Press Coverage

Roger Stone Wants President Trump to Legalize Marijuana

Roger Stone, a close confidant of President Donald Trump, is on a mission to convince Trump to legalize marijuana through a new lobbying group.

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Cannabis industry holds expo, anticipating legalization in NY, NJ

As New Jersey moves toward a vote on legalizing cannabis – which could come as early as next year – the industry continues to grow across the country, creating opportunities and challenges, for civic and political leaders, for sure, but also for entrepreneurs, which is what the Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition was all about.

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One of Trump's closest allies is starting a lobbying group to change the President's stance on marijuana

Longtime Trump adviser and staunch conservative Roger Stone has a new mission: legalizing marijuana nationwide.

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Is there weed industry diversity?

Join Rev. Al Sharpton as he sits down with Wanda L James to discuss the decriminalization of recreational marijuana and how black people are more likely to be targets of arrests for medicinal pot.

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You'll Never Guess What Rev. Al Sharpton Is Endorsing

Although Rev. Al Sharpton doesn’t personally use marijuana, he is calling for more Black representation in the weed industry.

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Rev. Al Sharpton calls for diversity in white-dominated marijuana industry

Even though Rev. Al Sharpton doesn’t personally consume marijuana, he is calling for the weed industry to fix its diversity problem.

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Rev. Al Sharpton To Keynote The Cannabis World Congress Conference Regarding The Decriminalization Of Marijuana And Diversity & Inclusion In The Cannabis Industry

This year's powerful CWCBExpo NY Keynote Line-up will include former Governor and WWE personality Jesse Ventura , Roger Stone, political strategist for Donald Trump and marijuana advocate, as well as NY State Senator Diane Savino providing a legislature and regulatory update.

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Rev. Al Sharpton Calls For More Diversity In White-Dominated Weed Industry

Sharpton, a prominent civil rights leader and founder of the National Action Network, will be the keynote speaker at the Cannabis World Congress Business Exposition in New York on Friday. The event will mark the first time Sharpton will speak publicly about the decriminalization of marijuana use and call for an increase in diversity and better inclusion of people of color within the industry.

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Despite new threats from Trump administration, Cannabis Expo supports pot as a business

To many, marijuana remains the “devil’s lettuce” or a predecessor to the oft joked-about munchies. To countless others, though, it and its non-high-inducing chemical compounds like cannabidiol (CBD) can lead to lucrative business or economic opportunities...

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2016 Press Coverage

How to Grow a Cannabis Farming Business in the Blazing Marijuana Economy

The U.S. cannabis market is very promising. It's so exciting that thousands of industry movers and observers descended upon the Cannabis World Congress and Business...

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Cannabis expo showcases booming marijuana business

Marijuana is becoming big business. As more states legalize it for medical and even recreational use, companies are looking to cash in. Hundreds of those companies displayed their wares at the Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo at the Jacob Javits...

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11 Cannabis-Based Products That You Don’t Have To Smoke

We didn’t find Mary Jane, but we did find CBD. Leaders of the legalized marijuana and hemp industries flocked to New York City’s Jacob Javitz Center this week for the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo, and the mood there was clearly upbeat.

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Men’s Wearhouse Founder Has Smoked Weed For 50 Years, Doesn’t Care Who Knows

Men’s Wearhouse founder George Zimmer, 66, said last week that he has recreationally smoked weed for half a century. “I’ve been smoking marijuana on a regular basis for about 50 years,” Zimmer told CNBC, before joking, “As you can see, it’s really impacted me in a negative way.”

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Who's funding the US cannabis industry?

Webb Garrison wants to start his own cannabis business. He doesn't have any industry experience and he's only just building up his knowledge of the complicated regulations that govern the sector. What he does have is a...

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The Cannabis World Congress is Held in New York

Cannabis is a growing industry in America. The use, possession, sale, cultivation and transportation of cannabis is illegal under federal law. But individual states can pass a law to decriminalize cannabis for recreational...

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Medical Marijuana Update: Montel Williams Launches His Own Brand Of Pot Products

TV personality Montel Williams is kicking a new weed-based business venture into high gear. The longtime talk show host is set to launch a medical marijuana line called LenitivLabs at a cannabis...

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Ex-Giants star Leonard Marshall aims to blaze a trail for legal pot at NYC weed expo

Former Giants star Leonard Marshall swapped Big Blue for leafy green. The former Pro Bowl defensive end will appear as one of the keynote speakers at the three-day Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo — coming to the Javits Center on Wednesday.

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Javits Center is going to pot

Hemp dog chews, cannabis bath soaks and purple haze peanut butter are just a few of the wacky wares on display at the upcoming Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo at the Jacob Javits Center next week.

