MRCC’s Top 5 Cannabis Events for September 2019

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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. National Expungement Day

FRIDAY September 27, 2019, 5:00pm-8:00pm

The Dewitt Center
122 Dewitt Dr.
Boston, MA 02120

What does Massachusetts' 2018 criminal justice reform mean for you? What cannabis convictions can be expunged, and how?

Join us for a discussion about this and more at the Massachusetts National Expungement Day, on Friday, September 27. This event is free and open to the public.

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2. Ellementa Melrose: Cannabis and CBD for Pain Relief

WEDNESDAY September 4, 2019 @ 7:00pm-9:00pm

Bissex Residence
40 Glen Street
Melrose, MA 02176

Cost: $10 – $15

If you've never been to an Ellementa Gathering before, you may not know how our Gatherings are very different from other cannabis events out there. This is not a lecture, this is not a business networking event. This is a vibrant, exciting, dynamic and personal sharing of wisdom and experiences. Join us at this Ellementa Women's Wellness Gathering for empowering knowledge & candid conversation!

You may be experiencing pain and yet suffer in silence. Or you may know someone in pain and want to offer them a healthier, safe alternative to opioids.

  • Learn how cannabis and CBD, can be beneficial to our health and wellbeing and offer us relief from inflammation and pain.
  • We’ll talk about the different ways to use THC and CBD, and how they interact with our bodies and brains – and each other.
  • Learn about our Endocannabinoid Systems and some of the science behind why cannabis and CBD can be really good for our health.

If you are looking to understand how cannabis interacts with your body and brain and want to improve your health and wellness or simply feel better, this Gathering is for YOU.

Learn from our local Ellementa Leaders, Guest Experts and Trusted Brands at Ellementa Women’s Wellness Gatherings. Our female-forward events are warm, comfortable and welcoming to women/female-identified who are new to cannabis as well as the more experienced.

More info here.

3. The Intersection of Cannabis & Equity: Walkthrough Edition

SATURDAY September 7, 2019 @ 1:00pm–4:30pm

Massachusetts College of Art and Design
621 Huntington Avenue
Morton R. Godine Library 13th Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

Cost: Free!

F.U.N. - Fierce Urgency of Now: Energizing Young Professionals of Color to Unlock Boston’s Promise

Hosted by the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (Commission) in partnership with City Awake's Fierce Urgency of Now Festival 2019 #FUNinBOS.

Millennials of Color are invited to learn about the adult-use licensing process and meet Commission representatives who will share helpful resources and provide technical assistance to those interested in securing licensure in the cannabis industry.

Participants should expect to network with other millennials who want to own and operate licensed adult-use cannabis businesses and participate in a Commission led a walkthrough of the adult-use application and the subsequent inspection process.

Contact the Cannabis Control Commission if you have questions about The Intersection of Cannabis and Equity: The Walkthrough Edition.

More info here.

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

THURSDAY September 12, 2019 @ 10:00am

Location TBD

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. 

5. The Boston Freedom Rally

SATURDAY September 21, 2019 @ 12:00pm-8:00pm

Boston Common
139 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02111

Cost: None!

This is our 30th year for the Boston Freedom Rally held annually on the Boston Common the third weekend in September!

Why: to provide cannabis education and practice civil disobedience.

If you are interested in vending or sponsoring at this year’s rally please fill out this form. 

Any issues please forward to

Want to speak at the Boston Freedom Rally? We are taking sign-ups for our Education Village and other speaking opportunities! Please fill out this form to submit your information.

If you are a musician looking to play at the rally, check out how here!

More info here.

Contact the Cannabis Control Commission.

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