The Top Cannabis Conventions For Networking

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The cannabis industry is blooming, and everyone from business leaders to consumers is proud to be part of it. Thanks to the huge success of legal cannabis markets across the US, the industry is starting to hold a variety of events designed to help you network and market your cannabusiness. In this article, we look at some of the best cannabis conventions to be held in the US in 2018.


Whichever you choose to attend, make sure to get your tickets fast before they go up in smoke.


MJBiz Conference, Various Locations

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The MJBiz Conference is one of the leading B2B events in the US cannabis industry. It boasts a large attendance of vendors from all across the nation and is hosting 2 separate business conferences this year.


The first will be held in New Orleans from May 9 - 11 and will combine over 275 exhibitors and a handful of Keynote Speakers, including founding editor of the Marijuana Business Daily, Chris Walsh.


The second event will be held in Las Vegas from November 14 - 16. This is easily one of the largest cannabis conventions in the country, combining over 600 exhibitors, 110 speakers, and roughly 18,000 cannabis professionals.


Note that both events are high-profile, so you’ll want to register early to ensure your business is part of the action.


NCIA Cannabis Business Summit, San Jose

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The National Cannabis Industry Association is the nation’s only cannabis industry association and their annual business summit is a hot spot for all things cannabis.


This year, the summit will celebrate its 5th anniversary in San Jose. The event will take place from July 25 - 27 and features over 120,000 square feet of floor space that’s expected to reel in around 6,000 attendees.


The NCIA Business Summit is renowned for bringing together the biggest innovators and business leaders from all around the globe to help the US industry advance and grow. It also serves as one of the best annual events for networking and marketing your business, regardless of what part of the industry you work in.


New England Cannabis Conventions, Various Locations

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New England Cannabis Conventions (NECANN) is the powerhouse behind the cannabis movement on the East Coast. It hosts multiple events each year, all of which help to unite cannabis businesses, entrepreneurs, investors, educators, patients, advocates, and consumers.


Founded in 2014, NECANN really serves as the core of the East Coast’s rapidly growing cannabis industry. This year, NECANN is holding 3 main events:


- 4th Annual New England Cannabis Convention, Boston: March 24 - 25
- Reno Cannabis Convention, Reno: April 7 - 8
- Vermont Cannabis and Hemp Convention, Burlington: May 12 - 13


If you can only attend one of the events, we highly recommend heading to Boston and connecting with the leaders of the cannabis movement along the east coast.


World Medical Cannabis Conference And Expo, Pittsburgh

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The World Medical Cannabis Conference And Expo combines industry leaders from both East and West Coast. The event is hosted by Compassionate Certification Centers, a company comprised of medical marijuana doctors who aim to help educate and treat patients in Pennsylvania.


However, the Expo’s focus isn’t just limited to medical marijuana. It’s all about bringing together leaders and innovators from all parts of the cannabis industry and helping them connect and grow.


Last year’s inaugural event attracted over 3,000 attendees and over 150 exhibitors, and this year’s event is expected to attract even more people. The event will take place from April 11 - 14 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA.


Learn more about the event and register your attendance to avoid missing out!


CannaCon, Various Locations

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No list of cannabis conventions would be complete without mentioning CannaCon. Hosting multiple annual events, CannaCon’s slogan says it all;


This is where “the cannabis industry does business.”


The event is designed to unite cannabis leaders from all around the globe and has quickly grown to become one of the biggest cannabis events in the world.


This year, CannaCon is holding 2 separate events; one in Detroit from June 1 - 2, and another in Boston from July 27 - 28 (right after the NCIA Cannabis Business Summit). In February 2019, CannaCon will also hold a convention in Seattle, WA.


If you’re looking to be part of one of the largest cannabis business events in the world, don’t miss CannaCon 2018.


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