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We are the creators of the ORIGINAL CBD Expo Tour, and it's personal. 

Powered by Delta 8 Magazine and CBD Health & Wellness Magazine, our driving force is education and we’ve been doing it for twelve years, when the CEO of MACE Media Group, Celeste Miranda, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Our education panels are unmatched, connecting physicians, scientists, industry experts, researchers, and thought leaders. Coming up will be our 28th stop on the CBD Expo TOUR where we bring the magazines alive in our conferences, connecting store owners and other professionals with the trending products they are looking for. Our exclusive Industry Buyers Club is highly vetted and personal invitations are sent to attend our events. These are the people you want your product to be in front of.

Our conferences are boutique and rooted in quality. Our goal isn’t for you to scan as many badges as you can. Our goal is for you to make that life-changing deal or connection. We tune our event to high-caliber exhibitors that “get it” and provide them with data and continued promotion AFTER the event. We are partners for our exhibitors and providers for our attendees. Sales are done on our floor. Samples are given freely.

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Join us at our 2022 Tour Stops
Charlotte, North Carolina
JUNE 23 -24, 2022
Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Concord Golf Resort & Spa at 5400 John Q. Hammons NW, Concord, NC 28027
St. Paul, Minnesota
AUGUST 18-19, 2022
InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront, an IHG Hotel at 11 E Kellogg Blvd, St Paul, MN 55101
Orlando, Florida
OCTOBER 6-7, 2022
Hilton Orlando at
6001 Destination Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32819
Las Vegas, NV
December 1-2, 2022
Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino at 3000 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
 As a returning exhibitor, if you book more than one show at the same time, you will receive a multi-show discount of 10% per show.

Payment is not due until 60 days prior to your shows of choice. All shows in 2022 will also offer tiered pricing. That means that if your booth is closer to the front, it's a higher price than the ones towards the back of the room. This cuts down on any need to haggle. You can also book directly off the floor map page of the website.

In addition, every exhibitor will receive a comped 300x250 Ad on any of our four magazine websites for 60days... Terpenes & Testing Magazine, Extraction Magazine, or CBD Health & Wellness Magazine

Every show will host breakfast and lunch throughout the show for all exhibitors and speakers.

Lastly, each expo will end with the Psychedelic Medicine Conference, running partially concurrent with the final day of the show. Our eduction is unmatched, featuring a panel session room, a keynote stage, a lunchtime cooking demo, and a workshop room with 2-hour segmented workshops.
ATTENTION EXHIBITORS: Download the Exhibitor Quick Fact Sheet for Exhibitor Details!
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Charlotte, NC, Conference Location
5400 John Q. Hammons Dr NW, Concord, NC 28027

Exclusive Panel Room and Keynote Theater for the Charlotte Expo June 23-24, 2022 #keephemplegal
Special Session for Thursday, June 23rd, 2022
Special Workshop: CBD Business Essential - Combining medical and business knowledge for success $399
Presented by Physicians CBD Council
This course is a comprehensive overview of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) - a physiologic communication system that helps regulate various functions within the human body, offered by Dr. Dung Trinh, a certified MD and it is followed by the business planning essential.

