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Mid-America Medical Cannabis Conference and Expo comes to OKC June 1-2

Darla Shelden Story by on May 31, 2018 . Click on author name to view all articles by this author. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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By Darla Shelden
City Sentinel Reporter

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The State Fairgrounds Bennett Event Center, 3001 General Pershing Boulevard in Oklahoma City, will be the site of the 2018 Mid-America Medical Cannabis Conference and Expo on Friday and Saturday, June 1-2.

The expo will feature workshops and clinics put on by some of the leading professionals in the business.

This event will have something for everyone from farmers to doctors to lay-cannabis advocates.

Medical cannabis industry exhibitors from across the country will display the latest in technological advances and techniques used in farming, processing, compounding, and innovations in the Industry.

Professional emcee and MMA and boxing ring announcer Gerald Whalen will host the two day event.

Guest speakers ranging from top industry professionals to medical doctors currently utilizing cannabis for their patients will share their experiences and insight.

There will be an awards ceremony on Friday June 1 to acknowledge Excellence in Cannabis.  Distinguished companies and Individuals will be recognized for their contribution to health through cannabis.

“Industry leaders from around the world are bringing care and compassion to Oklahoma City,” organizers said.  Over 500 vendors and 10,000 advocates are expected to attend.

There will be a private VIP lounge for special guests, sponsors and exhibitors.

Friday speakers include John Dvorak on the study of cannabis, hemp and its prohibition; Michael Leddy of Patriot Clinics will discuss hyperbaric oxygen therapy and other effective treatments for brain injuries, PTSD and disability.

Attorney J. Blake Johnson will talk about State Question 788 and the legal concerns surrounding the medical marijuana industry. Tynia A. Watson will speak about protecting intellectual property in the cannabis arena.

Attorney Anthony J. Hendricks will discuss administrative law, agency rule making process, oversight and audit authority, license revocation and agency disputes.

Oklahoma local Chip Paul, co-Founder of GnuPharma Corp., will discuss OklahomansForHealth.com, a site he and his wife Cynthia founded and still lead.

Attorneys Kevin Steinman and Vince Sanders will discuss how to avoid automatic refusals to applications for CBD/Cannabis products.

On Saturday, Dr. Christopher Hudalla, of Cannabis Science & Analytics, will discuss the latest research of cannabis science, cannabis Analytics, and regulatory compliance for the cannabis industry.

Speaker Michael Sena will take a look at the brain, the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland, and its involvement with hormones and cannabinoids.

Regina Nelson, Ph.D., medical cannabis expert, will discuss the issue of doctor/patient experiences pertaining to cannabis. Michael Browning is bringing his “Plant a Seed for Cannabis Education Tour” to the expo.

Crowe & Dunlevy attorney Sanford C. Coats, a former US Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma will discuss the federal law as it pertains to cannabis.

Attorney Melissa McDuffey will speak about SQ 788’s effect on employers and what industry participants need to know about managing employees.

Attorney Ryan K. Wilson will discuss corporate formation and tax planning regarding Cannabis as well as CBD and Industrial Hemp.

Dr. Nate Riddle will share today’s most effective natural treatments in helping patients achieve and maintain a quality of life

Adult two-day tickets are $60. Children 13-18 two-day tickets are $30.  Tickets are good for one admittance on Friday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (awards 7 – 9 p.m.), and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.  All children must be accompanied by an adult. Children 12 and under are free.

Adult single day tickets are $35 and children 13-18 single day tickets are $17.50.

To purchase tickets, or for more information, visit maccok.com.

Oklahoma City residents Chip Fudge (left) and former US Attorney Sanford Coats will speak at the Mid-America Medical Cannabis Conference in Oklahoma City. Facebook photos

Oklahoma City residents Chip Paul (left) and former US Attorney Sanford Coats will speak at the Mid-America Medical Cannabis Conference in Oklahoma City. Facebook photos

Regina Nelson, Ph.D., medical cannabis expert and Michael Browning, founder of the “Plant a Seed for Cannabis Education Tour” will speak on Saturday, June 2 at the Mid-America Medical Cannabis Conference in Oklahoma City. Facebook photos

Regina Nelson, Ph.D., medical cannabis expert and Michael Browning, founder of the “Plant a Seed for Cannabis Education Tour” will speak on Saturday, June 2 at the Mid-America Medical Cannabis Conference and Expo in Oklahoma City. Facebook photos

MMA and boxing ring announcer Gerald Whalen will host the Mid-America Medical Cannabis Conference and Expo on June 1-2. Facebook photo

MMA and boxing ring announcer Gerald Whalen will host the Mid-America Medical Cannabis Conference and Expo on June 1-2. Facebook photo

The first version of this news story misidentified a photograph of activist Chip Paul, one of the speakers at the weekend conference and expo. We apologize for the error. 

 

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