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2018 CANNABIS EVENTS GUIDE
educational networking trade show and conference for the legalized cannabis and hemp industries, held three times per year in the largest media, financial and business markets: New York, Los Angeles, and Boston. It is the leading forum for dispensary owners, growers, suppliers, investors, medical professionals, government regulators, legal counsel, and entrepreneurs looking to achieve business success and identify new areas of growth in this dynamic and fast-growing industry.
Who: 50+ speakers, including Keynote Speaker Steve DeAngelo (Founder, Harborside Health Center). Full list of speakers here: CWCBExpo.com/Los-Angeles/2018/speakers Tickets: Early Bird (through Aug. 5), Pre-Show (Aug 6- Sept.25) and On-Site (Sept. 26-29) tickets available for the conference, expo floor, exclusive events, and workshops. For pricing visit: CWCBExpo.com/Los-Angeles/2018/pricing Know Before You Go: This event is produced under the rules of the Los Angeles Convention Center, the laws of Los Angeles, and the state of California. Please observe and follow all rules and regulations while at the event. No one under the age of 18 is permitted to attend. Soliciting and consumption of THC products are strictly prohibited. Per state and local laws, no luggage or carts will be permitted on the show floor.
CANNMED 2018
When: Oct. 22-24
Where: UCLA Luskin Conference Center, 425 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Web: CannMedEvents.com
What: CannMed 2018 is a gathering of the greatest minds in medical cannabis, where they will further the convergence of medical cannabis research, treatment, and product development.
Who: The world’s top medical cannabis researchers will present their latest findings with regards to the efficacy of treating a variety of conditions with cannabis, including epilepsy, pain, traumatic brain injury, cancer, autism, and more. Physicians and clinicians will also share compelling case studies and clinical pearls they have collected through their experience treating patients with cannabis, while laboratory professionals will share their revolutionary technologies when it comes to cannabinoid and terpenoid extraction, delivery methods, and quality and safety testing. Tickets: Exhibit Area Pass: $300. All Access Pass: $850. All Access Pass w/CME: $1,775 (see “Know Before You Go”, below).
Know Before You Go: The CME Course is a pre-conference workshop on Oct. 22, where medical professionals can
earn up to 8 hours of continuing medical education credits. Professionals who wish to attend the 8-hour course should select “All Access Pass w/CME” during registration to gain access to the event.
CHAMPS TRADE SHOW LAS VEGAS
When: July 17-19
Where: Las Vegas Convention Center, 3150 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89109
Web: ChampsTradeShows.com
What: A staple of the counterculture industry for 17
years, CHAMPS consistently features the best and largest assortment of vendors, including purveyors of glass pipes, vaporizers, cleaners, detox, incense, glass beads, jewelry, extraction machines, jars, adult novelties, and much more. In short, anything your smoke shop, hydroponic, crossover tattoo or adult novelty shop may need. In addition, inventors often choose CHAMPS as a showcase for their latest and greatest creations.
Who: The premier exhibitors in the counterculture industry and thousands of buyers from all over the world.
Tickets: Exhibitors, vendors and buyers can register at ChampsTradeShows.com.
Know Before You Go: CHAMPS 33rd Las Vegas show, in 2015, had over 500 exhibitor booths encompassing 180,000 square feet of floor space, including over 36,000 new product launches on display.
THE EMERALD CUP
When: Dec. 15 & 16
Where: The Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Web: TheEmeraldCup.com
What: The Emerald Cup is Northern California’s premier destination for medicinal marijuana, while advancing
the concept of sustainable, outdoor farming. It is widely recognized as the largest, most respected, organic, outdoor
medicinal cannabis competition in the world. As a group, The Emerald Cup prides itself in bringing together experts and educators in the cannabis field with farmers, patients, and patrons each year. Originally a community celebration, it has grown to become a global movement honoring
the year’s finest, organic, sun-grown medicinal cannabis harvest.
Who: 2018 music, speaker, and glass artists lineups coming soon at TheEmeraldCup.com /lineup, TheEmeraldCup.com/ speakers, and TheEmeraldCup.com /glass-artists.
Tickets: Early Bird Weekend Pass: $120 (+ $12.74 fee). Emerald Pass: $499 (+ $31.10 fee). TheEmeraldCup.com/ tickets. Travel packages, including 2-night hotel stay, round-trip shuttle transportation, exclusive VIP lounge and restrooms, and demonstrations by high-demand cannabis influencers available at CIDEntertainment.com/events/ Emerald-Cup.
Know Before You Go: Please do not bring alcohol, drugs or paraphernalia, food or drinks, audio or video recording equipment, glass bottles, or coolers.
THE HEMP & CANNABIS FAIR,
REDDING
When: July 14 & 15
Where: Holiday Inn and Convention Center, 1900 Hilltop Dr., Redding, CA 96002
Web: THCFair.com
What: THC Fair brings everything hemp & cannabis under one roof, with products, accessories and tools, grow and harvest equipment, sessions on growing, medicinal benefits, legal Q&As and more. THC Fairs take place all over Oregon, California, Nevada and Alaska.
