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Acreage Board Member and Former Massachusetts Governor Weld to Keynote at CWCBExpo Boston


Acreage Board Member and Former Massachusetts Governor Weld to Keynote at CWCBExpo Boston

Cannabis Business Convention to Feature Industry Update by New Frontier Data

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PARAMUS, N.J., Aug. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Business opportunities in the cannabis industry are emerging in Massachusetts and the Northeast as the legalized adult use market is developing.  There are still many layers to success in this burgeoning industry and two top voices in the cannabis industry will deliver a Keynote Address and Industry Update at the 2nd Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) taking place October 17-20 at the John B. Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

CWCBExpo Boston, October 17-20, 2018,

Bill Weld, former Governor of the State of Massachusetts, will be a Keynote Speaker on Friday, October 19th at 10:00 a.m.  In April, Weld was appointed to the Board of Advisors for Acreage Holdings along with former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives John Boehner.  Acreage Holdings is one of the nation's largest, multi-state actively-managed cannabis corporations. 

At CWCBExpo Boston, Governor Weld will share his high-level views on why cannabis should be de-classified as a Schedule 1 drug and how legalized cannabis will help open up scientific research into its medicinal value.

"The effect of marijuana being a Schedule Class 1 narcotic in Washington is a seriously flawed idea," Weld has stated. "Descheduling is the most constructive step that could be taken."

Weld was elected Governor of Massachusetts in 1990 and reelected in 1994 with 71% of the vote. During his terms he succeeded in reducing taxes and unemployment.  His pro-business policies are widely considered to have had a positive impact on the state.   He served as Assistant U.S. Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division of the Justice Department and was the Vice Presidential candidate running with Presidential candidate Gary Johnson, for the Libertarian party in 2016.  Weld and Johnson received triple the number of votes than any previous party candidates.

Giadha Aguirre de Carcer, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Frontier Financial Group Inc., dba New Frontier Data, will open the CWCBExpo Boston seminars and exhibit floor Thursday, October 18th with a Global Cannabis Industry Update.  Aguirre de Carcer will discuss the current state of the cannabis market locally as well as worldwide and provide attendees with insight on the opportunities this multi-faceted industry presents.

Aguirre de Carcer has over 20 years of experience in business execution, management and strategic business development with an emphasis on emerging markets. She has worked in investment banking with JP Morgan Chase and served as a senior consultant in the defense, technology, and telecommunication industries for both the commercial and government sectors domestically and abroad. She has successfully launched and operated four data-driven businesses, including disruptive technologies such as the original patent application behind Progressive's Snapshot and Verizon's Hum. She is considered an expert in strategic positioning and risk management in emerging high growth markets, along with investment banking, government and commercial intelligence data collection and analysis.

CWCBExpo Boston also features a comprehensive educational program with Add-on Workshops on Wednesday, October 17th, innovations featuring the full spectrum of products and services for the cannabis industry, and plenty of networking opportunities.

Pre-show registration rates can be found at For more information on sponsoring or exhibiting visit

About Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo)
CWCBExpo are the premier business-to-business events for the legalized cannabis industry and are held 3 times per year in the largest financial, business, and media markets—New York, Los Angeles and Boston.  Connect on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn: @cwcbexpo.

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