I get e-mails and social media messages every day from people asking for advice about the growing marijuana industry. They want to know the trends, who to seek advice from, and opinions about their business ideas. I tell all of them the same thing - go to a reputable marijuana industry event. Sure, you can spend long hours trying to hunt down all of the marijuana industry leaders from various sectors, and trying to get them to respond to questions. However, I think you will find that most of the people that have the best advice are hard to reach because so many people are seeking their advice that they are likely speaking at an event.
Events are good too because you can network with other people that are pursuing similar dreams as yours. You can learn tips and tricks that they have learned along the way, as well as provide your own knowledge to people that are newer to the industry than yourself. Some people scoff at spending hundreds of dollars to attend an event. But what I always tell people is if you can't spare hundreds of dollars to fine tune your skills and take your business idea to the next level, then chances are you likely won't succeed in the industry.
There's simply no other way to meet so many experts in one place, and be able to hear all of them speak on panels and keynote addresses. I can almost guarantee that if you attend a marijuana business event, you will learn things that you didn't even know you needed to know. I have been running this blog for over five years, and I learn new things at every marijuana business event I attend. Part of that is because there are so many new ideas coming into the industry, and part of that is because the rules, regulations, and environment that surround the industry are constantly evolving. What is true one day may not still be true the next day.
One event that I encourage people to consider attending is the 2015 Cannabis Business Summit and Expo, which is hosted by the National Cannabis Industry Association and will take place in Denver June 29-July 1. The National Cannabis Industry Association is the leading national organization that's fighting on behalf of the emerging marijuana industry. If you are in the marijuana industry and you are not a member of the National Cannabis Industry Association, you should be.
You can click on the banner below to find out more information about the event. Just about every business leader in the marijuana world will either be speaking at the event, or attending the event. Members from The Weed Blog will be in attendance, and they hope to see you there. If I didn't have to work, I'd be trying as hard as I could to make it there because I think it's going to be that stellar of an event. Plus visiting Denver is always amazing. It's such a beautiful city, and is considered by many to be the epicenter of the marijuana industry.