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Outspoken Medical Cannabis Advocate & Media Personality to Headline CWCBExpo Event, May 30-June 2

PARAMUS, N.J., March 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Montel Williams, a prominent medical cannabis advocate,  will deliver a Keynote Address at the 5 th Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) in New York.  Taking place May 30June 2, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, CWCBExpo is the only event for the legalized cannabis industry held in New York City, the business, financial and media capital of the world,. 

Williams' keynote, Friday, June 1 at at 10:00 a.m., comes at a pivotal time for the Tri-state area in the legalization and acceptance of medical and recreational cannabis. "To put it mildly, we live in interesting times when it comes to cannabis policy," said Williams. "I've been actively involved in reforms passed throughout the tri-state region, and I'm very much looking forward to the opportunity to deliver the keynote at CWCBExpo here in the city I called home for so many years."

Montel Williams earned his media celebrity status as an Emmy Award winning television personality whom Americans invited into their homes for more than 17 years. He is a decorated former naval officer, author, entrepreneur and wellness advocate who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in 1999 and has used cannabis products ever since as a medication to manage the disease's symptoms.  Williams has also helped lead the push for military veterans to legally access medical cannabis without the threat of losing benefits.          

In addition to Williams' Keynote, CWCBExpo NY features a comprehensive educational program that provides a roadmap of success for new or established businesses. The NY seminar program ( May 31June 2) is led by industry experts in agriculture, business-building, science, regulations, medicine, law, and investment and is made up of curated panel presentations, lectures, and interactive discussions.  Topic tracks to be covered include: Cannabis 101, Investing, Policy & Legal, Cultivation, Safety & Regulations, Extractions & Infusions, Banking & Finance, Advocacy as well as localized education on opportunities and legalities specific to the Northeast and global regions.

CWCBExpo's educational highlights include:

-Add-on Workshops providing in-depth information and actionable insight including: the popular " Open A Cannabis Business;" " NJ Cannabis Symposium;" " and " Advanced Cannabis Investment Workshop – Beyond the Basics."
-" CWCBExpo NY Industry Update" presented by Sumit Mehta, CEO of Mazakali
-" Cannabis in the Northeast" covering the current cannabis landscape NY state and across the dynamic Northeast with top government officials and legislatures
-" Branding Strategies for Cannabis" led by a top CMO from one of the USA's oldest and most iconic brands

CWCBExpo NY will also include an expanded exhibit floor ( May 31-June 2) with suppliers in the industry showcasing cutting-edge products and services. Featured exhibitors participating in CWCBExpo NY include: Advanced Nutrients (Diamond Sponsor), Folium Biosciences (Sapphire Sponsor & Showcase Theater Sponsor), Plant Your Financial Seed (Emerald Sponsor) ; Isodiol ( Networking Mixer & Industry Party Sponsor) and Elixinol (Press Office Sponsor).

For the first time, CWCBExpo NY exhibits and seminars will be open on Saturday, June 2nd, to offer attendees a bonus day of sourcing, education, and networking.      

Opening phase registration discounts are in effect until April 6th.  For more information on the advance rates for CWCBExpo NY and to register visit For more information on sponsoring or exhibiting at the coast-to-coast CWCBExpo events, contact or call 201-580-2050.  

About Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo)

The Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo) are business-to-business events for the legalized cannabis industry and are held 3 times per year in the largest media, financial and business markets. The CWCBExpos are held in New York, Los Angeles and Boston, and are the leading forums for dispensary owners, growers, suppliers, investors, medical professionals, government regulators, legal counsel, and entrepreneurs looking to achieve business success and identify new areas of growth in this dynamic and fast-growing industry.  CWCBExpo is produced by Leading Edge Expositions in partnership with the International Cannabis Association (ICA). 

To learn more about the coast-to-coast CWCBExpos in New York, Los Angeles and Boston, go to  Connect on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn: @cwcbexpo.

Contacts:  Fred Polsinelli,, 646-306-7413
Annie Scully,, 201-310-9252

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