CannaCon event will be at Cox Convention Center in OKC on Thursday and Friday
Nearly 200 exhibitors and thousands of visitors are expected to attend the CannaCon marijuana convention in Oklahoma City on Thursday and Friday.
Held at the Cox Convention Center, the event is designed for those in or thinking about joining the industry.
“Anything you could need to start or run a business in the cannabis industry you could find here,” CannaCon Marketing Director Angela Grelle said.
The convention sold 3,000 tickets as of Wednesday afternoon, Grelle said, with more expected to be sold Thursday and Friday. She is expecting up to 5,000 visitors.
Tickets for the event range from $40 to $150, depending on number of days and seminars an individual plans on attending.
“I would tell people to come early if they are registering because there will be long lines,” Grelle said.
Registration starts at 9 a.m., and the convention runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
Seminars are scheduled throughout the conference, covering subjects such as laboratory testing, complying with regulations, payroll and human resources issues, THC extraction, grow strategies and more.
Oklahoma’s implementation of medical marijuana has led to rapid growth for many companies, and many seminars are catered to providing assistance for the necessary tasks that accompany expanding companies.
The convention has other stops planned later this year in Detroit and Springfield, Massachusetts, before returning to Oklahoma City in September.