How to Win a Cannabis Business License in Massachusetts
Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston St
NOTE: This is a separate ticket to a pre-convention 3-hour cannabis business licensing workshop. Entrance to this workshop is NOT included in any NECANN ticket, and purchase of this ticket does NOT include access to NECANN.
NECANN Boston Friday, March 23, 2018 10am – 1pm
Ticket price: $199
Are you hoping to obtain a cannabis business license when applications become available in Massachusetts this spring? Curious if you and your team have what it takes to submit a successful application?
NECANN is proud to offer a timely, high-value, pre-conference workshop featuring some of the Commonwealth’s most experienced legal and business advisors discussing:
The different types of licenses
Financing and fundraising strategies
How to optimize your corporate structure from the start
An overview of the state licensing process
Tips for building an effective and diverse team
The importance of grassroots efforts and community outreach
Liaising with municipalities to secure approvals
Local zoning and land use considerations and roadblocks
Opportunities for small and family-run businesses
Workshop attendees will leave with clarity about the application process, along with strategies and tips for building and sustaining a cannabis business in Massachusetts. Licenses will be available soon! Don’t miss this timely, unique opportunity to learn how you can stand out from the pack and win a cannabis business license.
*Note that this is a separately ticketed event. Tickets for Saturday/Sunday are available here.
Adam D. Fine, Managing Partner (Boston), Vicente Sederberg LLC
Adam Fine helps individuals and businesses navigate the numerous licensing, corporate and regulatory matters involved with opening cannabis dispensaries and related ancillary businesses. As managing partner of Vicente Sederberg’s Massachusetts office he currently represents several medical marijuana dispensaries and prospective marijuana business licensees, and chairs CLE events to educate other lawyers about marijuana law. Adam also contributed to the development of the Commonwealth’s cannabis industry as a co-drafter of the successful Question 4 ballot initiative.
Shanel A. Lindsay, Attorney, Inventor and Chairwoman of the Market Participation Subcommittee of the Massachusetts Cannabis Advisory Board
Boston-based lawyer and patient advocate Shanel Lindsay founded Ardent LLC and invented the precision medicinal cannabis tool, the Ardent Decarboxylator, along with Ardent’s suite of wellness and beauty products. Shanel drafted Massachusetts’ adult use cannabis law, is a founding member and co-chair of the Northeast Cannabis Coalition and counsel to the Massachusetts Patients Advocacy Alliance. She was both recently appointed to the newly-formed Massachusetts Cannabis Advisory Board, where she will work with the Massachusetts government to develop and implement regulations for the medical and adult use markets, and honored by the Boston Business Journal’s “40 under 40” for 2017.
Scott D. Moskol, Partner and Co-Chair, Cannabis Business Advisory, Burns & Levinson LLP
Since 2013, Scott has been providing corporate counsel to clients in the cannabis industry. His nationwide base of clients in this growing practice includes investors, lenders, operators of cultivation and dispensary facilities, consultants and family offices. Scott is often retained for capital raises, structuring appropriate vehicles for investment in the industry, drafting operative documents, and for general business advice given his involvement as an executive team member of one of his operating entity clients.
Michael P. Ross, Partner, Prince Lobel Tye LLP
Michael P. Ross’s experience solving complex problems and bringing disparate parties together as a legislator now extends to his practice as an attorney, where he focuses on commercial real estate, strategic advice, and government relations. Mike served for 14 years as a Boston City Councilor, as well as serving as the President of the body. In 2013, he entered the race for mayor, sharing a bold vision for the city’s future. Mike’s legal practice has focused on the successful permitting of several commercial real estate projects throughout the downtown neighborhoods of Boston and beyond. He also successfully permitted Boston’s first medical marijuana dispensary. He regularly appears before government boards and agencies in order to advance the needs of his clients.
Frank Perullo, Chief Executive Officer, Novus Group
Frank Perullo is the Chief Executive Officer of the Novus Group, a leading public affairs and government relations firm that provides strategic services to some of the nation's best known and some of Boston's fastest growing companies. Frank began his career at the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Secretary of State’s office, where he was the director of the nation’s first centralized voter registration system. In 2002, he founded Sage Systems, one of the leading providers of web-based campaign management software. Sage’s ListManager tool empowered thousands of campaigns across the country to make data driven micro-targeting decisions, giving clients the edge they needed to achieve victory. Notable clients include former Governor Deval Patrick, United States Senator Sherrod Brown, Treasurer Deb Goldberg, the Ohio Democratic Party, and former Delaware Governor Jack Markell. Frank has served as the general consultant and pollster on hundreds of successful campaigns and has been named by Campaigns and Elections as one of the nation’s most powerful political influencers. Frank is a serial entrepreneur, always looking for the next innovation.
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