there’s a whole host of FOMO-inducing gatherings from Haarlem, Netherlands to Honolulu, Hawaii. Here’s the round up:

BEST CONFERENCES FOR CANNABIS NETWORKING

West / Pacific:

Feb. 22: NCIA California Stakeholder Summit, Sacramento, California

Feb. 23-24: Imperious Cannabis Business Expo, Phoenix, Arizona

March 13-14:  Hall of Flowers Ventura, Ventura, California

April 4: NCIA Colorado Stakeholder Summit, Denver, Colorado

June 19-21: CannaOne: The Summer Show, Las Vegas, Nevada

Sept. 27-28: Hall of Flowers Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa, California

Dec. 3-6: MJBizCon, Las Vegas, Nevada

December (date TBA):The Grasslands Party, : Las Vegas, Nevada 

Date TBA: Women in Cannabis Expo, Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Midwest:

Jan. 25: Crain’s Cleveland Business Cannabis Summit, Warrensville Heights, Ohio

March 28:  NCIA Missouri Stakeholder Summit Series, Saint Louis, Missouri

April 30: Innovation CannaTech, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

May 7-9: Cannabis Science Conference,  Kansas City, Missouri

Northeast:

Feb. 24-25: XpoCanna Connecticut Cannabis Expo, Uncasville, Connecticut

April 2:  NCIA Maryland Stakeholder Summit,  Baltimore, Maryland

April 9-11:  MJUnpacked, Atlantic City, New Jersey

April 19-20:  National Cannabis Festival & Policy Summit, Washington, D.C.

June 5-6: CWCB Expo, New York City

Sept. 6:  TeeHC Open, Grafton, Massachusetts

South:

March 8-16: SXSW, Austin, Texas

April 16-17: Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference, Hollywood, Florida

International:

Summer 2024 Lift Expo, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Fall 2024 Lift Expo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

BEST B2B CANNABIS TRADE SHOWS

West / Pacific:

Jan. 31 - Feb. 2: Total Product Expo (TPE) , Las Vegas, Nevada

Feb. 2-4:  Hawaii Cannabis Expo,  Honolulu, Hawaii

Feb. 23-24 :Imperious Cannabis Business Expo, Phoenix, Arizona

March 13-14: Hall of Flowers Ventura, Ventura, California

April 1-3: The Emerald Conference, San Diego, California

April 11-13: NoCo Hemp Expo, Estes Park, Colorado

May 7-9: CG Global Metals & Mining Conference,  Palm Desert, California

May 17-18: CannaCon West, Albuquerque, New Mexico

June 19-21: CannaOne: The Summer Show, Las Vegas, Nevada

Aug. 20-22: Cannabis Business Times Conference (CBT), Las Vegas, Nevada

Sept. 27-28: Hall of Flowers Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa, California

Dec. 3-6: MJBizCon,  Las Vegas, Nevada

December (date TBA): The Grasslands Party, Las Vegas, Nevada

Midwest:

May 31 - June 1: NECANN Illinois Cannabis Convention & Expo, Chicago, Illinois

July 30-31 Cannabis Drinks Expo, Chicago, Illinois

Aug. 7-8: Flower Expo Michigan, Allegan, Michigan

Aug. 16-17: CannaCon Midwest, St. Paul, Minnesota

Sept. 20-21: NECANN Michigan Cannabis Convention, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Northeast:

Feb. 2024: The Revelry Conference and Buyers’ Club, New York City

March 22-23: NECANN New England Cannabis Convention, Boston, Massachusetts

April 9-11: MJUnpacked, Atlantic City, New Jersey

May 3-4:  NECANN Maryland Cannabis Convention & Expo,  Baltimore, Maryland

June 5-6:  CWCB Expo,  New York City

June 5-6: Flower Expo Massachusetts, Greenfield, Massachusetts

June 14-15: NECANN Vermont Cannabis & Hemp Convention, Burlington, Vermont

June 20-21: CannaCon Northeast, Rochester, New York

Sept. 6-7:  NECANN New Jersey Cannabis Convention, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Oct. 4-5: NECANN Connecticut Cannabis Convention, Hartford, Connecticut

Oct. 25-26: NECANN New York Cannabis & Hemp Convention, Syracuse, New York

South:

March 14-16 Alternative Products Expo: Miami, Miami, Florida

April 5-6: CannaCon South, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

June 20-22: Alternative Products Expo: Houston, Houston, Texas

International:

May 18-19: Alternative Products Expo: Medellin, Medellin, Colombia

Summer 2024 Lift Expo, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Fall 2024 Lift Expo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

BEST CANNABIS CONFERENCES FOR THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

West / Pacific:

Jan. 31 - Feb. 2: Total Product Expo (TPE) , Las Vegas, Nevada

Feb. 2-4: Hawaii Cannabis Expo, Honolulu, Hawaii

Feb. 23-24: Imperious Cannabis Business Expo, Phoenix, Arizona

April 11-13:  NoCo Hemp Expo, Estes Park, Colorado

May 17-18: CannaCon West, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Sept. 27-28: Lucky Leaf Expo Albuquerque, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Dec. 3-6:  MJBizCon, Las Vegas, Nevada