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Among Pro Athletes, Cannabis Takes the Spotlight at CWCBE Concussion and CBD Panel

Former all-pro NFL defensive lineman, Leonard Marshall, and his seven-man bench of former professional athletes and scientists took to the stage at the Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo in New York City last week to discuss the risk...

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As the marijuana business grows, is there room for the little guy?

This November, nine states will consider ballot measures related to marijuana. The big one is California, where voters could make pot legal...

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Cannabis Companies Are Attracting Marijuana Investors With a Lot of Green

In many ways, Scott Greiper is what you’d expect of a New York finance guy. He’s confident, well-dressed and articulate. His face lights up when...

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How to Plant the Seeds of Success in the New Cannabis Economy

Does it take much more than a match and a bowl to go into business? If you know your chronic from Colombian, isn't that enough to sell the stuff?...

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If Californians legalize recreational pot, who will cash in?

Polls show 60 percent of likely California voters support the November ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana. Backers of the measure see...

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The Business of Getting High: Exploring the Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition

Thousands of suited up budtender businessman gathered Sept. 7-10 at the Los Angeles Convention Center for the Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition...

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The entrepreneurs planting the seeds to make a million from legal marijuana

For the last three years, Dan Humiston has been organizing a sizeable trade fair in New York and Los Angeles. Like other such events, the buzz is created by talk...

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Melissa Etheridge to moderate marijuana panel

Melissa Etheridge will moderate a panel about marijuana, athletes and injuries at this year's Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition in Los Angeles.

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Top 3 Knock-Your-Socks-Off Cannabis Events Of 2016

It used to be that the only cannabis event worth attending was the Cannabis Cup. Americans put the Cup, held in Amsterdam, on their covert bucket lists and quietly prepared...

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Montel Williams launches new medical marijuana company

Television personality and talk show host Montel Williams is launching a new line of medical marijuana products, becoming the latest in a line of celebrities making investments...

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Montel Williams: I'm Dealing High Grade Pot... But Not for Stoners

Montel Williams is about to launch a line of potent medical marijuana products to fight chronic pain -- but of course ... it's also gonna get some people SUPER high.

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Montel Williams and Melissa Etheridge Enter the Green Rush

There seems to be no end in sight for celebrities making inroads into the cannabis industry. In the last week, both Montel Williams (LenitivLabs) and Melissa Etheridge (Etheridge Farms)...

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The Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition Proves We've Entered The Golden Age of Cannabis

Thousands of stoners in suits, activists, cannapreneurs and industry executives gathered Sept. 7-10 at the Los Angeles Convention Center for the Cannabis World Congress and Business...

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Marihuana es tema central de convención en L.A.

Every day, it seems like more and more celebrities are entering the force in the fight for cannabis legalization. Recently, former talk-show host Montel Williams announced his intention...

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Marijuana Convention Gets Underway in LA

Thousands of people descended upon downtown Los Angeles for a massive marijuana expo. The Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition aims to educate those interested in joining or networking...

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Marijuana Convention Gets Underway in LA

Montel Williams is launching his very own line of medical marijuana. The former TV talk show host announced his new medical marijuana line, LenitivLabs, in a press release and opened up more about...

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Ex-Giant Leonard Marshall is now a major medical marijuana advocate

Medical marijuana was a major topic of discussion around the Giants last week when the Baltimore Ravens released offensive tackle Eugene Monroe.

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Jim McMahon thinks marijuana can help retired players

Jim McMahon, the quarterback of the Super Bowl XX-winning Chicago Bears, had an injury-plagued career and has suffered with a host of injuries in retirement. But he says he has found something that really helps: marijuana.

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Medical-marijuana businesses in Ohio face obstacles, opportunities

After five years of quiet but rapid growth making equipment for the marijuana industry in other states, Apeks Supercritical is ready to ramp up business in Ohio. With passage of a state medical-marijuana law...

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Pot unites businesspeople and hippies at cannabis conference

Men and women in business suits mixed with hippies sporting blazers printed with marijuana leaves Friday during the last day of the Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition.

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Football Stars: Weed Helped Our Brain Injuries

The only thing weirder than men in suits selling weed soda at a pot conference is NFL players mingling among them. Such was the scene at the Cannabis World Congress this week in New York City, where more than...

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NFL To Name New Medical Chief, Bringing Hope For Cannabis Concussion Treatment

The only thing weirder than men in suits selling weed soda at a pot conference is NFL players mingling among them. Such was the scene at the Cannabis World Congress this week in New York City, where more than...

