Top 5 Events: October 2017

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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.

Cannabis Control Commission Public Listening Sessions:

October 4-13
Locations: All over MA
Time: Specific to neighborhood
Admission: FREE

The Cannabis Control Commission is taking public input on how we should regulate legal marijuana in Massachusetts. Check the locations to see if you’re available to attend. Please spread the word far and wide. These listening sessions are coming up quickly. It’s an aggressive timeline due to the aggressive regulatory deadlines that we were given.

To those who want a say in what should be included in the legal marijuana law, SHOW UP. This is your chance to SPEAK be HEARD! Hearings are taking place all over the state, they are accepting written comments. Check out the dates, times, and locations below:

Wed Oct. 4: Holyoke Community College at 10 a.m

Holyoke Community College
Kittredge Center, Rm 301/303
303 Homestead Avenue
Holyoke, MA 01040

October 5 @ 7am-7:30pm
Boston Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115
Admission: $135-$349

The Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo is the only business-to-business forum that focuses on educating and connecting professionals who recognize the unparalleled business opportunities within the U.S. cannabis industry. Founded by the industry’s top thought leaders, the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo was created with the sole purpose of providing a forum to educate and guide business leaders to succeed in this emerging market.

Click here for registration.

2017 Marijuana Legalization: Let’s Talk About Youth Prevention
October 17 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center
Seton Auditorium
736 Cambridge St.Boston, MA 02135
Admission: FREE

Recreational marijuana is the law of the land in Massachusetts. However, the law still prohibits persons under 21 from using marijuana for recreational purposes. Community leaders across Boston will come together at this event to learn about the new marijuana legislation and approaches to prevent youth marijuana use. The event will increase perception of harm around youth marijuana use, shift community norms related to marijuana use and decrease access/availability of marijuana to youth. The event is a part of the Focus on Prevention series brought to you by the Boston Substance Abuse Prevention Collaborative.

Know Your Laws + Responsible Marijuana Consumption
Thursday, October 26
@ 3pm-4:30pm
UMass Boston –
Room to TBA
900 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115
Admission: FREE

Marijuana was just legalized for adult-use in Massachusetts. However, there is still much public uncertainty as to what is and what is not legal. Last semester, SSDP at UMass Boston campaigned for the Yes On 4 initiative to legalize adult-use marijuana. This semester they’re focused on educating their campus on compliance with our new marijuana policies.

Join us for an informative event detailing the changes in our marijuana laws, education about safe and responsible marijuana consumption, and how you can get involved with marijuana policy in your locality. Hosted by Students for Sensible Drug Policy and the Massachusetts Recreational Consumer Council.

Hynes Convention Center 2017 Cannacon Conference Recap

October 19 @ 7:30 pm EDT
1223 Beacon St, Brookline MA 02446
Admission: FREE

Did you miss the 2017 Boston Cannacon? We’ve got you covered. Join us for a free event detailing the information and materials presented during Bostons first CannaCon. Featured speakers will include Dr. Robery Dye and the Massachusetts Recreational Consumer Council.