Photo Release -- My Compassion, Charitable Nonprofit Brings Cannabis Education to Chicago's Navy Pier

Chicago's Navy Pier

CHICAGO, May 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Medical cannabis is coming to Chicago! The Chicago Cannabis Conference, being held at beautiful Navy Pier, will highlight the efforts being made to bring medical cannabis access to Illinois residents while also showcasing the experts in this expanding field. The event which is scheduled June 7th and 8th will contain a series of speaker panels providing conference goers the unique opportunity to interact with and hear from politicians, medical professionals, patients and activists regarding the newest law changes and research on medical cannabis. The panels will highlight the progress being made by organizations like My Compassion, a 501(c)(3) non-profit aimed at educating the American public about medical cannabis.

Chicago's Cannabis Conference

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"My Compassion is honored to be hosting the Chicago Cannabis Conference at Navy Pier," says Heidi Parikh, the organization's Founder and President. "We look forward to providing the people and patients of Illinois a weekend packed with education and information from the most trusted resources in the country." The conference programming will include presentations from Illinois State Representative Camille Lilly and UFC fighter Brandon Vera, among other professionals. Panel content will consist of everything from patient testimonies to medical marijuana dispensary best practices along with nutrition and skin care from HempMeds, the Platinum Sponsor of the Conference. This family friendly event is the perfect opportunity for Illinois residents to educate themselves on the reformation of medical cannabis law and application of new medical practices that is sweeping the country. "Whether you're an entrepreneur, physician, patient or person just wanting to learn more, the magnitude of cannabis specialists who will be speaking this weekend has never been assembled before," says Parikh.

The goal of the Chicago Cannabis Conference is to educate people on medical cannabis practices that have been validated and are increasing quality of life for millions of Americans. The Illinois Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act will create avenues of relief for thousands of patients in the Chicago area alone. This event will focus on many of the issues currently facing patients in Illinois, while outlining the advances in the cannabis industry to address those issues. Join leading professionals in changing the face of medicine in Illinois. For more information on the conference or how to register, visit or

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CONTACT: Heidi Parikh Executive Director, My Compassion 734-931-0620Source: My Compassion