Mellow Harvest
Durban Kush #8, KPF, SNX, Sueno, Veritas Cookies
Native Roots
A-Bay Bay, Apples & Bananas, Black Amber, Bubba Berry, Cherry Diesel, Cherry Hills, Divine Kush Breath, Durban Kush #8, Georgia Pie, Glitter Bomb, Marshmallow OG #9, Miracle Alien Cookies, Muffinz Breath #1, OG Sin, OZ Kush, Oui Oui, PAY, Passionfruit, Platinum Kush Breath, SNI, Strawberries N Cream, Sugar Rush #2, Yuk Mouth
Police and Thieves
Durban Kush #8, LCS, SNI, Sherb Crasher, Triangle OG
RoadRunner
KPF, SNX, Veritas Cookies
Rocky Mountain Blaze
Black Amber, Cherry Diesel, Georgia Pie, Miracle Alien Cookies, Oui Oui, Platinum Kush Breath, Sugar Rush #2, Yuk Mouth
Rocky Mountain Cannasol
A-Bay Bay, Blueberry Lemonade, Glitter Bomb, Grape Gasoline S1, Medellin, Tart Pops #4
Rocky Road Remedies
Black Amber, Cherry Diesel, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Durban Kush #8, Glitter Bomb, Marshmallow OG #9, Miracle Alien Cookies, Peach Kush #2, Platinum Kush Breath, SNI, SNX, Slurricane, Sour Apple, Sugar Rush #2, Tart Pops #4, Turnt
Roots RX
Muffinz Breath #1, Platinum Kush Breath, SNX, Yuk Mouth
Roots Rx
A-Bay Bay, Fubar, Grape Gasoline S1, LCS, Peach Kush #2, Platinum Kush Breath, Sherb Crasher, Tart Pops #4
Simply Pure
Durban Kush #8, PAY, SNI
Skunked
OG Sin, Oui Oui, Peach Crescendo #2, Platinum Kush Breath, SNX
Solace Meds
Blueberry Lemonade, Divine Kush Breath, KPF, Passionfruit, SNI, SNX, Slurricane, Watermelon Sorbet
Spark Dispensary
Divine Kush Breath, Durban Kush #8, Marshmallow OG #9, PAY, SNI, SNX, Slurricane, Watermelon Sorbet
Standing Akimbo
Apples & Bananas, Cherry Hills, Durban Kush #8, Marshmallow OG #9, Muffinz Breath #1, OZ Kush, PAY, SNI, Sudz, WOF, Wedding Crasher
THE GREEN SOLUTION LLC
Sherb Crasher, Sour Diesel, Sour Rado
The 404 Dispensary
A-Bay Bay, Cookies N Cream, Fubar, Grape Gasoline S1, OG Sin, Oui Oui, SNI, Sour Rado, Woosah, Yuk Mouth
The 64 Store
Apples & Bananas, Bubba Berry
The Dispo
Bubba Berry, Cherry Diesel, Georgia Pie, Grape Gasoline S1, LCS, Marshmallow OG #9, Miracle Alien Cookies, Oui Oui, PAY, Passionfruit, Platinum Kush Breath, SNX, Sherb Crasher, Slurricane, Sugar Rush #2, Tart Pops #4, Triangle OG, Yuk Mouth
The Green Solution
Bordeaux #5, Cherry Diesel, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Durban Kush #8, Forza Sans Souci #4, Medellin, Miracle Alien Cookies, OG Sin, PAY, Peach Kush #2, SNI, SNX, Sherb Crasher, Slurricane, Sour Diesel, Sour Rado, Street Urchin, Sugar Rush #2, Tart Pops #4, Woosah, Yuk Mouth
The Happy Camper
Divine Kush Breath, Durban Kush #8, Muffinz Breath #1, SNI, Sherb Crasher
The Kind Castle
KPF, LCS, Sour Rado
Third Day Apothecary
Cherry Diesel, OG Sin, Oui Oui, Platinum Kush Breath, Yuk Mouth
Top Crop
Cherry Hills, Durban Kush #8, KPF, SNX, Sueno, Veritas Cookies
Tumbleweed
Divine Kush Breath, Durban Kush #8, Forza Sans Souci #4, SNX, Woosah, Yuk Mouth
Twin Peaks
Bubba Berry, Cherry Diesel, Georgia Pie, Miracle Alien Cookies, Sherb Crasher, Sour Rado, Sugar Rush #2, Triangle OG, Yuk Mouth
