April 7, 2020

To our cannabis community,

We hope that you, your loved ones, and your employees are doing well—staying safe and healthy.

The coronavirus outbreak has undoubtedly affected every one of us; and as you’re experiencing right now, the cannabis industry has been uniquely affected. Once-illegal cannabis businesses have now been deemed essential in many states, and you and your teams are on the front lines of this crisis providing your always-essential services to the consumers and patients who rely on you. Not surprisingly, you’ve even found ways to go above and beyond to help your communities, demonstrating what a force for good cannabis can be, especially when times get tough.

During this turbulent and uncertain period, we want you to know that we are here for you. Our top priority from Day 1 has been to help your businesses succeed by bringing you the latest industry news, in-depth analysis, and strategies to navigate the ever-changing and particularly challenging environment surrounding plant-touching cannabis businesses. Our media teams at Cannabis Business Times, Cannabis Dispensary and Hemp Grower are working around the clock to hear your stories from the crisis, share your insights and experiences with the industry and bring you the timely and actionable information you need to keep pushing through.

One of the core ways we have served your businesses and the industry is through the Cannabis Conference. As you’re likely aware, the conference, typically held in the spring, has been rescheduled to protect the health and safety of our attendees, speakers, exhibitors, employees and hotel staff. We are now pleased to announce that the new dates for Cannabis Conference 2020 will be Sept. 1-3, 2020, at a *new* location: Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. We’re looking forward to once again providing you valuable, in-person education and networking for when we all get back to our new normal.

Now more than ever, it’s important we come together to expand our networks and deepen our industry knowledge, so that we all come out on the other side of this crisis even stronger.

You can find up-to-date information regarding sessions and speakers, sponsors and exhibitors, registration details and more at

We would like to thank all of you for your patience and support as we worked to reschedule the Cannabis Conference in these unprecedented times.

As always, if you have any questions or would like to share your experiences, please don’t hesitate to reach out us. In the meantime, we are wishing you the best and look forward to seeing you in person in Las Vegas in September. There’ll be lots to discuss.

Jim Gilbride
Group Publisher
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