Cannabis Across Borders: The Big List of Cannabis Conferences

No matter where you are in the US, Canada, or the world, there are cannabis industry events to help you network, gain insights, and accelerate traction in the cannabis market near you.

by Joint Effort · March 06, 2023

Cannabis conference season is just around the corner! Find the best conferences, expos and cannabis events in this round-up

No matter where you are in the US, Canada, or the world, there are cannabis industry events to help you network, gain insights, and accelerate traction in the cannabis market near you. Don’t see your favorite on the list? Let us know!

United States Cannabis Conferences & Expos

MJBizCon Vegas

In its 11th year, MJBizCon is the #1 cannabis business conference and tradeshow in the world. This award-winning event showcases over 1,400 exhibitors, 320,000 square feet of exhibits, a 3-day conference, pre-show forums, and 140 speakers. As well as extraordinary networking and partnership-building opportunities. 2023 is said to be the biggest show yet.

  • November 28-December 1, 2023 - Las Vegas, Nevada

Hall of Flowers

The original and largest Hall of Flowers event in North America, the event features innovative new products alongside technology, speaker sessions and educational activation. The show focuses on the weed industry including several consumption lounges where buyers can try brands first-hand.

  • May 3-4, 2023 - Santa Rosa, California

The Emerald Conference (produced by MJBizScience)

The 8th annual Emerald Conference is the original, longest-running interdisciplinary cannabis science event. It provides a platform for scientific communication, collaboration and discovery, as well as how science and data support best practices in cultivation, production, and quality assurance.

  • March 1-3, 2023 - Loews Coronado Bay Resort, San Diego, California

NECANN (New England Cannabis Conference) Cannabis and Hemp Convention

Since 2014, NECANN has held insightful and engaging conventions, which expand market opportunities for businesses, entrepreneurs, investors, educators, patients, advocates, and consumers within the cannabis industry. These conventions take a collaborative approach with the local industries and communities, which has resulted in consistently high returns for exhibitors, sponsors, attendees, and the local cannabis market as a whole. There are also several separate ticket workshops available, after-parties and networking events.

  • March 10-12, 2023 - Boston MA
  • May 6-7, 2023 – Burlington, Vermont
  • May 20-21, 2023 - Hartford, Connecticut
  • June 2-3, 2023 - Chicago, Illinois
  • September 8-9, 2023 –Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • September 8-9, 2023 - Albany, New York


After Mississippi and Oklahoma's medical cannabis legalization in 2022, Cannacon is a go, featuring products, services, innovations and cannabis technologies. Learn from industry experts as well as see the world's best genetics, latest growing tech, extraction products, dispensary displays, POS systems, and more. Known as “The Nation's Leading B2B Show for the Cannabis Industry,” CannaCon prides itself in its tongue-in-cheek messaging around bringing together the industry’s best and brightest.

  • February 24-25, 2023 - Biloxi, Mississippi
  • March 31-April 1, 2023 - Oklahoma
  • May 19- 20, 2023 - West Albuquerque
  • August 4-5, 2023 - CannaCon West Long Beach
  • October 6-7, 2023 - CannaCon Midwest Detroit

Lucky Leaf Expo

Lucky Leaf Expo is the provider of dynamic and high-quality business-to-business events for the evolving cannabis industry. The events focus on creating multiple growth channels for canna-pros across the country. Lucky Leaf events provide cutting-edge research, networking opportunities and insights. Attracting the best of the best in the cannabis industry, the company strives to inspire the next generation of cannabis heavy hitters in cultivation, extraction, retail, branding, compliance, distribution, media, and more.

  • March 24-25, 2023 - Kansas City, Missouri
  • April 14-15, 2023 – Albany, New York
  • May 5-6, 2023 - Jackson, Mississippi
  • June 8-9, 2023 - Edison, New Jersey
  • July 21-22, 2023 - Baltimore, Maryland
  • September 22-23, 2023 - Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • October 6-7, 2023 - St Louis, Missouri

Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference

Meet the biggest industry players and professionals, and make deals that can expand the cannabis sector. Featuring group networking events daily and an official event networking app that gives individuals the ability to easily set up one-on-one meetings.

  • April 11-12, 2023 - Miami Beach, Florida

Cannabis Science Conference - Spring

The most technical conference in cannabis science focuses on analytical science, medical cannabis, cultivation, and psychedelics. The event features keynotes, presentations, round table discussions, and exhibits.

  • April 19-21, 2023 - Portland, Oregon

National Cannabis Festival

National Cannabis Festival is an event that celebrates marijuana legalization in Washington DC. featuring a festival, concerts (2 Chainz and Juicy J), cannabis education, a munchie zone, and an award show.

  • April 22, 2023 - Washington DC

MJ Unpacked

MJ Unpacked is the only event that features hundreds of cannabis CPG brands within the United States that are able to connect and collaborate with retailers, manufacturers and investors. The event is exclusively for cannabis retail and brand executives with a title of manager or higher, as well as active investors within the industry.

