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February 25 - March 03
  • 25

    Smart Cannabis: Cannabis + Genetics


    Hosted by habu health Phylos Bioscience Dr. Adie Poe

    Sunday, February 25 at 4 PM – 6 PM PST
    237 Northeast Broadway Street #300, Portland, Oregon 97232

    Smart Cannabis: A series of talks about truth powered by Farma + habu health

    21+ event
    All alcohol proceeds will benefit:
    “Color Outside the Lines” http://coloroutsidelines.org/

    Cannabis + Genetics Presented by Phylos Bioscience

    Why does one variety of Blue Dream make you feel super relaxed, while another is absolutely energizing? What’s the deal with every other strain being named OG Kush? And where the heck did Acapulco Gold go?

    Phylos will join us to shed light on the diversity of cannabis and why strain names have become so tangled. In 2014, Phylos launched the Cannabis Evolution Project in partnership with Rob Desalle, a curator and phylogeneticist at the American Museum of Natural History. Over two years, thousands of ancient and modern cannabis samples were collected from around the world, and today serve as the foundation for the Phylos Galaxy — a public tool designed to bring visibility, transparency, and consistency to the cannabis industry.

    Dr. Alisha Holloway, VP of Data Science and designer of the Phylos Galaxy, will discuss why open data matters and Phylos’ ongoing work to map the cannabis genome. Carolyn White will join us to offer some tips and tricks to navigate the galaxy, as well as discussing why Phylos Certified cannabis matters to consumers and the industry as a whole.

    If you’ve ever tried a flower you loved only to never see it again, come and see how the Phylos Galaxy can help you learn about its genetic heritage and discover similar varieties.

    About Phylos

    Phylos is a Portland, Oregon-based genomic science company serving cannabis growers around the world. Our catalogue of DNA testing services and breeding programs are designed to protect and document plant diversity while enabling growers and breeders of all sizes to thrive.

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    Community first for Cannabis Research!


    Hosted by Cannabis Community Care and Research Network

     Monday, February 26 at 6 PM – 9:30 PM

    Join us for the second event in our 2018 Cannabis Science, Education, and Networking Series!

    February 26, 2018 6:00 – 9:30 PM
    Roxbury Innovation Center, 2300 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02119

    Register here for tickets:

    Community First!
    Models and best practices for ensuring equitable engagement, access, consumption, and integration in the industry in Massachusetts

    Event Schedule

    6:00 – 6:45 Registration and Networking

    6:45 – 8:00 Panel Discussion

    8:00 – 9:30 Networking and Vendor Walk

    Panel Presentations
    Shaleen Title – Commissioner, Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission

    Shanel Lindsay, JD – Founder and President of Ardent Cannabis, Advisory Board Member, Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission

    Sonia Espinosa, Massachusetts Recreational Consumer Council

    Ellen Brown, Sensimilla Seminars

    Stephen Mandile, Founder, Veterans Alternative Healing, Inc

    Eric Martin, Former NFL Patriots Player and Cannabis Entrepreneur

    Moderator – Kim Napoli, Director of Diversity Programs, New England Treatment Access (NETA), Cannabis Control Commission Advisory Board Member

    What can you expect?

    Expert panel discussions
    Networking with clinical, research, and cannabis industry leaders
    Interactive vendor learning opportunities that drive science and research
    Event report summary emailed post event
    Hors d’oeuvres

    Interactive Learning and Networking Groups
    Home Grown Boston
    Home Grown Academy
    Trella Technologies
    ELEVATE New England
    Kush Groove
    Farm-Bug Co-op
    Seaweed Technologies
    THC staffing
    Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP)
    Massachusetts Recreational Consumer Council (MRCC)
    Massachusetts Growers Advocacy Council
    and more!

    Who will be there?

    Local cannabis industry, clinical, public health, academic, policy, advocacy, patient, consumer, and community leaders.

