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Top 5 Events: June 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. 2018 Cannabis Freedom Run

June 3rd @ 9:30 PM – 12:30 PM
Cambridgeside Pl, Cambridge, MA 02141
Cost for Runners: $45
Cost for Attendees: FREE

The Cambridge 5k Freedom Run, is a race through East Cambridge hosted by the Cambridge Business Association and sponsored by several local brewing companies. This is the second year MRCC has consecutively organized a team of local cannabis businesses and consumers to participate in the Cambridge 5k Freedom Run. While they run for “Freedom and Local Beer,”  we run for “Freedom and Local Weed.” 

The focus of the run is to break the “lazy stoner” stigma and create an inclusive ecosystem of small and large cannabis companies in Massachusetts. As the 2nd largest team in this years race, team @MAconsumers is made up of over 70 runners including, local consumers, local marijuana business owners, and even former Patriots Superbowl Champion, Eric Martin.

Sponsored by local Massachusetts-based marijuana companies, the funds raised will go towards community educational events, maintaining transparency in regards to regulatory changes at the state level, lobbying on behalf of recreational consumers, and providing communities with educational material on responsible marijuana consumption.

Join the cannabis community in making history by representing active cannabis consumers at this years Cambridge 5k. We’ll see you at the finish line!

Note: This is a non-consumption event.


Team: MAconsumers
Password: MRCC2018

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2. State House News Forum: Massachusetts’ expanding cannabis economy

June 20 @ 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education center (MCLE)
10 Winter Pl. Boston, MA 02109
Cost: $10-20

With Massachusetts’ new era of legalization only weeks away, its full economic impact has gone largely unexplored and unappreciated. Thousands of new jobs will be created. Soon, tourists will flock in from all over the world. Meanwhile, hundreds of new businesses are in the process of formation, and they are creating the need for a wide range of services, from construction and security to trucking and accounting. Is Massachusetts ready for the onslaught of economic activity, and is the scope of the new industry fully understood?

A new trade group — the Massachusetts Cannabis Business Association (MassCBA) — has been formed to provide focus on education, best practices and broader appreciation for the emerging industry. Join the State House News Forum — the events division of the State House News Service — and co-host MassCBA to hear industry leaders who will explore the widespread business potential of the Massachusetts cannabis economy.

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3. MRCC Monthly Webinar – The Host Community Agreement

June 27th 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Licenses are now open: Are you interested in starting a cannabis business in Massachusetts? Haven’t met with your town? Attend the MRCC Monthly Webinar from the comfort of your home or office for an in-depth overview and understanding of Community Host Agreements. This workshop will be led by Kamani Jefferson, President and registered lobbyist for the Massachusetts Recreational Consumer Council. Questions will be answered at the end of the presentation.

Get access to this webinar, past webinars, and other industry insights by becoming a $25 member. Become a member today.

4. Cannabis Cultivation and Extraction Best Practices

June 28 @ 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM 
Location: TBA (North End, Boston)
Cost: $24
Students: FREE

Cannabis Community Care and Research Network (C3RN) is a company that specializes in providing high-quality advocacy, research, and education services related to Cannabis. As a social justice-oriented organization, we specialize in designing, monitoring, and evaluating models of integrating adult-use and medical Cannabis to positively impact social, clinical, and public health outcomes.

Event Schedule:
6:00 – 6:30 Registration and Networking
6:30 – 8:00 Panel Discussion
8:00 – 9:30 Networking and Interactive Education Station Walk

Panelists will cover topics including: 
– Sustainable cultivation standards, compliance, and operating procedures for small and large cultivation operations
– Efficient and evidence based extraction chemistry methods
– Standards for scoring sustainable energy use and best practices under new regulations
– Indoor vs. outdoor considerations
– Optimal Lighting and HVAC systems for maximizing yield in Massachusetts and New England 

What can you expect?
– Expert panel discussions
– Networking with policy makers, academics, healthcare providers, and cannabis industry leaders
– Interactive education stations and vendor booths
– Event report summary emailed post event
– Hors d’oeuvres and bar
– Live Music

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5. Pioneer Valley Industry Summit

June 30th @ 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
413 Main St, Holyoke, Massachusetts 01040
Cost: $15 Adv | $20 Door

Join us in Pioneer Valley for a continued discussion and presentations led by prominent industry leaders detailing updates to the state of the Massachusetts Cannabis Industry.

Registration info: TBD

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