It’s one thing to have a great dream, a vision and the goal of making a business out of your passion for the cannabis plant, but a vision without a strategic plan will likely make you struggle. Through this course you will learn how to build a good business plan that will increase your chance of success, and the fundamentals of building an attractive deck for investors.
Location
Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Concord Golf Resort & Spa at 5400 John Q. Hammons NW, Concord, NC 28027
Date & Time
June 23rd, 2022 from 9 am - 12 pm
Agenda for the PANEL SESSION ROOM: Thursday, June 23rd, 2022
9:15 AM
Panel Room: The Pro's and Con's of Using a White Label Service for Cannabinoid Products
Find out just how beneficial white labeling can be for your business, along with potential drawbacks that may make it a less favorable option depending on your business’s needs, goals, and circumstances. You will learn more about the white labeling process, how it works, what to expect, as well as what could go wrong, and how to handle it. Identify and compare the primary advantages and disadvantages to give you all the information you need to decide if a white-label service is right for you.
Eli Elias, Owner
moderator
Helene Blanchette, President
PANELIST
Name, Title
PANELIST
David Reckles, CEO
PANELIST
David Durkee, Ph.D.
PANELIST
10:15 AM
KEYNOTE: ROD KIGHT, ESQ., Streamed in LIVE from Mexico Discussing Hemp Products in North Carolina- Peril or Progress? 
In this presentation, attorney Rod Kight discusses the rapidly evolving legal landscape in North Carolina regarding hemp products containing cannabinoids such as CBD, delta-8 THC, HHC, CBN, THCV, and CBG. At this time, North Carolina's hemp laws are set to expire at the end of June. Rod discusses what this means, what is being done to fix it, and what to expect if North Carolina allows its hemp laws to lapse. You will hear up to date information on hemp law in North Carolina, an analysis of how North Carolina fits into the national debate regarding impairing cannabinoids, and practical approaches to mitigate risk in this sector. QUESTIONS WILL BE ALLOWED.
11:15 AM
Panel Room: Same Yet Different: The Extraction of Mushrooms and Cannabinoids 
Mushrooms and cannabis are the headline grabbers.  They are distinctly different and have the same barriers to moving forward in a consistent scientific process.  Mushrooms are consumed around the world.  Flavors and fragrances help with meals.  They hold many compounds with great value once extracted, also.  Cannabis is not a typical dinner garnish or ingredient.  Both of the plants need to be extracted to gain the concentrated form to put into a medicine.  The use of cell blasting technology has proven successful.  From water and ethanol history to looking at how to do this on a small scale, pilot, to industrial-scale will be discussed.
Name, Title
moderator
Dr. John Mackay, Founder
PANELIST
Keith Spence, CEO 
PANELIST
Doma Annunziato, Founder
PANELIST
Joseph Hickey Sr, Chairman
PANELIST
12:15 PM
Panel Room: CBD Advertising: What Claims to Avoid While Promoting Your Products
The margins for lawful CBD advertising are extremely narrow. CBD products can’t make health claims, yet they’re made predominantly for health reasons. It’s like chocolate milk not being able to make taste claims. Ideally, CBD companies should only be worried about making quality products rather than tightroping across an advertising minefield of technicalities. But the status quo of the CBD industry is far from ideal. Nevertheless, CBD businesses can adapt and learn to navigate it successfully.
Chris Fontes, CEO
moderator
Josh Smith, President
PANELIST
Vijay Bachus, Owner
PANELIST
Max Juhasz, Founder
PANELIST
Brandon Bobart, Founder
PANELIST
1:15 PM
Panel Room: Neuroscience: Cannabinoids and Brain Health
Cannabinoids and brain health is a subject of great controversy, though it should not be. Cannabidiol’s (CBD) role in relieving intractable seizures managed to grab reputable headlines in 2018. Recent studies have also highlighted the potential of cannabinoids in slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Research on the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids is ongoing and promising.
Name, Title
moderator
Dr. Dung Trinh, M.D.
PANELIST
Katree Saunders, CEO
PANELIST
Preston Campbell, Ph.D.
PANELIST
Name, Title
PANELIST
How to Develop and Succeed in the Premium Exotic Flower Niche
Presented by Ricky Rainbolt
This training session is designed to give attendees the fundamentals and the pitfalls to avoid in developing a  premium exotic flower grow facility and operation. The training will teach facility development starting with the selecting the correct property, the type of facility to build, how to precisely control the environment, and setting up a perpetual rotation and cultivation program.

