PHILADELPHIA, March 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Greenhouse Ventures (GHV) – a Philadelphia-based business accelerator – will host the inaugural Cannabis Learn Conference and Expo at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA, April 30 – May 2.
Home to multiple universities and research initiatives, Philadelphia continues to rise as a leader in medical cannabis, and is now positioned to become the cannabis hub for the Northeast Corridor by 2020. "The Cannabis Learn Conference and Expo is key to establishing Pennsylvania as the Cannabis and Hemp Research Capital in the United States," says Greenhouse Ventures CEO, Kevin Provost. "Chapter 19 and Chapter 20 of PA Act 16 are helping motivate Pennsylvania universities to join the cannabis and hemp industry; however, we need cross-institution collaboration between our colleges here and experts within key markets such as Israel, Canada, California, and Colorado to truly lead in areas of research and health education," Provost continued.
With a track record for hosting sold-out conferences in Philadelphia, including "Innovation in the Cannabis Industry," a sold-out April 2016 event as well as various Continuing Education programs with Thomas Jefferson University, Greenhouse Ventures' Cannabis Learn Conference and Expo has received an overwhelming response and is projected to sellout.
The Cannabis Learn Conference comes on the heels of Pennsylvania's first medical marijuana dispensaries opening, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy calling for an expansion of medical marijuana access in the Garden State and New York Governor Cuomo's proposal for funding a study on legalizing recreational use in New York.
"As with anything, education should always be backed by research and data," states Larry R. Kaiser, MD, President and CEO of the Temple University Health System and Dean of the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. "When dealing with cannabis, developing evidence-based data is key to the formation of a responsible and successful industry."
Success and compliance in the cannabis industry requires ongoing education and training. The Cannabis Learn Conference will bring the leading universities and researchers from around the world together to discuss the future of medical research and technology commercialization within the cannabis and hemp industries. Over 50 of the industry's most knowledgeable professionals will present at Cannabis Learn, along with top universities including Thomas Jefferson University, University of Colorado, Temple University, University of New Mexico, University of Florida, University of Virginia, and University of the Sciences amongst others. Presentations will include sessions on: cannabis reversing the opioid epidemic, cannabis for HIV/AIDS patients, synthetic cannabinoids, pain management, pharmacological advances, and the establishment of centers of excellence.
"Industry professionals have been operating in 'information silos' for far too long," notes Matthew J. Nordgren, CEO of ARCADIAN Fund – a professionally managed ancillary cannabis growth-stage investment fund, based in California. "I'm excited to speak at the Cannabis Learn Conference & Expo because it's an opportunity to unite these silos by bringing together key stakeholders to share important and relevant information."
Strategically held during Philly Tech Week 2018, a week-long celebration of technology and innovation hosted by Comcast, Cannabis Learn will integrate research with technology commercialization to provide cannabis operators and ancillary business professionals with targeted insights on the regulatory, investment, and business landscapes uniquely shaping the Northeast Corridor markets from Washington D.C. to Maine.
With Canada leading the world in cannabis production and Israel leading in medical research, the Cannabis Learn Conference and Expo will also feature timely updates on international market opportunities and risks. Unlike entry-level industry conferences, the Cannabis Learn Conference and Expo will provide attendees with advanced programming on topics that directly influence international industry standards such as packaging, lab testing, product consistency, equipment maintenance, environmental impact, data reporting, security and compliance.
Early-bird tickets are available in limited supply until March 15th, or while supplies last. GET TICKETS HERE.
For additional information, visit CannabisLearn.com.
Greenhouse Ventures (GHV) is the first innovation accelerator for cannabis and hemp companies in the world. Through a strategic partnership with parent company CoFund360, GHV services medical technology, agricultural technology, plant science, compliance, and ancillary technology companies. GHV operates ten-week curriculum-based boot camps for early-stage and growth-stage ventures that are seeking investment capital, university partnerships, staff solutions (advisors, sales, management), and a scalable customer acquisition strategy. To learn more, please visit www.greenhouse.ventures.
SOURCE Greenhouse Ventures