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The Future of Cannabis Business Events – Hall of Flowers and WeedCon

WPI, Santa Rosa, CA, On Tuesday, September 18th, The Hall of Flowers concluded their two day B2B Expo for the cannabis Industry at the Sonoma County Fair grounds. With the mission of bringing together the most innovative brands, retailers, and industry insiders and to incubate the future of cannabis brands, Hall of Flowers is part of the new wave of B2B networking in the cannabis industry – the lifestyle trade show.

The Hall Of Flowers (referring to the buds of the cannabis plant as “flowers”) included growers and other industry participants including Canndescent, Flow Kana, Autumn Brands, Timeless, Henry’s Original, Mota and over 130 other company’s participating. The event also attracted hundreds of attendees from around the cannabis industry and they all filled the room to see keynote speaker Gary Vaynerchuk an early Facebook and Uber Investor and CEO of VaynerMedia, a full service digital agency.

The message from Mr. Vaynerchuk? This industry is exploding and investors and market participants need to be prepared. The cannabis industry is not only exploding in growth but evolving. With the FDA’s recent approval of a derivation of the marijuana plant as a treatment for children’s seizures, the decriminalization of the plant must follow and when that happens, doors open for cannabis business owners nationwide.

With a projected growth from 7 billion to over 50 billion in the next five years, the cannabis industry is creating multi-billion dollar sub-industries along with it. With the primary focus on the health and wellness aspects of cannabis, companies are making products from infused drinks, to body lotions, to relaxing bath salts designed and tested to produce a desired effect on the consumer. “Cannabis products can be designed to help various ailments including insomnia, nervousness and pain caused by inflammation,” says Kristina Aguirre of Mary’s Medicinals a cannabis company focusing on the healing benefits. “It is time for people to be educated about the medicinal qualities of this amazing plant,” she adds.

Cannabis shows focusing on the education and business aspect of the industry include the World Entrepreneurs Economic Development Conference in Ojai, CA or WeedCon 2018. The October event put on by WeedCon Productions, LLC and sponsored by Ojai Greens Dispensary will include on site rooms,education speakers, business networking, music, food, Ojai wine tours, VIP Lounge, five course pairing dinner with the Herbal Chef, Chris Sayegh, and radio interviews with Cannabusiness with Michael Miller and Dash Radio. Sponsors and event supporters include Kushy Punch, Flow Kana, Heavy Hitters, Papa& Barkley, Vet CBD, BR Merchant Solutions, Refined Hydro Carbon Solutions, Smojo Permanent Smoking Screen, Botanical Veterinary Products, Mary’s Medicinals, Cannabis Talk 101, High Times and others. WeedCon proceeds go to benefit disadvantaged children through Ojai, nonprofit, Safety Harbor Kids.

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