2019: The 5 Best Cannabis Conferences You Need to Know

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If you’re interested in growing your cannabis business this year, head to conference. It’s just the place to get inspired while rubbing shoulders with industry leaders. Find answers, follow trends, listen to the advice of weed professionals. Also, lots of swag.

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NCIA Seed to Sale

When: Feb 12-13, 2019
Where: Boston, MA

Get in good with industry leaders and discover untapped markets at this New England B2B cannabis summit. The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) hosts this conference annually and boasts over 3000 cannabis industry gurus and the latest and greatest in cannabis innovation, science and tech. This conference isn’t just any old conference, it's the only national show focused solely on seed to sale.

Cannagrow Expo

When: March 6-8, 2019
Where: online

The CannaGrow conference is unique because it’s completely online. Yes, you participate in a virtual conference. This includes a virtual lobby that features access to 125 cannabis exhibitors, a community chat room, and, perhaps the most valuable part – access to 25 educational panels. So, you can watch cannabis heavy hitters while wearing your sweatpants. And, you’ll be able to connect directly with reps from vendor companies, explore new products, check out virtual demos and more, all while sitting in your own home…still in your sweatpants.

photo courtesy Cannagrow Expo


When: April 1-3, 2019
Where: Tel Aviv, Israel

Once a year cannabis innovators gather in Tel Aviv to connect with fellow entrepreneurs worldwide to discuss the latest in weed. There are stellar speaking panels composed of the world’s leading scientists, innovators, professors, and industry leaders. This conference is focused on connecting the global cannabis community, and so far they’ve mingled with 40 countries to boot. Why Israel? Well, they are on of the global leaders in medical cannabis research, and the medical cannabis market has increased by 70 percent in the last few years.

Cannabis Science Conference

When/Where: April 8-10, 2019 (Baltimore); Sept. 4-6, 2019 (Portland)

This conferences focuses on, yes, you guessed it, science. It’s the world’s largest and most technical science expo around, and it features tons of celebrity cannabis speakers, industry experts, research scientists, doctors, and even policy makers. Safe to say this is a diverse and interesting conference; 2018 saw over 3000 attendees from over 20 countries.


When: June 12-14, 2019
Where: New Orleans

So what’s next for the cannabis industry? MJBizConNEXT has all the answers. Part of the leading cannabis conference family, this conference is for the weed biz folks. (Looking at you, executives growing companies and leaders leaning in to innovation!) The 250 exhibitors showcase their finest new technology, fancy new products, and fruitful ideas that are shaping the future of the cannabis industry.

Main photo courtesy of CannaTech Tel Aviv

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CannMed features the greatest minds in science and medicine to advance the cannabis community. With a booming industry anticipated to exceed $500B by 2028, understanding the complex science and its medical benefits for patients in need is how this conference series was born. Since our inaugural event at Harvard Medical School in 2016, we have been passionately driven to further the scientific and cultural dialogue. Medicinal Genomics invites all attendees or sponsors to experience firsthand why CannMed continues to lead the way in cannabis science.