Former Pro Athletes Converge in Pittsburgh for 2018 World Medical Cannabis Conference & Expo



Professional Athletes Discuss Medical Cannabis in Sports Panel at WMCC Expo

Professional sports ambassadors from Athletes For CARE, a national not-for-profit organization, will headline a medical cannabis sports panel at the World Medical Cannabis Conference & Expo (WMCC Expo), April 12-14, 2018, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Boulevard, in Pittsburgh.

Former National Football League (NFL) players Marvin Washington and Eben Britton, National Hockey League (NHL) stars Darren McCarty and Riley Cote, alongside undefeated UFC Middleweight champion Frank Shamrock will lead a comprehensive discussion on medical cannabis in professional sports at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 13.

Jim McAlpine, founder of the 420 Games, a national tour of athletic events, and the New West Summit conferences will moderate the sports and cannabis panel.

Founded by pro athletes, Athletes For CARE is dedicated to raising awareness for important health issues facing both professional athletes and the public at large. The organization advocates for research, education and compassion when addressing these challenges.

The WMCC Expo sports and cannabis panel will feature:

  • Eben Britton, former NFL offensive linesman with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Chicago Bears.
  • Riley Cote, former NHL player for the Philadelphia Eagles he founded the Hemp Heals Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting cannabis as a viable renewable resource for all people.
  • Darren McCarty, former NHL player and four-time Stanley Cup Champion and member of the famous “Grind Line” with the Detroit Red Wings.
  • Frank Shamrock, first-ever champion of the UFC Middleweight division and four-time undefeated champion.
  • Marvin Washington, NFL Super Bowl Winner and cannabis advocate.

Hosted by Compassionate Certification Centers™ (CCC), the large-scale WMCC Expo will feature educational seminars, professional training courses, networking opportunities, and compelling presentations on the industry’s trending issues. Over 5,000 attendees are expected to attend, 170 exhibiting companies, and dozens of medical, investment, and cannabis industry thought leaders.

For tickets or information, call 1-888-316-9085 or visit

About Compassionate Certification Centers

Compassionate Certification Centers is a unique company devoted to assisting U.S. citizens who desire access to medical marijuana in a way that respects the laws and guidelines of each state law. Our approach involves convenient cannabis treatment center locations, provides nursing CBD/THC consultation and care, and proof of compliance for the respective Department of Health or Pharmacy depending on the state.

Compassionate Certification Centers goal is to create a network of care centers with a retail component in every region of the country. CCC is dedicated to serving the needs of all patients who want to take advantage of our medical cannabis, CBD products, or services. We offer a patient-friendly experience in a comfortable and supportive environment. Our team of experts will inform, educate and guide patients, from obtaining a Medical Card to an overall improved quality of life. For information, visit or join the discussion at Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Google+.


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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