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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 somewhat and federal mask restrictions have ended. Please send event details to info@celebstoner.com.

 

2022 Fall & Winter Events

  

SEPTEMBER  

Boston Cannabis Week - Boston, MA 9/19-25

Events include Expungement Clinic (September 20) and Let's Talk Weed (September 22) hosted by Derrell Black.

 

Lucky Leaf Expo - Oklahoma City, OK 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.

 

Cannademix - Atlantic City, NJ 9/23

This all-day educational event takes place at Stockton University in AC. 

 

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.

 

Farm Aid - Raleigh, NC 9/24

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

 

HempFest - Gainesville, FL 9/24

This day-long event takes place at Bo Diddley Plaza at 111 E. University Plaza.

 

Oaksterdam University's 15th Anniversary Party - Oakland, CA 9/24

Oaksterdam University is celebrating 15 years with a party and screening of American Pot Story at the Fox Theatre in Oakland.

 

Finger Lakes Music, Comedy & Cannabis Festival - Ithaca, NY 9/24

From the folks who run the Cannamarket at The Cherry Arts, this festival will takes place at Trumansburg Fairgrounds.

 

Fyre Cup - Easthamnpton, MA 9/24

Fyre Ants and Infuzed Productions are teaming up for this judging event that will feature a set by rapper Styles P.

 

NECANN - 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, Chicago and Burlington, VT in June,  Albany, NY in August and Atlantic City, NJ in September. Their next one is in Maine in September.

 

CannaCon - Denver, CO 9/24-25; Richmond, VA 10/14-15

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

 

Cannabis Opportunities Conference - Philadelphia, PA/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.

 

CHAMPS Trade Show - Denver, CO 9/27-28; Tampa, FL 11/1-3

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 and July, Atlantic City and Chicago in June. Their nexgt shoiw is Denver in September.

 

MJ Unpacked - Las Vegas, NV 9/28-30

This novel brand-friendly trade show is returning to Las Vegas after a successful debut in New York in May. However, this year the Vegas show will take place at the MGM Grand.

 

Clio Cannabis Awards - Las Vegas, NV 9/29

The Clios are awards for advertisng and markerting. Since 2019, Clio Cannabis has had a very special focus. This event will take place at 7 pm on the second day of MJ Unpacked at the MGM Grand.

 

Weedstock - Townsend, DE 9/30-10/2

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This three-day camping event in Delaware features bands, speakers (including special guest Jerome Bakee), vendors, food trucks and more.

 

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OCT

Croptoberfest - Tolland, MA 10/1

Held at Camp Timber Trails and hosted by Mike Clinton, this one-day event will featrure judging, glassblowing, music, movies and more.

 

Happy Munkey 5th Anniversary - New York, NY 10/1

Known for their underground lounge, Happy Munkey is now waiting for licinsing to begin in New York. Meanwhile, they're holding a fifth anniversary party at an as yet undisclosed venue (most likely a rooftop). Al Harrington was at their 7/10 event, so expect special guests.

 

Pennsylvania Cannabis Festival - Kutztown, PA 10/1-2

Held at Renninger's Farmers Market in Kutztown, this two-day outdoor event takes place in April and October.

 

Dab-A-Doo - Montevideo, UY 10/1-2

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

 

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. 

 

The HighLifeStyleShow - Boxborough, MA 10/7-9

Brought to you by NECANN, this three-day event at the Regency Hotel will feature a musical lineup that includes the Wailers, Roots of Creation and more.

 

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

New York's long-running cannabis fest returned in 2021. This year's event has moved to the Washington County Fairgrounds. 

 

Kushstock - Adelanto, CA 10/8

Canceled in April, Kushstock is returning to Adelanto Stadium in October.

 

Melissa Etheridge Off Broadway: My Window -  A Journey Through Life - New York, NY 10/13-29

CelebStoner Melissa Etheridge will share her life story at New World Stages in 12 performances. 

 

Cannabis, Community & Care - Valhalla, NY 10/15

Curated by Elana Frankel, this panel discussion at SUNY Westchester Commuity College will feature Joe Dolce, Elizabeth Gaynes, Dr. Junella Chin, Kristin Jordan and Mary Pryor.  

 

State of the Cannabis Industry Conference - Boston, MA 10/17

This single-day event organized by Burns & Levinson at The Westin Waltham is heavy on MSOs (Curaleaf, Acreage Holdings).

 

Real Cannabis Entrepreneur Conference - Newark, NJ/online 10/21-22

Get the "real" info on cannabis at the DoubleTree in Newark where speakers like NJ Weedman will tell their stories. 

 

Dab-O-Ween - Oklahoma City, OK, 10/29

Brought to you by Captain Kirk, this six-hour event promises "no speeches," just a night that "concentrates" on music and vendors at Old Crossroads Mall.

 

NOV

Business of Cannabis - New York, NY 11/2

The New York Acadmey of Medicine is home base for this investor event produced by Prohibition Partners and Business of Cannabis and featuring such speakers as Fab 5 Freddy, Tremaine Wright and Vlad Bautista.

 

Black CannaBusiness Conference - New Orleans, LA 11/3-5

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

 

Wonderland - Miami, FL 11/3-5

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 takes place at the Mana Wynwood Convention Center. 

 

NY Cannabis Insider Live - Tarrytown, NY 11/4

Get the lowdown on what's happening with legalization regulations in New York at this one-day event at the Westchester Marriott.

 

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.

 

Blunt Brunch - Las Vegas, NV 11/15

Blunt Brunch started in Los Angles. The next one is 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."

 

MJBizCon - Las Vegas, NV 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.

 

DEC

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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