The training will substantially help in avoiding costly mistakes and make sure growers are on the right path to  developing a successful premium flower operation.  
Location
Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Concord Golf Resort & Spa
5400 John Q. Hammons Dr NW, Concord, NC 28027
Date & Time
June 23, 2022, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
2:15 PM
Panel Room:  CBD and the Process of Converting it to D8, HHC, THC-O, and More 
Many different cannabinoids can be produced in laboratories performing chemical reactions with CBD as starting material. By semi-synthetically modifying the major constituent of hemp plants, it is possible to produce valuable health-promoting compounds that are present in nature only in small amounts and which can be extracted from hemp with very low yields and large solvents waste.  Depending on the needs, CBD can be converted into other cannabinoids such as D8, HHC, THC-O among others. Through semi-synthetic reactions involving heat, acids, catalysts and various reagents we are capable of improving the overall process of cannabinoids production and reduce the environmental impact of minor cannabinoid extraction. 
Name, Title
moderator
Dr. John Mackay, PhD
PANELIST
Brian Thompson, Ph.D, CEO
PANELIST
Axie Blundon, CEO
PANELIST
Name, Title
PANELIST
3:15 PM
Panel Room: USDA Domestic Hemp Production Rule and USDA Issued Hemp Licenses
Discover everything you need to know about the new USDA hemp licensing requirements. Find out what the USDA Domestic Hemp Production Rule means for hemp farmers in North Carolina, and how to ensure your grow operation remains compliant at the state and federal levels. You’ll also learn about the requirements involved in the application process for receiving a USDA-issued hemp license, along with tips for applying that can increase your chances of getting approved.
Kevin Hagen, President
moderator
David Sergi, Owner
PANELIST
Marne Coit, JD, LLM
PANELIST
Name, Title
PANELIST
Name, Title
PANELIST
4:15 PM
Panel Room: Cannabinoid Entrepreneurship: How to Build the Green American Dream
The cannabinoid industry is opening up the doors to entrepreneur-type individuals looking to capitalize on what's expected to be a $30-billion industry by the year 2025. With those numbers, there's plenty of pie to go around, giving those who have their sights set on selling and distributing cannabinoid products, like CBD or Delta-8, plenty of opportunities. But before you dive into a cannabinoid business, there are plenty of questions that need answers to ensure you're headed in the right direction. What are the legalities of the specific cannabinoid you're looking to sell? Should you embark on an eCommerce venture or stick to brick-and-mortar (or both)? Where should you look for reputable vendors and other third-party services? Join us at our upcoming conference where you'll find everything you need to start and grow a lucrative business in the world of cannabinoids.
Scheril M. Powell, Esq
moderator
Rick Trojan III, Founder
PANELIST
Andy Klein, Founder
PANELIST
Devin Aracena, CEO
PANELIST
David Sergi, Owner
PANELIST
Agenda for the KEYNOTE THEATER: Thursday, June 23rd, 2022
Dr. Dung Trinh, M.D.
10:00am Presenter
CBD: Strategies on Selecting a Product
Bryant Jones, CEO
11:00am presenter
Plant physiology and flower remediation