ANNA
Black Amber, Cherry Diesel, Georgia Pie, Miracle Alien Cookies, Oui Oui, Platinum Kush Breath, Sour Diesel, Sugar Rush #2, Yuk Mouth
Bud Board
Cherry Hills, Durban Kush #8, KPF, SNX, Sueno, Veritas Cookies
Buku Loud
A-Bay Bay, Apples & Bananas, Bubba Berry, Cherry Hills, Durban Kush #8, Marshmallow OG #9, Muffinz Breath #1, OZ Kush, SNI
COS Confidential
Apples & Bananas, Bubba Berry, Cherry Hills, Durban Kush #8, Oui Oui, SNI
Canna Cabinet
Blueberry Lemonade, Bubba Berry, Cherry Diesel, Divine Kush Breath, Glitter Bomb, Marshmallow OG #9, OG Sin, Oui Oui, PAY, Passionfruit, Platinum Kush Breath, SNI, SNX, Slurricane, Tangidos, Watermelon Sorbet, Woosah, Yuk Mouth
Cannabicare
Apples & Bananas, Black Amber, Bubba Berry, Cherry Diesel, Georgia Pie, Miracle Alien Cookies, Platinum Kush Breath, Sugar Rush #2, Yuk Mouth
Cherry Peak
Bubba Berry, Cherry Diesel, Cherry Hills, Divine Kush Breath, Durban Kush #8, Marshmallow OG #9, Miracle Alien Cookies, OG Sin, Oui Oui, PAY, Passionfruit, Platinum Kush Breath, SNI, SNX, Sherb Crasher, Slurricane, Sugar Rush #2, Triangle OG, Watermelon Sorbet, Woosah, Yuk Mouth
Colorado Harvest Company
Cherry Diesel, Durban Kush #8, Georgia Pie, LCS, Marshmallow OG #9, PAY, Passionfruit, Platinum Kush Breath, SNI, SNX, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Watermelon Sorbet, Woosah, Yuk Mouth
Dark Matter
Cherry Hills, Durban Kush #8, KPF, SNX, Sueno, Veritas Cookies
Denver Kush Club
Oui Oui, SNX, Sour Rado
Euflora
Divine Kush Breath, Passionfruit, Watermelon Sorbet
Green Dragon
A-Bay Bay, Black Amber, Bordeaux #5, Cookies N Cream, Durban Kush #8, Fubar, Georgia Pie, Grape Gasoline S1, LCS, Miracle Alien Cookies, SNI, Sherb Crasher, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Sugar Rush #2, Tart Pops #4, Woosah
Green World
Cherry Hills, Marshmallow OG #9, PAY, Woosah
High Class
Sueno, Veritas Cookies
High Octane
Grape Gasoline S1, OG Sin, SNX, Woosah, Yuk Mouth
Karmaceuticals
Durban Kush #8, PAY, Passionfruit, SNI, Watermelon Sorbet
LivWell- Broadway
Apples & Bananas, Bananaghani, Blueberry Lemonade, Bubba Berry, Circus Act, Durban Kush #8, Malibu Mirage, Marmot OG, Medellin, Melonade #8, Muffinz Breath #1, Oui Oui, Sour Apple, Strawberries N Cream, Turnt
LivWell- Broomfield
Malibu Mirage, Mating Call, Medellin, Melonade #8, Oui Oui, Sour Apple, Tangidos, Triangle OG
LivWell- Buckley
A-Bay Bay, Blueberry Lemonade, Bubba Berry, Cherry Punch, Forza Sans Souci #4, Glitter Bomb, Grape Gasoline S1, Malibu Mirage, Mating Call, Medellin, Melonade #8, Miracle Alien Cookies, Muffinz Breath #1, OG Sin, Oui Oui, Platinum Kush Breath, Sour Apple, Strawberries N Cream, Sueno, Tangidos, Toxic Boo, Triangle OG, Yuk Mouth
LivWell- Central Park
Bubba Berry, Durban Kush #8, Malibu Mirage, Medellin, Melonade #8, OG Sin, Sour Apple, Tangidos, Tart Pops #4, Woosah
LivWell- Colfax/City Park
Blueberry Lemonade, Bubba Berry, Medellin, Strawberries N Cream, Sueno, Turnt
LivWell- Colorado Blvd
