The CBD Industry Association (CBDIA) Proudly Welcomes D.C. Lobbyist Romano Romani, Ph.D. as a Member of its Advisory Board

Pismo Beach, CA, April 16, 2020 – The CBD Industry Association (CBDIA) proudly welcomes Romano Romani, Ph.D. as a member of its advisory board. Romani will take the lead on representing the CBD Industry, through CBDIA, on “the hill” in D.C. Romani brings with him decades of lobbying experience in the halls of congress alongside a passionate pursuit of progressing the future of the CBD industry. He has been instrumental in getting H.R.5587 in front of key policy makers at the highest level. This bill, now in line to be approved by the US Congress, is a significant step in amending the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to ease regulations on CBD and CBD containing substances. The influence and clout that Romani directly brings to the CBDIA is evident through his current efforts to fundamentally change the Federal stance on hemp products alongside a decade spent as Legislative Director and Staff Director for two former Senators. He was previously a Professor of Political Science and holds a Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University as well. The many proficiencies he possesses are certain to have a direct impact on the CBDIA and his personal efforts may very well end up shaping the very substance of the CBD and cannabis industries moving forward. “We are tremendously grateful to have Mr. Romani as a member of our Advisory Board,” remarked CBDIA Executive Director, Graciela Moreno. “His political and legislative experience is a welcome and much needed asset towards furthering our reach and influence at a level that can candidly change our industry for the better. He provides us with a working knowledge of how to lobby and promote our efforts into empowering the industry with education and advocacy.” Romani is also personally intrigued by the hemp and CBD industries and sees great potential in the near future. “I am excited to contribute my knowledge and experience as part of the CBDIA while continuing efforts to change Federal positioning on the regulations surrounding hemp-derived products,” he states. In the steadily progressing world of hemp and cannabis regulations, Romani adds substantial authority to expand the effectiveness of the CBDIA while promoting and pursuing key changes in the laws and regulations that will shape the scope of the industry. About CBD Industry Association: The Cannabinoid Industry Association (CBDIA) captures the ceaseless development and explosive growth of the CBD and Cannabis industry as the industry’s leading trade association. CBDIA empowers professionals in the cannabinoid industry with education, advocacy, and community. CBDIA nurtures and advances enduring success and awareness – no matter where you are in the industry. Contact Information: MACE Media Group Celeste Miranda, CEO 805-530-2424 info@macemediagroup.com

CBD Expo EAST Breaks Records for the CBD Industry in Florida

The second stop of the CBD Expo Tour came to a conclusion in the afternoon hours on Saturday this past weekend. DECEMBER 12, 2018  CBD Expo EAST broke records, welcoming over 4,000 visitors for the first time Florida visit. The crowd spread itself through the extensive schedule of over 40 education sessions featuring industry physicians, scientists and other speakers from around the world. Totaling over 80 speakers participating in keynote presentations, panel discussions, interactive workshop, stage demonstrations and certification classes on a variety of topics relating CBD and its health benefits. The conference has seen a consistent increase of attendance numbers since it embarked on its tour with an opening stop in Anaheim, California, in September. “It is incredible to see this event growing location over location,” MACE Media Group’s CEO, Celeste Miranda, said. “Not only have we expanded the event in terms of exhibit space, but we again reached a record high in the number of visitors who came to the event. This shows the ongoing importance of the business value that both buyers and suppliers in the global CBD industry find in this event.” The event includes CBD Health & Wellness Magazine Awards, recognizing outstanding CBD Products. In the competition, a panel of industry experts in CBD products judged 40 finalists on their taste, originality, practicality, innovation, packaging, market potential and nutritional aspects. The exhibitors were extremely pleased with the turnout. Gwen Garret, the Director of Marketing for CFH Ltd. said, “Thank you all so much for your hard work. It was very professional and so well organized. The show turned out beautifully and we are all very grateful! We appreciate all you have done to raise the caliber of the industry and elevate the conversation!” CBD Coaching certifications were also given through the CBD Training Institute after more than 30 attendees completed the required hours of training and testing. “Our Dream Team of CBD Experts provided a deep domain of knowledge and the feedback from the coaches were excellent,” commented CBD Training Academy’s CEO, Rick Diamond. The next stop on the CBD Expo Tour is Indianapolis, Indiana, on March 15-16. For more information go to cbdexpo.net.

CBD Industry Association Appoints New Executive Director While Current Director Takes Over Cannabinoid Medicine Studies Program

MARCH 31, 2020 – Pismo Beach, CA – The CBD Industry Association has named Graciela Moreno Executive Director. Graciela previously served as the Director of Member Engagement and is stepping into the position vacated by Heidi Sewell who has taken on Executive Director duties for the Cannabinoid Medicine Studies program.

