Top 24 Cannabis Events in the USA You Need to Know! (Updated)

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1) Cannabis World Congress And Business Expo – New York City 29 May 29 - 1 June, New York

Largest b2b event on the east coast, Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo

Discover new areas of growth in this dynamic and fast-growing industry at the Conference Program at the NY CWCBExpo. Hear from industry influencers, experts and pioneers in sessions that encompass all aspects of the legalized medicinal and recreational cannabis market. The CWCBExpo Conference Program provides latest insight and strategies for licensing, implementation, adult use, finance, investing, medical, retail and marketing.

2) Cannabis Forum For Food & Beverage – 14 June, New York

Take a focused look on how the cannabis industry directly impacts food and beverages businesses in the present-day and future. Discover how your company can move forward in this space and if it’s the right time to jump in.

Hear expert speakers that provide insight into sourcing and quality control, regulatory and legal issues, retail strategy, marketing and consumer education, packaging requirements and more.

Whether you're looking to develop new products, or just be more knowledgeable about the space, engage with forward-thinking industry players interested in the rising category.

3) Hemp Industry Conference – 12-14 June, New Orleans

The first-ever Hemp Industry Daily Conference at MJBizConNEXT takes place over three exciting, jam-packed days where you’ll take a deep dive into business opportunities, the growing consumer demand for hemp and CBD, as well as must-know updates on regulations and legal developments.

Don’t miss this exclusive, first-ever opportunity to network with hemp business executives, cultivators, and investors.

4) WeedCon West – 19-20 June, Los Angeles

A two day, curated B2B and Networking Expo for the cannabis industry

By invitation only, the event will host Distributors, Brands, Farms and Dispensary Buyers to a luxury multiacre estate in Los Angeles, CA to exhibit their products and networking with some of the biggest players in the industry.

Specialty Areas will include Farmers Market, A Taste of Cannabis, Networking Dab Bar, Infusion Bar, Health and Wellness Area and more.

5) CBD Expo NORTHWEST 2019 – 28-29 June, Seattle

This event will feature more than 75 exhibitors, along with a substantial lineup of speaker presentations and panel discussions from experts in the research, technology, production, globalization, and sale of CBD and cannabinoid products.

The themes of CBD Expo NORTHWEST 2019 are Innovations in Technology and Medical Trends with a welcoming twist on Broad and Full Spectrum! Large news outlets and mainstream media will be interviewing and filming onsite!

6) Cannabis Investors & Operators Conference – 17-19 July, Chicago

The Arcview Group brings together accredited investors with publicly listed as well as curated, private cannabis companies in an exclusive event at the Fairmont, Chicago from July 17 to 19, 2019. Arcview investor forums are private events reserved for Arcview members and other qualified investors.

Hear directly from publicly listed companies and get exclusive access to pitches from early to growth stage companies and put yourself in the room with the industry’s most prominent movers and shakers.

7) NCIA Cannabis Business Summit & Expo – 22-24 July, San Jose

The most influential, award-winning cannabis conference & trade show in the U.S., hosted by the industry’s only national trade association, returns to the Bay Area, the epicenter of the cannabis movement, to celebrate five years of bringing together the industry's best and brightest minds.

8) United States Hemp & CBD Expo 2019 - 3-4 Aug., Miami

The Largest United States CBD Expo

USA CBD Expo 2019 is going to be the industry’s largest gathering of leading CBD brands, manufacturers and wholesalers. The event is open to anyone who'd like to come, learn, and experience what's happening in the expanding CBD and Hemp industry

USA CBD Expo will feature more than 500 CBD & Hemp vendors within the industry.

Expected 10k+ attendees at the event, which lets exhibitors get a lot of eyeballs on their products, brand, or service at the expo

9) CannaOne BizCon + Expo - 26-28 Aug., Las Vegas

The 2019 CannaOne BizCon + Expo joins thousands of professionals from across the U.S. to learn, network and grow the industry of cannabis and hemp. The 2019 show will host exhibitors on our innovative expo floor, leading experts from the industry in our comprehensive conference program, and an unparalleled networking and nightlife lineup.

10) BIG Industry Show – 22-23 Aug, Miami

Smoke Shop, Vapor Shop, Dispensary, Grow Store and Hydro Shop owners, managers and purchasers from across the country flock to the BIG Industry Show to catch a glimpse of the latest and most innovative products hitting the market. Featuring 2 days of solid business, the BIG Industry Show is a retailer’s one stop shop to stock their shelves for the upcoming year as well as meet face-to-face with the manufacturers, distributors and innovators behind the products their customers love!

11) Cannabis Science Conference: September 4 - 6, Oregon Convention Center, Portland

CSC is the world's largest and most technical cannabis science expo. This conference pulls together cannabis industry experts, instrument manufacturers, testing labs, research scientists, medical practitioners, policy makers and interested novices. This semi-annual event is aimed at improving cannabis science. Join CSC for exciting conferences with keynotes, presentations, round table discussions and exhibits. The first event hosted over 750 attendees from all over the world! The second event hosted over 2,000 attendees from over 24 countries and over 3,000 attendees at their third conference in August of 2018.

12) The Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition: September 25 – 28, 2019, Los Angeles / October 23 – 26, 2019, Boston

CWCBExpo is a business-to-business trade show event for the legalized cannabis industry. It is held 3 times per year in the largest media, financial, and business markets: New York, Los Angeles, and Boston. It is the leading forum for dispensary owners, growers, suppliers, investors, medical professionals, government regulators, legal counsel, and entrepreneurs looking to achieve business success and identify new areas of growth in this dynamic and fast-growing industry.