Bubba Berry, Mating Call, Medellin, Melonade #8, Strawberries N Cream, Street Urchin, Tangidos, Tart Pops #4
LivWell- Commerce City
Apples & Bananas, Bubba Berry, Glitter Bomb, Malibu Mirage, Mating Call, Medellin, Melonade #8, Strawberries N Cream, Street Urchin
LivWell- Cortez
Apples & Bananas, Bubba Berry, Cherry Diesel, Glitter Bomb, Grape Gasoline S1, Mating Call, Medellin, Melonade #8, Muffinz Breath #1, Oui Oui, Shock Tart, Strawberries N Cream, Street Urchin, Toxic Boo, Triangle OG, Turnt, Yuk Mouth
LivWell- Evans
Blueberry Lemonade, Bubba Berry, Glitter Bomb, Malibu Mirage, Mating Call, Medellin, Melonade #8, Muffinz Breath #1, Oui Oui, Sour Apple, Sueno, Tangidos, Toxic Boo, Triangle OG, Turnt
LivWell- Federal Heights
Apples & Bananas, Bananaghani, Bubba Berry, Fubar, Glitter Bomb, Malibu Mirage, Medellin, Melonade #8, Oui Oui, Shock Tart, Sour Apple, Strawberries N Cream, Tangidos, Toxic Boo, Triangle OG, Yuk Mouth
LivWell- Ft Collins
A-Bay Bay, Apples & Bananas, Bananaghani, Blueberry Lemonade, Bubba Berry, Cherry Punch, Durban Kush #8, Electric Lemonade, Forza Sans Souci #4, Fubar, Glitter Bomb, Grape Gasoline S1, Malibu Mirage, Marmot OG, Mating Call, Medellin, Melonade #8, Muffinz Breath #1, OG Sin, Oui Oui, Pancakes, Platinum Kush Breath, Sherb Crasher, Sour Apple, Sour Rado, Strawberries N Cream, Sueno, Sunset Drive, Tangidos, Tart Pops #4, Toxic Boo, Triangle OG, Turnt, UNI, Woosah, Yuk Mouth
LivWell- Garden City
A-Bay Bay, Apples & Bananas, Bananaghani, Blueberry Lemonade, Bubba Berry, Cherry Diesel, Cherry Punch, Circus Act, Durban Kush #8, Electric Lemonade, Fubar, Glitter Bomb, Grape Gasoline S1, Malibu Mirage, Marmot OG, Mating Call, Medellin, Melonade #8, Muffinz Breath #1, OG Sin, Oui Oui, Pancakes, Platinum Kush Breath, Sherb Crasher, Sour Apple, Sour Diesel, Sour Rado, Strawberries N Cream, Street Urchin, Sueno, Sunset Drive, Tangidos, Tart Pops #4, Toxic Boo, Triangle OG, Turnt, UNI, Veritas Cookies, Woosah, Yuk Mouth
LivWell- Highlands
Cherry Punch, Durban Kush #8, Malibu Mirage, Medellin, Melonade #8, Shock Tart, Tangidos
LivWell- Lakewood
Bananaghani, Bubba Berry, Fubar, Malibu Mirage, Medellin, Muffinz Breath #1, Oui Oui, Tangidos, Turnt
LivWell- Log Lane
Apples & Bananas, Blueberry Lemonade, Bubba Berry, Fubar, Glitter Bomb, Malibu Mirage, Mating Call, Medellin, Melonade #8, Miracle Alien Cookies, Sour Apple, Strawberries N Cream, Tangidos, Triangle OG
LivWell- Mancos
Bananaghani, Bubba Berry, Cherry Punch, Medellin, Melonade #8, Muffinz Breath #1, Sour Apple, Strawberries N Cream, Street Urchin
LivWell- N 2nd St Berthoud
A-Bay Bay, Apples & Bananas, Bananaghani, Blueberry Lemonade, Bubba Berry, Cherry Punch, Circus Act, Durban Kush #8, Electric Lemonade, Fubar, Glitter Bomb, Grape Gasoline S1, Malibu Mirage, Marmot OG, Mating Call, Medellin, Melonade #8, Miracle Alien Cookies, Muffinz Breath #1, OG Sin, Oui Oui, Platinum Kush Breath, Sherb Crasher, Sour Apple, Sour Rado, Strawberries N Cream, Sueno, Sunset Drive, Tangidos, Triangle OG, Turnt, Veritas Cookies, Yuk Mouth
