Earlier this month, Medical Marijuana, Inc. attended the three-day Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo in New York City to showcase its products and share the latest in hemp oil research.
Medical Marijuana, Inc. was prominently featured at the 3rd Annual Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo (CWCBE) in New York City earlier this month. Several of Medical Marijuana, Inc.’s subsidiaries and brands, including HempMeds® and Real Scientific Hemp Oil™ (RSHO™) were proudly exhibited on the event’s convention center floor, and our CEO Dr. Stuart Titus presented on the nutritional and therapeutic benefits of cannabidiol (CBD).
CWCBE is an annual business event that brings together entrepreneurs and sponsors within the cannabis industry. During the three days, more than 100 exhibitors and over 60 seminars, lectures, workshops, and panels provide industry owners, managers and investors with the most cutting-edge, cannabis-related technologies, solutions and resources. This year’s event was held at the Javits Center near Midtown Manhattan, June 15th-17th.
On Friday afternoon, our own Dr. Titus presented “Nutritional Benefits of Industrial Hemp/Industrial Hemp Seed,” during which he outlined the latest scientific findings on hemp oil’s nutritional, health and wellness benefits, and highlighted anecdotal evidence surrounding CBD’s medicinal benefits. His talk garnered global news coverage in outlets such as ABC News, Fox News, NBC News and the Drudge Report.
ABC News covered the event in a lengthy report, during which they discussed Medical Marijuana, Inc.’s historic, first-ever import permits for cannabis products through partnerships with federal health officials in Brazil, Mexico, and Paraguay. Today, patients in Brazil are legally allowed to import and use RSHO™ for cancer, epilepsy, chronic pain, and Parkinson’s disease. In Mexico and Paraguay, epilepsy patients can petition the government to legally import RSHO™.
The bulk of the brands on the convention center floor featured products containing hemp, the non-psychoactive cannabis variety that contains very little THC. HempMeds® showcased a variety of their retail-ready cannabis products, including Canchew hemp-oil gum. Getty Images shared photos of Medical Marijuana, Inc.’s HempVĀP® and RSHO-X™ products taken from the exhibit floor.
“We’re impressed and humbled that respected members of the news media in New York are telling our Company’s story and covering the newest multibillion-dollar U.S. industry,” said Dr. Titus. “It’s an exciting time to be involved in the cannabis industry, and it’s our goal at conferences like these to educate audiences on the plethora of benefits that our products can bring to people around the world. The Company and our world-class team will continue to be pioneers and leaders blazing the trail for other successful entrepreneurs in the industry to follow.”
The event’s keynote speakers included former NY Giants football champion and CTE prevention advocate Leonard Marshall, and cannabis industry pioneer and founder of NORML Keith Stroup. In another panel, former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon and other former pro athletes discussed the benefits of THC for pain relief.
The size of CWCBE has grown exponentially over the years. There were just 15 exhibitors in the event’s first year in 2014. This year, there were more than 100. The event’s surge over just a two-year span is another indication of the burgeoning cannabis industry.
“Based on Colorado’s numbers, if [marijuana] was legalized throughout the U.S., we’d have a $120 billion business just on recreational [sales],” Dr. Titus said.
The Los Angeles Convention Center will host the West Coast CWCBE in September. For more information, visit http://www.cwcbexpo.com.