On Saturday, November 2nd, The Coliseum in St. Petersburg will host the CBD Health & Wellness Expo Tampa Bay starting at noon. This free Big City Event is the area’s premiere gathering for wellness-focused products, activities, and more.  You can learn about the benefits of CBD and network with businesses that will peak your entrepreneurial interest.

CBD products can help with a variety of conditions, from anxiety to joint pain, pet health, skin care and more. Come meet 50+ Bay Area’s companies specializing in health and wellness run by some of the brightest minds in business today. 

During the CBD Health & Wellness Expo Tampa Bay, you can learn from the experts at booths, lectures and live demos about the benefits of CBD and therapeutic alternatives to enhance wellness everyday. You’ll learn how yoga, meditation, massage, stress/anxiety management and alternative pain relieve can restore and balance mind-body-spirit. 

During the event, there will be opportunities to win prizes and services, as well as hobnob with consumers and business owners who understand the value of CBD for health and wellness. You’ll be amazed at the science and medical research behind these products. Look for Kore Organics (CBD gummies, oil and pet products) and Natural Life (CBD, kava, kratom). 

There will be vendors handing out samples of various food and juice products and The Coliseum's food and drink concessions will be open for hungry/thirsty attendees. 

The Expo host, Big City Events, is known for festivals around Tampa Bay including the Tampa Bay Margarita Festival, Summer of Rum Festival, New Year at Armature Works and other. "This Expo was created to explain the benefits and uses of Cannabinoid in everyday life and to uncover some of the mysteries surrounding CBD," says Monica Varner, creator of the CBD Health & Wellness Expo.

About CBD
You hear about CBD in medical journals and wellness TV segments, women’s magazines and more. But what is CBD? It is one of 100+ chemical compounds known as cannabinoids found in the cannabis or marijuana plant, Cannabis sativa. It’s not new: marijuana has been used to treat pain as far back as 2900 B.C.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis, and causes the sensation of getting “high” that’s often associated with marijuana. However, unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive and it’s a good alternative for people looking for relief from pain and other symptoms without the mind-altering effects of marijuana or certain pharmaceutical drugs.

CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant, then diluting it with a carrier oil like coconut or hemp seed oil.

How does it help alleviate pain?  The human body contains a specialized system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is involved in regulating a variety of functions including sleep, appetite, pain and immune system response. 

The body produces endocannabinoids, which are neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors in your nervous system. Studies have shown that CBD may help reduce chronic pain by impacting endocannabinoid receptor activity, reducing inflammation and interacting with neurotransmitters.

CBD Health & Wellness Expo Tampa Bay -Saturday Nov. 2 noon- 4 p.m.
(Must be at least 18 to attend)
Tickets: Limited VIP tickets are available for $50 and includes early entry, 2 raffle tickets and priority seating for information sessions as well as premium gift bags.
Admission is free with online registration, or $10 at the door, VIP tickets $50,  and starts 12 p.m.
Location: The Coliseum, 535 4th Ave N , St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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