    What’s the cost? Purchase tickets at

    Ticket price: $50 early bird ticket until Feb 19th, Regular price ticket $60 and the first 75 tickets get a free Cannabinoid and terpene profile lab test*
    Five event package: $250
    Students, patients, nonprofits, and startups get 40% off!

    We also encourage sponsoring a ticket for someone who cannot afford it

    *Cannabinoid profile lab tests courtesy of Seaweed technologies and terpene profiles from MCR Labs!

    Many many thanks to our financial and in-kind sponsors Green Lion Partners, New England Treatment Access (NETA), MCR Labs, ELEVATE New England, and more!

    January – June 2018 C3RN Event Series Details

    January 2018 – How can we advance cannabis research?

    The opportunities for cannabis cultivation, laboratory, clinical, social, and public health research in Massachusetts

    February 2018 – Community first!

    Models and best practices for ensuring engagement and equitable access, consumption, and integration in the industry in Massachusetts

    March 2018 – Research collaborations from seed to bedside?

    Medical cannabis cultivation, clinical care, and research models in Massachusetts

    April 2018 – The relationship between cannabis and opioids: prevention and treatment

    Addressing the opioid epidemic using cannabis as a tool in Massachusetts

    May 2018 – Connecting through cannabis education and standards?

    Creating pathways for multi-sectorial collaboration to advance cannabis science, education, and innovation in Massachusetts

    June 2018 – A community-led cannabis research ecosystem

    Advancing the medical and adult-use cannabis research agenda in the Commonwealth

    Learn More or Sign Up for Updates:

    The virtual Cannabis Center of Excellence (CoE), powered by Cannabis Community Care and Research Network (C3RN), is a group like minded cannabis industry, advocacy, academic, public health, clinical, patient, policy, and community experts that embrace open-source principles to drive collaborative science in the cannabis industry.

    This event series is powered by Cannabis Community Care and Research Network (C3RN)

    Learn More: www.cannaresearchnetwork.com

  • 27

    Arkansas Cannabis Patient Day 2018


    Hosted by Arkansas Hemp Association Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association Illegally Healed Drug Policy Education Group – Arkansas

    Tuesday, February 27 at 10 AM – 12:30 PM CST
    500 Woodlane St, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

    Help us make history in Arkansas—again!

    It’s time for us to flood Capitol Hill with medical cannabis patients, doctors, nurses, and advocates. Let’s show the world that Arkansans are willing to fight to protect the will of the people!

    Right now, more than ever, the fate of medical cannabis in Arkansas is at risk. There is something you can do about it—SHOW UP—because, right now, state and federal representatives are listening!

    Last year, we more than 75 people showed up to talk with their elected representatives. This year, we need at least 500 people. ARE YOU IN?


    *YOU MUST REGISTER BY 2-12-2018*

    Here’s what to expect during the 2018 Arkansas Cannabis Patient day:

    10 AM – Morning Rally and T-shirt Pickup
    Meet at the rotunda at the Capital and get your free Patient Not Criminal T-shirt.

    10:30 AM – Educate State Representative
    We will divide into groups and visit your state representative. This is the perfect opportunity to share your story with your representative.

    11:30 AM – Regroup at rotunda and march to United States Senator Boozman’s office
    Join hundreds of other Arkansans as we march to Senator Boozman’s office to demand his medical cannabis support on a federal level.

    12:30 PM – Head to Vino’s for pizza and fellowship
    Vino’s 923 W 7th St, Little Rock, AR 72201

    ACIA Board Meeting


    Hosted by Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association

    Tuesday, February 27 at 1 PM – 2 PM CST

    707 Interstate 30, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202


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    Cannabis Marketing Strategies


    Hosted by MassCann/NORML

    Wednesday at 7:15 AM – 5:30 PM

    400 Soldiers Field Rd, Boston, Massachusetts 02134

    “Peer-to-Peer Dispensary and Cultivator Strategies to Master the Business Challenges of the Region’s Industry

    CBI’s Cannabis Market Strategies New England is an intimate meeting designed for executives and founders of dispensaries in the rapidly growing New England marketplace. This senior-level summit will allow the industry to convene in one place to discuss their biggest challenges in the cannabis industry and devise strategies to overcome them. Hear the leadership of medical and recreational dispensaries discuss their solution purchase requirements, challenge areas, growth plans and collaboration and partnerships. This peer-to-peer format and extensive networking opportunities will allow you to make connections, expand your network and collaborate on future projects.

