(PRESS RELEASE) PARAMUS, NJ—Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo) is pleased to announce that civil rights leader and founder of the National Action Network, Rev. Al Sharpton will be continuing his Keynote Address series at the upcoming 4th Annual Los Angeles event, September 13-15, at the LA Convention Center and at the premiere of the CWCBExpo Boston, October 4-6, at the Hynes Convention Center. CWCBExpo events are the leading trade shows and conferences for the legalized cannabis, medical marijuana and industrial Hemp industries.
In June at the CWCBExpo NY, Rev. Sharpton spoke publicly for the first time in a powerful keynote address about the disproportionate number of marijuana arrests of people of color in this country, including the unintended or intended consequences of national marijuana laws, as well as the need for greater inclusion of underrepresented communities in the fast-growing cannabis industry, which is expected to exceed $20 billion in 2020.
Also as part of Rev. Sharpton’s Keynote at CWCBExpo NY, was the launch of DECODE Cannabis Education Fund (DECODE) a national mobilization campaign to educate Americans on the social benefits of a federal mandate removing cannabis from the Schedule I.
The CWCBExpo LA event will also host the inaugural DECODE Cannabis Education Fund Awards Gala on Wednesday, September 13 and a stakeholders breakfast on Thursday, September 14 before Rev. Sharpton’s Keynote Address. Both events will be attended by politicians, celebrities, and cannabis influencers supportive of federal legalization, decriminalization, and expanding inclusionary opportunities for all.
Rev. Sharpton founded the National Action Network (NAN) in 1991 and is President of the not-for-profit civil rights organization with over 100 chapters nationwide, including a Washington, DC Bureau and regional offices across the US.
As one of the nation’s most-renowned civil rights leaders, Rev Sharpton has been praised by President Barack Obama as “the voice of the voiceless and a champion for the downtrodden.” Rev. Al Sharpton also hosts a daily radio show as well as a national cable news television show, and he is an established author.
“CWCBExpo remains committed to DECODE and looks forward to Rev. Sharpton continuing to share his powerful voice and insight on this at our Los Angeles and Boston events. We are fully supportive of DECODE’s mission and its efforts to ensure equality and inclusion for all,” said Christine Ianuzzi, Managing Partner, CWCBExpo.
For more information on CWCBExpo Los Angeles and Boston including the keynotes, conference sessions, and exhibits, visit CWCBExpo.com. To become part of the DECODE Cannabis movement, go to DECODEcannabis.org.