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Updated With New Events: 2/12/2018

Can you believe it’s 2018? Well, we couldn’t be more excited for the upcoming calendar year of Cannabis Events California 2018! Check it out and see which events you can make it to in this sunny state. From business seminars and film screenings to full blown cannabis festivals! From NorCal to SoCal – there’s something for everyone.

Cannabis Events California 2018

 

NorCal

 

* Ellementa: Cannabis and Sex – San Francisco ($)

Cannabis Events California 2018
Ellementa Gathering: Cannabis and Sex

When: Sunday Feb 18, 2018 (3:30-5pm)

Where: WestSide Art House, 540 Balboa Street, San Francisco, CA 94118

Price: $10-20

Ellementa meets monthly to bring women together to learn about cannabis for health, wellness, self-care and care-giving.

Special Guest: Cyo Ray Nystrom (CEO and Co-Founder of Quim Rock, a cannabis-infused self-care line for women. Quim Rock’s mission is to create products that enhance pleasure and foster sustainable practices of self-care.)

Host: Carrie Rice (Ellementa Organizer / nonprofit consultant / brings cannabis health education to women)

How is women’s sexual health, function and response affected by cannabis? Is cannabis a mood enhancer and aphrodisiac? What strains are more effective for positive sexual response? How can cannabis be consumed or applied to be most effective?

*21+ / Ellementa Gatherings are non-consumption events/ educational event for women/female-identified only *

More HERE

 

* CANNABIS@FESTFORUMS – The First Cannabis Forum For Festivals – San Francisco ($$) 

Cannabis Events California 2018
Cannabis@Fests Forum

When: March 30th, 2018 (9am-7:30pm)

Where: San Francisco, CA

Price: $99.00 – $319.00 (contact to sponsor)

FestForums® is a conference for ALL FESTIVAL industry leaders interested in the latest news on cannabis in the festival environment. Addressing cutting-edge technology, talent, ticketing, sponsorships, scheduling, merchandising, operations, sustainability, charitable work, innovation and safety. FestForums® is bringing together leaders in the festival community and the cannabis world, to network and discuss what’s new (it’s all new!) and forge alliances.

  • Incorporate marijuana into mainstream events and festivals: gardens, infused meals, and more.
  • Dissect the necessary legal and logistical steps to take for a “risk-proof” cannabis event.
  • Top cannabis brands give the 411 on 420 sponsorships.
  • Cannabis, festival, and media industry experts come together to provide insights into where the industry is headed for 2018 and beyond.
  • Network with exhibitors.
  • Enjoy Keynote speakers and closing cocktail reception.

Cannabis leaders scheduled to speak: San Francisco Mayoral Candidate Mark Leno, Damian Marley’s manager Dan Dalton, expert Jackie Subeck, Harborside Health Center Founder Steve DeAngelo, Dale Gieringer, State Director California NORML, Poseidon co-founder Emily Paxhia, Geoff Hinds (ED of San Bernadino Fairgrounds-venue of many cannabis festivals) and many more!

Over 1000+ different festivals (including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Sundance, SXSW, Glastonbury, Woodstock, EDC, Austin City Limits, Kaaboo, NY Food & Wine Festival, LA Food & Wine, Tribeca) have attended FestForums® events. Guests have included Quentin Tarantino, The Coen Brothers, Alice Cooper, Leigh Taylor Young, Dave Mason, Cat Cora, Jeff Bridges, T Bone Burnett, Nancy Silverton, Shep Gordon, Kenny Loggins, Rita Coolidge, Frances Fisher, and dozens of actors, directors, celebrity chefs and musicians!

FestForums® will also hold conferences for festivals in Santa Barbara (November 2018) and NYC (May 2018).

*18+ / For festivals and events of all sizes / collaboration and professional development*

More HERE & Register for Tickets HERE 

 

* Tree Harvest Festival ($$)

cannabis events california 2018
Tree Harvest Festival – 2018

When: April 20th (3-9pm) / April 21st (11-6pm) / April 22nd (11-5pm), 2018

Where: Yolo County Fairgrounds, 1250 Gum Avenue, Woodland, CA, 95776

Price: $30-$60

Don’t Miss Northern California’s Premiere Cannabis Festival! In celebration of the legalization of recreational cannabis in California we bring to you the first annual Tree Harvest Festival. There are countless benefits to cannabis use both medicinal and cultural. Help deepen our community’s understanding of the positive impact cannabis can have, in a fun festival atmosphere.

Celebrate the 420 holiday with Music, Art, and Education. Sculpture Installations, Food, Comedy, Shows, Live Art performances, DJ’s, Live Bands, Edible Cooking Demonstrations, Strolling Entertainment, Contests and Competitions, over 250 Cannabis and Art Exhibitors, plus and Educational Speaker Series.

