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Cannabis Policy Summit - Regulatory Roundtable

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Crowne Plaza Boston - Newton

320 Washington Street

Newton, MA 02458

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The Cannabis Advisory Board and Cannabis Control Commission have begun the process of drafting the regulations that will define cannabis industry and opportunity for the cities, towns, and people of Massachusetts. We, as responsible business owners, citizens and neighbors, are the voice of the community. Our collective knowledge and insight is an invaluable tool as our government works to create an industry that is both a model for the Northeast and reflects the values and potential that lies here in our home state.

Join us in creating comprehensive policy recommendations that will ensure a robust and safe market that allows businesses committed to enriching our communities and providing real opportunity within our state to grow and prosper. Innovation, technology, and creating an environment in which a wide variety of ancillary businesses can thrive are also key priorities.

Drafting the official Northeast Cannabis Coalition (NCC) Massachusetts Cannabis Policy Report & Recommendations will begin with the NCC Policy Summit & Regulatory Roundtable on November 29th from 9am - 5pm at the Newton Crowne Plaza. At this day-long forum, we will hear testimony from NCC members and participants on each policy issue, and will form working groups to oversee various aspects of the drafting process. Additional meetings and opportunities for written comment for members and participants will follow in the two weeks after the Summit & Roundtable. NCC’s final report will be issued to the CCC and CAB in December, in advance of the CAB’s final recommendations to the CCC and the start of the the agency’s formal drafting process.

There is one opportunity to organize and fight for the type of industry the people and businesses of Massachusetts deserve. Help us make that a reality. Lend your thoughts and expertise and shape history by providing the type of guidance that will lead to a uniquely special and prosperous Massachusetts cannabis industry.

How to participate in the NCC Policy Summit & Regulatory Roundtable and NCC’s Massachusetts Cannabis Policy Report and Recommendations:

NCC members are invited to attend, present oral and written testimony, and participate in working groups. NCC Membership is $100 a month and link to the membership subscription is here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=VXRQNRNRF3Z9L

If you are not yet a member of NCC but would like to participate, please purchase a $200 ticket to attend the Summit & Roundtable or submit written testimony/recommendations for consideration prior to the Commission's deadline.

We will be addressing and preparing recommendations on the following topics. If there is an issue that has not been identified below, please contact us at board@necoalition.org to discuss possible inclusion. #letsbuildit

  • Cultivation Rules & Regulations

  • Packaging/Labeling Rules & Public Safety

  • Social Consumption Rules & Regulations

  • Coop Rules & Regulations

  • Marketing Rules & Regulations

  • Patient Protections

  • Municipalities

  • Local Control

  • Residency Requirements

  • Ensuring Access and Participation (previously incarcerated, minorities, women, veterans)

  • Research / Development

  • Laboratory Testing Rules and Regulations

  • Professional Protections (licensure)

  • Retail Rules & Regulations

  • Processing Rules & Regulations

  • Event Rules & Regulations

  • Small Business Incentives

  • Small Business Support

  • Community Investment

About Northeast Cannabis Coalition (NCC)

The future of the regulated cannabis industry starts here in the northeast. NCC is a non-profit trade group that represents the interests of marijuana related businesses and professionals in the northeast corridor of the United States. From NYC to Boston, the cannabis industry needs a voice to communicate with local, state and national stakeholders. The Northeast Cannabis Coalition strives to be that voice by encouraging new ideas within the cannabis community and creating a dialogue with established businesses as well as investment centers to bring more opportunities into the community at large. http://www.necoalition.com/

About Cannabis (Marijuana)

Cannabis is well known as a beneficial drug for cancer treatment, psychological and physical disorders and muscular ailments. Over the last decade, cannabis' myriad medical uses have slowly lead to a broader acceptance of adult consumption for wellness and recreation. In the last few years, reform has swept the nation with the promise of more to come. This expansion presents unprecedented economic opportunity for innovators looking to make a splash in these uncharted waters. The Northeast Cannabis Coalition is a non-profit trade association dedicated to ensuring that the northeast corridor of the United States implements legalization in a manner that supports our local entrepreneurs and innovators while providing economic stability and safety for our communities.

Parking Options at Crown Plaza Hotel in Newton

This event takes place in Newton where parking on the street can be challenging. Below is a link to Parkopedia for the time of the event in order to give the best possible data on where to park and the cost of parking. If you're open to carpooling to the event please reach out to board@necoalition.com and we will try and link you with another attendee going.


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This is a Non-Consumption Event...

No cannabis will be permitted during this professional event. No viewing, exchanging, selling, or using cannabis is permitted at this event. Bring your business card or a way for individuals who attend to get back in touch with you so the connections last.

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Legal Disclaimer

Views or opinions expressed by speakers or sponsors at our local Northeast Cannabis Coalition community events do not necessarily express the opinion or views of the Northeast Cannabis Coalition organization and we do not take responsibility for the views expressed or the actions of speakers or sponsors at our local events. The Northeast Cannabis Coalition does not distribute cannabis.

The Cannabis Industry's Voice in the Northeast

The northeast while progressive follows the beat of a different drum. NCC is a trade group that represents the sensibilities of the northeast United States and the fast paced life we lead.

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Crowne Plaza Boston - Newton

320 Washington Street

Newton, MA 02458

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