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NFL To Name New Medical Chief, Bringing Hope For Cannabis Concussion Treatment

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced that the league's chief medical officer Dr. Elliot Pellman will be retiring and that a new chief medical officer will be put in place.

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Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson Speaks At Cannabis Conference

Presidential candidate Gary Johnson appeared at the Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition in New York City on Thursday. Johnson, the Libertarian Party's candidate, is the first U.S. Presidential candidate...

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The dankest wares, tech, and ganjapreneurs we found at Cannabis World Congress

Walking into a cannabis show in New York City is a perfect metaphor for how mainstream America approaches weed culture right now. The Cannabis World Congress expo floor at the Javits Center was overloaded with booths...

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Can Weed Protect Your Brain (And Save Football)?

When ex-Super Bowl champion Leonard Marshall took the stage at the Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo at the Javitz Center in New York on June 16, he still looked like he could go out and play a few downs. The 54-year-old...

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All Things Cannabis at CWCBExpo

Last week, hundreds gathered at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York for the leading event on the East Cost for the medical marijuana and legalized cannabis industries, The Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition...

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Booming cannabis industry is promising for Latinx entrepreneurs

“Legalization is going to happen,” Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson said at this year’s Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition. According to event organizers, the cannabis industry will usher in “the next...

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Leonard Marshall: A Giant in the World of Medicinal Marijuana

While active NFL players are not allowed to use marijuana as a form of medical treatment, former players are free to treat their aches and pains with the plant where it’s legal, and more and more are beginning to do so. Two-time...

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Jim McMahon wants marijuana off of NFL’s banned substances list

Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon hopes marijuana is removed from the banned substances list to enable players to use the drug as a medicinal alternative for pain management, according to the New York Daily News.

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Former NFL QB Jim McMahon wants marijuana off banned substances list

A group of former NFL players is backing up the campaign that former Baltimore Ravens lineman Eugene Monroe started to get medical marijuana removed from the league's banned substances list. At last week's Cannabis World Congress...

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DRUGS Pioneers and 'Potpreneurs'—What Does It Mean to Be on the Verge of Legalization for a Good Chunk of the Country?

The influence of Keith Stroup was everywhere at the Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition (CWCB) in New York City last week. Stroup is the founder of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML.) He...

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'Cannabis Expo' Opens at Javits Center, Putting Fast-Growing Marijuana Industry in the Spotlight

Marijuana is no longer a street business. Now, it's a mainstream industry that has its own expo at the Javits Center. NY1's Michael Scotto filed the following report.

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Cannabis World Congress Fights The War On Drugs

As Hillary Clinton was winning the final democratic primary in Washington, D.C. and Donald Trump was spinning the Orlando massacre for his own personal gain, a third-party candidate was busy receiving endorsements from the nation's...

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There's A Huge Cannabis Convention Happening In NYC Now, Here's A Tour

Just two weeks after her birth, Harper Howard started experiencing as many as 40 seizures a day. Her parents were baffled, as no one in their family had a history of seizures, and they spent the next nine months traveling the country...

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Another Reason Cannabis is a Socially Responsible Investment

If there’s one thing that really fires me up, it’s some moral do-gooder who seeks to place the burden of blame for the world’s problems on what is the greatest force for good in the world: capitalism.

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Jim McMahon, Leonard Marshall say marijuana can help NFL players

Quietly, the NFL has shown interest in the campaign that Eugene Monroe has waged to raise awareness of medical marijuana as an alternative to opioid painkillers, and a Super Bowl winner has chimed in with the same message.

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We went to one of the largest marijuana business conferences in the world — here's what it was like

Cannabis is a serious business. Currently, medical marijuana is legal in 25 states, with several more considering bills. The Tax Foundation, a nonpartisan research group, estimates that it's a $45 billion industry in the US alone.

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Inside incredibles, the Willy Wonka Company of Marijuana Edibles

Edibles sales are exploding. Legal cannabis sales hit $5.4 billion in 2015 according to ArcView Market Research, and dispensary owners say edibles sales might make up as much as half of that. In Colorado alone, the state's Department of Revenue...

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PotBot: Leafly + WebMD for Cannabis Connoisseurs

Cannabis enthusiasts, meet your "virtual budtender." The legal weed space is crowded with all manner of tech start-ups, hocking everything from vaporizers and seed-to-sale software to social media marketing. Even a tech giant like Microsoft is...

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Meet the Mad Scientists of Cannabis Oil

Genius Extraction Technologies and its massive installation of distilling tubes towered over the Cannabis World Congress expo floor. In the video above, co-founder Robert Gaither walks us through how the cannabis oil extraction process works, from...

