Official 2017 Southwest Cannabis Conference & Expo
& 2017 Southeast Cannabis Conference & Expo show schedule
Here is the official recap of what all we have going on and where we see our partners, sponsors and exhibitors fitting in for our EVENTS in 2017. Please keep in mind we are a highly adaptable and fast moving group so we might be getting into some other cool projects or markets. We will make every effort to incorporate our partners, sponsors and exhibitors as inexpensively as possible.
Dallas/Fort Worth April 21 – 23, 2017
Fort Worth Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas.
As you know, In Texas, Senator Menendez filed an amendment to the Compassionate Use Act that would expand the medical marijuana program to allow cannabis with higher amounts of THC, so Texas is expanding their medical marijuana program. Click here to go to Texas DPS Senate bill 339 and main Texas DPS site here. So Cannabis is going to be a hot topic around Texas in general but during our April show, as Texas Legislation will be in session and will be approving the first licenses for the state the last week of April, so Cannabis will be a major topic in the media.
We’ve got lots of exciting things happening this year, ProAthletesProCannabis.com will host it first ever event at SWCC Expo Texas, as well Alexis Bortell returns and is going to be releasing her book along with being a keynote speaker and doing book signings during the show this year. She’s a strong voice against Texas politicians and has some quotes from several of them in her book. Here is an article from her speech at the 1st Annual Southwest Cannabis Conference & Expo Texas.
The future of medical marijuana in Texas, an estimate of the number of people who could benefit from medical marijuana. Using Colorado’s medical program as a guide, a comprehensive medical marijuana law in Texas — which would allow for all levels of THC and CBD that could treat many medical conditions — could treat about 565,000 patients.
Adam Bierman, CEO of the Los Angeles-based marijuana management and consulting firm MedMen, said Texas is well-positioned for the evolution of a robust medical marijuana industry.
“There will be a real industry there,” he said. “A new industry will be built.” State law will expand beyond the narrow use of CBD as soon as lawmakers understand the will of the voters, he said.
Fort Worth April 21, 2017
Proathletesprocannabis.com (PAPC) is working directly with several Professional Athletes, ex-NFL players, their non profit organizations and In conjunction with the leading Texas and National organizations involved in cannabis advocacy in organizing and hosting an event who’s attendees will include NFL players, professional athletes, doctors, health professionals, university professors, investors, business representatives and media outlets.
We will be gathering to discuss the harms of cannabis prohibition, and needed changes to the NFL’s and other sports current cannabis policy. We will have a celebrity moderated panel of professional athletes, ex NFL players and doctors.
Pro Athletes Pro Cannabis will be taking place days before the start of the 2017 NFL draft, so this event will garnish some major national exposure, all parties involved are on the same page and we are focusing on bringing attention to the cause.
Main Street Arts Festival, the longest running festival in downtown Fort Worth during our show in April. 2017 marks the 32nd year MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival has brought arts and entertainment to the streets of downtown Fort Worth, which is taking place on the same days as the convention – Attendance last year was approximately 80,000.
We are also coordinating with the Dallas/Ft. Fort Worth Marijuana march for added publicity.
Miami/Fort Lauderdale June 8 – 10 2017
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
At $1.6 billion in 2020, Florida would be about half the size of projected market leader California with its estimated $3.3 billion in medical sales, according to the report. the state could see medical marijuana sales of $10.7 million in 2017, $277.7 million in 2018, $1.1 billion in 2019 and $1.6 billion in 2020, according to the New Frontier and Arcview report.
FORBES – Florida Medical Marijuana Sales Could Rival Colorado By 2020 – Florida voters legalized medical marijuana during this past election with more than 70% of the vote. Florida has the fifth-highest median age and is one of the most popular places to retire in the country. It is considered to be well-positioned to serve the aging population with medical cannabis products. The New Frontier report believes that Florida could end up becoming 7.5% of the total legal U.S. cannabis market and 14% of the medical marijuana market by 2020.
WHAT THE NEW FLORIDA AMENDMENT DOES
It allows the use of medical marijuana for people with debilitating medical conditions as determined by a licensed physician. In 2014, the Florida Legislature approved the use of low-THC and non-smoked cannabis for patients suffering from cancer, epilepsy, chronic seizures and chronic muscle spasms. It was expanded last year to include patients with terminal conditions under the Right to Try Act and allowed them to use higher strains.
Patients suffering from HIV/AIDS, glaucoma, post-traumatic stress disorder, ALS, Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, or other similar conditions will now be covered.
October 12 – 14, 2017
Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Bringing back the expo for our 3rd year, with former President of Mexico Vincente Fox keynoting. With President Fox speaking, Mexico’s legalization and several other latin American countries legal, we anticipate this to be the largest Cannabis Conference event in the southwest, not to mention this is the 3rd Annual Southwest Cannabis Conference & Expo. The entire $450 million dollar Arizona MMJ industry will be attending, as we invite all dispensary owners, growers and ancillary companies to come for free, as well as provide free passes to all of the veterans and card holders in the state. Public is obviously welcome as well and we promote this as a Kid Friendly Cannabis Conference due to the educational aspects of our tracks on Saturday.
We also have Bruce Barcott and several new athletes (along with some of the well known athletes) in the space and a several well known doctors that will all be participating. Its going to be our biggest show to date for sure, we have lots of cool stuff going on down on the expo floor, networking law lounge, certification center and we are looking to have a full cooking demo area on the expo floor as well. As add-on’s we have CME and CLE courses being offered, Investor Summit is being held on Thursday along with the ProAthletesProCannabis.com event.
We are going to continue on and have a celebrity-moderated panel of ex-NFL players and other prominent doctors will share their knowledge with members of the community. This event will get major national exposure, while the focus is on bringing attention to the many issues confronting the NFL in an era of quickly-changing cannabis laws around the country.
Click here to see last years news coverage of 2016 SWCC Expo Phoenix
Link to sponsorship deck –https://swccexpo.com/phoenix2017/sponsorship-deck/
1st Annual Mexico Cannabis Conference & Expo
Mexico City, Mexico – Over 30 national news outlets followed this milestone for Medical Marijuana, Inc. and access to medical cannabis in Mexico, highlighting the benefits of CBD hemp oil. They speculated that the Mexican CBD market to be worth $12 billion and could replace up to 40% of the drugs used for neurodegenerative diseases. – http://www.medicalmarijuanainc.com/hempmeds-mexico/