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CWCBExpo Succeeds in New York



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The 6th Annual CWCBExpo (Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition), May 29-June 1, 2019, concluded its largest event to date with record attendance of business, retail, healthcare and financial professionals from the tri-state area, across the country and around the world.

With a strong foothold in New York, CWCBExpo is the largest B2B event on the East Coast for the legalized cannabis and hemp industries.  Attendees came for several days of non-stop education, business-building and networking.  The CWCBExpo NY conference program had more than 40 sessions providing unmatched learning experiences and mind-share with leading experts, influencers and market leaders.

Popular sessions included Key Trends Shaping the Global Cannabis Market; Cannabis Funds and Venture Capital; What to Look for When Buying CBD;  Breaking Boundaries Without Permission: Women Making Business and Social Impact; The “Legalization” of Cannabis & Future Business Opportunities in NY and NJ; Warrior Wellness: The Transition Epidemic Facing Veterans; and for the first time a Cannabis and Hemp Academia Town Hall.

“The CWCBExpo was amazing. I had the opportunity to connect with other university professors to talk about our programs and collaborations, but the best thing was connecting with the students and young entrepreneurs in the audience – they continue to give me a lot of hope for growth in this industry!” said Carlyn S. Buckler, PhD, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University.

CWCBExpo NY kicked off with a packed Keynote Address by Steve White, CEO, Harvest Health & Recreation, a vertically integrated cannabis company with one of the largest and deepest footprints in the U.S.

In Conversation with Bruce Linton, Chairman and CEO, of Canopy Growth with CNBC reporter Aditi Roy was Friday’s headline talk and Linton shared his views on the growth potential for the industry, Canopy Growth’s accelerating expansion in the United States hemp market, and plans to work with American farmers to develop a wide range of products.

The sold-out exhibit floor included a Hemp Technical Park, Technology Pavilion, Greenhouse Tours and new product and service launches. Sold-out networking events, Cannabis Week activities and community gatherings rounded out the agenda for CWCBExpo NY.

Planning is already underway for the next signature CWCBExpo events in Los AngelesSeptember 25-28, 2019 and October 23-26, 2019 in Boston with headline speakers, conference programming and exciting new show elements being announced soon.  Registration is now open for Los Angeles and Boston, with the best pre-show pricing available at  For more information on exhibit space and sponsorship opportunities contact


SOURCE Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions

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UCBA Summer Summit Features California’s Cannabis Industry Leaders



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The United Cannabis Business Association (UCBA), the premier trade association for legal retail cannabis in California, announces its second annual Policy Summit, presented by Linx. The one-day event is on June 21, at the Montalban Theater in Los Angeles.

The Summit provides access to key decision makers and industry leaders in a unique environment to give cannabis professionals insight on changing regulations and market conditions that will significantly impact their businesses. The one-of-a-kind event will conclude with a sun-filled rooftop VIP mixer featuring a Sessions short order kitchen by Chef Holden Jagger of Altered Plates, live music and entertainment.

The Summer Summit will also serve as the launch of the California Bureau of Cannabis Control’s new public awareness and education campaign, designed to help businesses and consumers recognize the differences between legal and illicit cannabis products and retailers.

The summit will feature candid discussions on issues that impact California cannabis businesses and consumers, with notable speakers that include:

Nicole Elliott – Senior Advisor on Cannabis to Governor Newsom
Lori Ajax – Chief of the CA Bureau of Cannabis Control
Cat Packer – Executive Director and GM of the LA Department of Cannabis Regulation
Fiona Ma – CA State Treasurer
Councilmember Herb Wesson – Los Angeles City Council President
Senator Steven Bradford, CA Senate District 35
Assemblyman Tom Lackey, CA Assembly District 36
Richard Parrott – CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing, CA Department of Food and Agriculture
Rasha Salama – Branch Chief, CA Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch
Laurie Holcomb – CEO of Gold Flora Farms and King’s Crew Dispensary

The UCBA Summer Summit is presented in collaboration with the Humboldt County Growers Alliance (HCGA) – the trade association representing the most legal cultivation businesses in California, and brings together two of the most influential cannabis industry associations in the state.

Attendees to the Summit will enjoy Linx giveaways, specials with neighboring dispensaries, a rooftop lounge, and a brand education mezzanine with executives from some of the most successful businesses in the industry, including Gold Flora, Original Pot Company, Canndescent, Beboe, Cresco, Born from Flora, Genius, Delta 9, 1 PUFF, Kanha Treats, LA Kush, Boxcar Supply Company and more.

The Second Annual UCBA Policy Summit and BBQ is on June 21, 11a-6p, at the Montalban Theater, 1615 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90028. For tickets, visit:

Veterans and Social Equity applicants receive free admission.


SOURCE United Cannabis Business Association

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Robbie Krieger, David Crosby To Appear At Event for Fred Tackett, Paul Barrere of Little Feat



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On Thursday, June 20th, at the Second Annual WEEDCon West education and networking conference, guitarist Fred Tackett and Paul Barrere of Little Feat will be honored for their charity work for nonprofit, Safety Harbor Kids.

