MRCC’S Top 5 Cannabis Events For January 2020

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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. The Human Variety Hour

TUESDAY January 7, 2020 @ 8:00pm-10:00pm

Dorchester Art Project
1486 Dorchester Avenue
Boston, MA 02122

Cost: Donation-based

Come see Boston's most authentic, most inclusive live variety show: The Human Variety Hour!

Featuring stand-up comedians, folk singers, drag queens, magicians, ventriloquists, and a live house band! Come out & feel the love — everyone is welcome here!

B.Y.O. cannabis & wine. Choose your ticket price by donating.

(Venmo: @humanvarietyhour)

Doors open 7:45 PM, show starts at 8PM.


Michelle Sui
Cathy Coleman
Max Devin
Kate Natale

Musical guest:
Soviet Jesus Choir

Live theme music performed by:
The HVH Band

Hosted by:
Ryan Thomas

More info here.

2. SAVE THE DATE: Show up to the Cannabis Control Commission Public Meetings!

THURSDAY January 16, 2020 @ 12:00pm

Union Station
Worcester, MA 01608

Cost: None

If you've ever complained about big businesses gobbling up the cannabis industry, or a lack of people of color and women in leadership positions, or that the criminal expungement process is too slow, or the costs of recreational weed & taxes being too high--it's time to SHOW UP! As a citizen and a constituent, you are entitled to make your voice heard and speak your grievances directly to the Cannabis Control Commission. Tell them WHAT kind of industry you want and HOW you want them to create it. The Commission meets regularly in public locations throughout Boston. It's never too late to come in person and advocate for yourself!

As always, if you can't make the meeting you can catch our Facebook Livestream! Follow us there for more updates.

Check the CCC Website for meeting times and locations.

More info here.

3. WBJ Presents The Business of Cannabis Forum 2020

WEDNESDAY January 15, 2020 @ 1:00pm-4:30pm

DCU Center
50 Foster St.
Worcester, MA 01608

Cost: $75

Kick off 2020 with an exceptional networking, education, and business development opportunity among the region’s leading cannabis industry business leaders, influencers and service providers! The second installment of the Worcester Business Journal’s cannabis summit features a roster of some of the most sought-after speakers representing the hemp, medical marijuana, adult-use, CBD, science, medical, advocacy and professional services arenas of the cannabis industry.

Attendees will leave with a fresh perspective on the latest economic data, business opportunities, and lingering obscurities and risks that remain for cannabis industry participants, whether as a licensee, ancillary service provider, or consumer.

Our first event sold out quickly, so don’t delay getting your tickets to this can’t miss event for the region’s cannabis industry participants and those exploring new opportunities for their business or skills.

More info here.

4. Brunch & Learn for the Canna-curious

SUNDAY January 26, 2020 @ 11:00am-1:30pm

32 Elm Street
Amesbury, MA 01913

Cost: $40

This event is 21+ .

Has the legalization of cannabis piqued your interest, but the thought of going to a dispensary seems daunting? Whether you are interested for medicinal reasons or recreationally–Exploring new things feels that much more save and fun among friends!

We’ll start with a private brunch at Crave where you’ll be treated to a full buffet brunch* while learning about cannabis and safe consumption practices**.

After brunch, we’ll visit Alternative Therapies Group in Salisbury, MA, for our canna-boutique experience to learn about their business. As VIP guests, we will skip the lines to shop with a budtender exclusive to Live Lilium attendees.

Raise a toast of mimosa to celebrate your first step into learning about a lifestyle that even Barney’s of New York in LA is encouraging for their luxury shoppers!

*Alcohol can be purchased separately.

** There will be no cannabis available to purchase or for use at the restaurant or from Live Lilium

More info here.

5. Cannabis Advancement Series No. 6: The Veterans' Perspective: Advancing Access

WEDNESDAY January 29, 2020 @ 6:00pm-9:30pm

Babson College
1 Snyder Drive
Babson Park, MA 02457

Cost: None

The final Cannabis Advancement Series hosted at Babson College is a culmination of the Veterans Health and Medical Cannabis Study initiative, and hearing Veterans share their stories of how having the access to cannabis has improved their life and well-being.

The final results from the Veterans Health and Medical Cannabis Study will also be presented.

    More info here.

    It's your cannabis industry! Do you want to know how regulations are decided and licenses are awarded? Have ideas for how to improve the laws? Contact the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission directly to let them know.    
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