We know there is an overwhelming amount of information out there about the cannabis industry and it can be challenging to identify quality sources and reliable partners. That's why we've created Resource Row: A part of our show where trusted industry sources can provide accurate, quality information to promote a healthy, successful and inclusive cannabis sector. Below is an overview of our Resource Row partners for our upcoming event in Springfield, MA.
The mission of the Cannabis Control Commission is to honor the will of the voters of Massachusetts by safely, equitably and effectively implementing and administering the laws enabling access to medical and adult use marijuana in the Commonwealth.
The Commission will foster the creation of a safely regulated industry that will create entrepreneurial and employment opportunities and incremental tax revenues in and to communities across the state and which will be a best practice model for other states. The industry will be characterized by participation by small and larger participants and with full and robust participation by minorities, women and veterans. We will develop policies and procedures to encourage and enable full participation in the marijuana industry by people from communities that have previously been disproportionately harmed by marijuana prohibition and enforcement and positively impact those communities.
NORML's mission is to move public opinion sufficiently to legalize the responsible use of marijuana by adults, and to serve as an advocate for consumers to assure they have access to high quality marijuana that is safe, convenient and affordable.
Founded in January 1995, the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) is the largest organization in the U.S. that’s focused solely on ending marijuana prohibition.
MPP’s mission is to change federal law to allow states to determine their own marijuana policies without federal interference, as well as to legalize and regulate marijuana for adults' use in all 50 states, D.C., and the five territories.
MPP has been the primary organization responsible for most major state-level marijuana policy reforms since 2000, including Colorado's Amendment 64 (which passed in 2012) and the 2016 ballot initiatives that passed in Massachusetts and Maine.
The Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) is the first 501(c)(6) not for profit business league created specifically to progress the cannabis industry by increasing diversity. Our mission is to create equal access and economic empowerment for cannabis businesses, their patients, and the communities most affected by the war on drugs.
A group of dedicated professionals that thrive on creativity, innovation, and community engagement in the Cannabis industry. C3RN is passionate about leveraging its experience to reduce the stigma, advance the clinical use of Cannabis, and document how legal and medical Cannabis can improve social health and economic outcomes in Massachusetts and beyond.
C3RN brings a range of expertise from Cannabis community advocacy and cultivation, to developing digital health technology and health education solutions for health workers in low income countries, improving financial transparency and accountability, legal services, and construction and creative design. C3RN brings its experience with the goal of advancing the science and implementation of best practices to the industry in order to advance Cannabis as a medicine.
Valley Venture Mentors (VVM) is a Western Massachusetts nonprofit with a mission to help entrepreneurs turn their ideas into thriving, scalable businesses. We have three core programs that engage experts and volunteers to support a network of new startup businesses with potential for high growth. Our programs support early-stage startups from all business sectors to transform their ideas into sustainable business models, create innovative products and services, and to learn about types of capital and how to raise it. We strive to prepare startups for significant growth and investment through mentorship, building social capital, and intensive training.
Participation on Resource Row is free and by invite only.
If you would like to learn more about this special opportunity, contact us.