Top 2024 New Jersey Cannabis Events

Gabriela Tan
March 1, 2024

New Jersey might seem small, but their cannabis industry sure is mighty. Since cannabis was legalized in 2021, the Garden State’s cannabis industry has continued to see record highs. For the first time in history, legal cannabis sales in New Jersey hit $200 million in the third quarter of 2023. With New Jersey becoming a prime East Coast destination for everything cannabis, the state will be home to several exciting cannabis events in 2024. 

The landscape of the cannabis industry is constantly changing, and there’s no better way to stay in the know on new trends and evolutions than by attending events with like-minded industry professionals. Let’s dive into some 2024 New Jersey cannabis events to check out this year! 

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MJ Unpacked

MJ Unpacked is a one-of-a-kind trade event you do not want to miss. Limiting attendance to only executives, R&D and licensed lab professionals, and active investors, this event breaks from tradition and will open new doors. At MJ Unpacked, you can expect to discover new product trends, gain market intel, and learn solutions to the biggest challenges. Produced by Jage Media, MJ Unpacked hopes to accelerate the profitability and growth of brands and retailers in the space.

Location: Hard Rock Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ

Dates: April 9 - 11, 2024

Price: Cost to attend varies on the purchase date, business type, and selected upgrades; details can be found here.

Very Potent

The 2nd annual Very Potent cannabis appreciation festival boasts a full 12-hour day of food trucks, live music, art, activities, contests, and more. This event brings together cannabis enthusiasts far and wide to celebrate the 420 holiday. Hosted in one of the most diverse cities in the US, Very Potent encourages diversity in age and culture within the cannabis community.

Location: 227 Coles St, Jersey City, NJ

Date: April 20, 2024

Price: General admission tickets are $35 if purchased in advance online, but increase to $40 at the door. Purchase tickets here.

New Jersey Cannabis Convention

First started in 2019, NECANN’s annual New Jersey Cannabis Convention has been the “must attend” B2B event for anyone and everyone who’s part of the local cannabis industry. The event attracts thousands of industry professionals and highlights expert speaker sessions, making it the perfect platform to meet, network, and learn. This year, NECANN is partnering with 420NJevents to create new opportunities for cannabis industry professionals. 

Location: Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, NJ

‍Dates: September 6 - 7, 2024

Price: TBD; 2024 convention tickets have not yet been released. Stay up to date on ticket releases and prices here

A sign with NECANN's programming schedule, one of the largest 2024 New Jersey cannabis events.

420 Expo

Known as New Jersey’s first-ever BYOC (Bring Your Own Cannabis) consumer convention, the 420 Expo is a vibrant three-day celebration of cannabis. With live music, celebrity appearances, educational seminars and panels, and more, this event has something for everyone. On top of that, they’ll have a dedicated outdoor smoking area that’s filled with food trucks, music, and games. The 420 Expo is a unique, interactive cannabis event that you won’t want to miss!

Location: New Jersey Expo Center in Edison, NJ

Dates: September 13 - 15, 2024

Price: Prices range from $34.99 to $199.99, depending on admission type. Tickets can be purchased here

Don’t Miss These 2024 New Jersey Cannabis Events

As New Jersey continues to lead the nation in cannabis growth, we expect to see this upward momentum continue with projected sales to reach $1 billion by the end of 2024. Though the industry is seeing promising growth, there are still several roadblocks that the New Jersey market is facing, including having some of the most expensive cannabis pricing in the country. Overcoming challenges can be difficult on your own, which is why attending cannabis industry events in 2024 can help you find innovative solutions and create a solid network for support. If you haven’t already, give your business a leg up by checking out some New Jersey cannabis events this year!

Looking for people management software that caters to the unique needs of a cannabis dispensary? Look out for KayaPush at some of these New Jersey cannabis events throughout the year, or book a demo with us today — we’d love to help you automate your payroll and HR, so you can focus on growth and driving revenue! 

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