Cannabis Cultivation Conferences You Can't Miss In 2022

After COVID-19 placed many industry events on hold, cannabis professionals have plenty of opportunities to connect and network in 2022.

Cannabis Cultivation Conferences You Can't Miss In 2022

by Katherine Hargreaves | AROYA Contributor

As the world of cannabis explodes in growth, conferences catering to industry professionals and enthusiasts have attracted people from all over the world. Even though the COVID-19 pandemic put a damper on the scene, there are numerous events scheduled for 2022 and beyond that promise to be worth your time and travel costs. With so many events bringing together the cannabis community, it pays to keep a finger on the pulse of the scene.


Cannabis Conference (August 23-25th, 2022, Las Vegas NV)

One of the leading industry events for cultivators, retailers, and manufacturers, the Cannabis Conference has become known for the quality programming and educational offerings that touch upon everything from cultivation to commercial dispensaries. While most of the programming focuses exclusively on cannabis, this year will also include a dedicated track for hemp and hemp-derived products. Participants can expect a range of speakers and industry perspectives, as well as an exhibition hall featuring cannabis technologies, solutions, and services. Considered one of the premier networking and educational advancement opportunities for those in the industry, the Cannabis Conference is not to be missed.

CannaCon (Several Dates and Locations in 2022)

This regional, all-day expo brings together 800+ exhibitors and over 25,000 attendees who are invested in the future of cannabis. With several locations across the country, CannaCon makes it easy for cannabis professionals, entrepreneurs, and dispensaries to meet the people behind the best products and services in the industry. Considered the nation’s leading business-to-business conference, this expo is designed to make it easy to connect with others in the area who are leading the development of this explosive market.

SXSW (March 14-15th, Austin, TX)

Arguably one of the coolest conferences on the scene, SXSW is not exclusively focused on cannabis but rather identifying the trends and technologies shaping the conversations of the future. Exploring an exciting mix of cutting-edge creativity and innovation, SXSW’s Cannabis Industry Evolution summit will explore the immense opportunities for the people and businesses who are shaping this rapidly expanding market. Scattered across Austin, TX, this conference is sure to attract a mix of innovators, entrepreneurs, eclectics, and others who are curious about what will push the conversation forward in the following years.

CWCBExpo (2022 dates TBD, New York City, NY)

The Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition meets every year in the business capital of the world: New York City. The tri-state area is one of the largest cannabis and hemp economic sectors in the country, and this conference promises to be the place to network and learn from those who are shaping the industry. More than just a cannabis cultivation conference, this exposition also features curated plenary sessions by business notables and timely topics on legislation, investment, business opportunities, research, social equity, environmental issues, and regulation. This conference ultimately serves as a conversation both about the state of cannabis, and where it’s going.

CannMed (May 3-5 2022, Pasadena, CA)

This conference hosted by Medicinal Genomics brings together the best minds in cannabis science, medicine, cultivation, and safety in order to promote the science and medical benefits of cannabis. Doctors and other industry pioneers often use this conference to announce their newest findings and breakthrough technology, and speakers cover everything from seed to sale. A premier event for those who are serious about the science behind cannabis, this conference comes highly recommended.

Cannabis Science Conference (February 2-4, Long Beach, CA)

One of the largest and most technical conferences in the continental states, the Cannabis Science Conference is another premier medical cannabis event that brings together industry experts, instrument manufacturers, testing labs, research scientists, medical practitioners, and policymakers who are interested in improving cannabis science and education. Participants will also be impressed by the range of vendors who will demonstrate techniques and technologies that focus on analytical testing and extraction methods.


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