The 4th annual New England Cannabis Convention, or NECANN, is taking over the Hynes Center in Boston this weekend. With more than 200 vendors and two days of speakers and educational sessions, the event is a can’t miss for canna-business operators in the Northeast.
Marc Shepard, CEO and co-founder of NECANN, said this year’s event continues the “tremendous growth” organizers have seen each year. This year is especially important as Massachusetts and Maine forge ahead with voter-approved adult-use cannabis programs, Vermont legalization takes effect in a few months, and lawmakers in New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Connecticut continue to discuss recreational cannabis use, Shepard said.
“We’ve come within a hair of doubling the size of the exhibit floor this year over last,” Shepard said.
Legalization in Massachusetts doesn’t means that the tradeshow will mirror a cannabis cup, and the organizers don’t plan to move in that direction “even if they could,” because they want to focus on industry and education. Shepard said that this year’s show has drawn more interest from both “regional and national companies” due to the strides