LivWell- N Pueblo
A-Bay Bay, Apples & Bananas, Bananaghani, Blueberry Lemonade, Bubba Berry, Cherry Punch, Durban Kush #8, Glitter Bomb, Mating Call, Medellin, Melonade #8, Miracle Alien Cookies, Muffinz Breath #1, Oui Oui, Sour Apple, Strawberries N Cream, Toxic Boo, Turnt, Yuk Mouth
LivWell- Park Hill
Cherry Punch, Marmot OG, Medellin, Melonade #8, Oui Oui
LivWell- Peoria St
A-Bay Bay, Apples & Bananas, Bananaghani, Blueberry Lemonade, Bubba Berry, Fubar, Glitter Bomb, Malibu Mirage, Medellin, Melonade #8, Miracle Alien Cookies, Muffinz Breath #1, Oui Oui, Sour Apple, Strawberries N Cream, Sueno, Triangle OG, Turnt, Veritas Cookies
LivWell- S Pueblo
Apples & Bananas, Blueberry Lemonade, Bubba Berry, Georgia Pie, Grape Gasoline S1, Malibu Mirage, Mating Call, Medellin, Melonade #8, Muffinz Breath #1, OG Sin, Toxic Boo, Triangle OG, Turnt
LivWell- Tower Rd
Apples & Bananas, Blueberry Lemonade, Bubba Berry, Georgia Pie, Malibu Mirage, Mating Call, Medellin, Melonade #8, Muffinz Breath #1, Oui Oui, Strawberries N Cream, Tangidos, Triangle OG, Turnt
LivWell- Trinidad
Apples & Bananas, Bubba Berry, Cherry Punch, Durban Kush #8, Malibu Mirage, Medellin, Melonade #8, Miracle Alien Cookies, Oui Oui, Sour Apple, Tangidos
LivWell- Uptown
A-Bay Bay, Blueberry Lemonade, Bubba Berry, Cherry Punch, Glitter Bomb, Medellin, Melonade #8, Muffinz Breath #1, Oui Oui, Strawberries N Cream, Turnt, Woosah
LivWell-RiNo
A-Bay Bay, Apples & Bananas, Bananaghani, Blueberry Lemonade, Bubba Berry, Cherry Punch, Durban Kush #8, Electric Lemonade, Forza Sans Souci #4, Fubar, Glitter Bomb, Grape Gasoline S1, Malibu Mirage, Marmot OG, Mating Call, Melonade #8, Miracle Alien Cookies, Muffinz Breath #1, OG Sin, Oui Oui, Sour Apple, Sour Rado, Strawberries N Cream, Sueno, Sunset Drive, Tangidos, Toxic Boo, Turnt, UNI, Veritas Cookies, Yuk Mouth
Livgreen
Black Amber, Bubba Berry, Cherry Diesel, Cookies N Cream, Durban Kush #8, Georgia Pie, KPF, LCS, Marshmallow OG #9, Miracle Alien Cookies, Oui Oui, PAY, Platinum Kush Breath, SNI, SNX, Sherb Crasher, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Sugar Rush #2, Tart Pops #4, Triangle OG, Woosah, Yuk Mouth
Lucky Monkey Buds
Cherry Diesel, PAY, Platinum Kush Breath, Yuk Mouth
Magnolia Rd
Bubba Berry, Durban Kush #8, Grape Gasoline S1, LCS, Marshmallow OG #9, SNI, Sherb Crasher, Triangle OG, Woosah
Magnolia Road
A-Bay Bay, Apples & Bananas, Bordeaux #5, Bubba Berry, Cherry Diesel, Cookies N Cream, Divine Kush Breath, Durban Kush #8, Fubar, Glitter Bomb, Grape Gasoline S1, LCS, Marshmallow OG #9, OG Sin, Oui Oui, PAY, Platinum Kush Breath, SNI, Sherb Crasher, Shock Tart, Sour Rado, Street Urchin, Tart Pops #4, Triangle OG, Woosah, Yuk Mouth
Makena
Durban Kush #8, LCS, PAY, SNI, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Street Urchin
Medicine Man
Durban Kush #8, Forza Sans Souci #4, PAY, Peach Kush #2, Platinum Kush Breath, SNI, Shock Tart, Tart Pops #4, Woosah, Yuk Mouth

