There are many different cannabis events and expositions that take place all across the nation, but mostly in states where cannabis has been legalized. It is not easy to keep track of all of the cannabis camp retreats, ad cannabis dinners as well as yoga and cannabis gatherings. We have put together a list of the best past and future cannabis events of the year 2018, so you know which ones to make it to next year.
Many cannabis business owners do attend some of these events, participants and attendees will get educated on the industry, businesses and lifestyle. For example, if you were interested in starting a cannabis dispensary or other industry business, this would be a good place to visit to get various ideas and gather experience from industry leaders.
The Canna Grow Exposition
Canna Grow Expo has a two-day educational forum for people enthusiastic about the industry and also cannabis growers; new and existing. You learn all you can from some of the world’s best scientists, growers; attorneys and business owners about the most advanced ways that you can optimize your cannabis grow business. You will learn anything from marketing to compliance. The Canna Grow Expo had more than thirty five seminars; primarily focused on cannabis cultivation. This is one of the cannabis events where attendees learned about marketing and branding your cultivation business or how to create a successful indoor hydroponic system. The event took place in Palm Springs, California on May 19 and 20 of 2018. You have to be 18 years or older to attend. The cost was between $99 and $299.
The National Cannabis Festival
The National Cannabis Festival is one of the cannabis events that you should consider, even though, you won’t make it for this year because it took place on April 21, 2018 in Washington D.C. and the cost to attend was between $35 and $42. You have to be 21 or older to attend. At this festival, you will also be able to watch live entertainment from reggae, hip hop, Indie and R&B artists. Before you enter, there is an inexpensive admission fee for all attendees, which allows access to networking, seminars, vendor purchases and even a job fair. You will be able to speak to medical professionals, holistic practitioners, workshops for rolling joints and yoga classes. 2018 is the third year of attendance and it looks like the National Cannabis Festival will be around for a while. When you are not attending a seminar or workshop, you can check out the delicious edibles and lawn games.
Marijuana Harvest Festival of the Great Midwest
The Marijuana Harvest Festival takes place in the great Midwest and has been hosted now for forty eight years. In fact, it is one of the longest cannabis events in the United States. There is live entertainment, guest speakers and vendors in attendance. The entertainment features music such as the blues, rock and roll, hip hop, funk and folk. The event took place in Wisconsin on September 29 through October 1, 2018. The event is free and open to anyone of any age.
The Cannabis Cup
The Cannabis Cup is hosted by High Times magazine. This is one of the most popular cannabis events that take place each year. It operates like a trade show where cannabis took center stage. The event is laced with various competitions to see which grower and dispensary has the best vaporizer, flower, edible and concentrate. The event also has live entertainment workshops and seminars. The Cannabis Cups is an international event; taking place at different dates in countries like Amsterdam and in states like California and Colorado. The cost to get in is between $45 and $420. You have to be 21 years or older to get in.
Other Favorite Cannabis Events
Other cannabis events include the Mega Sesh Cannabis Community Carnival that took place in June 2018. The Hemp and Cannabis Fair is another popular event. CannaCon takes place in Seattle, Washington and this year, it occurred in June and July 2018 in Detroit, Michigan and Boston, Massachusetts, respectively.