    Identify strategic dispensary and solution partners
    to build dispensaries and expand operations
    Network with the industry and secure
    future business partnerships
    Gain the tools to secure approval and build a dispensary
    from the ground up
    Devise strategies in legislative and community engagement
    Benchmark the tools and techniques being used in the community
    for construction, leasing, compliance, finance, tax, legal, security,
    staffing, technology, delivery, operations and other areas
    Give input and influence on the future direction of the industry
    Gain national expertise from dispensaries and growers that
    can be applied to the New England marketplace”

    For more information and the event’s agenda list, visit :http://www.cbinet.com/conference/agenda/pc18461

    Dean College: Know Your Laws + Responsible Marijuana Consumption


    Hosted by Massachusetts Recreational Consumer Council and SSDP at Dean College

    Wednesday, February 28 at 3 PM – 4:30 PM

    99 Main St, Franklin, Massachusetts 02038

    Event will be held in the Golder Room

    Marijuana was legalized for adult-use in Massachusetts in November 2016, though there is still much uncertainty as to what exactly is legal and what’s not. Can anyone consume marijuana? Where does one legally consume? What is the possession limit? What’s an Edible? Do state laws apply on campus?

    Join us for an informative event detailing the changes in our marijuana laws, awareness about safe and responsible marijuana consumption, and how you can get involved with local marijuana policy in your area. This is a free event open to Dean College Students only.

    Hosted by Students for Sensible Drug Policy and the Massachusetts Recreational Consumer Council.

    MRCC is a non-profit organization focused on the safety of marijuana consumers in Massachusetts. Their mission is to bridge the gaps between communities, local businesses, and legislators to achieve a safe, informed, and transparent cannabis industry.

    The Price of Starting a Cannabis Business


    Hosted by Cannabis Society

     Wednesday at 6 PM – 8:30 PM
    CIC Boston

    50 Milk St, Boston, Massachusetts 02109

    Expect the unexpected as the Cannabis Society does a deep dive into the price of starting a cannabis business that touches the plant. Whether it is a cultivation center or a retail storefront, each poses unique challenges and costs to the operator that should be taken into account.

    How do I obtain a bank account for my cannabis business? What do investors require before investing in any cannabis business? What are investors looking for? How do investors value a company? What is an investment deck and how do you make one? What about business plans?

    These and many other questions will be answered by Garden Remedies CEO Dr. Karen Munkacy, Founding Partner of Akras Capital Richard Gibble CFA, and President of MJ&CO Jessica Pelletier. The event will be moderated by Michael Latulippe President of Cannabis Society and the Registered Qualifying Patient Advisor to the Cannabis Control Commission.

    Tickets for non-members are $15 online and $25 at the door.

    Food & Beverages will be provided including our group’s favorite beverage sparkling fruit San Pellegrino.

    Tentative Agenda
    6:00PM – 6:30PM Networking & Refreshments
    6:30PM – 6:40PM Jessica Pelletier – Investment Decks & Business Plans
    6:40PM – 6:50PM Richard Gibble CFA – How Investors Value a Company
    6:50PM – 7:20PM Dr. Karen Munkacy – The Price of Starting a Cannabis Business
    7:20PM – 7:50PM Q&A with all speakers
    7:50PM – 8:30PM Networking & Wrap-up

    About Dr. Karen Munkacy, CEO of Garden Remedies

    Following the successful campaign to legalize medical marijuana Dr. Munkacy became the first women to operate medical cannabis dispensary in the Commonwealth known as Garden Remedies and has first hand experience with the difficulties entrepreneurs face when they want to raise money for a business that touches the plant.