October 18, 2021

The Cannabis Industry Descends Upon Las Vegas For MJBizCon 2021

Lindsey Bartlett Contributor Vices I cover the cannabis industry, psychedelics, culture, and innovation. Follow Listen to article minutes.

MJBizCon returns to Las Vegas for its redemption song in 2021.
MJBizCon returns to Las Vegas for its redemption song in 2021. MJBIZCON

MJBizCon returns to Las Vegas for its first in-person conference in two years. The award-winning conference and largest cannabis industry trade show in the world will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center from October 19 to October 22, 2021.

“I cant wait,” says Chris Walsh, CEO of MJBizCon and the founding editor of its publication MJBizDaily. “2020 was a miserable experience for many people. It was hard not to be able to get together and foster the growth of the industry as we do at MJBizCon. It’s been great to watch the industry deemed essential in many states and continue to thrive. Now we’re coming full circle with that missing piece of in-person events. That’s how the industry is built, it’s the energy you get from being around other people, the excitement from meeting people to work and collaborate with.”

Founded in 2011, the conference has been growing over the last decade to have been officially deemed the title of “MJBizCon week” from the city of Las Vegas. Attendees can expect to see 1,000 exhibitors across over 250,000 square feet for this year’s show. MJBizCon is known for its technology, industry-focused showroom floor. It has been lovingly called the ‘Comic Con of weed’ because of its sheer scope, and also because of its draw to entrepreneurs and celebrities alike. Past year’s attendees included Kevin O’Leary, Kelsey Grammer, Kevin Smith, Gene Simmons, and more.

Guests celebrate MJBizCon's opening day in 2018.
Guests celebrate MJBizCon's opening day in 2018. MJBIZCON

The show floor is joined by 80 speakers which will feature both panels and individual sessions. “I’m excited for our keynote this year,” says Walsh. “It’s Daymon John, he founded Fubu and he’s on Shark Tank. A couple of years ago, we tried to get him as keynote and he wasn’t ready to speak at a cannabis event. He didn’t want to go that route. Now, a couple years later, he’s ready for it. It shows you how much mainstream acceptance there is now. How the mainstream business world and the public have come around to cannabis in the last decade. You don’t have to be worried about attaching your name to cannabis and the stigmas around that.”MORE FOR YOUThe Making Of New York’s $150 Million ‘Cannabis Campus’Blackstone To Sell The Cosmopolitan Of Las Vegas For $5.65 BillionThe Feds Are Coming For Delta-8 THC

This year, alongside a keynote from Daymon John, expect to see sessions with Berner, founder of Cookies, Joe Bayern, CEO at Curaleaf, Joy BeckermanFounder & Principal Hemp Ace International, Chris Ball, CEO of Ball Family Farms, Jesce Horton, founder and CEO of LOWD, Wanda James, founder of Simply Pure, and more.

The redemption song of MJBiz’s flagship event expects somewhere in between 20,000 and 30,000 attendees, with masks and social distancing in place. Before the pandemic in 2019, it reached nearly 35,000 attendees. Its CEO Chris Walsh sees a similar pace this year. “It really legitimizes the industry for people,” says Walsh. “A couple years ago, founders who came as attendees, are now running bigger, more established companies.

