Medical Marijuana Experts Host Las Vegas Educational Event with Senator Tick Segerblom

LAS VEGAS, NEV., July 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Additional tickets released for this sold-out event!

The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) will host the Southwest CannaBusiness Symposium on July 27 in Las Vegas. Following the passage of Senate Bill 374, stakeholders in Nevada's future medical marijuana marketplace and others engaged in medical marijuana business in the southwest will gather for this trade association symposium.

The day-long educational program will present investors and entrepreneurs interested in Nevada's emerging medical cannabis market, as well as the medical cannabis industries in Arizona and California, with a unique opportunity to glean information from cannabis business professionals and experts in the fields of regulatory models, operations and support services. The event will feature individual and panel presentations, question and answer periods, and an evening networking reception.

Nevada State Senator Tick Segerblom, the bill's sponsor and a speaker at Saturday's event, celebrated the passage of the bill by noting "It is fantastic that medical marijuana patients will finally be able to lawfully obtain the marijuana – promised them 13 years ago – they need to treat serious conditions. And while we're at it, this legislation is creating jobs and tax revenue for Nevada."

"NCIA is bringing the best and brightest minds in the national industry to Las Vegas to ensure Nevada's medical marijuana industry is among the most well-educated and sophisticated regulated medical cannabis markets in the country," said Betty Aldworth, NCIA's deputy director. "The professionals speaking on Saturday represent decades of experience in the legal medical cannabis industry and can provide unique insight to those looking to contribute to Nevada's nascent industry."

What: Southwest CannaBusiness Symposium

Where: Renaissance Las Vegas, 3400 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV‎

When: Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Who: Senator Tick Segerblom, Nevada State Legislature

Sebastopol Vice Mayor Robert Jacob, Peace in Medicine & SPARC

Steve DeAngelo, Harborside Health Center

Aaron Smith, National Cannabis Industry Association
Betty Aldworth, National Cannabis Industry Association
Fifteen medical marijuana experts and entrepreneurs from Nevada and across the nation providing presentations
More than 125 prospective investors and entrepreneurs attending

For more information, including a complete agenda and speaker list, please visit Press credentials are available for this event by sending an email to Presenters and attendees are available for interviews beginning Tuesday, July 23.

CONTACT: Betty Aldworth communications@thecannabisindustry.orgSource:National Cannabis Industry Association