First of Its Kind Medical Marijuana Business Expo to Educate Thousands of Healthcare Providers, Patients, and Entrepreneurs Seeking Medical Cannabis Knowledge and Next-Steps in Pennsylvania’s Newly Legalized Market

Pittsburgh, PA – September 28, 2016 – Compassionate Certification Centers™ is proud to announce the World Medical Marijuana Business Conference & Expo that will be held April 21 – 22, 2017 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center located at 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The one-of-a-kind medical marijuana expo addresses the question, “Medical marijuana is legal – now what?” The WMMBCExpo is different than other marijuana conferences and is deploying resources to educate healthcare providers coast-to-coast and the American public — regardless of what state they reside in. The organization’s mission is to connect their proprietary database of more than 500,000 potential patients – who are likely eligible and seeking a physician certified in their state to recommend a medical marijuana card – and 60,000+ physicians. The database is growing approximately by 35 people per day.

“CCC is hosting this event in Pittsburgh because we believe the time to educate and expand knowledge regarding medical marijuana is now,” states Dr. Bryan Doner, DO, CEO and Medical Director & Co-Founder of Compassionate Certification Centers™. “With the new legislation, Pennsylvania became the ‘tipping point’ state, meaning that more than 51% of the U.S. population has access to some form of cannabis. The interest and need is increasing in our state at a rapid pace, and we believe the WMMBCExpo will fill this void and offer clinical providers, patients, business owners and entrepreneurs with the information they will need to move forward and navigate the waters of medical marijuana.”

Doner continues, “It is imperative that all physicians and providers have a baseline understanding of medical marijuana. As a provider – whether you support medical marijuana or not – healthcare providers have a commitment to their patients to understand this new and developing treatment option. Many patients will be asking questions pertaining to medical marijuana, and in order to provide the accurate answers they are seeking, healthcare providers must have at least a minimal knowledge base on the subject. Our aim at Compassionate Certification Centers™ and at the WMMBCExpo is to provide this knowledge base in an unbiased and interactive nature.”

The WMMBCExpo is distinctly different from other marijuana conventions. Compassionate Certification Centers’™ focus is on the clinical aspects of medical cannabis, specifically aimed at providers and patients. At the WMMBCExpo, Compassionate Certification Centers™ will sponsor a CME course encompassing medical marijuana which will offer providers an opportunity to earn 22.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits (including Risk Management Hours).

Doner concludes, “A CME track at the WMMBCExpo provides a comprehensive knowledge base and direction for healthcare providers interested in medical marijuana. It will be provided in conjunction with The Answer Page, whose organization is responsible for the medical marijuana education for providers in multiple states.”

Comprehensive resources for cannabis patients and physicians in Pennsylvania and surrounding states at the World Medical Marijuana Business Conference & Expo include:

  • Medical education conference with CME credits: 22.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits (including Risk Management Hours)
  • Educational seminars for patients and healthcare providers
  • Panel discussions including “Cannabis Addresses the Nation’s #1 Health Epidemic: Prescription Opioid Addiction
  • Hundreds of exhibits, thousands of attendees
  • Business resources including venture capitalists for investment opportunities

Details on the conference, sponsorships and how to exhibit can be found at

About Compassionate Certification Centers™

Compassionate Certification Centers™ is a Syndikos Investments, LLC portfolio brand that produces the World Medical Marijuana Business Conference & Expo. 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 details, 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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