Chris Walsh, CEO of MJBizCon, speaks at the opening sessions of the conference.
Chris Walsh, CEO of MJBizCon, speaks on the state of the industry at the opening session of the ... [+] MJBIZCON

“As we come out of the pandemic, there are forces at play that haven’t been there before,” says Walsh. “We’re not worried how this industry is going to show up. They’re eager to be out there again. This industry thrives in-person.”

MJBizCon speaker sessions will also aim to tackle some of the new challenges that have come up for the industry since the pandemic began. Other innovations on the floor in 2021 include a Hall of Flowers partnership. “We’re looking to hook up with one of the other leading event brands in the industry, to use both our strengths,” says Walsh. “Really connecting the brands with retailers in a new way. You can get lost in the sea of people at MJBizCon. We wanted to carve out a space.”

As far as health and safety measures go, the MJBizCon team has followed along strictly with the CDC guidelines and Las Vegas guidelines. “We spaced things out this year,” says Walsh. “We expanded into the north hall with more exhibits to make sure people are spread out.” Expect lighter isles with more space to move around. Masks will be required on the showroom floor.

The crowds at MJBizCon in year's past will be spread out into more space at the 2021 MJBizCon event.
The crowds at MJBizCon in year's past will be spread out into more space at the 2021 MJBizCon event. MJBIZCON

After parties in Las Vegas have evolved into their own draw entirely, with companies going all-out to be a part of the week. “This has been the best news of the year by far,” says Dave Tran and James Zachodni, founders of Farechild Events. “We can't tell you how ecstatic we were when we heard the news of Las Vegas MJBiz Con coming back.”

Farechild is throwing an after party called The Zodiac Party with Sensi Magazine. The party will feature a circular “calendar” reflecting the Zodiac wheel, with each sign having a different theme and sponsor. Guests can also expect musical performances from Lil Debbie, New Constellations, and DJ Kelly J. Farechild says that each guest who attends will be given a Mooselabs Mouthpeace to act as an oral barrier against germs when consuming.

“This industry in particular is built on connecting with one another,” say Tran and Zachodni. “This philosophy is rooted in the plant and how it's always been part of a communal culture. We all did our best to pivot to a virtual world last year but frankly, we all miss being together. There was definitely a void we had to get through in 2020.”

A scene from the last MjBizCon party thrown by Farechild Events in Las Vegas.
A scene from the last MjBizCon party thrown by Farechild Events in Las Vegas. FARECHILD EVENTS

“I’ve seen first hand the huge wave of interest that across the spectrum of other industries at getting involved in cannabis,” says Walsh. “Everything from traditional retail to agriculture to packaging to technology. We’re going to welcome a lot of new people who are putting together their plans to enter the industry. It’ll be nice to see the old guard and then the next wave.”

Who is part of the next wave entering the cannabis industry? Dale Katechis, for one, an investor in Veritas Fine Cannabis and a craft beer maverick. He’s the founder of namesake craft beer Dale’s Pale Ale and brand Oskar Blues Brewery.

“A weed conference in Vegas? What’s not to look forward to about that!” says Dale Katechis. “The cannabis industry has been very intriguing to me for several years, and now that I’ve joined the Veritas Fine Cannabis team as a strategic partner, I’m very excited to attend my first MJBizCon.”

“From my point of view, most of us in the craft beer space are entrepreneurs at heart,” says Katechis. “As I began evaluating opportunities to join the cannabis industry, I found a lot of similarities between the cannabis and craft beer industry’s entrepreneurial spirit. In craft beer, many of us started as home brewers and in the cannabis industry, the same can often be said about home growers. What attracted me to the cannabis industry, especially the team at Veritas Fine Cannabis, is that shared entrepreneurial spirit. As budding entrepreneurs, we are always looking for opportunities to express ourselves in the name of having fun and making the world a better place, and the cannabis industry provides the means to do so.”

MJBizCon has offered a discount code for those who may want to attend. Forbes readers can use MJBIZVEGAS10 at checkout for 10% off registration.

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