6 Must-Attend Michigan Cannabis Events in 2023

As the cannabis industry continues to expand, local events, trade shows, and expos are booming. For cannabis companies looking to expand their reach or consumers who want to check out what types of businesses are out there, industry expos allow for opportunities to meet like-minded people working on inspiring projects. 

Whether you’re a local Michigander or visiting and looking to expand your company’s reach, add these must-attend Michigan cannabis events to your calendar! These trade shows and conferences are not to be missed if you’re involved in Michigan’s growing cannabis market.

1. Cannabis Industry & Conference Expo 

When: August 4th-6th, 2023

Where: Detroit

The Cannabis Industry & Conference Expo brings together cannabis professionals from all segments of the industry. Created to provide opportunities for businesses to learn and share information, attendees range from licensed producers, growers, investors, and suppliers to healthcare providers, financiers, and much more. Expect to see some of the most prominent products and meet some of the biggest names at this premiere expo.

2. CannaCon Midwest Detroit 

When: October 6 – 7, 2023

Where: Detroit

CannaCon Midwest Detroit is a gathering of entrepreneurs focused on growing the midwest’s cannabis industry. Attendees can expect to meet other professionals pioneering the region’s cannabis industry and learn about the most important trends affecting the space. Whether you’re interested in cultivation supplies, world-class genetics, legal advice, or extraction tech, CannaCon Midwest Detroit is sure to have the experience for you. No matter what interests you about cannabis, CannaCon is a great place to learn more and see the size of Michigan’s growing industry.

3. Michigan CannaTech Expo 

When: May 3 – 4, 2023

Where: Mount Pleasant

Michigan CannaTech Expo is a B2B cannabis industry expo and summit designed to connect cannabis businesses with the services and professionals they need to operate. Many attend each year to build connections and knowledge that will better position them for success in the fast-paced world of cannabis. Attendees can expect an inside peek at the latest cultivating and processing technologies, as well as dozens of seminars led by industry experts covering topics including licensing, production, banking, hiring, and more. 

4. MLive Cannabis Insights

When: September 14, 2023

Where: TBD

MLive Media Group hosts MLive Cannabis Insights to offer inspirational presentations by industry leaders, expert panel discussions, live-speaker Q&As, networking opportunities, and more. Featuring keynote speakers in all the key areas a cannabis entrepreneur needs to know, MLive Cannabis Insights offers an excellent opportunity to meet experts in the industry and seek out more information on the keys to success.

5. West Michigan Cannabis Expo 

When: TBA

Where: TBA

Established in 2019, the West Michigan & Hemp Cannabis Expo (WMHCE) has become one of the go-to cannabis expos in the state. WMHCE prides itself as the primary resource for those in the cannabis industry in the region and generally pulls in attendees from all areas of the industry, from Michigan provisioning centers to professional services and everyone in between. Expect to rub elbows with policymakers and regulators too, who can keep you in the loop about developments specific to the Michigan market. This expo is a particularly great opportunity for western Michiganders to connect with their local community members.

6. High Times Cannabis Cup Michigan 

When: TBA

Where: TBA

Last but certainly not least, the High Times Cannabis Cup Michigan is held annually to identify and award the best cannabis products in all of Michigan. The Cannabis Cup features a wide range of categories to be judged by the people of Michigan, including everything from the best pre-rolls and whole cannabis flower, to the best vape pens and gummies. Could your cannabis product be the next winner? You’ll have to enter to find out.

How to keep up with the latest cannabis events in Michigan

It can be hard to keep up with all the emerging events and conferences as the cannabis industry grows. These accounts and organizations help folks in the Michigan cannabis industry and beyond to keep tabs on upcoming events and opportunities in the area. We suggest giving them a follow on social media to ensure you won’t miss a beat! 

  • Michigan Cannabis Trail: The Michigan Cannabis Trail was established to connect cannabis experiences in Michigan and deliver the latest news and events. In addition to keeping industry professionals in the loop on upcoming events, the Michigan Cannabis Trail also hosts networking opportunities themselves.
  • Michigan Marijuana Report: Michigan Marijuana Report is a news and information source for the state of Michigan. Their website offers a slew of information on local news, products, and events to keep businesses and consumers in the loop on all things cannabis in Michigan.
  • Hot Box Social Consumption Lounge: Known primarily as a cannabis lounge and bar, Hot Box Social Consumption Lounge hosts unique and fun events, including  “Bring Your Own Game Night” and interactive comedy shows. Visit their Instagram page to stay in the loop on upcoming happenings.
    • Michigan Cannabis Industry Association: The Michigan Cannabis Industry Association (MICIA) is a nonprofit organization known for hosting a variety of career fairs and conferences for those interested in Michigan’s legal cannabis industry. Check out their website or Instagram page to stay up to date. MICIA also publishes a magazine featuring all things local to Michigan’s cannabis industry.  

    Putting Your Brand Out There 

    Whether you’re searching for the next step to elevate your existing cannabis business or simply looking for insight into entering the industry, events and expos are a great place to start. Celebrate the new year by putting yourself and your brand out there at any of these Michigan cannabis events. You never know what connections you might make, what information you might learn, and how valuable these experiences will be for your Michigan cannabis business.

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