Event Calendar


March 20-22: Returning to Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel on March 20-22, CannaTech brings together international leaders in government policy, science, medicine, agriculture, research, finance and entrepreneurship for two days of networking. The event will feature several TED-style presentations on multiple facets of cannabis medicine and business. VIP attendees can add one extra day to their itineraries for an inside look at the Israel homegrown experience and an intimate tour of the holy lands.

More information: www.canna-tech.co.

March 28-29: MedMen and IMN present the inaugural Institutional Capital Cannabis Conference, or IC3, on March 28-29 at the Hayes Mansion in San Jose, California. The show’s organizers say the event was created to address the needs of the institutional and accredited investor looking to diversify his or her portfolio with cannabis as an alternative class. The event has nearly both days filled with educational tracks, speakers and discussions. Tickets are available now.

More information: imn.org.

March 31 – April 1: The fourth annual NoCo Hemp Expo opens on March 31 at the Ranch Events Complex in Loveland, Colorado. The event focuses specifically on the industrial hemp industry and brings hemp businesses and professionals from around the globe together under one roof. Speakers will address a variety of aspects about hemp laws and business opportunities.
More information: nocohempexpo.com.

April 3-7: The University of Arizona’s Controlled Environment Agriculture Center invites the public to attend its Greenhouse Crop Production & Engineering Design Short Course on campus in Tucson, Arizona on April 3-7. The course does not discuss cannabis cultivation, but focuses on the best information in controlled environment agriculture. It includes presentations from industry experts, hands-on education and training workshops, plus a commercial greenhouse tour. Webinar options are available for those who cannot attend the course in person.
More information: ceac.arizona.edu/public-courses.

April 10-12: The International Cannabis Business Conference crosses the Atlantic to bring ICBC Berlin on April 10-12 at the Maritim ProArte Hotel Berlin. Considered to be one of the leading European nations for the cannabis industry, Germany’s progressive medical marijuana regulations will soon allow licensed companies to begin cultivating medical marijuana. The Berlin show plans on servicing those soon-to-launch companies with educational tracks, vendor booths and A-list speakers like Steve DeAngelo and U.S. Congressman Dana Rohrabacher. Tickets are on sale now.

More information: internationalcbc.com/icbc-berlin.

April 12-13: Organizers at the Imperious Expo are set to host the Cannabis Business Expo on April 12-13 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Arizona. The show plans to promote the legal medical cannabis industry in Arizona by hosting a lineup of speakers discussing the latest issues in the state, educational tracks, an exhibitor’s hall and by providing discussion forums for industry professionals to network. Tickets for the show are available now.

More information: imperiousexpo.com.

April 21-22: The first conference to offer Continued Medical Education (CME) credits for healthcare professionals interested in medical cannabis is coming to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania on April 21-22. The World Medical Marijuana Business Conference & Expo is a 22.5-credit CME course that provides the essential education physicians and providers need to implement medical cannabis into their practice. The educational content has been curated to apply to several medical states. The course, hosted by Compassionate Certification Centers, is just one part of the event, the show also includes a 200-booth vendor section, a cocktail mixer and a chance to meet with former NFL star, Ricky Williams. Tickets are on sale now.

More information: www.compassionatecertificationcenters.com.

April 21-23: The Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel hosts O’Cannabiz on April 21-23 in Ontario, Canada. The event addresses Canada’s decriminalization of marijuana from a business perspective. Organizers hope to prepare attendees for the new marketplace through panels and discussions with forward-thinking industry leaders. The first day of the show provides attendees with a crash course of the industry, while more complex topics are addressed during the following days. Each day of the show includes breakfast, lunch and an evening mixer. Tickets are available now.
More information: ocannabiz.com.

April 25 & 28: The National Business Institute brings its Marijuana Business Law in California seminars to the Holiday Inn Orange County Airport Hotel on April 25, in Santa Ana, California and then to the Hilton Garden Inn on April 28, in San Bernadino, California. Although each seminar provides six continuing legal education (CLE) credits for attorneys and seven continuing professional education (CPE) credits for accountants; bankers, lenders, enrolled agents, paralegals and certified financial planners are also encouraged to attend. Presenters include: Oren Bitan, Michele E. Brooke, Abraham Finberg, Jessica C. McElfresh and Daniel F. Wheeler. Registration and ticket sales are open now.

