With cannabis on the rise as a form of treatment and preventive medicine for numerous illnesses, it’s no wonder we’re seeing an increase in medical cannabis events that are mainstreaming cannabis across the world. There are 8 main events that really showcase the medical and business side of the Cannabis Revolution:
Cannabis Events You Should Attend
When: March 18th – 22nd, 2016
Where: Lowes Madison Hotel, Washington D.C.
The National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference features medicinal cannabis experts, doctors, and industry leaders who discuss topics from traditional methods and products to everything you need to know about cannabis in general.
The purpose of the event is to connect people based on the belief that “We have an incredible opportunity to change laws and set policy in motion that will result in safe access globally”.
This event is summed up as a crash course on everything cannabis.
This annual conference hosts a breakfast and lunch everyday of the event.
UIC Medicinal Cannabis Symposium – 2016
When: May on Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th
Where: Exhibition Hall, Rosehill Gardens, Australia
United in Compassion (UIC) is a professional non-profit organization that aims to make medicinal cannabis an affordable and legal method of treatment for all patients. UIC is comprised of many doctors and leading cannabis experts.
They promise to provide education from experts to not only support the Australians’ Medical Marijuana scheme but more importantly for those who suffer from illness and can benefit from cannabis treatments.
The subject is not spoken about enough in Australia and this event is geared to lead the revolution in the country.
The conference is very well organized with different experts hosting new topics each day such as treatment for epilepsy, cancer, the endocannabinoid system and the chemistry of botanical cannabis.
When: May 28th & 29th, 2016 / September 17th & 18th, 2016
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Center / Vancouver
Lift Cannabis Expo is one of the leading cannabis events in the sates which covers medicinal cannabis legalization, the production process, business methods, strains, cultivation, and you even hear from edible experts.
This event has a large line up of notable speakers such as Jodie Emery who discussed “Running and managing a business in the cannabis industry” and Darren McCarty a Former player for the Detroit Redwings, who shares his story and how medical cannabis became ‘a priority’ in his life.
This event is for everyone, advocates, patients, business entrepreneurs, researchers. It looks at all sides of the Medical Marijuana Revolution and showcases it through peoples studies, stories and innovations.
When: June 15th – 17th, 2016 / September 7th – 9th, 2016
Where: New York Jacob Javits Center / Los Angeles Convention Center
The Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition is holding its 3rd expo this year and focuses mainly around the industry of medicinal cannabis. It is great for dispensary owners, those looking to get into the dispensary business, growers or anyone in the cannabis field such as sales or marketing.
This cannabis event also pulls together a well known speaker list with people such as Leonard Marshall former NFL player, now entrepreneur and Keith Stroup, one of the industry pioneers and founder of NORML.
Cannabis Business Summit & Expo
When: June 20th – 22nd, 2016
Where: Oakland, CA
This expo is intensive with over 75 speakers whom cover a great deal of information from legislation, to progression in the industry, mainstreaming cannabis into everyday products, social media marketing for dispensaries, and cannabis in politics.
It states that it’s The ONLY national event where you will have an opportunity to meet with policy makers and influencers which is a phenomenal experience for anyone advocating for the legalization of cannabis.
And when it boasts attendance numbers around 3000 you can imagine how many people you will get to meet and what you will discover at this event.
When: November 15th – 18th, 2016
Where: The Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
The Marijuana Business Conference Expo is for those who are in business or who wants to get into the Cannabis Business. At the moment it is a booming industry and it is no surprise that an event of this nature has 7500 people attending.
This annual expo focuses on the legalization of medicinal cannabis as well as the business opportunities such as dispensaries, cultivation, sales, and marketing of cannabis and cannabis products,
A few of the topics on the agenda are:
- Growing Dispensaries: Acquisitions, Add-Ons & Additional Locations
- Cultivation Facilities of the Future & Scaling a Grow
- Market Projections, Benchmark Data & Industry Outlook
- Generational Engagement Strategies for the Cannabis Industry
In 3 days you are given the opportunity to learn the fine details of the industry through the experts and successful entrepreneurs.
When: April 4 – 7, 2016 But Live recordings can be accessed if you missed it
Where: Live or Online
This event brings everything to you online. You can watch the interviews and get info directly from cannabis scientists, practitioners and patient advocates… without travelling anywhere.
The aim is to make the information accessible to everyone and to ensure you can get the up-to-date information about today’s evolving industry.
The event showcases new softwares, delivery systems, as well as studies and medical research.
Your questions about the history, dosing, the endocannabinoid system, edibles, state laws, medicinal use, testing will be answered.
When: December 2nd – 4th, 2016
Where: Parque O’Higgins house, Santiago,Chile
This annual global event comes in celebration of moderation cannabis legalization in Chile. Chileans are allowed up to 6 plants for at home use for medical, spiritual, and recreation purposes however, Chile still has public distribution, and trafficking laws against cannabis. This event is however the exception to the public laws surrounding cannabis and instead becomes a day where cannabis information and culture is collectively shared.
While these expos are a great advancement for those behind the scenes of the cannabis industry, the events that are open to the public are fantastic for patients as well.
The information received during these conferences is a very powerful tool that can be utilized to help persuade an on-the-fence family member or friend; Or used just as a resource to better inform yourself on cannabis as a medicine and treatment method.