Top New York Cannabis Events to Check Out in 2023

Emily Kho
February 27, 2023

The explosive growth of the cannabis industry is undeniable, which means the importance of attending cannabis events and supporting the community is becoming increasingly valuable. The good news is that the cannabis industry is unique in that everyone is eager to help one another, and everyone is working towards the same goal: growth of the industry and destigmatization. 

February will go down as a groundbreaking month in New York for the industry, with the first legal recreational marijuana dispensary opening. With all the excitement surrounding this news, it comes as no surprise that there are various New York cannabis events popping up throughout the state.

Let’s take a closer look at some New York cannabis events to keep on your radar.

A cannabis professional is hosting a presentation at a cannabis conference in New York.

Lucky Leaf Expo

No medical card is needed to attend the inaugural Lucky Leaf Expo in Albany, New York. This business-to-business conference will offer exclusive insights into the emerging market. Topics to be covered will include a review of new laws, new opportunities, and a pre-show business crash course for entrepreneurs.

Albany Capital Center in Albany, New York

Dates: April 14 - 15, 2023

Price: Tickets range from $49.95 to $127.80 to attend; details can be found here.

MJ Unpacked

For cannabis consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands, retail decision-makers, and accredited investors, MJ Unpacked is an exclusive trade event you do not want to miss. Produced by Jage Media, MJ Unpacked hopes to accelerate the profitability and growth of brands and retailers in the space.

Location: New York Hilton Midtown in New York, New York

Dates: April 26 - 28, 2023

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

Cannabis Parade & Rally

The New York City Cannabis Parade & Rally, or NYCCPR, started in 1973 with the Yippies in Washington Square Park. This year, the parade hits the streets of New York City and will include three main components, including the parade, rally, and after party.

Location: New York City Cannabis Parade begins on the East side of Broadway between 32nd Street and 33rd Street.

Date: May 6, 2023

Price: Events are free to attend. More information can be found here.

Luxury Meets Cannabis Conference

The Luxury Meets Cannabis Conference, or LMCC, focuses on bringing together premium CBD, hemp, and cannabis brands worldwide. This B2B trade event is not open to the public and can be attended on an invite-only basis.

Location: New York, New York

Dates: May 18 - 19, 2023

Price: All-access passes start at $417 if you purchase before March 9, 2023 here.


The Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition, or CWCBExpo, is a B2B trade show event leader in the industry. The goal of CWCBExpo aims to help cannabis businesses develop their brand, increase efficiencies, and find potential investments.

Location: Jacob Javits Convention Center, Hall 3A in New York, New York

Dates: June 1 - 3, 2023

Price: Prices range from $75 up to $300 to attend; details can be found here.


The 2023 New York Cannabis and Hemp Convention hosted by NECANN is known as THE top pick of the cannabis events to attend in New York. NECANN has been hosting cannabis conventions across the USA since 2014.

Location: Albany Capital Center, Albany, New York

Dates: September 29 - 30, 2023

Price: TBA, tickets go on sale on June 1st.

Business of Cannabis: New York

Business of Cannabis: New York is put on by Prohibition Partners, known for providing the global cannabis industry with specialist information, data analytics, and digital commerce solutions.

Location: New York Academy of Medicine in New York, New York

Date: October 4, 2023

Price: Early bird conference passes start at $495 and can be purchased here.

A cannabis industry leader is speaking to a group at a cannabis event in New York.

NY Cannabis Insider Live Events

NY Cannabis Insider Live is looking to bring cannabis conferences and networking meetups to New York, with the emergence of dispensaries popping up across the state. The goal of these events is to bring together the masterminds of the industry, including leaders and entrepreneurs, in the emerging New York cannabis industry.

Full Day Conferences

Location: Albany, New York at Crowne Plaza (Desmond Hotel)

Date: May 18, 2023

Price: Tickets start at $200 and can be purchased here.

Location: Buffalo, New York at Pearl Street Grill & Brewery

Date: September 21, 2023

Price: Tickets will be available soon and can be found here.

Location: Greater NYC Region; location TBD

Date: November, 2023

Price: Tickets will be available soon and can be found here.

A group of cannabis professionals at a New York cannabis industry meetup.

Industry Meetups

Location: Victor, New York at FingerLakes Cannabis Co.

Date: April 20, 2023

Price: Tickets start at $50 and can be purchased here.

Location: Marietta, New York at Beak & Skiff / 1911 Est.

Date: June 2023

Price: Tickets will be available soon and can be found here.

Location: Cortland, New York at LakeHouse Cannabis

Date: August 10, 2023

Price: Tickets will be available soon and can be found here.

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

The growth of the industry is exponential across the country, and it comes as no surprise that New York is expected to become a behemoth. Even surpassing California, New York is expected to bring in $245 million in annual marijuana revenue by 2024.

Keep an eye out for KayaPush, who will be at these New York cannabis events throughout the year. We look forward to connecting with the industry's newest business owners!

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