Top 5 Cannabis Events: November

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

Bread + Soup

November 8 @ 6pm-8:30pm
Roxbury Innovation Center
2300 Washington StreetBoston, MA 02119
Cost: $10-$20

The Transformative Culture Project & BREAD present BREAD & Soup. SOUP’s mission is to promote community-based development through crowdfunding, creativity, entrepreneurship, purpose, democracy, and discovering what’s best about and for our community.

Join us at the Roxbury Innovation Center to listen to four community members pitch their ideas. You will pay $10 in advance or at the door. $10 gets you dinner and a vote. Listen to each community member’s 4-minute pitch and take 4 audience questions. At the end of the evening, YOU will vote for the winner. The winner takes all the money raised from the dinner to implement their business or project idea.

To attend, register online here:

2017 Cannabis Startup Challenge

November 14 @ 6pm-9:00pm
Boston University Questrom School of Business
595 Commonwealth Avenue
Auditorium Room
Boston, MA 02215
Cost: FREE

Green Lion Partners & Boston University’s The BUzz Lab are proud to announce the 2017 Cannabis Start-up Challenge! This competition is open to teams with current BU students and/or alumni; the competition is centered around ancillary business concepts in one of the fastest growing industries, domestically and abroad. The winner will receive $10,000 and advisement from Green Lion Partners, who have worked with over a dozen cannabis start-ups.

To attend, register online for a FREE ticket:

Mass. Marijuana Summit: Understanding the Challenges and Opportunities in the New Age of Legalization

November 15 @ 7:30am-10:00am
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Center

10 Winter Place
Boston, MA
Cost: $22.09

Join us at a State House News Forum for an address by Cannabis Control Commission Chairman Steven Hoffman and two lively panel discussions with experts from government, law, and the state’s rapidly evolving marijuana industry about the many challenges and opportunities as Massachusetts navigates the new world of legalization.

• Panel discussion: Politics, regulation, and local control – balancing availability with safety and social equity.
Panelists: Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, Kamani Jefferson of the Massachusetts Recreational Consumer Council, Jim Smith of Smith, Costello & Crawford, and Daniel Smith, General Counsel for Sen. Pat Jehlen.
• Panel discussion: Entrepreneurs at the crossroads — Newcomers and incumbents size up the market opportunities and challenges.
Panelists include Dr. Karen Munkacy, CEO of Garden Remedies, Laura Davis, director of compliance, Good Chemistry, and Jim Borghesani, the Marijuana Policy Project (moderator).

To attend, register online here:

HomeGrown Boston

November 15 @ 7:00pm-10:00am
169 Norfolk Ave
Boston, 02119

Join us for a cannabis community event featuring live music performances, live grow exhibits, and various local nonprofits and enterprises. Interested in growing your own? You won’t want to miss this event to network with some of the hottest up-and-coming companies in the cannabis space.

Still Human: Life after

November 20th @ 6PM-7:30PM
Umass Boston
Campus Center 3rd Fl
Rm 3000A

Life after a criminal charge or conviction is an arduous road. A Massachusetts CORI record can inhibit an individual from vital opportunities to advance one’s life. This event will foster conversations from highly respected social justice advocates regarding the sealing of criminal records to help integrate former inmates or arrestees into society.

Marijuana is currently legal to possess and cultivate in Massachusetts.

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