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Comprehensive Medical Cannabis and Cannabinoid Education

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Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) Partners with Healthway Education Systems to Offer

CME Accredited Program for Healthcare Professionals

(Paramus, NJ, March 2017)—Educating medical practitioners about the cannabis plant’s potent treatment for a wide variety of medical conditions will be an all-day workshop offered at the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) at the Javits Center in New York. Presented by Healthway Education Systems, Comprehensive Medical Cannabis and Cannabinoid Training will take place on Wednesday, June 14th and is a CME accredited program. The 4th Annual CWCBExpo, June 14-16, is the leading East Coast event for the medical marijuana, legalized cannabis and hemp industries.

The Comprehensive Medical Cannabis and Cannabinoid Training workshop will educate medical practitioners, including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and pharmacists as well as industry professionals, on the advanced basic and clinical science of cannabinoids and medical cannabis.

The curriculum at CWCBExpo NY includes:

-Overview of the endocannabinoid system, synthetic cannabinoid and cannabis plant based preparations in management of neurological disorders, pain, and nausea

-Comparison of cannabinoid therapies with opioids

-Practical information on the existing legal medical cannabis products in the US and

addiction and ethics of recommending medical cannabis

“This year, New York State added chronic pain as a qualifying condition and gave Physician’s Assistants and Nurse Practitioners authorization to write medical cannabis recommendations. CWCBExpo NY is the optimal location to provide healthcare professionals with the most advanced education and information on the cannabis plant. We look forward to educating the medical community and improving patient access to this treatment option,” said Scott Giannotti, Managing Director, CWCBExpo.

Michelle Lilly-Hester, Education Officer,added, “Healthway Education bridges the knowledge gap between state medical marijuana programs and medical professionals. We look forward to offering CWCBExpo NY attendees a world-class curriculum led by world class educators."

CWCBExpo NY will also present a conference program (June 15-16) made up of curated panel presentations, lectures, and interactive discussions, covering the five main sectors of the cannabis industry: Cultivation, Processing, Sales, Ancillary Businesses, and Advocacy and Legislation. The CWCBExpo NY conference program will also offer headlining Keynote speakers and thought-leadership panels. Additional add-on workshops (June 14) include Make America Hemp Again; Following the Money in Cannabis: Where and How to Invest in the Cannabis Industry and Raise Capital for Your Cannabis Business; Open a Cannabis Business; and a bonus workshop on June 17th with 2 sessions on The Art of the Cannabis Sommelier: Interpening.

CWCBExpo NY, taking place under one roof 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 to those in the business, entrepreneurs looking to enter the market, medical professionals, dispensary owners, retailers, investors, and providers of professional services. Featured exhibitors participating in the CWCBExpo NY include: Elixinol (Gold & Press Room Sponsor), Folium Biosciences (Exhibitor Product Theater Sponsor), Entourage Nutritional Distributors (Gold Sponsor), Greenspoon Marder (Lanyard Sponsor), CannaKorp (Badge Holder Insert Sponsor), and many more.

Advanced registration discounts are in effect now. For more information on the advance rates for CWCBExpo NY and to register visit: http://www.cwcbexpo.com/registration-new-york-2017/.

For more information on sponsoring or exhibiting at the coast-to-coast CWCBExpo events, contact Scott Giannotti, Managing Director at sgiannotti@leexpos.com or call 201-546-9161.

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

4th Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition in New York City Opens Registration

The Main Event on the East Coast for the Legalized Cannabis Industry—Medical, Recreational and Industrial Hemp—Takes Place June 14-16

(Paramus, NJ, February 2017)—Registration is now open for the only trade show and conference in New York focused on the business of cannabis, the 4th Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) will take place June 14-16, 2017 at the Javits Convention Center in New York, NY. Serving the East Coast, CWCBExpo NY will create a dynamic marketplace filled with the best education, products, and resources. Aspiring cannabis entrepreneurs, healthcare professionals, investors, equity partners, ancillary businesses, and agricultural opportunists that can profit from this nascent industry, as well as those already in the business can register now for early bird rates at: http://www.cwcbexpo.com/registration-new-york-2017/

“This June, no other show in the Northeast will offer the depth and breadth of information and products for these industries expected to top $20 billion in the next three years,” said Scott Giannotti, Managing Director of the CWCBExpo events. “Our platform will continue to provide valuable education about all aspects of the cannabis plant, as we’ve done for the last four years, but this year we’ve taken a more comprehensive approach to learning that will take our attendees from A-to-Z as well as added a strong emphasis on industrial hemp due to Governor Cuomo’s commitment to making hemp a $1 billion industry in our state. It’s a very exciting time for New York.”

Led by industry experts in cultivation, business-building, science, policy, medicine, law, and investment, the CWCBExpo NY conference program (June 15-16) made up of curated panel presentations, lectures, and interactive discussions, will cover the five main sectors of the cannabis industry: Cultivation, Processing, Sales, Ancillary Businesses, and Advocacy and Legislation. The CWCBExpo NY conference program will also offer headlining Keynote speakers and thought-leadership panels. Some of our thought-leadership panels will include: Real Estate in the Cannabis Industry, Women and Technology, Professional Athletes and Cannabis, and Teaching Cannabis in Mainstream Education.

The CWCBExpo signature workshops on June 14th will take deep dives into medical cannabis, investing into the cannabis industry, industrial hemp, and a sophisticated recreational use workshop:

- “Comprehensive Medical Cannabis and Cannabinoid Training,” led by Healthway Education Systems (CME accredited)
- “Following the Money in Cannabis: Where and How to Invest in the Cannabis Industry and Raise Capital for Your Cannabis Business,” presented by Viridian Capital Advisors
- “Make America Hemp Again” presented by Hoban Law Group / CPS Education

For the first time, CWCBExpo NY will offer a post-event workshop on Saturday, June 17th covering: “The Art of the Cannabis Sommelier: Interpening,” presented by Trichrome Institute.

CWCBExpo NY, taking place under one roof, in the financial and media capitol of the world, will also host an expanded exhibit floor (June 15-16) with suppliers in the industry showcasing cutting-edge products and services to those in the business, entrepreneurs looking to enter the market, medical professionals, dispensary owners, retailers, investors, and providers of professional services. Featured exhibitors participating in the CWCBExpo NY include: Elixinol (Gold & Press Room Sponsor), Greenspoon Marder (Lanyard Sponsor), Airganics, Amercanex, CBD for Life, CannaKorp, HempMeds, Labscape, MJ Freeway, and TrueLeaf Pets, to name a few. The CWCBExpo is also partnering with leading industry associations including Cannabis and Hemp Association, National Indian Cannabis Coalition, and Women Grow.

Steep early bird registration discounts are in effect until February 13th. For more information on the advance rates for CWCBExpo NY and to register visit http://www.cwcbexpo.com/registration-new-york-2017/. For more information on sponsoring or exhibiting at the coast-to-coast CWCBExpo events, contact Scott Giannotti, Managing Director at sgiannotti@leexpos.com or call 201-546-9161.

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

Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition Launches in the Northeast

Serving the Cannabis Industry from Coast to Coast in Boston, MA

(Paramus, NJ, January 2017)—Massachusetts and Maine are the first states on the East Coast to legalize recreational marijuana creating a growing market for cultivation, manufacturing and retail. The established and highly regarded Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition will now be the premier event in the Northeast for the latest information, education, products and services for the industry. CWCBExpo Boston will debut October 4-6, 2017 at the Hynes Convention Center and will be produced by Leading Edge Expositions, LLC, who already produce the successful Los Angeles and New York events.

“The Massachusetts recreational and medical cannabis market alone is estimated to exceed $1.1 billion in 2020. Now is the time to demystify the legalities, regulations, and business challenges surrounding the industry and provide people in the Northeast with direct access to experts, information, products and resources to prosper in this new commercialized cannabis industry,” said Scott Giannotti, Managing Director, CWCBExpo. “The Boston event is well-positioned to become the must attend trade show and conference for any business and government entity seeking to enter, support or expand in the densely populated Northeast.”

CWCBExpo Boston will open with a full day of deep educational programming with workshops that cover “How to Open and Operate a Cannabis Business,” “Investment Opportunities and Strategies,” “Navigating the Cannabis Control Commission Rules for the Sale, Packaging and Labeling of Recreational Pot,” and accredited sessions for healthcare professionals.

The conference and exhibits at CWCBExpo Boston will take place on October 5th and 6th. The CWCBExpo Boston conference program will feature more than 100 experts and thought-leaders in a mixed format of lectures and panels conducive to audience participation and intense learning.

The exposition hall will feature innovative companies in the cannabis, marijuana and hemp industries including extraction equipment, cultivation systems, grow lights, fertilizers, CBD, edibles and infused products, and ancillary services including supply chain management, business software, legal and real estate advisors, banking solutions, accountants, security firms, lab testing and branding, marketing and retail experts.

The Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpos) are the largest coast-to-coast expos and educational 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. For more information on CWCBExpo Boston as well as the 4th Annual CWCBExpos in New York City and Los Angeles, visit www.cannabismeansbusiness.com.

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

Leading Edge Expositions Appoints Scott Giannotti, Managing Director for the 4th Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions

Giannotti is a Veteran Proponent of the Benefits of Cannabis and Hemp

(Paramus, NJ, November 2016)—The Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) announces a Call for Presentations for its New York event, taking place June 14-16, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York City. Renowned for its comprehensive educational program, CWCBExpo NY is seeking experts and thought leaders who can share their unique insight on the trends, business practices, and technologies that are driving this fast-growing and disruptive industry.

(Paramus, NJ, January 2017)—Scott Giannotti has been named Managing Director for the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo) produced by Leading Edge Expositions, LLC. In this new position, Giannotti will lead business development and oversee the international sales strategy. Giannotti’s primary focus will be on establishing new partnerships and nurturing exhibitor relationships for the leading trade events for the legalized cannabis and hemp industries. The 4th Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions will take place June 14-16, 2017 in New York, NY and September 13-15, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA.

“We are thrilled to have Scott join Leading Edge Expositions and spearhead the growth of the CWCBExpo events. Scott’s experience and deep knowledge of the cannabis and hemp industries as well as his entrepreneurial background, will serve us well and help the CWCBExpo conferences and expositions continue to be effective business-building forums for the industry,” said Christine Ianuzzi, Partner, Leading Edge Expositions, LLC.

Prior to joining Leading Edge Expositions, Giannotti had a 15-year career in telecommunications and over 20 years of participatory action research of cannabis and hemp. Giannotti is best known as the founder of the Cannabis and Hemp Association of New York. He is also known industry wide as “The Hemp Coach” and has provided life and business development services to individuals and corporations seeking to optimize the benefits of cannabis and hemp in their lives. A former recipient of a U.S. Small Business Administration loan, Giannotti holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from New York Institute of Technology.

“The annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Expos will continue to be the pre-eminent coast-to-coast forums for the business of cannabis,” said Scott Giannotti. “I look forward to working with the Leading Edge Exposition team to create the most dynamic trade show experience and educational conference. I am confident that attendees will benefit and participating companies will succeed.”

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

Leading Cannabis Business Event Announces Call For Presentations

CWCBExpo NY Seeking Experts In Dynamic and Hyper-Growth Industries

(Paramus, NJ, November 2016)—The Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) announces a Call for Presentations for its New York event, taking place June 14-16, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York City. Renowned for its comprehensive educational program, CWCBExpo NY is seeking experts and thought leaders who can share their unique insight on the trends, business practices, and technologies that are driving this fast-growing and disruptive industry.

The CWCBExpo conference program encompasses all aspects of the cannabis industry. Topics of particular interest include national and international outlooks for legalization and regulation; emerging sectors and markets within the cannabis industry; and new innovations and inventions that are expanding and evolving this dynamic market.

Subject matter experts in startup best practices; gender and racial diversity in the cannabis industry; edibles, infusions, and concentrates; medical access for veterans and other patients; raw plant processing; and investing and obtaining capital in the industry are encouraged to submit presentation proposals.

“There are so many moving pieces in being successful in the cannabis industry and the CWCBExpo education goal is to help provide a roadmap for anyone looking to enter the industry, expand their business, and remain competitive,” said Christine Ianuzzi, Show Director, CWCBExpo Events. “We look forward to presenting our attendees with the best speakers and actionable content for business success.”

In addition to the two-day conference program with more than 70 sessions, CWCBExpo NY (June 15-16) also offers Add-On Workshops (June 14) that provide all-day education on industry fundamentals and certification programs. Keynote speakers and thought-leadership panels will round out the learning program.

“I’ve presented at three CWCBExpo conferences so far and have made valuable professional connections at each one. I’ve consistently found CWCBExpo audiences to be passionate, engaged, and excited to learn. As a presenter, I appreciate that CWCBExpo takes high-quality content seriously, and expects speakers to provide concrete, useful information rather than simply a sales pitch,” added Amanda R. Conley, Partner, Brand & Branch LLP.

CWCBExpo NY will also have an expansive exhibit floor (June 15-16) with suppliers in the industry showcasing cutting-edge products and services to those in the business, entrepreneurs looking to enter the market, medical professionals and dispensary owners, investors, and providers of professional services.

Submit a CWCBExpo NY Call for Presentation proposal here: http://www.cwcbexpo.com/become-a-speaker/ or contact Meredith Carli at mcarli@leexpos.com. For more information on sponsoring or exhibiting at CWCBExpo NY contact Marilene Ramos, mramos@leexpos.com, 201-881-1642.

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

(Paramus, NJ, September 2016)—The leading business to business trade show and educational conference for a growing industry, the legalized cannabis and medical marijuana markets, Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo), attracted more than 4,000 attendees to the September 7-9, event at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Deemed the most professionally run event in the industry, CWCBExpo delivered on-point education, business connections, and helped build mainstream awareness for this burgeoning market.

The CWCBExpo LA featured a Keynote Address by media personality and medical marijuana advocate Montel Williams entitled, “We Can’t Forget ‘Medical’ Cannabis as Legalization Becomes a Reality.” During his address he announced the launch of his new company, LenitivLabs.

“I’m really grateful to have spoken at the CWCBExpo. It’s critically important that those of us on the activism and industry sides of the cannabis movement come together frequently and ask ourselves tough questions about where we’ve been and where we’re going. We have to always remember that patients like me depend on each of us to be at our best, and in coming together, we have a chance to learn from each other and move forward as one. Given that, CWCBExpo was the perfect place to announce my new venture, LenitivLabs, which will make sure patients are not forgotten as the tide of legalization continues to rise,” said Montel Williams.

Ted Chung, serial entrepreneur, partner with and business manager of Snoop Dogg, also delivered a Keynote Address at CWCBExpo LA. In an engaging speech, Chung talked about the effects of commercialization on the cannabis industry with his talk entitled: “The Revolution Will Be Televised: MERRY JANE and The Art of Cannabis.”

Other top panels included “CTE, Concussion and CBD,” moderated by Academy award-winning singer and songwriter, Melissa Etheridge and featuring former pro-athletes Jake Plummer, Lorenzo Neal, Nate Jackson, and Riley Cote. “Failure is Not Option,”
about current policy and impending legislation, brought together speakers from the ACLU, DPA, NORML, Oaksterdam University, and the California Cannabis Industry Association.

The CWCBExpo conference program provided important information on this multi-faceted industry and the many stages involved in building a successful cannabis business as well as the medical benefits of the cannabis plant. Popular sessions included “The Road to State Licensing;” “Edibles & Infusions;” “How to Build a World Class Cannabis Brand;” “Racial and Gender Diversity in the LA Cannabis Industry,” and “Can CBD Relieve PSTD;” to name a few.

“CWCBExpo LA had great quality speakers providing pertinent information and knowledge to help bring the cannabis industry to the next level,” said Peter Maguire, Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions.

The busy expo floor with a wide breadth of innovative products and services on display featured sponsors Xanders, CW Hemp, Elixinol, SIVA, Advanced Nutrients, and GreenSpoonMarder. Other exhibitors included Socal Safe, SprayZone.net, Plus CBD Oil, PR0HBTD, GreenBroz, Integra, Oaksterdam University and BioBloom Organics. CWCBExpo LA also had Realm of Caring and Coalition for Access Now as its Advocacy Partners joined with NORML, and Drug Policy Alliance (DPA).

“The CWCBExpo enabled us to educate brands through our marketing panel and develop exciting new business opportunities. It’s the single best event investment of the year,”‬‬ said Drake Sutton-Shearer, Co-Founder, PRØHBTD Media‬.

