NECANN Boston To Be Re-scheduled Due To COVID-19 Concerns

MASSACHUSETTS: Due to the increasing concern and public health crisis due to the COVID-19
outbreak, the NECANN Boston convention, scheduled for March 20-22, is being postponed.
We are working with our venue partners and city officials to select a new date in 2020 and will update everyone as soon as we have specific information and details to share. All vendor registrations and pre-sale tickets will be honored for the new date. Please be advised that this postponement will impact the convention, the NE Canna Community awards show, and the NECANN Competition awards.
We appreciate everyone’s patience and support during this incredibly difficult time and this decision, and look forward to working with everyone to make this year’s event as successful as it has been for the last five years.
If anyone has any questions, please understand that we are still actively working with our partners to secure the new date and address this change, and ask that you wait before contacting us until we know exactly the new details and dates.
Thank you again on behalf of the NECANN family. We will see everyone soon and get through this together.
NECANN
Marc Shepard, Co-Founder
Jeff Lawrence, Co-Founder

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.

New England’s Largest Cannabis Business Convention Returns To Rhode Island

Industry event set to draw over 2,000 for the emerging cannabis economy

RHODE ISLAND: NECANN returns to Providence for the 4th annual Rhode Island Cannabis Convention on October 20 & 21, at the RI Convention Center. This event is the final event in NECANN’s six-city schedule for 2018, making it the largest cannabis industry series in the United States.

As Rhode Island continues to edge towards legalizing recreational marijuana, the RI Cannabis Convention will explore how laws might be shaped, what business opportunities are available, and most importantly, how Rhode islanders can ensure that local economies benefit from this multi-billion-dollar industry. There will also be a large focus on the RI Medical Marijuana program, including opportunities and education for prospective patients. The convention will be the largest ever in Rhode Island, drawing more than 2,000 attendees, 125+industry exhibitors and more than 50 local and national speakers.

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The two-day convention highlights include former Patriots 2014 Super Bowl champ Eric Martin, a vocal medical marijuana advocate as keynote, as well as sessions on will feature a programming track for Cannabis Business, Careers & Medicine, and a track for DIY Cannabis. Session topics include: Legal & Compliant Cannabiz, Micro-dosing & cooking with Cannabis, how to maximize yields, Medical Cannabis Uses, and much more.

“The goal of this convention is to get everyone in Rhode Island who is in the cannabis industry, or would like to be, in one room for a weekend of networking, education, and relationship building,” said Marc Shepard, co-founder and president of NECANN. “The faster Rhode Island businesses get up and running, and the more local connections they make, the higher the % of cannabis revenue will stay in the state,”

Registration for the event can be purchased online at www.necann.com. A limited amount of tickets will also be sold on-site on the days of the shows. The full programming schedule is available online.

Must be 21+ to attend NECAN unless accompanied by an adult. NO smoking, vaping, dabbing, etc. ANYWHERE at the venue.

What:   2018 Rhode Island Cannabis Convention presented by NECANN

When:  Saturday, October 20- Sunday October 21, 2018

Where:Rhode Island Convention Center

Who:    Cannabis enthusiasts, doctors, lawyers, master growers, entrepreneurs, security experts, home growers, etc.

Tickets: One-day general ticket- $20.00 | Two-day admission ticket- $30.00

NECANN Returns To Rhode Island Convention Center October 28 & 29

RHODE ISLAND: Following up on recent events in Boston, MA and Portland, ME (the two largest Cannabis Industry conventions ever on the east coast), NECANN will return to Providence for the third annual Rhode Island Cannabis Convention on October 28 & 29,  at the RI Convention Center.

As Rhode Island continues to edge towards legalizing recreational marijuana, the RI Cannabis Convention will explore how laws might be shaped, what business opportunities are available and most importantly, how Rhode islanders can ensure that local economies benefit from this multi-billion-dollar industry. The convention is expected to be the largest ever in Rhode Island, drawing more than 2,000 attendees, 90+ industry exhibitors and more than 70 local and national speakers.

