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Industry Leaders Line the Walls of the Javits Center in NYC for the CWCB Expo and Conference

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1NORML

Keith Stroup (Right), founder of NORML, was a keynote speaker at the CWCBE conference. He stands beside (center) Jenn Pedini, NORML Business Manager and (Left) Danielle Keane, NORML Policy Director at the Cannabis World Congress Business Expo and Conference in New York City, on June 17, 2016.

2Vote Hemp

Following a panel on the future of hemp in America, Jesse Stanley, of the Stanley Brothers, speaks with hemp expert Eric Steenstra, president of Vote Hemp. The Stanley Brothers began breeding for high CBD cannabis strains in 2009 and are the creators of Charlotte’s Web, a whole plant hemp extract containing the entire range of U.S. Government patented cannabinoids.

3High NY

Michael Zaytsev, founder of High NY, New York’s largest Cannabis Meetup, talks about his popular networking group and his free downloadable book at the CWCBE conference in New York City.

4Women Grow

Jazmin Hupp, CEO of Women Grow, poses for this photo-op with the Women Grow team. Their latest endeavor is organizing weekend getaways for women in the cannabis business.

5Rene Turner

Rene Turner is one of the recipients of a medical cannabis license in Ohio. She’s at the cannabis expo to get to know industry leaders.

6Les Stark

Hemp historian, Les Stark, holds up his new book on the history of hemp in Pennsylvania titled, Hempstone Heritage. Currently, the Keystone state is fighting for the right to once again grow hemp post-prohibition.

7PA Ganjapreneurs

These ganjapreneurs came from Pennsylvania to the CWCBE Conference in New York City seeking opportunities in the green space. Their specialties are infused cooking, and growing cannabis.

8Apeks

Andy Joseph, President of Apeks Supercritical, explains to attendees how his CO2 extraction machine works on the plant.

9CBD for Life

Available across the country, CBD for Life combines CBD with essential oils and other natural ingredients to create a whole line of beauty and health products, as well as skin care.

10420 Chef

Jeff, the 420 chef, has been dubbed “The Julia Child of Weed” by The Daily Beast. His cookbook, The 420 Gourmet focuses how infused food benefits health and mood, while providing detailed dosing instructions and preparation techniques. The book is available for preorder and is out June 28th, 2016.

All images courtesy of Chloe Sommers

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