Plans are already underway for the 2017 East and West Coast CWCBExpo events. CWCBExpo NY will take place June 14-16, 2017 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY and CWCBExpo LA is scheduled for September13-15, 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA. For more information on sponsoring, exhibiting, or attending a CWCBExpo event, www.cwcbexpo.com contact, Christine Ianuzzi, at email: cianuzzi@leexpos.com and phone: 201-881-1602.

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

Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter and Medical Marijuana Advocate Returns to CWCBExpo LA Stage

(Paramus, NJ, September 2016)—The Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) is pleased to announce that Melissa Etheridge, Grammy and Academy Award Winning singer-songwriter, will return to the event as Moderator for its thought-leadership panel, “CTE, Concussion and CBD.” Taking place on Thursday, Sept. 8th, former pro athletes, leading medical researchers and advocates for alternative medicines, will discuss how the use of cannabinoids may help treat and prevent the onset of symptoms associated with CTE and traumatic brain injury. CWCBExpo, September 7-9, 2016, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA, is the leading event for the medical marijuana and legalized cannabis industries.

“As someone who is passionate about educating people about the real medicinal value of the cannabis plant, I am excited to return to CWCBExpo and moderate this important panel. To have a candid conversation with former NFL and NHL players and to share our experiences and to discuss the research is another positive step forward in removing the negative stigma of cannabis,” said Melissa Etheridge.

Joining Etheridge on the “CTE, Concussion and CBD” panel are Nate Jackson, former Denver Bronco and writer; Jake Plummer, Medical Marijuana Advocate and former pro-bowl quarterback; Lorenzo Neal, Co-Host, Morning with Chad, Joe & Lo, 95.7 The Game and former all star fullback; Heather Jackson, Realm of Caring; Marcel Bonn-Miller, PhD, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; and Riley Cote, Hemp Heals Foundation and former NHL player. This high-profile panel takes place Thursday, September 8th at 2:30 pm PST.

“We are thrilled to have Melissa back at CWCBExpo LA. Last year as a Keynote Speaker, she captivated our attendees with her authentic and powerful message about the benefits of medicinal marijuana and why we need to make it accessible to anyone who may benefit from its use,” said Christine Ianuzzi, Show Director for CWCBExpo.

Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Melissa Etheridge has remained one of America’s favorite female singer-songwriters for more than two decades. She began her distinguished musical career in 1988 when she stormed onto the American rock scene with the release of her critically acclaimed self-titled debut album. Her popularity continued to rise with hits such as “Bring Me Some Water,” “No Souvenirs” and “Ain’t It Heavy,” for which she won a Grammy in 1992. Her fourth album, Yes I Am in 1993, featured the massive hits “I’m the Only One” and “Come to My Window,” that brought Etheridge her second Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Performance. In 1995, Etheridge issued her highest charting album, Your Little Secret, that included hit single, “I Want to Come Over,” and earned her the Songwriter of the Year honor at the ASCAP Pop Awards in 1996.

A cancer survivor, Etheridge has publically spoken about the medicinal value of cannabis in her recovery and has launched her own line of canna-products including a marijuana-infused wine.

The “CTE, Concussion and CBD,” presented by CW Hemp, is part of a powerful line-up of top speakers and relevant content that encompasses the entire spectrum of the cannabis industry and includes celebrities, sports icons, and experts discussing the the value of medical marijuana and business opportunities in the legalized industries.

CWCBExpo LA Keynotes include Montel Williams, media celebrity and advocate, and Ted Chung, entertainment and marketing entrepreneur.

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. There will also be another Thought Leadership Panels on “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.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

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.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Media Celebrity & Medical Marijuana Advocate Headlines Sept. 7-9 CWCBExpo LA Event

(Paramus, NJ, August 2016)—Montel Williams, media celebrity and medical marijuana advocate will deliver a Keynote Address at the 3rd Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition, in Los Angeles, California. Taking place Sept. 7-9, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, CWCBExpo is the leading trade show and conference on the West Coast for the medical marijuana and legalized cannabis industries.

Montel Williams Keynote entitled, “We Can’t Forget ‘Medical’ Cannabis as Legalization Becomes a Reality,” will take place, Thursday, Sept. 8th at 2:00 pm. His important speech will focus on why, with the tide turning on the issue of full legalization, it is critical to not forget patients who have very specific needs with respect to cannabis, including strains that are less profitable in the marketplace.

“It’s clear that the regulatory landscape is beginning to adapt as the number of states that have enacted cannabis reform grows. It’s an exciting time for those involved with the cannabis reform movement, but it is important that we all move forward together and that means not leaving patients behind” said Williams.

Montel Williams earned his media celebrity status as an Emmy Award winning television personality whom Americans invited into their homes for more than 17 years. He is a decorated former naval officer, inspirational speaker, author, entrepreneur and advocate for patients worldwide.

Williams has been involved in many major initiatives aimed at helping others. His Living Well campaign and brand encourages and supports people trying to live their best lives with a focus on their physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and financial health.

“We are thrilled to have Montel Williams deliver a Keynote at CWCBExpo LA. This is a pivotal year in legalization of medical and recreational marijuana, and Montel’s personal story of medical marijuana use and advocacy will be inspiring to attendees,” said Christine Ianuzzi, Show Director, of CWCBExpo events.

In addition to Williams’ Keynote, CWCBExpo LA will have more than 60 educational sessions covering everything from “How to Build a World Class Cannabis Brand” to “Endocannabinoid System & Cannabinoid Therapeutics.” 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.

New sessions added include “Addressing the Nation’s Prescription Opioid Addiction Epidemic with Cannabis” featuring one of the nation’s premier pain management specialists, professional athletes, and cannabis advocate for Native Americans. “Impact of Legalization on Your Business,” will feature Leafs by Snoop, Casa Verde Capital, Flower Shop and MERRY JANE.

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.

LOS ANGELES, CA, August 22, 2016 – The new stoner comedy, “Recalculating,” starring Zack Pearlman (The Intern), Peter Gilroy (Bath Boys Comedy), Brina Palencia (Borderland) and Academy Award winner, Cloris Leachman, will screen at the upcoming 3rd Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo (CWCBExpo) in Los Angeles in September.

The short film will play as part of the CWCBExpo Networking Event, Thursday, September 8th, at 6 p.m. at the L.A. Convention Center’s Petree Hall. The After Expo Networking Event is open to anyone with a CWCBExpo tradeshow and conference badge.

Recalculating, directed by Diane Fredel-Weis, follows two friends (Pearlman and Gilroy) as they hotbox their car en route to a party. The trip takes an unexpected turn when their GPS (voiced by Palencia) goes haywire and takes them on a wild ride encountering an eccentric driver (Leachman) along the way.

Fredel-Weis’ company, Laugh More Entertainment, worked with Revek Entertainment (producer of the Sundance Short winner, Whiplash, and more recently The Tribes of Palos Verdes) to produce “Recalculating.” Fredel-Weis has worked extensively in the entertainment industry for The Walt Disney Company and is a former partner of the international museum and themed entertainment design firm, Bob Weis Design Island. Her writing credits include the Showtime film, “Inconceivable.”

The Annual CWCBExpo is the leading professional forum 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. For more information and to register, visit www.cwcbexpo.com

Following CWCBExpo, Recalculating will screen at the L.A. Indie Film Festival (Sept. 15-18), and Chicago Comedy Film Fest (November 11-12). For more information about the film, please visit www.recalculatingfilm.com.

“Failure Is Not An Option,” to Feature Top Drug Policy Reformists Discussing Upcoming Legalization of Adult Use of Marijuana in California

(Paramus, NJ, August 2016) – California, the most populous state and 6th biggest economy in the World, is poised to legalize adult recreational use of marijuana in the upcoming November elections. The Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition, CWCBExpo, September 7 -9, 2016 will have an unprecedented thought-leadership panel, “Failure is Not An Option,” that will focus on the upcoming Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) Prop 64 and how its passage will affect the recreational cannabis market in California and the country at large.

Taking place Friday, September 9th, “Failure is Not an Option” will feature for the first time on a panel, NORML, Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), ReformCA, and ACLU. The panelists include:

  • Paul Armentano, Deputy Director, NORML
  • Margaret Dooley-Sammuli, Director of Criminal Justice and Drug Policy, ACLU of California
  • Dale Sky Jones, Executive Chancellor, Oaksterdam University and Chairwoman, Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform/ReformCA
  • Lynne Lyman, California State Director, Drug Policy Alliance

Moderated by Steve Bloom, Editor-in-Chief of Freedom Leaf and Publisher of CelebStoner.com, this high-level panel will also provide an opportunity for attendees to learn and ask questions to some of the driving forces behind this upcoming legislation.

“California is already the biggest medical marijuana market, and the legalization of recreational use will transform the industry and create incredible opportunities for all types of businesses and services,” said Christine Ianuzzi, Show Director & Managing Partner, CWCBExpo LA. “Attendees in LA will walk away with the right knowledge and connections to navigate this thriving new business frontier that has tremendous growth opportunities.”

Other sessions in the Legislation & Advisory track being presented at CWCBExpo LA that delve into this top of mind legalization and its impact will be “Policy Reform and the Cannabis Industry;” “West Coast Regulatory Update;” and “The End of Prohibition: The Shift to Legalization and Regulatory,” to name a few.

The Legislation & Advocacy track is part of the comprehensive educational program being offered at CWCBExpo that also includes tracks on: Starting & Running a Cannabis Business; Science & Technology; Legal & Finance; and Industry Trends & Innovations.

CWCBExpo LA will also continue its leadership position on the important discussion of “CTE, Concussions and CBD” and feature former all-star NFL and NHL players. All-day Add-On Workshops will take place on September 7th, with the Conference Program and Exhibits taking place September 8th and 9th. 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.

Support of CWCBExpo LA is strong with Xanders and CW Hemp signed on as a Platinum Sponsors; Elixinol as a Gold and Press Office Sponsor; SIVA as a Gold, Show Guide & Directory, and Lanyards Sponsor; Advanced Nutrients as a Silver and Show Bag Sponsor; LA Weekly as a Silver Sponsor, and Greenspoon Marder as Badge Holder and Exhibitor Lounge Sponsor. Other featured exhibitors include Socal Safe, SprayZone.net, Plus CBD Oil, GreenBroz, Integra, Oaksterdam University and PR0HBTD. CWCBExpo LA also has Realm of Caring, Coalition for Access Now, and NORML as its Advocacy Partners, and many other products and services companies exhibiting.

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.

More than 100 Cannabis and Business Subject Matter Experts Providing a Roadmap to Success

(Paramus, NJ July 2016)—The leading cannabis event on the West Coast, the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) announces its educational programming for September 7-9 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California. More than 100 speakers will provide subject matter expertise on tracks that cover: Starting & Running a Cannabis Business; Industry Trends & Innovations; Legislation & Advocacy; Science & Technology; and Legal & Finance.

“This year’s Los Angeles conference program was built with the most important and relevant speakers, presenters and topics regarding the cannabis industry today. Much consideration of our program content has been given to the recreational legislation that is coming up for a vote this fall as well as the opportunities for continued explosive growth in the industry,” said Christine Ianuzzi, Managing Partner and Show Director, CWCBExpo.

Leading cannabis and business authorities scheduled to speak at CWCBExpo LA include: David Dinenberg, Founder and CEO, Kind Financial; Felicia Carbajal, Co-Founder, California Cannabis Advocates; Wanda James, CEO, Simply Pure Dispensary; Kenny Morrison, Founder and CEO, VCC Brands; Saul Kaye, Co-Founder and CEO, iCAN: israel-cannabis; Heather Manus, President, Arizona Cannabis Nurses: and Chris Sayegh, The Herbal Chef.

More than 60 sessions will be presented at CWCBExpo LA including on point panel discussions covering: “Cannabis Growing Strategies 101;” “Edibles and Infusions;” “Industrial Hemp: Made in America;” “Weed is Green and Money is Too: Cannabis Accounting;” “Endocannabinoid System and Cannabinoid Therapeutics;” and “CannaTech: How New Technology Will Help Grow the Industry.”

CWCBExpo LA will also have vetted presentations on: “Cannabis for this Generation and the Next;” “How Do I Successfully Raise Money for My Business;”
“Marketing to Multicultural Consumers;” “Medical Cannabis for Pediatrics;” and “International Opportunities for Medical Marijuana.”

“California is at the forefront of cannabis innovation and growth and CWCBExpo LA will be the premier source for the right information, products and partners to drive businesses and move the industry forward,” added Dan Humiston, Managing Partner, CWCBExpo.

CWCBExpo LA will also feature top Keynote Speakers and its highly successful thought leadership “CTE, Concussions and CBD” panel featuring top NFL and NHL players, with a new panel of all-star female athletes. In addition, a high-level legislative conversation, “Failure is Not an Option,” is planned for CWCBExpo LA and a celebrity panel of entrepreneurs discussing business, access and advocacy. All-day workshops will take place on September 7, with the Conference Program and Exhibits taking place September 8-9. A career fair, hosted by Vangst Talent will close out the event on Saturday, September 10.

Support of CWCBExpo LA is strong with Xanders and CW Hemp signed on as a Platinum Sponsors, Elixinol as a Gold and Press Office Sponsor, SIVA as a Gold, Show Guide & Directory and Lanyards Sponsor, Advanced Nutrients as a Silver and Show Bag Sponsor along with Socal Safe, SprayZone.net, Plus CBD Oil, and PR0HBTD as Featured Exhibitors. CWCBExpo LA also has Realm of Caring and Coalition for Access Now as its Advocacy Partners joined with Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), NORML, and many other products and services companies exhibiting.

Discounted early bird conference rates are in effect until July 25 for the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo in Los Angeles (CWCBExpo LA) and can be found at www.cwcbexpo.com. For more information on sponsoring or exhibiting visit http://www.cwcbexpo.com/2015-information/exhibit-info/ or contact: kgiammatteo@leexpos.com or call 201-580-2054.

CWCBExpo to Take Place Sept. 7-9 at the Los Angeles Convention Center

(Paramus, NJ, July 2016)—California is the most populous state and with it poised to be the 5th U.S. state to legalize recreational use it will be a game-changer in the cannabis business. The second Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) at the Los Angeles Convention Center will be the premier West Coast event for learning about the opportunities, new products and latest legislation that will be impacting the cannabis industry.

Registration is now open for this trade show and conference that will bring together all spectrums of the cannabis marketplace for three days of learning, networking and business-building. CWCBExpo LA will offer in-depth workshops, a full conference program and exhibit floor showcasing the most innovative products and services for those in the cannabis business or looking to enter this hyper growth industry.

CWCBExpo LA follows on the heels of a highly successful New York educational and trade show forum in June that had close to 4,000 attendees. Like its East Coast counterpart, CWCBExpo LA will bring together the best minds in the medical, legislative, financial and product development fields to participate in a comprehensive conference program. The educational programming will cover five tracks: Starting and Running a Cannabis Business, Legal & Finance, Science & Information, Legislation & Advocacy and Industry Trends & Innovations. Sessions being presented within these tracks include: “Building an Ark: Prepare for the Mainstreaming of Cannabis;” “Medical Cannabis for Pediatrics;” “Racial and Gender Diversity in the Los Angeles Cannabis Industry;” and “CannaTech: How New Technology will Help Grow the Industry;” to name a few.

CWCBExpo will also feature top Keynote Speakers and Part Two of its highly successful thought leadership “CTE, Concussions and CBD” panel featuring top NFL and NHL players, with a new panel of all-star female athletes. In addition, a high-level legislative conversation, “Failure is Not an Option,” is planned for CWCBExpo LA. All-day workshops will take place on September 7, with the Conference Program and Exhibits taking place September 8 -9.

“There is incredible change on the West Coast horizon, and we look forward to bringing CWCBExpo to the Los Angeles Convention Center to provide attendees with direct access to the right information, innovations, partnerships and resources to be a leader of this incredible change and succeed in this dynamic industry,” said Christine Ianuzzi, Managing Partner and Show Director, CWCBExpo.

“This is an exciting time to be part of the cannabis industry, and CWCBExpo is the premier learning and networking event covering the best opportunities and real-world challenges in this industry’s business and healthcare landscape,” added Dan Humiston, Managing Partner, CWCBExpo.

Support of CWCBExpo LA is already strong with Xanders and CW Hemp signed on as a Platinum Sponsors, Elixinol as a Gold and Press Office Sponsor, Socal Safe, SprayZone.net and Plus CBD Oil as Featured Exhibitors. CWCBExpo LA also has Realm of Caring and Coalition for Access Now as its Advocacy Partners along with Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) and Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) and many other products and services companies exhibiting.

Discounted early bird conference rates are in effect until July 25 for the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo in Los Angeles (CWCBExpo LA) and can be found at www.cwcbexpo.com. For more information on sponsoring or exhibiting visit http://www.cwcbexpo.com/2015-information/exhibit-info/ or contact: kgiammatteo@leexpos.com or call 201-580-2054.

