Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition Workshops to Offer Invaluable Insight, Information about Cannabis Industry

September 23, 2019 12:11:17

The cannabis industry’s leading event organizer – Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) – brings the entire cannabis industry together for unprecedented learning, sharing, connecting and business building. This month’s expo, to be held September 26-28 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, will feature a stellar lineup of speakers, presenters and sessions. A highlight of this year’s Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition is the valuable workshops scheduled daily, which are available for a separate fee.

On Wednesday, September 25, CWCBExpo will present the first of five timely workshops. This preconference offering, scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. the day before the conference officially kicks off, is titled ‘Cannabis Law: Present and Future’. The cutting-edge event will focus on cannabis business law in California and beyond. Lawyers and nonlawyers are welcome to attend, and attendees will earn 5.25 hours of MCLE credit and receive a three-day expo pass. Greenbridge Corporate Counsel is the gold sponsor of this event, with Cannabis Law Digest serving as the media sponsor.

The keynote address for the session will be presented by Robert Ahn, president of the Los Angeles Cannabis Regulation Commission. Workshop sessions will cover a variety of topics, including the following:

  • The State of Cannabis Laws and Regulations in California;
  • Cannabis Industry Consolidation: Mergers, Acquisitions, RTOs and IPOs;
  • Status of Hemp CBD under Federal and California Laws and Regulations: To infuse or not to infuse (with hemp CBD), that is the question;
  • Evolution of California Social Equity Programs: Accessing Opportunity in California’s Cannabis Industry;
  • Local Bans, Deliveries, and Consumption Lounges: Topics in Local Cannabis Zoning Laws and Regulations; and
  • Employment Rights for Cannabis Consumers and Cannabis Industry Employees.

The workshop will also feature a panel discussion with experts in cannabis marketing, advertising, packaging and labeling laws and regulations in California.

On Thursday, September 26, the conference agenda features two afternoon workshops in addition to the regular conference fare. ‘Build, Grow and Expand Your Cannabis Business’, scheduled from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., is an extensive four-hour course designed for those looking to enter the cannabis industry who are unsure of exactly how to do it. The legal cannabis industry is projected to hit $57 billion by 2027 (, and this workshop will provide vital information for those wanting to get in on the ground floor of America’s premier cash crop.

This workshop will offer three different modules. Module one will cover business opportunities, company structure, product development and creating award-winning companies and brands. Module two will discuss the best way to enter the industry, including an overview of the risks, financials, benefits and rewards for each of these business opportunities. Module three will cover the merger and acquisition process for cannabis businesses, including values, timelines and the transfer of ownership process.

The second Thursday afternoon workshop, scheduled for 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., is titled ‘Cannabis Investing 101’. This workshop will address the fundamental terms, risks and opportunities investors should evaluate for a successful investment in the cannabis industry. Topics covered during this workshop will include the following:

  • Cannabis Investing Predictions for the Next Phase of the Industry;
  • Cannabis Investing in Public vs. Private Companies;
  • The Similarities and Differences in Cannabis Investing vs. Mainstream Investing;
  • California Opportunities and Challenges; and
  • Global Opportunities in Canada, Europe and Beyond.

The workshop will conclude with a networking and collaboration cocktail reception from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Titled ‘Hemp: The Dawning of a New Day in the USA’, Friday’s workshop offering is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. This event will discuss the current legal and regulatory landscape across the country and how it impacts the CBD, fiber and grain industries. Sessions included in this workshop are:

  • The State of Federal and California Hemp Regulations;
  • THC Testing Considerations: Selecting Genetics and Understanding Certificate of Analysis (COA); and
  • Hemp Cultivation: How-To and Best Practices.

This workshop will end with an invaluable Q&A session.

The final workshop of the CWCB event is slated for Saturday, September 28, and is titled ‘Cannabis, Hemp and CBD Retail Outlets: A Vision for the Future’. Held from noon to 5:00 p.m., this workshop will aim to offer an intense experience for cannabis, hemp or CBD retailers looking for the next phase of retailing their products or businesses. During this workshop, attendees will meet, network and learn from experienced business operators, industry retailers and marketing professionals. Topics will include the following:

  • The meaning of the new showroom for cannabis, hemp and CBD retailers;
  • Getting and keeping additional shelf space for products;
  • Identifying and capturing new distribution channels among fierce competition;
  • Achieving ubiquity of brand and ultimate brand recognition; and
  • Navigating and overcoming regulatory hurdles as the cannabis, hemp, and CBD industries rapidly evolve.

This workshop will also conclude with a networking and collaboration cocktail reception.

These valuable workshops will provide vital information, vision and support for a wide range of participants in the cannabis space and further enhance the value of attending Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo.

Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition is a business-to-business trade show event for the legalized cannabis industry. Held three times a year in the nation’s largest media, financial, and business markets – New York, Los Angeles and Boston – the expo is the leading forum 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 and fast-evolving industry.

For more information, visit the event’s website at

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