Massachusetts Cannabis Business License Workshop
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 22, 2019 10am – 1pm
Ticket price: $175
Do you have the concept, team, funding, location and support you need to successfully obtain a Marijuana Business License in Massachusetts? The devil is in the details, and mistakes can make or break a hopeful operator.
NECANN is proud to bring back a Friday Licensing Workshop updated for 2019 and covering:
The differences between permitting of dispensaries intended for adult customers vs. medical use patients
The different types of licenses (current and forthcoming such as social use and delivery)
Financing and fundraising strategies
How to optimize your corporate structure from the start
The importance of grassroots efforts and community outreach
Liaising with municipalities to secure approvals
Local zoning and land use considerations and roadblocks
Opportunities for Economic Empowerment Applicants and small and family-run businesses
Don’t miss this special opportunity to learn how you can stand out from the pack and earn the support you need with best practices used by some of New England's leading cannabis business attorneys and business advisers. After attending this workshop, you'll have clarity about MA licenses, the application process, and strategies and tips for building and sustaining a cannabis business in Massachusetts.
*Note that this is a separately ticketed event. Tickets for NECANN 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.
Laury Lucien, CEO GreenLight Business Solutions
Boston business attorney Laury C. Lucien is Chief Executive Officer and Chief Legal Strategist at GreenLight Business Solutions, LLC, a full-service consulting firm that helps clients seeking to operate in the marijuana sector. Laury is also a partner in, and legal advisor to, an infused products company located in California. She sits on the Board of Advisors of the Massachusetts Recreational Consumer Council and is an adjunct professor at Suffolk University Law School, where she teaches Cannabis Law.
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.
Andrea Cabral, CEO, Ascend Mass
Under Andrea's leadership, Ascend Mass is the first company to be permitted in Boston for recreational retail sales. Andrea’s leadership in Ascend follows a 28-year career in government and public service. She served as the Commonwealth's Executive Secretary of Public Safety in the Administration of Governor Deval Patrick where she oversaw 14 statewide public safety agencies, including the Massachusetts State Police, the Department of Correction, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, the Parole Board and the Massachusetts National Guard. From 2003 to 2013, she was the twice-elected Sheriff of Suffolk County and the first female sheriff in Massachusetts’ history.
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