CelebStoner's 2022 Cannabis-Industry Events Guide

It can be a blur of lights, people and products at cannabis-industry events.

Cannabis-industry events came back in the latter part of 2021. In 2022, there are more events than ever now that Covid has faded somewhat and federal mask restrictions have ended. Please send event details to


2022 Events



Cannadelic - Miami, FL 7/9-10 

Following the successful debut in February, Cannnadelic is expanding to this two-day event at Florida International University in July.




Starwood Festival - Pomeroy, OH 7/12-18

Billed as "America's longest running transformational festival, this weeklong camping event in Ohio features music, workshops, rituals, drumming, the Pufferdome and more.


Northern Nights Music Festival - Piercy, CA 7/15-17


This EDM camping event returns to Humboldt Country. Six stages and the Tree Lounge, where the area's best cannabis is available, are among the highlights. 


International Cannabis Business Conference - Berlin 7/18-20; Zurich 9/8-9

ICBC returned to Barcelona at Fira de Cornellá in March. Berlin in July (Estrel Berlin Hotel) and Zurich in September (Dolder Grand Hotel) are next.


Cannabis Business Summit & Expo - San Francisco 7/20-22

The NCIA's eighth-annual Bay Area conference takes place at Moscone Center.


CannaCon - Detroit 7/22-23; Rosemont, IL 8/26-27; Denver 9/24-25; Richmond, VA 10/14-15

Based in Seattle, CannaCon expanded East and South in 2021. This years events are in Oklahoma City, Detroit, Chicago, Denver and Richmond. The first CannaCon of 2022 took place at New York's Javits Convention Center in January.


CHAMPS Trade Show - Las Vegas 7/26-29; Denver 9/27-28; Tampa 11/1-3

CHAMPS’ first 2022 show is in Las Vegas.

From Las Vegas to Atlantic City, CHAMPS is one of the top cannabis B2Bs. This year's schedule of shows so far have been in Vegas in February, Atlantic City and Chicago in June. They return to Vegas in July.


Green Market Report Events - San Francicso 8/4; New York 10/20

The financial webiste now owned by Crain Communications handed out leadership awards at the Women in Cannabis Business Summit in April. Their other 2022 events are Cannabis Tech Summit (SF) and Financial Summit (NY).


Kushcon - Tampa 8/6-7

The same company that produces events in Oregon and Texas is expandng to Florida in August at the Tampa Convention Center. This is a hemp and CBD event.


Southern Hemp Expo - Nashville, TN 8/18-19

This Southern event, brought to you by the same team that produces NoCo Hemp Expo in Denver, is moving from Raleigh to Nashville Fairgrounds in 2022.


High Times Cannabis Cup - Denver 8/21

The People's Cup allows consumers to judge flower and other categories. Submissions are due by May 25. Judges kits will be available on June 5. The winners will be announced in August.


Cannabis Conference - Las Vegas 8/23-25

This three-day event returns to Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino in August.


NECANN - Albany, NY 8/26-27; Atlantic City, NJ 9/9-10; Portland, ME 9/24-25

It's a busy 2022 for NECANN with seven scheduled shows starting in their home base at Hynes Convention Center in Boston in March followed by the Oklahoma Cannabis Convention in Tulsa in April and Chicago aNnd Burlington, VT in June. Their next one is in Albany, NY in August..


Burning Man - Black Rock, NV 8/28-9/5

This trippy desert event attracted upwards of 80,000 campers in 3019, pre Covid. It will be making a big comeback in August and September with art installations and of course the final epic bonfire. 


Etheridge Island - Playa Mujeres, Mexico 8/30-9/5

Take a cruise to Cancun and enjoy the music of CelebStoner Melissa Etheridge and her friends, including Ani Difranco, Wynona and Larkin Poe. 



Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference - Chicago, IL 9/13-14

Benzinga's second major event of the year - the first was in Miami in April - will be held in Chicago at as of yet unnamed location.

Lucky Leaf Expo
 - Oklahoma City 9/22-23; Richmond, VA 11/11-12

The Texas-based event is expanding to neighboring states like Oklahoma (in 2021) and New Mexico in February. Following their Detroit event in March are expos in Oklahoma City and Richmond in 2022.


CanEx Jamaica Business Conference & Expo - Montego Bay 9/23-24

Travel to the north side of Jamaica for this three-day destination cannabis event. While you're on the island, visit ganja hot spot, Negril.


Cannabis Opportunities Conference - Philadelphia/online 9/24-25

This fourth-annual two-day event, organized by DACO, focuses on diversity and equity. It take places at Temple University. Black Cannabis Week in Philadelphia is from Sept. 18-25.


Pennsylvania Cannabis Festival - 10/1-2

Held at Renninger's Farmers Market in Kutztown, this two-day outdoor event takes place in April and October. CelebStoner's Steve Bloom moderates the panel discussions.


Hall of Flowers - Santa Rosa, CA 10/4-6

This "highly curated" three-day B2B takes place twice a year. The more than 180 companies represented include celeb brands Willie's Reserve, Khalifa Kush, HIghsman and Dr. Greenthumb. Their May show was in Palm Spring; their October show is in Santa Rosa. 


New York Harvest Festival & Freedom Fair - Afton, NY 10/7-11

New York's long-running cannabis fest returned in 2021. This year's event will include bands, vendors and a judging contest at the Echo Lake Resort in Upstate New York.


Black CannaBusiness Conference - New Orleans 11/3-5

Produced by Black CannaBusiness magazine, this B2B is for "Black cannabis founders, professionals and allies."


Florida Cannabis Festival - Mt. Dora, FL 11/5-6

This event at Renninger's Twin Markets features vendors, music and panel discussions moderated by CelebStoner's Steve Bloom.


MJBizCon - Las Vegas 11/15-18

The cannabis industry's biggest trade show returned to the Las Vegas Convention Center in October. The next MJBizCon is scheduled for November.


National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference - Washington, DC 12/12-14

ASA's 10th annual conference wlll take place at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in DC. 


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