Looking for the top cannabis events in 2022?
You’ve come to the right place!
We’ve curated the top cannabis events across the country you should consider attending this year.
It’s difficult to keep track of the rapidly changing landscape of the cannabis industry.
Attending cannabis events is an excellent way to stay informed and network with other entrepreneurs.
Let’s explore the best cannabis events to attend this year so you can plan your travels for the remainder of 2022.
- Cannabis Conference Explained
- The Cannabis Convention Experience
- Should I attend a cannabis event?
- Is a cannabis event different from a CBD event?
- Where do cannabis events usually take place?
- Top cannabis events of 2022
Cannabis Conference Explained
A cannabis conference is an event that brings together entrepreneurs from different sectors of the cannabis industry to discuss changing regulations, explore the future of the cannabis market, and showcase the latest cannabis products and accessories.
The Cannabis Convention Experience
The Smoke Drop team attends several cannabis events throughout the year, so we know exactly what to expect at these conferences.
While every event is different, one commonality they all share is the excitement felt among the attendees.
From networking with other business, to discovering new products to sell, the excitement stems from the opportunity to connect and learn from cannabis industry leaders.
You’ll find many young entrepreneurs at these conferences who are looking for ways to leverage their business skills in a market exploding with growth.
Should I attend a cannabis event?
If you’re a retailer looking to add products to a physical or online store, you’ll get a lot out of attending a cannabis event.
The same goes for brands and manufacturers with inventory for retailers.
Aside from just products, you’ll find a wide array of tools and services that fulfill the needs of both retailers and suppliers, from banking partners to online marketplaces like Smoke Drop.
Even if you don’t own a cannabis company, you should consider attending a cannabis event if you plan on working in the industry.
It’s a great opportunity to build a network of contacts while staying informed about financial requirements, regulations, and much more.
Is a cannabis event different from a CBD event?
In most cases, your typical cannabis event will also focus on CBD as well.
Be sure to check the event description before purchasing a ticket to a cannabis event.
Our list will include both cannabis and CBD events you can attend, as well as events that cover both.
Where do cannabis events usually take place?
Cannabis events are held throughout the country.
Since the recent COVID-19 pandemic, some conferences have shifted to online events instead of meeting in-person.
Hybrid events that are a mix of online and in-person are becoming popular as well.
However, certain regions remain the most popular for hosting a cannabis event.
States with close ties to the history of legalization are very popular, like California and Colorado.
A lot of events in the cannabis industries are held in popular conference cities like Las Vegas and New York City as well.
When states are preparing for legalization or recently legalized cannabis, many event organizers will choose those states to host their conference.
That’s why you’ll find a number of events in New Mexico this year.
Lastly, many events offer some form of online-only viewing, so even if you can’t attend in person it’s work checking if an online option is available.
Top cannabis events of 2022
- Event: NCIA’s 8th Annual Cannabis Business Summit & Expo
- Date & Location: 20-22 July at Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA
- Event: CannaCon: Midwest
- Date & Location: 22-23 July at Huntington Place, Detroit, MI
- Event: CHAMPS: Las Vegas Summer Show
- Date & Location: 26-29 July at Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV
- Event: Lucky Leaf Expo Richmond
- Date & Location: 29-30 July at the Richmond Convention Center, Richmond, VA
- Event: CannaCon: Midwest Chicago
- Date & Location: 6-7 August at Donald E Stephens, Chicago, IL
- Event: Smoke Shop Events: Nashville
- Date & Location: 14-16 August at TBD, Nashville, TN
- Event: Supplement Events: Nashville
- Date & Location: 17-19 August at TBD, Nashville, TN
- Event: The Delta 8 Expo in partnership with the CBD Expo
- Date & Location: 18-19 August at the InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront, an IHG Hotel, St Paul, MN
- Event: New York Cannabis Convention (NECANN)
- Date & Location: 26-27 August at the Albany Capitol Center (55 Eagle St), Albany, NY
- Event: Grow Up Conference & Expo
- Date & Location: 12-14 September at the Niagara Falls Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
- Event: New Jersey Cannabis Convention (NECANN)
- Date & Location: 9-10 September at the Atlantic City Convention Center, Atlantic City, NJ
- Event: Lucky Leaf Expo Oklahoma
- Date & Location: 22-23 September at the Oklahoma City Convention Center, Oklahoma City, OK
- Event: CannaCon Denver
- Date & Location: 24-25 September at the Denver Convention Center, Denver, CO
- Event: Maine Cannabis Convention (NECANN)
- Date & Location: 24-25 September at the Portland Sports Complex, Portland, ME
- Event: CHAMPS Trade Show: Denver
- Date & Location: 27-28 September at Denver Convention Center, Denver, CO
- Event: The Delta 8 Expo in partnership with the CBD Expo
- Date & Location: 6-7 October at Hilton Orlando, Orlando, FL
- Event: Lucky Leaf Jackson
- Date & Location: 7-8 October at the Jackson Complex Convention, Jackson, MI
- Event: New Jersey Cannabis Expo | Cannabis Investment Expo
- Date & Location: 10-12 October at the New Jersey Convention Center, Edison, NJ
- Event: Canna Pharma 2022
- Date & Location: 12-13 October at TBD, San Diego, CA
- Event: CannaCon: South
- Date & Location: 14-15 October at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, Richmond, VA
- Event: Real Cannabis Entrepreneur LIVE Conference 2022
- Date & Location: 21-22 October at the Doubletree Hotel, Newark, NJ Airport
- Event: CHAMPS Trade Show: Daytona Beach
- Date & Location: 1-3 November at Daytona Ocean Center, Daytona Beach, FL
- Event: Smoke Shop Events: LaJolla
- Date & Location: 6-8 November at TBD, LaJolla, CA
- Event: Supplement Events: LaJolla
- Date & Location: 9-11 November at TBD, LaJolla, CA
- Event: MJBizCon Vegas
- Date & Location: 15-18 November at the Convention Center, LV, NV
- Event: CannaCosm Health + Beauty Expo
- Date & Location: 14-16 December at Mirage Las Vegas Convention Center, LV, NV