5 Essential Tips for Hosting a Highly Successful Cannabis Event
Sponsored by Brice Birdsall
Are you thinking about hosting a cannabis event?
If so, there are some important things you will want to know.
Throwing cannabis events are an amazing opportunity to share education and connect with your local community.
However, the complex legalities mean you need to be extra vigilant in order to make it a success.
We’ve compiled a list of the top five tips for hosting a highly successful cannabis event.
Keep reading for the full breakdown.
#1 Check Your Local Laws and Regulations
The first, and most important step, before hosting a cannabis event is to check your local laws and regulations.
What may be legal in one area may not be the case in another.
Therefore, it’s vital to do your due diligence.
Keep in mind planning a successful event often takes months of preparation, especially if this your first time.
The real takeaway here?
Always do your homework and plan for things to take longer than you think.
#2 Find a Cannabis Friendly Venue
The next step you’ll want to take towards organizing a cannabis event is finding a venue.
While this can be a challenge for any event planner, prepare to get creative if you want to add cannabis to your party.
Many venues will not allow cannabis to be consumed on their property, even in legal areas.
With this in mind, your best approach is to pinpoint cannabis friendly spaces in your area.
Get in touch by stopping by in person, sending an email, or picking up the phone and calling.
You never know what connections you may make!
So, get out there, explore your options, and build new relationships.
#3 Determine Maximum Cannabis Event Capacity
Once you have identified cannabis friendly venues, you should determine how many people can attend your event.
It sounds like a simple question but it can make or break a party.
If you only plan for a limited number and more people attend, how will you handle it?
Of course, ticket sales will ultimately determine how many people are present at a particular event.
But in order for your marketing efforts to be the most effective…
You need to know exactly how many people can attend in advance.
Mostly, this is going to be based on the space you choose.
Which is why it is so important to consider maximum capacity size before locking in a venue.
#4 Reach Out to Your Local Cannabis Community
After you’ve worked out the details of a venue, you’ll want to start letting people know about your event.
The earlier you start, the better chance you’ll have at gaining traction organically.
Begin reaching out to your local cannabis community as soon as possible.
Depending on the kind of event you’re hosting, you can connect with people who are interested in attending or even advertising with you.
The most important takeaway here is to start networking!
Putting together a cannabis event is no simple process.
However, the relationships you can make and the impact you can have, make it worth it in the end.
#5 Send a Reminder the Day of the Event
You won’t forget when and where you’re hosting an event.
However, other people may.
It’s vital that you remind people about your event not only leading up to it but the actual day of it as well.
Share a reminder on social media to let your followers know and also send a text message alert or email reminding everyone the key details.
Be sure to include:
Expectation (what can people expect by attending your event?)
In addition, don’t forget to follow up with everyone who attended your event for feedback.
This will help you find ways to make your next party even more successful!
Are you interested in learning more about hosting cannabis events?
Meet Brice Birdsall, a cannabis experiential producer based in New York, New York. A love for art and passion for this plant led her to the cannabis space. She specializes in event planning and production. Connect with Brice to make your next cannabis party highly successful.