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New York City Cannabis Week 2019 Schedule

The Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo (CWCBE) returned to New York’s Javits Convention Center from May 29 to June 1. Here’s a list of CWCBE highlights as well as other events on the New York Cannabis Week schedule.

May 28

• New York’s largest monthly networking event, CannaGather, focused on “The Power of the Brand,” with Sally Parker Nichols from Bloom Farms Distribution and David Heldreth from True Terpenes.

Location: Galvanize, 303 Spring St., New York, NY

Time: 7-9 pm

Tickets: $49.99-$149.99

• Women Grow NYC hosted the official Cannabis Week Welcome Party. This schmooze event will feature a beer and wine happy hour from 6-7 pm and hors d’oeuvres from 6-9 pm.

Location: Callie’s Taqueria & Tequila Bar, 547 Lenox Ave., New York, NY

Time: 6-9 pm

Tickets: $10

May 29

• The first day of the CWCBE featured a four-hour seminar, “How to Purchase or Open a Cannabis Business,” led by Chloe Villano and Adam Dunn from Clover Leaf University and Jaime Lewis from Coldwater Consulting and Mountain Medicine.

Location: Room 1A03, Javits Convention Center, 655 W. 34 St., New York, NY

Time: 9 am-1 pm

Tickets: $200

• Curved Papers hosted the NORML FORML, a fundraiser for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. There will be speeches by Joy Beckerman, David Holland, Joseph Bondy and David Heldreth; music by Jeff NYC Funk and Gus Fafalios and Roger DeBonis; and an art installation by Jacob Wheeler.

Location: Jue Lan Club, 49 W. 20 St., New York, NY

Time: 7-10 pm

Tickets: $75

• Another fundraiser, this one for Minorities for Medical Marijuana, featured a screening of Fab 5 Freddy’s pot doc, Grass Is Greener, followed by a panel discussion.

Location: Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam St., New York, NY

Time: 6:30-10 pm

Tickets: $50

• The second in a series of Brooklyn events presented by Women Grow NYC, Continuing the Cannabis Conversation  featured a panel discussion focusing on starting a business or getting a job in the marijuana industry.

Location: Emmanuel Baptist Church, 36 St. John’s Pl., Brooklyn, NY

Time: 6-9 pm

Tickets: $35

May 30

Javits Convention Center on 11th Ave. at 34 St. in New York

• The CWCBE officially opened to all attendees. Steve White from Harvest Health & Recreation delivered the conference keynote (Room 1A13, 10:30 am) and panel discussions took place throughout the day. More than 150 companies exhibited on the convention floor.

Location: Javits Convention Center, 655 W. 34 St., New York, NY

Time: 10 am-5 pm

Tickets: $50-$75

• CWCBE attendees headed over to Hudson Terrace (621 W. 46 St.) for a rooftop afterparty hosted by Pistil Point Cannabis, Fab 5 Freddy, Chloe Villano and Danny Danko from High Times and from 6:30-10 pm.

May 31

• The second full CWCBE day offered a diverse lineup of seminars, presentations and panel discussions, including “Hemp: The Dawning of a New Day in the USA” (Room 1A10, 9 am-12 pm, $200), “Cannabis Bootcamp for Seasoned Investors” (Room 1A03, 1-6 pm, $500), a conversation with Bruce Linton from Canopy Growth (Room 1A13, 12-1 pm) and “The Legalization of Cannabis & Future Business Opportunities in New York and New Jersey (Room 1A12, 3-3:50 pm).

Location: Javits Convention Center, 655 W. 34 St., New York, NY

Time: 10 am-5 pm

Tickets: $50-$75 (plus extra seminar fees)

• A special networking event, the Industry Yacht Party, featured  Cannabis Business Awards, presented by Clover Leaf University, live music, food and drinks as the boat will tour around New York’s spectacular harbor.

Location: Pier 81, 41 St. & 12th Ave., New York, NY

Time: 7-10:30 pm

Tickets: sold out

June 1

• The CWCBE concluded with a seminar – “Clinical & Therapeutic Applications of Medical Cannabis,” Room 1A03. 7:30 am-4:30 pm, $500) – and a number of panel discussions, including “How the Media & Public Relations Influences the Cannabis Industry” (Room 1A12, 2-2:50 pm).

Location: Javits Convention Center, 655 W. 34 St., New York, NY

Time: 8 am-4 pm

Tickets: $50-$75 (plus extra seminar fee)

June 2

• After all the week’s activities, Selfcare Sunday helped attendees unwind with a pilates class led by  Kym B and a SannaOhana Yoga & Wellness CBD session.

Location: Come Back Daily, 381 Broadway, New York, NY

Time: 10:30 am-12 pm

Tickets: $10

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