NECANN Expands Again In 2019

New England’s longest-running cannabis convention series expands to Springfield, Massachusetts and New Jersey

MASSACHUSETTS: NECANN, producers of the two largest cannabis industry conventions on the East Coast (in Boston and Portland, ME) announced the addition of two new events making it the largest cannabis convention series in the world. After adding three new markets in 2018 (Reno NV, Burlington VT, and Salt Lake City Utah), NECANN is adding new shows in Springfield MA (June 22-23) and Trenton, NJ (September 14-15) in 2019, to bring their total number of annual events up to 8.

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With the state’s recreational program now active and growing rapidly, NECANN is excited to bring its business and education platform to Western Massachusetts in June. “The marketplace for recreational cannabis use has exploded in Worcester County and throughout the Berkshires,” says President and Co-Founder Marc Shepard, “making Springfield a perfect location for a NECANN convention.

In New Jersey the Governor, Senate, and Assembly Committees are all on board for the legalization of adult use cannabis in New Jersey, possibly in 2019. “We’re excited to work with local leaders, advocacy groups, and businesses to host the first New Jersey Cannabis Convention,” says Jeff Lawrence, Co-Founder and New Market Director.

NECANN’s flagship Boston event (March 22-24), now in it’s 5th year, will see the programming and exhibit hall expand into a third day. Friday, March 22nd will introduce CannaBiz Friday, with a 100% focus on B2B. All speakers and sessions will be business-focused with special break-out networking sessions.

The Friday will also feature the first-ever New England Cannabis Community Awards. “There are so many organizations and entities who have brought the Massachusetts market online the right way,” says Managing Director Beth Waterfall, herself a long-time activist, “we can’t wait to shine the deserved spotlight on their efforts.” Proceeds from the event will go towards Veterans Alternative Healing and the New England Veterans Alliance.

Reno Cannabis Convention To Be Held April 7-8 At Whitney Peak Hotel

First Time Cannabis Convention In Reno

NEVADA:  Celebrating the arrival of adult use Cannabis in the state of Nevada, the first Reno Cannabis Convention will be held the weekend of April 7 at Reno’s Whitney Peak Hotel. Cole Markus, Owner of the convention, made the announcement this week.

Designed to appeal to all cannabis users, – Adult use, Medical and Enthusiasts –the show will operate on April 7 from 11-4:45 and April 8 from 11-4:30. The Reno Cannabis Convention is a unique industry trade show that encompasses the emerging local cannabis community in Reno, Nevada. The Convention, sold out for exhibitors but with event tickets still available, serves to foster industry expansion through advocacy and education.

Speakers include “CannaNurses” Juhlzie Monteiro, RN, BSK and Heather Manus, RN, who will speak on cannabis for children and Loral Langemeier “The Millionaire Maker” and Nevada native who is on a relentless mission to empower people to become millionaires.

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Cannabis Education for Nurses at UNLV-Las Vegas, NV

Ticket prices are $25 for a 1-day pass and $40 for a 2-day pass. Sponsored booths will also be available to the public during convention hours. The Reno Cannabis Convention is strictly a non-consumption event.

New England’s Largest Cannabis Convention Returns To Boston’s Hynes Convention Center April 22nd-23rd

MASSACHUSETTS: The New England Cannabis Network will be hosting the 3rd Annual New England Cannabis Convention at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston on April 22nd and 23rd. With over 5,000 attendees, 150 industry exhibitors, and 100+ local and national speakers, this will be the largest Cannabis and Hemp Industry event ever in the northeast. With medical and recreational cannabis sales in Maine and Massachusetts are projected to exceed 1.5 billion dollars by 2020, and this expo focuses on helping New Englanders get involved in this amazing growth opportunity.

Programming for the event will feature three separate tracks covering all aspects of the industry:

(1) Cannabis careers, businesses, and investment opportunities, (2) Marijuana as Medicine (3) Live demos on growing, cloning, tinctures, and more. There will also be an “Education Village” hosted by MassCan/NORML where attendees can get information and advice in a one-on-one setting on all industry-related topics.

This year’s event will also feature the premier of the New England Growers Cup, the region’s first ever competition for legal recreational cannabis home-growers. A live Awards Show will recognize winners in 13 categories including flower, extracts, edibles, vape pens, and non-solvent hash. Also new this year will be a live “shark-tank” style Canna-Pitch Slam where local entrepreneurs will pitch their business ideas live to a panel of cannabis industry investment professionals.

Attendees at the event will also get the opportunity to network with the over 150 local & national Cannabis Industry businesses, talk with doctors & health care providers, explore investment & career opportunities, connect with advocacy groups, see the latest developments in lighting, soil, and growing equipment, and purchase a huge variety of the latest smoking, vaping, and storage accessories.

After hosting a series of four smaller successful events in 2015 (over 10,000 attendees), NECANN hosted its first event at the Hynes in 2016, attracting over 3,500 attendees from all over New England and beyond. The legalization of recreational cannabis use in both Maine and Massachusetts last November will bring an enormous increase in national attention to the region in 2017. “Over the last 12 months, huge progress has been made towards the normalization of cannabis use in New England, and around the country.  With legalization spreading throughout the region, we’re excited to be hosting the essential networking hub for local, businesses, investors, and entrepreneurs to meet and grow, while also providing much-needed knowledge and resources for medical marijuana patients and advocates” said Marc Shepard,

Co-Founder of NECANN. “For anyone who is interested in seeing the true scope of this industry, including the opportunites and enormous potential, this is the place to be.”

The convention is 18+ (children under 18 must be accompanied by adult), and no smoking or vaping is allowed in the building. Registration for the event can be bought online at: www.NECANN.com.  A limited amount of tickets will also be available at the Hynes on the days of the shows.

Full Programming Schedule: www.necann.com/programming