- Medical Marijuana Experts Host Boston Educational Event

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Professionals from around the nation featured at day-long event

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Boston, MA – The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) will host the Northeastern CannaBusiness Symposium on March 16 in downtown Boston. Prior to the release of the Massachusetts medical marijuana regulations slated for March 28, stakeholders in Massachusetts' future medical marijuana market and others engaged in medical marijuana business in the northeast will gather for this trade association symposium.

The half-day educational program will present investors and entrepreneurs interested in Massachusetts emerging medical cannabis market with a unique opportunity to glean information from cannabusiness professionals and experts in the fields of regulatory models, operations and ancillary businesses. The event will feature individual and panel presentations, question and answer periods, and an evening networking reception.

"NCIA is honored to have the opportunity to ensure development of the most well-educated and sophisticated local medical cannabis market by connecting Northeastern entrepreneurs with the best and brightest minds in the national industry," said Aaron Smith, NCIA's executive director. "Collectively, the symposium speakers represent decades of experience in the legal medical cannabis industry and can provide unique insight to those looking to contribute to the Commonwealth's nascent industry."

What: Northeastern CannaBusiness Symposium

Where: Courtyard Boston Downtown/Tremont, 275 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116

When: Saturday, March 16, 12-8 p.m.

Who: Betty Aldworth, National Cannabis Industry Association 
Jessica Billingsley, MJ Freeway
Jay Czarkowski, CANNA Advisors
Troy Dayton, ArcView Group
Becky DeKeuster, Wellness Connection of Maine
Scott Hawkins, GRUN Strategic
Rob Hunt, Coalition for Responsible Patient Care
Tripp Keber, Dixie Elixirs
Kayvan Khalatbari, Denver Relief Consulting
Patrick McManamon, Cannassure
Genifer Murray, CannLabs
Christian Sederberg, Colorado's Amendment 64 Task Force
Matt Simon, Marijuana Policy Project
Ken Sobel, The Green Halo
Aaron Smith, National Cannabis Industry Association
Chris Walsh, Medical Marijuana Business Daily
Tim Ward, Blue Sage Microbes

For more information, including a complete agenda and speaker list, please visit