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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.

 

OCT 

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. Rapper Immortal Technique is the headliner.

 

Kushstock - Adelanto, CA 10/8

Canceled in April, Kushstock is returning to Adelanto Stadium in October. It's a free event.

 

New Jersey Cannabis Expo - Edison, NJ 10/10-12

Just a few weeks after the 420 Expo there, the New Jersey Convention Center is opening its doors for another three-day event, this one featuring keynotes by Dr. Pritesh Kumar and Edmund DeVeaux.

 

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. 

 

CannaCon - 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, Rosemont, IL, Denver n August and Richmond in October.

 

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).

 

LegalizedNYC - New York, NY 10/18

Celebrate Peter Tosh's birthday (Oct. 19) at this event at Sony Hall featuring CCB All Stars, the Meditations and members of Leaders of the New School.

 

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. 

 

Sensi Night - Boston, MA 10/24

Sensi magazine and Resinate are hosting this event at Royal featuring Wu Tang Clan's Cappadonna.

 

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.

 

So-Cal Cannabis Career & Business Expo - San Diego, CA 10/29

This fourth-annual self-explanatory free event takes place at Four Points Sheraton.

 

Hexpo - Seekonk, MA 10/30

via Hexpo

Short for Halloween Cannabis Expo, this event at Won Sports Complex will feature lots of costumes and legal cannabis.

 

NOV

CHAMPS Trade Show - 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 and Denver in September. Their next show is in November in Tampa.

 

Business of Cannabis - New York, NY 11/2

The New York Academy 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, CJ Wallace 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.

 

Lucky Leaf Expo - 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.

 

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. 

 

Also in 2022

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.

 

Cannademix 

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

 

Croptoberfest

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.

 

Dab-A-Doo

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.

 

NECANN 

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.

 

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.

 

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Steve Bloom

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