MRCC Top 5 Cannabis Events: November 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. Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission Public Meeting

THURSDAY November 01, 2018 @ 1:00pm

Health Policy Commission
50 Milk Street, 8th Floor
Boston, MA 02109

Cost: None

The Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) is appointed by the state to create cannabis policy and regulations. The CCC meets regularly and as a Massachusetts citizen and voter, you have a right to be present to voice your concerns and ideas. Current issues of discussion among the commission include social consumption and delivery of cannabis, commercial licenses, and more. 


1) Call to Order
2) Chairman’s Comments & Updates
3) Executive Director’s Report
4) Staff Recommendations on Final Licenses
5) Staff Recommendations on Provisional License Applications
6) Commission Discussion and Votes
7) New Business that the Chairman did not anticipate at time of posting
8) Next Meeting Date

Notice of Executive Session

Under the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A, § 21(a)(4) and (7) and the Public Records Law, G.L. c. 66, and the exemptions set forth in G.L. c. 4, § 7(26)(a), (f) and (n), the Commission may enter into executive session on the following agenda items:

1) to discuss provisional licensees’ qualifications for final licensure, including, but not limited to, the Commission staff’s strategies for reviewing, inspecting, and monitoring the proposed security plans of the Marijuana Establishment and for the marijuana and marijuana products.

More information on the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission:

2. Cannabis and Opioids: Prevention or Treatment?

WEDNESDAY November 07, 2018 @ 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Cambridge Center for Adult Education
56 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Cost: $5

While cannabis has been recreationally legal in Massachusetts for some time, researchers and public health officials have long been researching and developing medicinal uses of the substance. With opiod addiction reaching crisis levels, many continue to investigate marijuana’s effect on such addiction. Join Marion McNabb, CEO of Cannabis community Care and Research Network (C3RN), as they discuss how researchers and health professionals are addressing the opioid epidemic using cannabis as a tool locally in Massachusetts.


3. Brighton Cannabis Community Outreach Meeting

SUNDAY November 15, 2018 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Brighton Elks Lounge
326 Washington St, Brighton, MA 02135

Natural Selections, a proposed recreational marijuana dispensary will hold their Community Outreach Meeting on Thursday, 11/15 at 6pm.

Do you want cannabis shops to open? Attend. Get  general information, employment opportunities, and address community needs. This is your opportunity to support one of the first cannabis retail shops in the greater Boston area. 

In the past Natural Selections has supported local expungement events to heal the impact of prohibition in our community. We believe they have the ability to be a contributing business to our communities. Come learn more, November 15.

4. Farmscale Hemp Production for Flower, Grain & Oil

MONDAY November 19, 2018 @ 9:00am - 4:30pm

The Red Barn at Hampshire College
893 West St
Amherst, MA 01002

Cost: $75-95

The knowledge of agricultural hemp production, once a common and lucrative crop in Massachusetts, has skipped over more than a generation of farmers. For the past 81 years it was illegal to grow, leading to the loss of local strains of crop genetics, regionalized cultural practices, and an interruption in the handing down of crop knowledge from parent to child and farmer to apprentice. With a new Massachusetts policy authorizing the commercial production of sun-grown agricultural hemp in the state, local farmers are interested in integrating agricultural hemp into their farm businesses.

This is why NOFA/Mass is presenting a full-day intensive workshop on growing agricultural hemp in the Northeast. The focus of this particular workshop is growing a hemp crop through flower into the seed phase for farmers wishing to produce an oil, seed or grain crop. We will cover genetics, soil preparation, fertility needs, pest and disease management, harvesting and extracting CBD oil on the farm with an eye to what the proper harvest windows and crop quality should be for a legal, marketable product.

For more information on NOFA/Mass:


5. WEBINAR: Massachusetts Cannabis Licenses pt 4 : Co-ops & Microbusinesses

WEDNESDAY November 28, 2018 @ 7:00pm - 8:00pm


Craft Marijuana Cooperative & Microbusiness - Are you interested in Co-ops and microbusinesses?

As a social equity vendor, MRCC want's to continue its mission on equity by exploring some of the smaller cannabis licenses. This month MRCC will have a exclusive member webinar, November 28th to provide training and education in learning more around these exciting opportunities.

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Contact the Cannabis Control Commission.

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