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What the Cannabis Industry Thinks About Microsoft Joining the Party

It's a big week for the legal cannabis industry. Hundreds of marijuana business, manufacturing, media, technology, and product companies descended upon the Javits Center in New York City this week for Cannabis World Congress. At the same time, Microsoft...

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Jim McMahon thinks marijuana can help retired players

Jim McMahon, the quarterback of the Super Bowl XX-winning Chicago Bears, had an injury-plagued career and has suffered with a host of injuries in retirement. But he says he has found something that really helps: marijuana.

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Marijuana industry finds unlikely spokespeople in athletes and parents

Few industries have been able to change their narratives as drastically as legal marijuana, and it has done so with the help of two sympathetic groups: Football players with a traumatic brain disease and sick children.

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Why This New York City Restaurateur Is Getting into the Weed Edibles Business

Ron Silver is many things: chef, painter, and owner of Bubby's, a family of casual diner-style restaurants. But he's decided to finally come out of the marijuana closet and get into the edibles business.

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California firm to process hemp at Winchester research center

A California company announced Thursday its plans for a $400,000 hemp processing plant in Kentucky. Genius Extraction Technologies, a plant-oil extraction company from Lake Arrowhead, Calif., will open a full-plant extraction center at the Atalo’s Hemp...

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Former Broncos among current, former NFL players making push for marijuana as option to opiates for pain

In recent months, current and former NFL players have come out in support of cannabis as a treatment for chronic pain and brain injury. This week at the Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition in New York, former Denver Broncos Charlie Adams and...

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Former Giants great on the stump for legal weed

In recent months, current and former NFL players have come out in support of cannabis as a treatment for chronic pain and brain injury. This week at the Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition in New York, former Denver Broncos Charlie Adams and...

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Cannabis Expo

With a growing number of states establishing medical marijuana programs, in addition to the four states that have legalized recreational use of the drug, a new sector of unexplored business opportunities is emerging.

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Pot Fans Unite At Cannabis Conference In NYC

At this conference, everyone had marijuana on the brain. On Friday, members of nearly every facet of the emerging marijuana industry gathered at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center for the annual Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition.

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Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition 2016

In September the 2106 CWCBExpo came to the Los Angeles Convention Center and with it four days of seminars, expositions and networking...

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Cannabis in the CV: Montel Williams Gets Into the MediPot Biz; a New Device Tests Breath for THC

In his keynote speech at the Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition on Sept. 8 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, longtime...

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Reviewing the 2016 Los Angeles CWCB Expo

The cannabis industry continues to progress towards a greater sense of sophistication as demand increases for quality control and smart regulations. As this happens...

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Montel Williams Launches New Medical Marijuana Line

Award-winning talk show host Montel Williams is known for his medical cannabis advocacy, but now he’s taking it a step further by launching his own medical cannabis company.

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Preparing California for What is to Come: The Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo

California has become the epicenter of cannabis reform as the state moves to legalize marijuana for adults via Prop. 64 on the November 8 ballot. Legalization in California would...

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CBD Oil Dominates Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo

CBD oil made a huge impact at last week’s Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo. So much so, in fact, that it wouldn’t be too far-fetched to rename the event the CBD Oil Expo. In total, there was...

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America at Large: Cannabis use high on NFL agenda

The Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo took place in New York City last week. In between workshops about capitalising on the forthcoming “Green Rush” and advice about selecting and protecting your...

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2015 Press Coverage

Pot Enthusiasts Convene in Entrepreneurial Bliss

“Cannabis conference?” the doorman politely asked, signaling a mood hardly mellow but deep into profit-making as the Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition displayed the wares and wisdom of the nation’s flourishing marijuana industry.

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Men's Wearhouse founder comes out in favor of pot legalization

You can count on one hand the number of chief executives of large companies who publicly support the legalization of marijuana. The list goes as follows: John Mackey, co-CEO of Whole Foods Market; Richard Branson of the Virgin Group; billionaire financier George Soros; and Peter Lewis of Progressive Insurance (who was a longtime advocate before passing away in 2013).

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How New York's marijuana dosing requirements could create a valuable big data industry

When the state of New York hands out five licenses to grow and sell medical marijuana sometime next month, one of the requirements for those dispensing the drug will be metered dosing similar to how other pharmaceutical industries operate.

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Trade Shows Draw Businesses Cashing in on Cannabis Industry

Legal marijuana sales in the United States approached $3 billion last year, according to an investment group for the cannabis industry. Marijuana remains illegal under U.S. federal law, but the drug has been legalized for medical or recreational use in 23 states and the District of Columbia. Investors and businesses hoping to cash in gather at trade shows, like one held last week in Los Angeles.

