August 2016 Events

Southern California Cannabis Conference and Expo – August 6-7, 2016

The cannabis industry will gather en masse in downtown San Diego the weekend of August 6-7 when the Southern California Cannabis Conference and Expo comes to the San Diego Convention Center.

The premier cannabis event in San Diego, the Southern California Cannabis Conference and Expo is the perfect place for industry insiders, consumers, entrepreneurs, job seekers, and business owners to mingle and discuss how to positively shape the future of the cannabis industry.

Hundreds of cannabis companies, like Weedmaps, HempMeds, SC Labs, the Arcview Group, Jetty Extracts, and FlavRx, will be on the expo floor showcasing their goods and services. There will also be organizations like Women Grow, San Diego NORML, and CannaMoms raising awareness for their individual causes.

On the conference’s main stage, there will be a series of lectures and panel discussions scheduled all weekend long with topics including Cannabis and Your Pet, High Tech Trends in Cannabis, and Cannabis and Children.

“This event brings together so many elements of the cannabis industry, especially the educational component. [These panels are] going to be eye-opening for those interested in the future of medical cannabis,” said CEO and event producer, Rory Mendoza.

Late in the day on Sunday, the Professional Sports and Cannabis panel will feature ex-NFL players and vocal cannabis advocates Jim McMahon, Eugene Monroe, Kyle Turley, and Ricky Williams. In light of the league’s struggle with concussions, CTE, and opioid abuse, cannabis has become a popular topic of discussion among players for its pain relieving and neuroprotective qualities.

Wrapping up the event, the keynote speaker is Whoopi Goldberg, cannabis proponent and co-founder of Whoopi and Maya, a cannabis brand aimed at women, offering marijuana-infused sipping chocolate, balm, tincture, and bath soak.

“We reach for the stars and Whoopi is certainly the best representative we could ask for to represent the new face of cannabis,” said Mendoza.

The Southern California Cannabis Conference and Expo will take place from 9am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday, August 6-7, at the San Diego Convention Center at 111 West Harbor Drive.

Tickets can be purchased online at https://socalccexpo.com/