13) CannMed: September 23-24, Pasadena Convention Center, Los Angeles

CannMed Events is a gathering of the greatest minds in medical cannabis, where they will further the convergence of medical cannabis research, treatment, and product development. The world’s top medical cannabis researchers will present their latest findings with regards to the efficacy of treating a variety of conditions with cannabis. Clinicians will share compelling case studies and clinical pearls they have collected through their experience treating patients with cannabis. Cannabis industry leaders will also share how they are adopting innovative testing methods and technologies to create new products that move the industry forward.

14) MJBizConINT’L: September 4-6, Toronto

The second annual MJBizConINT’L returns to Toronto bringing together 2,500+ international stakeholders to the centre of the global cannabis marketplace. Gain actionable business intelligence from industry leaders in eight unique conference content tracks, experience inter-regional networking opportunities, and connect with medical cannabis licensed producers and 125+ exhibitors on a focused show floor during this three-day event. Brought to you by the editors of Marijuana Business Daily, MJBizConINT’L is the place to empower executives, investors and entrepreneurs for success in the global cannabis industry.

15) Cannabis Business Award:  September 28, Los Angeles / October 26

Miami, December 10 Las Vegas

The Cannabis Business Awards honors cannabis professionals deserving of historical recognition and esteemed accolades for industry progression and innovation. Celebrate outstanding achievements with industry game changers, trailblazers and cannabis thought leaders. Join Cannabis Business Awards as it celebrates the fastest growing industry in America and the industry executives creating history as we take marijuana mainstream.

16) The 420 Games: September 7, San Francisco / November 16-17, Sacramento

The 420 Games — North America's only events company that spotlights the complementary duo that is cannabis and athleticism. Since its inception in San Francisco in 2014, The 420 Games have attracted more than 20,000 cannathletes, underscoring how cannabis can be used to support health and sports recovery for those engaging in high-level physical activity. Now it is Rebranded to “Civilized Games”.

17) Boston Freedom Rally: September 21, Boston Common  Surrounding areas, Boston

The Boston Freedom Rally is an annual event in Boston, in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. Held on the third Saturday in September, it is traditionally the second largest annual gathering demanding marijuana law reform in the United States, after the Seattle Hempfest. It is organized by the Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition (Mass Cann), the state affiliate of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML).

18) New West Summit: October 10 - 11, San Francisco.

New West Summit curates over 50 exhibitors + 2 days of talks + presentations surrounding the most relevant issues + conversations surrounding the global cannabis industry today. They bridge tech, media, science + investment within the industry + beyond bringing together the best + the brightest international thought leaders, creators, entrepreneurs, innovative brand developers + top-level investors, to look at what’s next. Networking, Parties, Music, Food, Cannabis + Drinks always part of the Summit!

19) CBD Expo Tour: October 11-12, Denver / November 15-16, Orlando / December 5-6, San Diego

CBD Expo NORTHWEST 2019 is the original CBD event platform to broadcast your products with the community and share your CBD knowledge with the industry. It focuses on targeting the relevant and right people to be in the right place creating a quality show floor that business can be conducted on. This event will feature more than 75 exhibitors, along with a substantial lineup of speaker presentations and panel discussions from experts in the research, technology, production, globalization, and sale of CBD and cannabinoid products. The themes of CBD Expo NORTHWEST 2019 are Innovations in Technology and Medical Trends with a welcoming twist on Broad and Full Spectrum.

20) SupplySide West: October 15-19, Las Vegas

The SupplySide Global Health & Nutrition Network is one of the leading knowledge providers. They create and deliver highly specialized information through events, digital media and publishing to provide business, learning and networking opportunities. SupplySide West is all about the science and strategy around the development of finished products that drive the global business economy. Join it this year to learn about new trends from over 1,300 exhibitors and 140 hours of educational and conference programming.

21) Ark-La-Tex Cannabis Business Expo: November 13-14, Little Rock

Ark-La-Tex Cannabis Business Expo promotes the legal medical and industrial benefits of cannabis emphasizing the business sector, with a primary goal of connecting business to business (B2B). The show will spotlight the medical and industrial cannabis industry. 1000 - 5000 Visitors and 100 - 500 Exhibitors.

22) Canna-Pharma: November 13-14, San Diego

Canna-Pharma will explicitly link current knowledge and practice in the pharmaceutical and cannabis industries, providing a forum for scientific dialogue aimed at both advancing and applying best practices in this growing field. Research scientists, analytical experts, drug developers, drug-device manufactures, cleaning validation experts, cannabis cultivators, and labs, and public policymakers will come together to advance the science of cannabis.

23) MJBizCon: December 11-13, Las Vegas

NEW at MJBizCon this year, MJBizDaily’s Cannabis Industry Awards hosted at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas! Founded in 2011, Marijuana Business Daily (formerly, CannaBusiness Media) is the most trusted, independent publisher and event producer serving America’s cannabis industry entrepreneurs and investors. Cited by the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Dow Jones, Harvard Business Review Blog and a host of other media, our team of professional business journalists, researchers and event producers are dedicated to bringing the cannabusiness community the unbiased information and connections it needs to thrive.

24) Emerald Cup: 14-15 December, Santa Rosa

The Emerald Cup is Northern California’s premier cannabis destination while advancing the concept of sustainable, outdoor farming. Its reputation is firmly solidified as the largest, most respected, organic, outdoor, cannabis competition in the world. As a group, The Emerald Cup prides itself in bringing together experts and educators in the cannabis field to our fellow farmers, patients, and patrons each year. It is a community celebration that has grown to become a global movement honoring the year’s finest, organic, sun-grown, cannabis harvest.