CannaCon, a four day Marijuana convention and trade show and business convention, started Thursday at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma Washington.
The trade show will feature around 200 booths and 60 seminars on topics ranging from growing techniques to marketing strategies.
The marijuana convention is a business to business trade show showcasing new technologies and products in the newly legalized marijuana industry. As more states look to legalize recreational marijuana use, the growth potential for these businesses and industries is exponential.
There is no marijuana smoking at the trade show, but there will be a free shuttle taking people to Seattle’s Hempfest on Friday and Saturday. This is an exciting year for Hempfest marking the first time for the event that recreational marijuana will be sold on site by a legal, licensed retailer.
The CannaCon trade show will be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday for anyone curious about the new industry. Booths will be selling everything from grow lights to grinders, Web Design to Chocolate. Along with products, the service sector is present at the show selling cash and credit card processing, insurance, consulting and brand development for marijuana businesses.
Organizers are excited about the turnout and are already eyeing future marijuana conventions and trade shows in Florida, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Denver.