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The Cannabis/Hemp industry has been growing rapidly over the last couple of years. From some 25 events about five years ago, to no less than 50 events throughout this year alone. Ranging from Cannabis & Hemp fairs to Cannabis seed- and strain awards all over the world.

And so, as per usual, here is our list of Cannabis related events for 2018 in order of appearance!



THC Valencia - January 27th, 2018 - Valencia, Spain, EU. | Official Website ->

ICBC San Francisco - T.B.A., 2018 - San Francisco, CA, U.S.A. | Official Website ->

Hawaii Cannabis Expo 2018 - February 9th until 11th 2018 - Honolulu, HI, U.S.A. | Official Website ->

CannaCon Seattle - February 15th until 17th 2018 - Seattle, WA, U.S.A. | Official Website ->

CanapaMundi - February 16th until 18th, 2018 - Rome, Italy | Official Website ->

Cannabis Cup Barcelona - March 5th until 10th, 2018 - Barcelona, Catalonia, ES. | Official Website ->

Spannabis - March 9th until 11th, 2018 - Barcelona, Catalonia, ES. | Official Website ->

National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference
 - May 22nd until 24th, 2018 - Washington, DC, U.S.A. | Official Website ->

47th Annual Hash Bash & Hash Bash Cup - April 1st, 2018 - Ann Arbour, Mi, U.S.A. | Official Website ->

High Times Denver Cannabis Cup
 - (UNKNOWN) - Denver, CO, U.S.A. | Official Website -> *

ICBC Berlin
 - April 11th until 13th, 2018 - Berlin, Germany | Official Website ->

420 Vancouver
 - April 20th, 2018 - Vancouver, BC, Canada. | Official Website ->

420 Rally HYDE PARK
 - April 20th, 2018 - London, UK. | Event Page ->

Official Denver 420 Rally - April 20th, 2018 - Denver, CO | Official Website ->

420 - HEMPSTOCK
 (Glasgow Green) - April 20th, 2018 - Glasgow, Scotland. | Event Page ->

420 Reggae Festival - April 20th until 22nd, 2018 - San Francisco, CA, U.S.A. | Official Website ->

Cannabis Rise 420 Rally - April 20th, 2018 - St. Paul, MN, U.S.A. | Event Page ->

Elite Cup (420 Edition) - T.B.A., 2018 - (location t.b.a.) Amsterdam, NH, NL. | Event Page -> *

Social Cup 420
 P60 Amstelveen - April 20th, 2018 - Amsterdam, NH, NL.

Niagara Falls (Highway 420 Rally) - (UNKNOWN) - Niagara Falls, ON, CAN. *

High Times LA Cup - April 20st until 22nd, 2018 - San Bernardino, CA, U.S.A. | Official Website ->

Extravaganja 2018 - April 21st, 2018 - Nothampton, MA, U.S.A. | Official Website ->

Cannatrade (2018) - April 27th until 29th, 2018 - Zurich Oerlikon, CH. | Official Website ->

Cannabis Film Festival - (UNKNOWN) - Garberville, CA, U.S.A. | Official Website -> *

Nimbin MardiGrass - May 5th until 6th, 2018 - Nimbin, AU. | Official Website ->

Marijuana Business Conference & Expo - May 9th until 11th, 2018 - Washington, DC, U.S.A. | Official Website ->

Cannagrow Expo - May 19th until 20th, 2018 - Palm Springs, CA, U.S.A. | Official Website ->

CannaCon Detroit - June 1st until 2nd, 2018 - Detroit, MI, U.S.A. | Official Website ->

High Times Sonoma Cup - June 2nd until 3rd, 2018 - Sonoma, CA, U.S.A. | Official Website ->

Cann10 - June 4th until 6th, 2018 - Tel Aviv, Israel | Official Website ->

Mary Jane Berlin 2018 - June 8th until 10th, 2018 - Berlin, Germany | Official Website ->

Cannabis Liberation Day 2018 (CBD) - June 17th, 2018 - Flevopark, Amsterdam, NL. | Official Website ->

HempCon 2018 - June 15th until 17th, 2018 - Phoenix, AZ, CA, U.S.A. | Official Website ->

ICBC Vancouver - June 24th until 25th, 2018 - Vancouver, BC, Canada | Official Website ->

Green Pride 2018 - June 30th, 2018 - Location T.B.A, Brighton, UK. | Event Page ->

CannaCon Boston - July 27th until 28th, 2018 - Boston, MA, U.S.A. | Official Website ->

