Lift Cannabis Expo lights up Vancouver this weekend

John Kurucz - Vancouver Courier


Dave’s not here, man. But the Lift Cannabis Expo is, and it runs Jan. 13 and 14 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Photo Dan Toulgoet

Exhibitors, lecturers, cooks and business types will convene on Vancouver this weekend for one of the biggest sessions this side of Sunset Beach.

Billing itself as “Canada’s Premier Cannabis Event,” the Lift Cannabis Expo runs Jan. 13 and 14 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. A business conference precedes the expo on Jan. 12.

The trade show aspect of the event will include 200 exhibitors, presentations by “cannabis thought leaders,” an on-site vape lounge, a cannabis career fair and cooking and growing demos.

All manner of growing supplies and hydroponic equipment will be showcased, along with cannabis accessories and products. The requisite advocacy and awareness lobby will also have a presence, according to a press release from show organizers.

There’s even going to be a “Cannabis Career Fair” held by a recruitment firm called Cannabis at Work. Expect cannabis career topics, resume and interview info on that front.

Kicking off at the ungodly hour of 7 a.m. on Jan. 12, the business conference is slated to include panel discussions, a networking breakfast and business tips to adapt to Canada’s impending move towards cannabis legalization this summer.

Tickets for the expo range between $15 and $20 for attendees. Information can be found online at

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