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  • Christopher Smith, Publisher

CWCBE Coming to NYC

The Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo (CWCBE) is coming to New York City for the EIGHTH TIME, from Thursday June 2 to Saturday June 4, 2022. The cannabis industry's most important east coast event will be held again in the Jacob Javits Convention Center, Hall 3A, 11th Avenue & 38th Street, NY, NY 10001.

CWCBE 2022 will be co-hosted by journalist Carl Cameron; Founder and CEO of Pure Genesis Faye Coleman; Cannabis pioneer and entrepreneur Calvin Frye; and CEO of Panoptic Strategies and the CWCBE's Chief Strategist, Gretchen Gailey.

The theme of CWCBE 2022 is "Where Deals Get Done."

Here are just a few of the familiar faces we'll see at CWCBE this year:


  • Tremaine Wright, Chairwoman of the New York Cannabis Control Board, and former member of the NY State Assembly and

  • Chris Beals, CEO of Weedmaps

  • Mona Zhang, States Cannabis Policy Reporter for Politico

  • Nick Kovacevich, CEO of Greenlane Holdings, and

  • Tim Seymour, Co-Host of CNBC's "Fast Money"

  • ... and other special guests whose names are being kept secret until the event. But rest assured, CWCBE does not disappoint!


  • In a unique development, CWCBE is providing a dedicated section of the event space to Women Grow (Gia Moron, President) for the first Women Grow Pavilion featuring 15 women-owned cannabis companies.

  • The Education Pavilion to promote cannabis curricula from multiple colleges

  • The "She-Blaze" Podcast LIVE from the Exibition floor, and

  • the Proud Mary Lounge to provide exhibit space and a safe environment for the LGBTQ+ entrepreneurial community and to recognize Gay Pride Month.


Curated and Hosted content organized around the following themes:

Day 1: Thursday: Investing and Industry Progress

Day 2: Friday: Policy and Legislation

Day 3: Saturday: Cannabis and Lifestyle


CWCBE attendees also have the opportunity to attend special Networking Events including

  • The NORML Formal,

  • The Networking Mixer hosted by Weedmaps, (co-sponsored by NY Waterway, MGO and the law firm, Prince Lobel);

  • The "After" After Party on the roof of Yotel in Times Square

  • The Industry Yacht Party


Here's a breakdown of the CWCBE Schedule:

Thursday, June 2 Expo floor open: 10 am – 5 pm Conference program: 11 am – 4 pm Networking Mixer: 5 pm – 7 pm

Friday, June 3 Expo floor open: 10 am – 5 pm Workshop: 9 am – 11:30 am Conference Program: 11 am – 4 pm Industry Yacht Party: 6 pm – 10 pm

Saturday, June 4 Expo floor open: 10 am – 3 pm Conference Program: 11 am – 2 pm


And... it's Cannabis Week in New York City, so have a look at all the Events, Coupons, and Savings Opportunities HERE

The CWCBE events are organized and presented by Leading Edge Expos, Christine Iannuzzi, CEO.


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