Leading Trade Show for All Things Cannabis Featured a Presidential Candidate, Pro-Athletes, Advocates and Non-Stop Education, Deal-Making & Networking

(Paramus, NJ, June 2016)—For three days, the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) at the Javits Center in New York, was a hotbed of business activity when nearly 4,000 attendees (almost double attendance from last year) came to learn, network and build relationships in the country’s fastest growing industry. The leading event for medical marijuana and the legalized cannabis industry, CWCBExpo NY, took place June 15-17 at the Javits Center in New York and garnered major media and audience attention including coverage from ABC News, Associated Press, BBC News, Bloomberg, Business Insider, ESPN, Forbes, Fortune, Huffington Post, MarketWatch, New York Daily News, PBS, Sports Illustrated, Reuters, WealthDaily, and included a special appearance by Gary Johnson, the Libertarian presidential candidate.

This year’s CWCBExpo NY increased its attendance with attendees coming from the tri-state area as well as Canada, New England, and the Rust Belt states including Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

“The explosive growth of our audience is testament to the fact that the East Coast is fast becoming a major area of interest and business for the cannabis industry. People came to CWCBExpo NY to learn, network, and discover new business opportunities in the emerging legalized cannabis industry,” said Christine Ianuzzi, Show Director, CWCBExpo NY.

CWCBExpo NY attendees also came from Asia, Australia, Europe, and South America with all business segments represented including entrepreneurs, private equity, grow sites, dispensaries, medical professionals and service providers including consultants, lawyers, accountants and realtors.

To rousing applause, Gary Johnson said during his special address at CWCBExpo, that if he were elected President, he would completely remove marijuana as a classified drug.

Keynote addresses by Keith Stroup of NORML and Leonard Marshall, Super Bowl Champion, were also well received at CWCBExpo NY, along with a thought-leadership panel on “CTE, Concussion and CBD” featuring NFL greats Jim McMahon, Leonard Marshall and other pro athletes. “Industrial Hemp: Made in America” was another thought-leadership panel that was featured along with over 100 speakers and more than 70 sessions with vetted industry experts and innovators in the CWCBExpo NY conference.

The industry’s leading businesses, experts, and advocacy groups participated in CWCBExpo NY including sponsors Brain Unity Trust, Coalition for Access Now, Realm of Caring, CW Hemp, Elixinol, and CannaKorp and product and services companies showcasing everything from cultivation to retail products including greenhouses, grow lights, extractors, containments, CBD oils, business management software, vapes and more.

“With the West Coast being at the forefront of cannabis innovation and acceptance and with forward-moving legalization on the November ballot, we are excited for the next CWCBExpo taking place September 7-9 at the Los Angeles Convention Center,” added Dan Humiston, Managing Partner of CWCBExpo.

The 4th Annual CWCBExpo in New York will return to the Javits Center, June 14-16, in 2017, with strong re-bookings for exhibit space. For more information on sponsoring or exhibiting at CWCBExpo events in Los Angeles and New York visit www.cwcbexpo.com or contact kgiammatteo@leexpos.com or call 201-881-1602.

What:

Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition New York
(CWCBExpo NY)

When:

June 15-17, 2016
June 15 (Add-On Workshops)
June 16 & 17 (Exhibits, Keynotes & Conference Program)

Where:

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
38th Street & 11th Avenue
New York, NY
www.cwcbexpo.com

Why: The Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions New York is the leading event on the East Coast for the medical marijuana and legalized cannabis industries. For three days, all under one roof, CWCBExpo NY features education, information and products for navigating and prospering in this high growth industry that will change the business, political, and healthcare landscape in the years ahead.

As the next American economic boom, the cannabis industry is projected to reach more than $35 Billion by 2020, and CWCBExpo NY is the “go to source” for entrepreneurs, investors, established business owners, and the medical community to learn how to succeed.

Highlights of CWCBExpo NY include:

  • “Why We’re Finally Winning After All These Years,” a Keynote Address by Keith Stroup, Founder of NORML
  • Leonard Marshall, Super Bowl Champion, former NFL player with the NY Giants & Jets, sharing his personal journey on and off the field in a second Keynote Address
  • “CTE, Concussion and CBD” thought-leadership panel, moderated by Leonard Marshall and featuring pro athletes Jim McMahon, Nate Jackson, Eben Britton, Charlie Adams, and Riley Cote
  • New York State dispensary panel with licensed operators and the Director of the Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement
  • Industrial Hemp Pavilion, thought-leadership panel on “Industrial Hemp: Made in America;” and BMW i series cars with hemp components and electric-powered
  • Over 70 curated educational classes covering everything from Entrepreneurship & the Future of the Legal Marijuana Industry and Cultivating and Growing Cannabis to Celebrity Branding, Early Stage Investing and Green Monster: Media Panel
  • Top cannabis experts and trailblazers sharing their knowledge and insight including Adam Bierman, The MedMen; Marcel O. Bonn-Miller, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine; Joe Dolce, Brave New Weed; Jonathan Fruchter, The World Cannabis Club; Scott Greiper, Viridian Capital Advisors; Dale Sky Jones, Oaksterdam Univ.; Nicholas Kovacevich, Kush
    Bottles; Bruce Linton, Canopy Growth Corporation; Starlight Mundy, Craft Mary Jane; Hillary Peckham, Etain, LLC; and Joel Stanley, CW Hemp
  • New products and services for the medical marijuana and cannabis industry including hemp-derived CBD manufacturer Elixinol, the American cannabis exchange from Amercanex, inventory protection from The Greenleaf Companies, cannabinoid rich hemp extracts from CW Botanicals/Charlotte’s Web; the world’s first single-use pod and vaporizer system, greenhouses, hemp oils, cash management machines, vaping systems, extraction equipment, vacuum sealers, innovative new grow lights, and more.

Billions can be made in the cannabis industry in every sector of business from manufacturing and logistics to legal and financial services. Savvy entrepreneurs, service providers, and investors from across the country and around the world are registering for CWCBExpo NY to find out how to succeed in the cannabis industry. Go to www.cwcbexpo.com for more information.

Thought-Leadership Panel on “Industrial Hemp: Made in America” & Pavilion Key Features at CWCBExpo NY

(Paramus, NJ, June 2016)— Industrial hemp is a fiber and oil-seed crop with deep roots in American history, being re-introduced in more than 27 states in the US, including New York. The Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) will now provide businesses with current information, resources, products and services for the entire cannabis plant with the addition of dedicated education and exhibit area on industrial hemp. Taking place June 15-17, 2016, at the Javits Convention Center in New York, CWCBExpo is the leading forum for the evolving medical marijuana and legalized cannabis industry and is proud to include the tremendous opportunities for industrial hemp.

The Thought-Leadership Panel: “Industrial Hemp: Made in America,” taking place on Friday, June 17, at 11:00 am, will discuss the multi-billion dollar economic benefits of this crop and explain why the investment community, federal legislative and consumers need to support sustainable, non-drug industrial hemp as a national industry.

Moderated by Geoff Whaling, Board Member of the National Hemp Association and President of the Pennsylvania Hemp Industry Council, “Industrial Hemp: Made in America” panelists include:

  • Michael Bowman, Chairman, National Hemp Association
  • Tim Gordon, COO, CBDRx
  • Andrew Graves, Chairman, Atalo Holdings, Inc.
  • Jonathan Miller, President, Kentucky Industrial Hemp
  • Joel Stanley, CEO, CW Hemp
  • Eric Steenstra, Executive Director, Hemp Industry Association and Vote Hemp

This high-level panel of America’s leaders of this industry will also enlighten attendees on the developments and achievements of the industry for the 2016 growing season, while looking at ways to build a national “Made in America” industry.

In addition to the “Industrial Hemp: Made in America” panel, CWCBExpo NY will also have an Industrial Hemp Pavilion on the exhibit floor, showcasing the latest product innovations as well as leading resources for this vital American crop. The BMW i Series will also be on display in the pavilion. These all-electric vehicles use sustainable crops, including industrial hemp and eucalyptus fibers, in many of the car components including the dash, seats, and instrument and door panels, making the vehicles lighter in weight and extending their range.

“People have cultivated cannabis sativa, an annual herbaceous plant in the cannabis genus, throughout recorded history as a source of industrial fiber, seed oil, food, recreation, clothing and medicine. Today, there are more then 10,000 acres in America in production, which will go a long way to offset the more then $600 million imported into America annually. There are many exciting industrial uses that include building, automotive and composite materials, and at CWCBExpo NY we will educate attendees on how HEMP Means Business,” said Geoff Whaling.

“The cannabis industry is dynamic and CWCBExpo’s mission is to evolve with the industry and be the leading educational and product resource for all things cannabis. On the heels of National Hemp History Week, we are thrilled to host this forward-looking panel on Industrial Hemp and to platform the wide array of industrial hemp applications,” added Christine Ianuzzi, Show Director of CWCBExpo NY.

In addition to the Thought-Leadership panel on Industrial Hemp, a CWCBExpo conference session on Friday, June 17th, will also discuss: “Nutritional Benefits of Industrial Hemp / Industrial Hemp Seed.” Keynote addresses by Keith Stroup of NORML and Leonard Marshall, Super Bowl Champion will also be part of CWCBExpo NY, along with another thought-leadership panel on “CTE, Concussion and CBD” hundreds of exhibits, over 100 speakers and more than 70 sessions with vetted industry experts and innovators in the CWCBExpo NY conference (June 16-17). Sessions tracks are focused on Creating Your Business, Running Your Business, High Finance, Opportunities, and Trends in High Growth Areas. Add-on Workshops providing in-depth information on starting a business and operations, careers, and capital investment will take place on June 15th & 18th.

The industry’s leading businesses, experts, and advocacy groups are participating in CWCBExpo NY including sponsors Brain Unity Trust, Coalition for Access Now, Realm of Caring, CW Botanicals, Tress Capital, Elixinol, and CannaKorp and product and services companies showcasing everything from cultivation to sales including greenhouses, grow lights, extractors, containments, business management software, vapes and more.

To learn more about CWCBExpo NY and to register go to: www.cwcbexpo.com

(Paramus, NJ, June 2016)—Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) is pleased to announce that Jim McMahon, former quarterback with the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers and two time Super Bowl Champion will be joining its Thought-Leadership Panel on June 16th at the Javits Center in New York. Entitled “CTE, Concussion and CBD,” and co-presented by CW™ Hemp and Brain Unity Trust, this all star sports panel composed of former players from the NFL and NHL is intended to advance the discussion on how the use of cannabinoids, specifically CBD, may help treat and prevent the onset of symptoms associated with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and traumatic brain injury.

The panel will be moderated by football great Leonard Marshall, who will be joined with Jim McMahon, and former professional football players Nate Jackson, Charlie Adams, and Eben Britton as well as professional hockey enforcer Riley Cote. Other panelists include Heather Jackson, CEO of the Realm of Caring Foundation and Marcel O. Bonn-Miller, Ph.D., of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

“These strong athletes had extremely successful playing careers with major football and hockey teams such as the NY Giants, NY Jets, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, and Philadelphia Eagles. Their experiences with dealing with multiple concussions and alleviating pain and the symptoms of CTE, will make for a highly engaging and informative panel,” said Christine Ianuzzi, Show Director, CWCBExpo and Managing Partner, Leading Edge Expositions.

Following the CTE, Concussion and CBD discussion, the professional athlete panelists will be available for autographs and photos at the CW™ Hemp and Brain Unity Trust booths on the CWCBExpo NY exhibit floor. CW™ Hemp has been instrumental in bringing national attention to this issue, and has partnered with the Realm of Caring Foundation and Johns Hopkins University to launch “When the Bright Lights Fade,” a campaign to raise funds for a series of studies exploring how the use of cannabinoids can help professional athletes who are at risk for traumatic brain injury.

Keynote addresses by Keith Stroup of NORML and Leonard Marshall, Super Bowl Champion will also be part of CWCBExpo NY, along with thought-leadership panels on “CTE, Concussion and CBD;” “Industrial Hemp: Made in America,” hundreds of exhibits, over 100 speakers and more than 70 sessions with vetted industry experts and innovators in the CWCBExpo NY conference (June 16-17). Sessions tracks are focused on Creating Your Business, Running Your Business, High Finance, Opportunities, and Trends in High Growth Areas. Add-on Workshops providing in-depth information on starting a business and operations, careers, and capital investment will take place on June 15th & 18th.

The industry’s leading businesses, experts, and advocacy groups are participating in CWCBExpo NY including sponsors Brain Unity Trust, Coalition for Access Now, Realm of Caring, CW Hemp, Tress Capital, Elixinol, and CannaKorp and product and services companies showcasing everything from cultivation to sales including greenhouses, grow lights, extractors, containments, business management software, vapes and more.

For more information about the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo, visit http://www.cwcbexpo.com

Medical Marijuana Retailers & NYS Health Dept. Share Insight on Newly Opened Operated Licenses

(Paramus, NJ, June 2016) – For the first time, New York’s medical marijuana licensees will sit together on a panel and discuss “NY Medical Marijuana Program Experience.” This unprecedented session will take place during the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo (CWCBExpo) on Friday, June 17 from 9:00 – 9:40 am at the Javits Center in New York City. CWCBExpo NY, June 15-17, is the premier event for investors, entrepreneurs, advocates and healthcare professionals involved in medical marijuana and legalized cannabis.

The NY Medical Marijuana Program Experience panel will be moderated by Troy Kaplan, Principal, at Capital C Consulting, who has extensive, real-world experience in the burgeoning medical and recreational cannabis space as a licensed attorney and as a licensing and regulatory consultant.
Sharing their unique insight on the state regulator and licensed operator experiences from the pre-application process through build-out and commencement of retailing operations, include the following New York dispensary owners:

  • Hillary Peckham, Co-founder and COO, Etain, LLC;
  • Jonathan Gilbert, Director of East Coast Operations, Columbia Care;
  • Dr. Kyle Kingsley, MD, Founder and CEO, Vireo Health
  • Jeremy Unruh, Esq., Chief Compliance Officer/ General Counsel, PharmaCann

They will be joined by Joshua Vinciguerra, Director, NYS Department of Health, Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement.

“We are excited to bring NYS dispensary owners together with the NY State Dept. of Health to have a candid discussion on the state of the medical marijuana program and its future prospects. These dispensary owners can impart their wisdom and experiences with this year’s CWCBExpo’s attendees,” said Christine Ianuzzi, Managing Partner of Leading Edge Expositions, LLC and Show Director of CWCBExpo.

Keynote addresses by Keith Stroup of NORML and Leonard Marshall, Super Bowl Champion will also be part of CWCBExpo NY, along with thought-leadership panels on “CTE, Concussions, and CBD;” “Industrial Hemp: Made in America,” hundreds of exhibits, over 100 speakers and more than 70 sessions with vetted industry experts and innovators in the CWCBExpo NY conference (June 16-17). Sessions tracks are focused on Creating Your Business, Running Your Business, High Finance, Opportunities, and Trends in High Growth Areas. Add-on Workshops providing in-depth information on starting a business and operations, careers, and capital investment will take place on June 15th & 18th.

The industry’s leading businesses, experts, and advocacy groups are participating in CWCBExpo NY including sponsors Brain Unity Trust, Coalition for Access Now, Realm of Caring, CW Botanicals, Tress Capital, Elixinol, and CannaKorp and product and services companies showcasing everything from cultivation to sales including greenhouses, grow lights, extractors, containments, business management software, vapes and more.

“There is no other conference in the cannabis space in the country like CWCBExpo,” said Geoff Whaling, Founding Member of the Coalition for Access Now, the nation’s leading advocacy group moving legislation at both the State and Federal levels to provide access to CBD, an industrial hemp extract that has great promise for those suffering from neurological disorders. “This is the only conference that brings and provides a platform for patient advocacy groups, leading researchers, government officials and producers to develop concrete solutions for thousands of Americans,” added Mr. Whaling.

To learn more about CWCBExpo NY and to register go to: www.cwcbexpo.com

Industry Pioneer & Anti-Prohibition Activist Joins Strong Speaker & Educational Lineup at Cannabis Business Trade Show & Conference

(Paramus, NJ, May 2016)—“Why We’re Finally Winning After All These Years,” will be the powerful address given by Keith Stroup, Founder of NORML at the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo), June 15-17, at the Javits Center in New York. Mr. Stroup joins Leonard Marshall, Superbowl Champion and concussion prevention advocate, as a headlining Keynote Speaker.

