21 Sep HempMeds® Travels to Los Angeles for the West Coast Cannabis World Conference and Business Expo
Thousands of attendees with links to the cannabis industry gathered in Los Angeles in early September for the Cannabis World Conference and Business Exposition.
The Cannabis World Conference and Expo (CWCBE) is a three day event aimed at furthering the cannabis industry. The last CWCBE was held at the Javits Center in NYC this past June, where HempMeds® hosted a booth and sponsored educational presentations. The West Coast CWCBE took place from September 7-9 at the Los Angeles Convention Center near the popular LA Live venue.
Coverage of the event by ABC 7 News revealed the many businesses already active in the cannabis industry, including HempMeds®, the retailer of a range of CBD hemp oil products and the first to sell and ship hemp oil products nationwide.
The HempMeds® team was busy all conference long demonstrating our products, like our first of its kind CBD product with no detectable THC, RSHO-X™, to the expo’s thousands of visitors. Because all our CBD oil products are derived from low-THC hemp, they are non-psychoactive and available for purchase in all 50 states and in over 40 countries internationally.
The HempMeds® booth was on the expo floor alongside cannabis specific media companies, farming collectives, law firms, consulting businesses, and a full range of other ancillary services in the cannabis industry that were displaying their companies.
Much of the excitement around this year’s CWCBE Los Angeles was tied to California’s upcoming legalization vote. Proposition 64, which is expected to pass, has the potential to create a cannabis boom in the state. California is already the world’s largest cannabis market. Experts estimate that the passing of Proposition 64 would quadruple size of California’s legal cannabis market to $6.5b by 2020.
This fall’s legalization campaign comes on the heels of a failed legalization attempt six years ago. However, since that time, the California cannabis industry has matured, innovating many of the industry’s recent hardware and extraction advancements, perfecting growth methods, and establishing testing standards. The state has also passed comprehensive medical marijuana regulations earlier this year to more tightly control the 20 year old industry.
Several of the speakers at this year’s CWCBE advocated for the legalization measure, including keynote speaker Montel Williams.
Williams started using medical marijuana patient back in 1999 after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The former talk show host emphasized the need to remember the needs of medical marijuana patients as the state moves towards recreational use.
“I use this for medication, I suffer from neuropathic pain, spasticity, I suffer from night tremors, and inflammation,” Williams said. “There are certain strains that are not being processed right now for medical purposes because everyone wants to get high. I don’t need to get high, I need to live my everyday like you do and other people do.”