Cannabis Business Certification and Career Workshops Presented at New York Trade Show & Conference

Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition, June 17-19, Offers Dedicated Courses on How to Open a Cannabis Business & Career Opportunities

(Paramus, NJ, May 2015)—A six-hour certification program on “How to Open a Cannabis Business,” is being presented at the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) at the Javits Center in New York, NY.  Taking place on Wednesday, June 17th this workshop is part of a dedicated day of education at the leading event on the East Coast for the legalized and medical marijuana industry.

Led by Clover Leaf University, the first cannabis university to be approved, regulated and licensed by the Department of Higher Education, “How to Open a Cannabis Business” is an essential primer for anyone looking to get started in the cannabis industry.  Attendees will learn about state laws, trade secrets, dispensary management and compliance, and mass warehouse cultivation.  Insider information on the various methods of extraction and the approved systems and procedures one must follow to produce extractions will also be covered.

“With an industry still growing, this workshop is the most thorough program being offered to educate anyone interested in entering the cannabis industry, “ said Dan Humiston, President of International Cannabis Association, sponsors of the CWCBExpo in New York.

“We are honored to be part of the ICA sponsored program at CWCBExpo.  New York lawmakers have opened their minds and hearts to medical marijuana. To have Clover Leaf offer the first Higher Education endorsed certification program in New York to so many people looking to start their own business is not only exciting, but the right step toward fostering a responsible business environment,” said Chloe Villano, President & Founder of Clover Leaf University.

Prior to “How to Open a Cannabis Business,” an introductory workshop on the different jobs and careers available in the cannabis industry will be presented by the Cannabis Career Institute.  Taking place on June 17th from 9:00 -10:30 a.m., the “Career Cannabis Workshop,” will provide an overview of all the different jobs and careers available in the cannabis industry.  Attendees will learn what skills and training are necessary to become a Budtender, Grow Master, Extraction Specialists, Infused Product Specialist and other “in” industry jobs.  Ancillary and support service careers in healthcare, plumbing, security and marketing to name a few will also be reviewed.

The Add-On Workshops at CWCBExpo in New York, including a “Doctor & Health Care Providers Conference on Medical Marijuana for New York” complement the comprehensive two-day educational program June 18-19.  More than 40 sessions, featuring top industry experts and though leaders, provides the latest insight and strategies for the legal, regulatory, financial, operational, retail, marketing and healthcare sectors of the industry.

CWCBExpo in New York presents a Keynote Address by Ethan Nadelmann, President & Founder of the Drug Policy Alliance and a “Medical Marijuana Regulatory Summit,” led by New York State Senator Diane Savino.  “Investing in the Cannabis Industry While Managing Risk,” for qualified investors rounds out the educational agenda at CWCBExpo in New York.

CWCBExpo in New York also features an exhibit floor (June 18-19) with suppliers in the industry showcasing cutting-edge products and services to those in the business, entrepreneurs looking to enter the market, medical professionals and dispensary owners, investors, and providers of professional services.

The Add-On Workshops, 2-day education program, and exhibits at CWCBExpo in New York makes it the largest event on the East Coast providing learning and networking opportunities for healthcare professionals, lawyers, investors, entrepreneurs as well as established cannabis business owners and suppliers of products and services to the industry.

To register online for CWCBExpo in New York at discounted rates go to For more information on sponsoring or exhibiting contact Don Berey, Show Director at or call 201-881-1614.


About International Cannabis Association

The International Cannabis Association (ICA) provides the resources necessary for professionals to succeed in the cannabis industry. Whether considering starting a cannabis business, taking an existing cannabis business to the next level or expanding service to support the cannabis industry, the ICA is here to help.  By offering educational conferences and networking events, the International Cannabis Association brings together experts from across the cannabis industry as well as individuals simply interested in getting started.  As the cannabis industry’s business-to-business association, the ICA is the professional’s source for timely, entrepreneurial and high-quality information.  For more information visit

About Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo)

The Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo) are produced by Leading Edge Expositions in partnership with the International Cannabis Association (ICA).   The events are the leading professional forums for dispensary owners, growers, suppliers, investors, medical professionals, government regulators, legal counsel, and entrepreneurs looking to achieve business success and identify new areas of growth in this dynamic industry.  In 2015, CWCBExpo will take place June 17-19, at the Javits Convention Center in New York, and the CWCBExpo Fall will be held September 16-18, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA.  To learn more about the CWCBExpos go to  Connect on Twitter/CWCBExpo and Facebook/CWCBExpo.

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