More HERE

 

* High Times Cannabis Cup – Sonoma

high times cannabis cup
High Times Cannabis Cup

When: Jun 2018 (Dates Unconfirmed)

Where: Sonoma County Fairgrounds (Previous Location)

Price: (Unconfirmed)

The High Times Cannabis Cup is a travelling celebration of cannabis that came from Amsterdam and has grown to include cities all around the world. Featuring live music with a nationally acclaimed headliner, seminars, parties and vendor booths selling all kinds of paraphernalia, accessories, artwork and gear. Event highlight = marijuana competition, judges award trophies to the best strains and products in several different categories! Don’t miss it! (multiple locations)

More HERE

Central Cali

 

* THC Hemp And Cannabis Fair – Merced ($)

The Hemp & Cannabis Fair
The Hemp & Cannabis Fair

When: March 3rd (10am-5pm) – 4th (11am-4pm) 2018

Where: The Merced County Fair, 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Merced, California 95341

Price: $15

Head to Merced for a celebration of legal marijuana this March! Attend and learn from great sessions on medicinal benefits, growing, legal Q&As and more! This expo hall will feature hemp and cannabis products, accessories, tools, grow and harvest equipment and more! Watch the Super BOWL live at the show, prizes, and much more!

*21+ / The use of cannabis is strictly prohibited at this event*

More HERE

SoCal

 

* Mega Sesh Cannabis Community Carnival – SoCal ($)

Mega-Sesh cannabis community carnival
Mega-Sesh cannabis community carnival

When: Jun 16-17th 2018 (11am-9pm)

Where: Southern CA (To Be Confirmed)

Price: $12-$35 General Admission / VIP & Perks $40-$100                                             (1 AND 2 day admission tickets)

The annual Mega Sesh Cannabis Carnival is an event focused on entertainment, education, & overall experience. Live performances by local artists, Cannabis Industries leading Experts, Rides, and special guest announcements (announced by March 31st, 2018).

Past seminars included: Advocacy & Building an Inclusive Industry, Social Media & Branding, Edible Education & Safety, PTSD & Cannabis, Cannabis & Tech, Finding a Job in the Cannabis Industry, Medical Cannabis Business compliancy by Pot Brothers at Law, Pregnancy & Cannabis

* 18+ (21+ to enter exhibitor village). Event is Rain or Shine. Dates may change. All sales are final*

More HERE 

L.A. Area

 

* [Business] Cannabis 411: Build a Cannabis Business in California’s Legal Market – Santa Barbara ($$)

Cannabis 411
Cannabis 411: Build a Cannabis Business in California’s Legal Market

When: Sat, Feb 24th 2018 (10am–4:30pm)

Where: The Sandbox-Aquarium Room, Richardson, Salsipuedes Streets, Santa Barbara, CA

Price: $50-$175

Cannabis businesses are shut down every day because they are operating incorrectly. This Cannabis 411 seminar gives you all the facts and guidelines you need to legally start your own cannabis business in California today! Advantages to gain from this seminar:

  • Meet and make connections with leading industry professionals and experts.
  • Avoid common mistakes.
  • Create a stronger foundation for your business.
  • Challenges and successes in new business.
  • Changes coming under the new legislative framework and regulations.
  • Cash and cannabis / an in-depth overview on taxation basics from the Board of Equalization.
  • Compliance and breakdown of business operating plans.
  • Risk management and control strategies, financial plans, investment planning, financial risk management, insurance planning, tax planning and business succession.

More HERE

 

* Ellementa: Sex and Cannabis – Los Angeles ($)

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Ellementa: Sex and Cannabis L.A.

When: Sunday Feb 25th, 2018 (3-4:30 pm)

Where: Evolve Pole Dance Studio, 5872 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019

Price: $10-20

Ellementa meets monthly to bring women together to learn about cannabis for health, wellness, self-care and care-giving.

Come and join the healthy discussion about cannabis and sex! Speak candidly about women’s sex health issues and how cannabis and CBD can help.

Guest Speaker: Lani Henderson (owner of The Evolve Studio – female-owned dance studio.)

Host: Ellementa Organizer – Joy Victoria Clarke (Cannabis industry specialist / Event marketing agency: Mahogany Mary Event Group)

How is women’s sexual health, function and response affected by cannabis? Is cannabis a mood enhancer and aphrodisiac? What strains are more effective for positive sexual response? How can cannabis be consumed or applied to be most effective?

