Arkansas’ first-ever cannibas trade show had such an overwhelming response, the after party had to move to a bigger venue.

The Ark-La-Tex Cannabis Business Expo, hosted by perious Expo + Directory and the Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association, will promote the medical and industrial benefits of a legal cannabis industry with a strong emphasis on the business sector, connecting businesses in this up-and-coming market. It takes place Wednesday and Thursday in the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. Admission is $50 at the door, which gets you a ticket to attend the event both days as well as the after party from 7-11 p.m. Wednesday at the Revolution Music Room, two blocks from the Expo.

Representatives from all areas of the cannabis industry will be in attendance — from cultivation, production, dispensaries and testing to security, marketing and media outlets.

Top flight speakers will help attendees take home critical information they can put to work to build business and profits.

"We have brought leaders from the medical cannabis industry to Arkansas to share how they’ve had success in other states," Corey Hunt, Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association board member, said.

Founder of Imperious Expo Eric Norton said: "The Ark-La-Tex Cannabis Business Expo is dedicated to creating and enhancing lifelong partnerships within the emerging cannabis industry. It is our objective to provide a professional venue for cannabis businesses, entrepreneurs, investors and community partners to showcase industry products, people and innovations and to cultivate business values within the cannabis industry through education and responsible community involvement."

Storm Nolan, President of the Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association, said she is enthusiastic about the partnership with Imperious Expo.

"Imperious has a good track record of conducting successful industry events in other states, and we’re glad that he’s chosen Arkansas as the location of his next expo covering Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas - states that are now just forming their medical cannabis programs.

"We expect many great speakers and presenters to be on hand to help educate those entering the cannabis industry, and we think education is the best way to make sure that the cannabis industry in Arkansas is successful."