December (date TBA): The Grasslands Party, Las Vegas, Nevada

Date TBA: Women in Cannabis Expo, Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Midwest:

April 26-27: Lucky Leaf Expo Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Aug. 16-17: CannaCon Midwest, St. Paul, Minnesota

Oct. 4-5: Ohio Cannabis Health & Business Summit, Cleveland, Ohio

Oct. 25-26: Lucky Leaf Expo Columbus, Columbus, Ohio

Northeast: 

April 9-11: MJUnpacked, Atlantic City, New Jersey

April 19: National Cannabis Policy Summit, Washington, D.C.

June 5-6: CWCB Expo, New York City

June 20-21: CannaCon Northeast, Rochester, New York

South:

March 8-16: SXSW, Austin, Texas

April 5-6: CannaCon South, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

April 16-17:  Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference, Hollywood, Florida

May 12-15: CannMed 2024, Marco Island, Florida

BEST CONFERENCES FOR CANNABIS ANCILLARY COMPANIES

West / Pacific:

Jan. 31 - Feb. 2: Total Product Expo (TPE), Las Vegas, Nevada

Feb. 2-4: Hawaii Cannabis Expo, Honolulu, Hawaii

April 11-13: NoCo Hemp Expo, Estes Park, Colorado

May 8-9: White Label World Expo US, Las Vegas, Nevada

May 17-18: CannaCon West, Albuquerque, New Mexico

June 19-21: CannaOne: The Summer Show, Las Vegas, Nevada

Aug. 20-22:  Cannabis Business Times Conference (CBT),  Las Vegas, Nevada

Dec. 3-6: MJBizCon, Las Vegas, Nevada

December (date TBA):  The Grasslands Party, Las Vegas, Nevada

Midwest:

April 30: Innovation CannaTech, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

May 31 - June 1: NECANN Illinois Cannabis Convention & Expo, Chicago, Illinois

Aug. 16-17: CannaCon Midwest, St. Paul, Minnesota

Sept. 20-21: NECANN Michigan Cannabis Convention, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Northeast:

February (date TBA):  The Revelry Conference and Buyers’ Club, New York City

March 22-23: NECANN New England Cannabis Convention, Boston, Massachusetts

May 3-4: NECANN Maryland Cannabis Convention & Expo,  Baltimore, Maryland

May 30-31: White Label World Expo New York, New York City

June 5-6: CWCB Expo, New York City

June 14-15: NECANN Vermont Cannabis & Hemp Convention, Burlington, Vermont

June 20-21: CannaCon Northeast, Rochester, New York

Sept. 6-7: NECANN New Jersey Cannabis Convention, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Oct. 4-5:  NECANN Connecticut Cannabis Convention, Hartford, Connecticut

Oct. 25-26: NECANN New York Cannabis & Hemp Convention, Syracuse, New York

South:

March 14-16: Alternative Products Expo: Miami, Miami, Florida

April 5-6:  CannaCon South, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

April 16-17:  Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference, Hollywood, Florida

June 20-22:  Alternative Products Expo: Houston, Houston, Texas

International:

Feb. 27-28: White Label World Expo, London, England

May 18-19: Alternative Products Expo: Medellin, Medellin, Colombia

Summer 2024 Lift Expo, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Fall 2024 Lift Expo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

BEST PSYCHEDELICS CONFERENCES

West / Pacific:

Dec. 3-6: MJBizCon,  Las Vegas, Nevada

December (date TBA): The Grasslands Party, Las Vegas, Nevada

South:

Jan. 26-28: Cannadelic Miami,  Miami, Florida

March 8-16:  SXSW, Austin, Texas

International:

June 6-8: Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Research, Philharmonie, Haarlem, The Netherlands

BEST ‘MAINSTREAM’ CONVENTIONS FOR CANNABIS BRANDS AND COMPANIES

West / Pacific:

Jan. 31 - Feb. 2: Total Product Expo (TPE), Las Vegas, Nevada

March 12-16: Natural Products Expo, Anaheim, California

May 8-9:  White Label World Expo US,  Las Vegas, Nevada

Northeast: 

May 30-31: White Label World Expo New York, New York City

South:

March 8-16: SXSW, Austin, Texas

March 14-16: Alternative Products Expo: Miami, Miami, Florida

June 20-22: Alternative Products Expo: Houston, Houston, Texas

Aug. 6-8:  Newtopia Now, Savannah, Georgia

International:

Feb. 27-28: White Label World Expo, London, England

May 18-19: Alternative Products Expo: Medellin, Medellin, Colombia

BEST TRADE SHOWS FOR CANNABIS CULTIVATORS AND MANUFACTURERS

West / Pacific:

