Reviewing the 2016 Los Angeles CWCB Expo

The cannabis industry continues to progress towards a greater sense of sophistication as demand increases for quality control and smart regulations. As this happens, there will be new opportunities for ancillary industries to provide hand-in-hand support to both the medical and recreational cannabis markets. At the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo), investors, regulators, and business operators can extend their knowledge about the equipment and procedures involved in producing safer, more consistent, efficient, and refined cannabis products.

The LA CWCB Expo took place on September 7-9, 2016 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The first day featured a mix of educational add-on workshops, while the exhibition floor was open to exploration on the second and third day. Featured during the event were more than a hundred different companies providing everything from auto-trimmers, seed-to-sale software, extraction equipment, packaging materials, facility development, and even educational, tax, insurance, and media specialists.


Keynote speakers included Montel Williams, Ted Chung, and special guest moderator Melissa Etheridge, who offered their insights on the developing industry. Additionally, there were several well-recognized cannabis companies who attended as model examples of current product progression. These included groups such as Kushy Punch, W-Vapes, Know Label / Canna Vine, Xanders Green Goods, and a wide array of agricultural hemp CBD product providers such as Hemp Meds, Charlotte’s Web by the Stanley Brothers, Plus CBD, Elixinol and even True Leaf Pet, which featured a line of healthy hemp-based products for dogs.

It wasn’t all business, however. As the Exhibit Hall closed, guests were treated to a Thursday networking event in which attendees could mingle with each other and enjoy a cannabis-themed film with appetizers and refreshments. For those seeking an opportunity in the fast-paced evolution of the cannabis industry, Vangst Talent Network held a special cannabis career fair on Saturday, September 10, 2016. Whether you were a beginner looking to start a new career or an expert looking to expand your horizons, this was an event that was definitely worth checking out.


With a growing number of states adopting and implementing new laws and regulative practices that permit the use and distribution of cannabis products, it is up to the industry to continue its trend of efficient and reliable products that are both ethically produced and safety screened, just like any other conventional, consumable product. At the CWCB Expo, one can certainly attain new insights and appreciation for these developing companies, who continue to progress the cannabis industry in its journey toward complete legalization and normalization.

We’d like to say thank you to all the sponsors, exhibitors, and attendees who helped make this a memorable, educational, and enjoyable event. For more information on the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition and any of its upcoming events, you can visit their website at: