Illinois Cannabis Education Expo

By GG Chronic Pain Foundation (other events)

Sunday, April 22 2018 8:00 AM 4:00 PM


This event is for everyone that deals with chronic pain and chronic illness as well as their caretakers, whether you survive these ailments every day or you are helping to treat them. We are offering a patient education event in the large presentation hall featuring exceptional presenters in their respective fields. General admission is only $5 and includes access to all of our presenters and our entire Exhibition Hall. Lunch will be provided while supplies last.

We will have two smaller conference rooms for the professionals, where we will be offering 3 different CME sessions and 3 different CEU sessions. CME's will be conducted by Dr. Jay Joshi of National Pain Centers. CEU's will be conducted by Mahja Sulemanjee Bortocek of The Greenhouse. These sessions are priced separately. Non-professionals may pay and participate, but obviously will not be issued professional credits. Must be present for CME/CEU sessions-they will not be live streamed.

Our exhibition hall will house an impressive display of cannabis and complementary providers from all across the Midwest! 
This is the event not to miss! Gracie Gean has hosted the largest chronic pain patient education expo in the US for the last 4 years running.

Medical Cannabis Outreach and Above Biometrics will have a physician onsite from 11am-2pm to conduct onsite Medical Cannabis Evaluations.
Price for complete package is $425
Disabled and Veterans are $375 (Must bring DD214 or Benefit Verificatin Forms)
~Includes physician visit, complete applicatin processing, fingerprints, & photo~
Walk-Ins are accepted
**To expedite the process, contact Medical Cannabis Outreach at 224-281-0888 or [email protected]**

*Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Anyone can attend-registration is preferred for a headcount and food ordering. We will accept payment at the door.

*What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is free parking onsite. The Hilton is a 20 minute cab/uber ride from O'Hare. There is a Metra station nearby.

*What can I bring into the event?
It is always difficult to regulate the temperature in conference rooms. Bring what you need to be comfortable. We recommend sweaters, jackets, dress in layers. It's always wise to bring your assistive devices. This Hilton is handicapped accessible and pet friendly.

*Is there a hotel discount?
Yes! We have a discounted rate of $105.00 as long as you book prior to March 22nd! When booking by phone, use code G2018. If you want to book online, go to this link:

*How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Gracie Bagosy-Young
[email protected]

*What's the refund policy?
No refunds

*Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

*Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
Yes, you may allow someone else to use your ticket in the event that you cannot attend. Just be sure that they have the actualWelcome/Fear of Trying Cannabis-That Stigma! ticket!

*What are the qualifying conditions for medical cannabis in Illinois?
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9:30-10:00 Gracie Bagosy-Young Gracie Gean Chronic Pain Advocacy & Consulting, Volunteer
GG Chronic Pain Foundation, President: Welcome/ "That Stigma is Alive and Well, BUT SO AM I!" 
10:05-10:50 Dr. Tursha Hamilton, MD, ND The Practically Healthy Life
National University of Health Sciences "Cannabis, Diabetes, and Your Gut"
10:55-11:40 Rebecca Sewell, Medical Cannabis Patient  "My Medical Journey: How Cannabis Saved My Life!"
Lunch provided (while supplies last)
11:50-12:20 Dr. Rahul Khare, MD Innovative Express Care, "A Physician’s Experience in Illinois: How to Run a Successful Practice Helping Patients Improve Their Quality of Life Using Cannabis" 

12:40-1:25 Dr. Jay Joshi, DABA, DABAPM, FABAPM National Pain Centers "Medical Cannabis and Chronic Pain"
1:30-2:15 Mahja Sulemanjee Bortocek, MBA, MPH The Greenhouse Group "Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Laws and Processes"
2:20-3:05 Presenter's Panel, a time for Q&A
3:05-3:15 Closing, Gracie Bagosy-Young

Gracie Gean Chronic Pain Advocacy & Consulting
The Greenhouse
National Pain Centers
Medical Cannabis Outreach

Grassroots Cannabis

Nature's Care

Conscious Community Magazine
Breeze Counseling
The Medical Cannabis Community
Above Biometrics
Libertarian Party of Chicago
Cummins Allison
Entourage Clinical Services
Gough Industries
Prime My Body
Innovative Express Care
elevele Dispensary
CBD Works For Me
ZenLeaf Illinois
3C Compassionate Care Center
The Clinic

GG Chronic Pain Foundation
Chicagoland Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Organization
IL Women in Cannabis