The Illinois Cannabis Convention

June 10th-11th, 2022

McCormick Place Lakeside Center | 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL

Can I buy tickets at the venue?   

YES, $40 CASH ONLY.  Box office opens at 9:30am. Pre-sale tickets:

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 & 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:

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 & 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 only convention focused

exclusively on the Illinois market!

With the approval of the Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act in 2019, Illinois became the first state in the U.S. to legalize recreational marijuana sales through legislation rather than voter initiatives. Illinois is estimated to produce between $2 and $4 billion in annual income from recreational sales if it reaches full maturity. Illinois will also expunge an estimated 700,000 marijuana-related police records and court convictions in a staged manner expected to be finished by 2025, making it the first state in the country to do so. Since legalization, Illinois has seen an average monthly revenue of over 100 million from recreational cannabis sales. Chicago hosts an impressive 44 cannabis dispensaries as of 2021. NECANN is amped to help bring some of the best in the industry together in one place in the windy city. Click the link below to get your ticket today!

Chicago, IL _ June 10-11, 2022

Beware Of Fraudulent Service Solicitations

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