Doors guitarist Robbie Krieger will perform at the charity fundraiser and comedienne Amy Ashton will MC the event at a private location in Beverly Hills.  Music will include DJ Music Man Miles, Kirsten Collins, and others.  Event sponsors include Cresco Labs, Sol Distro, The Herer Group, Dab Nation, Talking Trees Farms, Ignite, Flow Kana, Bhang, Kushy Punch and Big Tree Industries.

The education and networking expo will include speakers featuring Jeffrey Raber founder of the Werk Shop, Attorney Ariel ClarkJason Beck VP of Global Alliance for Cannabis Commerce, Seedmaster Swerve and Fiddlers Greens cofounder, Cameron Hattan.  Marketing and Media sponsors include Edibles List and Sensi Magazines, APOP Media, CCTV, MG Magazine, Forbes Inc. and creative director Victoria Posh.

Fred Tackett, being honored for countless volunteer hours providing music and music lessons for kids for more than 15 years, is one of the most prolific guitarists in rock and roll.  Performing on countless albums for artists including Bob Dylan, Boz Skaags, Cher, Bonnie RaittBob SegarRod Stewart and Jackson Browne just to name a few. Fred is also a devoted husband and father married to his wife Patricia for more than 50 years.  With a successful and demanding career as a rock musician and the everyday demands of family life, Fred Tackett has never said no to devoting time, money and energy to helping children in need.

Paul Barrere, being honored for devoting time, resources and nonstop energy to help provide education programs in college, career, music and art to disadvantaged children, plays guitar and sings lead for Little Feat.  In addition to Little Feat, Paul has recorded and performed with musicians including Chicken Legs, the Blues Busters, Valerie CarterChico HamiltonRobert Palmer and Carly Simon.  Paul, married to wife Pam, is being honored by Safety Harbor Kids for absolute devotion to the charity cause and always finding time to help the kids.

WEEDCon West is a two day B2B event with education speakers, music, food and themed exhibits promoting education about the medical benefits of cannabis products.  The event, a fundraiser for nonprofit Safety Harbor Kids, will include the WEEDCon Cup awards with legendary rock star David Crosby as celebrity judge and presenter.  Visit to inquire about getting on the guest list.


SOURCE WeedCon Productions

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Oppenheimer & Co. To Host 19th Annual Consumer Growth and E-Commerce Conference



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Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. (“Oppenheimer”) – a leading investment bank, wealth manager, and a subsidiary of Oppenheimer Holdings (NYSE: OPY) – will host its 19th Annual Consumer Growth and E-Commerce Conference on June 18-19 in Boston, MA. This year’s event features companies from prominent consumer brands such as Autozone, Domino’s Pizza, Express, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Six Flags Theme Parks, Tiffany & Company, Ulta, Walmart, Weight Watchers, and Yum Brands.

Of particular note, Oppenheimer is pleased to host nine of the market-leading companies involved with emerging trends in the Cannabis space this year. The event will also feature seven panel discussions, moderated by Oppenheimer Consumer Research Analysts, addressing emerging and disruptive trends in the consumer marketplace as follows:

  • Evolving Role of Technology in the Consumer Sector with Cooler Screens and Lindsay Goldberg LLC, moderated by Brian Nagel
  • A Discussion with Emerging Restaurant Brands with Aurify and B. Good, moderated by Brian Bittner
  • A Discussion on the Evolving US Food & Beverage Landscape with Lifeway, New Age Beverage, and United Natural Foods, moderated by Rupesh Parikh
  • Next Gen Brands Re-Shaping Landscape for Women’s Fashion with CARAA and Rothy’s, moderated by Brian Nagel
  • Exciting New Brands Shaking Up Home Products Space with Burkelman, LoveSac and Resident/Nectar, moderated by Brian Nagel
  • A Discussion on the Emerging CBD Landscape with Curaleaf and CV Sciences, moderated by Rupesh Parikh
  • Leveraging the Power of Digital to Connect with Consumers with Eight and FlexShopper, moderated by Brian Nagel

The conference features Oppenheimer’s Consumer Senior Research Analysts:

  • Brian Bittner, Managing Director Senior Analyst covering Restaurants
  • Brian Nagel, Managing Director and Senior Analyst covering Retail and E-Commerce
  • Rupesh Parikh, Managing Director and Senior Analyst covering Food, Grocery and Consumer Products
  • Ian Zaffino, Managing Director and Senior Analyst covering event-driven Special Situations

“Long-established business models are being upended by disruptive brands and technology, affecting consumer preferences and buying behaviors throughout the consumer industry. This year’s event aims to showcase the mix of market-leading and emerging companies driving and navigating these changes,” said Erica L. Moffett, Managing Director and Associate Director of Research at Oppenheimer. “From effortless payment methods to accelerated delivery times and customized products, consumers want a seamless experience. In order to succeed, companies must stay current on the evolving consumer and we are pleased to host a conference to explore this new landscape.”

Oppenheimer’s next conference will be the Montauk Emerging Life Sciences Summit, which will be held on June 26-28in Montauk, NY. The 22nd Annual Technology, Internet & Communications Conference will follow on August 6-7 in Boston, MA, followed by the Midwest Corporate Access Day in Chicago on August 15.

Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.
Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. (Oppenheimer), a principal subsidiary of Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. (OPY on the New York Stock Exchange), and its affiliates provide a full range of wealth management, securities brokerage and investment banking services to high-net-worth individuals, families, corporate executives, local governments, businesses and institutions.

SOURCE Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.

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