Here you have a list of the most important American cannabis events and cups for 2016, where you can meet amateurs and professionals of the sector. Do not hesitate to attend these events if you have the chance, it is an excellent opportunity to become an active part of the cannabis community!
HempCon Cup, Bakersfield, 8-10 January
The cannabis cup of HempCon, an event especially focused on medical marijuana, with dispensaries, legal services, care givers, etc. There are other HempCon editions across the USA: San Francisco, Las Vegas, etc.
The HempCon Cup will also be held during these days, with growers, breeders, extract artists, edible chefs and many more!
More info: hempcon.com/showsbakers.html
Indo Expo Trade Show, Denver, 30-31 January
A trade show for professionals of the cannabis industry, who can meet new enterpreneurs and pursue business. A perfect place to build new professional relationships between brands and companies.
Product demonstrations, seminars, workshops, classes…Connect, learn and share at Indo Expo Trade Show.
More info: indoexpoco.com
High Times Socal Cannabis Cup, San Bernardino, 30-31 January and 5-7 February
High Times, a magazine based in New York, has been involved with the cannabis community since 1974 and organizes this event anually in different parts of the world: Jamaica, California, Oregon, etc.
This event is about anything relatetd to marijuana, from growing systems to the different ways to ingest cannabis. This year’s edition will be held over two weekends in San Bernardino, California. A mandatory visit for any cannabis lover!
More info: cannabiscup.com
Marijuana Investor Summit & Business Expo, San Francisco, 3-5 March
An event held in San Francisco, California focused on educating company owners and investors involved in the marijuana sector.
Among the speakers, we find Ed Rosenthal, Ethan Nadelmann – Executive Director of Drug Policy Alliance – Randy Shipley – CEO of Cannafund – Chris Bunka – CEO of Lexari Energy- and many more!
Denver High Times Cannabis Cup, Denver, 16-17 April
One of the most important marijuana festivals, it gathers professionals, vendors, celebrities and cannabis enthusiasts from all over the world, who enjoy two days in company of other marijuana lovers.
The event includes concerts, a trade show, speeches and, of course, the cannabis cup.
More info: cannabiscup.com/denver/
Canna-Bliss Music Festival, Melbourne, 3 days, April
3 days of music concerts of all kinds, food stalls, education and lots of cannabis friends in support of medical marijuana and hemp products.
More than 20 bands will rock the place, do not miss it and visit beautiful Florida!
Annual 4/20 events, worldwide, 20 April
Commemorating the international cannabis day, several events will be held in the most important cities of the world in support of our beloved plant.
A nice chance to show the world that we are just peaceful people who enjoy growing plants!
Global marijuana march, worldwide, around 7 May
This annual parade is held in different cities and countries across the world. It is usually held on the first Saturday of May and includes marches, meetings, rallies, raves, concerts, festivals and more!
More info: GMM-420 events
Lift Cannabis Expo, Toronto, 28-29 May
A perfect place to learn about one of the fastest growing industries of North America, which gathers consumers, professionals, enterpreneurs, job seekers from both America and Europe.
Seed banks, nutrient companies, dispensaries and clinics, hydroponics manufacturers, and many more will gather in Toronto to have a wider knowledge of the cannabis industry.
More info: liftexpo.ca
Cannabis Business Summit, Oakland, 20-22 June
This Californian event describes itself as “the only event where senators, congressional representatives and policy influencers converge with industry leaders and entrepreneurs to shape the cannabis economy.”
As the name suggests, it is mainly focused on business and policy reform.
More info: cannabisbusinesssummit.com
Chalice California, San Bernardino, 9-10 July
An event strickly aimed towards medical marijuana and focused on cannabis concentrates and extracts. Music, glass art, speeches and the awards ceremony for the best concentrates…what else can we ask for?
More info: chalicecalifornia.com
Annual 7/10 events, worldwide, 10 July
A recently established annual event, in which lovers of dabbing and butane honey oil concentrates (BHO) celebrate their passion. Grab your best bubbler and BHO and just dab it!
If you turn 710 upside down it spells out “oil”.
Seattle Hempfest, Seattle, 19-21 August
Seattle Hempfest is probably one of the largest gatherings of cannabis lovers demanding legislation reform of marijuana. This festival is free includes speakers, music bands, business and many more!
This year’s edition will be the 25th, so Seattle Hempfest is a protestival that you can’t miss!
More info: hempfest.org
Boston Freedom Rally, Boston, 26-27 September
The 27th edition of this classic annual freedom rally will gather once again people asking to end the prohibition on cannabis. An event focused on marijuana reform in which everyone is welcome. Bands, speeches, vendors and lots of cannabis lovers!
More info: The Boston Freedom Rally FB
Lift Cannabis Expo Vancouver, Vancouver, Fall 2016
Lift has announced that their first medical cannabis expo will be held this fall in Vancouver.
More info: Lift Cannabis Expo Vancouver
Emerald Cup, Santa Rosa, 10-11 December
A new edition of this prestigious cup will be held at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, California. This cup gathers growers, breeders, extract artists, patients and cannabis enthusiasts who enjoy the good vibes, music concerts, speeches, etc. The cup is focused on outdoor cannabis strains.
It’s not a coincidence that the Rolling Stone magazine calls this event “the Academy Awards of the cannabis industry.”
More info: theemeraldcup.com
We’ll be updating this post as soon as we have more events, dates and places confirmed…Stay tuned!