Mr. Stroup’s address will take place on Thursday, June 16th at 1:50 pm. CWCBExpo is the leading business event for the for the legalized cannabis marketplace. Mr. Stroup is a Washington, DC-based public-interest attorney who founded NORML in 1970, served as its Executive Director for 20 years and currently serves as NORML’s legal counsel and a member of the board of directors. Fortune magazine recently named Mr. Stroup one of the most powerful people in America’s marijuana industry.

“With more and more states legalizing the responsible use of marijuana, including two East Coast states expected to adopt full legalization this November, I am excited to speak to the CWCBExpo NY audience about the history of our anti-prohibition efforts and the current groundswell of support for ending prohibition and removing the stigma of marijuana as a Schedule I drug,” said Keith Stroup.

NORML is a public interest lobby based in Washington, DC, with more than 130 state and local affiliates, as well as affiliates in more than a dozen foreign countries. NORML supports the elimination of all penalties for the responsible use of marijuana by adults, and the establishment of a legally regulated market where consumers can buy their marijuana in a safe and secure setting.

Mr. Stroup obtained his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Illinois in 1965, and in 1968 he graduated from Georgetown Law School in Washington, DC. Following two years as staff counsel for the National Commission on Product Safety, Mr. Stroup founded NORML.

“Having industry pioneer Keith Stroup as a Keynote at our New York event underscores our mission to create a forum which promotes responsible business practices for this burgeoning but scrutinized industry and move it forward in a positive and accepting way,” said Christine Ianuzzi, Managing Partner of Leading Edge Expositions, LLC and Show Director of CWCBExpo

In addition to the Keith Stroup and Leonard Marshall keynotes, CWCBExpo NY will also present thought-leadership panels on “CTE, Concussions, and CBD;” “Hemp Made in America,” and more than 70 sessions with vetted industry experts and innovators in the CWCBExpo NY conference (June 16-17). Sessions tracks focused on Creating Your Business, Running Your Business, High Finance, Opportunities, and Trends in High Growth Areas. Add-on Workshops providing in-depth information on starting a business and operations, careers, and capital investment will take place on June 15th & 18th.

The industry’s leading businesses, experts, and advocacy groups are participating in CWCBExpo NY including sponsors Brain Unity Trust, Coalition for Access Now, Realm of Caring, CW Botanicals, Tress Capital, Elixinol, and CannaKorp and product and services companies showcasing everything from cultivation to sales including greenhouses, grow lights, extractors, containments, business management software, vapes and more.

To learn more about CWCBExpo NY and to register go to: www.cwcbexpo.com.

(Paramus, NJ, April 2016)— Providing personal insight as a successful business entrepreneur and former champion NFL player diagnosed with CTE symptoms, Leonard A. Marshall, Jr., will be an enlightening Keynote speaker at the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition, (CWCBExpo), at the Javits Center in New York. Taking place June 15-17, 2016, CWCBExpo NY is the leading trade show and conference for the medical marijuana and legalized cannabis industry.

Marshall’s Keynote on Thursday, June 16, will precede the all-star thought-leadership panel on “CTE, Concussions and CBD,” which he will also moderate. As a successful athlete, businessman, medical marijuana business investor, philanthropist and family man, Marshall will inspire CWCBExpo attendees on what it takes to overcome challenges and obstacles to succeed.

“I am ecstatic to be participating in CWCBExpo and keynoting and moderating the all-star thought leadership panel. With my background and experience in football and with CTE, I’ll be able to bring a first-hand perspective to this important topic. I look forward to addressing this issue in such a professional and well planned forum along with the other athletes,” said Leonard Marshall.

“Jump!! Each individual walking the planet daily forms an estimate of him or herself. This estimate shapes into whom he or she shall be. You can be no more than you believe you are and you can do no more than you believe you can. For it is belief that creates power in man and it is belief, which stimulates success. Be driven and unafraid to jump at the next opportunity that is presented!” Marshall further commented.

As a NFL Defensive Lineman for twelve seasons, Marshall played for the New York Giants, New York Jets and Washington Redskins. During his playing career Leonard was on two Super Bowl Championship teams, was selected to appear in three Pro Bowls and was named All NFL twice.

Marshall’s business achievements include the founding of Pro Star Athletics, one of the largest sports licensed apparel manufacturing companies of the 1990’s. The Company was eventually sold to International Apparel Manufactures Group of New York. He also owned and managed The Marshall and Fox Sports Asset Management Group (A Division of Barron Chase Securities) and was the CEO and Owner of Capital Source Mortgage, a licensed Correspondent Mortgage Lending Institution based in Boca Raton Florida.

Marshall is currently the Director of Strategic Initiatives/Brand Ambassador for the publicly traded Original SoupMan, Inc., and Managing Partner of Playbook Solutions Group Advisors, LLC, a $50 million franchise income fund.

His educational background includes receiving his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Louisiana State University (LSU) and a Masters Degree from Seton Hall University in Business Finance. Marshall has also served as a Professor in the area of Finance and Sports Management at Seton Hall University, Stillman School of Business.

Marshall’s philanthropic endeavors includes co-founding the Brain Unity Trust, a non-profit educating children, parents, schools, and organizations about the proper prevention, identification and management for concussions and football safety.

“We are honored to have the charismatic Leonard Marshall as a Keynote Speaker at CWCBExpo NY. As a champion football player, CTE advocate and successful entrepreneur, his unique insight, tenacity against the odds, and proven business acumen is the perfect fit for our event that elevates the discussion, awareness and advancements of the benefits of medical marijuana and a legalized cannabis industry,” said Christine Ianuzzi, Managing Partner and Show Director of CWCBExpo events.

Joining Marshall on the “CTE, Concussion and CBD;” thought-leadership panel will be: Charlie Adams, NFL wide receiver who played for the Denver Broncos and Houston Texans; Eben Britton, a NFL guard and tackle for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Chicago Bears and currently a free agent; Riley D. Cote a former professional ice hockey player (NHL) with the Philadelphia Flyers; Nate Jackson a former NFL wide receiver who played six seasons with the Denver Broncos; and Heather Jackson, CEO of Realm of Caring, a non-profit and advocacy group that provide support services and resources to those using cannabinoid products.

CWCBExpo NY offers Add-On Workshops, that provides all-day education on business, career and investment fundamentals. There will also be over 70 sessions with vetted industry experts and pioneers in the CWCBExpo NY conference (June 16-17) that includes the Leonard Marshall keynote presentation and his thought-leadership panel, regulatory updates, NY dispensary progress, and session tracks focused on Creating Your Business, Running Your Business, High Finance, Opportunities, and Trends in High Growth Areas. On Friday, June 17, the thought-leadership panel at CWCBExpo NY will be “Industrial Hemp: Made in America,” spotlighting this plant that can transform the agricultural and manufacturing landscape.

The industry’s leading businesses, experts, and advocacy groups are participating in CWCBExpo NY including CBD For Life, Amercanex, Kush Bottles, Apeks, Cannabis Career Institute, Carp Law, MJ Freeway, Clover Leaf University, Conviron, Forever Flowering Greenhouses, Gradujuana, Helderpad, High NY, Hiller, PC, Incredibles, International Cannabis Association, Labscape, Jane, Gavita, Medicine Man, , MJIC, Chesler Consulting, The World Cannabis Club, Nexus Corporation, Potbotics, The Cannabis Co Operative, Transcend Lighting, Medical Marijuana Inc, True Leaf, Coalition for Access Now, Realm of Caring, B2B Wholesaler, Women Grow, Cannabis Business Times, Cannabis Enterprise, Cannabis Financial News, Cann Media-mg Magazine, Hail Mary Jane, Marijuana Business Association, Marijuana Policy Project, Marijuana Venture, Drug Policy Alliance, Accuvape, Cannabrand, The Capsule Consulting Group, The Hemp Connoisseur, Green Wave Advisors, Craft Maryjane and Tress Capital,, along with many more.

For more information on CWCBExpo NYand discounted conference rates for advance registration, visit: http://www.cwcbexpo.com/new-york-expo. For information on sponsoring or exhibiting contact the CWCBExpo sales teams at sreuter@leexpos.com or click here: http://www.cwcbexpo.com/request-for-exhibit-information/

CWCBExpo NY to Feature Thought-Leadership Panel on Medical Marijuana,
Head Injuries, and Pain Management

(Paramus, NJ, March 2016)—A groundbreaking panel will take place at the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo), June 16, 2016 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center that will provide a high-level and personal discussion of the benefits of CBD found in medical marijuana and sports related injuries, including chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) concussions.

Pro athletes from the NFL and NHL will provide frank insight on how legally using cannabis has helped them manage pain, become less reliant on prescription painkillers, and not affect their playing performance. This thought-leadership panel “CTE, Concussions and CBD;” will feature:

  • Charlie Adams, NFL wide receiver who played for the Denver Broncos and Houston Texans
  • Eben Britton, a NFL guard and tackle has played for Jacksonville Jaguars and Chicago Bears and currently is a free agent.
  • Riley D. Cote is former professional ice hockey player (NHL) with the Philadelphia Flyers and is currently an assistant coach with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.
  • Nathan Ross “Nate” Jackson a former NFL wide receiver who played six seasons with the Denver Broncos.

Joining this high-level discussion will be Heather Jackson, CEO of Realm of Caring, a non-profit and advocacy group that provide support services and resources to those using cannabinoid products.

CWCBExpo NY (www.cwcbexpo.com) is the leading business event on the East Coast that will provide the entire spectrum of information, products and services for the cannabis industry and covers the hottest issues in investment, opportunities, innovations and regulations. Taking place June 15-17, 2016 at the Javits Center in New York City, CWCBExpo NY is a must attend event for those in the industry as well as for those who are just entering this multi-faceted growing market.

“When the Bright Lights Fade” is a Realm of Caring fundraising campaign designed to increase awareness about the potential for cannabinoids to provide relief to athletes with proceeds raised going toward funding research with Johns Hopkins University. A new video highlighting this important mission, and featuring some of the NFL sport panelists and narrated by medical marijuana advocate and CWCBExpo LA keynote speaker in 2015, international rock star Melissa Etheridge, can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naWJfBPtnXQ

“In talking to many NFL players, I have heard a reoccurring theme, and that is ‘protect the shield.’ The NFL will now have an opportunity to protect their players, and I consider that a much more valiant effort. Research into CTE will help all neurodegenerative disorders, so a project like this is exciting to me personally and professionally,” added Ms. Jackson, of Realm of Caring.

“CTE, Concussions and CBD,” thought-leadership panel is part of the comprehensive educational agenda that is presented at CWCBExpo NY. Conference delegates can participate in Add-On Workshops, June 15, that provide all-day education on business, career and investment fundamentals. There will also be over 70 sessions with vetted industry experts and pioneers in the 2-day conference (June 16-17) that includes a headlining keynote speaker, the thought-leadership panels, regulatory updates, NY dispensary and includes session tracks focused on Creating Your Business, Running Your Business, High Finance, Opportunities, and Trends in High Growth Areas. On Friday, June 17, the thought-leadership panel at CWCBExpo NY will be “Industrial Hemp: Made in America,” spotlighting this plant that can transform the agricultural and manufacturing landscape.

An evening fundraiser, Fashion & Food on High, will offer another opportunity for networking and celebrating the industry. Taking place on Thursday, June 16th, at the Copacabana in Times Square, this special event will spotlight the growing hemp lifestyle and create awareness for advocacy groups promoting the health benefits of industrial hemp and cannabidiol extracts.

Featured exhibitors participating in CWCBExpo NY include Amercanex, Apeks, Cannabis Career Institute, Carp Law, Clover Leaf University, Conviron, Forever Flowering Greenhouses, Gradujuana, Helderpad, HighNY, Hiller, PC, Incredibles, International Cannabis Association, Labscape, Jane, Medicine Man, MJ Freeway, MJIC, Nexus Corporation, Potbotics, The Cannabis Co Operative, Transcend Lighting, True Leaf, and many others. CWCBExpo NY is also partnering with leading advocacy groups, associations, and media partners.

Discounted conference rates are now being offered for advance registration. For more information on the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo in New York, June 15-17, (CWCBExpo in NY) visit: http://www.cwcbexpo.com/new-york-expo. For sponsoring or exhibiting information contact the CWCBExpo sales teams at sreuter@leexpos.com or click here: http://www.cwcbexpo.com/request-for-exhibit-information/

Registration is Open for 3rd Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition June 15-17, 2016

(Paramus, NJ, February 2016) – A majority of US states are poised to transition from cannabis prohibition to some form of regulated legal markets for recreational and medical cannabis this year, making the 3rd Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) in New York a must attend event to learn about and see the latest innovations that will move the industry forward.

Taking place June 15-17, 2016, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, NY, CWCBExpo’s ideal Northeast location taps into the country’s’ biggest financial, media, manufacturing, entrepreneurial and healthcare markets. CWCBExpo NY will offer an unparalleled learning agenda with subject matter experts in banking, pain management, healthcare, investing, regulations, law, emerging markets, and product development fields participating.

CWCBExpo NY attendees will gain the knowledge and tools needed to succeed in this hyper growth and dynamic industry including in-depth Add-On Workshops on June 15th that cover:

  • “Open or Purchase a Cannabis Industry,” a six hour certification program offered by Clover Leaf University
  • “Cannabis Growth Capital Conference and Investor Fair,” connecting investors with leaders in the cannabis public markets as well as up and coming private companies.

A bonus Add-On Workshop will take place the day after CWCBExpo NY, Saturday, June 18, with an all-day session on “Grow a Bright Future with a Green Collar Career: Don’t Miss the ‘Green Rush’,” presented by the Cannabis Career Institute.

The Conference Program on June 16-17 includes a headlining keynote speaker, thought-leader panel discussions, regulatory updates, NY dispensary owners, and specially crafted sessions in key business tracks focused on Creating Your Business, Running Your Business, High Finance, Opportunities, and Trends in High Growth Areas, including Industrial Hemp: Made in America and a CTE, Pain Management and Concussions panels.

“There has never been a better time to start a business or grow an existing one in the legalized cannabis market. This year is a tipping point for the industry and the CWCBExpo in New York will provide you with the best curated education, connections and products to get a competitive start and flourish,” said Dan Humiston, President of International Cannabis Association and Educational Director for CWCBExpo.

In addition to two days of full educational programming and the in-depth Add-On Workshops, CWCBExpo NY will also feature an exhibit floor (June 16-17) with suppliers in the industry showcasing cutting-edge products and services to marijuana cultivators, entrepreneurs looking to enter the market, dispensary owners, medical professionals, investors, and providers of professional services. An Exhibitor Product Theater on the show floor will spotlight the latest products and services being introduced to the market.

An evening fundraiser, Fashion and Food on High, will offer another opportunity for networking and celebrating the industry. Taking place on Thursday, June 16th, at the Copacabana in Times Square, this special event will spotlight the growing hemp lifestyle and create awareness for advocacy groups promoting the health benefits of industrial hemp and cannabidiol extracts.

Featured exhibitors participating in CWCBExpo NY include Amercanex, Apeks, Cannabis Career Institute, Clover Leaf University, Conviron, Forever Flowering Greenhouses, Gradujuana, Helderpad, HighNY, Hiller, PC, Incredibles, International Cannabis Association, Jane, Medicine Man, MJ Freeway, MJIC, Nexus Corporation, Potbotics, The Cannabis Co Operative, Transcend Lighting, True Leaf, and many others.

CWCBExpo New York is also partnering with leading advocacy groups, associations, and media partners including Coalition for Access Now, Realm of Caring, B2B Wholesaler, Cannabis Business Times, Cannabis Enterprise, Cannabis Financial News, Cann Media-mg Magazine, Hail Mary Jane, Marijuana Business Association, Marijuana Policy Project, Marijuana Venture, and Women Grow, to name a few.

Discounted conference rates are now being offered for advance registration. For more information on the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo in New York (CWCBExpo in NY) visit: http://www.cwcbexpo.com/new-york-expo. For more information on sponsoring or exhibiting contact the CWCBExpo NY sales teams at sreuter@leexpos.com or click here: http://www.cwcbexpo.com/request-for-exhibit-information/

(Paramus, NJ, September 2015)—The Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition is pleased to announce that Paige Figi will be introducing Keynote Speaker, Melissa Etheridge at the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo), September 16-18, 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Melissa Etheridge’s highly anticipated Keynote will take place on Thursday, September 17 at 2:00 p.m.

