Cannabis Expo in Northwest Arkansas to cover all the bases July 26, 2022 By Griffin Coop The Arkansas Times and the Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association will host the Medical Marijuana and CBD Wellness Expo Aug. 26 and 27 at the Northwest Arkansas Convention Center in Springdale. In addition to an exhibit hall, the event will feature two days of discussion sessions with industry leaders from cultivation facilities, dispensaries, processors, regulatory agencies and more. On Friday, topics of discussion will include compliance and market changes if a constitutional amendment legalizing recreational marijuana makes the ballot and passes in November. Speakers will include Scott Hardin, spokesman for the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Division and the state Medical Marijuana Commission, and Erika Gee, attorney at Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP. On Saturday, topics will include a session on cooking with THC with Natural State Medicinals’ Trevor Swedenburg, although the cooking demonstration will use CBD in place of THC. Eddie Armstrong, former state legislator and chairman of Responsible Growth Arkansas, will discuss how a proposed constitutional amendment will impact the state and what impact it will have on the state’s medical marijuana patients. Other Saturday speakers include Angela Campagna of Face2Face Therapy, Dr. Daniel Whitelocke of Ozark MMJ Cards and representatives from the ReLeaf Center Dispensary and Farm, Purspirit Cannabis Company, Good Day Farm, Buffalo Co CBD, Greenlight Dispensaries, Custom Cannabis and more. To register for the event, go to centralarkansastickets.com.