Cannabis Convention

Chicago, IL | June 10-11, 2022
McCormick Place Lakeside Center

Cannabis Convention

Burlington, VT | June 25-26, 2022
Champlain Valley Expo

New York
Cannabis Convention

Albany, NY  | August 26-27, 2022
Albany Capitol Center, 55 Eagle St

New Jersey
Cannabis Convention

Atlantic City, NJ | Sept 9-10, 2022
Atlantic City Convention Center

Maine Cannabis

Portland, ME | Sept 24-25, 2022
Portland Sports Complex

New England
Cannabis Convention

Boston, MA  | March 10-12, 2023
Hynes Convention Center

Cannabis Convention

Hartford, CT  | May 20-21, 2023
XL Center

Can I buy tickets at the venue?   

YES, $40 CASH ONLY.  Box office opens at 9:30am. Pre-sale tickets: www.necann.com/illinois

Do I need a medical marijuana card to attend?   


Are pets allowed?

NO Only registered service animals are allowed

Is there an age requirement?  

YES  18+, unless accompanied by parent/guardian.

Do I have to buy a ticket for my child?  

NO.  Children under 18 accompanied by a parent do not need a ticket.

Is my ticket transferable?  

YES. This can be done on site, or online: go to Universe.com & create a free account using the name & email address that was used to purchase the ticket.  Once you are logged in, you click on “my tickets” and you should be able to see & edit the name on your NECANN tix.

What is the refund policy?  

All tickets are non-refundable.

Can I bring a bag/backpack?  

YES  McCormick Place security reserves the right to search all bags/backpacks and may refuse any bag to be allowed in.  NECANN will store rejected bags at the registration desk.  Food, beverages, and weapons are not allowed in the venue, please see McCormick Place website for full details: https://www.mccormickplace.com/attendees/

Is this event handicap accessible? 


Can I leave and re-enter? 

YES, attendees may leave and re-enter as often as they wish, but MUST have their show badge for re-admittance.  You will not be allowed back in without a show badge.

Will food and beverages be available for purchase?  

YES.  McCormick Place will host a food/drink concession area in the exhibit hall, and there are many food options nearby. No outside food/beverages allowed in the exhibit halls.

Does my convention ticket include admission to the speaker program?  


Will Cannabis be available at the show?   

NO. Absolutely no cannabis of any kind can be sold or distributed, at McCormick Place

Is Cannabis use allowed onsite?  

NO. All Illinois laws regarding cannabis use in public are in effect; no displaying, smoking/vaping/consuming cannabis anywhere on McCormick Place property.

Can I take pictures/video?

NO videotaping of speakers/programming is not allowed in ANY speaker session. Pictures & videotaping are allowed on the exhibit floor, but you should get permission before photographing/filming people directly.   NECANN & the McCormick Place reserve the right to restrict/deny photography/video recording in any area, at any time, at their sole discretion.

To change the name or info on a ticket: The person who bought the ticket goes to Universe.com & creates a free account using the name & email address that was used to purchase the ticket. 

Once you are logged in, you click on “my tickets” and you should be able to see & edit your NECANN tix.

The Largest & Longest Running Cannabis and Hemp Convention in the Northeast

NECANN has been a titan of the cannabis industry since 2014. In the last several years growing from the brainchild of Co-founder and President Marc Shepard and fellow Co-Founder Jeff Lawrence to the event producing powerhouse that it is today. The dream of two men to create a thriving hub of resources and communication for the booming and ever-growing cannabis industry. Businesses, entrepreneurs, advocates, patients, investors, educators, and consumers alike have been utilizing the vital service that NECANN has proudly and expertly provided to local communities throughout the northeast and beyond!




Knowing NECANN

Each of our conventions is individually tailored to the needs of local markets and their opportunities for growth. We’re unique in the fact that we don’t lay in wait for cannabis sales and use to be normalized in an area before setting up a convention. We go to communities with potential to thrive within the industry and join them in the fight to normalize the community. Our mission, our values, and our unceasing dedication to cannabis and the people it helps are what have made NECANN what it is today. We could not be more grateful for everyone that has joined us along the way. If you’d like to learn more about NECANN, check out the link below!

NECANN Newsletter

Our newsletter is a bi-monthly, email based newsletter that will keep you up to date on all the latest news from NECANN and the cannabis industry at large. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on upcoming event locations and dates, guest speakers, and opportunities for growth in the cannabis industry. Be sure to check out the link below to subscribe to our newsletter. Also, we would like to give you a heartfelt thank you for visiting our site, and supporting NECANN throughout the years. Together, we can do anything. Let’s bring cannabis to the next level and beyond!

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