BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- India Globalization Capital, Inc. (NYSE-MKT:IGC) announces today that Ram Mukunda, CEO of IGC, will participate as a panelist at the New York State Society of CPAs' Marijuana Symposium to be held Dec. 13 in New York City. To date, 28 states and Washington, DC, have legalized marijuana for medical and/or recreational use. The Compassionate Care Act was passed in New York State in July 2014, allowing the controlled use of medical marijuana. As the marijuana industry continues to grow rapidly, as well as generate jobs and revenue, CPAs have been asked to provide their services to businesses that cater to the medical marijuana industry. Debra Borchardt, financial journalist and contributor to Forbes will moderate a panel of experts who will address practical business, banking and legal issues in New York State. The panel features six distinguished speakers including New York State Sen. Liz Krueger and IGC's CEO, Ram Mukunda. About the NYSSCPA Founded in 1897, the New York State Society of CPAs is the premiere professional membership association representing the interests of a membership of more than 26,000 licensed CPAs and other financial professionals practicing in New York State, and encompassing all areas of practice including in government, education, technology, nonprofit, real estate, healthcare and industry. About IGC In the United States, we develop phytocannabinoid-based therapies. IGC has assembled a portfolio of patent filings that encompasses the indications of Pain, Medical Refractory Epilepsy and Cachexia using cannabinoids. We are based in Bethesda, Maryland.