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Top 5 Cannabis Events: December 2017

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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 to educational seminars, workshops, recreational gatherings, and festivals in Massachusetts. Scroll down to see what’s in store for this month.

Final Cannabis Advisory Board (CAB) Subcommittee Presentations

December 4
Time: TBD
Location: TBD
Cost: FREE

Over the past few months, the 25 member Cannabis Advisory Board has been developing provisional recommendations to submit to the Cannabis Control Commission. The (CAB) is made up of 5 subcommittee working groups:

– Cannabis Industry
– Market Participation
– Public Health
– Public Safety & Community Mitigation

Each subcommittee will present their final recommendations to the Cannabis Control Commission. Regulations come out March 2018. Curious about what the developing cannabis regulations will look like? Join us at this public hearing. For more information on the Cannabis Advisory Board, click here:

Cannabis Technology at MIT

December 5
Time: 5:30pm – 8pm
Location: Ray and Maria Stata Center
32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
Cost: $10-$20

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Enterprise Forum of Cambridge invites you to join this important discussion as they bring together a spectrum of cannabis cognoscenti across business, academia, and technology to offer a range of views, insights, and opinions for how best to face the brave new world of legalized cannabis to maximize its contribution to the people of Massachusetts and beyond.

Panel discussions will address Greenhouse automation, Extraction hardware, Smart grow monitors, Seed to sale software, App development, Machine learning for optimal medical dosing, and much more. Join us on December 5th for this historical event.
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To attend, register online here:

Growing Cannabis On The Farm

December 10
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00pm
Location: The Red Barn at Hampshire College
893 West St
Amherst, Massachusetts 01002
Cost: $51-60

This interactive workshop and networking event is for growers who are interested in cultivating cannabis using organic methods on their land for this new market. This event will cover all the basics to get you started on your path toward cultivating cannabis; wether on your own or as part of a cooperative.

Topics of discussion will include:
– Cultivation Methods
– Understanding Cannabis Cultivation Law and Regulations:
– Craft Cannabis Cultivation Cooperatives (CCCC)

In between talks and panel discussions featuring growers and industry experts, you’ll have a lot of time to meet other growers, meet people who are actively recruiting farmers for their Cannabis cooperative, and enjoy a catered lunch.

To attend, register online here:

Cannabis Control Commission Policy Discussions & Debates

December 11
Time: TBD
Location: TBD
Cost: FREE

The Cannabis Control Commission has been drafting regulations for the emerging adult-use marijuana program. This event will feature each of the 5 commissioners as they discuss the proposed (CAB) recommendations and proposed policy amendments.

Find out more about the Cannabis Control Commission here:

The Harvest Cup

Dec 16
Dec 17
Time: 11:00am – 5:00pm

DCU Center
50 Foster St
Worcester, Massachusetts 01608
Cost: $40-$150

The first legal marijuana cup is coming to Massachusetts! The Harvest Cup is a trade show exhibition and cannabis cup competition event to bring those with passion for the cannabis industry together for some fun and networking. There will be guest speakers and panel discussions from all areas of the cannabis industry, an education village, as well as a live radio broadcast by 94HJY during the event. We are expecting attendees from all over New England. Must be 21+ with valid state ID to attend.

To attend, register online here:

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