Cannabis Business Summit & Expo
 - July 25th until 27th, 2018 - San Jose, CA, U.S.A. | Official Website ->

Cannabizz - DISCONTINUED - Prague, CZ. *

GMM 2018 (Global Marihuana March) - April 20th - Varies by location. - WORLD WIDE! | Event Page ->

Emerald Empire Hempfest - July 2018 date T.B.A. - Eugine, Oregon, U.S.A. | Event Page ->

Olympia Hempfest - (UNKNOWN) - Olympia, WA, U.S.A. | Event Page -> *

Hanfparade - August 11th, 2018 - Berlin, DE. | Official Website ->Event Page ->

Marijuana Business Conference Toronto - August 14th until 16th, 2018 - Toronto, ON Canada. | Official Website ->

Seattle Hempfest - T.B.A., 2018 - Seattle, WA, U.S.A. | Official Website -> *

NH Cannabis Freedom Festival - August T.B.A., 2018 - New Hampshire, MA, U.S.A. | Official Website -> *

The Karma Cup - T.B.A., 2018 - Toronto, ON, Canada | Official Website ->

Expogrow 2018 - September 14th until 16th, 2018 - Ficoba, Irun, ES. | Official Website ->

Cannablis Retreats - T.B.A., 2018 - U.S.A. | Official Website ->

ICBC Portland - September 27th until 28th, 2018 - Portland, OR, U.S.A. | Official Website ->

Spannabis Madrid - October 5th until 6th, 2018 - Madrid, Spain. | Official Website ->

Boston Freedom Rally (MASSCANN) - T.B.A. 2018 - Boston, U.S.A. | Official Website -> *

Cultiva Hanfmesse - October 12th until 14th, 2018 - Vienna (Vösendorf), Austria. | Official Website ->

Hemp2020 - October 26th until 28th, 2018 - Naples, IT. | Official Website ->

Canapa in Mostra - October 26th until 28th, 2018 - Naples, IT. | Official Website ->

Cannafest 2018 - T.B.A. - Prague, CZ. | Official Website -> *

Marijuana Business Conference Las Vegas - November 14th until 16th, 2018 - Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A. | Official Website ->

Cannadouro - November 17th until 18th, 2018 - Porto, Portugal. | Official Website ->

Amsterdam Unity Cup - T.B.A. 2018 - Amsterdam, NH, NL. | Official Website -> *

Expocannabis Uruguay - T.B.A. 2018 - LATU, Montevidio, Uruguay. | Official Website -> *


* Dates 'To Be Announced' or UNKNOWN.

CannabisThe newly-formed Dutch cabinet plans to start trials with legal weed farming. The weed will be cultivated locally and then spread in six to ten municipalities. Which municipalities will receive the so-called government weed is not yet clear.

There are some 25 to 30 municipalities spread throughout the Netherlands that have interest in the program or have signed up.
Currently, cannabis can be legally sold in Dutch coffee shops, however growing cannabis (more than 5 plans, under artificial light) is prohibited. The new coalition wants to change that.
The Amsterdam City Council has indicated several times to be in favor of regulated weed farming. There was even a short search for a location where the weed could be grown.

Most of Amsterdam's coffee shops are pleased with the plans of the new government to experiment with legal weed cultivation. The coffee shops hope they can participate in and consult over the cultivation, given the complexities of the differences in Cannabis strains.

But while the government may face difficulties understanding the intricacy of Cannabis, life for the coffeeshop owner stands to become easier. Better quality control for example. With illegal growing operations, it's obviously more difficult to keep total control over the environment and quality as a Cannabis cultivator. This can now be done throughout the growing process instead of being checked at the point of sale.

Joachim Helms, Chairman of the Bond of Cannabis Attorneys, explains it will be the same as running a biscuit factory, where the biscuits are checked at the factory instead of in the store."
And so, the Bond van Cannabis Detaillisten (Union of Cannabis Retailers), the BCD, is pleased with the intention of the new government to experiment with weed cultivation. Helms: "It is something that has been talked about for years and that we are in favor of. It makes everything a lot more transparent. "
However, the BCD hopes that the government doesn't forget where the knowledge and experience lies. "Not only with the coffee shops, but also the lamp manufacturers and growroom builders. They must all be involved in making a good product. '
Variety of products is also important for coffee shops. Therefore, its ideal to have a scenario in which the weed trade is similar to for example beer; legal, regulated and controlled, with pilsener for the mass, and special craft beers for the connoisseur.