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Non-Cannabis Companies at Alternative Products Expo Shows Shift in Mainstream Views on Cannabis 

Written by Alexandra Hicks

When it comes to cannabis conferences, a common assumption is that exhibitors and attendees will only be people and companies who are already in the industry. However, a growing number of ancillary brands, most that have no prior connection to the cannabis sector, are showing interest in this growing market. This is clearly evidenced by the variety in food, tech, clothing, and security brands that will be present at the upcoming Alternative Products Expo.  

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About the conference  

The Alternative Products Expo, formerly known as The USA CBD Expo, has expanded to cover so much more than just CBD. This year, like last, you can expect to learn more about Delta 8, 9, and 10 THC, THC-O, HHC, psilocybin, THCV, CBN, and so many more exciting cannabinoid and alternative products. Taking place March 11th to 13th in sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida! 

2022 is expected to be an incredible year for the industry as a whole. Amazing shows, pending legalizations, and so many new products and compounds hitting the shelves. The cannabis trade-show experience is unparalleled. Alternative Products Expo offers attendees the opportunity to build connections, learn about all the latest trends and innovations, and be among like-minded people in a rapidly growing industry.  

This event will include over 50 speakers, more than 300 exhibitors, and thousands of products. Alternative products expo is sponsored by 3chi, Lost 8s, Dimo, Trinity Hemp, Cake, and other big names in the industry. That said, you can expect to find a lot THC (Delta 8, 9, and 10, THC-O, THCP, and THCV), CBN, CBG, CBD, CBC, and pretty much any hemp/cannabis derivative you can think of. 

Alternative products expo

Another exciting aspect about this year’s expo is the inclusion of psychedelic (or psychedelic adjacent) products. There won’t be any actual psilocybin on the convention floor, since it’s still in legal flux throughout the US, but a lot of companies that have already laid the groundwork to sell such products once they are legal, will be there. Many cities and states have mushroom legislation in the works, and it is prime time to start learning about them and connecting with people in that field. 

Ancillary brands showing interest in cannabis  

From tech to food, security systems to gardening products, it seems that everyone wants a piece of the cannabis pie. Take Amoretti, a well known syrup and flavoring manufacturer that has been in business for about 30 years. They are now looking to expand into the cannabis sector with infused syrups, and they will have a presence at the expo next month.

Another big ancillary sector in regards to cannabis products is label making and packaging. Although this event is heavily focused on B2C, there will still be a handful of these types of companies at the event as well, like Stickler, a digital label printing business.

Some payment processors and different types of money service companies will be there too, like Bitcoin ATMS, Greenway Payments – a trusted leader in electronic payments for regulated & non-regulated industries, and MerchantE – a company that offers payment processing, online and mobile sale options, hosted payments, invoicing, POS services, and more.

Less than one month left! 

Again, The Alternative Products Expo will be held at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from March 11th to 13th. We’re expecting to see over 10,000 attendees, more than 50 speakers, and upwards of 300 exhibitors at the event, and we at CBD Testers are very excited to attend! 

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Other upcoming locations include: Medellin, Colombia from May 21st and 22nd, Tampa, Florida from November 10th to 12th, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida again from March 3rd to 5th, 2023.  

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About the author

Alexandra Hicks

Managing editor at Cannadelics and U.S based journalist, helping spread the word about the many benefits of using cannabis and psychedelics.