Cannabis, Wellness, And The Professional Athlete Workshop Presented At CWCBExpo Boston

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration for CWCBExpo Boston is now open at: To view the complete schedule for the workshop, please visit



CWCBExpo Is June 15th – 17th At The Jacob Javits Center In NYC


NEW YORK: Thousands of cannabis industry business professionals are expected to attend the second annual CWCBExpo, June 15th – 17th at the Jacob Javits Center in New York.  The b2b event has become one of the East Coast’s top forums for exhibitors and sponsors to explore opportunities in the fast-growing cannabis industry. 

CWCBExpo Featured Line-up:

  • “The New York Medical Marijuana Program Experience” panel, moderated by Troy Kaplan, and includes the Director of the NYS Department of Health Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement and top executives from NYS medical marijuana dispensaries: Etain, PharmaCann, and Columbia Care
  • Keynote speakers: Keith Stroup, Founder of NORML, and Leonard Marshall (two-time champion, entrepreneur, Brain Unity Trust Founder)
  • Medical marijuana information sessions for healthcare professionals, hosted by Stephen B. Corn, MD and Meredith Fisher-Corn, MD, creators of TheAnswerPage
  • Thought Leadership Panel: CTE, Concussions and CBD; Leonard Marshall will discuss his personal journey and experience with symptoms of CTE, and will moderate a panel discussing CTE, Concussions and CBD (other sports athletes on this panel include football greats Jim McMahon, Nate Jackson, Charlie Adams, Eben Britton, as well as hockey great Riley Cote)
  • Thought-Leadership Panel:  “Industrial Hemp: Made in America,” will discuss the multi-billion dollar economic benefits of this crop.
  • Industrial Hemp Pavilion with two BMW i series vehicles showcasing the latest product innovations. These all-electric vehicles use sustainable crops, including industrial hemp
  • Spotlight Arena and Launchpad on the show floor for exposure to new products and services beyond your booth visits
  • Add-On Workshops (learn more)
  • Over 70 planned conference sessions and over 100 speakers covering 5 educational tracks, featuring the best minds in the business (learn more)


NFL Seeks Right Answer For Medical Marijuana Use

Marijuana is casting an ever-thickening haze across NFL locker rooms, and it’s not simply because more players are using it.

As attitudes toward the drug soften, and science slowly teases out marijuana’s possible benefits for concussions and other injuries, the NFL is reaching a critical point in navigating its tenuous relationship with what is recognized as the analgesic of choice for many of its players.

“It’s not, let’s go smoke a joint,” retired NFL defensive lineman Marvin Washington said. “It’s, what if you could take something that helps you heal faster from a concussion, that prevents your equilibrium from being off for two weeks and your eyesight for being off for four weeks?”

One challenge the NFL faces is how to bring marijuana into the game as a pain reliever without condoning its use as a recreational drug. And facing a lawsuit filed on behalf of hundreds of former players complaining about the effects of prescription painkillers they say were pushed on them by team trainers and doctors, the NFL is looking for other ways to help players deal with the pain from a violent game.