    Join Dr. Munkacy as she explains exactly what entrepreneurs should expect following the start of applications and the challenges that await ahead for would be cannabis entrepreneurs

    About Richard K. Gibble CFA, Founding Partner of Akras Capital

    Mr. Gibble is a founding partner of Akras Research & Capital focused on research, business development and strategy as well as sourcing new investments. Richard began his career in the capital markets in 1999. He most recently worked as a research analyst at Longfellow Investment Management Company focusing on special situations and event driven opportunities. Previously, he spent six years as a finance professor at Bentley University. He also has experience as a capital allocator as a member of the investment committee at Lake Partners, a hedge fund of funds firm in Greenwich, Connecticut.

    Join Mr. Gibble as he explains what investors are looking for and how they value a company as well as what they do not want to see.

    About Jessica Pelletier, President of MJ&CO

    Jessica is an established private and public sector cannabis consultant who has successfully helped cannabis businesses obtain licensing and investment for companies in Jamaica, Canada, Israel, Australia, and in the US States of New York, Connecticut, Washington, Pennsylvania, and California. She was the youngest person in the state of Connecticut to apply for a cannabis business in 2013 and has expertise in helping cannabis companies from startup to major success. Jessica remains the President of Connecticut Chapter of Americans for Safe Access and is a medical cannabis veteran and pioneer in addition to her extensive consulting experience.

    Join Jessica as she explores how looking good in an investment deck and business plan can make or break whether an investor wants to even have a meeting with you.

    About Event Sponsors

    Garden Remedies – Now serving registered patients in Newton

    Garden Remedies is a beautiful medical marijuana dispensary located in Newton with some of the best cannabis around. Check them out: https://www.gardenremedies.org/

    Revolutionary Clinics – Now serving registered patients in Somerville

    Delicious refreshments await you sponsored by Revolutionary Clinics a brand new medical marijuana dispensary in Somerville. Check them out here: https://www.revolutionaryclinics.org/

    Akras Research & Capital

    Named for the Nordic god of agriculture and protector of hemp, our goal at Akras Research & Capital is to serve both as a trusted source of expert advice in the growing cannabis industry as well as the bridge between entrepreneurs and investors. We strive to educate and promote an emerging industry that is often misunderstood. At the same time, with our combined experience in finance and a diligent vetting process, we seek to strike a balance between providing funding on favorable terms to promising cannabis start-ups as well as superior risk adjusted returns for our investors.https://www.akrascapital.com/

    About the Moderator Michael Latulippe, President of Cannabis Society

    Michael Latulippe is a public speaker, strategist, and connector of people and ideas through his work at the Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance and the Cannabis Society. Education is one of his passions as well as developing strategy for media and public policy while engaging in non-profit fundraising, outreach, writing, and community leadership. Michael currently sits as the registered patient advisor to the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission and also developed the framework for social consumption recommended by the Cannabis Advisory Board Industry Subcommittee. Subscribe to Michael’s Stash: http://michaellatulippe.com/

    experiencing the healing effects of a scientifically-validated remedy that is rooted in medicine. – https://www.gardenremedies.org/

    About Cannabis Society

    We are a membership based non-profit social club dedicated to creating sophisticated cannabis experiences. Expect the unexpected at marijuana events by Cannabis Society. http://cansociety.com/

    About the Cannabis in Motion Event Series

    Cannabis in Motion is our new event series designed to educate and inspire the development of the new cannabis industry. Rockstar speakers will combine with unparalleled networking opportunities to make for incredible content only the Cannabis Society could create.

    Video and Audio Recording of Cannabis in Motion events is Strictly Prohibited

    Because we are providing recorded content as a benefit to our members and are also charging for non-members to view the content online following the event, the video or audio recording of Cannabis in Motion events is not allowed for any reason. Audio or video recording of Cannabis in Motion events is grounds for immediate expulsion from the group as a member or non-member. Limited photography for sharing online is permitted during events. Please no flash photography as well.

