Press Release


Roger Stone to Keynote at Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition in New York

(Paramus, NJ, April 2017)—Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo) is pleased to announce that Roger Stone has been added to its headline Keynote Series. Mr. Stone is a veteran Republican presidential strategist who has worked with Donald Trump, Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon. The best-selling author, whose latest book is entitled The Making of the President 2016: How Donald Trump Orchestrated a Revolution, will deliver his Keynote Address on Friday, June 16th, at the 4th Annual CWCBExpo at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York.

A pro-marijuana advocate and active in libertarian circles, Mr. Stone’s CWCBExpo Keynote will be his first public appearance onstage at a national cannabis trade show and conference. The CWCBExpo events take place in leading US markets New York, Los Angeles and Boston, and provide an educational and business-building forum for the medical marijuana, legalized cannabis and industrial hemp industries.

“I am a long-time advocate of legal marijuana and I want to share my unique insight with the CWCBExpo audience on how they can move the cannabis industry forward with President Trump and Attorney General Sessions,” says Roger Stone, who will be the subject of an upcoming documentary Get Me Roger Stone, set to debut at the Tribeca Film Festival and air on Netflix in May. “On a state level, I look forward to discussing ways to reform New York’s draconian drug laws.”

Mr. Stone’s Keynote is part of a series of high-profile speeches that will take place at CWCBExpo in New York. On Thursday, June 15th, former Governor, pro-wrestler, industry advocate and Marijuana Manifesto author Jesse Ventura will also deliver a Keynote Address.

“We are honored to have Roger Stone, who you would not associate with a cannabis event, be part of our powerful New York Keynote line-up,” says Scott Giannotti, Managing Director of CWCBExpo events. “His address will elevate the marijuana reform discussion and help de-stigmatize the cannabis plant’s role in our economy and society.”

The CWCBExpo NY, taking place under one roof at the Javits Center June 14-16 in the financial and media capital of the world, will also host an expanded exhibit floor (June 15-16) with suppliers in the industry showcasing cutting-edge products and services. The educational programming includes Add-on Workshops (June 14 and June 17) presenting information on becoming a medical marijuana provider, opening a business, investing in cannabis, making hemp great again, and the art of the cannabis sommelier. The CWCBExpo conference program will include more than 70 sessions and over 100 expert speakers covering everything from seed to sale including cultivation, processing/extraction, sales, ancillary business, advocacy legislation and more. To register for CWCBExpo NY at advance rates, go to www.cwcbexpo.com.

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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.

Editor’s Note: Members of the media are invited to register as press for the

CWCBExpo NY. To request a press badge email: ascully@leexpos.com or visit http://www.cwcbexpo.com/press-registration-form-new-york/