Best California Cannabis Events to Attend in 2023

Emily Kho
May 18, 2023

The cannabis industry is witnessing explosive growth, making it increasingly vital to attend cannabis events and support the community. The cannabis industry is unique in its camaraderie, with everyone united in their goal of industry expansion and societal acceptance.

California, already a leader in the industry, continues to excite with numerous cannabis events across the state.

Let's delve into some of the must-attend California cannabis events of 2023.

Eighth Native American Cannabis and Hemp Conference

The Eighth Native American Cannabis & Hemp Conference unites Tribal Leaders, decision-makers, and industry experts to exchange information about the changing legal environment of the cannabis and hemp industries nationwide. Through sharing success stories and discussing best practices, attendees will learn how to produce safe, regulated, and superior products within their communities.

This event is crucial for Tribes already involved in this complex market who are contemplating new ways to generate revenue and jobs, and it presents a unique opportunity for professionals with products to explore the benefits of partnering with a Tribe.

Location: Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, CA

Dates: June 6 - 7, 2023

Price: Prices start at $645 and up; details can be found here.

A conference hall filled with people for a cannabis conference.

HEMPCON’s Canna Biz Con

Since its inception in 2010, HEMPCON has spearheaded the cannabis trade show and conference scene, boasting over 30 large-scale events with more than 3,000 exhibiting companies and upwards of 300,000 attendees.

The company's principal, a business-savvy leader with over 25 years of experience in producing over 500 trade show events, holds a master's degree in computer science from USC and a BS degree in math from UCLA, ensuring every event is not only enriching but also profitable.

Location: Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA

Dates: July 7 - 9, 2023

Price: Prices range from $50 - $150; details can be found here.

Lift San Francisco

Lift San Francisco is a strategic and advocacy-centric conference aimed at business and community leadership. Especially for those in San Francisco, the conference aims to arm participants with the requisite knowledge to successfully maneuver through California's current cannabis landscape, extending even beyond state borders.

Secure your place at the forefront of transformative dialogues that promise to catalyze significant change in the upcoming year.

Location: Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, CA

Dates: August 2 - 4, 2023

Price: The cost to attend varies on business type; details can be found here.

A panel is speaking at Lift, the cannabis conference.

CannaCon West Long Beach

As CannaCon West Long Beach eagerly anticipates contributing to the growth of the Western cannabis industry, the conference invites you to connect with fellow trailblazing entrepreneurs in Long Beach. Offering everything from cultivation supplies to legal advice, from extraction technology to branding, CannaCon is your comprehensive resource for all cannabis business needs, catering to both industry veterans and novices.

Exhibiting at CannaCon places your business among a select group of industry professionals, ensuring you connect with the right audience at the optimal time.

Location: Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center in Long Beach, CA

Date: August 4 - 5, 2023

Price: Attendee day passes start at $50; more information can be found here.

A cannabis people management booth at a California cannabis conference.

Grass Lands at Outside Lands

The exciting Grass Lands stage is one of many areas within the Outside Lands music festival, held annually in San Francisco, California.

The Grass Lands stage is an extraordinary enclave that beckons festival enthusiasts, providing a tranquil oasis where they can delve into the thriving local cannabis industry. Amidst the lively chaos of the event, visitors aged 21 and older can indulge, discover, and immerse themselves in a realm of relaxation and knowledge.

With a dynamic lineup that has previously featured artists like Green Day, Post Malone, and SZA across its nine stages, this marijuana festival promises an even more exhilarating roster of guests this year!

Location: Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA

Date: August 11 - 13, 2023

Price: Single Day general admission tickets for Outside Lands start at $199; more information can be found here.

Why You Don’t Want to Miss These 2023 California Cannabis Events

The cannabis industry is experiencing exceptional growth nationwide, and it's no surprise that California continues to maintain its dominance. With its well-established market, California is projected to generate substantial revenue exceeding $33 billion by the end of 2023.

Keep a lookout for KayaPush, who will be making an appearance at various California cannabis events throughout the year. We eagerly anticipate connecting with the newest entrants in this booming industry!

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