    Instagram / Twitter / Facebook Tips

    One of the best ways to share our events is to use common hashtags when tweeting, facebooking, or instagramming about the event. Don’t forget to take photos and share them with everyone using the hashtags below.#CanSociety #DontDabAlone #CannabisinMotion

    This is a Non-Consumption Event…

    No cannabis will be permitted during this event. This is a professional event and we want everyone to be in the right mindset to make lasting connections. Bring your business card or a way for individuals who attend to get back in touch with you so the connections last.

    Email List Disclaimer

    If you RSVP for a Cannabis Society event we add you to our mailing list announcing future events and promotions from our organization. By attending a Cannabis Society event you give us permission to add your email contact information to our mailing list for future contact. For any questions related to our mailing list policy and user privacy please email core@cansociety.com.

    Legal Disclaimer

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

    The Cannabis Society is Growing

    Our group has grown by leaps and bounds these past few years and we are proud to announce that the Cannabis Society is going to continue to grow and develop our ecosystem with groundbreaking events centering around medical cannabis, technology, art, and science. We couldn’t do it without our members and we want to thank you for being apart of this growing organization.

    Movie Night on the 420 Ultimate Tour Bus


    Hosted by 420 Ultimate Tours AZ

    Wednesday, February 28 at 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM MST
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Come Make History with us! 420 Ultimate Tours will be hosting its First Cannabis Movie Night on the 420 Ultimate Tour Bus! We will be turning our newly remodeled 420 Tour Buses Into a VIP Lounge/Movie Theater. Food/Snacks will be served. It will be held at an exclusive Location for VIP Members Only. Location will be sent to VIP Members Only when you register on the Website. MUST HAVE A VALID MMJ CARD OR INDUSTRY CREDENTIALS. Come Relax and have some fun and Network with other Card Holders and Industry People. For Sponsorships and Vendor opportunities please email 420ultimatetours@gmail.com
  • 01

    Cannabis Plant Nutrition class - Live Webinar or In-Person


    Hosted by CAN Education

    Thursday, March 8 at 1 PM – 3 PM PST
    291 W 8th Ave, Eugene, Oregon 97401

    “Plant Nutrition” is the topic of the next Cannabis Horticultural Science Class. Join our Live Webinar or In-Person in Eugene, Oregon to learn the chemistry behind how nutrients move through the soil, and how they are taken-up and utilized by plants. You’ll also learn how your plants could be deficient in nutrients that you apply in abundance. Many popular myths about fertilizer application will be debunked.

    Take this class alone, or enroll in the full Cannabis Horticultural Science Course. 40% Business Discount for enrolling there or more.

    More information: http://canresearch.net/education/cannabis-horticultural-science-course/

    Register for On-Line class: http://video.canresearch.net/webinar/cannabis-plant-nutrition-class/3648

    Register for In-Person Class: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cannabis-plant-nutrition-class-registration-41394657535

    Free Livestreaming Class on Autoimmune & Cannabis by Dr. Ross


    Hosted by IMPACT Network

     Thursday, March 1 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM MST
    Denver, Colorado

    IMPACT Network founder Dr. Michele Ross has partnered with Green Flower Media to offer a FREE live-streaming class on Autoimmune Disorders & Cannabis on March 1st! Register here: http://www.gftracker.com/rd/r.php?sid=5&pub=310146&lpid=106

    Michele Ross, PhD is a neuroscientist who’s led some of Green Flower’s most popular courses on Brain Health and Cannabis. In this class, she’ll delve into the ways cannabis can be used to treat various autoimmune disorders.

    Beginning with an overview of the body’s largest neurotransmitter network, the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) Michele will illustrate how cannabis interacts with this system to maintain homeostatic health and balance.

    She’ll also break down the different compounds and components of cannabis, why they’re safer than opiates and other pharmaceuticals, and the various ways they can be ingested – including why raw cannabis is gaining prominence in treating autoimmune conditions.

