About Us


Midwest Canna Expos produces business conferences, educational events, seminars, and networking events.

We launched in 2018 and produced MoCannBizCon 2019 in St. Louis, MO, where we saw over 2200 attendees in just 2 days! MoCannBizCon 2020 has already been booked for March 2-3, 2020, at the historic St. Louis Union Station, where it will be even bigger and better!

We are also excited to be producing several other events throughout the Midwest. Contact us today to get involved as a sponsor, vendor, speaker, or if you’d like to have your event brought to life and produced by the best in the Midwest!

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Karin Chester Founder & CEO

Karin Spinks Chester is an experienced cannabis activist and event producer with a strong background in community organization and a commitment to furthering cannabis law reform. Living in Hillsboro, Missouri, Karin was heavily involved with the legalization movement, having served as the Outreach Coordinator for New Approach Missouri since 2016. New Approach Missouri was the leading campaign behind the passing of Amendment 2, which legalized medical cannabis in the state just last November. 

She now works as Vice President for MoCannTrade (Missouri Medical Cannabis Trade Association), and is the Executive Director of Greater St. Louis NORML. In addition to all of this, Karin spends what little spare time she does have as the Founder of The Missouri Patient Project, a photographic and biographic documentation of current and potential cannabis patients in the state of Missouri.