Paige Figi, a mother of three from Colorado, was desperate to find a treatment that would help her then 5-year-old Charlotte, who was diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome a serious form of epilepsy live a better life. For years Ms. Figi tried numerous medications and treatments to reduce Charlotte’s seizures, some that lasted hours and required life support. But none of the traditional pharmaceuticals and treatments were reliable or successful in reducing and helping Charlotte’s life-limiting condition. Looking for a final result, she researched alternative therapies, discovering a type of hemp oil that had no major side effects or psychotropic effects. Ms. Figi started giving Charlotte a natural, therapeutic hemp oil with low-THC and high-CBD (Cannabidiol) reducing her daughter’s epileptic symptoms and seizures from hundreds per week to less than three per month.

Finding the impact this type of therapeutic hemp had on Charlotte; the product now dons her name, Charlotte’s Web™ Oil. Ms. Figi co-founded the Realm of Caring 501c3 to assist families with similar disorders. She recently founded a 501c4, the Coalition for Access Now (Coalition), to help other children struggling with debilitating conditions get access to the treatment they need without uprooting families to Colorado and California. The Coalition works to highlight the benefits of hemp by funding educational efforts and lobbying for this type of hemp oil that is natural, safe and reliable. Through the Coalition, Ms. Figi is advocating for the production of therapeutic hemp products in states where it is legal, and pushing to change legislation in states and countries where it is not.

“Paige has changed the face and discussion about CBD and its benefits across America and around the world. She, more than any other person, knows the potential for CBD therapy. As a parent fighting for her child’s life, she researched what was happening in Israel, found a non psychoactive CBD rich plant and then learned how to extract the oil that gave Charlotte her life back,” said Geoff Whaling, Founding Member and Board Treasurer of Coalition for Access Now.

“It is an honor to participate in the CWCBExpo and introduce the talented Melissa Etheridge. She has used her celebrity and personal experience to help create awareness on the benefits of alternative therapies for treating serious illnesses and providing pain relief,” said Paige Figi.

The Coalition for Access Now and Realm of Caring will also have booths at CWCBExpo In LA and will be sharing information and updates on current lobbying efforts and organizational activities. The Coalition for Access Now are the sponsors of the “Sports Pain Management and Cannabis” panel with former NFL star players, Nate Jackson and Lorenzo Neal, that takes place on Thursday, September 17, and also includes panelists from Realm of Caring and the medical community.

In addition to Melissa Etheridge giving a high profile talk, CWCBExpo in LA will also feature keynotes by entrepreneur and philanthropist, George Zimmer, Founder of Men’s Wearhouse and Ztailors, and Ethan Nadelmann, Founder and Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance.

The comprehensive educational program at CWCBExpo in LA includes more than 60 sessions that focus on all the elements for moving the marijuana industry forward including tracks for Creating Your Business; Running Your Business; Business Growth; Industry Leaders; and Cannabis Future.

CWCBExpo in LA also presents in-depth workshops on September 16 on investing, careers, and how to open a cannabis business, and an exhibit floor, September 17-18, with suppliers in the industry showcasing cutting-edge products and services. More information for the CWCBExpo in LA, and discounted advanced rates can be found at http://www.cwcbexpo.com/los-angeles-show/registration.asp. For more information on sponsoring or exhibiting contact Christine Ianuzzi, Show Director at cianuzzi@leexpos.com or call 201-881-1602.

About Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo)

The Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo) are produced by Leading Edge Expositions in partnership with the International Cannabis Association (ICA). The events are the leading 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. In 2015, CWCBExpo took place June 17-19, at the Javits Convention Center in New York, and the CWCBExpo Fall will be held September 16-18, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. For more information on ICA visit www.internationalcannabisassociation.com. To learn more about the CWCBExpos go to www.cwcbexpo.com. Connect with CWCBExpo on twitter.com/CWCBExpo and facebook.com/CWCBExpo.

About Coalition for Access Now

The Coalition for Access Now is a 501C4 nonprofit organization led by families committed to educating the public and lawmakers on the health benefits associated with natural therapies derived from cannabis for chronic health conditions. As families whose children suffer from debilitating health issues and who have experienced firsthand the benefits of these treatments, we seek to raise awareness and encourage policies that would lead to greater access for those in need. Our Coalition has one central mission: to empower families and give them access to hope NOW! This community is not only a network of support for parents, grandparents and caregivers, but it is also a resource for families aiming to make their voices heard by legislators on the local, state, and federal level on this critical issue. The Coalition is a rallying point for families across the country who are facing the devastating choice between becoming “medical refugees” in order to access lifesaving treatments or watching their child’s health deteriorate before their very eyes. www.coalitionforaccessnow.org

About Realm of Caring

The Realm of Caring Foundation was informally established by the Stanley Brothers as well as Paige Figi and Heather Jackson, the first two success stories using Charlotte’s Web™ in early 2012. After receiving several inquiries from families seeking help around the world, the group recognized the need to create a formal organization to not only collect research and data on individuals using cannabis products; but also to educate and advocate about this often misunderstood form of therapy. The Stanley’s have since transitioned away from the Realm of Caring to focus their efforts on production and new product development. Paige has fulfilled a needed legislative role serving as Executive Director of Coalition for Access Now, a 501c4 organization committed to educating the public and lawmakers on the health benefits associated with natural therapies derived from cannabis for chronic health conditions. Heather is serving as the Executive Director of the Realm of Caring the 501c3 entity. The backbone of the RoC has always been the family volunteers who have given so judiciously of their time and talent. With families at the helm, it has been recognized that the vision and mission of the company will be realized, and the interest of the client will always be held first. The Realm of Caring Foundation was formally established on 8/13/13, and has received its 501c3 designation as a recognized non-profit entity. We continue with the same mission and vision that we always have. Our advocacy work has been featured in media outlets across the country including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time, NBC and two CNN specials hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

https://www.theroc.us

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

CWCBExpo LA. To request a press badge go to:

http://www.cwcbexpo.com/los-angeles-show/press-registration-form.asp

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

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What
Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition in Los Angeles (CWCBExpo)
When
September 16, 2015–Pre-Conference Workshops<br>September 17&18, 2015–Keynotes, Exhibits, and Seminars
Where
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
www.cwcbexpo.com
Why
The Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo) in Los Angeles is the leading event on the West Coast for the legalized and medical marijuana industry. For three days and all under one roof, CWCBExpo in LA features education, information, and products for navigating and prospering in this high growth industry.

 

Highlights of CWCBExpo in LA include:

  • Three powerful Keynote Addresses by Grammy & Academy Award Winner singer/songwriter and advocate, Melissa Etheridge (Sept. 17, 2:00 pm),,iconic entrepreneur and philanthropist,, George Zimmer ( 18, 11:30 am), and drug war czar, Ethan Nadelmann (Sept. 17, 1:00 pm).
  • The Marijuana Investor Summit, Sept. 16, a must-attend boot camp for entrepreneurs and investors interested in learning the intricacies of the legal cannabis markets. The forum concludes with CannaPitch, featuring emerging product and services companies pitching to qualified investors.
  • Educational classes covering everything from “How to Attract Wall Street to Your Business;” “IRS Section 280E and Other Cannabis Accounting Headaches;” “Branching Out Past Counterculture;” to “What Women Want From the Cannabis Industry;” “Sports Pain Management and Cannabis Panel;” and “How to Apply Lessons from the Tech Boom to Become the Apple or Microsoft of Cannabis;” and much more with nearly 70 content-rich sessions being presented.
  • Top Cannabis experts and trailblazers sharing their knowledge and insight including Ata Gonzalez, Entrepreneur and Real Estate Developer; Scott Greiper, Viridian Capital Advisors; former NFL players Nate Jackson and Lorenzo Neal; Chloe Villano, Clover Leaf University; Robert Calkin, Cannabis Careers; Sabrina Fendrick, Berkeley Patients Group; Todd Mitchem, High There!; Paige Figi, Coalition for Access Now; Ryan Hurley, Rose Law Group; and Jazmin Hupp and Jane West, Women Grow, to name a few.
  • Widespread industry support from Coalition for Access Now, Realm of Caring, Drug Policy Alliance, Marijuana Policy Project, Women Grow, Association of Commercial Cannabis Laboratories (ACCL), and Gridiron Cannabis Coalition.
  • How to Open a Cannabis Business” and “Cannabis Careers & Jobs Fair” Add-On Workshops on Sept. 16th.
  • New products and services for the legalized and medical marijuana industry including innovative infused products from G FarmaLabs, products and services for consumers and collectives from Cannabis Buyer; nutrient-rich plant feed from DutchMasters; safe, effective and delicious cannabis products from Dixie Elixirs, and money kiosks, vaporizers, extraction equipment, dry leaf trimmers, hemp meds for pets, packaging and display systems, auction houses, lifestyle brands, grow lights, and more.

Billions can be made in the cannabis industry in every sector of business from manufacturing and logistics to legal and financial services. Savvy entrepreneurs, service providers, dispensary owners, medical professionals, and investors from the West Coast, across the country, and around the world are registering for CWCBExpo in Los Angeles to find out how to succeed in the cannabis industry. Go to www.cwcbexpo.com for more information.

#CWCBExpo

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

Cannabis World Congress in Los Angeles Delivered Business Connections, Education & Media

(Paramus, NJ, October 2015)—The leading business to business trade show and educational conference for “Cannabis” from Industrial Hemp CBD and medical marijuana markets, Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo), delivered more than 3,400 attendees to the September 16-18, event at the Los Angeles Convention Center. With plenty of activity on the show floor, learning in the classrooms, and media attention, the CWCBExpo in LA and NY have become the most important business and awareness building cannabis events for this burgeoning market.

“CWCBExpo in LA went very well for CannabisBuyer,” said Clark Metcalfe of CannabisBuyer and Gold Sponsor of CWCBExpo LA. “A lot of people and media came by our booth and we captured a lot of leads.”

Added Commercial Grower Services, “Our brand, Dutch Master Nutrients, was a Gold Sponsor of the CWCBExpo in LA and we were most impressed by the quality of attendee,” said Darnah Latten, Dutch Master Nutrients, also a CWCBExpo in LA Gold Sponsor. “We came to the show with a big announcement to make and were pleased with the press exposure available to us, as well as the support from the expo staff to ensure our news was heard. This was a true B2B show, bringing a mainstream level of professionalism to a cannabis trade show.”

Kicking off the CWCBExpo in LA were three powerful Keynote Speakers, starting with the rallying cry of Ethan Nadelmann of the Drug Policy Alliance for California to become a true global leader in responsible cannabis regulation.

Award winning songwriter and singer, Melissa Etheridge, shared her personal journey with marijuana and received a standing ovation for her inspiring words on the positive power of cannabis and bringing the recreational and business worlds together.

Iconic businessman, George Zimmer, founder of Men’s Wearhouse, zTailors and GenerationTux.com, delivered a Keynote Address that strongly talked about how the perception of marijuana needs to be de-demonized and that those in the business must not forget that they need to create meaningful lives while making a profit.

As the classroom to the industry, the CWCBExpo in LA conference program began with the well-attended workshop Marijuana Investor Summit and included the Cannabis Careers & Job Fair, and the certification program for “How to Open a Cannabis Business.”

The sessions on Sept. 17-18 covered five essential tracks for business growth and success including Creating Your Business; Running Your Business; Business Growth; Industry Leaders; and Cannabis Future. Popular sessions included “Capitalizing on the Senior Market While Providing a Service;” “Road to Legalization in California;” “Banking, Payment Processing & Cash Management;” “Edibles: Food Safety & Regulations;” “What Women Want from the Cannabis Industry;” and discussions on the emerging industrial hemp market.

CWCBExpo in LA garnered the support of two leading industry advocacy agents of change, the Coalition for Access Now and Realm of Caring. As Cornerstone Sponsors, these two non-profits lent their expertise gained from putting patients first and presented the well-attended panel on “Sports Pain Management & Cannabis,” as well as the Melissa Etheridge keynote. Paige Figi, co-founder of Realm of Caring and Executive Director of Coalition for Access Now and mother of Charlotte (of Charlotte’s Web CBD fame), introduced Melissa Etheridge’s keynote. The Coalition for Access Now and Realm of Caring also had booths at CWCBExpo In LA and shared information and updates on current lobbying efforts and organizational activities with attendees. “CWCBExpo LA was the perfect forum to interact with industry, suppliers, advocates and the media,” said Geoff Whaling, Founding Board Member of the Coalition for Access Now. “CWCBExpo presented a first class, industry event that showcased the leaders of this important emerging industry.”

The consistently busy expo floor featured a diverse range of innovative products and services. Platinum Sponsor G FarmaLabs’ stylish booth featured the company’s marijuana-infused chocolates, cannabis oils and vape pens. Gold Sponsor CannabisBuyer was showcasing its system designed to facilitate the needs of Cultivators, Consumers, Dispensaries, and Delivery Services. Commercial Grower Services, also a Gold Sponsor, featured its specialized products and services to medical and recreational commercial cannabis cultivators. The Press Office and Keynote Sponsor was Dixie Elixirs, a leading manufacturer of cannabis infused products.

Plans are already underway for the 2016 East and West Coast CWCBExpo events. CWCBExpo in NY will take place June 15-17, 2016 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY and CWCBExpo in LA is scheduled for September 7-9, 2016 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA. For more information on sponsoring, exhibiting, or attending a CWCBExpo event, contact, Christine Ianuzzi, at email: cianuzzi@leexpos.com and phone: 201-881-1602.

About International Cannabis Association

The International Cannabis Association (ICA) provides the resources necessary for professionals to succeed in the cannabis industry. Whether considering starting a cannabis business, taking an existing cannabis business to the next level or expanding service to support the cannabis industry, the ICA is here to help. By offering educational conferences and networking events, the International Cannabis Association brings together experts from across the cannabis industry as well as individuals simply interested in getting started. As the cannabis industry’s business-to-business association, the ICA is the professional’s source for timely, entrepreneurial and high-quality information. For more information visit www.internationalcannabisassociation.com

About Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo)

The Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo) are produced by Leading Edge Expositions in partnership with the International Cannabis Association (ICA). The events are the leading 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 CWCBExpos go to www.cwcbexpo.com. Connect on Twitter/CWCBExpo and Facebook/CWCBExpo.

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

Sports Pain Management Panel Presented at Cannabis World Congress in LA

NFL Pro-Players, Nate Jackson and Lorenzo Neal, and Renowned Medical Pain Experts Talk on Benefits of Cannabis to Athletes

(Paramus, NJ, September 2015)—“Sports Pain Management and Cannabis,” will be a high level panel presented at the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) in Los Angeles. Taking place September 16-18, 2015, CWCBExpo in LA is the only event on the West Coast to cover the entire spectrum of legalized and medical marijuana.

Many professional sports players, especially among the high impact sport of football, are citing marijuana and cannabinoids as effective medicine for pain relief and stress reduction. This important panel at CWCBExpo in LA is being presented by Coalition for Access Now 501C4 and moderated by Geoff Whaling, its Founding Member and Board Treasurer, at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 17, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA.

The medical research community has been severely restricted in their attempts to access a natural plant product that has overwhelming anecdotal evidence supporting this therapy. “The ‘Sports Pain Management and Cannabis’ panel will further demonstrate, using real life examples, what the true potential is to help millions of Americans, beginning with just one drop of CBD hemp oil,” said Geoff Whaling. “The advancement of industrial hemp and therapeutic hemp oils will not only provide safe access for many families, but will also serve to boost the American economy by utilizing our valuable agricultural resources and farmers.”

Sharing first-hand knowledge and medical expertise the “Sports Pain Management and Cannabis” panel features a well-rounded line-up of speakers including:

  • Nathan Ross “Nate” Jackson – Former NFL football player including six seasons with Denver Broncos. Nate is also a writer and book author and strong advocate for the NFL to allow medical marijuana as a means to help players deal with the physical and psychological pain and head injuries inherent to their profession.
  • Dr. Mark Steven Wallace – Board of Directors, American Pain Society and serves on scientific planning meetings for both national and international meetings, including the World Congress of Pain, World Institute of Pain, American Academy of Pain Medicine and American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine.
  • Lorenzo Neal-Pro – Bowl Player who has played for the New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, San Diego Chargers, Baltimore Ravens and Oakland Raiders. Considered one of the best blocking fullbacks in NFL history, Lorenzo has blocked for a 1000+ yard back eleven straight years from 1997-2007.
  • Joel Stanley – Chief Executive Officer, Stanley Brothers Social Enterprises / CW Botanicals. Stanley and his 5 brothers created and developed the internationally known Charlotte’s Web hemp product that has been featured on CNN, Dateline NBC, The View and in many other media around the world.
  • Cristi Bundukamara Ed.D, NP – Research Director for the Realm of Caring Foundation. In this role she educates providers and consumers regarding the therapeutic benefits of cannabinoids and consulting with the largest population of clients with epilepsy using cannabidiol as treatment.

