There’s no better time than now to attend your first weed convention in Biloxi. Mississippi’s legal cannabis market is brand new and already booming. CannaCon’s Biloxi cannabis conference is sure to impress, educate and enlighten anyone interested in entering this fledgling market. Kicking off the year in Biloxi, Mississippi, CannaCon will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24-25, at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum.
Mississippi Medicinal Marijuana Market
Mississippi became the 37th state to legalize medical cannabis on Feb. 2, 2022. Celebrate the first anniversary of state-wide legalization by learning more and staying up to date with current local events by attending the cannabis conference in Biloxi.
In summer 2022, hundreds of dispensary applications were submitted to the Mississippi Department of Revenue. Entrepreneurs raced to claim their spot in the industry. Likewise, the state has brought in just shy of $6 million in licensing and application fees since October from various business entities eager to pioneer the budding market, including dispensaries, cultivators and growers, transporters and testing/processing agencies.
Mind you, this is all before a single sale has occurred. There are a handful of dispensaries throughout Biloxi, Miss., ready for business as soon as the Mississippi Department of Revenue allows them to open their doors, which could be within the first quarter of 2023. The Biloxi City Council has been considering the proposal of medical cannabis regulation ordinances allowing cultivation, processing research, dispensaries and transportation to be established in the agricultural, industrial, downtown, waterfront and business districts.
While this is all quite exciting, there’s a reason why operations management, business/legal and compliance are the most popular subjects for seminars at the upcoming Biloxi weed convention. Marijuana Moment and Mississippi Today recently reported that while the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Program has more than 80,000 plants so far, there are zero investigators to ensure compliance.
“Health Department officials told the Board of Health on Wednesday that the agency is in a four-month ‘provisional’ period with licensed marijuana businesses. As it finds problems or violations, it’s typically just issuing ‘corrective actions,’ giving marijuana businesses a chance to straighten up without hitting them with fines or sanctions or calling in law enforcement,” reported Geoff Pender in Mississippi Today.
Attending this unique Biloxi cannabis conference will be nothing short of an advantage in a newly developing market.
Seminars, Speakers at CannaCon Biloxi Cannabis Conference
This year’s CannaCon South Biloxi cannabis conference will feature 10 seminars from industry pros. Seminar categories include:
- Marketing and Branding
- Operations Management
If you’re looking for a Biloxi cannabis conference to attend, make it a point to get to CannaCon. As local markets begin to take flight, we’re covering a range of useful topics, including:
- Cannabis IT Do’s and Don’ts in Mississippi by Munir Hague of Cure8 and CannDelta Inc.
- Where We Are and How We Got Here: What Cannabis Businesses in Mississippi Need to Know as the Program Forges Ahead by Braley’s Cannabis Industry team
If you’re an entrepreneur planning to enter this market, it’s critical that you’re not only educated about the industry, but about the legal nuances that affect businesses in this space.
One of the most unique seminars at the Biloxi cannabis conference is an interactive budroom experience provided by the Mississippi Cannabis School. The Budroom: A Dispensary Training Experience will cover topics that satisfy the state-mandated five hours of training required to become an employee of a medical dispensary. This includes training on patient health and safety, identification best practices, and products like concentrates, edibles and topicals. With experiences like The Budroom, this cannabis festival in Biloxi, MS, won’t just be about networking and learning about products — it’s going to be a great place to start a cannabis career!
Exhibits at CannaCon’s Biloxi Weed Convention
The 2023 cannabis conference in Biloxi will feature 72 exhibitors throughout the weekend. Exhibitors will be businesses from all sectors of the cannabis industry.
Here you can find the floor map for the event so you can plan your trip and take advantage of the networking opportunities available. CPAs, funding agencies, law firms, growth and cultivation suppliers, storage and transportation businesses will all be there, giving you the ultimate advantage in connecting with the like-minded professionals in the industry.
Attend a Cannabis Festival in Biloxi, MS
Get a jumpstart on your Mississippi cannabis career today by reserving your spot at this one-of-a-kind Biloxi weed convention. Tickets for the weekend of Feb. 24-25 can be purchased online. Whether you’re a patient, new to the world of weed, a provider, an investor or a producer, this is the can’t-miss cannabis event of the South for 2023. We’ll see you there!