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New York: Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo Boasts Strong Attendance

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

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.

CWCBExpo NY, took place June 15-17 at the Javits Center in New York and garnered major media and audience attention, 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,” said Christine Ianuzzi, show director, CWCBExpo NY. “People came to CWCBExpo NY to learn, network, and discover new business opportunities in the emerging legalized cannabis industry.”

New York: NORML Founder Keith Stroup To Keynote At Cannabis World Congress

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

By Steve Elliott
Hemp News

“Why We’re Finally Winning After All These Years” will be the keynote 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. Stroup joins Leonard Marshall, Super Bowl Champion and concussion prevention advocate, as a headlining Keynote Speaker.

Stroup’s address will take place on Thursday, June 16, at 1:50 p.m. CWCBExpo is a business event for the for the legalized cannabis marketplace.

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 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,” Stroup said.

Colorado: Marijuana Investor Summit Set For April 20-22 In Denver

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Aimed at those looking for guidance through the complexities of the new frontier market of legal cannabis, the Marijuana Investor Summit is scheduled for April 20-22 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Denver, Colorado.

According to the presenters, you can "Gain an understanding of the industry, including: the markets, the risks, rewards, opportunities and more" through peer-to-peer networking opportunities and educational sessions designed to help attendees share, learn and invest "in this burgeoning frontier space."

Entrepreneurs have the opportunity to be cannabis industry innovators. Whether you have an existing business or want to start one, this is an opportunity to learn the basics of capital raising and working with investors to grow your business to its full potential.

"Network with peers, investors and service providers and learn how to turn your business dreams into reality," the providers suggest. "Service providers—reach your core demographic at the industry’s most comprehensive investment and networking event."

Featured will be educational sessions, peer-to-peer networking, a trade show, special guest speakers, and a live investor pitch session.

“Investors have a unique opportunity to shape a frontier market,” said David Friedman, publisher of MJINews.com. “We’ve designed the Summit and its corresponding investor and entrepreneur boot camps to help investors understand the risks and rewards of investing in legal marijuana and to help them make informed decisions about their investments.

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