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EVENTS: New York dispensaries to discuss experiences at Cannabis World Congress NY, June 15-17, 2016

Paramus, NJ – For the first time, New York’s medical marijuana licensees will sit together on a panel and discuss “NY Medical Marijuana Program Experience.”


This unprecedented session will take place during the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo (CWCBExpo) on Friday, June 17 from 9:00 – 9:40 am at the Javits Center in New York City.

CWCBExpo NY, June 15-17, is the premier event for investors, entrepreneurs, advocates and healthcare professionals involved in medical marijuana and legalized cannabis.

The NY Medical Marijuana Program Experience panel will be moderated by Troy Kaplan, Principal, at Capital C Consulting, who has extensive, real-world experience in the burgeoning medical and recreational cannabis space as a licensed attorney and as a licensing and regulatory consultant.

Sharing their unique insight on the state regulator and licensed operator experiences from the pre-application process through build-out and commencement of retailing operations, include the following New York dispensary owners:

  • Hillary Peckham, Co-founder and COO, Etain, LLC;
  • Jonathan Gilbert, Director of East Coast Operations, Columbia Care;
  • Jeremy Unruh, Esq., Chief Compliance Officer/ General Counsel, PharmaCann

They will be joined by Joshua Vinciguerra, Director, NYS Department of Health, Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement.

“We are excited to bring NYS dispensary owners together with the NY State Dept. of Health to have a candid discussion on the state of the medical marijuana program and its future prospects. These dispensary owners can impart their wisdom and experiences with this year’s CWCBExpo’s attendees,” said Christine Ianuzzi, Managing Partner of Leading Edge Expositions, LLC and Show Director of CWCBExpo.

Keynote addresses by Keith Stroup of NORML and Leonard Marshall, Super Bowl Champion will also be part of CWCBExpo NY, along with thought-leadership panels on “CTE, Concussions, and CBD;”  “Industrial Hemp: Made in America,” hundreds of exhibits, over 100 speakers and more than 70 sessions with vetted industry experts and innovators in the CWCBExpo NY conference (June 16-17).  Sessions tracks are focused on Creating Your Business, Running Your Business, High Finance, Opportunities, and Trends in High Growth Areas.

Add-on Workshops providing in-depth information on starting a business and operations, careers, and capital investment will take place on June 15th & 18th.  “TheAnswerPage’s Comprehensive Cannabis Presentation on the Endocannabinoid System and Medical Marijuana,” for doctors and other healthcare professionals is also part of the educational programming.

The industry’s leading businesses, experts, and advocacy groups are participating in CWCBExpo NY including sponsors Brain Unity Trust, Coalition for Access Now, Realm of Caring, CW Botanicals, Tress Capital, Elixinol, and CannaKorp and product and services companies showcasing everything from cultivation to sales including greenhouses, grow lights, extractors, containments, business management software, vapes and more.

“There is no other conference in the cannabis space in the country like CWCBExpo,” said Geoff Whaling, Founding Member of the Coalition for Access Now, the nation’s leading advocacy group moving legislation at both the State and Federal levels to provide access to CBD, an industrial hemp extract that has great promise for those suffering from neurological disorders. “This is the only conference that brings and provides a platform for patient advocacy groups, leading researchers, government officials and producers to develop concrete solutions for thousands of Americans,” added Mr. Whaling.

To learn more about CWCBExpo NY and to register go to:


About Coalition for Access Now

The Coalition for Access Now is a 501c4 nonprofit organization led by families committed to educating the public and lawmakers on the health benefits associated with natural therapies derived from cannabis for chronic health conditions. As families whose children suffer from debilitating health issues and who have experienced firsthand the benefits of these treatments, we seek to raise awareness and encourage policies that would lead to greater access for those in need.  For more information visit:

About Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo)

The CWCBExpos are produced by Leading Edge Expositions in partnership with the International Cannabis Association (ICA).   The events are the top professional 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 industry.  In 2016, CWCBExpo will take place on the East Coast, June 15-17, at the Javits Convention Center in New York, and on the West Coast, September 7-9, at the LA Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA.  For more information on ICA   To learn more about the CWCBExpos visit  Connect with CWCBExpo at;; and

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