With the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition coming to New York City, there are tons of reasons to be part of the action. Ahead of the cannabis world descending upon the Big Apple, we wanted to give you the top 10 reasons to attend. And, we decided to do it in the most New York way possible.  

So, let’s pretend like we’re at Ed Sullivan Theatre sitting in for David Letterman, doing our best to hold a candle to his genius. Play us in, Paul Shaffer!

From the home office in Sioux City, Iowa, here are the Top 10 Reasons to Attend the CWCBE in New York City.

10. The Javits Center Has Great Views

If you’re the kind of person that doesn’t like worthwhile cannabis industry experiences, the all-glass exterior of the Javits Center allows for great views of the city and river. Meetings are pretty good there too.

9. Like a Starbucks in Manhattan, the Opportunities are Everywhere at CWCBE

Bring the big pocket pants and purses, you’ll need to come with all your business cards to CWCBE. The networking opportunities are that huge.

8. Inadequate Leads Have Been Exiled to Hoboken

Not really, but be prepared to grow your business without having to worry about wasting time on bad leads. Instead, ready yourself for productive conversations and deal making.

7. Get More Media Exposure Than the Yankees

Ok, you probably won’t get that much coverage...but at least the Islanders. The top publications and media outlets will be on hand to expose your brand from the exhibit floor and conference.

6. You'll Actually Want to Remember the People You Meet Here

It’s tough to remember every person that crosses your path in New York City. A lot of the interactions aren’t so memorable. At CWCBE, that won’t be the case.

5. No Rats

New York has a lot of them. None made the guest list for CWCBE. Not even pizza rat.

4. The Hours are Better Than Your Usual Workday

You’re probably working crazy hours every day. Scale back a bit and still be productive with us.

3. A Media Team So Nice You’re Gonna Update Your LinkedIn Photo

The CWCBE media team has some of the best in the business. A few snaps from them and you’ll have more professional profile photo options than a photoshoot.

2. Expand Your Brand Without Dealing with Google or Facebook

Skip trying to get around digital ad rules and meet the people you want to connect with in-person. If you have time, feel free to take up your case with Facebook or Google in-person too. Their offices aren’t too far away.

1. It's the CWCBE

All jokes aside, the CWCBE is packed with business-to-business opportunities and learning opportunities. As the leading forum for dispensary owners, growers, suppliers, investors, medical professionals, government regulators, legal counsel and entrepreneurs, just about anyone can find numerous opportunities for business success if they attend.

We’ll see you there. Now, stay tuned for Stupid Pet Tricks after the break.