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Lift Cannabis Events Expand to San Francisco

Lift Events & Experiences, Canada’s leading cannabis conferences and tradeshows, is introducing its first-ever US event: Lift San Francisco. The event will take place on August 3-4, 2023 at the Moscone Convention Center, providing an opportunity for progress and innovation in the cannabis industry.

Lift San Francisco will feature exhibitors from various sectors of the cannabis ecosystem, along with panels and keynote sessions focused on the future of the industry, overcoming challenges, innovation, and investment opportunities.

Elevating Cannabis Events Since 2015

Lift and Co expo floor

Since its establishment in 2015, Lift and Co. has been a leader in large-scale cannabis trade shows in Canada, setting the industry standard. Now under new management, the conference and expo continue to expand across North America, serving as a crucial meeting point for the cannabis community.

“We were already present in the US market with the Cannabis Business Summit. The aim is to honor that legacy event while incorporating the aspects that our audience loves about the Lift brand,” says Lindsay Roberts, portfolio lead of Lift Events & Experiences. “Innovative and engaging cannabis events are still in high demand.”          

Every Lift event offers dynamic content and premier exhibitors, attracting thousands of retailers, producers, growers, investors, and decision-makers. Alongside the immersive experience, Lift is known for surprise elements and unforgettable moments, adding excitement and inspiration.

Lift’s commitment to exceptional content, top-notch exhibitors, and a vibrant atmosphere makes each event a must-attend for those wanting to stay ahead in the rapidly evolving cannabis industry. Lift events have become a cornerstone of the cannabis community, promoting growth, collaboration, and lasting connections.

Ideal NorCal Location

With its rich history deeply rooted in cannabis cultivation, Northern California stands as a prominent epicenter of cannabis culture, innovation, and expertise. This is why San Francisco is the perfect location for Lift Events’ first US gathering. Surrounded by countless cannabis farms, boutique dispensaries, and passionate growers, the city thrives on the cannabis industry.

“The California market deserves a unifying event, and we are committed to being that convener. Lift San Francisco aims to serve the entire cannabis ecosystem, including consumers, retailers, budtenders, investors, business leaders, cultivators, and brands,” says Roberts. “Now more than ever, the cannabis community needs to come together and support one another.” 

Northern California’s combination of fertile soil, favorable climate, and pioneering spirit has allowed it to produce some of the world’s finest cannabis strains. The region’s reputation for high-quality, artisanal cannabis products extends beyond the state’s borders and is recognized globally.

The cannabis community in Northern California cultivates camaraderie and collaboration, fostering an environment where growers, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts come together to share insights, exchange ideas, and support each other. This inclusive and supportive atmosphere has played a significant role in propelling the cannabis industry forward.

Lift & Arcview Join Forces

Lift and The Arcview Group will collaborate on the first day of the San Francisco event to offer an impactful day of essential education. This collaboration combines Lift’s strategy-focused, advocacy-oriented business and community leadership with The Arcview Group’s cutting-edge cannabis industry investment program. This collaboration provides attendees with comprehensive insights into navigating the ever-evolving US cannabis market and investment climate.

Whether seeking strategic insights for their businesses or making informed investment decisions, attendees can expect to gain valuable knowledge and networking opportunities at this unified event.

By combining the expertise and resources of Lift and The Arcview Group, this high-impact conference empowers attendees to stay ahead in the fast-paced cannabis industry, enabling them to make informed choices and seize promising opportunities.

Taste at Lift: The Perfect Bite

Debuting at Lift San Francisco 2023, the Taste at Lift Cannabis Food & Beverage Experience offers an extraordinary immersion into the world of cannabis-infused cuisine and libations. Participants can indulge in unique demonstrations, captivating presentations, and thought-provoking panels led by global pioneers in cannabis food, beverage, and hospitality.

This experience provides a chance to delve into one of the cannabis industry’s most thrilling and rapidly growing sectors, gaining firsthand lessons, insights into anticipated challenges, and success stories.

Participants can expand their understanding and shape the future of cannabis-infused culinary delights. This journey tantalizes taste buds and ignites imagination.

Lift Into the Future

networking at Lift and CO

Lift San Francisco will showcase live flower on the expo floor, providing attendees with an opportunity to see, touch, smell, and sample. The event will also feature an extensive Budtender program, designed specifically for the unsung heroes of the cannabis industry, offering free tickets, Masterclass education, a dedicated lounge area, and more.

Each day, the conference and expo will conclude with receptions that encourage engaging conversations and meaningful connections. Lift San Francisco will conclude with a signature Lift After Party to wrap up the event on a high note.

Lift Events & Experiences serve as a hub for gatherings and exploration in the cannabis community. Spanning multiple locations in North America, each Lift event presents cutting-edge content, premier exhibitors, and a vibrant atmosphere, attracting participants from various sectors of the cannabis industry. Lift events also honor the origins of the industry and invite retailers and budtenders to attend free of charge.

“We have packed so much into two days, and there is plenty of time for attendees to network, build lasting connections, and have fun,” says Roberts.

Lift Events are produced by MCI. Learn about their other upcoming events at their flagship website.


1. When and where will Lift San Francisco take place?

Lift San Francisco will be held on August 3-4, 2023, at the Moscone Convention Center.

2. What can attendees expect at Lift San Francisco?

Attendees can expect a diverse range of exhibitors representing different sectors of the cannabis industry, along with panels and keynote sessions discussing the future of the industry, strategies for overcoming challenges, innovation, and investment opportunities.

3. Who is Lift Events & Experiences?

Lift Events & Experiences is a renowned producer of cannabis conferences and tradeshows, known for their exceptional content, premier exhibitors, and vibrant atmosphere.

4. Why is San Francisco an ideal location for Lift San Francisco?

San Francisco is a prominent epicenter of cannabis culture, innovation, and expertise, with a rich history deeply intertwined with cannabis cultivation. The city is surrounded by numerous cannabis farms, boutique dispensaries, and passionate growers.

5. What is the Budtender program at Lift San Francisco?

The Budtender program is designed for the unsung heroes of the cannabis industry and offers free tickets, Masterclass education, a dedicated lounge area, and more.

Dr. Jen Chalmers
Dr. Jen Chalmers
Dr. Jen Chalmers is an accomplished writer and cannabis enthusiast. With a Ph.D. in Botany and years of experience as a researcher, she brings a scientific perspective to her captivating articles on cannabis news, recipes, and the fascinating world of psychedelics.

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