MRCC Top 5 Cannabis Events: February 2019

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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.


Now through February!

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2. One Small Step: The Future of Social Cannabis

MONDAY February 04, 2019 @ 6:00pm-8:00pm

Lighthouse East & North
50 Milk St.
20th Floor
Boston, MA

Cost: $15

Social cannabis is the last great unexplored frontier for cannabis regulators in the Commonwealth and throughout the world. Massachusetts is in a unique position to influence the future of social cannabis regulations throughout the entire world because of revolutionary ideas that have emerged here to regulate social cannabis use. The proposed social consumption draft regulations before the Cannabis Control Commission in March 2018 which included mixed use and primary use licenses were not approved so that a more thorough discussion with stakeholders could take place before moving forward.

Now is the time to discuss and come up with real solutions to the problems facing social cannabis use as well as its role with the state's social equity program. Expect the unexpected as we host a transformative event with a variety of perspectives covering social use and the concept of mixed use and primary use licensed businesses. Join the Cannabis Society and the Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition as we develop an all star panel to embark on this discussion on how the regulations we craft now could shape the future of how consumers use cannabis all together.

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3. South Coast Cannabis Industry Summit

SUNDAY February 24, 2019 @ 5:00pm-8:00pm

843 State Rd
Westport, MA

Cost: $15 in advance, $25 at door

There has been much confusion with the legalization of recreational cannabis in Massachusetts.

Is there a place at the table for you? YES!

Join Between The Rows LLC and the Massachusetts Recreational Consumer Council for the first South Coast Cannabis Industry Summit. Attendees will enjoy engaging panel discussions on how local municipalities can support LOCAL craft cannabis through farming cooperatives and micro-businesses. Panels will also have local professionals breaking ground in this new industry.

Speakers to be announced soon!

Purchase tickets for $15 in advance or at the door for $25. Doors will open at 5pm. Light refreshments will be provided.

Hardship tickets available, contact

Please remember this is a 21+ event and is cannabis free

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4. MRCC Webinar Episode 5: Positive Impact/Diversity Plan

THURSDAY February 28, 2019 @ 7:00pm

Cost: Get access to webinars & member mixers by becoming a $10 member at

Interested in getting a Cannabis license? Are you familiar with the positive impact plan and diversity plan? Join us Feb 28th for the MRCC Webinar Episode 5: Positive Impact/Diversity Plan.

Every applicant must submit the two plans: 1. plan to positively impact areas of disproportionate impact as defined by the Commission; and 2. a diversity plan.

The legislation states the Cannabis Control Commission must adopt procedures and policies to promote and encourage full participation in the regulated cannabis industry by individuals from communities disproportionately harmed by marijuana prohibition and enforcement and to positively impact those communities.  Specifically, chapter 55 of the acts of 2017 requires the Commission to “provide meaningful participation of communities disproportionately affected by cannabis prohibition and enforcement, including minority business enterprises, women business enterprises, and veteran business enterprises.”

Every applicant must submit the two plans: 1. plan to positively impact areas of disproportionate impact as defined by the Commission; and 2. a diversity plan.

As 2019 rolls out, The Commission is enforcing these segments of the law and application. The Social Equity Program begins soon and as a social equity vendor, MRCC wants to ensure applicants and consumers understand the regulations. Join us to learn more!

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5. International Cannabis Physicians' Association

THURSDAY February 07, 2019 @ 5:00pm-8:30pm

New Bedford First Unitarian Church
71 8th Street
New Bedford, MA

Cost: $10

Come join us on February 7th @ 5pm inside New Bedford's First Unintarian Church! The International Cannabis Physicians' Association will be throwing its 3rd educational seminar, "Toss The Script" - Transforming Your Health with CBD - which will include medical professionals from all over as keynote speakers! So, if you'd like to learn how CBD can help change your life and get you away from pharmaceuticals with nasty side effects, please join us on this special day! Growing in Health's partnered physician, Dr. Joseph Doerr, will be on-site not only as a speaker, but as a certifying physician also! Anybody that would like to get certified for their Medical Marijuana License will be able to do so on premises the night of our seminar for $100.00. There will be a free raffle and as always, veterans get in for free!

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Contact the Cannabis Control Commission.

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