2018 World Medical Cannabis Conference & Expo

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

Don’t miss our 2018 World Medical Cannabis Conference & Expo!

Over 3,000 people attended the 2017 WMCCExpo, which featured over 150 different vendors, several keynote speakers, cannabis workshops, and an array of panel discussions with industry leaders. Join us from April 12-14, 2018 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA for our next annual World Medical Cannabis Conference & Expo! For more information on how to purchase tickets, advertise with us, or become a speaker or sponsor, please call 888-316-9085 or email ken@compassionatecertificationcenters.com.

About the Conference

The 2018 World Medical Cannabis Conference & Expo will feature three days of beginner to professional cannabis presentations from first time patients, guidance on how to get your medical marijuana card, and courses and workshops from cannabis doctors, attorneys, CPA’s, nurses, and industry research experts.

We are also planning to have larger focus on exhibit hall traffic plenty of entertainment from comedians, professional athletes, and music artists, along with on-site patient medical marijuana certification, and a Gateway Clipper fundraiser event.

What to Expect?

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Dr. Cyril Wechit

Forensic Science Consultant, Author & Former Coroner of Allegheny County

Darren McCarty

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

Dr. Sue Sisley

Psychiatrist & Former Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine

Captain Kirk

Instructor at Oaksterdam University, Creator of Award-Winning Edibles

Dr. Christian Bogner, MD

MD, Cannabis Researcher

Regina Nelson, Ph.D.

Medical Cannabis Author


  • 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

2018 Excellence in Cannabis Awards

Vote for the best in Cannabis while enjoying a fundraising event benefiting patients who are struggling to afford their cannabis medicine.

  • 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: $249 per person
  • Nominations: Free and online

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 want your nominations on the who’s who and what’s what impacting the growing cannabis landscape.

We invite you to purchase tickets to the Excellence in Cannabis Awards Ceremony 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, comedy entertainment by famously funny Gab Bonesso, DJ Music Entertainment & Dancing, and Award Ceremony.

Award Nomination Process

A panel of judges comprised of Administrator executives of Compassionate Certification Centers, host of the 2018 World Medical Cannabis Conference & Expo will select finalists from the pool of online nominations, resulting in the selection of three finalists in consideration for each of the twenty categories. Online ballot voting will allow the people who know a company or individual best to cast a vote for a finalist for each category. The business or individual with the most online votes will be selected as the winner.

Finalists will be notified of their selection on Sunday, April 1, 2018. The winners will be announced on Friday, April 13, at the 2018 Excellence in Cannabis Awards Ceremony. Purchase your ticket today by clicking here.

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