Press Release


Ted Chung, Entertainment & Marketing Entrepreneur, to Keynote Cannabis World Congress in Los Angeles

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

Snoop Dogg’s Partner and Co-Investor in Technology and Content Ventures to Discuss the High-Growth Cannabis Industry

(Paramus, NJ, August 2016)—The Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) announced today that serial entrepreneur, Ted Chung, will deliver a Keynote Address on Friday, Sept, 9th, during the leading forum for medical marijuana and the legalized cannabis industries. During his keynote entitled “The Revolution Will Be Televised: MERRY JANE and The Art of Cannabis,” Chung will explore the multi-faceted industry and the future of cannabis in various verticals. He will also discuss his latest venture, MERRY JANE, a lifestyle media platform at the crossroads of pop culture, business, politics, health, and the new generation of normalized, sophisticated cannabis culture for all.

Chung’s variety of ventures celebrate the power of cultural diversity within the entertainment and media spaces. He is currently Co-Founder of MERRY JANE, the leading cannabis media platform, and Chung is also Snoop Dogg’s manager and business partner.

Ted Chung has over 20 years experience in branding, consulting, and disrupting the norm. Within 8 months, MERRY JANE has become the fastest growing cannabis media brand in the world, whose success and reach extends into live events and TV/film properties. The MERRY JANE Wellness Retreat was the largest 4/20 music festival in Denver this year. ‘Mary + Jane,’ launching in September, is MTV’s first-ever cannabis scripted series. MERRY JANE presents The High Road Summer Tour is a first-of-it’s-kind partnership with Live Nation for a 33 city, North American concert tour.

“I was born in Los Angeles, and California is a major catalyst of change in the cannabis industry across the world. I look forward to sharing thoughts on how cannabis is influencing mainstream culture, business, politics and healthcare as it becomes more universally accepted and mainstream,” said Ted Chung.

Directly following Chung’s keynote at 10:45 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 9th, there will be “Impact of Legalization on Your Business,” with high level executives from MERRY JANE, Casa Verde Capital, Leafs By Snoop, and Flower Shop. These distinct verticals in the cannabis space will discuss how mainstream cannabis is changing their businesses.

“We are thrilled to have Ted Chung as one of our Keynotes. With a wide range of business experience in dynamic mainstream industries that have many moving parts, his insight will be extremely valuable and invigorating to our attendees who want to learn how to succeed in the dynamic evolving cannabis industry,” said Christine Ianuzzi, Show Director, CWCBExpo Events.

CWCBExpo LA, which takes place September 7-9 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, will also have Montel Williams, media celebrity and advocate as a Keynote Speaker on Thursday, Sept 8th. William’s speech is entitled: “We Can’t Forget ‘Medical’ Cannabis as Legalization Becomes a Reality.”

In addition to the Keynotes by Williams and Chung, CWCBExpo LA will have more than 60 educational sessions covering everything from “How to Build a World Class Cannabis Brand” to “Can CBD Relieve PTSD,” with Col. Phillip Blair, MD. Thought Leadership Panels on “CTE, Concussions, and CBD” with top athletes and “Failure is Not an Option” with policy experts and industry leaders discussing the forthcoming Prop 64 (AUMA) initiative on the California ballot in November and the opportunities it will create are also part of the educational agenda.

All-day Add-On Workshops will take place on September 7th, with the Conference Program and Exhibits, featuring hundreds of cannabis innovations, taking place September 8th and 9th. An After-Expo Networking Event, open to all badged attendees, will take place on September 8th, with a special screening of the short stoner comedy film: “Recalculating.” A bonus day has been added on Saturday, September 10th with another Add-On Workshop and California’s largest industry Career Fair, hosted by Vangst Talent.

Pre-registration rates for CWCBExpo LA can be found at www.cwcbexpo.com. For more information on sponsoring or exhibiting visit http://www.cwcbexpo.com/request-for-exhibit-information/ or contact: kgiammatteo@leexpos.com or call 201-580-2054