Marijuana growers, consumers and entrepreneurs from far and wide will flock to the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center this weekend to take part in the fourth annual New England Cannabis Convention, where attendees can explore the latest trends in the booming recreational pot industry.
The convention, branded as one of the largest and most influential events of its kind in the U.S., featuring more than 200 vendors, is expected to draw 6,000 people to Hynes before it wraps up this evening, according to NECANN co-founder and President Marc Shepard.
“We’ve doubled in size every year, but we’re not going to double this year,” Shepard said, noting that last year’s convention saw close to 8,000 people.
“Sooner or later for this, the market will max out,” he said.
Shepard said this year’s convention was primarily focused on recreational marijuana and filling people in on how they can go about getting their own marijuana licenses.
“We’re talking about New England, and how we can keep the $12 billion revenue here and not have it go to Colorado or California,” he