Can’t Miss List of Cannabis Industry Conferences & Conventions in 2020

In this article, we’re cutting through the noise to bring you our definitive list of the can’t-miss cannabis conferences and conventions.

Cannabis industry professionals, marijuana businesses, growers, investors, retailers, and everyone else, listen up! These are the can’t-miss cannabis events of 2020.

Get your tickets, find a babysitter, and mark your calendars, because 2020 is going to be pedal-to-the-medal for this industry.

The Emerald Conference

What: The Emerald Conference

Where: Loews Coronado Bay ResortSan Diego, California

When: February 26-29, 2020

It’s touted as the most advanced technical and comprehensive science conference in the cannabis industry. The Emerald Conference is the leading industry event for spotting grow-tech innovations.

It’s also the best conference for getting industry insights into scientific data supporting best practices in cultivation, production, and quality assurance.

Topics covered at The Emerald Conference include –

  • Analytical testing
  • Extraction science
  • Research and development
  • Cultivation science
  • Formulations
  • Preclinical research

Cannabis Conference in Las Vegas

What: Cannabis Conference 2020 + Registration

Where: Paris Las VegasLas Vegas, Nevada

When: April 21-23

The Cannabis Conference is an industry event that’s similar to a large-scale educational industry seminal with a cutting edge trade show.

This will be a major cannabis industry event considering it falls on 4/20 weekend in Las Vegas where adult-use recreational marijuana is legal.

Promoted as the – leading cultivation and dispensary education event – The Cannabis Conference offers attendees the chance to learn, network, and grow.

The three-day event focuses primarily on cannabis cultivators, producers, and retailers. The Cannabis Conference will also hold a large exhibition hall featuring trending cannabis tech, professional cannabis cultivator, and retail business solutions.

New England Cannabis Convention & Trade Show


New England Cannabis Convention


Hynes Convention Center

Boston, Massachusetts


March 20-22 2020

Holding its annual convention in Boston since 2014, NECANN has consistently proved to be the biggest cannabis industry event in the Northeastern US.

With thousands of attendees and hundreds of exhibitors, this cannabis convention is a can’t-miss for industry professionals in the New England region.

The 2020 Cannabis Convention will undoubtedly be a record-breaker with an approximate 10,000 visitors expected to attend. The non-consumption even is a full weekend long and will also be hosted in Reno, Nevada on global stoner holiday April 20, 2020.


The National Cannabis Industry is a collective of nearly 2,000 member-business and tens-of-thousands of cannabis professionals.

It’s the only national trade association advancing the interests of the responsible cannabis industry.

As of late 2019, the National Cannabis Industry already has four major cannabis industry events on the books for February, May, June, and August in the respective cities.

What: NE Cannabis Business Conference

Where: Hynes Convention Center Boston, MA

When: February 19-20, 2020

What: 10th Annual Cannabis Industry Lobby Days

Where: Washington, D.C.

When: May 19-21, 2020

What: Cannabis Business Summit & Expo

Where: Moscone Center San Francisco, California

When: June 15-17, 2020

What: Midwest Cannabis Business Conference

Where: Detroit, MI

When: August 26-27, 2020

5 Bonus Cannabis Industry Events Schedules

Didn’t find the industry event you were looking for?

Check out these helpful cannabis industry sources for dozens of more events, conferences, and conventions coming up over the next year.

  1. Cannabis Business Times
  2. Tradefest
  3. 420 Intel
  4. Green Entrepreneur
  5. National Cannabis Industry Association Events Page
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