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General FAQs

When are your next events?

April 26-28, 2023, at the New York Hilton Midtown.

Details regarding our Vegas event will be published soon.

Who is qualified to attend?

Attendance is exclusive to cannabis retail and brand executives, with the title manager and above and accredited investors actively investing in the space. You can view approved business types here.

Qualified retailers & verticals can register for free for a limited time.

How much does it cost to attend?

The cost to attend depends on your business type, registration date, and product selection. See the grid below:

 

Early Bird

1/2/23 – 2/24/23

Advance

2/25/23 – 3/31/23

Full

4/1/23 – 4/28/23

Expo Only Pass: Qualified Retailers & Verticals$0$49$99
Expo Only Pass: Accredited Investors, Brands, Consumption Lounges, Cultivators, Delivery Non-Inventory, Distributors, Manufacturers, or Producers/Processors$299$399$499
Conference Pass Upgrade* Includes the all-day conference with hosted lunch on Wednesday, all breakout sessions, and expert-led roundtables on Thursday & Friday.+$200+$200+$200
Venture Summit Pass Upgrade* (Exclusive to Accredited Investors) Includes the all-day venture conference with hosted lunch on Wednesday, all breakout sessions, and expert-led roundtables on Thursday & Friday. +$200+$200+$200

*Price is in addition to Expo Only Pass

Do you have to be 21+ to enter the event?

Yes. Only adults 21+ are allowed to enter the event. No children are allowed.

What if I don't have my license yet? Can I attend?

MJ Unpacked will approve registrants that provide documentation of their application status. During registration, applicants in early-stage markets can upload documentation from the State, their attorney, or CPA that shows the type(s) of licenses sought and stage of the application.

Do I qualify for free retailer registration if I have a non-storefront retail license?

For non-storefront retail license holders, you qualify for free registration as a retailer only if you provide an invoice or evidence that you are taking possession of 3rd party branded products for resale. Please provide an invoice with sensitive information blacked out during registration.

Do you offer a social equity discount?

We offer a 50% registration discount for social equity license holders. Register today at https://mjunpackedregister.com/start.cgi and select the Social Equity tab when starting your registration.

How can I reserve exhibit space in the Brand Experience Hall?

Email [email protected] or call (206) 338-1608 for more information on how you can show off your company at the event.

How can my organization become a sponsor?

Email [email protected] or call (206) 338-1608 for more information on sponsorship opportunities.

I am a consultant or ancillary services/products supplier. How can I attend?

Consultants and ancillary providers are welcome to join us by exhibiting or sponsoring the event. We have limited space for these select companies and welcome your participation as an exhibitor. Email [email protected] for information on exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities.

Attendance is exclusive to cannabis retail and brand executives with the title manager and above, and accredited investors actively investing in the space.

I'm not vaccinated. Can I attend?

MJ Unpacked is following the guidelines of the State. Currently, Nevada and New York State do not require proof of vaccination.

Do I need to wear a mask?

We will continue to monitor Nevada and New York State regulations, but currently, masks are not required for indoor spaces.

Is this a consumption event?

There is no sampling on the event floor of THC-containing products.

How do I become a speaker at your events?

Our Call for Guest Speakers form for MJ Unpacked NYC 23 has closed. If you’re interested in speaking at future MJ Unpacked events, email [email protected].

Each session in our conference program is highly curated by a committee of license holders from different markets to address current pain points and needs.

Our audience consists of cannabis license-holder executives and accredited investors. The conference committee selects speakers based on the solutions and experience they can provide our audience in concert with the community’s needs. Sessions at MJ Unpacked are typically panel discussions that address retail and brand pain points, and high-level market opportunities for investors.

The committee will not select speakers motivated to sell their services or products from the stage. MJ Unpacked does not subscribe to a “pay to play” model, and speakers aren’t compensated.

Can I get a list of exhibitors and attendees?

We do not sell, rent or distribute lists of any kind to anyone.  Registered delegates (exhibitors, sponsors, and attendees) can download the MJ Unpacked app and reach out to, connect with, and schedule appointments with one another.

Can I host, sponsor, promote, or publish external hospitality functions during the event?

Clients agree not to host, sponsor, promote, or publish any external hospitality function that conflicts with any programming or networking events that are produced by Event Management and part of the official Event schedule.  This is not to impede any small group events but to avoid Clients holding large functions that are in conflict with official hospitality events.  Failure to comply may result in loss of exhibit space, sponsorship status, or event access.  Please contact our sales team to explore our bespoke hospitality service offerings.

Currently, I only sell hemp (or Delta 8). But I’m in a State that expects to pass adult-use shortly. Can I attend?

Please email [email protected] with your details. They are making exceptions for companies in States like yours. 

Who produces MJ Unpacked?

