Are you ready for the cannabis industry’s largest conference? 

Here’s what you need to know and who to follow on the road to this year’s event.

MJBizCon (also sometimes called the “Las Vegas Cannabis Convention”) is the cannabis industry’s biggest conference, returning to Las Vegas on November 15, 2022

The legendary cannabis expo gives significant players and industry newcomers a chance to network, learn, and see the latest products and innovations. 

If you’re asking, “should I attend MJBizCon,” the answer is a resounding yes. 

But the event’s packed convention schedule and expansiveness can overwhelm first-time attendees; it’s exhausting even for seasoned visitors. 

We decided to assemble a simple guide to help you prepare. So keep reading to learn what to do and who to follow on the road to MJBizCon 2022.


MJBizCon Email Newsletters to Follow

Here’s your first task after registering for MJBizCon: sign up for event-specific email newsletters.

MJBizCon email newsletters help you understand critical event details (for example, speaker schedules) so you’re ready to absorb every ounce of information from the show.

Here are some of the top newsletters we recommend:

We may be biased, but our MJBizCon series is going to get you some great up-to-date information and advice on how to get ready to participate. If you’re not already on our newsletter, click here to sign up today.

MJBizDaily, the “official” convention newsletter, gives you a glimpse at the MJBizcon schedule and offers technical articles on niche cannabis topics, from science to business.

Designed with activists, business owners, and career-seekers in mind, Ganjapreneur will help you stay informed about cannabis industry opportunities and news.

Benzinga Cannabis sends a daily interest email on the cannabis industry, covering all conferences in 2022.

For those in the know, Cannabiz Media offers industry insights and alerts on the latest licensing activity in the US and Canada.

Written for budtenders and dispensary owners, Marijuana Retail Report offers a daily briefing on the hottest topics in the world of cannabis.

Arriving in your inbox every Sunday, New Cannabis Ventures keeps you informed of the essential cannabis stories of the week.

Essential reading for industry insiders since 2015, WeedWeek offers a website full of free content plus a weekly newsletter.

Like WeedWeek, CannabisWire has a subscriber-only website for cannabis news, plus a weekly newsletter with the latest tips and trends.

Covering more than just cannabis news, Green Entrepreneur offers a weekly update on the latest in cannabis, hemp, CBD, and other related information, tips, and inspiration.

Focusing on the top industry news stories, Cannabis Business Executive offers a variety of options for targeted newsletters covering everything from legal issues to lab testing.


MJBizCon Twitter Accounts to Follow

Keep the information overload short and sweet with our favorite Twitter users covering the world of cannabis and MJBizCon. 

Short for The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, NORML, @norml, is a must-follow for fans of cannabis advocacy.

The National Cannabis Industry Association, @NCIAorg, has been around since 2010 and is the oldest and largest cannabis trade association out there.

Dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, and social justice throughout the cannabis industry, Minority Cannabis, @MinCannBusAssoc, creates must-read equity reports.

Your customers visit Weedmaps, @weedmaps—so join them online for a glimpse behind the curtain of one of the nation’s most successful cannabis-adjacent brands.

The Twitter account of an industry-leading blog, Ganjapreneur, @ganjapreneur, offers breaking cannabis business news and commentary.

With a commitment to encouraging female participation in the cannabis industry, Women Grow, @womengrow, cultivates the next generation of leaders through their Twitter feed.

Describing itself as The Voice of Legal Marijuana, MJ Headline News, @MJHeadlineNews, has been sharing breaking stories since 2013.

Centered around the mission of helping cannabis businesses collaborate and thrive, the National Association of Cannabis Businesses, @TheNACB, shares industry tips.

Like the newsletter of the same name, MJBiz, @MJBizDaily, shares trusted data and daily news for cannabis industry professionals.

One of the nation’s top online cannabis marketplaces, Leafly, @Leafly, shares the latest and greatest cannabis stories on its popular Twitter feed.

Focusing on the business side of weed, WeedStreet420, @WeedStreet420, shares top stock and cannabis investing tips.

Sharing cannabis, hemp, CBD, and psychedelics-related news, Benzinga Cannabis,  @BzCannabis, offers daily updates on the legal and financial growth of the industry.

Covering all cannabis news, Marijuana Moment, @MarijuanaMoment, tweets insights on federal, state, and international law and business, science, and culture. 

Sharing stories on cannabis, CBD, and hemp, Green Entrepreneur, @GreenEntrprnr, covers the most important business news, tips, and inspiration.


Travel

Here are simple travel tips to help you have a stress-free (we hope) MJBizCon experience:

Where to Stay

MJBizCon hosts the event in the center of Las Vegas, so you have many options for excellent accommodations. 

Known as the most luxurious hotel brand in Vegas, The Wynn is a must-visit if you’re paying with the company card! Five-star accommodations and cuisine make this spot unforgettable.

An easy walk from the convention center, SLS Las Vegas Hotel and Casino is a trendy spot with a killer bar for post-conference drinks. Rooms are moderately priced by the standards of the strip.

Once hosting Elvis, the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino is known for its live entertainment, making it an excellent spot to catch a mid-conference show.

If you want to do Vegas right, staying at The Venetian is a must! The over-the-top theme and do-it-all decadence, from shopping to dining to shows, adds to an “only in Las Vegas” experience.

Practically across the street from the convention center, Circus Circus is the best place in town to experience Hunter S. Thompson style decadence, plus surprisingly affordable rooms.


Download the Official MJBizCon App

The MJBizCon app is a good source of information on panels, networking events, convention information, and everything else you need to know.

There’s a conference timeline, agenda with session and speaker descriptions, and an interactive show map to guide you through the space. 

We recommend using the My Show Planner feature to plan your visit, tagging the sessions and exhibitors you want to check out.

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Here’s everything else you need to know on the road to MJBizCon 2022 (some of which we’ve covered above). 

When is MJBizCon?

November 15-18, 2022

What is MJBizCon?

The largest cannabis conference in the world, MJBizCon, is a three day bonanza featuring over 140 speakers, 250,000 square feet of exhibits, and tons and tons of networking, information gathering, and partnership building opportunities.

Where is MJBizCon?

Held at the ​​Las Vegas Convention Center, MJBizCon is accessible from most hotels on the strip.

Should I Attend MJBizCon?

MJBizCon might not make sense for the average cannabis consumer, but it’s a must for industry professionals. 


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