Who: Featured speakers: Joe Pietri (“Using Photoperiodism to Customize Your Cannabis Grow”), Randal Barrett (“The Science of Cannabis, Health & Delivery”), and Vern Adams (“Incorporating Science and Cannabis Breeding”).
Tickets: Weekend admission is $15 at the door, $14 online in advance, and $10 for military. THCFair.com
Know Before You Go: This celebration of cannabis prohibition being lifted is open to everyone 21+ or 18+ with medical card.
HIGH LIFE MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018
When: Sept. 1 & 2
Where: NOS Events Center, 689 S E St., San Bernardino, CA 92408
Web: HighLifeMusicFestival.com
What: The third annual High Life Music Festival is promising to be the same music festival that you know and love, only super-sized! The main stage will be the high-light of the show, but they’ve also added a lifestyle building with a second stage, Pharmacy Boardshop’s Skate Sesh Area (with a game of skate contest hosted by Boo Johnson), tattoo artists, art gallery, and more. Beat the heat at the fest’s Labor Day Splash Park and BBQ area or shop at its massive vendor village. This year’s High Life also features Food Truck Alley, Official Genius glass blowing competition, an auto show, carnival games, 21+ cannabis garden, and more! Who: Main Stage, Sept. 1: Berner, King Lil G, plus more to be announced. Main Stage, Sept. 2: Hirie, plus more TBA. Independent Stage (underground hip-hop): artists TBA. Also appearing: Splash Park Girls, artists, and glass blowers. Tickets: HighLifeMusicFestival.com
Know Before You Go: All ages. California state laws apply to all alcohol and cannabis consumption.
KUSHSTOCK FESTIVAL 6
When: Oct. 13
Where: NOS Events Center, 689 South E St., San Bernardino, CA 92408
Web: Kushstock.life
What: Inspired by the legendary Woodstock festival, Kushstock is a free fest (18+) presented by Dr. K. Featuring vendors, live music on three stages, live glassblowing artists, and a come-one, come-all visual arts area (painters, graffiti, sculptures). Now into its sixth edition, Kushstock has grown steadily, and now features an interactive “skaters paradise” skate park and a “ring of fire” wrestling ring. Tickets: Kushstock is and always will be a free general admission festival. VIP tickets (which include early entrance, VIP parking, access to VIP lounge, and opportunity to judge competition entries, a swag bag and more) available at Kushstock.life/tickets.
Know Before You Go: Kushstock is a 420 event. Doctors will be at Gate 7/8 and also inside by the pond to issue medical wristbands.
MJBIZCON
When: Nov. 14-16
Where: Las Vegas Convention Center, 3150 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89109
Web: MJBizConference.com/Vegas
What: MJBizCon is the event where deals get done. The oldest and largest national cannabis trade show, running for seven years, this all-professional trade gathering attracts not only the largest, but also the most qualified buying audience of any cannabis event in America. Recognized as the fastest- growing trade show in the country across all industries in 2016 and 2018, more product and service providers in the cannabis industry depend on MJBizCon to deliver results than any other trade event in the industry.
Who: Over 20,000 cannabis business leaders and investors and over 700 diverse exhibitors.
Tickets: Exhibitors kit available at: MJBizConference.com/ Vegas/exhibitors
Know Before You Go: Strictly 18+.
NCIAʼS CANNABIS BUSINESS
SUMMIT & EXPO
When: July 25-27
Where: San Jose McEnery Convention Center, 150 W. San Carlos St., San Jose, CA 95113
Web: CannabisBusinessSummit.com
What: With 120,000+ square feet of expo floor, 7,500+ attendees, and 150+ thought leaders and speakers, the award-winning National Cannabis Industry Association’s Business Summit & Expo is widely regarded as the most influential cannabis trade show in the U.S. Hosted by the industry’s only national trade association, it returns to
the Bay Area, the epicenter of the cannabis movement, to celebrate five years of bringing together the industry’s best and brightest minds.
Who: More than 150 cannabis industry thought leaders and speakers: CannabisBusinessSummit.com/San-Jose-2018/
attend/speakers. Keynote speaker is James M. Cole, former Deputy Attorney General of the United States and author
of the Cole Memo: CannabisBusinessSummit.com/San- Jose-2018/agenda/keynote-speaker
Tickets: NCIA Member Conference & Expo Pass: $695. Non-Member Conference & Expo Pass: $895. Dispensary Owner, Cultivator, Infused Product Manufacturer: $250. Expo only pass: $445. CannabisBusinessSummit.com/San- Jose-2018/attend/registration-fees
Know Before You Go: “Conference and Expo” Pass (Member and Non-Member) includes access to all keynote and breakout sessions on July 26 & 27; breakfast, lunch, and networking reception access; access to all available speaker slides and MP3s on-demand post-conference. (Access to Pre-Summit programs on July 25 requires separate purchase.)
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