Senator Savino Keynote & New York State Legislature Panel on Adult Use Highlights of Cannabis World Congress

NEW YORK: The Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) is pleased to announce that New York State Senator Diane Savino has been added as a Keynote Speaker at the 4th Annual CWCBExpo, June 14-16 at the Javits Center in New York.   Senator Savino is recognized as one of the country’s most influential marijuana lawmakers and is a vocal supporter of a state’s right to mandate medical marijuana programs without federal interference.

The CWCBExpo NY is a must attend event, for established and emerging businesses in the medical marijuana, legalized cannabis and industrial hemp industries.  The trade show and conference will provide expert guidance and the latest innovations for business growth in this evolving and highly regulated industry.  Senator Savino joins national marijuana advocates, Jesse Ventura and Roger Stone, in the CWCBExpo high profile Keynote line-up along with Civil Rights Leader, the Reverend Al Sharpton.   Senator Savino’s Keynote Address is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 16th.

“I am very excited to Keynote and very happy with what we’ve been able to accomplish in bringing medical cannabis to New York State. It would not have been possible without tremendous support, advocacy and education from so many people involved with the CWCBExpo,” said Senator Savino. “I am greatly looking forward to talking with the attendees in June about how we can make sure that the Compassionate Care Act is fully and successfully implemented in New York State.   Only then will we be able to provide all patients with the relief they deserve, and only then will the medical cannabis industry be the engine of economic and job-creation growth it can be.”

In partnership with NY Grows, a non-profit organization for responsible adult use in New York State, CWCBExpo NY will also feature “New York State Legislative Panel on Adult Use.”  This high level panel will discuss the current NYS Senate and NYS Assembly bills to legalize cannabis, the possibility of their passing, and how it would affect the industry if they do pass.  Colorado’s marijuana czar, Ashley Gilroy will detail the trials and triumphs in Colorado’s legalization and how New York can learn from Colorado.

Joining Ms. Gilroy on this important legislature panel are;  Kate M. Bell Legislative Counsel, State Policies Department Marijuana Policy Project (MPP); Joel Giambra, NY Grows Board Member, former County Executive for Erie County and Managing Director, Park Strategies, LLC; New York State Senate Liz Krueger; and Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes; Assembly Member, NY’s 141st Assembly District.

The CWCBExpo NY, taking place under one roof at the Javits Center June 14-16 in the financial and media capital of the world, will also host an expanded exhibit floor (June 15-16) with suppliers in the industry showcasing cutting-edge products and services.  The educational programming includes Add-on Workshops (June 14 and June 17) presenting information on becoming medical marijuana provider, opening a business, investing in cannabis and raising capital, all about industrial hemp and it is potential to transform the US economy, and the art of the cannabis sommelier.  The CWCBExpo conference program will include more than 70 sessions and over 120 expert speakers covering everything from seed to sale including cultivation, processing/extraction, sales, ancillary business, advocacy legislation and more. To register for CWCBExpo NY at advance discounted rates, go to www.cwcbexpo.com.

 

Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition Coming To Boston Oct 4-6

NEW JERSEY: Massachusetts and Maine are the first states on the East Coast to legalize recreational marijuana creating a growing market for cultivation, manufacturing and retail.  Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition is expanding its footprint t in the Northeast with CWCBExpo Boston, October 4-6, 2017, at the Hynes Convention Center. The show will be produced by Leading Edge Expositions, LLC, who already produce the 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 2015 Cannabis World Congress Was So Square It Was Accidentally An Anti-Drug PSA

by Jeff Weiss

CALIFORNIA: Nothing is more suspect than a man in a suit talking about drugs. Unless he’s your attorney, he’s inevitably police. And even if he’s not literal law enforcement, he’d flip in an instant if you got caught with a brick of cocaine, weed, or insider information about Sour Diesel futures.

Enter the 2015 Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition, which turned out to be the trade show equivalent of watching hedge fund managers cover Sublime songs for hours on end. If you’re old enough to drink, you probably remember public perception of “chronic” before it became possible to purchase organic green juice infused with psychotropic greens. You can still find the High Times wookie stoner at HempCon or a String Cheese Incident concert, but we’re living in a future where imminent legalization has incubated a gold rush mentality among the nascent marijuana industry, and the suits have inevitably followed the money.

It’s been nearly 20 years since California passed its landmark Proposition 215, allowing people to grow and obtain marijuana for medical purposes—a law easily manipulated by fly-by-night Dr. Nick Riviera types so eager that they’d dole out a prescription to grapple with the agony of a ruptured carburetor.

I’ve had a cannabis “recommendation” for years, but whenever it’s time to get renewed, I forget what I told the doctor in the first place. Excuses have included: anxiety, insomnia, back problems, arthritis, and the neuroses incurred from being Jewish. On the morning of the Cannabis Congress, my excuse for smoking was that I needed to cope with men in suits talking about drugs. So in the interest of pain relief and professionalism, I incinerated a roach while walking up to the venue.