    You’ll discover new insights and promising breakthroughs toward the treatment of these disorders as Dr. Ross covers:

    -Introduction and exploration of the Endocannabinoid System.
    -Components of cannabis including cannabinoids and terpenes.
    -Why cannabis is safer than opiates and how it can be considered an “exit” drug.
    -How cannabis is used for Multiple Sclerosis.
    -Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis with cannabis.
    -How cannabis can be used to treat Lupus.
    -How cannabis is used for Fibromyalgia.

    Dr. Ross also presents guidelines for further research and pharmaceutical development into the use of cannabis to treat, inhibit and possibly prevent the onset of autoimmune disorders and why physicians and disease nonprofit organizations need to step up educational initiatives to explore cannabis as a safer, more effective alternative.

    This promises to be another insightful and information-packed presentation, so mark your calendars and register now.

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  • 02

    Pure Bliss/420 Skincare x Metro Meds


    Hosted by Metro Meds  Pure Bliss Medibles 420 Skincare

     Friday, March 2 at 3 PM – 6 PM MST
    10040 N Metro Pkwy W, Phoenix, Arizona 85051


    Massachusetts Marijuana Summit II


    Hosted by State House News Service

    Friday at 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM
    10 Winter Pl, Boston, MA 02108-4733, United States

    Event Capacity is Limited, Get your Ticket Today:

    Join us for a keynote address by Cannabis Control Commissioner Shaleen Title, followed by expert panel discussions on the future of the Marijuana Business in Massachusetts:

    A dynamic and controversial industry is only months from launching in the Bay State. The regulations are complex and the barriers to entry formidable. How can we make sense of the arrival of recreational marijuana, an industry that may soon exceed $1 billion annually?

    The State House News Forum will hold its second Massachusetts Marijuana Summit on March 2, bringing together entrepreneurs, thought leaders and regulators to explain the opportunities and challenges of recreational marijuana in Massachusetts. Once again, we’re assembling expert panel discussions on the nuances of this soon-to-bloom industry. The Summit will provide an in-depth examination of the core issues of emerging regulations, the potential consequences of a new federal enforcement posture, and the divergent approach of various municipalities as they weigh the pros and cons of legalization.

    We’ll also explore the operational difficulties faced by cannabis business professionals, including accessing capital, banking, accounting and acquiring and training talent.

    Keynote Address:
    Shaleen Title, Commissioner, MA Cannabis Control Commission

    Panel 1
    State Regulations and Federal Threats: Pushing Forward Locally in Uncertain Times

    Jim Borghesani

    Aaron Bluse, Altitude Organic
    Jim Smith, Smith, Costello & Crawford
    Joe Curtatone, Mayor of Somerville
    Meg Sanders, Revolution Clinics

    Panel 2
    Financial Hurdles: Cash, Credit and the Obstacles for Business Creation

    Adam Fine, Vicente Sederburgh

    Mitzi Hollenbeck, Citrin Cooperman
    Kim Napoli, NETA
    Andrew Thut, Mission Partners
    Mike Dundas, Sira Naturals

    Entrepreneurs face many challenges as they look to enter the industry, including finding credit and operating within an ambiguous regulatory landscape. How are entrepreneurs navigating the new complexities of the law – cash management, accounting, and leasing – all while finding the necessary personnel?

    Over 250 people attended our first Massachusetts Marijuana Summit in November, and we expect a larger turnout as recreational legalization nears. The Massachusetts Marijuana Summit 2.0 will once again bring together leaders in the cannabis industry to provide critical detail and perspective on this exciting new era.

    The State House News Forum, the events division of the State House News Service, is the state’s leading event series on public policy and politics. For more information about the event and sponsorship opportunities, contact Alex Dalsey at ADalsey@StateHouseNews.com.



  • 03

    THC Fair Returns to Merced!


    Hosted by THC Fair

    Mar 3 at 10 AM to Mar 4 at 4:30 PM PST

    900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Merced, California 95341

    Open to everyone over 21, or over 18 with medical card! The Hemp & Cannabis Fair is coming to Merced!! Come learn, shop, explore and celebrate legal cannabis and industrial hemp!

    **No onsite consumption or sales of marijuana allowed per California law**