Luxury Meets Cannabis Conference (LMCC) Fall Edition Returns October 20 & 21 to Hudson Yards: Welcomes the World’s Top Cannabis & CBD Beauty, Wellness, Food & Beverage Brands | News Direct

Luxury Meets Cannabis Conference (LMCC) Fall Edition Returns October 20 & 21 to Hudson Yards: Welcomes the World’s Top Cannabis & CBD Beauty, Wellness, Food & Beverage Brands Debuts First-Ever Infused Food & Beverage Hall featuring Bon Appétit, Cann, & Kiva Confections

News release by LMCC Ventures LLC

facebook icon linkedin icon twitter icon pinterest icon email icon New York, NY | September 14, 2022 09:07 AM Eastern Daylight Time

 Luxury Meets Cannabis Conference (LMCC) today announced its first wave of showcasing brands and headline speakers scheduled for October 20 & 21 in Hudson yards, NYC.

Launched in 2018 as a first-of-its-kind B2B trade event, LMCC has grown into the go-to resource and venue for product discovery and extensive category education, connecting visionary CBD and cannabis brands across the beauty/wellness, food/beverage, and technology/lifestyle accessory categories to mainstream retailer buyers, luxury dispensaries, media, and investors.

Up to 1,000 attendees from around the world will return to the heart of Hudson Yards, NYC for the LMCC Official Brand Showcase — a pre-vetted, store-ready exhibition — paired with a full schedule of keynote talks, brand presentations, and business matchmaking.

Buyer Registration at Highest Rate Ever for LMCC Fall 2022

As an indication of the excitement around NYC and the brand showcase mix at LMCC, 100+ A-tier retail outlets have already registered to attend the show including KITH, Standard Dose, Bloomingdale’s, Rise Cannabis, Etain, The Vitamin Shoppe, and many others.


The first-ever infused LMCC Food & Beverage Hall will make its debut and feature the finest CBD, botanical, and cannabis food/culinary, beverage, consumables, and confectionery brands in the space — especially timely as alcohol sales in the U.S. continue to decline.

LMCC’s Food & Beverage Hall is a Harrods-esque, immersive (and delectable) experience and will spotlight leading brands such Cann, Kiva Confections, oHHo, Maison Bloom, Leune, and many more.

“We are excited to participate in LMCC with our peers and share how we built a brand that says something about those who consume it — right as we launch Cann in New Jersey and New York,” said Cann Co-founder Jake Bullock."

As the number one, best-selling THC-infused beverage brand in the world (10 million cans and counting!), Bullock will be joined by Cann co-founder Luke Anderson for a headline talk on Day 1.

LMCC is also pleased to welcome back Chala June from Bon Appétit who will host a series of talks on the infused food and beverage phenomenon, and conduct real-time interviews with participating brand founders on-site.


Every LMCC edition receives more than 200 applications for a highly-coveted spot in the Official Brand Showcase — an extremely selective edit of just 40 exhibitor booths that will be announced in full during the first week of October. Until then, here are the highlights:

 Cann: the #1 best-selling THC-infused beverage in the world

 Cardiff: a collection of single-dose, plant-based superfoods making its debut at LMCC

 Drew Martin: visionary California cannabis-meets-botanicals brand, returning to LMCC

 Franny’s Farmacy: best-in-class sustainably-farmed CBD & hemp health and wellness from Asheville, NC

 Function Botanicals: official in-room CBD wellness partner of Equinox Hotels

 K'Dara: impeccably-branded all-natural luxury CBD skincare plus shea butter skincare, oils, botanicals

 Kiva Confections: The world’s finest Cannabis edibles, including chocolate bars, mints, and much more

 Leune: a very fast-growing diverse-led premium brand rooted in incredible products and purpose.

 Maison Bloom: elevated, perfectly-dosed infused seltzers transforming wellness and recreation

 Mind Naturals award-winning CBD and non-CBD skincare products, moisturizers, masks, serums et al.

 oHHo: cannabis and botanicals wellness company with hemp & CBD chocolates, topicals, oils, and balms returning to LMCC

 Reunion: certified farm-grown, organic CBD + synergistic botanical blends

 Sackville & Co: women-led contemporary Cannabis accessories, home essentials, and fashion

 Stone Road: California-based, superstar queer-led Cannabis brand returns to LMCC

 Vessel: the world’s leading producer of consumer technology and design-forward accessories

 WALALA: LMCC’s first-ever Official Brand Showcase exhibitor from Japan, luxury CBD skincare and cosmetics

MAJOR MEDIA PARTNERSHIPS: Beauty Independent, Women’s Health, Drew Magazine, Business Insider

As a longtime supporter of LMCC, Beauty Independent returns in the form of an official partnership. Claire McCormack, editor of this leading trade publication, will conduct on-site trend-spotting to feature in future coverage as well as moderate a headline panel highlighting select brand founders participating in the LMCC Official Brand Showcase.