MJ Unpacked is produced by Jage Media – a veteran team of B2B event producers and business media. You may have heard of George Jage. He was president of Marijuana Business Daily/ MJ Biz Con from 2014 – 2017 and CEO of Dope Magazine.

Registration Questions

Why was I denied?

We deny registrations if we can’t verify:

– That your company is a licensed – or applicant – cannabis brand or retailer

– That you are a qualified and accredited investor with a family office, personal or private investment fund, hedge fund, or venture capitalist actively investing in the space

If you feel we reached an error, please contact us at [email protected]

I got into a previous event, why am I denied now?

We continue to hone our process and build our team to make every aspect of our event better than the last. If you are currently denied, it’s because our expanded team and processes can’t verify:

– That your company is a licensed – or applicant – cannabis brand or retailer

– That you are a qualified and accredited investor with a family office, personal or private investment fund, hedge fund, or venture capitalist actively investing in the space

If you feel we reached an error, please contact us at [email protected]

Do you offer Day Passes?

MJ Unpacked is a 3-day event chock full of exciting seminars, exhibits, and special events. We do not offer 1-day passes.

I received a promo code for MJ Unpacked. How do I claim it?

You will be able to claim your promo code at checkout during registration.

I received a promo code, but I'm already registered. Can I still claim the promotion?

Registration fees are final. We cannot apply promotional codes after registration is complete. For future MJ Unpacked events, you will be able to save even more using our alum discount.

I want to bring my friend, spouse, or significant other. How do I get them a badge?

If your friend, spouse, or significant other qualifies under one of the categories below they are welcome to register themselves:

Attendance is exclusive to cannabis retail and brand executives with the title manager and above, and accredited investors actively investing in the space.

I don’t know my license number, but I am a licensed brand or retailer. Can I register?

Yes. Go ahead and register and enter “1234” for your license. As long as you and your company have an online presence that we can use to verify your identity, you will be approved.

Do I have to be pre-registered? What if I want to show up and register onsite?

Pre-registration is highly recommended. People that show up without a badge will have to register online and wait until their registration is approved to access the floor MJ Unpacked is on.

Once approved, they will receive a text to pick up their badge. Photo ID must be provided.

Will you mail me my badge?

We will mail badges to registrants in the USA that register one month before the event.

My company has a business suite at your event. How do I get more badges?

Suite badge allotments can’t be increased. If your client, partner, investor, or guest, is qualified to attend MJ Unpacked, please contact your client success manager and they will provide you with options.

I registered as an accredited investor in NYC or LV, why can't I get in now?

Sadly, an inordinate amount of people who registered as accredited investors were consultants that were selling to our exhibitors. If you truly are an angel investor please reach out to [email protected].

I'm an accredited investor, can I change my company name on my badge?

You were approved based on your investor status, not your company type. Badges cannot be altered once approved.

What is your cancellation policy?

Registration is non-refundable. All Event registration sales are final and non-refundable unless the Event is canceled by JMI. Exceptions will be made for medical emergencies, bereavement, and military service with documentation.

I'm an exhibitor, can I breakdown early during the event?

Exhibiting Clients are not allowed to tear down their exhibits or pack their displays prior to the published close of the show on the final day.  This is disruptive to the other exhibitors who are exhibiting and creates a potential safety hazard.  A $500 early breakdown fee may be charged at the discretion of Event Management which will be required to be paid prior to any future participation.

I’m an investor in Jage Media, and I want my client to get a badge.

Your client and/or portfolio company still needs to go through registration and the approval process in order to get a badge. We want you to make a return on your investment and the exclusivity of the event is core to our value proposition. Thank you for understanding.

MJ Unpacked App Questions

How do I download the MJ Unpacked App?

The MJ Unpacked NYC app will be available to download for iOS and Android soon. Stay tuned for more details!

Do I need the MJ Unpacked App?

The MJ Unpacked app lets you browse our conference sessions, speakers, and exhibitors. You can chat with, email, and schedule meetings with other attendees through the app before, during, and after the event. You can also curate your event schedule, and favorite products or services, and download exhibitor brochures for later consideration. It’s also where you’ll find our floor plans and receive notifications during the event.

How do I chat with other attendees and exhibitors?

Log into the MJ Unpacked app using your registered email address and registration number, click on the home screen tile labeled ‘Messages’ 

From there you’ll see a list of all attendees and exhibitors who are currently logged into the app. Select their name and chat with them!

You can search for specific people, companies, job titles, etc., as well.

You’ll also have an option to select a Chat Room with pre-selected business development topics. Click on the topic/chat room and join the conversation

What do I do if people are chatting with me too much?

You will have the ability to block users who over-communicate with you. There will be a tab labeled ‘Blocked Users’ when you select the home screen tile labeled ‘Messages’

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