April is one of the most celebrated months in the cannabis community. We have some wonderful upcoming events in the Commonwealth. Here is a brief synopsis of the top 5:
Boston Cannabis Career Fair
April 6th, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Boston District Hall, 75 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
Looking for a job in the cannabis industry? THC Staffing Group will be having the first cannabis career fair in Beantown. Registration is open and the first 50 people will be entered into a raffle for a resume review session with THC Staffing. The Cannabis Career Fair is a business-oriented networking event with a mix of dispensaries, ancillary businesses, labs, and advocacy groups. Our co-founders Sonia Espinosa and Joe Gilmore will be speaking and giving advice about working for dispensaries, entrepreneurship, and different ways to enter the legal cannabis industry. There will also be advice for experienced job seekers and ways to get involved in the movement. See you there! http://thcstaffinggroup.com/events/boston-cannabis-career-fair/
SSDP PRESENTS: 13th and an Open Discussion on Mass Incarceration
April 13th, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
University of Massachusetts Boston
Ryan Lounge (McCormack Building)
Boston, MA 02125
Join us on April 13th at UMass Boston for a free screening of 13th followed by a discussion highlighting the societal impacts of the War On Drugs: violence towards inner-city communities, unemployment, recidivism. We will also be discussing avenues for record expungement and employment opportunities for communities harmed by marijuana prohibition within the legal cannabis industry. Plenty of seats plus free food + refreshments will be served.
Tito Jackson, Boston City Councilor
Monica Cannon, Violence in Boston
Sean Berte, Northeastern Institute of Cannabis
Jeremy Thompson, Thrive Communities
Sonia Espinosa, Cannabis Cultural Association
Sponsored by: Women Grow Boston
420 Independence Gala
April 20th, 6:00pm – 10:00PM
95 Speen Street
Natick, MA 01760
Join the Northeastern Institute of Cannabis, local industry leaders, and consumers for a celebration and networking event on April 20th. The event features live demos of the CannaCloud vaporization system by CannaKorp, the Nova decarboxylator by Ardent, and glass blowing by craftsman Josh Mohawk Pisso. The 4.20 Gala is presented by WeedMaps, Dirty Water Glass Company, and Canna Care Docs, to commemorate Massachusetts’s first legal cannabis holiday. It’s time to celebrate and reflect on how far our cannabis community has come as we strive for equality in the cannabis industry. Massachusetts voters took a step forward for communities affected by cannabis prohibition, including those incarcerated or otherwise victimized by the War on Drugs, when they voted to pass Question 4 in November 2016. There’s no better place to be on 4/20/17 to network with local industry leaders while learning about the innovations and innovators leading the way.
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New England Cannabis Convention
April 22-23, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02115
With Recreational Cannabis now approved in both Massachusetts & Maine, the 2017 New England Cannabis Convention will be the largest and most important industry event in the Northeast. With 200 local and national exhibitors, 100+ industry expert speakers, programming tracks on careers, investment, medical marijuana education and live demos, this is a must-attend event for New Englanders, and anyone who wants to conduct business in the region!
The New England Cannabis Convention is unique in that it serves both the B2B, B2C communities, as well patients and caregivers. Every single facet of the industry is represented, including: Accounting, Insurance, Marketing, Banking, Payment Processing, Botanicals, Patient Advocacy, Storage, Packaging, Dosing Equipment, Patient Education, Medical Experts, Displays & Fixtures, Grow Lights, Hemp Industry , Hydroponics & Cultivation Products, Infused Products, Inventory Tracking, Legal Resources, Licensing Services, Medical Resources, Smoking, vaping, and dabbing accessories, POS & Management Software, Private Equity & Investment Resources, Training & Education, Security Services & Equipment, Testing & Lab Services, Tinctures, Salves, & Topicals.
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Saturday April 29th, 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Three County Fair
Northampton, MA 01060
Stop by on Saturday, April 29th for the 26th annual Extravaganja from 12:00pm-6:00pm at the Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton, Massachusetts!
Extravaganja is one of the largest cannabis legalization rallies in the northeast drawing thousands of supporters every year. This event is organized, facilitated, and run by the officers and members of the UMass Cannabis Reform Coalition, the oldest student-run drug reform group in the country.
Donna Hackett, Breast Cancer Survivor
Dick Evans, Chairman of the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Massachusetts
John Dvorak, Hempologist
Jackie B, Weedmaps
Ellen Brown, Master Grower