If the legalization and social justice efforts around cannabis over the last decade are any indication of what this year has in store, then 2022 is poised to be a sensational year for cannabis advocates. At High Hemp, we could not be more excited to watch this industry transform through the educational and social events that bring people from all walks of life together, bonding over a shared passion.

It is no surprise that California has become synonymous with cannabis culture since becoming the first state to legalize medical cannabis in 1996. 25 years later, Los Angeles has grown into one of the major hubs of cannabis culture in our country. Keep reading to find out more about upcoming cannabis events in and around the Los Angeles area!

The Emerald Conference (Loews Coronado Bay Resort - San Diego, CA - February 27-March 1)

First, the longest running interdisciplinary cannabis science event is back, and bigger than ever. With 800+ attendees from the U.S. and international markets, 20+ industry leading speakers, 50+ exhibitors and sponsors, and 25+ technical poster presentations this event is sure to provide plenty of networking and educational opportunities. Also, there are five areas of interest highlighted at The Emerald Conference:

  • Analytical Solutions
  • Cultivation and Alternative Strategies
  • Extraction and Separation
  • Formulation and Fill/Finish
  • Pre-Clinical/Clinical Research

Ticket prices range from $599-$899 depending on time of purchase, so be sure to register soon!

WeedCon MardiGras (Los Angeles, CA - March 2-3)

Also, if you are looking for a more social cannabis event, then look no further than WeedCon MardiGras! You can expect there to be tons of great music and food, as well as 60-80 exhibitors and 180 dispensary buyers, providing ample opportunities to network and learn from educational speakers. Best of all, the annual WeedCon Cup awards will return, crowning the best of the best cannabis products in the area.

If you love learning about cannabis and building lasting friendships with like-minded advocates, then this is the event for you!

Cannabis Wedding Expo (Los Angeles, CA - March 6)

Next, if you and your significant other have always dreamed of having cannabis integrated into your wedding, then you can’t miss the Cannabis Wedding Expo. Come discover some of the most fun and unique ways of including cannabis into your special night. Whether it be learning about how to incorporate cannabis-infused catering options — or our personal favorite: an all-you-can-smoke bud bar (don’t forget to bring your hemp wraps) — you will be sure to leave with inspiration.

Even if you aren’t quite ready to take your wedding to a higher level, there will still be something for you at this event. This expo offers experiences such as an immersive fashion show, spa services, live music, and art installations. For a reasonable price of $14 this is a can’t miss showcase!

2022 Cannabis Science Conference West (Long Beach Convention Center - Long Beach, CA - May 18-20)

Finally, the 2022 Cannabis Science Conference West is similar to The Emerald Conference, as they both put an emphasis on the science behind the plant. However, this conference covers some additional areas of interest that may be more pertinent to a wider audience. These areas include:

  • Analytical
  • Cultivation
  • Hemp
  • Medical
  • Psychedelic

Additionally, there are 3 ticket packages giving you varying levels of access to the conference:

  • Exhibits Only Pass for $79
  • Full Access Pass for $299 (gain access to oral presentations)
  • Canna Boot Camp for $499 (pre-conference cannabis workshop that does not include admission to conference)

With all of these great options to choose from, you can truly tailor your experience to get the most out of your weekend.

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