More information: www.nbi-sems.com

May 3-4: The fifth annual Indoor Ag-Con is to be held on May 3-4 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Nevada. This year the show has adopted a steam-punk theme to celebrate the merging of old and new technologies accessible to commercial marijuana producers. The two-day conference focuses heavily on indoor agriculture and the vendors, speakers and educational tracks share the same emphasis. Tickets and exhibitor packages are available now.

More information: indoor.ag.

May 16-19: The spring Marijuana Business Conference and Expo will be at the Gaylord National Harbor Hotel in Washington, D.C. on May 16-19. The business crash course is scheduled for the opening day, while the MJBizCon Mixer will be May 17. The spring event also features new networking opportunities, three days of educational tracks, roundtables and seminars, and access to a variety of exhibitors. While the fall Marijuana Business Conference is held annually in Las Vegas, the spring show moves around the country. In previous years, it has been in Chicago and Orlando, Florida.

More information: mjbizconference.com.

June 3-4: Maximum Yield Inc. is set to debut its next line of indoor grow events, starting with GrowX on June 3-4 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. After 15 years of hosting indoor gardening shows, Maximum Yield plans to include a medical cannabis component along with the latest in products and technology.

More information: mygrowx.com.

June 12-14: The NCIA Cannabis Business Summit returns to Oakland, California on June 12-14. Show organizers expect a record turnout at the Marriott hotel.
The fourth annual event will have more than 250 exhibitors and at least 4,000 business executives and buyers. The show is open to the general public; however, exhibitor space is reserved for NCIA members. Ticket information and the show’s agenda have yet to be announced.
More information: cannabisbusinesssummit.com.

June 14-16: The Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo heads back to the Javits Convention Center for its fourth year in New York City on June 14-16. The event continues to provide B2B networking, educational seminars and the latest in technological solutions for New England and New York. Show organizers have booked industry service providers from accounting to vaping. Registration is open now for attendees and exhibitors. New details are to be announced as the show gets closer.

More information: www.cwcbexpo.com.

June 21-22: Last year, Marijuana Venture launched the Interchange trade show with two successful events in the Seattle area. The purpose behind the event is to get growers and processors in the same room as retail owners and buyers for two days of one-on-one meetings.

In 2017, Marijuana Venture is again planning two Interchange buyers markets at the Renton Pavilion in Renton, Washington. The first will be held June 21-22. It will be limited to 50 retailers and 50 growers/processors. The events sell out fast, so interested parties should contact Marijuana Venture at 425-656-3621 or email Melanie Boehm at mboehm@topics-ent.com.

The first Interchange buyers market in June 2016 featured about 25 growers and 25 retailers. It was deliberately kept small in order for the staff of Marijuana Venture to gauge the interest level and to work out any glitches. We learned a lot from that first event (most of it good), and immediately booked the Renton Pavilion for a second event in the fall. The show in November was expanded to 40 retailers and 35 grower/processors. As with the earlier show, the fall event was a huge success, and both sides of the business (retailers and producer/processors) commented that they got a lot of work done and made many new connections.

By Marijuana Venture’s estimates based on feedback, total sales and commitments exceeded $10 million at the Fall 2016 Interchange, and several growers sold their entire crop in two days of meetings.

More information: gjames@topics-ent.com.

July 15-18: Cultivate ’17 The largest commercial cultivation show in the U.S. returns to the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio on July 15-18. The show gathers the largest players in commercial agriculture under one roof to share innovations in technology and network. Organizers welcome cannabis cultivators to attend and take advantage of the wealth of ideas and trade secrets utilized in Big Ag.

Tickets are on sale now.

More information: cultivate17.org.

August 28-30: The 2017 Cannabis Science Conference is set to open on August 28-30 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon for three days of cannabis science. The show brings together an assortment of industry experts, lab operators, instrument manufacturers, policy makers, research scientists, medical practitioners and aspiring professionals to help one another improve cannabis science. More details are to be announced as the show dates get closer.

More information: www.cannabisscienceconference.com.

To submit an event for inclusion in the Marijuana Venture calendar, email Editor@MarijuanaVenture.com.

September 13-15: Haste makes waste and the organizers behind the CWCBE have already announced that the Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition Los Angeles will return to Los Angeles on September 13-15. Show details are scarce at the moment but exhibitors are already lining up to be a part of the West Coast event. More details are to be announced as over the coming months.

More information: www.cwcbexpo.com.

To submit an event for inclusion in the Marijuana Venture calendar, email Editor@MarijuanaVenture.com.

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