March 13-14: Hall of Flowers Ventura,  Ventura, California

April 1-3:  The Emerald Conference, San Diego, California

May 17-18:  CannaCon West, Albuquerque, New Mexico

June 19-21:  CannaOne: The Summer Show, Las Vegas, Nevada

Aug. 20-22: Cannabis Business Times Conference (CBT),  Las Vegas, Nevada

Sept. 27-28:  Hall of Flowers Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa, California

Sept. 27-28: Lucky Leaf Expo Albuquerque, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Dec. 3-6: MJBizCon,  Las Vegas, Nevada

December (date TBA): The Grasslands Party, Las Vegas, Nevada

Midwest:

April 26-27:  Lucky Leaf Expo Minneapolis,  Minneapolis, Minnesota

April 30: Innovation CannaTech, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

May 1-2: Michigan CannaTech Expo, Mount Pleasant, Michigan

May 7-9: Cannabis Science Conference, Kansas City, Missouri

May 31 - June 1: NECANN Illinois Cannabis Convention & Expo, Chicago, Illinois

July 30-31:  Cannabis Drinks Expo, Chicago, Illinois

Aug. 16-17:  CannaCon Midwest, St. Paul, Minnesota

Sept. 20-21:  NECANN Michigan Cannabis Convention,  Grand Rapids, Michigan

Oct. 25-26:  Lucky Leaf Expo Columbus, Columbus, Ohio

Northeast: 

March 22-23: NECANN New England Cannabis Convention, Boston, Massachusetts

May 3-4: NECANN Maryland Cannabis Convention & Expo, Baltimore, Maryland

June 5-6: CWCB Expo, New York City

June 14-15: NECANN Vermont Cannabis & Hemp Convention, Burlington, Vermont

June 20-21: CannaCon Northeast, Rochester, New York

Sept. 6-7:NECANN New Jersey Cannabis Convention, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Oct. 4-5:  NECANN Connecticut Cannabis Convention, Hartford, Connecticut

Oct. 25-26: NECANN New York Cannabis & Hemp Convention, Syracuse, New York

South:

April 5-6: CannaCon South,  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

May 12-15: CannMed 2024, Marco Island, Florida

International:

Summer 2024 Lift Expo, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Fall 2024 Lift Expo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

BEST CANNABIS EVENTS FOR MEETING INVESTORS

Midwest:

Jan. 25: Crain’s Cleveland Business Cannabis Summit, Warrensville Heights, Ohio

Northeast: 

April 9-11:  MJUnpacked, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Sept. 4-5:  PBC Conference, Washington, D.C.

South:

April 16-17: Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference, Hollywood, Florida

BEST CANNABIS AWARDS PROGRAMS

West / Pacific:

June 20: CannaOne Industry Awards, Las Vegas, Nevada

Aug. 20-22: Cannabis Business Times Conference (CBT), Las Vegas, Nevada

Dec. 3-6: MJBizCon, Las Vegas, Nevada

Northeast: 

Feb. 24-25: X Cup Cannabis Competition, Uncasville, Connecticut

April 19-20: National Cannabis Festival & Policy Summit, Washington, D.C.

South:

April 16-17: Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference, Hollywood, Florida

BEST CANNABIS EVENTS TO NETWORK AND INFLUENCE POLICY

West / Pacific:

Feb. 22: NCIA California Stakeholder Summit, Sacramento, California

April 4: NCIA Colorado Stakeholder Summit, Denver, Colorado

Midwest:

Jan. 25: Crain’s Cleveland Business Cannabis Summit, Warrensville Heights, Ohio

March 28: NCIA Missouri Stakeholder Summit, Saint Louis, Missouri

Oct. 4-5: Ohio Cannabis Health & Business Summit, Cleveland, Ohio

Northeast: 

April 2: NCIA Maryland Stakeholder Summit, Baltimore, Maryland

April 19:  National Cannabis Policy Summit, Washington, D.C.

May 14-16: NCIA’s 12th Annual Cannabis Industry Lobby Days, Washington, D.C.

Sept. 4-5: PBC Conference, Washington, D.C.

BEST EVENTS WITH A SOCIAL EQUITY FOCUS

West / Pacific:

Date TBA: Women in Cannabis Expo, Lake Tahoe, Nevada

BEST INTERNATIONAL CANNABIS EVENTS

Feb. 29 - March 1: Cannabis Business Asia-Pacific 2024, Bangkok, Thailand

March 13-15: HortEx Vietnam 2024, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

March 14: International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

March 15-17:  Spannabis, Fira de Cornellá, Spain

April 15: International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) Berlin Global Investment Forum, Berlin, Germany

April 16-17: International Business Conference (ICBC) Berlin, Berlin, Germany

May 18-19: BizCann Expo, Medellin, Colombia

May 26-28: Grow Up Conference & Expo, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

June 6-8: Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Research, Philharmonie, Haarlem, The Netherlands

June 25-26: Cannabis Europa, London, England

Sept. 18-19: Montreal Cannabis Expo, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Summer 2024 Lift Expo, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Fall 2024 Lift Expo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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