New Jersey's Top Cannabis Events of 2023: High Times in the Garden State

Emily Kho
May 24, 2023

Welcome to the high times in the Garden State. We’re covering New Jersey's 2023 top cannabis events, a verdant oasis for cannabis enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, and curious newcomers alike. The Garden State is poised to make its mark as the prime destination on the East Coast for everything cannabis, with projections to hit the $1 billion mark this year.


Since New Jersey's legalization of recreational marijuana in 2020, a budding cannabis culture has grown in leaps and bounds. The state's events calendar this year boasts an eclectic line-up of cannabis-centric events designed to inform, engage, and entertain.


From cultivation workshops and cooking classes to networking events, policy discussions, and of course, the largest cannabis exposition in the northeast, the 2023 cannabis scene in New Jersey promises a hazy, heady blend of fun, knowledge, and unforgettable experiences.


Buckle up and get ready to blaze a trail through the most happening cannabis events of 2023. The Garden State is about to take you higher than ever before!


NJ Homegrow Open Flower Competition

Green Dragon Hydroponics is delighted to welcome acclaimed cultivators, breeders, hash creators, and ardent entrepreneurs to this exclusive event designed to fuse community and culture. Participants will get the chance to gain recognition among their contemporaries and explore myriad opportunities in this blossoming market.


A panel of 10 judges will evaluate entries based on aesthetics, scent, taste, and impact via anonymous submissions, which will be kept confidential until the winning announcement on Sunday at 4:00 pm.


Location: Green Dragon Hydroponics in Gloucester City, NJ

Dates: June 4, 2023

Price: Tickets start at $10.00 for general admission; purchase your tickets here.


NJ Cannabis Insider’s Cannabis Awards Show

Companies and influential figures are selected and voted upon by the public for their outstanding contributions to the New Jersey cannabis arena. Those who make it to the final round in each category, along with recipients of the publisher's choice awards, program sponsors, and leading industry figures, are welcomed to a live awards ceremony.


At the Cannabis Awards Show, hosted by NJ Cannabis Insider, you will be able to discover the ultimate winners in each category and partake in a collective celebration of the achievements within the New Jersey cannabis community.


Location: Carteret Performing Arts Center in Carteret, NJ

Dates: June 8, 2023

Price: Tickets are $175.00 each and include the cocktail hour, awards show, open bar, and networking. Purchase your tickets here.

A cannabis industry professional is accepting an award at a NJ event.


Lucky Leaf Expo

Lucky Leaf Expo stands at the forefront as an esteemed orchestrator of dynamic, top-tier B2B events catering to the rapidly advancing cannabis sector. Committed to fostering avenues of growth for professionals nationwide, the company takes pride in delivering cutting-edge research, cultivating valuable networking spaces, and providing thought-provoking insights aimed at steering the course of the industry's evolution.


Lucky Leaf Expo brings together the industry's brightest minds, offering a platform designed to engage and inspire emerging leaders in cultivation, extraction, retail, branding, compliance, distribution, and media, among others. Ideal for executives, entrepreneurs, and consumers alike, Lucky Leaf Expo is dedicated to providing something of value for anyone keen on joining an industry on the ascendancy.


This year, the Lucky Leaf Expo is stopping in Edison, NJ. Step into the epicenter of the cannabis world in New Jersey by joining Lucky Leaf Expo Edison. Navigate your way through over 100 exhibitors, learn from a myriad of experienced speakers, and indulge in much more. Remember, no medical card is required to attend.


Location: New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison, NJ

Dates: June 8 - 9, 2023

Price: Prices start at $45.00 for a one day expo only ticket; details can be found here.


New Jersey Cannabis Convention

Since 2014, the New England Canna Convention, colloquially known as NECANN, has been the vanguard in orchestrating compelling conventions for the blossoming cannabis industry. NECANN focuses on enlarging market possibilities for businesses, entrepreneurs, investors, educators, patients, advocates, and end consumers.


NECANN will be presenting its 4th Annual New Jersey Cannabis Convention this year, an event that has shown steady growth alongside the local market. The 2023 convention in New Jersey is poised to become one of the most significant and largest industry gatherings ever held in the northeast. Make sure you don't miss out on this phenomenal opportunity — reserve your exhibit space and secure your sponsorship now.


Location: Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, NJ

Dates: September 8 - 9, 2023

Price: Ticket information has not yet been released, but you can find more information about registering to attend or becoming an exhibitor online.

People are visiting booths at a NJ cannabis convention.


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

The cannabis industry is experiencing remarkable growth throughout the United States, and unsurprisingly, New Jersey remains at the forefront. With its thriving market, New Jersey is expected to maintain this momentum, with revenue predicted to soar as high as $2 billion by 2025.


Keep an eye out for KayaPush, who will be making waves at several New Jersey cannabis events throughout the year. We eagerly anticipate engaging with the newest members of this burgeoning industry!


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