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In the second half of 2021, there are many cannabis expos touring across the country (and several international ones, too). While COVID-19 still rages on, industry events are taking every precaution and even offering virtual registration for those that can't make it.

If you want a chance to connect with the best businesses, entrepreneurs, consumers, advocates, and researchers in the country, these are the most important cannabis expo events and trade shows to attend in 2021.

1. High Times Cannabis Cup: Virtual Edition

For the first time in the history of the Cannabis Cup, High Times’ People's Choice Edition allows you at home to decide your region's best flower, concentrate, edibles, and more. Interested in being a judge? You can purchase a kit of products ($100-$300) to get in on the action.

  • Arizona: August 15
  • NorCal: August 29
  • Oklahoma: September 19
  • Massachusetts: October 24
  • Illinois: November 14
  • Nevada: December 19

2. MJBizCon

It's all happening at the 10th annual MJBizCon, the hottest ticket in town. With keynote speaker Daymond John of Shark Tank and Fubu fame, it's bound to be one for the ages.

Connect with the industry, witness the progress, and educate yourself about the latest developments. Plus, they're offering digital-only registrations if you can't get to Vegas.

  • Las Vegas: October 19 – 22

3. CannaCon: Northeast, Virginia Beach

CannaCon is billed as “the nation's leading business-to-business cannabis conference.” It's hard to argue with over 800 exhibitors and 25,000 attendees. As the northeast, and particularly Virginia's legal cannabis business, opens up, you can get a chance to meet the industry professionals that will drive progress in the region.

  • Virginia Beach: November 19 – 20

4. Cannabis Conference

Cannabis Conference is the only event dedicated to plant-touching cannabis businesses. Gain access to the greatest minds in the industry and the latest technologies paving the way for the future. Whether you are a new or seasoned business owner, this is the place to be.

  • Las Vegas: August 24 – 26
  • Detroit: September 22 – 23 (Midwest Cannabis Business Conference)

5. USA CBD Expo: Chicago

USA CBD Expo is the leading CBD and hemp trade show in North and South America. The event features over 50 speakers, 300 vendors, and 10,000 attendees. Come see why Illinois is quickly becoming one of the most robust markets in the nation

  • Chicago: October 28 – 30


NECANN is the expo to attend if you are focused on new and emerging cannabis markets. As the largest cannabis and hemp convention in the northeast, NECANN allows you to be a part of a community of investors, educators, and businesses in the region.

  • Boston, MA: September 10 – 12
  • Atlantic City, NJ: October 2 – 3
  • Portland, ME: October 16 – 17
  • Chicago, IL: December 4 – 5

7. Lucky Leaf Expo

For everything southwest, the Lucky Leaf Expo brings together a showroom of exhibitors and speakers covering a range of topics including policy reform, business strategies, hemp cultivation, startups, and more.

  • Oklahoma City: September 2 – 3
  • Houston: November 5 – 6

8. Black CannaConference & Expo

It's official. The Black CannaConference & Expo is “the only national conference for cannabis founders, professionals, and consumers of color.”

Listen to keynote speakers covering topics such as cannabis 101, startups and funding, cannabis wellness and CBD, equity and inclusion, black politics, career and professional development, and more.

  • New Orleans: November 18 – 20

9. Women in Cannabis Expo

The Women In Cannabis Expo is a space where women in the industry can connect and inspire each other. Experience a wide range of exhibitors, speakers, speaker panels, and others, all led by women in the industry.

  • Reno, Nevada: September 27 – 29

10. Lift & Co. Expo

The Lift & Co. Expo comes back to Toronto and will feature hundreds of exhibitors, innovative speakers, and leaders in the industry. This expo is meant for professionals and consumers alike. It is one of the best places to see the Canadian cannabis market at work.

  • Toronto: November 18 – 21

11. The Cannabis Business Summit and Expo

The Cannabis Business Summit and Expo by NCIA is the business expo to be at if you're a cannabis industry professional. Be the first to know about the latest trends, products, and services. Whether you're an advocate, investor, grower, or retailer, this expo is for you.

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  • San Francisco: December 15 – 17

12. CWCB Expo

The Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo is your number one destination to get the inside scoop on the East Coast market. Network in person with experts from around the world and meet leading exhibitors to find the latest technologies and services.

  • New York City: November 4 – 6

Which Cannabis Expo Events Will You be Attending?

There are so many cannabis expo events to attend, it's impossible to attend them all. With so much growth in the industry, there's always something to learn and technologies in development. Stay ahead of the game and on top of your business with these industry events.

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