2018 World Medical Cannabis Conference & Expo

April 12-14, 2018 | David L. Lawrence Convention Center | Pittsburgh, PA

2018 World Medical Cannabis Conference & Expo
The Intersection of Cannabis Culture

The 2018 World Medical Cannabis Conference & Expo serves the growing national cannabis market. Hosted by Compassionate Certification Centers, a leader in medical marijuana healthcare, the large-scale event is designed to bring together thought leaders from all industry sectors.

Whether you are new to the industry or a cannabis veteran, the 2018 WMCCExpo is where East Coast and West Coast innovation intersect.

The inaugural 2017 World Medical Cannabis Conference & Expo received extensive local and national media coverage, Over 3,000 people attended the event which featured more than 150 exhibitors, high-profile guest speakers, local and national sponsors, and educational courses and panels with cannabis industry experts.

Meet, network, and engage with medical and recreational cannabis professionals, cultivators, dispensary operators, license applicants, patients, job seekers, entrepreneurs, investors, healthcare providers, advocacy groups, ancillary business owners, those new to the industry, and others.

Receive in depth insight on the most sought-after fields in the industry. Register for any one of our full-day courses that include a CME for healthcare practitioners, CPE for accountants, CLE for legal professionals, and an Investor Workshop.

For more information on how to purchase tickets, register for courses, advertise with us, or become a speaker or sponsor, please call 888-316-9085 or email ken@compassionatecertificationcenters.com.

About the Conference

Pittsburgh steel forged America’s great cities and its iconic skylines. Now it’s building the next great American commodity. Medical and recreational cannabis is the future of U.S. economy, policy, and healthcare. Discover how you can make an impact and usher in this new era of industry.

The three-day 2018 World Medical Cannabis Conference & Expo is open to the public and will feature a Gateway Clipper river cruise and fundraiser; CLE, CPE, CME and investor courses for beginners and professionals; on-site Pennsylvania patient certifications, B2B networking opportunities, and high-profile medical, financial, sports, and cannabis industry guest speakers.

What to Expect?

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Dr. Cyril Wecht

Forensic Science Consultant, Author & Former Coroner of Allegheny County

Darren McCarty

4-Time Stanley Cup Champion & Vice President of Business Development for Cushman Wakefield

Frank Shamrock

Retired UFC Middleweight Champion

Eben Britton

Athletes For CARE Ambassador & Former NFL Offensive Linesman

Riley Cote

Former NHL Philadelphia Flyers

Marvin Washington

Athletes For CARE Ambassador, NFL Super Bowl Winner & Cannabis Advocate

Regina Nelson, Ph.D.

Medical Cannabis Author

Cátia Kossovsky

Owner of Kossovsky Law PLLC

Josh Crossney

President, CEO & Founder jCanna, Inc.

Jose Belen

United States Army Combat Veteran

Captain Kirk

Creator of Award-Winning Edibles

Dr. Sue Sisley

Psychiatrist & Former Clinical Assistant Professor


  • Exhibit Hall with entertainment from comedians, professional athletes, and music artists!
  • Keynote speakers on each day of the conference
  • Networking events and opportunities
  • CBD presentations and educational workshops
  • Cannabis workshops for new patients, parents, and caregivers
  • Excellence in cannabis award cremonies
  • Opportunities to establish your brand in cannabis markets


  • A CPE course for Accountants
  • A CLE course for Attorney’s
  • A CME course for Health Care Providers and emphasis on Pharmacists

Workshops Topics:

For Patients:

  • Medicinal Menus: A Patient’s Guide to Cooking with Cannabis
  • Dosing Do’s and Don’ts: Learning How to Medicate for Your Body
  • Toke Trends: Vaporizing, Tinctures, Topicals, and More
  • How to Talk to a Loved One About Cannabis/ Addressing Cannabis with Your Family
  • Understanding Your Rights: Deciphering State Laws and Regulations as a Patient

For Health Care Providers:

  • Debunking Cannabis Myths: Meet the Top Cannabis Researchers
  • Opioid Crisis: Cannabis Alternatives for a National Addiction
  • Pharmacists and Health Care Providers

Plant 101:

  • An Introduction to CBDs: How to Incorporate them into Your Treatment Plan
  • Home Grown: How to Cultivate Your Personal Cannabis Greenhouse
  • Sustainable Cultivation Techniques: Greenhouse vs. Warehouse
  • Dispensary Doors Open
  • How to Bake with Cannabis

For Businesses:

  • International Cannabis: The Current State of the Global Cannabis Economy and Where it is Going
  • The Ancillary Business Surge: How to Capitalize on the Cannabis Market without a License
  • Technology for Your Cannabis Operation: Cultivators & Retailers
  • Investing and Reinvesting: Markets to Watch in 2018
  • Jobs in Cannabis
  • Canada and the USA Markets
  • Networking Events

2018 Excellence in Cannabis Awards

Event Overview

The cannabis industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S., and now it’s time to recognize the companies and individuals whose knowledge, products, and expertise have been influential in shaping the legal cannabis market.

We invite you to purchase tickets to the Gateway Dinner Cruise  on Friday, April 13, on the Gateway Clipper Cruise ship. Formal attire or business casual sailing the rivers of Pittsburgh. Dockside entertainment with steel pan drums, DJ Music Entertainment, and  dancing.

This is a fundraiser and proceeds go to Disabled American Veterans and Make a Wish Foundation.

  • Location: Gateway Clipper (holds 400 guests)
  • Date: Friday, April 13, 2018
  • Pickup/Return: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Depart: David L. Lawrence Convention Center
  • Individual Ticket: $75: Early Bird, $85: Regular, $100: Onsite tickets
  • Sponsored By: Legally Mine & Cannabis Medical Network

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