2021 Cannabis-Industry Events Guide

NORML FORML - New York 11/3

The kick-off event for the CWCBExpo featured speakers and music at smoke-friendly New York venue, Sid Gold's Request Room


CWCBExpo - New York 11/4-6

CWCBExpo at Javits Center in New York

The Cannabis World Confernce & Business Expo's flagship event returned to New York's Javits Convention Center on Nov. 4-6. CWC's other events in Boston and Los Angeles have yet to be rescheduled. 


25th Anniversary of Prop 215 Celebration - San Francisco 11/5

California NORML celebrated the 25th anniversary of the passage of medical-marijuana initiative Prop 215 at The General Residence at Ft. Mason.


Florida Cannabis Festival - Mt. Dora, FL 11/6-7 

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The Pennsylvania Cannabis Fesitval is expanding to other states, like Florida. This event at Renninger's Twin Markets featured plenty of music - including Space Kamp, Mendo Dope and The Kushness - and panel discussion moderated by CelebStoner's Steve Bloom.


Meet Delic - Las Vegas 11/6-7 

This two-day psychedelics event at Area15 featured panels, keynotes and music by Sporeganic and more. 


Wonderland- Miami 11/8-9 

Top experts, researchers and industry leaders discussed the latest developments and innovations in the psychedelics industry at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. 


Hemp Grower Conference - Orlando, FL 11/8-10

This three-day hemp/CBD event took place at the Rosen Center Hotel in Orlando.


RAD Expo - Seattle 11/9-10

Produced by Marijuana Venture magazine, The Retail and Dispensary Expo (RAD) took place at the Seattle Airport Marriott.


Cannabis Drinks Expo - San Franciso 11/11; Chicago 11/15

Hosted by the Beverage Trade Network, this expo shined a spotlight on the skyrocketing legal cannabis market with a major focus on beverages. Their NorCal event took place at South San Francisco Conference Center. The Illinois event was at Midwest Conference Center in Northlake,


Black CannaConference & Expo - New Orleans 11/18-20

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Sponsored by Black CannaBusiness magazine, this event will feature keynote speakers, panel discussions and breakout sessions with industry experts discussing cannabis business opportunities, innovative industry solutions, social equity and professional development for those seeking a career in cannabis.


Lift & Co. Expo - Toronto 11/18-21

This Canadian event in Toronto has been moved from July to November.


The Grow Up Conference & Expo - Niagara Falls, ON 11/30-12/2

Scotia Bank Convention Center hosted this three-day event in Canada featuring "top growers, suppliers, manufacturers, extraction equipment/services, hundreds of top speakers/keynotes and thousands of delegates together to bring you up-to-date on proven methods, innovations and technology," according to the website.


NECANN - Chicago 12/4-5

What NECANN started in Boston has expanded to events all over the country. They held shows in Boston in September and Atlantic City, Portland, Maine in October and Chicago in December. They also hosted BeanCon in Orange, MA in June.


Hall of Flowers - Palm Springs, CA 12/8-9

After taking place in San Francisco and Santa Rosa, this California event expanded to Palm Springs for 2020, but that event was canceled. The Santa Rosa event was rescheduled for September and Palm Springs for December.


Emerald Cup Harvest Ball - Santa Rosa, CA 12/11-12

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This past April, awards were handed out by B-RealZiggy MarleyMelissa Etheridge, Michael Franti, Abdullah Saeed and many more. Check out the winners here. Their first-ever Harvest Ball took place at Soaoma Country Fairgrounds in December. The musical line-up included Big Wild, Trevor Hall, Dumpstaphunk abnd HIRIE. The popular Northern California judging contest is heading South to Los Angeles in 2022. 


NCIA Cannabis Business Summit & Expo - San Francisco 12/15-17

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The NCIA's flagship took place at Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco in December. Mayor London Breed deliverd a keynote. Their Midwest Cannabis Business Conference at the TCF Center in Detroit in September featured keynotes by former Lions Calvin Johnson Jr. and Rob Sims. 


High Times Cannabis Cup - Nevada 12/19

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The High Times Cannabis Cup returned in Arizona in August, Oklahoma in September, Massachusetts in October and Nevada in December. The newest wrinkle is People's Choice awards where consumers purchase judge's kits or competing products at participarting stores. 


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