The two-day convention will feature a programming track for Cannabis Business, Careers & Medicine, and a track for DIY Cannabis. Session topics include: Careers in Cannabis, Legal & Compliant Cannabiz, Micro-dosing & cooking with Cannabis, Medical Cannabis Uses and much more. Attendees will also be able to register for a six-hour business course offered through Clover Leaf University.

“The goal of this convention is to get everyone in Rhode Island who is in the cannabis industry, or would like to be, in one room for a weekend of networking, education, and relationship building,” said Marc Shepard, co-founder and president of NECANN. “The faster Rhode Island businesses get up and running, and the more local connections they make, the higher the % of cannabis revenue will stay in the state,”

Registration for the event can be purchased online at www.necann.com. A limited amount of tickets will also be sold on-site on the days of the shows. The full programming schedule is available at  www.necann.com/ri.

Must be 18+ to attend NECAN unless accompanied by an adult. ID is required. NO smoking, vaping, dabbing, etc. ANYWHERE at the venue.

 

What:    2017 Rhode Island Cannabis Convention presented by NECANN

When:   Saturday, October 28- Sunday October 29, 2017

Where: Rhode Island Convention Center

Who:     Cannabis enthusiasts, doctors, lawyers, master growers, entrepreneurs, security experts, home growers, etc.

Tickets: One-day general ticket- $20.00  |  Two-day admission ticket- $30.00

 

NECANN Announces Board of Advisors, Adds Vermont & Nevada Shows

MASSACHUSETTS: The New England Cannabis Network (NECANN), is growing with the announcement today of their plans to expand their popular cannabis conventions in Boston, Providence and Portland to two new markets active in the adult use and medical cannabis states – Vermont and Nevada.  Marc Shepard, NECANN’s President and Co-Founder made the announcement.

With the addition of these two new events to the existing conventions they have been hosting annual in Boston, Portland, and Providence since 2015, NECANN will be the largest cannabis industry convention series in the US.

The upcoming schedule of conventions is as follows:

  • Oct 14th-15th, 2017                         3rd Annual Maine Cannabis Convention
  • Oct 27th-29th , 2017                            3rd Annual RI Cannabis Convention
  • March 16th-18th, 2018:                     Reno Cannabis Expo (Premiere edition)
  • March 23rd-25th, 2018:                   4th Annual New England Cannabis Convention
  • May 4th-6th, 2018:                        Vermont Cannabis and Hemp Convention (Premiere edition)

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Separately, Shepard also announced the formation of a 12-person Board of Advisors composed of canna-business and medical cannabis leaders that will help guide the company as NECANN continues to grow its series of B2B and B2C cannabis conventions throughout the US.

The formation of the 12-person Board of canna-business and medical marijuana leaders will guide the company as NECANN continues to grow its series of B2B and B2C cannabis conventions.  NECANN’s Board of Advisors will provide input and guidance for event programming and speaker selection. The Board members are appointed for a two-year term.

“We are honored to be working with some of the most knowledgeable and respected members of the Cannabis community,” said Shepard.  With Advisory Board members representing all aspects of the industry across New England and beyond, we are confident they with be a tremendous asset in helping help us continue to create the most innovative and valuable business and educational experiences possible for our attendees and exhibitors.”

The following individuals have been named to the Board of Advisors:

  • Dr. Uma V.A. Dhanabalan, MD, MPH, FAAFP – Uplifting Health and Wellness
  • Catherine Lewis – Director of education, Marijuana Caregivers of Maine
  • Nic Easley – CEO,  3C Consulting, LLC
  • Jared Moffett – Director, Regulate RI
  • Paul McCarrier – President, Regulate Maine
  • Beth Waterfall – Chair of Women Grow: Boston and Principal, Beth Waterfall Creative
  • Chris Faraone  – Editor, Dig Boston, & Director, Boston Institute of Non-Profit Journalism
  • Shanna Souza – President, New England Cannabis Consulting
  • Nicole Snow – Executive Director, Mass Patient Advocacy Alliance
  • Marta Downing – COO, Canna Care Docs
  • Eli Harrington – Co-founder, Managing Editor, Heady Vermont
  • Cole Markus – Co-Founder, President, The Reno Expo