*21+ / Ellementa Gatherings are non-consumption events/ educational event for women/female-identified only *

More HERE

 

* 2018 Cannabis Wedding Expo – Los Angeles ($)

Cannabis Wedding Expo
Cannabis Wedding Expo – LA

When: March 3rd, 2018 (11am-3pm)

Where: Sportsmen’s Lodge –  12825 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604

Price: $10

The Cannabis Wedding Expo provides a meeting point for you and a wide range of cannabis-friendly venues, caterers, photographers and transportation companies! Progressive wedding vendors and specialty cannabis brands will advise you on how to incorporate cannabis into your wedding day in stylish way. From a simple hint at the culture to a full bud-bar, both novice and experienced cannabis enthusiasts will be impressed with the choice of tasteful ideas for the big day. Connect with all the vendors you need to make your wedding exceptional and unique.

Meet 40+ vendors at the retro-chic Sportsmen’s Lodge!

*21+ / The sale of cannabis is strictly prohibited at this location*

More HERE

 

* Culinary Flower Expo by Sugar & Spyked Desserts ($$)

Cannabis events California 2018
Culinary Flower Expo

When: March 17th-18th (12-4pm)

Where: Reseda, CA, 91355

Price: $60-$240

  • Cannaclasses
  • Calculation and dosage
  • Cooking with pre-made cannabis product
  • Canna-cocktail classes
  • How canabanoids work in your body
  • Pastry Cannacooking class
  • Canna-Mocktails

(Classes are 45 min long with ten min q&a)

More HERE

 

* The 420 Games – Santa Monica ($)

cannabis events california 2018
The 420 Games – LA 2018

When: Mar 31st-Apr 1st, 2018, (8am-5pm)

Where: Santa Monica Pier Parking Lot 1, 200 Santa Monica Pier A, Santa Monica, CA, 90401

Price: 0-$50

The 420 Games were established to show that cannabis users are NOT lazy, unmotivated or “stoners” and to de-stigmatize the millions who use cannabis in a healthy and responsible lifestyle. The 420 Games is a series of unique athletic events which take place in CA, CO, WA, OR, AZ, MA, FL, & NV that promote the healthy and responsible use of cannabis. All events feature a 4.20-mile course, a beer tasting garden from Lagunitas Brewery, educational speeches and music!

This will be the THIRD ANNUAL LOS ANGELES 420 GAMES! A great event for all who want to exercise, listen to some beats, and partake in one of the fastest growing industries in the world!

Take a trip from The Santa Monica Pier to Venice beach and back. Walk, Jog, Skate or Ride the 4.20 miles! Then visit the 420 Games Village and check out all the awesome events plus booths from 100+ industry exhibitors!

DAY TWO will hold a professional skate contest at the Venice Skate Bowl, 3 on 3 basketball tournament with NBA legends, MMA & Jiu Jitsu matches, and much more!

More HERE

 

* The Palm Springs Cannabis Film Festival & Summit ($$)

cannabis film festival & summit
Cannabis Events California 2018: cannabis film festival & summit

When: April 17-22, 2018, (8am-8pm)

Where: Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Price: $15 – $249

With a progressive attitude towards eroding stereotypes and clichés, this new film festival and summit takes on the debate of the life-enhancing potential of the remarkable yet controversial plant we know as cannabis. Film screenings, panel discussions and social gatherings! (More details coming soon)

More HERE

 

* [Growers] CannaGrow Expo – Palm Springs ($$$)

cannagrow expo
Cannabis Events California 2018: cannagrow expo

When: May 19th-20th, 2018

Where: Palm Springs, CA

Price: $99-$299

This two-day educational expo is dedicated to the art and science of growing cannabis. The CannaGrow Expo is intended for cannabis growers, grow managers, dispensary owners, and grow enthusiasts to explore the latest cannabis cultivation technology, tools, and techniques. Featuring 35+ cultivation-focused educational sessions lead by world-class growers, networking with cultivators from around the globe, the latest tools & technology for growing cannabis.

*18+ / possession and use of cannabis is prohibited at this event*

More HERE

San Diego

 

 * [Business] Exploring the science of Cannabis – SD ($$$)

exploring the science of cannabis
Cannabis Events California 2018: exploring the science of cannabis

When: February 15th-16th, 2018                                                                               

Where: Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina, San Diego, CA                         

Price: $399

The most technical and comprehensive science conference in the cannabis industry is coming to San Diego! The Emerald Conference is devoted to free exchange of ideas and fresh insights on topics like cannabis analytical testing, inter-lab comparisons, extraction, and industry best practices. Whether you’re a clinician, testing lab owner, cultivator, extractor & producer professional, policy maker, dispensary operator, or an analytical chemist, the Emerald Conference will educate and illuminate with an atmosphere of collaboration and partnership. Industry expert speakers inform and share the latest research, vendors showcase and demonstrate new cutting edge technologies, and networking opportunities create new business and partnership opportunities.

