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High-Profile Keynote Speakers Address Future of Cannabis and Sports Therapies at World Medical Marijuana Business Conference & Expo

Former NFL Player Ricky Williams and Forensic Science Consultant Dr. Cyril Wecht, Portrayed in the Movie, "Concussion," will Headline the Healthcare Event

PITTSBURGH, PA / ACCESSWIRE / February 16, 2017 / Former NFL player, Ricky Williams, and renowned Forensic Science Consultant, Dr. Cyril Wecht, will headline the inaugural World Medical Marijuana Business Conference & Expo (WMMBCExpo) as keynote speakers, April 21 - 22, 2017, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Boulevard, in Pittsburgh.

Hosted by Compassionate Certification CentersTM (CCC) the conference features educational seminars and panels with experts in the field of science and medical marijuana, as well as a progressive discussion on cannabinoids and sports medicine.

For tickets or information, call 1-888-316-9085, or visit compassionatecertificationcenters.com.

Featured speakers Dr. Cyril Wecht and Ricky Williams will conclude the inaugural conference with a keynote address on Saturday, April 22, from 3 - 5 p.m.

"We could not be more pleased to host these two highly recognized individuals in the field of concussion. This is going to be a historic event for the state of Pennsylvania and for the future of U.S. healthcare,"said CCC co-founder Melonie Kotchey.

A nationally recognized Forensic Science Consultant, Dr. Wecht has conducted approximately 18,000 autopsies, supervised approximately 36,000 post-mortem reports, and has never signed a cause of death due to cannabinoid toxicity. Wecht was recently portrayed by Albert Brooks in the critically acclaimed movie "Concussion."

Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) are thought to be the primary cause of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a dreaded condition of the brain associated with repeated head trauma that has made national sports headlines.

Dr. Wecht strongly supports the official legislation of therapeutic utilization of cannabinoids for appropriate medical conditions. "Patients with various kinds of serious disease processes have benefited significantly from prescribed forms of marijuana. Several states, including Pennsylvania, have adopted such legislation," he explained.

Wecht will speak alongside Ricky Williams, Heisman Trophy Winner and former NFL player. An active industry spokesperson, Williams is dedicated to elevating the legitimacy of cannabis as a medicine.

"I believe that one day science will catch up to what I already know. Cannabis has the power to heal and expand consciousness. I do not view it as a panacea. Instead, I view it as a tool to be used on a journey of healing and wholeness," stated Williams.

The WMMBCExpo is the first large-scale, physician-led event geared towards healthcare professionals and patients.

Nearly 5,000 general attendees and 170 vendors and sponsors are expected to attend, including industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and patients from throughout the country.

About Compassionate Certification CentersTM

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 https://www.compassionatecertificationcenters.com, or join the discussion at Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Google+.

Press Contacts:

Compassionate Certification Centers/WMMBCExpo:

Melonie Kotchey
888-316-9085 ext.101

Proven Media:

Neko Catanzaro


Kim Prince


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

SOURCE: Compassionate Certification Centers