  • April 26-28, 2023 - Midtown, NYC

Regenerative Cannabis Live

Series of leading events hosted at the United Nations by Regennabis. Event discussions are surrounding regulated cannabis and hemp industries and how they will drive economic, social and environmental impact and drive the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. Which will be done by uniting government, nonprofit, and corporate leaders.

  • May 10-11, 2023 - New York City (held at the United Nations)


CannMed 23 - Innovation and Investment Summit - is an exclusive experience of discovery, development, and networking, that features innovators from around the world. Since the year 2016, CannMed has showcased some of the greatest minds in medicinal plant medicine, cultivation, and safety testing. It is one of the most sought-after forums to announce the latest research and technologies, all while networking with current and prospective customers.”

  • May 15-17, 2023 - JW Marriott, Marco Island, Florida

The 5th Annual Luxury Meets Cannabis Conference

B2B trade event that connects its showcasing cannabis, CBD, and hemp brands to traditional realtors, leading dispensaries, global media, and the investment community.

  • May 18-19, 2023 - New York City, New York

Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo)

All things regarding the cannabis market - learn the potential through educational sessions, new innovative products, networking opportunities, and so much more. “Where cannabis and hemp business gets done.”

  • June 1-3, 2023 - New York City, New York

Cannaone Bizcon Expo

The 2023 CannaOne BizCon Expo is where ground-breaking technology is introduced, innovative solutions are showcased and game-changing cannabis trends are brought to the spotlight. Individuals in attendance should prepare to explore aisles of the best business solutions, limitless ideas, and inspiration. This expo will allow you to be hands-on with the products, services, and people driving the future of the cannabis industry. Event extras include; the CannaOne Industry Awards, CannaOne Topgolf Tournament, specialized workshops, and much more.

  • June 21-23, 2023 - Las Vegas, Nevada

Lift San Francisco

Lift is a strategy-focused, advocacy-oriented business and community leadership event. Those who attend will be equipped with the information needed to drive and grow in today's cannabis market in California and elsewhere. Featuring exhibitors, panels, speakers, networking and more!

  • August 2-4, 2023 - San Francisco, California

Real Cannabis Entrepreneur Conference

The only event that focuses on providing business owners, investors, and opportunists with real-life information and “how tos' on how to navigate and break into the cannabis industry. No theory or policy-based discussions, this event is based on practicality.

  • October 20-21, 2023 – Newark, New Jersey

Canada Cannabis Conferences & Expos

When Canada legalized in 2018, the cannabis industry had already been well established in the medical cannabis market. Five years later, the Canadian cannabis conference season continues to blossom. Follow the shmoke across the border at these great networking events and cannabis conferences.

Canadian Cannabis Conference

An event where individuals in the cannabis industry can mingle and connect with others. The Canadian Cannabis Summit is the first in Western Canada to join together medical and therapeutic professionals, policymakers and law enforcement, investment and business strategists, innovation, technology, and community leaders.

  • May 30-June 1, 2023 - Calgary, Alberta(v)

Lift Expo

Premiere gathering of top business leaders and individuals in the cannabis industry. Featuring speakers, panels, networking, and learning with partners and exhibitors at the conference.

  • June 1-3rd, 2023 - Toronto, Ontario
  • January 11-13, 2024 - Vancouver, BC

Grow Up Conference and Expo

Privately owned since 2017, the cannabis event focuses on cultivation, extraction and psychedelics. The award-winning show features cannabis and psychedelic speakers, professionals, and companies.

  • May 28-30, 2023 - Edmonton, Alberta
  • October 1-3, 2023 - Victoria, B.C

The Atlantic Canada Conference and Expo

Cannabis conference and tradeshow focusing on educating Atlantic Canadians about the legal cannabis industry and its growing business. The interactive learning environment allows you to mingle with industry professionals, experts, and entrepreneurs.

  • May 14-15 2020 - PEI
  • No dates yet in 2023


O’ Cannabiz Conference Expo & Awards producers have loads of experience orchestrating high-profile national events, as well as creating global connections between business communities. This expo features all things cannabis, including topics regarding policy and regulations, marketing, advertising and branding, growing and cultivation, innovations and emerging topics, and much more!

  • June 1-3, 2022 - Toronto, Ontario
  • No 2023 dates available (yet!)

Future Cannabis Strategies North America 2023

Future Cannabis Strategies NA brings together business leaders in the cannabis industry for a two-day event filled with insights and discussion regarding the CBD industry.

  • March 8-9, 2023 - Toronto, Ontario


Cannexpo is Canada's largest cannabis consumer show, bringing together Consumers, Budtenders, Retail Store Owners, Industry Newcomers, and those who are interested in learning more about legal cannabis.

  • March 24-26, 2023 - Toronto, Ontario

Niagara Falls 420 Expo

North America’s favorite cannabis celebration features 30,000 sq ft of all things cannabis, including exhibitors, educational seminars, guest speakers, and manufacturers. This year expect a special performance by Afroman.

  • April 22, 2023 - Niagara Falls, Canada

Growing Relationships - by Stratcann

An event that is specifically designed to create opportunities for building relationships and creating a conversation within the community. Bringing together retailers and manufacturers for a day of discussion and learning.