Name, Title
12:00pm culinary hour
Presentation Title
Annabelle Manalo-Morgan, PhD
1:00pm presenter
TBA
Amir Zen, CEO 
2:00pm presenter
cryptocurrency in your cannabis business
Eric Henry, President
 3:00pm presenter
TBA
Agenda for the WORKSHOP ROOM: Thursday, June 23rd, 2022 
Physcians CBD Council 
9:00am Presenter
CBD Business Essential - Combining medical and business knowledge for success
Name, Title
12:00pm presenter
Presentation Title
Ricky Rainbolt, President
12:00 pm PRESENTER
How to Develop and Succeed in the Premium Exotic Flower Niche
Agenda for the PANEL SESSION ROOM: Friday, June 24th, 2022
10:15 AM
Panel Room: Is the End Near? The 2014 Hemp Pilot Plan and What’s to Come
The 2014 Farm Bill and 2018 Farm Bill extension empowered the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to work with states and Indian Tribes to issue licenses to grow hemp for commercial and research purposes. However, many states did not opt into the 2018 extension, and the provisions and extensions for the 2014 Farm Bill expired in Sept of 2021. This left many growers and sellers unsure of their legal status throughout most of the US. What does this mean for growers and sellers? What regulations govern the 2022 growing season? Is growing hemp still legal? How do you know if you live and grow in a state that created its own USDA-approved plan or deferred to the USDA governance? Is growing and selling hemp still legal?
Axie Blundon, CEO
moderator
Carrie Schaffer, Attorney
PANELIST
Jim Thorburn, Esq.
PANELIST
Chris Suttle, Cannabis Consultant
PANELIST
Nicolette Baglio-Bahar, CEO
PANELIST
11:15 AM
Panel Room: Evidence Based Lifestyle and Plant Medicine
Uncover the facts about plant medicine and other proven lifestyle habits that promote healthy living and life longevity. Listen to what the experts have to say about the benefits of different plant medicines and lifestyle activities, how they impact your health, and how incorporating them into your daily routines can help with the treatment and prevention of different illnesses, all backed by supporting scientific evidence.
Bryant Jones, CEO
Moderator
Amir Zen, Founder 
PANELIST
Chelsea Breann, Founder
PANELIST
Seraphim Schwab, Therapist
PANELIST
Reginald Stanfield, Founder
PANELIST
Transforming the way things are made: How investing in Cannabis and Psychedelics will change the future of manufacturing
Presented by Rein Havens, Ph.D.
Investors and entrepreneurs are able to participate in highly profitable and environmentally impactful businesses that are operating on an entirely new paradigm of manufacturing, that of the circular economy. Learn about new breakthroughs in manufacturing science, stimulated by cannabis and psychedelics, that can both make you wealthy and create a more sustainable future
Location
Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Concord Golf Resort & Spa
5400 John Q. Hammons Dr NW, Concord, NC 28027
Date & Time
June 24th, 2022, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
12:15 pM
Panel Room: Creating Tasting Profiles in CBD and D8 Products
The importance of producing great-tasting CBD and D8 products is undeniable. You can have the most high-quality product, but if it doesn’t taste good, consumers will not buy it again. Avoid this mistake and discover the best flavor strategies for creating unique, palatable, and most importantly, delicious CBD and D8 Products. Find out what goes into creating tasting profiles that mimic favorite familiars like strawberry and other fruits. Plus, learn how to create new flavors so you can fine-tune fun and exciting tasting profiles that fit your brand’s style and taste.
Name, Title
moderator
Vijay Bachus, Owner
PANELIST
Name, Title
PANELIST
Name, Title
PANELIST
Name, Title
PANELIST
1:15 PM
Panel Room: Advancements in Cannabinoid Medicine: The Future Via Current Research from Around the World
From Bangkok to Buenos Aires, medical cannabinoids open new doors for effective treatment strategies for all sorts of medical ailments. With increased data and research available, more effective trends are being identified constantly to improve everything from delivery methods to therapeutics. Our panel will address the cutting-edge research from all over the world to predict how this burgeoning field will continue to develop.
Patricia Lockhart, Esq.
moderator
Bryant Jones, CEO
PANELIST
Katree Saunders, CEO
PANELIST
Preston Campbell, Ph.D.
PANELIST
Name, Title
PANELIST
2:15 PM
Panel Room: Sustaining a Business in Today's Volatile Cannabinoid Industry
The Cannabinoid industry is estimated to be worth $720 million in 2022. Everyone wants to gain a piece of the pie, but do they have what it takes? Learn what it takes to build your cannabis Business form industry experts and gain tips and tricks that can help leverage your business goals. Gain deeper insights on Compliance, Advertising, Financial Planning, and Sustainability
Chris Fontes, CEO
moderator
Justin Esquivel, Geneticist
PANELIST
Name, Title
PANELIST
Ricky Rainbolt, President
PANELIST
Kevin Greene, COO
PANELIST
Agenda for the KEYNOTE THEATER: Friday, June 24th, 2022
Dr. John Mackay, Ph.D.
10:00am presenter
Institute of Extraction Technology, An Overview of Hemp Extraction 
Holly Bell, VP Regulatory
11:00am presenter
How to keep your customers coming back and loyal with brands!
Name, Title
12:00pm culinary hour
Presentation Title
Name, Title
1:00pm presenter
Presentation Title
Agenda for the WORKSHOP ROOM: Friday, June 24th, 2022
Name, Title
10:30am presenter
Presentation Title

Rien Havens, Ph.D.
11:30am PRESENTER
How investing in Cannabis and Psychedelics will change the future of manufacturing
Awards to be given at the OFFICIAL afterparty in Rocky River Terrace!
Competition open ONLY to exhibiting products. Please submit onsite at the registration counter.

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