Cannabis-industry events came back en masse in the latter part of 2021. In 2022, there will be more events than ever, unless viruses persist. Many events are vax-only and masks in some places are required. The key is to stay safe in these crowded environments. We will make regular updates to this list. Please send event details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
See 2021 cannabis events here.
Cannabis! A Viper Vaudeville - New York 1/8-9, 11-15 THIS EVENT WAS POSTPONED
Inspired by Martin A. Lee’s Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana, this musical created by Baba Israel and Grace Galu "weaves the music of icons such as Louis Armstrong and Bob Marley with the stories of grassroots activists Dennis Perron and Brownie Mary with personal narratives." The off-Broadway run is at Ellen Stewart Theatre, La MaMa in January.
Weeding Out the Stoned - New York 1/21; Middletown Township, NJ 4/2
It's the live comedy game show of sobriety tests. A cast of comics are on hand, but only one is NOT stoned on weed. The audiece gets to guess. The New York show is at Asylum.
Cannabis Science Conference West - Long Beach, CA 2/2-4
Specializing in analytical science, medical cannabis, cultivation and hemp, this three-day event has expanded from its original Portland, Oregon base to Baltimore and now to the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center in February.
CHAMPS Trade Show - Las Vegas 2/2-5
From Las Vegas to Atlantic City, CHAMPS is one of the top cannabis B2Bs. This year's schedule of shows starts in Vegas. No other events are listed.
BizCann Expo - Brooklyn, NY 2/4-5; Medellín, Colombia 5/21-22; Springfield, MA 6/10-11
This new event will take place in three locations in 2022: Brooklyn Expo Center, Mass Mutual Center in Springfield and Plaz Mayor in Medelliín.
Cali Vibes - Long Beach, CA 2/4-6
Celebrate Bob Marley's birthday at this festival featuring five Marley brothers (Ziggy, Stephen, Damian, Julian and Ky-Mani) on Feb. 5, plus Wu-Tang Clan, Slighty Stoopid and more at Marina Green Park.
Cannadelic - Miami 2/5-6
Also known as FLMJ, this two-day event at Miami Airport Convention Center will combine cannabis with psychedelics. CelebStoner's Steve Bloom will be one of the panel moderators.
Cannabis Business Opportunities in New York - online 2/10
During this one-day virtual workshop, produced by Cannabis Career Institute Online and Rockland Community College, "participants will hear from and meet with industry experts, entrepreneurs, successful social equity business owners, economic development/job creation developers, and municipality representatives." A Cannabis Fundamentals Training Course is also available to all registrants at an additional cost.
Lucky Leaf Expo - Albuquerque 2/25-26; Detroit 3/25-26; Oklahoma City 9/22-23; Richmond, VA 11/11-12
The Texas-based event is exanding to neighboring states like Oklahoma (in 2021) and New Mexico in February at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Lucky Leaf events are also scheduled for Detroit, Oklahoma City and Richmond in 2022. The program will be hosted by Bob Culkin
The Emerald Conference - San Diego 2/27-3/1
Three days of keynotes, sessions and exhibits focusing on cannabis science at Loews Coronado Bay Resort. This event is produced by MJBizScience.
International Cannabis Business Conference - Barcelona 3/10; Berlin 7/19-20
ICBC is returning to Barcelona at Fira de Cornellá in March (it's one day before Spannabis) and Berlin at Estrel Berlin Hotel in July.
Spannabis - Barcelona 3/11-13
Europe's largest marijuana event attracts 35,000 attendees. It's a seed buyer's paradise. Smokers have congregated in Barcelona at Fira de Cornellá each March for Spannabis since 2002. The 2021 event took place in October.
SXSW - Austin 3/11-20
After going online for the last two years, this sprawling Texas music and movie fest returns to the streets of Austin in March. A number of the panels - such as Cannabis vs. the Opioid Crisis - will focus on cannabis.
Reggae Rise Up - St. Petersburg, FL 3/17-20
Vinoy Park will host a strong lineup, including Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution, Steel Pulse, SOJA, Proteje, Pepper and more.
NECANN - Boston 3/18-20; Tulsa, OK 4/23-24; Brooklyn, NY 5/14-15; Burlington, VT 6/11-12; Chicago 6/17-18; Atlantic City, NJ 9/9-10; Portland, ME 9/24-25
It's going to be a busy 2022 for NECANN with seven scheduled shows starting in their home base, Boston.
NoCo Hemp Expo - Denver 3/23-25
One of the first events to come back in-person in 2021, this three-day expo returns to Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Convention Center for its eighth year in March.
Reggae Campout - Placerville, CA 3/25-26
Two days of live reggae music featuring Anthony B, Don Carlos, Yellowman and more at El Dorado County Event Center. Bring tents and sleeping bags.
Ultra Music Festival - Miami 3/25-27
Cancelled for the last two years, this massive DJ/EDM event is returning to Miami's Bayfront Park. It dates back to 1999.
CannaCon - Oklahoma City 3/31-4/1; Detroit 7/21-22; Rosemont, IL 8/26-27; Denver 9/24-25; Virginia Beach 11/19-20
Based in Seattle, CannaCon expanded East and South in 2021 with Oklahoma City, Detroit, Chicago and Virgina Beach events. They're returning to all of those locations in 2022. Their first CannaCon of 2022 took place at Javits Convention Center in New York.
Hash Bash - Ann Arbor 4/2
Since 1971, marijuana advocates have protested on the Diag at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on the first Saturday in April. The rally as well the Monroe Street Fair that follows Hash Bash is expected to return in person in April.
Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - Indio, CA 4/15-17, 4/22-24
This popular Southern California music festival, founded in 1999, takes place over consecutive weekends in April. The 2020 and 2021 events were both canceled.