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New York: Educational Cannabis Business Forum Scheduled For June 15-17

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

A majority of U.S. 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 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, NY, CWCBExpo’s Northeast location taps into the country’s’ biggest financial, media, manufacturing, entrepreneurial and healthcare markets. CWCBExpo NY will offer a learning agenda with subject matter experts in banking, pain management, healthcare, investing, regulations, law, emerging markets, and product development fields participating.

In-depth Add-On Workshops on June 15 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.

California: Cannabis World Congress In L.A. Boasts Women Grow Sponsored Education

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Women Grow, a professional networking organization for women leaders in the cannabis industry, is partnering with the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) in Los Angeles to produce 15 business-focused educational sessions at the September event.

CWCBExpo in LA will take place September 16-18 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The Women Grow tracks at CWCBExpo in LA will feature leading industry experts from the Women Grow Speaker's Bureau. These women and men will draw on experience to share entrepreneurial insight with the next generation of industry professionals.

Topics include "Upcoming States for New Licenses;" "Future Billion-Dollar Segments: Pets & Skin Care;" "New Technology for Efficient Grows;" "What Women Want From the Cannabis Industry;" and "Capitalizing on the Senior Market While a Providing a Service."

"Women Grow's ongoing partnership with CWCBExpo is an exciting opportunity for us to educate and inspire the next generation of cannabis industry leaders," said Jazmin Hupp, cofounder and CEO of Women Grow. "By offering expert-led educational programming that focus on the topics that matter to new entrepreneurs, we are setting the stage for the industry's long-term success."

Women Grow's national leadership team will be in attendance at CWCBExpo in LA, according to Hupp. They will network with attendees and share insights on investment, cultivation, retailing, brand marketing, advocacy, and more.

California: Melissa Etheridge Confirmed As Keynote At Cannabis World Congress

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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.

Etheridge's much anticipated keynote address will take place on Thursday, September 17, at 2 pm. The CWCBExpo in LA is an 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 Etheridge.

“We are thrilled to have Melissa Etheridge Keynote at CWCBExpo in LA,” said Christine Ianuzzi, managing partner of Leading Edge Expositions, LLC, and show director for CWCBExpo. "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."

Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Melissa 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.

California: Nadelmann To Keynote At Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo In L.A.

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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 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles.

Described by Rolling Stone magazine as "the real drug czar," Nadelmann is the founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) and is known for his persuasiveness and passion for promoting alternatives to the war on drugs. His keynote presentation will take place at 2 pm PST on Thursday, September 17.

"California was the first state to legalize medical marijuana, almost 20 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."

Nadelmann and his colleagues have played pivotal roles in many 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.

California: Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo Coming To L.A.

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Registration is now open for the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) taking place September 16-18 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles.

CWCBExpo in LA is sponsored by the International Cannabis Association (ICA) and will be providing information, resources and tools for producers, processors, dispensary owners, healthcare professionals, investors, and lawyers, as well as cannabis entrepreneurs.

Following a 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 medical, legal, financial and product development fields represented. The educational program will provide insight on what is needed to succeed in this rapidly changing and growing industry, including workshops on September 16 that cover:

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

In addition, conference sessions on September 17-18 will include 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 (DPA) 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.

New York: Cannabis World Congress Attracts 2,500 To Big Apple

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The Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) attracted more than 2,500 business professionals and garnered major media attention at its recently concluded 2nd Annual event June 17-19 at the Javits Center in New York.

The event for the legalized and medical marijuana industry, sponsored by the International Cannabis Association, was three days of nonstop business building, education, networking and serious media coverage that included CBS, CNBC, Forbes, NBC, The New York Times, Getty Images, TheStreet.com, WNYC, The Sydney Morning Herald, and 200 media members in attendance.

New York: Cannabis Business Workshops To Be Presented At Trade Show

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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, N.Y. Taking place on Wednesday, June 17, 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 a 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 in its infancy, 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," said Chloe Villano, president and founder of Clover Leaf University. "New York lawmakers have opened their minds and hearts to medical marijuana.

U.S.: Ganjapreneur Interviews Founder of International Cannabis Association

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As the marijuana legalization movement has gained momentum in Washington, Colorado, Oregon, Alaska, and other states, the cannabis industry has increasingly been referred to as a potential opportunity for legitimate start-ups and businesses. Dan Humiston, founder of the International Cannabis Association, recently discussed how his organization helps aspiring cannabis entrepreneurs in an interview with Ganjapreneur.com, a cannabis industry and business news website.

In the interview, Humiston discusses how he first became involved in the cannabis industry, and why he decided to leave a successful career as a business owner to do so.

"In 1985 I opened my first tanning salon and over the next 30 years I grew my chain Tanning Bed Inc. to the largest chain in New York and one of the largest chains in the country," Humiston explained. "In the mid 2000s, tanning industry sales started to fall and by the end of the decade it was apparent that I needed to find ways to reduce or re-purpose the space of my stores which were over 4,000 square feet.

"In 2012 I saw a 60 Minutes report about the cannabis industry and started trying to figure out how divide my tanning salons into tanning salons and dispensaries."

New York: Viridian Capital Hosts 'First Ever' NYC Cannabis Investor Briefing

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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 18 in New York, will explore and discuss the opportunities and risks in this growing multi billion-dollar industry.

Hosted by Viridian Capital Advisors, which describes itself as "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, according to organizers.

“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,” Greiper said.

New York: Senator Savino To Lead Medical Marijuana Regulatory Summit

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Lawmakers to Discuss Current Legislative Landscape at NY Cannabis Event

The International Cannabis Association (ICA) on Tuesday announced that New York State Senator Diane Savino will lead the 2nd Annual Medical Marijuana Regulatory Summit on Thursday, June 18, 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 lawmakers 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," according to a press release from the organizers. "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, is designed to allow attendees to learn about current opportunities and receive unique advice on how to navigate the regulatory and implementation challenges.

New York: Women Grow Sponsors Cannabis Business Event

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

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.com). 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, according to its organizers.

“Women are a powerful force in the consumer market, at the polls, and in successful companies," said Jazmin Hupp, cofounder and executive director of Women Grow. "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.”

Hupp will moderate a discussion panel titled “Creating Cannabis Products for Women,” on Thursday, June 18.

TheWomen 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 Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) founder and executive director, Ethan Nadelmann.

New York: Cannabis World Congress Set For June 17-19

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Comprehensive Educational Program Includes 40 Sessions with Top Cannabis Experts

The legal and medical marijuana industry is on track to be the next American gold rush, and organizers of the 2nd Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) in New York, say it will present 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 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.”

Sessions being presented during the conference program on Thursday, June 18th and 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

U.S.: Registration Open For 2nd Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo

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Registration is now live for the 2nd Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) taking place June 17-19 at the Javits Convention Center in New York, NY.

CWCBExpo is sponsored by the International Cannabis Association (ICA) and is billing itself as "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 important topics and business objectives that are needed to succeed in this rapidly changing and growing industry, according to organizers.

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 an event at which to learn what it takes to succeed and remain competitive in this fast-growing and dynamic market.

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