“Heidi has been instrumental in the progression of CBDIA and we look forward to her doing the same for the CMS program. Gracie was a natural choice to take over Executive Director duties, since her work as the Director of Membership Engagement has been impressive. I look forward to the positive moves as we have a lot coming up”, said Celeste Miranda CBDIA Founder.

The Cannabinoid Industry Association (CBDIA) captures the ceaseless developments in the CBD and cannabinoid industry and its explosive growth as the leading trade association. CBDIA delivers essential resources so that those involved in the industry can share real-world knowledge and experiences. CBDIA nurtures and advances enduring success and awareness.

Moreno comes to CBDIA from a long history in the industry and has been instrumental in increasing retention in the association’s membership. “Being involved in the cannabis industry at this time is very exciting and being able to help the CBD industry grow through community is such a privilege”, Moreno added.

The CBD Industry Association is currently accepting new memberships and preferred partners. For more information, visit the website at cbdindustryassociation.org.

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The Cannabinoid Industry Association (CBDIA) captures the ceaseless development and explosive growth of the CBD and Cannabis industry as the industry’s leading trade association. CBDIA empowers professionals in the cannabinoid industry with education, advocacy, and community. CBDIA nurtures and advances enduring success and awareness – no matter where you are in the industry.

CBD Industry Association and the Cannabinoid Medicine Studies Partner with the CWCBExpo Events

Pismo Beach, CA – April 7, 2020 – Today the Cannabinoid Medicine Studies program and its primary endorser, the CBD Industry Association jointly announced that they will be partnering with the popular Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo (CWCBExpo) trade shows and conferences in Los Angeles, New York and Boston in 2020. The Cannabinoid Medicine Studies program, whose curriculum is all physician created and physician or Ph.D. taught will be conducting their courses and subsequently issuing certifications, after testing. Courses will be conducted throughout the 2-3 days of the conferences. Certifications include Certified CBD Consultant, Certified Flavonoid Specialist, Certified Cannabinoid Blending Formulator, A Day with MacKay: The Cannabinoid Extraction, Certified Minor Phytocannabinoid Specialist, Cannabinoid Sports Specialist, Accredited Terpene Specialist, Certified CBD Compliance Consultant, Certified CBD Pain Management Consultant, Certified Cannabinoid Senior Care Specialist and Certified CBD Skincare Consultant. “We are excited to have our instructor physicians in attendance and bring our certification courses to the CWCBExpo conferences,” said Heidi Sewell, Executive Director. The Cannabinoid Industry Association (CBDIA) is the entity responsible for bringing these educational courses to CWCBExpo. As the largest endorser of the courses and the certifications, CBDIA will also be partnering with CWCBExpo, bringing an inaugural pavilion to the exhibit floor. The pavilion will showcase CBDIA members and their services. Attendees will also be able to discuss membership with senior CBDIA team members.. “Joining forces and partnering with CWCBExpo is such a great opportunity for us to continue our mission of educating, informing, supporting, and advancing the cannabis industry as a whole,” said Graciela Moreno, Executive Director “We are looking forward to having the CBDIA Pavilions and the  physician created Cannabinoid Medicine Studies and certification programs at our 2020 events,” said Greg Marco, President of CWCBExpo. CWCBExpo conferences will be held in Los Angeles, September 16-17 ; New York, October 1-3; and Boston, October 21-22. About CBD Industry Association: The Cannabinoid Industry Association (CBDIA) captures the ceaseless development and explosive growth of the CBD and Cannabis industry as the industry’s leading trade association. CBDIA empowers professionals in the cannabinoid industry with education, advocacy, and community. CBDIA nurtures and advances enduring success and awareness – no matter where you are in the industry. About Cannabinoid Medicine Studies: The Cannabinoid Medicine Studies are endorsed by the Cannabinoid Industry Association and offers certification courses that are overseen by our partnered physician and CMO, Adam Abodeely, (MD, MBA, FACS, FASCRS) to provide specialization and continuing education platforms for its members, CBD industry and medical professionals. As the CBD industry continues to grow, there are many evolving complexities that require strategic know-how and the most up-to-date knowledge on the nuisances of the industry to get ahead. Our courses offer the key essentials to prepare the CBD industry to take on these demands to be able to help their clients and patients reach their goals. About Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo): CWCBExpos (www.cwcbexpo.com) are the premier business-to-business events for the legalized cannabis industry and are held 3 times per year in the largest business, financial, and media markets—New York City, Los Angeles and Boston. The CWCBExpo Cannabis Week will bring the industry together for continued networking and community-building. Connect on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn: @cwcbexpo.