Industry Events and Associations

A variety of industry events and associations exist where those new to the marijuana/cannabis industry can get up to speed and get exposed to new ideas and opportunities. Updated July 30, 2019.

My Involvement

March 2019 – I was a panelist at two sessions of the 2019 Institute for Cannabis Research Conference in Pueblo, Colorado.
April 2018 – I was invited to present at a conference on cannabis legalization hosted by Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
March 2018 – I was a panelist at the MBCA Opportunity Summit and also offered a pre-conference Business of Marijuana 101 workshop with over 40 paid attendees from across the United States.
September 2017 – I organized and led a half-day symposium on Marijuana Legalization at the Atlantic Schools of Business conference in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.
April 2017 – I gave a presentation on the marijuana industry to the Center for Work Education and Employment (CWEE), Colorado’s first 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that assists low-income single families in gaining the skills and education necessary to transition off of public assistance and gain long-term employment.

Commerical Industry Events

  • MJBizCon Vegas (Las Vegas, NV) – Largest cannabis show in world. Next session will take place Nov 14-16, 2018.
  • MJBizConNext (New Orleans, LA) – Smaller show that took place May 9-11, 2018.
  • MJBizCon Intl (Toronto, ON) – International event that took place Aug 14-16, 2018. (Program PDF)
  • NCIA Cannabis Business Summit & Expo – Next session took place July 25-27, 2018 in San Jose, California.
  • NCIA Seed to Sale Show – “Only national show focused solely on innovative best practices, science, and cutting edge technology surrounding the whole life cycle of the cannabis plant grown, processed, and sold in a regulated market.”
  • O’Cannabiz Conference (Toronto, ON) – Most recent event June 8-9, 2018
  • World Cannabis Congress (Saint John, NB) – First-time event took place June 10-12, 2018.
  • NoCo Hemp Expo (Loveland, CO) – Trade-show format focused on hemp industry. 5th annual event took place April 6-7, 2018.
  • MCBA Opportunity Summit (Denver, CO) – Organized by Minority Cannabis Business Association. 1st annual event took place March 22-24, 2018 at the University of Denver, Daniels College of Business.
  • Cannacon – Multiple locations and dates across United States.
  • Cannabis Cultivation Conference – Most recent session March 12-14, Oakland, CA
  • Cannabis Science Conference – Most recent session Aug 27-29, 2018
  • Emerald Conference – Most recent session Feb 15-16, 2018 in San Diego

Government Industry Events

Cannabis Industry Event Listings

Cannabis Industry Associations/Organizations