MRCC Top 5 Cannabis Events: December 2018

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Stay connected with your local cannabis industry.

Each month, MRCC compiles a list of the top 5 cannabis events happening in Massachusetts. These events often provide opportunities to expand your network, access educational seminars, workshops, recreational gatherings, and festivals in Massachusetts. Scroll down to see what's in store for this month.

1. Boston Training for Busy People: Real Local Wealth and Equity

SATURDAY December 1, 2018 @ 7:00pm-9:00pm

Address TBA

Cost: FREE!

Are you a resident of Boston? The fight for an equitable cannabis industry has come to our own backyard. Here’s your chance to get organized and involved in the cannabis industry.

In preparation for the upcoming Boston City Council hearing on cannabis social equity, MRCC will host a community training session for local residents on Saturday 12/1/2018 at 7pm in Boston (location TBA).

Join us. Connect with local advocates, entrepreneurs, and understand how we can collectively use our voices as Boston residents to influence cannabis policies and regulations to protect and empower our communities.

RSVP required. This meeting is for Boston residents only.
You will receive a google form once you RSVP.

More info:

2. Pioneer Valley Cannabis Industry Summit III: Social Equity and Social Consumption

WEDNESDAY December 5, 2018 @ 6:00pm-9:00pm

Thomas Sullivan Banquet Hall
112 Island Pond Rd.
Springfield, MA

Hosted By:
​Boston Bud Factory
Café Vert
Massachusetts Recreational Consumer Council

Sponsored By:
Gold Sponsorship to be sold to cover cost of space and food ~$500
(Potential Sponsors: Berkshire Roots, NETA, or American Alarm)

Summit Program Agenda

Doors open at 5:30, speakers begin at 6:30 PM

Opening Remarks 6:30 pm – 6:40 pm
Dick Evans, EvansCutler Attorneys

Social Equity opportunities (Moderated by Ezra Parzybok) 6:45 pm – 7:25 pm
Shaleen Title, Cannabis Control Commission Commissioner
Shanel Lindsay, Chair State Cannabis Advisory Board
Tito Jackson, Verdant Medical
Sonia Erika, Massachusetts Recreational Consumer Council

Social Consumption (Moderated by Seth Frappier) 7:30 pm – 8:10 pm
Nicole LaChapelle, Mayor Easthampton MA
Alex Morse, Mayor Holyoke MA
Kyle Moon, Summit Lounge
Karima Rizk, Café Vert

Hot and Cold Appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages are included!

Tickets: $15 advance, $25 at door (limit 70)

Vendor exhibit tables available for $100 (limit 7)

Image Credit: CannaBusiness Law

3. Cannabis Technology: High Possibilities

WEDNESDAY December 5, 2018 @ 5:30pm-8:00pm

Sala de Puerto Rico (W20-202)
Stratton Student Center, 2nd Floor
84 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA

Cost: $5-45

MITEF invites you back to continue the dialogue on the current and future state of Cannabis technology and your place in it. Once again we have brought together an exciting spectrum of cannabis cognoscenti from across business, community, academia, and technology to offer a range of views, insights, and opinions for how best to face the brave new world of legalized cannabis.
Our panelists will address:

  • What problems and opportunities exist in the Cannabis industry and how can we mobilize entrepreneurs to get involved in both?
  • What is the role of the innovation ecosystem in helping cannabis entrepreneurs? How are you a part of this ecosystem?
  • What have we learnt about Cannabis in the recent past and fast coming future?
  • Are recreational and medicinal two separate things? Where are the connections and opportunities?
  • How can we use quantitative data to improve the qualitative experience?
  • How can technology help the cannabis industry grow without limitation?
  • What technologies and tools can be used to improve cultivation?

We look forward to your participation. There will be a discussion from the panel, followed by Q&A, followed by an opportunity to meet the local organizations pushing the threshold of technology at the 4th-floor bar!

Tickets and more info:

4. Demystifying Cannabis

SUNDAY December 9, 2018 @ 5:00pm-8:00pm

Address private

Cost: FREE!

This is event is not open to the public. You must RSVP to attend. Contact Melissa Bouchard, Laury Lucien, or Maggie Kinsella for more info or read the details below! Seating is limited.

This event offers an exclusive networking opportunity to Economic Empowerment Applicants & Investors in Massachusetts Cannabis industry. This new-to-being-legal market needs some demystifying in several areas. Capital is hard to come by because few banking institutions & investors are willing to work with canna-businesses. Attorneys & Realtors can provide answers to questions like, how does zoning work? How do town policies reflect state regulations & are they different?

If you are an Economic Empowerment Applicant who received confirmation from the CCC of approval, please contact the organizers through the event link.

If you would like to support communities disproportionately impacted by prohibition by sponsoring this event, please see the proposal here:

More info:

5. The Harvest Cup

SATURDAY-SUNDAY December 15-16, 2018 @ 10:00am-6:00pm

DCU Center
50 Foster St.
Worcester, MA 01608

Cost: $40-60, plus fees

The Harvest Cup is a cannabis cup competition and trade show exhibition event to bring those with passion for the cannabis industry together for some fun and networking.

We will be returning to the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts the weekend of December 15th & 16th, 2018. We have added several categories to the competition, check out the “Competing” tab for more information in "Event Website"

Our goal is to bring together the local community and create an event that will educate, celebrate, and illuminate the minds of those who are interested in learning about all the amazing benefits of cannabis. In addition to announcing the winners of the competition we will also have vendors, artists, many wonderful non-profit organizations, guest speakers, live demonstrations, and a Zen Zone Spa available to all attendees!

We are so appreciative of everyone in the cannabis community, this event would not happen without your support and participation.

Tickets and more info:

Contact the Cannabis Control Commission.

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