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Academic Cannabis Conference and after party set for May 4


The Academic Cannabis Conference (ACC) is set to attract attendees from across the Illinois cannabis industry, including professionals, longtime enthusiasts, and newcomers, to the Garden Grove Event Center in Carbondale for two conjoining networking experiences, the Education Center & Job Fair and the Entertainment & Cannabis Community.

Free tickets can be reserved here. Though the two event spaces are separated within the event grounds, ticket holders will have free rein to travel back-and-forth between the two conjoining events that run from 12-5 p.m. May 4. The Garden Grove Event Center is located at 1215 East Walnut St. in Carbondale.

The Entertainment & Cannabis Community portion features a variety of new and established Illinois cannabis brands, legal consumption, a full cannabis bar service, a dab bar service (sponsored by Legacy), an infused-cocktail bar service (sponsored by Tonic), joint rolling stations (sponsored by Cresco), live glass blowing (from KoalaT Glass), food, games, giveaways, and more. Anchored in the middle of the Entertainment & Cannabis Community is the Community Center booth. The Community Center booth is the focal point for all prescheduled activities, games, prizes, and giveaways throughout the event.

The Education Center & Job Fair portion of the event, with the SIUC Cannabis Science Center as academic contributor, will combine academic research and education with job fair opportunities and resources and include academic presentations, a panel, horticulture programs, certificate programs, job trainers, job seekers, employers, and potential and current students in cannabis. The Garden Grove Event Center is located at 1215 East Walnut St. in Carbondale.

The Education Center booth and Presentation Stage are the focal points for this portion of the event. The Education Center booth will be the communal marketing materials location for job opportunities and academic resources. From the Presentation Stage, professors and professionals in the cannabis field will deliver research presentations and discussion panels. Presenters include Dr. Jose Leme from Southern Illinois University, Dr. Suzanne Mulvehill from the Female Orgasm Research Institute, Marialle A. Bell from St. Louis University, LaTonya Warren from Armintia, and more.

News Joint Events also is scheduled to host the Academic Cannabis Conference (ACC) VIP After Party at the Garden Grove Event Center from 8-10 p.m. Saturday, May 4. The ACC VIP After Party is STAR WARS themed. Any attendee wearing a Star Wars costume will receive a special gift package, and Best Costume Prize Packets will be handed out to two winners.

At the party, News Joint Events also will be launching our full Cannabis Bar Service with several new smoking devices to try, as well as infused-cocktails (sponsored by Tonic). Tickets are $20 if preordered here and $30 at the door. No attendee will be able to enter the private grounds without a ticket reservation and ID.

Interested sponsors and vendors for either event can contact Jason Brown at editor@illinoisnewsjoint.com.

Attendees must be 21 years of age or older. Vendors include, SIUC Cannabis Science Center, University of Illinois, College of DuPage, Illinois University Student Registered Organizations, Illinois Women in Cannabis, Cannabis Equity Illinois, Sour Diesel Group, nuEra Cannabis, Enliven, River Bluff, Terrace Cannabis, Grow Republic, Anti Apparel, Jane & Mary’s Ice Cream, Superflux, Aerīz, PTS, Banger Buddy, High Focus Media, Illinois Cannabis Consumption Association, Dabstract, Grinder Solutions, Legal Smile, Spliff Society, Capone’s Vape and Glass, Armintia, Mystic Greenz, and many more.

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