PITTSBURGH, PA / ACCESSWIRE / April 11, 2017 / Former National Hockey League (NHL) player and medical cannabis advocate Darren McCarty will take center stage at the 2017 World Medical Cannabis Conference & Expo (WMCCExpo), April 21-22, 2017, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Boulevard, in Pittsburgh.

McCarty, a four-time Stanley Cup Champion and member of the famous “Grind Line” with the Detroit Red Wings, will share his experience with medical cannabis on Saturday, April 22, from 6-7 p.m.

Hosted by Compassionate Certification Centers™ (CCC) and Greenhouse Ventures LLC, the expo is the first large-scale, physician-led conference focused on establishing a more inclusive and progressive U.S. healthcare dialogue.

The WMCCExpo will feature educational seminars, professional training workshops, networking opportunities, and dynamic panels on the industry’s most compelling issues.

For tickets or information, call 1-888-316-9085 or visit www.cccregister.com.

Cannabis has become an integral part of healthcare regiments for ex-athletes dealing with chronic pain and the repercussions of head trauma.

For Darren McCarty, who spent 15 years in the NHL, the cannabis plant has become a priority. “This plant saved my life. Mind, body, and soul. I want everyone to know there are options and it could save their life too,” he says.

McCarty has been open about his struggles with addiction, mental disabilities, and concussion injuries. Since using medical cannabis he has been alcohol and opioid free.

“Freedom of choice means freedom of choice. It’s not about if you do or don’t, but having all the information and options to make whatever that choice is. This is what has worked for me, maybe others can take something away from my experience,” stated McCarty, who is an active cannabis industry advocate.

McCarty will be joined by other former athletes and patients at the WMCCExpo, including:

  • Ricky Williams, Heisman Trophy Winner and former NFL player
  • Eben Britton, Athletes For CARE ambassador, Former NFL offensive linesman
  • Todd Herremans, Athletes For CARE ambassador, Former NFL offensive guard
  • Nate Jackson, Athletes For CARE ambassador, Former NFL player and published author of Slow Getting Up: A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile and Fantasy Man
  • Marvin Washington, Athletes For CARE ambassador, NFL Super Bowl Winner & Cannabis Advocate

The WMCCExpo will attract upwards of 5,000 attendees, over 170 exhibiting companies, and dozens of medical, investment, and cannabis industry thought leaders. For tickets or information, call 1-888-316-9085 or visit www.cccregister.com.

About Compassionate Certification Centers

The 2017 World Cannabis Conference & Expo is presented by Pittsburgh-based Compassionate Certification Centers, a Syndikos Investments, LLC portfolio brand based in Middleton, Delaware. Compassionate Certification Centers™ implements the first of its kind membership program for all types of healthcare providers to access medical cannabis research and patients throughout the U.S. states, district and territories. Membership program benefits feature tools and resources needed to operate healthcare providers’ own certification centers including: potential patients based on geography, research, full-spectrum marketing, peer networking, legal documents and services, cannabis education and CME credits, cannabis product training, and much more. For more information visit www.compassionatecertificationcenters.com or join the discussion at Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Google+.

About Greenhouse Ventures

Greenhouse Ventures LLC is an innovation accelerator based in Center City, Philadelphia, PA that works with qualified early-stage cannabis and industrial hemp ventures raising up to $2.5M in seed capital. Greenhouse Ventures seeks cannabis ventures from the USA in sectors such as agriculture, green technology, medical technology, software as a service, laboratories and testing facilities, data analytics and reporting, entertainment and media, and to a lesser degree, infused products.

Press Contacts

Compassionate Certification Centers/WMCCExpo:
Melonie Kotchey, info@compassionatecertificationcenters.com, 888-316-9085 ext.101

Greenhouse Ventures:
Kevin Provost, kevin@greenhouse.ventures.com, 248-808-8120

Proven Media:
Neko Catanzaro, 401-484-4980, neko@provenmediaservices.com
Kim Prince, 480-221-7995, kim@provenmediaservices.com

Compassionate Certification Centers™ does not sell or distribute any products that are in violation of the United States Controlled Substances Act (US.CSA).

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