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Montel Williams to Keynote Cannabis World Congress New York


Montel Williams, a prominent medical cannabis advocate, will deliver a Keynote Address at the 5th Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) in New York. Taking place May 30 – June 2, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, CWCBExpo is the only event for the legalized cannabis industry held in New York City, the business, financial and media capital of the world,.

Williams' keynote, Friday, June 1 at at 10:00 a.m., comes at a pivotal time for the Tri-state area in the legalization and acceptance of medical and recreational cannabis. "To put it mildly, we live in interesting times when it comes to cannabis policy," said Williams. "I've been actively involved in reforms passed throughout the tri-state region, and I'm very much looking forward to the opportunity to deliver the keynote at CWCBExpo here in the city I called home for so many years."

Montel Williams earned his media celebrity status as an Emmy Award winning television personality whom Americans invited into their homes for more than 17 years. He is a decorated former naval officer, author, entrepreneur and wellness advocate who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in 1999 and has used cannabis products ever since as a medication to manage the disease's symptoms. Williams has also helped lead the push for military veterans to legally access medical cannabis without the threat of losing benefits.

In addition to Williams' Keynote, CWCBExpo NY features a comprehensive educational program that provides a roadmap of success for new or established businesses. The NY seminar program (May 31 – June 2) is led by industry experts in agriculture, business-building, science, regulations, medicine, law, and investment and is made up of curated panel presentations, lectures, and interactive discussions. Topic tracks to be covered include: Cannabis 101, Investing, Policy & Legal, Cultivation, Safety & Regulations, Extractions & Infusions, Banking & Finance, Advocacy as well as localized education on opportunities and legalities specific to the Northeast and global regions.