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WIRE: Top drug policy reformists to discuss adult use legalization at California Expo

Paramus, NJ – California, the most populous state and 6th biggest economy in the World, is poised to legalize adult recreational use of marijuana in the upcoming November elections.


The Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition, CWCBExpo, September 7 -9, 2016 will have an unprecedented thought-leadership panel, “Failure is Not An Option,” that will focus on the upcoming Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) Prop 64 and how its passage will affect the recreational cannabis market in California and the country at large.

Taking place Friday, September 9th, “Failure is Not an Option will feature for the first time on a panel, NORML, Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), ReformCA, and ACLU.  The panelists include:

-Paul Armentano, Deputy Director, NORML

-Margaret Dooley-Sammuli, Director of Criminal Justice and Drug Policy, ACLU of California

-Dale Sky Jones, Executive Chancellor, Oaksterdam University and Chairwoman, Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform/ReformCA

-Lynne Lyman, California State Director, Drug Policy Alliance

Moderated by Steve Bloom, Editor-in-Chief of Freedom Leaf and Publisher of, this high-level panel will also provide an opportunity for attendees to learn and ask questions to some of the driving forces behind this upcoming legislation.

“California is already the biggest medical marijuana market, and the legalization of recreational use will transform the industry and create incredible opportunities for all types of businesses and services,” said Christine Ianuzzi, Show Director & Managing Partner, CWCBExpo LA. “Attendees in LA will walk away with the right knowledge and connections to navigate this thriving new business frontier that has tremendous growth opportunities.”

Other sessions in the Legislation & Advisory track being presented at CWCBExpo LA that delve into this top of mind legalization and its impact will be  “Policy Reform and the Cannabis Industry;” “West Coast Regulatory Update;” and “The End of Prohibition: The Shift to Legalization and Regulatory,” to name a few.

The Legislation & Advocacy track is part of the comprehensive educational program being offered at CWCBExpo that also includes tracks on: Starting & Running a Cannabis Business; Science & Technology; Legal & Finance; and Industry Trends & Innovations.

CWCBExpo LA will also continue its leadership position on the important discussion of “CTE, Concussions and CBD” and feature former all-star NFL and NHL players.  All-day Add-On Workshops will take place on September 7th, with the Conference Program and Exhibits taking place September 8th and 9th.  A bonus day has been added on Saturday, September 10th with another Add-on Workshop and California’s largest industry Career Fair, hosted by Vangst Talent.

Support of CWCBExpo LA is strong with Xanders and CW Hemp signed on as a Platinum Sponsors; Elixinol as a Gold and Press Office Sponsor; SIVA as a Gold, Show Guide & Directory, and Lanyards Sponsor;  Advanced Nutrients as a Silver and Show Bag Sponsor;  LA Weekly as a Silver Sponsor, and Greenspoon Marder as Badge Holder and Exhibitor Lounge Sponsor.   Other featured exhibitors include Socal Safe,, Plus CBD Oil, GreenBroz, Integra, Oaksterdam University and PR0HBTD.  CWCBExpo LA also has Realm of Caring, Coalition for Access Now, and NORML as its Advocacy Partners, and many other products and services companies exhibiting.

Pre-registration rates for CWCBExpo LA can be found at For more information on sponsoring or exhibiting visit  or contact: or call 201-580-2054.


About Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo)

The Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo) are produced by Leading Edge Expositions in partnership with the International Cannabis Association (ICA).  The events are the leading 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.  CWCBExpo takes place twice a year, in the biggest business, financial and media capitals on the East and West Coast, with New York in June and Los Angeles events in September.   To learn more about the CWCBExpos go to and view its sizzle reel here:  Connect on Twitter/CWCBExpo and Facebook/CWCBExpo.

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