Historical Cannabis Discussion to Take Place at CWCBExpo in Los Angeles

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

CALIFORNIA: 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; Lynne Lyman, California State Director, Drug Policy Alliance; 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.

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.”

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.

 

Education Takes Top Billing At Cannabis World Congress in Los Angeles

NEW JERSEY: Organizers of the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) unveiled its programming lineup 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.