“I’ve medicated with cannabis since my football career began in high school, and I found it to be an effective pain relief method; much more effective than the alternatives. Cannabis allowed me to take the edge off of the pain without losing my edge on the field,” said Nate Jackson.

“Sports Pain Management and Cannabis” is part of a comprehensive educational program that includes more than 60 sessions that focus on all the elements for moving the marijuana industry forward including tracks for Creating Your Business; Running Your Business; Business Growth; Industry Leaders; and Cannabis Future.

Headlining the CWCBExpo in LA are three powerful keynotes—Melissa Etheridge, Grammy and Academy Award winning singer/songwriter, who also appears thanks to the Coalition for Access Now 501C4, Ethan Nadelmann, founder of Drug Policy Alliance and George Zimmer, iconic businessman—sharing their unique views on advocacy, entrepreneurship, and industry beliefs.

CWCBExpo also presents in-depth workshops on September 16 and an exhibit floor, September 17-18, with suppliers in the industry showcasing cutting-edge products and services. More information for the CWCBExpo in LA, and discounted advanced rates can be found at http://www.cwcbexpo.com/los-angeles-show/registration.asp. For more information on sponsoring or exhibiting contact Christine Ianuzzi, Show Director at cianuzzi@leexpos.com or call 201-881-1602.

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About Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo)
The Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo) are produced by Leading Edge Expositions in partnership with the International Cannabis Association (ICA). The events are the leading 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. In 2015, CWCBExpo took place June 17-19, at the Javits Convention Center in New York, and the CWCBExpo Fall will be held September 16-18, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. For more information on ICA visit www.internationalcannabisassociation.com. To learn more about the CWCBExpos go to www.cwcbexpo.com. Connect with CWCBExpo on twitter.com/CWCBExpo and facebook.com/CWCBExpo.

About Coalition for Access Now
The Coalition for Access Now is a 501C4 nonprofit organization led by families committed to educating the public and lawmakers on the health benefits associated with natural therapies derived from cannabis for chronic health conditions. As families whose children suffer from debilitating health issues and who have experienced firsthand the benefits of these treatments, we seek to raise awareness and encourage policies that would lead to greater access for those in need. Our Coalition has one central mission: to empower families and give them access to hope NOW! This community is not only a network of support for parents, grandparents and caregivers, but it is also a resource for families aiming to make their voices heard by legislators on the local, state, and federal level on this critical issue. The Coalition is a rallying point for families across the country who are facing the devastating choice between becoming “medical refugees” in order to access lifesaving treatments or watching their child’s health deteriorate before their very eyes. www.coalitionforaccessnow.org
Editor’s Note: Qualified members of the media are invited to register as press for the
CWCBExpo LA. To request a press badge go to:
http://www.cwcbexpo.com/los-angeles-show/press-registration-form.asp

Cannabis World Congress Confirms Melissa Etheridge as Keynote Speaker at the Leading Marijuana Business Event on September 17 in Los Angeles

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

Media Contact for Melissa Etheridge: Anne Watkins, awatkins@primarywave.com, 201-310-9252

(Paramus, NJ, August 2015)-Melissa Etheridge, Grammy and Academy Award Winning singer-songwriter, will be a Keynote speaker during the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo), September 16-18 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. Her much anticipated Keynote Address will take place on Thursday, September 17th at 2pm. The CWCBExpo in LA is the leading event for the legalized and medical marijuana industries.

“I was extremely honored to be asked to speak at the CWCBExpo because as a Cancer survivor, who discovered the unparalleled medical benefits of cannabis during my recovery, I feel very passionate about helping to remove the negative stigma and educating people about its real medicinal value,” said Melissa Etheridge.

“We are thrilled to have Melissa Etheridge Keynote at CWCBExpo in LA. Not only is she an iconic rock star, but also a very successful entrepreneur and advocate within the legalized cannabis industry. Her historic keynote will be enormously well received and very captivating,” said Christine Ianuzzi, Managing Partner of Leading Edge Expositions, LLC, and Show Director for CWCBExpo.

Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Melissa Etheridge has remained one of America’s favorite female singer-songwriters for more than two decades. She began her distinguished musical career in 1988 when she stormed onto the American rock scene with the release of her critically acclaimed self-titled debut album. Her popularity continued to rise with hits such as “Bring Me Some Water,” “No Souvenirs” and “Ain’t It Heavy,” for which she won a Grammy in 1992. Her fourth album, Yes I Am in 1993, featured the massive hits “I’m the Only One” and “Come to My Window,” that brought Etheridge her second Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Performance. In 1995, Etheridge issued her highest charting album, Your Little Secret, that included hit single, “I Want to Come Over,” and earned her the Songwriter of the Year honor at the ASCAP Pop Awards in 1996.

In February 2007, Melissa Etheridge celebrated a career milestone with an Academy Award for Best Song for “I Need to Wake Up,” written for the Al Gore documentary on global warming, An Inconvenient Truth. Most recently, she released her most personal album to date, This Is M.E., which features singles “Take My Number,” “A Little Bit of Me,” and “Monster.” Among her other accolades is a star on the Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame.

A cancer survivor, Etheridge has publically spoken about the medicinal value of cannabis in her recovery and is launching her own line of canna-products including a marijuana-infused wine.

“Melissa Etheridge is a perfect fit for CWCBExpo in LA. Her personal journey with medical marijuana and belief in the industry’s impact and business potential will resonate with our attendees,” said Dan Humiston, President of International Cannabis Association (ICA) and sponsors of CWCBExpo.

Etheridge’s keynote is part of a powerful line-up of top speakers at CWCBExpo in LA that includes successful businessman George Zimmer, Founder of Men’s Wearhouse and zTailors and Ethan Nadlemannn, Founder and Executive Director of Drug Policy Alliance.

CWCBExpo in LA also includes educational programming on September 17-18 on what is needed to succeed in this rapidly changing and growing industry including in-depth workshops on September 16th. CWCBExpo in LA features an exhibit floor (September 17-18) with suppliers in the industry showcasing cutting-edge products and services.

More information for the CWCBExpo in LA, and discounted advanced rates can be found at Los Angeles Expo Registration. For more information on sponsoring or exhibiting contact Christine Ianuzzi, Show Director at cianuzzi@leexpos.com or call 201-881-1602.

 

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About Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions
(CWCBExpo)

The Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo) are produced by Leading Edge Expositions in partnership with the International Cannabis Association (ICA). The events are the leading 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. In 2015, CWCBExpo took place June 17-19, at the Javits Convention Center in New York, and the CWCBExpo Fall will be held September 16-18, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. For more information on ICA visit www.internationalcannabisassociation.com. To learn more about the CWCBExpos go to www.cwcbexpo.com.

Editor’s Note: Qualified members of the media are invited to register as press for the CWCBExpo LA. To request a press badge go to: Los Angeles Expo Registration

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

George Zimmer to Keynote at Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo in Los Angeles

Iconic Entrepreneur & Business Leader to Headline West Coast Event for
the Legalized & Medical Marijuana Industry

(Paramus, NJ, August 2015) – The Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo in Los Angeles (CWCBExpo in LA) is pleased to announce that the iconic founder of Men’s Wearhouse and zTailors, George Zimmer, will be its headline Keynote Speaker. Taking place September 16-18 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, CWCBExpo is the premier trade show and conference for the legalized and medical marijuana industries.

As a renowned business leader, and one of the early pioneers of Conscious Capitalism’s stakeholder model, Mr. Zimmer started what would become the largest men’s tailored clothing company in America. In his role as Founder, Chairman, CEO & TV spokesperson, he guided Men’s Wearhouse with a workingman’s ethos that valued his employees and his customers equally with his shareholders, creating an enjoyable service-oriented experience.

“I value all stakeholders, not just the shareholders,” says George Zimmer.
Mr. Zimmer is once again revolutionizing the apparel industry with his new venture that was recently announced, zTailors. Coined the “Uber of Tailoring” this new concept delivers the time-honored craft of tailoring directly to the consumer for a remarkable, and highly personalized customer experience.

“We are beyond excited to have George be our headline keynote speaker. Who better than George to share his progressive thinking and vision on what it takes to blaze your way to the top of an industry,” said Christine Ianuzzi, Show Director, CWCBExpo and Managing Partner of Leading Edge Expositions.

His unique insight will help everyone attending navigate this emerging market and help move the business forward into the mainstream.”

Mr. Zimmer is also a noted philanthropist and scholar graduating from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in Economics.
He was the recipient of the Kupfer Award given by Mays Business School. He is a supporter of the research on the therapeutic use of MDMA. He also was a strong advocate of Proposition 19 in California.

“George’s progressive thinking and proven business leadership embodies what the CWCBExpo events are all about–helping those in the cannabis business succeed,” said Dan Humiston, President of International Cannabis Association (ICA) and sponsors of CWCBExpo in LA.

Mr. Zimmer’s keynote will be part of a comprehensive conference program with the best minds in the medical, legal, financial and product development fields. The educational program will provide unmatched insight on what is needed to succeed in this rapidly changing and growing industry including in-depth workshops on September 16th that cover:

  • Cannabis Careers and a Job Fair
  • How to Open a Cannabis Business: A Certification Workshop
  • Marijuana Investor Summit & CannaPitch

Conference sessions on September 17th -18th, will focus on tracks that will provide the full spectrum of business success including sessions for entrepreneurs, growing and sustaining a cannabis business, insight into what’s ahead and what’s next for the industry, and direct access to thought leaders and innovators.

CWCBExpo in LA will also feature an exhibit floor (September 17-18) with suppliers in the industry showcasing cutting-edge products and services to marijuana producers, entrepreneurs looking to enter the market, medical professionals and dispensary owners, investors, and providers of professional services.

Discounted conference rates for advance registration, and more information for the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo in Los Angeles can be found at Los Angeles Expo Registration. For more information on sponsoring or exhibiting contact Christine Ianuzzi, Show Director at cianuzzi@leexpos.com or call 201-881-1602.

 

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About Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions
(CWCBExpo)

The Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo) are produced by Leading Edge Expositions in partnership with the International Cannabis Association (ICA). The events are the leading 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. In 2015, CWCBExpo took place June 17-19, at the Javits Convention Center in New York, and the CWCBExpo Fall will be held September 16-18, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. For more information on ICA visit www.internationalcannabisassociation.com. To learn more about the CWCBExpos go to www.cwcbexpo.com.

Editor’s Note: Qualified members of the media are invited to register as press for the CWCBExpo LA. To request a press badge go to: Los Angeles Expo Registration

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

Ethan Nadelmann to Keynote at the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition in Los Angeles

Top Proponent of Drug Policy Brings Strong Insight to
West Coast Business Event

(Paramus, NJ, July 2015)- Developing a responsible, safe and ethical marijuana industry will be the theme of Ethan Nadelmann’s keynote speech at the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo taking place September 16-18, 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. Described by Rolling Stone magazine as “the real drug czar, Mr. Nadelmann is the Founder & Executive Director of the Drug Policy and is known for his persuasiveness and passion for promoting alternatives to the war on drugs. His Keynote presentation will take place at 2:00 pm PST on Thursday, September 17th

“California was the first state to legalize medical marijuana, almost twenty years ago, and its marijuana industry is certainly the biggest, most diverse and dynamic in the country,” says Ethan Nadelmann. “The state is now poised to become a true global leader in responsible cannabis regulation, provided a smart and winnable ballot initiative prevails on Election Day 2016.”

Mr. Nadelmann and his colleagues have played pivotal roles in most of the major drug policy reform ballot initiative campaigns in the United States on issues ranging from medical marijuana and marijuana legalization to prison reform, drug treatment and reform of asset forfeiture laws. They also have reformed state and federal laws involving drug sentencing, access to sterile syringes to reduce HIV/AIDS, access to drug treatment, prevention of overdose fatalities, and all aspects of marijuana policy. Mr. Nadelmann also plays a key role as drug policy advisor to George Soros and other prominent philanthropists as well as elected officials ranging from mayors, governors and state and federal legislators in the U.S. to presidents and cabinet ministers outside the U.S.

Mr. Nadelmann received his B.A., J.D., and Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard as well as his Masters degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics, and taught at Princeton University for seven years.

“Mr. Nadelmann’s Keynote at CWCBExpo in NY was an inspiring kick-off for our event that brings all aspects of the legalized and medical marijuana industry together for three days of education, networking and business-building,” added Dan Humiston, President of International Cannabis Association (ICA) and sponsors of CWCBExpo.

“We look forward to sharing his keen insight and ethical policy advocacy with CWCBExpo LA attendees this September.”

Mr. Nadelmann’s keynote will be part of a comprehensive conference program with the best minds in the medical, legal, financial and product development fields. The educational program will provide unmatched insight on what is needed to succeed in this rapidly changing and growing industry including in-depth workshops on September 16th that cover:

  • Marijuana Investor Summit & CannaPitch
  • Cannabis Careers and a Job Fair
  • How to Open a Cannabis Business: A Certification Workshop

CWCBExpo in LA will also feature an exhibit floor (September 17-18) with suppliers in the industry showcasing cutting-edge products and services to marijuana producers, entrepreneurs looking to enter the market, medical professionals and dispensary owners, investors, and providers of professional services.

Discounted conference rates for advance registration, and more information for the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo in Los Angeles can be found at Los Angeles Expo Registration. For more information on sponsoring or exhibiting contact Christine Ianuzzi, Show Director at cianuzzi@leexpos.com or call 201-881-1602.

 

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About Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions
(CWCBExpo)

The Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo) are produced by Leading Edge Expositions in partnership with the International Cannabis Association (ICA). The events are the leading 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. In 2015, CWCBExpo took place June 17-19, at the Javits Convention Center in New York, and the CWCBExpo Fall will be held September 16-18, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. For more information on ICA visit www.internationalcannabisassociation.com. To learn more about the CWCBExpos go to www.cwcbexpo.com.

Editor’s Note: Qualified members of the media are invited to register as press for the CWCBExpo LA. To request a press badge go to: Los Angeles Expo Registration

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

The Premier Event on the West Coast for the Legalized Marijuana and Medical Cannabis Industry Opens Registration

(Paramus, NJ, July 2015)-Registration is now opened for the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) taking place September 16-18, 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. CWCBExpo in LA is sponsored by the International Cannabis Association (ICA) and will be the leading event on the West Coast providing the latest information, resources and tools for producers, processors, dispensary owners, healthcare professionals, investors, lawyers as well as cannabis entrepreneurs.

Following a successful June educational and trade show forum in New York that had more than 2,000 attendees, CWCBExpo in LA will offer a comprehensive conference program with the best minds in the medical, legal, financial and product development fields. The educational program will provide unmatched insight on what is needed to succeed in this rapidly changing and growing industry including in-depth workshops on September 16th that cover:

  • Cannabis Careers and a Job Fair
  • Certification in Opening a Cannabis Business
  • Investor BootCamp & CannaPitch
  • Pre-Certification for Doctors & Nurse Practitioners

In addition, conference sessions on September 17-18, will focus on tracks that will provide the full spectrum of business success including sessions for entrepreneurs, growing and sustaining a cannabis business, insight into what’s ahead and what’s next for the industry, and direct access to thought leaders and innovators.

Following his rousing address at CWCBExpo in New York, Ethan Nadelmann of the Drug Policy Alliance will present at the LA event and bring his dynamic expertise and knowledge on legalization of cannabis and drug policy reform to the West Coast.

“ICA is excited to take the Cannabis World Congress to Los Angeles and produce the premier educational and networking event for California’s $980 million market,” said Dan Humiston, President of ICA. “CWCBExpo in LA will provide unmatched insight and networking opportunities to those looking to expand their business or enter this hyper growth and dynamic industry.”

In addition to two days of full educational programming and specialty add-on workshops, CWCBExpo in LA will also feature an exhibit floor (September 17-18) with suppliers in the industry showcasing cutting-edge products and services to marijuana producers, entrepreneurs looking to enter the market, medical professionals and dispensary owners, investors, and providers of professional services.

GfarmaLabs is the Platinum Sponsor and Commercial Grower Services/Dutch Master Nutrients is a Gold Sponsor of CWCBExpo in LA.. Featured exhibitors participating in CWCBExpo in LA include: Amercanex, AmeriVacs, Apeks Supercritical, BlackOutX, Bulbulyan Consulting, C4Ever Systems, CannaVest, Cultivation Suppliers, Forever Flowering Greehouses, Gbox Technology, GreenBroz, Inc., HMi, Indoor Grow Science, Jane, Kiva Confections, Lumensource, Medicine Man, Multi-Pak Corporation, Nexus Greenhouse Systems, Viridian Capital Advisors, and WeatherPort Shelter Systems, to name a few. The CWCBExpo is also partnering with leading industry associations and media partners including 1000Watts, Association of Commercial Cannabis Laboratories, B2B Wholesaler, Cannabis Business Times, Cannabis Enterprise, Cannabis Financial Network, Cannabis Now, Cronic Magazine, Drug Policy Alliance, Freedom Leaf, Hail Mary Jane, Marijuana Business Association and the MJ News Network, Marijuana Policy Project, Marijuana Venture, THCBiz and Women Grow.

