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Pro Athletes to Discuss CTE and Cannabis at New York Trade Show & Conference


CWCBExpo NY to Feature Thought-Leadership Panel on Medical Marijuana, Head Injuries, and Pain Management

PARAMUS, NEW JERSEY, USA, March 10, 2016 / -- A groundbreaking panel will take place at the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (, June 16, 2016 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center that will provide a high-level and personal discussion of the benefits of CBD found in medical marijuana and sports related injuries, including chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) concussions.

Pro athletes from the NFL and NHL will provide frank insight on how legally using cannabis has helped them manage pain, become less reliant on prescription painkillers, and not affect their playing performance. This thought-leadership panel "CTE, Concussions and CBD;" will feature:

Charlie Adams, NFL wide receiver who played for the Denver Broncos and Houston Texans
Eben Britton, a NFL guard and tackle has played for Jacksonville Jaguars and Chicago Bears and currently is a free agent.
Riley D. Cote is former professional ice hockey player (NHL) with the Philadelphia Flyers and is currently an assistant coach with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.
Nathan Ross "Nate" Jackson a former NFL wide receiver who played six seasons with the Denver Broncos.

Joining this high-level discussion will be Heather Jackson, CEO of Realm of Caring, a non-profit and advocacy group that provide support services and resources to those using cannabinoid products.

CWCBExpo NY ( is the leading business event on the East Coast that will provide the entire spectrum of information, products and services for the cannabis industry and covers the hottest issues in investment, opportunities, innovations and regulations. Taking place June 15-17, 2016 at the Javits Center in New York City, CWCBExpo NY is a must attend event for those in the industry as well as for those who are just entering this multi-faceted growing market.

"When the Bright Lights Fade" is a Realm of Caring fundraising campaign designed to increase awareness about the potential for cannabinoids to provide relief to athletes with proceeds raised going toward funding research with Johns Hopkins University. A new video highlighting this important mission, and featuring some of the NFL sport panelists and narrated by medical marijuana advocate and CWCBExpo LA keynote speaker in 2015, international rock star Melissa Etheridge, can be viewed here:

"In talking to many NFL players, I have heard a reoccurring theme, and that is 'protect the shield.' The NFL will now have an opportunity to protect their players, and I consider that a much more valiant effort. Research into CTE will help all neurodegenerative disorders, so a project like this is exciting to me personally and professionally," added Ms. Jackson, of Realm of Caring.

"CTE, Concussions and CBD," thought-leadership panel is part of the comprehensive educational agenda that is presented at CWCBExpo NY. Conference delegates can participate in Add-On Workshops, June 15, that provide all-day education on business, career and investment fundamentals. There will also be over 70 sessions with vetted industry experts and pioneers in the 2-day conference (June 16-17) that includes a headlining keynote speaker, the thought-leadership panels, regulatory updates, NY dispensary and includes session tracks focused on Creating Your Business, Running Your Business, High Finance, Opportunities, and Trends in High Growth Areas. On Friday, June 17, the thought-leadership panel at CWCBExpo NY will be "Industrial Hemp: Made in America," spotlighting this plant that can transform the agricultural and manufacturing landscape.

An evening fundraiser, Fashion & Food on High, will offer another opportunity for networking and celebrating the industry. Taking place on Thursday, June 16th, at the Copacabana in Times Square, this special event will spotlight the growing hemp lifestyle and create awareness for advocacy groups promoting the health benefits of industrial hemp and cannabidiol extracts.

Featured exhibitors participating in CWCBExpo NY include Amercanex, Apeks, Cannabis Career Institute, Carp Law, Clover Leaf University, Conviron, Forever Flowering Greenhouses, Gradujuana, Helderpad, HighNY, Hiller, PC, Incredibles, International Cannabis Association, Labscape, Jane, Medicine Man, MJ Freeway, MJIC, Nexus Corporation, Potbotics, The Cannabis Co Operative, Transcend Lighting, True Leaf, and many others. CWCBExpo NY is also partnering with leading advocacy groups, associations, and media partners.

Discounted conference rates are now being offered for advance registration. For more information on the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo in New York, June 15-17, (CWCBExpo in NY) visit: For sponsoring or exhibiting information contact the CWCBExpo sales teams at or click here:

Related Exhibition:
CWCBExpo NY 2016
2nd Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo
7/15/2016 - 7/17/2016
Venue: Javits Center, New York, United States

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