“I look forward to digging into what’s happening now in CBD by highlighting the trends and brands I discover during LMCC’s fall show,” said McCormack.

Further underscoring the parallels between the beauty and cannabis industries, LMCC is thrilled to present Brian Underwood in his new role (formerly O, The Oprah Magazine) as beauty director of Women’s Health Magazine, who will helm a series of one-on-one executive chats with the top wellness and lifestyle retailers in the U.S.

Award-winning beauty journalist Emily Dougherty returns as well — this time as beauty editor of Drew Barrymore’s new magazine DREW and co-author of “The 2022 ELLE Green Beauty Stars,” who will moderate a headline panel featuring a personally curated selection of breakout beauty brand founders participating in the LMCC Official Brand Showcase.

The always-at-capacity “Business Insider Live at LMCC” segment will be back on the main stage featuring Business Insider senior reporter Jeremy Berke, who will headline a one-on-one conversation with Tremaine Wright, Chair of the New York State Cannabis Control Board.


 Merida Capital Holdings, the leading private equity firm in the cannabis space that’s invested in more than 75 companies and manages over $400 million across four funds and co-investments — is now in its 5th year as an official partner and lead sponsor of LMCC.

“LMCC is the perfect platform for us to present the next generation of investment themes and highlight how cannabis is emerging as a massive CPG category,” said Merida Capital Holdings managing partner Mitch Baruchowitz, who will also lend his expert insight during a headline panel. “As the luxury and specialty categories evolve, we are excited to grow our partnership with LMCC, the premier showcase in the cannabis space.”

 Flora Growth, another returning official partner of LMCC, continues to carry out its mission of building a global house of design-led, plant-based wellness brands with the launch of Cardiff (an Official Brand Showcase exhibitor) the return of Vessel (its technology/lifestyle accessory brand), and Mind Naturals (beauty brand) along with its C-suite as headline speakers.


 Anchin, a premier accounting firm in the cannabis industry, will present its lead tax advisor Elana Tamas to provide key insights and actionable takeaways specific to the fast growing food & beverage category.

 Fyllo, a software company powered by the largest database of U.S. cannabis laws and regulations will present its CCO Jeff Ragovin to provide guidance on advertising and regulatory solutions in the space.

The complete LMCC program will be announced during the first week of October; For the most up-to-date information on partners, exhibiting brands, and speakers, visit

Brand Application:

A limited number of spots remain for the LMCC Official Brand Showcase (juried by the selection committee). Standard exhibitor fees apply. Brands can apply here.

Attendee Tickets:

Two-day, all-access passes to LMCC 2022 are $695 (receive 25% off through September 30, 2022 with the code LMCCFALL). Purchase passes here.

Retail Buyer Registration:

Admission is complimentary for qualified retail buyers and their teams. Stores, dispensaries, and e-tailers only can register here.


LMCC is proud to partner with Flora Growth and Merida Capital Holdings

About LMCC:

Founded in 2018, LMCC Ventures LLC is the parent company of the annual Luxury Meets Cannabis* Conference (LMCC) in New York City. LMCC is the premier B2B event connecting A-tier retailers, media, investors, leading dispensaries, and CPG executives to premium CBD, hemp, and cannabis brands — with a keen focus on beauty, wellness, food & beverage. Past participants include retailers like Sephora, Nordstrom, Credo Beauty, and Bloomingdale’s; media including The New York Times, Glossy, Travel & Leisure, O, The Oprah Magazine, and Robb Report; and speakers from Mitch Baruchowitz (Merida Capital Holdings) and Cindy Capobianco (Lord Jones) to Bobbi Brown and Frederic Fekkai.

For more information on LMCC 2022, visit

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*Disclosure: “Cannabis” in name only. Illegal products are NOT allowed or sold on-site. Local laws strictly apply.


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