Cannabis Industry’s Big Players Converge At Los Angeles Event Hosted By Benzinga: What To Know

The Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference, a well-known event in the U.S. cannabis capital landscape, is expanding its reach. With the introduction of Cannabis Market Spotlight, a series of regional events, the conference is now venturing into local markets across the country. The first event in this series will take place in Southern California on Thursday, February 22nd, at Bioscience LA in Culver City, Los Angeles.

The Cannabis Market Spotlight series aims to bring together key players in the industry, including top dealmakers, local entrepreneurs, and government officials. These events will provide a unique blend of national industry insights and essential local connections. The inaugural event in Los Angeles will feature notable executives from leading cannabis brands like Cann, Garden Society, and Old Pal, as well as prominent investors from Mindset Capital, Poseidon Investment Management, and Ultranative, among others. The lineup of speakers includes Seth Yakatan of Katan Associates and Tiffany Chin of Doggy Style Records and Leafs By Snoop, with Elliot Lane, co-host of the Benzinga Cannabis Podcast, serving as the emcee.

Elliot Lane, in discussing Benzinga’s involvement in the cannabis sector, stated, “Benzinga is recognized for connecting finance and consumer goods in our bi-annual Cannabis Capital Conferences, attracting over 5,000 registrants annually. As we prepare for our 18th national event this April, we’re extending our media, thought leadership, and networking platforms to the nation’s most vibrant markets, starting with California.”

California was chosen as the location for the first Cannabis Market Spotlight event due to its status as the largest cannabis market in the U.S. It is projected to reach $5.4 billion by 2030, with a compound annual growth rate of 12.2%. Over the past year, California’s cannabis companies raised nearly $290 million and participated in approximately $129 million in mergers and acquisitions, according to Viridian Capital Advisors.

As the event draws closer, ticket prices are set to increase. Benzinga is offering discounted tickets to cannabis business owners involved in state-certified social equity initiatives. Attendees can purchase tickets online, and those interested in sponsorship opportunities are encouraged to apply through the conference website.

The Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference has a long-standing reputation as the world’s largest and most influential cannabis investing and finance event. It brings together over 80% of the market capitalization of the cannabis industry, providing exclusive networking opportunities and access to private investment deals. For more information about the conference, visit the official website at

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