Photo: Montell Williams to Deliver Keynote at CanEx Jamaica 2017 Cannabis Advocate and to Share his Story  in the Caribbean for the First Time

August 17, 2017 – Montego Bay, Jamaica: TV Personality and celebrated cannabis advocate Montel Williams will deliver the keynote at the 2017 CanEx Business Conference & Expo which will take place September 1-2, 2017 at the Montego Bay Convention Center, Montego Bay.  Williams will be joined by a high powered line up of speakers for the second annual conference which include experts across a range of industry subject matter.

There are over 20 speakers confirmed including four time NBA Champion and cannabis advocate John Salleya and high powered cannabis attorney, Hilary Bricken of BrickenHarris and the Canna Law Group.  They are joined by Michael Minardi, Chairman of Regulate Florida, Dr. Uma Dhanabalan of Harvard and a certified cannabis practitioner, Balram Vaswani of Ganja Inc, Orville Silvera of the Ganja Growers Association, Larissa Bolivar, head of Grow Green Cannabis in Colorado and Delano Seiveright Special Advisor to Ministry of Tourism and Director of Cannabis Licensing Authority.

Williams who has multiple sclerosis has been a public and outspoken advocate for the use of cannabis in treating the auto-immune disease for over 20 years.  He is one of the pioneers who used his influence and celebrity to drive awareness and educate the public about the healing and medicinal properties of cannabis.  Williams recently launched a line of a line of high-quality, user-friendly marijuana products via his Lenitiv Labs company.

The event will return to the Montego Bay Convention Center and host a mix of high level discourse and practical opportunity led by global experts with real-life application in the industry.  CanEx organizers promise an audience of high level professionals from across the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and North America to discuss opportunities for investment, medical development and the legal landscape.  The event allows for a diverse and eclectic group of attendees to interact, share knowledge and enter into new ventures.  Event organizer, Douglas Gordon, shared “I am deeply encouraged by the progress that we have seen in the industry in Jamaica in the past year.  The is a significant improvement in the responses from the international community to participate in the conference. It reflects a few things, in my opinion, that CanEx has done its part to date to deliver on what we stated as our objectives, on the forward progress by the industry and the fact that we are holding an event to discuss a global phenomenon in an exceptional city in a world-class facility.”

The cannabis industry is arguably the fastest growing global economic opportunity.  But more key than the substantial economic benefits, is the fact that is holds the real possibility of medical treatment and relief for such a wide array of ailments and a natural, effective and safe method to treat pain.  The present opioid epidemic impacting the US is a true clarion call for the urgency of action for the industry to move forward.

CanEx Jamaica Business Conference and Expo was held for the first time in September 2016 in Montego Bay and that was followed by a Seminar in May 5, 2017, which took place in Kingston.   The success of the conference can be seen in its increased reach and impact since its inception in 2016 which was featured on the front page of the coveted Sunday New York Times as well in industry outlets such as

CanEx is a fertile environment for networking and developing new business relationships and  partnerships.  The dynamic conversation and environment has engaged attendees from a number of different countries including Jamaica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Cayman Islands, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Denmark, Canada, Israel, Colombia, Denmark and the United States. 

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