BOSTON, Mass. — On Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23 this year, the New England Cannabis Convention (NECANN), will take over the Hynes Convention Center in the heart of Boston for the region’s largest cannabis show. The convention is part trade show, part educational seminar, and part meet-up, will include over 175 vendors, have four distinct programming tracks, and is expecting over 6,000 attendees.
At last year’s NECANN, there were roughly 100 vendors and 4,000 participants, which means that this year’s convention is projected to be 40-50% larger in terms of both vendors and participants.
It’s one thing to read about the growth of the cannabis industry on paper, but NECANN represents an accurate and inspiring snapshot of both cannabis interest — represented by the thousands who attend—and the industry, represented by the increasing number and types of organization and businesses exhibiting and presenting.
Understanding that his convention is a snapshot of the larger industry, New England Cannabis Network President Marc Shepard is appreciative, but not surprised by the growth, which he says mirrors the economic ripples from medical, legalization,