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Cannabis, Wellness, and the Professional Athlete Workshop Presented at CWCBExpo Boston

Media Contact: Annie Scully, 201-310-9252, ascully@leexpos.com

Cannabis, Wellness, and the Professional Athlete Workshop Presented at CWCBExpo Boston

(Paramus, NJ, September 2017) -- The newly formed 501c3 non-profit Athletes For Care and C3 Global Biosciences are hosting an educational workshop focused on the active lifestyle cannabis user at the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) in Boston on October 4th at the John B. Hynes Convention Center. CWCBExpo Boston, Oct. 4-6, is the leading business trade show and conference for the medical marijuana, legalized recreational marijuana and industrial hemp industries.

The workshop, Cannabis, Wellness and the Professional Athlete, will expand upon the notion of cannabis as a medicine or therapy to explore cannabis as a general health and wellness supplement for the active lifestyle. Representing Athletes For Care at the event will be Cliff Robinson of the NBA, UFC-legend Frank Shamrock, NHL tough guys Darren McCarty and Riley Cote, and former NFL players Eben Britton and Nate Jackson.

This all-day workshop will offer attendees the exclusive opportunity to get up close and personal with several of the pro athletes who are leading the cannabis-in-sports movement. This jam-packed day will include two educational panels featuring the representatives from Athletes For Care along with industry experts and medical professionals.

The first panel discussion will examine “Performance Training Concepts Incorporating Cannabis,” with the second panel focusing on “Leveraging the Power of Influencer Marketing.” The day’s activities will also include a Q&A with the audience following each panel discussion, as well as revealing “One-on-One” conversations with former pro athletes discussing the role of cannabis in their sport, their career, and their life.

“We are excited to be part of CWCBExpo Boston and to share with attendees the therapeutic benefits of the cannabis plants. This workshop will take a deep dive into how all active lifestyles and performance athletes can benefit from cannabis as well as create a successful business that caters to this growing demographic,” said Ryan Kingsbury from Athletes for Care.

CWCBExpo Boston will also present its largest conference program to date (Oct. 5-6) made up of curated panel presentations, lectures, and interactive discussions, covering the main sectors of the cannabis industry: Science & Research, Cultivation, Processing, Sales, Taxes & Finances, Investments, Advocacy, and Law & Regulations. The CWCBExpo Boston will also offer headlining Keynote speaker Reverend Al Sharpton, additional add-on workshops on Oct. 4th, and an exhibit floor featuring the latest cannabis innovations and services.

Registration for CWCBExpo Boston is now open at: www.cwcbexpo.com. To view the complete schedule for the workshop, please visit www.athletesforcare.org.

About Athletes For Care

Athletes For Care is a non-profit organization founded by a group of professional athletes uniting as one voice to advocate for research, education, and compassion when addressing important health issues facing athletes and the public at large, such as the over-prescribing of opioids, chronic pain, addiction, access to alternative medicines, traumatic brain injury and CTE.

About C3 Global Biosciences

C3 Global Biosciences is a cause-driven organization committed to developing sustainable health solutions through the advancement of cannabis science. We are passionately driven to continue the research and development of CBD and other cannabinoids to improve the quality of life for the athlete on and off the field.

About Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo)

The professionally run Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo) are produced by Leading Edge Expositions in partnership with the International Cannabis Association (ICA). The events are the premier professional forums for dispensary owners, growers, suppliers, investors, medical professionals, government regulators, legal counsel, and entrepreneurs looking to achieve business success and identify new areas of growth in this dynamic industry. To learn more about the coast-to-coast CWCBExpos in New York, Los Angeles and Boston, go to www.cwcbexpo.com. Connect on Twitter/CWCBExpo, Facebook/CWCBExpo and Instagram/cwcbexpo.