  • April 29, 2023 - Calgary, Alberta

Hall of Flowers

A successful cannabis trade show makes its way to Toronto, previously featured in California and Nevada, Hall of Flowers is one of the largest gatherings of Canadian cannabis brands and retailers. “Unparalleled leaders in the Canadian marketplace showed their offerings to buyers representing over 70% of the province.”

  • May 31-June 1, 2022 - Toronto, Ontario

Unicorn Cup

6th annual Unicorn Cup is a 3-day music, camping, and cannabis education event. This event celebrated the spirit of cannabis, regenerative farming practices, and bridging the gap between governance, legal producers, consumers, and the transitioning legacy market.

  • August 11-14, 2023 - Salmo, BC

Montreal Cannabis Expo

Join like-minded industry professionals working in the cannabis industry, which includes Licensed Producers, growers, investors, suppliers, healthcare providers, job-seekers, and media. The event showcases the best products, services, and world-class speakers the industry has to offer, a place to learn and share everything there is to know about the cannabis industry.

  • September 13-14, 2023 - Montreal, Quebec

BC Cannabis Summit

The BC Craft Farmers Co-op (BCCFC) and the Retail Cannabis Council of BC invites the craft cannabis sector to the Okanagan Valley for the second annual BC Cannabis Summit. The three-day event features industry experts’ insights, advice, policy discussions and resolutions, a business trade show, industry networking, as well as special events.

  • April 21-23rd, 2023 - Kelowna, BC

Europe Cannabis Conferences & Expos

The cannabis industry across Europe is bringing people together across the continent as countries begin to debate and legalize medical and recreational cannabis. Visit some of the best conferences and expos around the world!

International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC)

Europe's longest-running and biggest B2B trade show and conference. The event attracts 350+ sponsors, exhibitors, and 5000+ attendees from more than 80 countries, and this year’s Berlin event has a side event as well – Berlin Global Investment Forum, an exclusive investor network to help the cannabis industry in Germany thrive.

  • June 29-30, 2023 - Berlin, Germany

International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) - Barcelona

The ICBC has partnered with Spannabis to create a one-day mega-event. The ICBC and Spannabis are co-hosting the Spannabis kick-off, starting with Spain and Europe cannabis policy, and ending with an incredible VIP after-party. Anyone serious about succeeding in the cannabis industry should attend as leading cannabis industry policy and experts gather from around the world to join this B2B event.

* March 9, 2023 - Barcelona, Spain


A three-day event in which exhibitors, professionals, and opportunists from the cannabis sector can discuss, network, and search for potential clients. The conference features approximately 280 exhibitors and over 3000 professional guests, featuring music and performances, the “Spannabis Cup,” the International Cannabis Forum, and of course, the International Cannabis Business Conference. In the epicenter of cannabis culture in Spain, this event is an incredible must-attend for the cannabis industry.

  • March 10-12, 2023 - Fira de Cornellá, Barcelona

Cannabis Europa

After a break since 2018, the event is back featuring 1500+ influential leaders within the industry. From cannabis companies, active investors, and key politicians — the combination needed to grow the European cannabis industry and businesses forward.

  • May 2-3rd, 2023- London, UK

The Body

The Body, hosted by the Cannabis Trades Association, is the first and largest expo in Europe specifically focusing on Cannabinoids in Sports, Beauty, Wellness and pharmaceutical Cannabinoid products.

  • May 4-6, 2023 - Koln, Germany

CannaTrade International Cannabis Expo

This Expo features more than 150 worldwide exhibitors presenting tried-and-tested products, new products and innovations. Including a Business Lounge, for the exclusive use of business partners, and a comfortable Chillout-Area for visitors. Individuals also have the opportunity to enjoy a meal at the Hemp Food Festival, as well as much more

  • May 12-14, 2023 - Zurich, Switzerland

The CBD Show

An international event focusing on CBD, individuals from all around the world are to attend and showcase their products and services. This two-day, free-for-consumers event brings together head buyers from luxury & major retailers, global e-tailers, national and European wholesalers, distributors, pharmacy stores, and e-commerce owners.

  • May 22-23, 2023 - London, UK

Cannabis Business Europe

Individuals can participate in a number of ways, including case-study presentations, interactive discussions, Q&A sessions, and hands-on workshops. The layout of the event allows one to pick and choose freely between sessions and choose what sessions one would like to attend. Live-streaming may be an option for those who cannot attend the event physically.

  • May 25-26, 2023 - Frankfurt, Germany


GreenTech is the #1 horticulture technology platform in the Netherlands. Industry professionals worldwide come together to connect networks and share knowledge and insight about the market. This event offers visitors an overview of the products and services of the world’s leading brands and businesses.

  • June 13-15, 2023 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

4.20 Hemp Fest

4.20 Hemp Fest is the first and official European event created around the “4:20”, which is the ultimate symbol of cannabis culture. The event is held at the center of the Cannabis market in Italy. This gives the opportunity for national and international exhibitors to meet and create new business opportunities in the constantly expanding cannabis market.

  • December 8-10, 2023- Milan, Italy

Let us know which of these events you’ll be attending, and maybe we will see you there!