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An open message from CWCBExpo: Cannabis World Congress And Business Exposition Commited To Inclusion, Growth Of Marijuana Industry

Following collaborative discussions with numerous partners, participants, and interested parties who support the legalization of cannabis in an inclusive manner, Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions, (CWCBExpo) is announcing that Roger Stone will no longer be featured as a keynote speaker at the upcoming CWCBExpo events in Los Angeles and Boston. The forums created by CWCBExpo are crucial to the growth and legalization of the cannabis industry and they supersede the distractions that have surrounded the events.

CWCBExpo is wholly committed to promoting diverse business and economic opportunities in the cannabis industry by providing a united and welcoming environment for its exhibitors, sponsors, attendees and speakers.

In June at the CWCBExpo NY, Civil rights leader and founder of the National Action Network, Rev. Al Sharpton delivered a powerful Keynote Address that introduced the launch of DECODE Cannabis Education Fund, a national mobilization campaign to educate Americans on the social benefits of a federal mandate of marijuana decriminalization.

Rev. Sharpton will be continuing his Keynote Address series at the upcoming 4th Annual Los Angeles event, September 13-15, at the LA Convention Center and at the premiere of the CWCBExpo Boston, Oct. 4-6, at the Hynes Convention Center. CWCBExpo organizers are currently working to procure a second keynote speaker.

“I’m very much looking forward to playing a key role in next week’s exposition, and I am proud to be able to deliver a keynote address to the powerful growing community of cannabis entrepreneurs,” says Rev. Sharpton. “It’s crucial for us to stand united in the fight to decriminalize marijuana across the nation, and empower the people who have been hurt the most by oppressive drug laws to prosper as entrepreneurs in the cannabis business.”

CWCBExpo continues to provide a platform for DECODE and is working with them to develop new speaker sessions for both Los Angeles and Boston focused on decriminalization, entrepreneurship, investment opportunities, education and diversity.

“I sincerely thank the leaders of CWCBExpo for their support and vision. The collaboration with DECODE will make next week’s Los Angeles trade show the most positive event it can be,” says Jesce Horton, Founder of the Minority Cannabis Business Coalition. “CWCBExpo has always stood behind DECODE and our mission of minority empowerment in the cannabis industry, and together we are working to make real positive changes across America.”

"CWCBExpo remains committed to diversity, inclusion, education, and to providing a business platform that ensures the progress of the cannabis industry. We remain fully supportive of DECODE's mission and its efforts to ensure equality and inclusion for all,” said Christine Ianuzzi, Partner, CWCBExpo. “In addition, we welcome the opportunity to work together with Rev. Sharpton and Jesce Horton in a collaborative and partnering approach to advance the opportunities afforded to those seeking to work and prosper within the cannabis industry."

The CWCBExpo is a leading business-to-business platform for the cannabis industry providing educational conference programs, focused workshops, and quality expositions. CWCBExpo’s mission is to legalize, educate, strengthen, expand, grow and help legitimize the cannabis industry. Since its inception four years ago, CWCBExpo has historically hosted a diverse group of activists, legislators, medical professionals, industry pioneers, investors, politicians, athletes, celebrities, and the business community, who are supportive of safe, fair, and legal access and medicinal use of marijuana.

CWCBExpo previously had headliners such as Presidential candidate Gary Johnson; Senator Diane Savino; Men’s Wearhouse Founder, George Zimmer; football greats Leonard Marshall, Jim McMahon, Nate Jackson, Charlie Adams, and Marvin Washington; Academy Award Winner and rock star Melissa Etheridge; and Daytime Emmy Award Winner and activist, Montel Williams.