More HERE 

* Ellementa: Sex and Cannabis – San Diego ($)

cannabis events california 2018
Ellementa: Sex and Cannabis – San Diego

When: Sunday Feb 28th, 2018 (6:30-8:30pm)

Where: Hera Hub San Diego Mission Valley, 8885 Rio San Diego Dr #237, San Diego, CA 92108

Price: $10-20

Ellementa meets monthly to bring women together to learn about cannabis for health, wellness, self-care and care-giving.

What role can herbs, cannabis, and CBD play in a woman’s sexual health? What legal products on the market are useful – and how do you use them? This is a candid conversation for women exclusively.

*21+ / Ellementa Gatherings are non-consumption events/ educational event for women/female-identified only *

More HERE

 

* [Business] Cannabis 411: Build a Cannabis Business in California’s Legal Market – San Diego ($$)

Cannabis 411
Cannabis 411: Build a Cannabis Business in California’s Legal Market

When: March 10th 2018 (10:00am – 4:30pm)

Where: 4240 La Jolla Village Dr, La Jolla, San Diego, CA, 92037

Price: $50-$175

Cannabis businesses are shut down every day because they are operating incorrectly. This Cannabis 411 seminar gives you all the facts and guidelines you need to legally start your own cannabis business in California today! Advantages to gain from this seminar:

  • Meet and make connections with leading industry professionals and experts.
  • Avoid common mistakes.
  • Create a stronger foundation for your business.
  • Challenges and successes in new business.
  • Changes coming under the new legislative framework and regulations.
  • Cash and cannabis / an in-depth overview on taxation basics from the Board of Equalization.
  • Compliance and breakdown of business operating plans.
  • Risk management and control strategies, financial plans, investment planning, financial risk management, insurance planning, tax planning and business succession.

More HERE

 

San Bernardino

 

* KushStock Festival 5 (FREE)

KushStock Festival
Cannabis Events California 2018: KushStock Festival

When: March 31, 2018 (12pm-10pm)

Where: National Orange Show Event Center, 689 South E Street, W. Mill St & S. Arrowhead Ave, San Bernardino, CA 92408

Price: FREE General Admission / $200 VIP

KushStock Festival is a FREE music & Cannabis festival brought to the people by Dr. K. FREE General Admission, FREE Water, Clean Restrooms! (VIP incudes swagbag, VIP lounge, and the chance to be a judge in the competition!)

*18+ / ID needed*  More HERE 

 

* High Times Cannabis Cup

High Times Cannabis Cup SB
Cannabis Events California 2018: High Times Cannabis Cup SB

When: Apr 2018 (Date to be confirmed)

Where:  NOS Events Center, San Bernardino, CA (Previous Location)

Price: (unconfirmed)

The High Times Cannabis Cup is a travelling celebration of cannabis that came from Amsterdam and has grown to include cities all around the world. Featuring live music with a nationally acclaimed headliner, seminars, parties and vendor booths selling all kinds of paraphernalia, accessories, artwork and gear. Event highlight = marijuana competition, judges award trophies to the best strains and products in several different categories! Don’t miss it! (multiple locations)

More HERE

 

* Chalice California – Victorville ($$)

Cannabis Events California 2018 Chalice California
Cannabis Events California 2018: Chalice California 2018

When: July 13th-15th, 2018 (1pm-10pm)

Where: San Bernardino County Fairground, 14800 7th Street, Victorville, CA 92395

Price: $80-$300 / Group Passes $200-$7500

For the 5th year in a row, Chalice California is back for a 3-day weekend filled with new experiences. you’ve never had. GLASS. HASH. MUSIC. ART. Special holiday ticket package going! Limited amount.

*18+ / medicating sections of the event will only be available to medical marijuana patients*

More HERE

4 COMMENTS

  1. WHYNNARE WE LETTING ALL THE ELDERLY SUFFER THE SIDE AFFETCS OF PHARMACY MEDS CAUSING SIDE AFFECTS OF LIVER /KIDNEY FAILURE,HEART ATTACK,STROKE PLEASE TURN THEM ON TO A MAD THAT WILL NOT CAUSE THESE ILL AFFECTS

    • You are totally right Richard. It is interesting that people just keep going to the doctor and the doctor will just keep finding something wrong over and over again. The pharmaceuticals out there have so many side effects, especially liver problems like you mentioned. I think they just put some of the elderly through the ringer to just keep them going and going to different meds as they slowly die. The older people I know that are in great shape don’t go to the doctor non stop.

      Another thing related is drinking vs. smoking weed. Elderly people that have been drinking forever are falling apart, yet the ones that mainly smoke weed seem fine at least out of the ones I know. Drinking is killing people yet weed is illegal. Even if not for medical purposes but just to chill, weed is better, while alcohol long term will kill you. On top of that, drinking crap alcohol is even extra worse as its less filtered.

What do you think?