The National Cannabis Industry Association’s Cannabis Business Summit & Expo, the cannabis industry’s most influential trade show, celebrates its fifth anniversary this year in San Jose, California, July 25-27. The first major national cannabis business event to be held in California since the state began its rollout of legal adult-use sales, the summit’s speakers, exhibitors, and attendees all embody the rapid evolution of the industry during the last half-decade. The 2018 Cannabis Business Summit program will be highlighted by a keynote from James Cole, former U.S. deputy attorney general and author of the “Cole Memo,” which fundamentally shifted the landscape for legal cannabis businesses in America. Cole will take Summit attendees behind the scenes of one of the most consequential developments in the history of the U.S. cannabis industry and give critical insight about what the future may hold under the current Justice Department. The Summit will also feature innovative, peer-reviewed presentations from more than 150 experts and industry leaders in a high-value, curated educational program, including hands-on workshops, tours, and a five-track general summit. The full agenda can be viewed here. With 120,000 square feet of sold-out expo floor, Cannabis Business Summit exhibitors represent the cutting edge of the industry, with scientific, technical, and business advances on display that would have seemed impossible just five years ago. An exhibitor directory and floor map can be viewed here. This year’s event is expected to sell out, drawing more than 7,500 top cannabis industry professionals to the San Jose Convention Center. Hosted by the industry’s largest national trade association, and long known for attracting the highest-quality attendee mix in the industry, NCIA’s Cannabis Business Summit & Expo was also just named the fastest-growing annual trade show in the United States by Trade Show Executive. Conference and Expo Passes can be purchased at CannabisBusinessSummit.com or by calling (888) 409-4418. A limited number of press passes for the 2018 Cannabis Business Summit are available to credentialed members of the media. More information about eligibility and applying for a press pass can be found here.
About the National Cannabis Industry Association
The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) is the largest cannabis trade association in the U.S. and the only organization broadly representing cannabis-related businesses at the national level. NCIA promotes the growth of a responsible and legitimate cannabis industry and works toward a favourable social, economic, and legal environment for that industry in the United States. SOURCE National Cannabis Industry Association