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Seed: Recreational Adult Use Cannabis Marijuana Dispensary

401 Centre Street

#A

Boston, MA 02130

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Want to get into the cannabis industry? Learn from Industry experts at this FREE 3-day Cannabis Licensing Workshop!

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Schedule of Events:

Tuesday January 18, 2022

9:00am - 4:30pm

9:00am - Registration

9:30am – Welcome, April Arrasate, CEO, SEED / City of Boston representative (TBA)

9:45pm – Keynote Speaker: CCC Commissioner Ava Callender Concepcion

Session 1 starts at 10:00am

Session 1 - State Licensing process (overview)

Moderator - April Arrasate

Presenter - CCC Commissioner Ava Callender Concepcion

Panelists - CCC Commissioner Ava Callender Concepcion, Peri Higgins (SEED), and Dan Glissman, Esq. (PLT)

This training session is designed to thoroughly explain the CCC’s licensing process and provide participants with tangible and timely information on submitting a completed application and steps from provisional license to final license, and finally to commence operations. (90 minutes)

Session 2 starts at 11:30pm

Session 2 – Boston Licensing and HCAs including the Boston Cannabis Board,

Community Meetings and ZBA process:

Moderator: April Arrasate, SEED

Presenter - Lesley Delaney Hawkins, Esq., PLT

Panelists: Lesley Delaney Hawkins, Esq., PLT Derric Small, Esq., SEED; Tomas Gonzalez, SEED, and Dan Glissman, Esq. PLT

This training session will provide an overview of each of these processes, how they are intertwined, the community outreach process and a roadmap for avoiding certain pitfalls. (90 minutes)

1-hour break

Session 3 starts at 2:30pm

Session 3 - License Types:

Moderator - April Arrasate, SEED

Presenter - Dan Glissman, Esq. PLT

Panelists - Lisa Marien, SEED and Dan Glissman, Esq. PLT

This training session will explain the various license types available and how your status determines what license types can and should pursue. (90 minutes)

Sessions end at 4:30pm

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Wednesday January 19, 2022

9:00am - 4:30pm

9:00am - Registration

9:30am - Welcome, April Arrasate, CEO, SEED / City of Boston Representative, TBA

9:45pm – Keynote Speaker: CCC Commissioner Nurys Camargo

Session 4 starts at 10:00am

Session 4 – Legislative History and Social Justice in the cannabis industry:

Moderator: April Arrasate, SEED,

Presenter: CCC Commissioner Nurys Camargo,

Panelists: CCC Commissioner Nurys Camargo, Niambe McIntosh SEED, and Rashaan Hall, Esq.,

This training session will provide participants with an overall understanding of legislative hurdles that were overcome to have legal adult-use sale of cannabis in Massachusetts. Additionally, we will examine and explore the state’s emphasis on social justice and equity within the industry and the state’s law. (90 minutes)

Session 5 starts at 11:30pm

Session 5 – Real Estate procurement and documentation:

Moderator: April Arrasate, SEED

Presenters - Peter Gori, Managing Partner at Boston Realty Partners, LLC

Panelists - Peter Gori; Jeff Similien, Broker at Boston Trust Realty Group, Hakim Sanders, Principal at Multi-Family Investment Group; and Tomas Gonzalez, SEED

This training session will examine the steps required to obtain site control of a property, the various lease options, and the struggles inherit in this process. (90 minutes)

1-hour break

Session 6 starts at 2:00pm

Session 6 – Corporate Structure including control, tax implications and filing

requirements:

Moderator - April Arrasate, SEED

Presenter - Max Riffin, Esq., PTL

Panelist - April Arrasate, Max Riffin Esq., and Blue (accounting firm)

This training session will explain the different types of ownership structures from C-Corp, S-Corp, LLC, and LLP that a potential owner can choose from when initially setting up their company, the tax implications will be briefly explained and its impact to the company’s bottom line. (120 minutes)

Sessions end at 4:30pm

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Thursday, January 20, 2022

9:00am - 4:30pm

9:00am - Registration

9:30am - Welcome, April Arrasate, CEO, SEED

9:45pm - Keynote Speaker: Segun Idowu, Chief of Economic Opportunity and Invlusion, City of Boston

Session starts 10:00am

Session 7 - SOP creation and utilization:

Moderator - April Arrasate, SEED

Presenter - Lisa Marien, SEED

Panelists - Peri Higgins and Lisa Marien of SEED

This training session will delve into what is required to produce code compliant standard operating procedures that staff will understand and adhere to. (120 minutes)

1-hour Lunch Break

Session starts at 1:00pm

Session 8 - Financial requirements including capital requirements, banking and capital considerations:

Moderator - April Arrasate, SEED

Presenter - Peri Higgins, SEED

Panelists - April Arrasate, Peri Higgins and additional panelist, TBA

This training session will discuss the importance of raising capital to finance the project, the different ways in which one can raise the capital for the investment and being good stewards of that investment. (120 minutes)

Sessions end at 3:00pm

Closing Ceremony starts at 3:30pm

Special guests:

State Representative Nika Elugardo (Our State Rep!)

Niambe Mcintosh, Peter Tosh Legacy and Brand

Keynote: April Arrasate, SEED

Industry Mixer starts at 5:00pm – 8:00pm


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401 Centre Street

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Boston, MA 02130

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