If you’re looking for something cannabis-related to do in Ohio this year, look no further. Here’s an updated list of cannabis events in Ohio in 2022, including dates, times (where available), locations, brief descriptions and links to more information. All provided times are in the EST time zone.

Following the chronological listings by month, you’ll find lists of recurring Ohio 2022 cannabis events and canceled ones.

Note that cannabis will not be provided at all, or even most, of these events, nor will attendees necessarily be permitted to partake of cannabis while on the premises during event hours. Please contact the appropriate event organizers before attending any event to find out whether or not you can use cannabis at the event.

In addition, some events are open to all while others only to people at least 21 years old and still others only to people who hold a valid Ohio MMJ card. Read the ticketing requirements on the respective event website or information materials carefully before purchasing tickets or the entry requirements before attending any free Ohio cannabis 2022 events. If such information is not provided, contact event organizers to find out if you qualify for entry.

Read also: How to get a medical marijuana card in Ohio, including the full list of requirements and qualifying conditions. 

February

The Pre-Game Fundraiser

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Friday, February 18, 2022 (4 pm – 7 pm)
Sauced Taproom & Kitchen
14701-4 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood

This event is designed to raise funds for two Cleveland-based non-profit organizations: The City Mission/The Laura’s Home’s Crisis Center and Life Is Good No Matter What and, to that end, includes a gift-bag raffle. It is also a networking event for cannabis industry professionals and enthusiasts.

Soothing Saturday

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Saturday, February 26, 2022 (1 pm – 5 pm)
Cleveland School of Cannabis – Columbus Campus
3700 Corporate Drive, Ste 125, Columbus

This holistic health seminar explores the mental and physical benefits of medical marijuana.

April

Ohio Marijuana Expo, Columbus

ohio_marijuana_expo_columbusSaturday, April 2, 2022 (10 am – 6 pm)
Sharonville Convention Center
11355 Chester Road, Cincinnati

Welcome to the biggest cannabis exposition in Ohio. Presented by Ohio Marijuana Card and sponsored by FarmaceuticalRX and Klutch Cannabis, the annual event caters to medical marijuana patients, recreational marijuana consumers and general cannabis enthusiasts alike. Tickets are already on sale, as of January 12, and everyone is welcome, including residents of neighboring Kentucky and West Virginia. You don’t need an Ohio MMJ card for entry. Organizers note there will be no medical marijuana for sale at this event. Speakers to be announced soon; return here for updates.

June

Ohio Marijuana Expo

ohio_marijuana_expoSaturday, June 4, 2022 (10 am – 6 pm)
Ohio Expo Center & State Fair, Lausche Building
717 E. 17th Ave, Columbus

The 2022 Ohio Cannabis Expo, first occurring in Cincinnati in April, moves to Columbus in June. Same great event, same great presenters, sponsors and speakers. As with the preceding installment, this installment of the event is designed to empower and educate medical marijuana patients and their caregivers in making informed and fact-based choices about their healthcare and medical treatment.

Communities Coming Together 2022

by Knox Substances Abuse Action Team (KSAAT)

communities_coming_togetherTuesday & Wednesday, June 7 & 8, 2022 (8 am – 4 pm)
Mount Vernon Vernon Nazarene University
800 Martinsburg Rd, The Chapel, Mount Vernon

While this event is not specifically cannabis related, one of the topics to be covered at this year’s event is “workplace policies on medical marijuana.”

August

Ohio Cannabis Health and Business Summit

ohio_cannabis_health_and_business_summitSaturday, August 27, 2022
Holiday Inn Cleveland-S Independence
6001 Rockside Road, Independence

Held annually since 2017, the OCHBS is a resource hub for the medical marijuana and hemp industries as they expand rapidly throughout Ohio and the nation. The event is directed toward cannabis consumers, any MMJ doctor or medical professional, finance and banking representatives, entrepreneurs, lawyers and communications and operations experts. It delivers hard facts about medical marijuana science while providing stakeholders in the Ohio cannabis industry the chance to share ideas, network and learn from one another. Among the exhibitors will be a variety of cannabis dispensaries, cannabis and CBD brands, holistic and healthcare providers and clothing and accessory companies. Past year’s events have featured an array of esteemed speakers; this year’s schedule of speakers is still TBA. Topics covered at the event will include:

  • Banking for marijuana businesses

  • Marketing businesses in the marijuana industry

  • Health benefits of CBD and hemp

  • Lessons ancillary businesses have taught the cannabis industry

  • Women in marijuana

  • The economics of investing in the marijuana industry

  • Getting in on the ground floor of Ohio’s burgeoning hemp industry, including the application process, business opportunities, laws and regulations

  • Improving veterans’ lives through cannabis

  • Current topics in Ohio cannabis legislation

  • Destigmatizing medical marijuana patients

  • Cannabis, parenting and family life

  • Marijuana science and research

  • Pediatric cannabis use and benefits

  • Cannabis as a possible treatment or alternative for opioid addiction or use

  • Marijuana-infused edibles and cooking

  • CBD for pets

  • Employment opportunities in the Ohio cannabis industry

  • Making your own CBD topicals

  • Methods of cultivating, extracting and processing cannabis

  • Inspiring Ohio’s future generations of cannabis leaders

Recurring Events

CannabisCan Monthly Happy Hours

cannabiscan_monthly_happy_hoursMonthly – Visit website for exact dates and times
GHH Community Foundation
1505 Stonecreek Dr S., Ste 104, Pickerington

CannabisCan is dedicated to collaboration among the Ohio cannabis community, particularly in the areas of recycling, fighting hunger, keeping the community clean and raising social awareness about cannabis. Join the members and organizers of this group as they get together to socialize, network, inform and brainstorm at monthly happy hours. Visit the site regularly for information on other recurring events like educational cannabis webinars and monthly community clean-ups.

Marijuana Johnson Ohio Tour Dates

Benefit for Paul B w/Raging Nathans, Yardboss and Scab Hag

benefit_for_paul_b_wraging_nathans_yardboss_and_scab_hagFriday, January 28, 2022 (8 pm)
Blind Bob’s Bar
430 E. 5th Street, Dayton

Other Performances: TBA

As this Dayton-based three-piece band describes themselves, Marijuana Johnson plays “stoner rock.” At their shows, they play songs with titles like “Smoke Signals,” “This Smoke,” and “Kush.”

TBA Events

Stay tuned here for dates and information on other upcoming Ohio cannabis events in 2022.

Cannabis Industry Marketplace Ohio/Kentucky Summit & Expo

cannabis_industry_marketplace_ohio_kentucky_summit_expoThe 2021 event was canceled due to COVID, but organizers expect there to be an event in 2022. Dates TBA.

Canceled Events

Midwest CannaCon Ohio

midwest_cannacon_ohioThis year’s installment of the most influential of B2B marijuana conferences, scheduled for January, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, was canceled.

Updates and Nearby Events

This page will be regularly updated with new events and information on events already listed as they come out. So, return here periodically to check for those updates.

For other 2022 cannabis events Ohio residents can attend, consider upcoming cannabis events in Michigan and Kentucky in 2022