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Top 5 Events: March 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. Massachusetts Marijuana Summit II 

March 2nd
7:30 am – 10:00 am
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Center
10 Winter Pl, Boston, MA 02108
Cost: $20

The State House News Forum will hold its second Massachusetts Marijuana Summit on March 2, bringing together entrepreneurs, thought leaders and regulators to explain the opportunities and challenges of recreational marijuana in Massachusetts. Once again, we’re assembling expert panel discussions on the nuances of this soon-to-bloom industry. The Summit will provide an in-depth examination of the core issues of emerging regulations, the potential consequences of a new federal enforcement posture, and the divergent approach of various municipalities as they weigh the pros and cons of legalization.

We’ll also explore the operational difficulties faced by cannabis business professionals, including accessing capital, banking, accounting and acquiring and training talent.

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2. Time’s Up: Sexual Harassment in the Cannabis Workplace

March 8th
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Burns & Levinson LLP
125 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02110
Cost: $14.20 – $24.20

ELEVATE New England is proud to invite employers and employees alike to join us on March 8, 2018, for a vibrant conversation about what cannabis businesses can do to empower and protect their organization, leadership, and employees when sexual harassment occurs in their workplace. Our speakers will also provide attendees with tips and resources for reacting and responding to workplace sexual harassment.

Don’t miss this first-of-its-kind event in New England and the opportunity to be a part of history in the making as the New England cannabis industry sets the standards for other states to follow.

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3. Cannabis: An Alternative to Opioids

March 11th
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
American Legion Nonantum Post 440
295 California Street, Newton, MA 02458
Cost: $10

Many across the country have made a life changing, and sometimes life saving, switch from OPIOIDS to CANNABIS. Our panel will share their lived experiences with opioids and the effects it had on their personal, professional and family life.

Joining us and saying a few words to support veterans and those fighting the STIGMA of addiction, to combat the Opioid Epidemic, are Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller , Massachusetts Cannabis Control Comission, Chairman Steven Hoffman, Peter Grinspoon, M.D, Stephen Mandile, President Veterans Alternative Healing Inc.,  and Lisa Silver Crow Perreault, Chairman of the Mohegan Tribal Veterans Association.

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4.  Research collaborations from seed to bedside

Time: TBD
Date: TBD
Location: TBD

Cost: TBD

(C3RN) is a clinical research organization providing design, implementation, and analytical services to the Cannabis Industry. This event will facilitate conversations on medical cannabis cultivation, clinical care, and research models in Massachusetts.

Registration info pending.

5. 2018 New England Cannabis Convention

March 24th
11:00 am – 6:00 pm

March 25th
11:00 am – 5:00 pm

John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center 
900 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115

Cost: $25 – $80

The New England Cannabis Convention is the largest gathering of the New England Cannabis Industry, the perfect B2B and B2C platform for everyone doing cannabis business in the northeast, and those who want to! It also serves as an education platform for those interested in learning more about the vital medical marijuana programs available in Massachusetts and the rest of New England.

Since 2014 NECANN has helped spotlight and nurture the growth of the New England Cannabis Industry by bringing together industry professionals from around the world. This full-spectrum convention showcases hundreds of companies, brands and product lines, representing equipment, lighting, nutrients, greenhouses, supplies, tools, lifestyle and ancillary companies and services such as legal, HVAC, IT, packaging, labeling, security and real estate firms, staffing, HR, brokers, consultants and more. Whether you’re looking launch a new business, start a new career, promote your existing business, sell a product line, purchase items for your store or grow facilities, find investment opportunities or investors, NECANN is the place to be. You can also network with thousands of industry professionals and experts, and learn about every aspect of the industry at one or more of our four programming tracks, and pre-convention workshops.

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