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2021 Cannabis-Industry Events Guide

More Completed 2021 Events

National Dab Day - 7/10

Via Metro Times

See 7/10 events schedule here.


CanX Psychedelics Summit - Montego Bay, JA 7/15-16

Marley One partner Silo Wellness organized this event at the Jewel Grand Resort in Jamaica. Cedella Marley, Bruce Linton and Keiko Beatie were among the speakers. 


Oregon Hempfest - Oakland, OR 7/17-18

Since 2015, this camping fest has replaced Hempstalk in Portland as the state's premierie cannabis event. Ngaio Bealum was the emcee. It was licensed by Seattle Hempest.


The Happy Camp - Brooklyn, NY 7/21

The first of two THC summer events produced by Humble Bloom at Vale Park in Brooklyn. This one featured comedians and infused food,


DFW Marijuana March & Freedom Festival - Fort Worth, TX 7/24

Attendees gathered at Burnett Park before marching to the courthouse at 4:20 pm and then back. This event was sponsored by DFW NORML. 


Niles Cannabis Festival - Niles, MI 7/31

Michigan's top cannabis companies showed off their goods at this music event near the Indiana border. 


Higher Health Retreat - Willow Camp, CA 7/30-8/1

Set in the heart of Humboldt County, this infused event featured hiking, rafting, yoga, meditation, vegetarian food and, of course, the best Northern California cannabis.


Full Spectrum Festival - Vandalia, MI 8/5

There was little info so far about this Michigan event.


Camp Ruderalis - Lilliwaup, WA 8/6-8

This Washington camping event included the Autoflowering Cup (TAC 2021).


MOCANN BizCon - St. Louis 8/11-12

This two-day Midwest trade show returned to St. Louis at the Union Standard Hotel. Attendees were required to wear masks.


Hempstock - North Stonington, CT 8/13-15

This first-time event took place on a working farm is a fundraiser for Better Connecticut CT.


Boise Hempfest - Boise, ID 8/14

This fifth-annual event, licensed. by Seattle Hempfest, featured speakers and bands, vendor village and munchies market, and Enchanted Forest and Kid Land.


Terptown Throwdown - Spencer, MA 8/20-21

via Terptown Throwdown

Bands like Collie Buddz and the Home Grown Cannabis Awards were among the highlights at this indoor event.


Cannapalooza - Bentley, MI 8/20-22

This camping event in Upper Michigan at the "Enchanted Forest" featured music, arts and educational seminars. 


Hampton Cannabis Expo - East Hampton, NY 8/22

It doesn't get much swankier than a cannabis event at The Clubhouse in East Hampton. Intended for investors and industry leaders, the expo featured drinks, dinner and discussion.


Cannabis Conference - Las Vegas 8/24-26

This event at Paris Las Vegas Resort & Casino was held scheduled in August.


CBD Expo Southeast - Orlando, FL 8/27-28

The Delta 8 Conference is now part of this Southeast two-day event at the Double Tree at Sea World in Orlando in August.

via National Cannabis Festival

National Cannabis Festival - Washington, DC 8/28

The fifth-annual event at RFK Festival Grounds in Washington, DC on April 22 was canceled in 2020. It was rescheduled for August. Method Man and Redman headlined.


Holyoke Cannabis Cup - Holyoke, MA 8/28

This first-time event will featured rapper Styles P and plenty of fine Bay State cannabis.


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White Label CBD & Hemp Expo - Las Vegas 9/1-2

This two-day event at the Las Vegas Convention Center is the "biggest gathering of CBD products sellers and hemp-related resellers," accroding to the website.


The Southern Hemp Expo - Raleigh, NC 9/2-4

The same people who produce the NoCo Hemp Expo in Denver also have a Southern event. This year it will take place in Raleigh.


Great line-up: Cypress Hill and Method Man & Redman at the Cultivators Cup

Cultivators Cup - Somerset, MA 9/3-4

This judging contest/music festival is co-produced by Solar Cannabis, the Massachusetts retailor and cultivator that recently drew the ire of Sacha Baron Cohen for using his Borat image on a billboard. The second day will feature a Cypress Hill/Method Man & Redman doubleheader. 


Cannabis Science Conference - Baltimore 9/13-15; Long Beach, CA 2/2-4/2002

Specializing in analytical science, medical cannabis, cultivation and hemp, this event has expanded from its original Portland, Oregon base to Baltimore (September) and Long Beach (February 2002).


Weedstock 2021 - Townsend, DE 9/17-18  No Vax Required

Delaware NORML continued their push for adult use in the medical-marijuana state with this traditonal rally-style camping fest featuring speakers, vendors and bands.


Boston Freedom Rally - Boston 9/18 No Vax Required


The Freedom Rally dates back to the early '90s when all cannabis use was illegal in Massachusetts. Thanks to activist events like this one, the laws have changed dramatically in the Bay State over the years. It's a one-day event on the Boston Common rather three days a few years ago. This year, due to Covid, there was a smaller than usual crowd. Immortal Technique was the headliner.


NJ Insider Fall Conference- Carteret, NJ 9/23 Vax Required 

A full day of keynotes and panels at the Carteret Performing Arts Center featured Dianna Houenou, Ed DeVeaux, Tara Sargente, Ngiste Abebe, Jessica Gonzalez, Leo Bridgewater, Ken Wolski, Laury Lucien, Rob Meija and more. 