Discounted conference rates for advance registration, and more information for the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo in Los Angeles can be found here. For more information on sponsoring or exhibiting contact Christine Ianuzzi, Show Director at cianuzzi@leexpos.com or call 201-881-1602.

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About Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions
(CWCBExpo)

The Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo) are produced by Leading Edge Expositions in partnership with the International Cannabis Association (ICA). The events are the leading 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. In 2015, CWCBExpo took place June 17-19, at the Javits Convention Center in New York, and the CWCBExpo Fall will be held September 16-18, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. For more information on ICA visit www.internationalcannabisassociation.com. To learn more about the CWCBExpos go to www.cwcbexpo.com.

Editor’s Note: Qualified members of the media are invited to register as press for the CWCBExpo LA. To request a press badge go to: Los Angeles Expo Registration

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

MEDIA ADVISORY
Cannabis Means Business

What: 2nd Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition in New York (CWCBExpo)

When: June 17-19, 2015

Where: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
38th Street & 11th Avenue
New York, NY
www.cwcbexpo.com

Why: The Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo) in New York is the leading event on the East Coast for the legalized and medical marijuana industry. For three days and all under one roof, CWCBExpo in NY features education, information, and products for navigating and prospering in this high growth industry.

Billed as the American “green rush,” the cannabis industry is projected to reach more than $30 Billion by 2020, and CWCBExpo in NY is the go-to source for entrepreneurs, investors, established business owners, and the medical community to learn how to succeed.

Highlights of CWCBExpo include:

  • The first ever certification program for How to Open a Cannabis Business,” presented by CloverLeaf University
  • “Marijuana Isn’t Going to Legalize Itself!” Keynote Address by Ethan Nadelmann of the Drug Policy Alliance
  • Medical Marijuana Regulatory Summit led by New York State Senator Diane Savino and other federal and state lawmakers
  • Educational classes covering everything from how to Legally Invest in a Cannabis Business and Setting up a Cannabis Lab to Cannabis Products for Women and Partnering with Celebrities to Expand Your Cannabis Business
  • Top Cannabis Experts and trailblazers sharing their knowledge and insight including Adam Bierman, The MedMen; Avis Bulbulyan, Bulbulyan Consulting; Greg Gamet, Kush Bottles; Ata Gonzalez, Real Estate Developer; Scott Greiper, Viridian Capital Advisors; Ryan Hurley, Rose Law Group; John Nicolazzo, Marijuanadoctors.com; Cheryl Shuman, Cheryl Shuman Inc.; Josh Stanley, Marijuana Cultivator; and Lorraine Yarde, RxSafes
  • The Doctor & Health Care Providers Conference on Medical Marijuana for New York & Cannabis Careers Workshops & Job Fair
  • “Investing in the Cannabis Industry While Managing Risk,” exclusive investor briefing hosted by Viridian Capital Advisors
  • New products and services for the legalized and medical marijuana industry including greenhouses from GreenCo; plant feed from DutchMasters; hemp oil from HempMeds; new flavored custom-designed capsules, money kiosks, vaping systems, extraction equipment, dry leaf trimmers, hemp meds for pets, display systems, grow lights, and more.

Billions can be made in the cannabis industry in every sector of business from manufacturing and logistics to legal and financial services. Savvy entrepreneurs, service providers, and investors from across the country and around the world are registering for CWCBExpo in New York to find out how to succeed in the cannabis industry. Go to www.cwcbexpo.com for more information.
#CWCBExpo

Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition, June 17-19, Offers Dedicated Courses on How to Open a Cannabis Business & Career Opportunities

(Paramus, NJ, May 2015)-A six-hour certification program on “How to Open a Cannabis Business,” is being presented at the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Taking place on Wednesday, June 17th this workshop is part of a dedicated day of education at the leading event on the East Coast for the legalized and medical marijuana industry.

Led by Clover Leaf University, the first cannabis university to be approved, regulated and licensed by the Department of Higher Education, “How to Open a Cannabis Business” is an essential primer for anyone looking to get started in the cannabis industry. Attendees will learn about state laws, trade secrets, dispensary management and compliance, and mass warehouse cultivation. Insider information on the various methods of extraction and the approved systems and procedures one must follow to produce extractions will also be covered.

“With an industry still growing, this workshop is the most thorough program being offered to educate anyone interested in entering the cannabis industry, ” said Dan Humiston, President of International Cannabis Association, sponsors of the CWCBExpo in New York.

“We are honored to be part of the ICA sponsored program at CWCBExpo. New York lawmakers have opened their minds and hearts to medical marijuana. To have Clover Leaf offer the first Higher Education endorsed certification program in New York to so many people looking to start their own business is not only exciting, but the right step toward fostering a responsible business environment,” said Chloe Villano, President & Founder of Clover Leaf University.

Prior to “How to Open a Cannabis Business,” an introductory workshop on the different jobs and careers available in the cannabis industry will be presented by the Cannabis Career Institute. Taking place on June 17th from 9:00 -10:30 a.m., the “Career Cannabis Workshop,” will provide an overview of all the different jobs and careers available in the cannabis industry. Attendees will learn what skills and training are necessary to become a Budtender, Grow Master, Extraction Specialists, Infused Product Specialist and other “in” industry jobs. Ancillary and support service careers in healthcare, plumbing, security and marketing to name a few will also be reviewed.

The Add-On Workshops at CWCBExpo in New York, including a “Doctor & Health Care Providers Conference on Medical Marijuana for New York” complement the comprehensive two-day educational program June 18-19. More than 40 sessions, featuring top industry experts and though leaders, provides the latest insight and strategies for the legal, regulatory, financial, operational, retail, marketing and healthcare sectors of the industry.

CWCBExpo in New York presents a Keynote Address by Ethan Nadelmann, President & Founder of the Drug Policy Alliance and a “Medical Marijuana Regulatory Summit,” led by New York State Senator Diane Savino. “Investing in the Cannabis Industry While Managing Risk,” for qualified investors rounds out the educational agenda at CWCBExpo in New York.

CWCBExpo in New York also features an exhibit floor (June 18-19) with suppliers in the industry showcasing cutting-edge products and services to those in the business, entrepreneurs looking to enter the market, medical professionals and dispensary owners, investors, and providers of professional services.

The Add-On Workshops, 2-day education program, and exhibits at CWCBExpo in New York makes it the largest event on the East Coast providing learning and networking opportunities for healthcare professionals, lawyers, investors, entrepreneurs as well as established cannabis business owners and suppliers of products and services to the industry.

To register online for CWCBExpo in New York at discounted rates go to www.cwcbexpo.com/new-york-show/registration.asp. For more information on sponsoring or exhibiting contact Don Berey, Show Director at dberey@leexpos.com or call 201-881-1614.

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About International Cannabis Association

The International Cannabis Association (ICA) provides the resources necessary for professionals to succeed in the cannabis industry. Whether considering starting a cannabis business, taking an existing cannabis business to the next level or expanding service to support the cannabis industry, the ICA is here to help. By offering educational conferences and networking events, the International Cannabis Association brings together experts from across the cannabis industry as well as individuals simply interested in getting started. As the cannabis industry’s business-to-business association, the ICA is the professional’s source for timely, entrepreneurial and high-quality information. For more information visit www.internationalcannabisassociation.com

About Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo)

The Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo) are produced by Leading Edge Expositions in partnership with the International Cannabis Association (ICA). The events are the leading 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. In 2015, CWCBExpo will take place June 17-19, at the Javits Convention Center in New York, and the CWCBExpo Fall will be held September 16-18, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. To learn more about the CWCBExpos go to www.cwcbexpo.com. Connect on Twitter/CWCBExpo and Facebook/CWCBExpo.

Investing in the Emerging Cannabis Industry While Managing Risk

(New York, NY, May 2015)—An entrepreneurial investment opportunity in a new industry is unfolding as more and more states legalize medical and recreational marijuana. “Investing in the Emerging Cannabis Industry While Managing Risk” on June 18th in New York will explore and discuss the opportunities and risks in this growing multi billion-dollar industry. Hosted by Viridian Capital Advisors, the first investment banking and strategic advisory firm dedicated to the cannabis market, this invitation-only morning briefing is open to attendees of the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo). Taking place June 17-19 at the Javits Center in New York, the 2nd Annual CWCBExpo is the largest business event on the East Coast for the cannabis industry.

“The legal Cannabis industry is not just a social movement, but also a business and financial revolution, with the industry generating $2.7 billion in sales in 2014 and more than 300 public companies in the sector,” said Scott Greiper, President of Viridian Capital Advisors. “With this opportunity, however, come risks that are particular to the nature of the cannabis industry. This briefing, taking place in Wall Street’s backyard, will provide a tutorial about how to identify investment opportunities in the sector while properly managing risk.”

“Investing in the Emerging Cannabis Industry While Managing Risk” will provide perspective and guidance on the real questions that investors should be asking when considering investing in this emerging market. Learn from industry CEOs and investors, industry analysts and bankers, law enforcement and regulatory experts as they discuss:

  • Which sectors of the Cannabis industry to invest in and which to avoid
  • Valuations and terms for current capital raises and M&A transactions in the sector
  • How Federal/State legal and legislative policy affects investment decisions in this sector
  • Evaluating a Cannabis company’s management team and business model
  • Industry challenges from cash management to SEC oversight

This private morning briefing will also include an open discussion among invited guests and a confidential question and answer session.

“This Investment Briefing complements our conference program and provides the New York financial community with the most comprehensive information and guidance on the cannabis industry as an incredible investment opportunity,” said Dan Humiston, President of the International Cannabis Association (ICA) and a Managing Partner of Leading Edge Expositions, LLC, the producers of CWCBExpo in NY.

In addition to the Investment Briefing, topics of interest for investors and companies seeking capital at the CWCBExpo in NY conference include:

  • Why a Wall Street Model is Needed in the Cannabis Industry
  • How to Use “Crowd-Funding” to Raise Capital For Your Cannabis Business
  • How to Maximize the Valuation of Your Cannabis Business—For Sale or Investment
  • How to Attract Wall Street to Your Cannabis Business

“Investing in the Emerging Cannabis Industry While Managing Risk,”

is only open to registered CWCBExpo conference and expo attendees. To register for CWCBExpo in NY at advanced rates go to www.cwcbexpo.com/new-york-show/registration.asp. Investors interested in attending the Investment Briefing hosted by Viridian Capital Advisors at CWCBExpo in NY should contact mswartz@viridiancr.com for more information. For information on sponsoring or exhibiting at a CWCBExpo event, contact Don Berey, Show Director, at dberey@leexpos.com or call 201-881-1614.

About Viridian Capital Advisors

Viridian Capital Advisors (www.viridianca.com) is a specialized banking and strategic advisory firm that provides research, investment banking, investor relations and corporate development services to emerging growth companies in the cannabis sector. Our banking practice, through broker-dealer Pickwick Capital Partners, provides capital and M&A to fund the growth of our clients, while our advisory practice helps to position and build their business. Leveraging our team’s decades of high level operating and transactional experience on Wall Street, in a variety of emerging sectors, we provide comprehensive strategic and financial solutions that assist cannabis enterprises in realizing their full potential.

About International Cannabis Association

The International Cannabis Association (ICA) provides the resources necessary for professionals to succeed in the cannabis industry. Whether considering starting a cannabis business, taking an existing cannabis business to the next level or expanding service to support the cannabis industry, the ICA is here to help. By offering educational conferences and networking events, the International Cannabis Association brings together experts from across the cannabis industry as well as individuals simply interested in getting started. As the cannabis industry’s business-to-business association, the ICA is the professional’s source for timely, entrepreneurial and high-quality information. For more information visit www.internationalcannabisassociation.com

About Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo)

The Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo) are produced by Leading Edge Expositions in partnership with the International Cannabis Association (ICA). The events are the leading 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. In 2015, CWCBExpo will take place June 17-19, at the Javits Convention Center in New York, and the CWCBExpo Fall will be held September 16-18, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. To learn more about the CWCBExpos go to www.cwcbexpo.com. Connect with CWCBExpo on Twitter/CWCBExpo and Facebook/CWCBExpo.

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

CWCBExpo in New York. To request a press badge go to:

http://www.cwcbexpo.com/new-york-show/press-registration-form.asp

Lawmakers to Discuss Current Legislative Landscape

(Paramus, NJ, May 2015)—The International Cannabis Association (ICA) is pleased to announce that New York State Senator Diane Savino will lead the 2nd Annual Medical Marijuana Regulatory Summit on Thursday, June 18th, during the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) at the Javits Center in New York. Senator Savino is recognized as one of the country’s most influential marijuana lawmaker and compassionate care advocates.

This Summit is a must attend event, for established and emerging businesses in the medical marijuana industry, and will provide fresh insight and guidance on this highly regulated market. Under one roof at the Javits Center in New York, attendees will have direct access to state and federal lawmakers who are writing the laws in this rapidly evolving industry.

The 2nd Annual Medical Marijuana Regulatory Summit at CWCBExpo in NY, presented in a town hall style format, will allow attendees to learn about current opportunities and receive unique advice on how to navigate the regulatory and implementation challenges.

“Cannabis has created a very exciting and profitable new industry for the US economy. However, it is also highly scrutinized and presents many business challenges on a number of levels,” said Dan Humiston, President of ICA and Managing Partner of Leading Edge Expositions, LLC, the producers of CWCBExpo. “The Regulatory Summit at CWCBExpo in NY provides a unique policy outlook and gives attendees first-hand access to those at its forefront.”

The Medical Marijuana Regulatory Summit is included in the CWCBExpo in NY Conference Program, June 18-19, with more than 40 sessions on how to succeed in the cannabis business. On June 17th, CWCBExpo in NY will have Add-On Workshops, making it the largest event on the East Coast providing learning and networking opportunities for healthcare professionals, lawyers, investors, entrepreneurs, as well as established cannabis business owners and suppliers of products and services to the industry.

To register for the Regulatory Medical Marijuana Summit and the CWCBExpo in NY Conference Program at advanced online rates, visit www.cwcbexpo.com

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About International Cannabis Association
The International Cannabis Association (ICA) provides the resources necessary for professionals to succeed in the cannabis industry. Whether considering starting a cannabis business, taking an existing cannabis business to the next level or expanding service to support the cannabis industry, the ICA is here to help. By offering educational conferences and networking events, the International Cannabis Association brings together experts from across the cannabis industry as well as individuals simply interested in getting started. As the cannabis industry’s business-to-business association, the ICA is the professional’s source for timely, entrepreneurial and high-quality information. For more information visit www.internationalcannabisassociation.com

About Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo)
The Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo) are produced by Leading Edge Expositions in partnership with the International Cannabis Association (ICA). The events are the leading 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. In 2015, CWCBExpo will take place June 17-19, at the Javits Convention Center in New York, and the CWCBExpo Fall will be held September 16-18, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. To learn more about the CWCBExpos go to www.cwcbexpo.com. Connect on Twitter/CWCBExpo and Facebook/CWCBExpo.

Educational Programming & Networking Opportunities for Women in the Marijuana Industry Part of Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition

(Paramus, NJ, April 2015)—Women Grow, a national professional organization supporting women leaders and entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry, will be a major sponsor of the 2nd Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo). Taking place June 17-19, at the Javits Center in New York, CWCBExpo is the largest event on the East Coast for the legal and medical marijuana industries.

At CWCBExpo in NY, Jazmin Hupp, Co-Founder & Executive Director of Women Grow, will moderate a discussion panel titled “Creating Cannabis Products for Women,” on Thursday, June 18.

“Women are a powerful force in the consumer market, at the polls, and in successful companies. Women Grow is excited to partner with CWCBExpo to present opportunities for businesses to learn more about female consumers’ preferences and the market for cannabis brands designed for this influential demographic,” said Ms. Hupp.

The Women Grow activities at CWCBExpo in New York are part of a comprehensive educational program that covers important topics and business objectives needed to succeed in this rapidly changing and growing industry including a keynote presentation by the Drug Policy Alliance Founder and Executive Director, Ethan Nadelmann.

“As the cannabis industry continues to grow, women have an opportunity to design new careers and products as well as influence regulatory and legal outcome,” added Dan Humiston, President of the International Cannabis Association and a Managing Partner of Leading Edge Expositions, LLC., the producers of CWCBExpo in NY. “Having Women Grow at CWCBExpo connects our attendees with an organization that can help them flourish and succeed.”

