Floridians who are anxious to stake an early claim in what is predicted to be the country’s second-largest medical marijuana market will have a chance to rub elbows with cannabis industry professionals, medical experts and celebrities alike at a new business expo aimed at cannabusiness hopefuls and medical professionals in Orlando this October.
In a press release detailing the first annual International Canna Pro Expo, promoters announced that Montel Williams will be the keynote speaker for the event. Williams, an Emmy Award winning TV personality and longtime advocate for medical cannabis patients, said he is proud to be participating in the inaugural event. “I’m constantly meeting doctors and health care professionals who are eager for reputable, evidence-based information on medical cannabis. This Expo is their chance to find it.”
For Williams, it’s personal
As someone who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis, Williams is himself a medical marijuana patient, having found that it is the only medication that manages the many horrible symptoms of his disease. While testifying before the Missouri House of Representatives this February, Williams told lawmakers considering a medical marijuana bill that cannabis literally saved his life. “I tried to take my life two times because the pain was so severe. Went to see a doctor, one of the top doctors in this country, who looked me dead in the face and said look. I’m not going to tell you, I’m not going to say that I told you. I’m not going to put it in writing. But I think you should try cannabis.”
I’m constantly meeting doctors and health care professionals who are eager for reputable, evidence-based information on medical cannabis. This Expo is their chance to find it.
Not just another cannabusiness conference
Ever since John Morgan first announced his intention to legalize medical marijuana in Florida profiteers have been stepping all over each other in an attempt to bilk money from cannabusiness hopefuls and future patients alike. To be sure, there has been no lack of conferences and expos that have held little real value for those interested in the legal cannabis industry.
But what’s so impressive about the International Canna Pro Expo, aside from celebrity endorsements, is the impressive list of cannabusiness pros and medical experts they have lined up to speak. Clearly this won’t be another “how to grow pepper plants” sideshow. In addition to Williams, representatives from Oaksterdam University will present several lectures. There will also be CME credits available for healthcare professionals, information on cannabis law and much more.
Dates: October 2-4, 2015
Location: Caribe Royale All Suite Hotel & Convention Center
8101 World Center Dr, Orlando, FL 32821
Registration link: Click here
- Evolution of Medical Cannabis Policy
- Science of Cannabis
- Cannabinoids and Brain Cancer
- Cannabidiol and the Aging
- Legal: Federal vs State Law
- Cannabis and Gastrointestinal Disease
- Advocacy – The History of the Medical Cannabis Movement as seen thru the eyes of the longest Federal Patient and the history of the protocols
- Cannabis and Glaucoma
- Best Practices and Mitigating Risk for Physicians Recommending Cannabis
- Cannabis Analysis of Current Trends in Cannabis Extractions, Extracts and Concentrates
- Veterans and Medical Cannabis: PTSD, TBI and Neuropathy
- Cannabinoids for the Treatment of Movement Disorders
- A Political Briefing on Cannabis Law
- Cannabis Sativa: Plant Physiology, Strains and Cultivation Overview