The inaugural Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions in Boston Oct. 4-6, will be a comprehensive forum for the vast array of business and employment opportunities when recreational marijuana is fully legalized in Massachusetts in January 2018. For three days, all under one roof, CWCBExpo Boston will feature education, information and products for navigating and prospering in this high growth industry that will change the business, political, and healthcare landscape in the years ahead. The outspoken and controversial political activist Rev. Al Sharpton (pictured right) is slated to give the keynote address on Oct. 5 and more than 100 speakers are scheduled to speak.
-“State of the Industry: Massachusetts;” “Legalization in Massachusetts: Success and the Challenges Ahead;” and “Guide to Massachusetts Licensing and Regulatory Compliance, ” panels that will be of vital interest to people in the area looking for employment and opportunities within the state’s quickly growing industry.
-An Industry Stakeholders Breakfast sponsored by DECODECannabis.org. This invite-only breakfast will bring together groups such as Marijuana Policy Project, Minorities for Medical Marijuana, Athletes For Care, and many others for an open positive discussion about the issues related to the legalized cannabis industry and how collectively to move the industry forward. Reverend Al Sharpton will give remarks.
-Nearly 100 conference sessions (Oct. 5-6) addressing everything from A to Z about the business and health benefits of cannabis including experts speaking about how to enter the cannabis industry, investment opportunities, horticulture, medical innovations, CTE therapy, infused productions and treatments, and cannabis branding and design. Key topics include: Overcoming Historical Biases to Achieve Diversity in Cannabis; Understanding the Business of Cannabis and the Scalability of its Sectors; Cannabis Patient and Care Giver Panel; Investing in Publicly Traded Companies; and Breaking the Grass Ceiling: Women, Weed, and Business.
–Cannabis, Wellness & Professional Athletes Add-On Workshop featuring Athletes for Care representatives from the NFL, NBA, NHL and UFC.
-Five other Add-On Workshops (Oct. 4): Open a Cannabis Business, Cannabis Cultivation, Interpening: The Art of the Cannabis Sommelier, Cannabis Products and Sales Training, and Advanced Cannabis Investment Workshop: Beyond the Basics.
-Grammy nominated Hip Hop Artist, Money B of the Digital Underground talking about celebrity branding and entrepreneurship and how cannabis has influenced his music and life.
- More than 100 Cannabis experts in banking, security, retailing, investment, edibles, cultivation, entertainment, celebrity licensing, medicine, science and research including: Sonia Espinosa, Massachusetts Recreational Consumer Council; Kurt Parbst, Envirotech Cultivation Solutions; Andrew Pitsicalis, Purple Haze Properties; Dasheeda Dawson, MJM Strategy; Roz McCarthy, Minorities for Medical Marijuana; Kamani Jefferson, CCA; Leo Bridgewater, NJ Cannabis Commission; Avis Bulbulyan, SIVA Enterprises; Bear Micheal, Activist; Joe Gilmore, Students for Sensible Drug Policy; Tara Hopper, Massachusetts Growers Advocacy Council; Jamie Lewis, Mayflower Medicinals; Stuart Titus, Medical Marijuana; Chris Leavy, MedMen; Marcus Johnson-Smith, Kush Groove; Dustin Sulak, Physician and Educator; and John Kagia, New Frontiers.
-Season 3 auditions for The Marijuana Show, the “shark tank” of cannabis shows, and chance for $20 million “high finance” fund.
-Exhibits featuring the latest innovations and services including the latest CBD products, fertilization, greenhouses, grow lights, trimmers, extractors, vapes, technology, security, banking and business solutions and includes Platinum Sponsors Folium Biosciences, Entourage, Advanced Nutrients and The Marijuana Show and Silver Sponsors Healer, Erigere Rapids Solutions Inc., and Printing Done Quickly.
For more info, visit: www.cwcbexpo.com/overview-boston-2017/