The New York Cannabis Arts & Music Festival
 - New Lisbon, NY 9/24-26 Vax Not Required

This Upstate New York camping event featured a full slate of local bands, plus the New York State Growers Cup and plenty of vendors.


Farm Aid 2021 - Hartford, CT 9/25 Vax Required 

Founded in 1985 by Willie Nelson, Farm Aid returned after year off. Hartford's Xfinity Theatre hostest the longrunning event that benefits America's small farmers. The usual cast - Nelson, Dave Matthews and John Mellancamp - were joined by Margo Price, Nathaniel Rateliff, Lukas Nelson and more. Neil Young sat this one out due to Covid concerns.


Women in Cannabis Expo - Reno, NV 9/27-29 Vax Not Required

This canna-women event was rescheduled to Reno, Nevada in September.


CHAMPS Trade Show - Denver 9/28-29 Vax Not Required

Image via CHAMPS

From Las Vegas to Atlantic City, CHAMPS is one of the top cannabis B2Bs. They returned to Orlando in March, Las Vegas in July, Atlantic City in August and Denver in September. The AC show was impacted by Hurricane Ida. The show required attendees to wear masks.


The Business of Cannabis- New York, NY 9/29 Vax Not Required

Prohibition Partners teamed up with The Business of Cannabis on this exclusive New York event for upcoming players in the new legal market.


Meadowlands - Navarro, CA 9/30-10/3 Vax Not Required

This unique outdoor NorCal retreat in Mendocino County went digital last year but was back in person at Camp Navarro in September/October.


ExpoWeed - Mexico City 10/1-3

It's a good time for this Mexico City event at Expo Reformer. Mexico is on the verge of regulating and taxing marijuana. There was much to discuss.


Pennsylvania Cannabis Festival - Kutztown, PA 10/2-3 Vax Not Required

via Pennsylvania Cannabis Festival

Held at Renninger's Farmers Market in Kutztown, this two-day outdoor event takes place twice year. Their April event drew than 20,000 people, including Lt. Gov. John Fetterman. Fetterman participated in a panel discussion moderated by CelebStoner's Steve Bloom at the October event.


Great American Midwest Marijuana Harvest Festival - Madison, WI 10/3

One of the longest running cannabis events in the country, dating back to the '70s, the fest begzan at 11 am on State Street Mall with speakers and bands. At 4 pm, the crowd marched to the Capitol. 


International Cannabis Business Conference
 - Barcelona 10/7

image via ICBC

ICBC returned to Europe in 2021, first to Berlin and Zurich and then to Barcelona in October. Their first-time ICBC Austin took place on May 6.


The Jack Herer 2nd Annual Golf Tournament - Littleton, CO 10/8

Who knew that the tireless hemp activist Jack Herer was into golf too. But it's true. The tourney fees at Arrowehead Golf Club raised funds for the  Jack Herer Foundation.


Spannabis - Barcelona 10/8-10

Europe's largest marijuana event attracts 35,000 attendees. It's a seed buyer's paradise. Smokers have congregated in Barcelona each March for Spannabis since 2002. The 2021 event was moved to October.


NY Harvest Festival & Freedom Fair - Afton, NY 10/8-10 Vax Not Required

New York's long-running cannabis fest returned in 2021. The event, which included bands, vendors and a judging contest, took place at the Echo Lake Resort in Upstate New York.


Cannabis Grand Rounds Conference - online 10/10

Grand rounds are formal presentations of clinicals issues. Dr. Ethan Russo and Drs. Jessica and Rachel Knox and others spoke  at this online event where professionals received one CME unit for attending.


Mondo NYC - hybrid 10/12-15 Vax Required

This music industry event featured four cannabis-related panels on Ocotber 15. 


Real Cannabis Entrepreneur Conference - Newark, NJ 10/15-16

via Real Cannabis Entrepreneur Conference

This two-day event at the Rennaisance Hotel in Newark featured canna-experts like Tara Sargente, Rico Lamitte, Robert Tankson, David Paleschuck, Dasheeda Dawson, Kim B and more.


Fantastic Fungi Global Summit - online 10/15-17

Hosted by the director of Fantastic Fungi, Louie Schwartzberg, this three-day digital event featured more than 40 experts in the field of psychedelic drugs, including Dr. Andrew Weil, Rick Doblin, Michael Pollan and Paul Stamets.


NYS Cannabis Expo & Conference - Albany, NY 10/17

Legislators in Albany, New York State's capitol, passed cannabis legalization in March. This event at the Albany Capital Centre is focused on helping New Yorkers to break inot the state's nascent legal industry. Speakers have yet to be announced.


MJBizCon - Las Vegas 10/19-22

Photo by Joe Gurreri

The cannabis industry's biggest convention drew more than 20,000 attendees and had up to a thousand exhibitors. Their 2020 event was postponed and moved to a virtual format. MJBizCon returning to the Las Vegas Convention Center in October.


MJ Unpacked - Las Vegas 10/21-22

This first-event at the Mandaley Bay Resort & Casino was "exclusive to cannabis retail and brand executives with the title manager and accredited investors." On October 21, the Blues Brothers performed at the House of Blues, which is part of the resort. 


NORML FORML - New York 11/3 Vax Required

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 Vax Required

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 Vax Not Required

via Florida Cannabis Festival

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 Vax or Negative Test Result Required

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


Wonderland- Miami 11/8-9 Vax or Negative Test Result Required

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

via Black CannaConference & Expo

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.


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Publisher of CelebStoner.com, former editor of High Times and Freedom Leaf and co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness.