2017 World Medical Cannabis Conference & Expo in Pittsburgh

Conference attendees move about the floor during the 2017 World Medical Cannabis Conference & Expo at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on Friday April 21, 2017 in Pittsburgh. Barry Reeger | Special to PennLive

World Medical Cannabis Conference comes to Pittsburgh

On Friday, the World Medical Cannabis Conference and Expo opened in Pittsburgh. The event includes workshops — everything from how to cook with cannabis to how cannabis can benefit sick children and military veterans. The two-day expo also includes a number of speakers and vendors touting the medical benefits of marijuana inside Pittsburgh’s David L. Lawrence Convention Center. 

2017 World Medical Cannabis Conference & Expo in Pittsburgh

Caitlin O’Connor and her husband Max Astro of Murrysville walk by the water pipes on display at the Glass Gone Wow booth during the 2017 World Medical Cannabis Conference & Expo at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on Friday April 21, 2017 in Pittsburgh. Barry Reeger | Special to PennLive

Pa. medical marijuana law takes root

Last year, Pennsylvania legalized medical marijuana, becoming the 24th state in the nation to do so. Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana system itself is still being formed, with applications being accepted for growers and kinks still to be worked out. 

2017 World Medical Cannabis Conference & Expo in Pittsburgh

Jake Erie of Jake Erie Innovations in Cranberry works on a piece for a glass pipe at his booth during the 2017 World Medical Cannabis Conference & Expo at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on Friday April 21, 2017 in Pittsburgh. Barry Reeger | Special to PennLive

Big business

Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana industry will join a nationwide industry worth billions annually, as more states adopt laws allowing

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