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 and 2022. There have been more events than ever now that Covid has faded and federal mask restrictions ended. Please send event details to info@celebstoner.com.



Emerald Cup Harvest Ball - Santa Rosa, CA 12/10-11

California's premier cannabis judging event returns to Sonoma Country Fairgrounds.  A full lineup of music (E-40, Channel Tres and more), and speaker sesssions as well as the popular display case and a marketplace of NorCal vendors will keep attendees busy.  


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. 


Previously in 2022

Black CannaBusiness Conference 

Produced by Black CannaBusiness magazine, this B2B for "Black cannabis founders, professionals and allies," took place in New Orleans on Nov. 3-5.


Blunt Brunch 

Blunt Brunch started in Los Angles. The next one was in Las Vegas in November. From the website: "Join over 200 women for an afternoon social filled with networking, light tapas and empowering conversations with our sponsors and guests. We have reserved a beautiful private venue, with decor, city views and scenery, and we are inviting the women executives to join us."


Business of Cannabis

The New York Academy of Medicine was home base for this investor event on Nov. 3 produced by Prohibition Partners and Business of Cannabis and featuring such speakers as Fab 5 FreddyTremaine Wright, CJ Wallace and Vlad Bautista.


CanEx Jamaica Business Conference & Expo 

Travel to the north side of Jamaica for this three-day destination cannabis event in M. ontego Bay on Sept. 23-24While you're on the island, visit ganja hot spot, Negril.


CHAMPS Trade Show 

From Las Vegas to Atlantic City, CHAMPS is one of the top cannabis B2Bs. This year's schedule of shows went from Las Vegas in February and July, to Atlantic City and Chicago in June, to Denver in September and Tampa in November.



Based in Seattle, CannaCon expanded East and South in 2021. This year's events took place in New York in January, Oklahoma City in March, Albuquerque and Detroit in July, Rosemont, IL and Denver in August and Richmond in October.



This all-day educational event took place at Stockton University in Atlantic City on Sept. 23.



Held at Camp Timber Trails and hosted by Mike Clinton, this one-day event in Tolland, MA on Oct. 1 featrured judging, glassblowing, music, movies and more.



This concentrates contest organized. by Dutch "Hash Queen" Mila Jansen was in Uruguay in October. She writes on IG, "Next we will go to Argentina, Chile, Perú, México, Costa Rica and Colombia."


Farm Aid 

This 38th edition of Farm Aid, founded by Willie Nelson, took place at Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh on September 24. The lineup includes Nelson and Family. John Mellencamp, Dave Mathews and Tim Reynolds, Sheryl Crow, Chris Stapleton and more.


Florida Cannabis Festival

This event at Renninger's Twin Markets in Mount Dora, FL on Nov. 5-6 featured vendors, music and panel discussions moderated by CelebStoner's Steve Bloom.


Hall of Flowers

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 and October show was in Santa Rosa.


Kushstock - Adelanto, CA 

Canceled in April, Kushstock returned to Adelanto Stadium in California in October. 


Lucky Leaf Expo 

The Texas-based event has expanded to neighboring states. In 2022, they were in  New Mexico in February, Detroit in March, Oklahoma City in September and Richmond in November.



The cannabis industry's biggest trade show returned to the Las Vegas Convention Center in November. In addition to the sprawling expo and popular panels, there was a full slate of day and nightime parties around The Strip.



It was 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, Chicago and Burlington, VT in June, Albany, NY in August, and Atlantic City, NJ and Portland, ME in September.


New York Harvest Festival & Freedom Fair

New York's long-running cannabis fest returned in 2021. This year's event moved to the Washington County Fairground in Greenwich. Rapper Immortal Technique was the headliner.


Pennsylvania Cannabis Festival 

Held at Renninger's Farmers Market in Kutztown, this two-day outdoor event takes place in April and October. The Aoril 2023 event on Apr. 23-24 is moving to Pocono Raceway.


Real Cannabis Entrepreneur Conference 

New Jersey advocate got the "real" info on cannabis at the DoubleTree in Newark where advocates and business leader addressed the new legal cannabis economy in the Garden State.



From the site: "Discover the world of psychedelic medicine along with some of the leading founders, investors, therapists, practitioners, researchers, thought leaders, innovators and media from around the globe." The three-day event took place at the Mana Wynwood Convention Center in Miami on Nov. 3-5.



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