PHILADELPHIA, PA / ACCESSWIRE / February 1, 2017 / Compassionate Certification Centers™ (CCC) – the first and only company in the United States that provides medical marijuana services to healthcare providers, MDs, Dos, and mid-level practitioners – have announced a strategic partnership with Greenhouse Ventures LLC – an innovation accelerator specific for startups and small businesses in the cannabis and industrial hemp industries – to co-host the 2017 World Medical Marijuana Business Conference & Expo.

The 2017 World Medical Marijuana Business Conference & Expo will take place April 21 and 22, 2017, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA. For tickets or information, call 1-888-316-9085 or visit

The conference begins on Friday, April 21, with an afternoon of cannabis industry training sessions followed by a VIP cocktail party, live entertainment, and a meet and greet with former NFL stars, Ricky Williams and Marvin Washington. Saturday will include a full day of medical cannabis education, professional training workshops, business pitches, and over 100 leading cannabis companies exhibiting in the main conference hall. Physicians and Healthcare Providers can also earn 22.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™ by attending the expo and medical cannabis education seminar on Saturday morning.

The 2017 World Medical Marijuana Business Conference & Expo will take place a month after the application window is set to close for applicants seeking one of Pennsylvania’s coveted dispensary or grower/processor licenses and nearly 100 days into the Trump presidency.

“We look forward to launching our inaugural conference with Greenhouse Ventures and drawing national industry leaders to the mid-Atlantic. Our two Pennsylvania-based cannabis companies are dedicated to furthering cannabis education for individuals, doctors, and patients,” stated Melonie Kotchey, COO and co-founder of Compassionate Certification Centers.

Prior to this conference Greenhouse Ventures hosted the sold out Innovation in the Cannabis Industry: Technology, Medical & Investment and Innovation in the Cannabis Industry: Future Outlook events in center city Philadelphia, the latter of which, Compassionate Certification Centers was a sponsor of.

“The opportunity to partner with Compassionate Certification Centers on the 2017 World Medical Marijuana Business Conference & Expo is ideal because both of our organizations are focused on education as a primary initiative,” said Greenhouse Ventures Co-Founder, Tyler Dautrich.

“This is the first conference designed to bring together medical professionals and patients entering the industry with the most innovative researchers, businesses, and investors leading the charge to establish a sustainable US market,” said Greenhouse Ventures Co-Founder, Kevin Provost.

The 2017 World Medical Marijuana Business Conference & Expo is a must-attend event for medical and business professionals entering the cannabis industry in 2017. Program highlights include educational seminars and panels with professional athletes and experts in the field of science and medical marijuana:

  • Ricky Williams, Professional Athlete, Heisman Trophy Winner & Trained Healer
  • Marvin Washington, NFL Super Bowl Winner & Cannabis Advocate
  • Dr. Cyril Wecht, Forensic Science Consultant, Author, and Former Coroner of Allegheny County
  • Dr. Stephen B. Corn, MD, Award-Winning Physician, Researcher, Inventor, & Faculty Member at Harvard Medical School
  • Lance Ott, CPP, Founder & CEO of Guardian Data Systems
  • Dr. Sue Sisely, MD, Psychiatrist & Former Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine

The expo will attract upwards of 5,000 attendees, over 100 exhibiting companies, and dozens of medical, investment, and cannabis industry thought leaders in the same room. For tickets or information, call 1-888-316-9085 or visit

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About Compassionate Certification Centers™

The World Medical Marijuana Business Conference & Expo is presented by Pittsburgh-based Compassionate Certification CentersTM, a Syndikos Investments, LLC portfolio brand based in Middleton, Delaware. Compassionate Certification CentersTM implements the first of its kind membership program for all types of healthcare providers to access medical cannabis research and patients throughout the U.S. states, district and territories. Membership program benefits feature tools and resources needed to operate healthcare providers’ own certification centers including: potential patients based on geography, research, full-spectrum marketing, peer networking, legal documents and services, cannabis education and CME credits, cannabis product training, and much more. For more information visit or join the discussion at Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Google+.

About Greenhouse Ventures LLC

Greenhouse Ventures LLC is an innovation accelerator based in Center City, Philadelphia, PA that works with qualified early-stage cannabis and industrial hemp ventures raising up to $2.5M in seed capital. Greenhouse Ventures seeks cannabis ventures from the USA in sectors such as agriculture, green technology, medical technology, software as a service, laboratories and testing facilities, data analytics and reporting, entertainment and media, and to a lesser degree, infused products.

Press Contacts

Compassionate Certification Centers/WMMBCExpo:
Melonie Kotchey, [email protected], 888-316-9085 ext.101

Greenhouse Ventures LLC:
Kevin Provost, [email protected], 248-808-8120

Proven Media:
Neko Catanzaro, 401-484-4980, [email protected] or Kim Prince, 480-221-7995, [email protected].


Compassionate Certification Centers™ does not sell or distribute any products that are in violation of the United States Controlled Substances Act (US.CSA).

SOURCE: Compassionate Certification Centers™

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