Top 5 Events: February 2018

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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.

1. MRCC Public Training for Final Public CCC Hearings 

February 3rd
The Democracy Center

45 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Cost: FREE

Want to be a part of the legalization movement? It's not over yet! MRCC is dedicating time to local residents who want help forming their testimonies for the final public CCC hearings happening Feb 5-13. Get caught up on the state of the cannabis industry in Massachusetts, learn tips on how to formulate and present your public testimony, and get acquainted with local residents and community leaders.

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2. Final Public CCC Hearings (multiple dates/locations)

The Cannabis Control Commission is traveling around the state of Massachusetts on their LAST public listening tour before they finalize regulations for the Adult-Use cannabis industry. Topics of interest include licensing; operational requirements for cultivation, product manufacturing, retail sales and social consumption; delivery; and enforcement. Public feedback is necessary in order to include some key provisions to the regulations. Below is the schedule of events that will take place. 

Monday, February 5, 2018 8:30-11:00 AM

(Snow Date: February 12, 8:30-11:00 AM)

Berkshire Community College
K111 Lecture Hall
1350 West Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Monday, February 5, 2018 2:00-5:00 PM

Leslie Philips Theater
Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Avenue
Holyoke, MA 01040

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 10:00-1:00 PM

Franklin Regional Council of Governments
William B. Allen Community Room

12 Olive Street 
Greenfield, MA 01301

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 9:00-12:00  PM

Public Hearing Room  
Barnstable Town Hall
367 Main Street
Hyannis, MA 02601

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 2:00-5:00 PM

(Snow Date: February 13, 2:00-5:00)

UMass School of Law
Rooms 231-232
333 Faunce Corner Rd
Dartmouth, MA 02747

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 9:00-12:00 PM

(Snow Date:  February 14, 9:00-12:00)

Worcester Public Library
Saxe Room
3 Salem Square
Worcester, MA 01608

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 2:00-5:00 PM

(Snow Date:  February 14, 2:00-5:00)

North Shore Community College
Math/Science Bldg Rm 119
1 Ferncroft Road
Danvers, MA 01923

Thursday, February 8, 2018 1:00-4:00

(Snow Date: February 13, 1:00-4:00)

McCormack Building
One Ashburton Place
21st Floor
Boston, MA 02108

Friday, February 9, 2018 10:30-1:30 PM

West Tisbury Public Library
1042 State Road
West Tisbury, MA 02575

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 6:00-8:30 PM

Bolling Municipal Building
2300 Washington St, 2nd Floor
Roxbury, MA 02119

Speakers are requested to provide a copy of their oral testimony. The Commission encourages all interested parties to submit testimony electronically to the following address: CannabisCommission@State.MA.US. Please submit electronic testimony as an attached Word document or as text within the body of an email and type “Draft Regulations” in the subject line. All submissions must include the sender’s full name and address. 

Be as specific as possible. The CCC is relying on community members to share their personal testimonials, provide studies, analytical data, and concise recommendations to finalize this program. We hope you'll help us change the course of history by providing feedback. THIS IS OUR INDUSTRY!

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These are some topics MRCC is pushing for: HERE

3. EatMe.Land Website-Building Workshop

February 4th
Harvard Art Museum
32 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Cost: $30 is a Cannabis femme tech art collective presenting a workshop for interested folx looking to build their online presence. Come learn the basics of web design, meet other creators, and leave with your own website. Did you know?

- Women own only 5 percent of tech startups.

- Men are twice as likely as women to be hired for a job in math and tech when the only difference between candidates is gender.

Enough is enough. It's time to get online and make your money!

What to bring: - A laptop -  a charger - notebook and pen.

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4. Community First for Cannabis Research

February 26th
Roxbury Innovation Center
2300 Washington St, Roxbury, Massachusetts 02119
Cost: $30 - FREE

(C3RN) is a clinical research organization providing design, implementation, and analytical services to the Cannabis Industry. This event will facilitate networking opportunities and a discussion on the models and best practices for ensuring engagement and equitable access, consumption, and integration in the industry in Massachusetts.

Featured panelists:

Shaleen Title, Commissioner, Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission

Shanel Lindsay, JD - Founder and President of Ardent Cannabis, Advisory Board Member, Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission

Sonia Espinosa - Co-founder Massachusetts Recreational Consumer Council (MRCC)

Ellen Brown, President, Sinsemilla Seminars

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5. Know Your Laws: Responsible Marijuana Consumption at Dean College

February 28th
Dean College 
99 Main Street, Franklin, MA 02038
Cost: FREE

Marijuana was just legalized for adult-use in Massachusetts. However, there is still much public confusion. To ensure safety and compliance, our youth need to be aware of the current legal reality of marijuana on campus and off campus. 

The Massachusetts Recreational Consumer Council and Students for Sensible Drug Policy at Dean College will host this informative event detailing the changes in our marijuana laws, information about safe and responsible marijuana consumption, and how students can get involved with the developing marijuana policies in their area. 

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