The NoCo Hemo . Gallery, one of the largest cannabis conventions in North America, returns to Denver in 2022.
On November 18, the organizers of NoCo Hemp Expo announced that the eighth annual cannabis industry event will be held in Crowne Plaza Denver Convention Center From Wednesday 23 March to Friday 25 March 2022.
The exhibition will return to the Crowne Plaza for the first time in three years. After increasing attendance in 2018 and 2019, organizers planned to move it to the National Western Complex for 2020. The event was forced to go virtual during the COVID-19 pandemic that year, although Expo 2021 It was eventually held at National Western earlier this year. However, lead organizer Maurice Beagle expects less attendance and more business-to-business climate in 2022.
“With the Crowne Plaza, the hotel and events center are under one roof, and we’re not chasing 20,000 people anymore. We were in 2020, when things were still swinging, but COVID affected the industry, oversupply in the CBD, and no The Food and Drug Administration is doing its job by regulating CBD products so far,” says Beagle. “It all affected the cannabis, including the fiber and grain aspect.”
The three-day conference will feature hundreds of vendors and a series of discussions, keynote speakers and presentations, Beagle explains, and portions of the show will be devoted to other healthy foods, such as non-candied mushrooms, and alternative building materials. Delta 8 THC, an intoxicating form of THC that can be derived from hemp and is currently in a legal gray area across the country, will also be a topic of debate.
“We want to bring the industry back along with this show,” Morris adds. “We want to get out of this COVID funk and get the industry back on the right track again. The B2B show will be more focused.”
Governor Jared Polis, a speaker at the fair in previous years, has been asked to appear again, as have several state policymakers, Beagle says.
Despite some recent bumps in the road, Beagle says that hemp is still a hugely growing industry, and he has high hopes for North American hemp. With both Canada and the United States legalizing industrial hemp production and Mexico not far away, he thinks a continental supply chain is looming — so much so that he’s planning a hemp and hemp fair in Mexico City later this year.
“Between Canada and the United States and Mexico, over the next five to 10 years, you will see the cannabis supply chain fill up and get stronger,” he says. “They’re really interested in that in Mexico, and I think they could do really well with industrial hemp.”
General admission tickets to 2022 Cannabis Exhibition NoCo It will go on sale within the next few weeks. Registration for vendors and speakers is still open.