During CWCBExpo in NY, Industry experts from the medical, legal, financial and product development fields will present more than 40 sessions on June 18-19. A special in-depth “Add-On Workshops” day will be offered on Wednesday, June 17th and a Regulatory Summit will take place on June 18th. CWCBExpo in NY will also feature an exhibit floor (June 18-19) with suppliers in the industry showcasing cutting-edge products and services to those in the business, entrepreneurs looking to enter the market, medical professionals, dispensary owners, investors, and providers of professional services.

To register for CWCBExpo in NY at advanced online rates go to www.cwcbexpo.com/new-york-show/registration.asp. For more information on sponsoring or exhibiting, contact Don Berey, Show Director, at dberey@leexpos.com or call 201-881-1614.

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About International Cannabis Association
The International Cannabis Association (ICA) provides the resources necessary for professionals to succeed in the cannabis industry. Whether considering starting a cannabis business, taking an existing cannabis business to the next level or expanding service to support the cannabis industry, the ICA is here to help.

By offering educational conferences and networking events, the International Cannabis Association brings together experts from across the cannabis industry as well as individuals simply interested in getting started. As the cannabis industry’s business-to-business association, the ICA is the professional’s source for timely, entrepreneurial and high-quality information. For more information visit www.internationalcannabisassociation.com

About Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo)
The Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo) are produced by Leading Edge Expositions in partnership with the International Cannabis Association (ICA). The events are the leading 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. In 2015, CWCBExpo will take place June 17-19, at the Javits Convention Center in New York, and the CWCBExpo Fall will be held September 16-18, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. To learn more about the CWCBExpos go to www.cwcbexpo.com. Connect with CWCBExpo on twitter.com/CWCBExpo and facebook.com/CWCBExpo.

About Women Grow
Women Grow is a national network educating, empowering and connecting women in the cannabis industry through monthly networking events and national conferences that shine a spotlight on aspiring and established women leaders in the cannabis industry. The organization welcomes women entrepreneurs at all stages of business development from within the many sectors of the industry including cultivation, sales, advocacy, investment and ancillary businesses such as legal advocacy and representation, medicine, marketing, and others. Women Grow currently has more than 20 chapters, with additional chapters slated to launch this year. Current chapter locations include Anchorage, AK; Albuquerque, NM; Asheville, NC; the Bay Area, CA; Boston, MA; Boulder, CO; Chicago, IL; Denver, CO; Humboldt/Arcata, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Las Vegas, NV; New York, NY; Phoenix, AZ; and Seattle, WA. Visit WomenGrow.com to learn more about the organization, locate or apply to start a chapter, and tap into the organization’s knowledge base and speaker’s bureau. Follow Women Grow at facebook.com/womengrow, or on Twitter at twitter.com/womengrow.

Editor’s Note: Qualified members of the media are invited to register as press for the
CWCBExpo in NY. To request a press badge go to: http://www.cwcbexpo.com/new-york-show/press-registration-form.asp

Comprehensive Educational Program Includes 40 Sessions with Top Cannabis Experts

(Paramus, NJ, April 13, 2015)—The legal and medical marijuana industry is on track to be the next American gold rush, and the 2nd Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) in New York, presents an in-depth educational program that covers everything from A to Z on how to succeed in this dynamic industry.

Sponsored by the International Cannabis Association (ICA), CWCBExpo taking place June 17-19, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York provides the latest insight and strategies for the legal, regulatory, financial, operational, retail, marketing and healthcare sectors of the industry.

“The steps to enter the cannabis business can be overwhelming with even just the different state and national mandates,” said Dan Humiston, President of ICA, “And if you are already in the business, you have to be quick and nimble to stay competitive and grow. No matter your point of entry, CWCBExpo in NY has you covered and will give you the knowledge, tools and connections to succeed.”

Important sessions being presented during the conference program on Thursday, June 18th & Friday, June 19th include:

  • What Physicians Need to Know to Prescribe Medical Marijuana to their Patients
  • Will Cannabis be the Next Big Retail Opportunity?
  • How to Legally Invest in the Cannabis Industry
  • How to Obtain a State License to Sell, Grow or Produce Medical or Recreational Marijuana
  • Methods and Devices Used to Extract Cannabis Oil from Plants
  • How to Establish a National Brand for Your Cannabis Business
  • The Top 10 Things to be a Successful MMJ Operator
  • Applying Lessons From the Tech Boom to Become the Next Apple or Microsoft of Cannabis
  • Why a Wall Street Model is Needed in the Cannabis Industry

In addition, the CWCBExpo in New York conference program reveals best practices in setting up a business, dealing with labor laws and lobbyists, and cannabis products for women, among others. At CWCBExpo, experts and important knowledgeable speakers from all sectors of the industry will be sharing their unmatched expertise on several panels including: Adam Bierman, Manager Partner, The MedMen, Avis Bulbulyan, CEO, Bulbulyan Consulting Group and Andy Joseph, President, Apeks Supercritical, to name a few.

The two-day conference program on June 18-19th also includes a Keynote presentation by Ethan Nadelmann, President of the Drug Policy Alliance, a leading organization promoting drug policies that are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights.

On Wednesday, June 17th, CWCBExpo will offer add-on workshops that provide focused cannabis career guidance for business professionals, physicians, and attorneys. A fundamental class on how to get a job in the cannabis industry and healthcare protocols for the State of New York round out the CWCBExpo in New York add-on workshops.

CWCBExpo in New York will also feature an exhibit floor (June 18-19) with suppliers in the industry showcasing cutting-edge products and services to those in the business, entrepreneurs looking to enter the market, medical professionals and dispensary owners, investors, and providers of professional services.

To register for CWCBExpo in New York in advance at discounted rates go to www.cwcbexpo.com/new-york-show/registration.asp. For more information on sponsoring or exhibiting contact Don Berey, Show Director at dberey@leexpos.com or call 201-881-1614.

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About Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo)
The Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo) are produced by Leading Edge Expositions in partnership with the International Cannabis Association (ICA). The events are the leading 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. In 2015, CWCBExpo will take place June 17-19, at the Javits Convention Center in New York, and the CWCBExpo Fall will be held September 16-18, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. For more information on ICA visit www.internationalcannabisassociation.com. To learn more about the CWCBExpos go to www.cwcbexpo.com. Connect with CWCBExpo on Twitter and Facebook.

Top Proponent of Drug Policy Reform to Headline Largest New York Business Conference for Legalized & Medical Marijuana

(Paramus, NJ, March 31, 2015) — Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition is pleased to announce that Ethan Nadelmann, Founder & Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance will be a keynote speaker at the 2nd Annual Event, June 17-19 at the Javits Center in New York. Described by Rolling Stone magazine as “the real drug czar”, Mr. Nadelmann is widely regarded as the outstanding proponent of drug policy reform both in the United States and abroad. He is the founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, the leading organization in the United States promoting alternatives to the war on drugs.

“DPA has been at the forefront of marijuana reform for 20 years, and welcomes the development of a responsible, safe and ethical marijuana industry,” said Mr. Nadelmann.

Mr. Nadelmann received his B.A., J.D., and Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard as well as his Masters degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics, and taught at Princeton University for seven years.

Mr. Nadelmann and his colleagues have played pivotal roles in most of the major drug policy reform ballot initiative campaigns in the United States on issues ranging from medical marijuana and marijuana legalization to prison reform, drug treatment and reform of asset forfeiture laws. They also have reformed state and federal laws involving drug sentencing, access to sterile syringes to reduce HIV/AIDS, access to drug treatment, prevention of overdose fatalities, and all aspects of marijuana policy. Mr. Nadelmann also plays a key role as drug policy advisor to George Soros and other prominent philanthropists as well as elected officials ranging from mayors, governors and state and federal legislators in the U.S. to presidents and cabinet ministers outside the U.S.

“As a strong advocate for legal regulation of cannabis in the US, Mr. Nadelmann’s keynote will be very relevant for our attendees and spark further discussion on the future of the medical marijuana and legalized marijuana industries,” said Dan Humiston, President of International Cannabis Association (ICA) and sponsors of CWCBExpo “With CWCBExpo in New York, the media capital of the world, his keynote is sure to be a popular press draw.”

Mr. Nadelmann’s keynote is part of a comprehensive educational program that covers the most important topics and business objectives that are needed to succeed in this rapidly changing and growing industry. More than 40 sessions will be presented at CWCBExpo in New York and are being led by industry experts in the medical, legal, financial and product development fields.

CWCBExpo in New York will also feature an exhibit floor (June 18-19) with suppliers in the industry showcasing cutting-edge products and services to those in the business, entrepreneurs looking to enter the market, medical professionals and dispensary owners, investors, and providers of professional services.

To register for CWCBExpo at discounted early registration rates go to www.cwcbexpo.com/new-york-show/registration.asp. For more information on sponsoring or exhibiting contact Don Berey, Show Director at dberey@leexpos.com or call 201-881-1614.

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About Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo)
The Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo) are produced by Leading Edge Expositions in partnership with the International Cannabis Association (ICA). The events are the leading 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. In 2015,
CWCBExpo will take place June 17-19, at the Javits Convention Center in New York, and the CWCBExpo Fall will be held September 16-18, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. For more information on ICA visit www.internationalcannabisassociation.com. To learn more about the CWCBExpos go to www.cwcbexpo.com. Connect with CWCBExpo on Twitter and Facebook.

Editor’s Note: Qualified members of the media are invited to register as press for the CWCBExpo in New York. To request a press badge go to:

http://www.cwcbexpo.com/new-york-show/press-registration-form.asp

The Largest Event on the East Coast for the Legalized Marijuana and Medical Cannabis Industry Returns to New York

(Paramus, NJ, March 2015) — Registration is now live for the 2nd Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) taking place June 17-19, 2015 at the Javits Convention Center in New York, NY. CWCBExpo is sponsored by the International Cannabis Association (ICA) and is the only event on the East Coast that will provide the latest information, resources and tools for aspiring cannabis entrepreneurs, healthcare professionals, investors, equity partners, service providers as well as those already in the business.

Led by industry experts in the medical, legal, financial and product development fields, the CWCBExpo’s conference program in New York will cover the most important topics and business objectives that are needed to succeed in this rapidly changing and growing industry. The 40 conference sessions include:

  • How to Obtain a State License to Sell, Grow or Produce Medical or Recreational Marijuana
  • The Top 10 Things It Takes to Make a Successful MMJ Operator
  • Attracting Wall Street to Your Cannabis Business
  • How to Maximize the Valuation of Your Cannabis Business to Achieve the Highest Possible Investment and Sale Multiples
  • How to Work with Unions for Your NYS Medical Marijuana Business
  • What Physicians Need to Know to Prescribe Medical Marijuana to Their Patients

Taking place under one roof, in New York City, the media and financial capitol of the world, CWCBExpo is the top cannabis business event to learn what it takes to succeed and remain competitive in this fast-growing and dynamic market.

“ICA is excited to be back in NYC and partnering with Cannabis World Congress to produce the best and largest East Coast event for the legalized and medical marijuana industry,” said Dan Humiston, President of ICA. “CWCBExpo New York is the essential educational and networking event, providing unmatched insight and information to those looking to expand their business or who are new to the cannabis industry.”

In addition to two days of full educational programming and specialty workshop add-ons taking place June 17th, CWCBExpo will also feature an exhibit floor (June 18-19) with suppliers in the industry showcasing cutting-edge products and services to those in the business, entrepreneurs looking to enter the market, medical professionals and dispensary owners, investors, and providers of professional services.

Featured exhibitors participating in the CWCBExpo in New York include: Amercanex, CannaVest Corporation, GreenBroz, Inc., Metrc, and Viridian Capital & Research, to name a few. The CWCBExpo is also partnering with leading industry associations and media partners including ACCL, Empire State NORML, Leafhead and Women Grow.

Early bird discounted conference rates and more information for the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo in New York can be found at www.cwcbexpo.com/new-york-show/registration.asp. For more information on sponsoring or exhibiting contact Don Berey, Show Director at dberey@leexpos.com or call 201-881-1614.

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About Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo)
The Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo) are produced by Leading Edge Expositions in partnership with the International Cannabis Association (ICA). The events are the leading 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. In 2015,
CWCBExpo will take place June 17-19, at the Javits Convention Center in New York, and the CWCBExpo Fall will be held September 16-18, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. For more information on ICA visit www.internationalcannabisassociation.com. To learn more about the CWCBExpos go to www.cwcbexpo.com.

Editor’s Note: Qualified members of the media are invited to register as press for the CWCBExpo in New York. To request a press badge go to:

http://www.cwcbexpo.com/new-york-show/press-registration-form.asp

Top Trade Show Producer to Manage Burgeoning B2B Events for the Legalized Marijuana Industry

(Paramus, NJ, January 2015) The International Cannabis Association (ICA) has entered into a strategic partnership with H.A. Bruno, LLC, a leading global B2B event producer for more than 40 years, to form Leading Edge Expositions, LLC. Leading Edge Expositions will now oversee the management and business development of the ICA’s tradeshows and conferences that are at the forefront of one of the fastest growing industries in the United States.

In 2015, the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition will again take place in the epicenter for business and media, New York City, June 17-19 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Spokesperson for Leading Edge Expositions, Don Berey, said, “All of the industry’s varied interests are coming into perfect alignment for this event. Exhibitors, buyers, legislators, and ICA trade association members have all been polled and everyone is in agreement that it’s go, go, go to New York’s Javits Center next June.”

The Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition Fall will take place September 16-18, 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, in Los Angeles, CA. The Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition will be the leading 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.

“As an event organizer that specializes in producing the leading educational and business forums for high growth and disruptive market sectors, partnering with ICA was a logical move,” added Mr. Berey. “We have been researching and closely monitoring the legalized marijuana industry and found that of all the partnering opportunities we were investigating, ICA had the strongest foothold in the market.”

The legalized marijuana industry is among the fastest growing businesses in America, with 23 states passing “marijuana” compassionate care laws. In the recent November elections, Washington, DC, Alaska, and Oregon have joined Colorado and Washington in allowing the legalization of recreational marijuana for adult use. The ICA estimates the legal market for marijuana sales will exceed $2.5 billion in 2014.

The first ICA Cannabis Business Conferences in Las Vegas and New York were huge successes, with New York nearly doubling the size of the previous show. The events brought together experts and lawmakers to demystify the legalities and regulations surrounding the industry. Attendees walked away with the right information, tools, and resources to prosper in the legalized marijuana industry.

“We look forward to working with H.A. Bruno and Leading Edge Expositions in educating and growing the legalized marijuana industry,” said founding member of the ICA, Dan Humiston. “The Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions are poised to become the must attend and most talked about events for any business and government entity seeking to enter, support or expand in this industry.”

For more information on the 2015 Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition, June 17-19, in New York and Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition Fall, September 16-18, in Los Angeles, visit www.cwcbexpo.com. For exhibitor and sponsorship information contact Don Berey at dberey@leexpos.com.

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About International Cannabis Association
The International Cannabis Association (ICA) provides the resources necessary for professionals to succeed in the cannabis industry. Whether considering starting a cannabis business, taking an existing cannabis business to the next level or expanding service to support the cannabis industry, the ICA is here to help.

By offering educational conferences and networking events, the International Cannabis Association brings together experts from across the cannabis industry as well as individuals simply interested in getting started. As the cannabis industry’s business-to-business association, the ICA is the professional’s source for timely, entrepreneurial and high-quality information. For more information visit www.internationalcannabisassociation.com

About H.A. Bruno, LLC (HAB)
H.A. Bruno, LLC was founded in 1923, and since 1970s, the owners of the business have been leaders in the trade show industry on a global level, including their major interest in Blenheim Group, Plc.

In early 1980s, with the introduction of the microcomputer for business, HAB had the foresight to launch PC EXPO in New York, as the first B2B event for volume buyers of PCs and technology providers. PC EXPO quickly became the launching pad for some of the most important technological advancements of the time and generated billions of dollars in sales for hardware and software companies.

Blenheim Group Plc. the world’s largest public company whose sole activities were tradeshows, conferences and related magazines and public events, Blenheim produced market leading events including PC Expo in New York City, Equiatana Horse Show in Essen, Germany and the world’s largest trade show for the building industry, Batimat in France. At its height, the company produced over 300 expositions and conferences covering 40 industries in 14 countries. The company was sold in 1997 to United Business Media.

Today HAB, including the Leading Edge Expositions, LLC, produces eight events in four countries, covering six industries, with offices in Paramus, NJ; Mexico City; and London.