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Men's Wearhouse founder George Zimmer says he supports marijuana legalization

George Zimmer, the founder of Men's Wearhouse, was the keynote speaker at the Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo on Friday where he delivered a speech in favor of marijuana legalization, LAist reports.

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5 Prominent Business Leaders Who Support the Legalization of Marijuana

Whether you realize it or not, the debate over whether or not to legalize marijuana is no longer just an issue for Main Street to deal with. Wall Street has taken notice of the momentum behind the marijuana movement, and some of the world's most influential business leaders and CEOs have begun issuing their opinions on what should happen with marijuana going forward.

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L.A.’s Cannabis World Congress

“There is always a boom somewhere,” said a famous investor long ago. If that sage had been living today, he would be focused on the world of cannabis and would have attended the Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo held at the Los Angeles Convention Center last week.

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First Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo an Overwhelming Success

The Cashinbis team is back from our biggest trade event yet, the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo in Los Angeles, and so thankful to have been a part of this stellar business and networking opportunity in our home state.

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The Marijuana Market: Everybody Wants A Piece

At regular intervals throughout the year, just about every industry takes time out to get its ranks together to network, entertain potential clients and show off new products.

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How to legally invest in pot companies

Score one for the stoners: The pot industry is poised to be gigantic as more states embrace legalization. And, if you want to get in on the ground floor, several advocates say now is the right time to bet big on marijuana.

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Tie-Dye T-Shirts? Water Pipes? The Cannabis Crowd's Not What You Think

While New York state is no mecca for the burgeoning marijuana industry, hundreds of people attended the Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo at the Javits Center when it opened on Thursday.

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8 Surprising Items You'll Find at a Marijuana Conference

A lot more is happening in the marijuana industry than you might imagine. Want proof? Go to a pot conference -- it's not all pipes, bongs and brownies.

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Inside the New York City Cannabis Convention

Marijuana is illegal in most of the country, but the industry is growing. Companies in the cannabis business are seeing sales take off - and not just for pot.

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Incredibles Edibles with Founder Bob Eschino- Los Angeles Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo

We were fortunate enough to catch up with founder of Incredible Edibles, Bob Eschino! He stands 100% behind his product and he should since they arguably have the best edibles around. Their consistent testing proves they care what they are giving to medical patients, thank you!

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2014 Press Coverage

For Pot Inc., the Rush to Cash In Is Underway

More than a year before the first legal dose of marijuana will be dispensed in New York, a group of entrepreneurs gathered at the Marriott Marquis hotel in Times Square in late October to discuss strategy with an influential state lawmaker. It was the weekly meet-up of the Cannabis and Hemp Association, which formed in May to get a jump on future business.

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Pot business conferences are hot. Here’s what they’re like

Marijuana business conferences have been all the rage lately, and last weekend I checked one out. The 2014 East Coast Cannabis Business Expo in Manhattan’s Times Square was part political fundraiser, part trade show and part industry conference.

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East Coast Cannabis Business Expo Is Coming To New York City

No bongs, no blunts. Dan Humiston, founding member of the International Cannabis Association, said the 2014 East Coast Cannabis Business Expo, Educational Conference & Regulatory Summit is about opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs.

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State Senator to Headline International Cannabis Association Expo

Expo Hopes to Teach People About Changing Marijuana Landscape

Marijuana Expo Connects Those Interested in Industry

Lawmakers: Cuomo was 'obstacle' to effective marijuana program

At a conference in Manhattan this weekend, the sponsors of the state's medical marijuana law questioned the restrictions added by Governor Andrew Cuomo, and encouraged the business community to help influence the implementation of the new program.

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Outs, ins of pot in state

The theory behind putting in place a medical marijuana industry in New York appears to be on solid footing, but questions still surround putting it in practice.

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From brain diseases to pets, start-ups develop new cannabis cures

As recreational use of marijuana ramps up, entrepreneurs are trying their hand at cashing in on the green rush. At the East Coast Cannabis Business Expo in midtown Manhattan, creative start-ups are finding new applications for cannabidiol—or CBD, for short—the cannabis compound that has medical properties.

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New Yorkers Explore Pot Dreams at International Cannabis Association Conference

Adrienne Ferguson has owned a popular bar restaurant in Manhattan on W. 110 Street for eight years. The John Jay College of Criminal Justice graduate has a new goal of establishing a pot dispensary in Harlem.

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High hopes: 5 pot companies looking to hit it big

Hundreds of so-called "ganjapreneurs" swarmed New York this past weekend to learn about the business side of the cannabis industry, while also checking out products displayed by a few of the many companies with designs on hawking the next big marijuana-related item.

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