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July 10, 2020

Cannabis Events Canceled Due To Coronavirus- When Will They Return?

Are you the one who enjoyed the annual in-person cannabis events and gatherings?

Well, as the novel coronavirus caught hold of the world, governments and health officials issued guidelines and policies to slow the COVID-19 transmission. A few of these recommendations include washing hands often for about 20 seconds, maintaining 6 feet from other individuals, and no social gathering in large groups! Infact, few events were dubbed “super spreader events, but what about cannabis users?

Since the legalization of cannabis, users are more active to be part of these events. Their access to medical cannabis via 420 evaluations is possible, so they are eager to learn more about it. However, several cannabis events have been canceled to avoid any social gathering. One of the events- SXSW (not actually a cannabis event but a cannabis-friendly event) gave rise to a domino effect as they said they would cancel or postpone their event. Plus, the gatherings and events planned on 4/20 (due to the significance of the date) quickly made amendments.

The Colorado NOCO Hemp Expo is scheduled for August 6-8, which was supposed to take place on March 26-28. However, this may be up in the air as new and new hot spots of active coronavirus cases are emerging daily.

So if you were planning on attending a cannabis event, check below for cancellations, and postponement.

Cannabis Events That Cancelled Due To COVID-19

Take a look at all the cannabis events, conferences, gatherings, and festivals that were pre-planned for the cannabis users.

  • 2020 Cannabis Conference
  • 420 Vancouver
  • American Herbal Products Association
  • Baltimore Cannabis Relief Festival
  • California Cannabis Industry Association Policy Conference
  • Cannabis Business Summit & Expo
  • Cannabis Conference 2020
  • Cannabis Wedding Expo
  • Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo
  • CannaCon Detroit
  • Coachella
  • Emerald Cup
  • Hall of Flowers
  • High Times Cannabis Cup Central Valley
  • MedCan Summit 2020
  • Michigan Hash Bash
  • Mile High 420 Festival
  • National Cannabis Festival
  • National Cannabis Industry Association Summit
  • National Cannabis Risk Management Association (NCRMA) Conference
  • NeCann Boston
  • Ohio Cannabis Health and Business Summit
  • SOuther Hemp Expo
  • Spannabis
  • Women in Cannabis Summit

Even if these events and conferences were canceled, the good news is that it was all before the 4/20 holiday, as it provided an opportunity to create pivots towards various virtual events. For now, all we can do is visit the website and see if they canceled the event or postponed it. 

When In-person Cannabis Events Will Take Place Again?

The logical answer says that once it will be safer for us to step outside of our homes without fear- only then can we see these events happening. Whether it is an expo, conference, festival, or a concert- the exact decision is yet pending. 

The CDC centers (Centres of Disease Control) has provided “Interim Guidance” to all the organizations who are wishing to have mass gatherings. However, the correct approach should be not to have them at all.

As the pandemic is still unfolding its impacts in many parts of the country, there is only little anyone can do. Therefore, it is important to protect yourself from being a victim of this coronavirus pandemic and follow all the recommendations offered by the CDS to reduce exposure. Once you, I, and all are protected and are probably on the verge of eliminating coronavirus, we can definitely think of an event or a conference (regarding coronavirus).

Rescheduled Cannabis Events 

  • Hall of Flowers – postponed (no date announced)
  • CCIA Annual Policy Conference -postponed (no date announced)
  • Aspen Legal Seminar – rescheduled to August 17-19, 2020
  • Denver Cannabis Wedding Expo – rescheduled to October 25, 2020
  • 420 Broward Festival – postponed (no date announced)
  • RECANNN Illinois Cannabis Convention – rescheduled to October 9-10, 2020
  • RECANN Maine Cannabis Convention – rescheduled to October 17-18, 2020
  • RECANN New England Cannabis Convention – rescheduled to June 27- 29, 2020
  • RECANN Springfield Cannabis Convention – rescheduled to October 23- 24, 2020
  • Conversation in Cannabis – postponed (no date announced)
  • Hash Bash Cup – rescheduled to July 10 -12, 2020
  • 2020 Cannabis Conference – postponed (no date announced)
  • Las Vegas Cannabis Wedding Expo– rescheduled to August 30, 2020
  • Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo- rescheduled to October 1-3, 2020
  • Pennsylvania Cannabis Fest – rescheduled to October 3-4, 2020
  • RECANN Vermont Cannabis Convention – rescheduled to September 26-27, 2020
  • National Cannabis Festivals – rescheduled to September 19, 2020
  • 420 Vancouver – rescheduled to July 1, 2020
  • International Cannabis Business Conference – rescheduled to July 29- 31, 2020
  • Global Cannabis Dealmakers Conference – rescheduled to June 15-16, 2020
  • Medcan Summit – postponed (no date announced)
  • Spannabis – rescheduled to September 11- 13, 2020

The Bottom Line

These Cannabis Conferences and gatherings have different meanings for all. Normal cannabis consumers see it as an opportunity to learn about their stuff or maybe something upcoming. Whereas, for some, it is an opportunity to expand their cannabis business. They meet fellow minded people to discuss the revenue-earning prospects in the cannabis industry. Perhaps, mostly the attendees are ordinary people who are simply passionate about cannabis. Nevertheless, these events are a great platform to witness the latest developments and competing suppliers of cannabis under one roof. 

If you have not visited any cannabis conference yet, add one of them to your 2020 calendar. It doesn’t matter where you live- at least one of the events would be near to you.

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