The New England Cannabis Convention Returns to Boston

SEPTEMBER 10-12, 2021

Hynes Convention Center,
900 Boylston St, Boston, MA

Exhibit Hall Hours
Friday, September 10     11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday, September 11    11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, September 12      10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Onsite Box Office opens at 10:00 AM each day

Check out the link below for more information on our events!


As per the city of Boston’s current indoor mask mandate, all attendees will be required to wear a mask or face covering while at the convention. Face coverings may only be removed when actively eating or drinking.  We won’t be requiring testing or vaccination status in order to enter the convention unless policy changes require us to.  Keeping in mind that we are an overwhelmingly local show with over 96% of people coming from New England (90% from Mass), we are comfortable using the mandates in place on the state & city level here. Onsite there will be 30+ touchless sanitation stations along with the Hynes doubling their normal sanitation schedule. There will be free masks and “I’m vaccinated” stickers available to all at registration. Exhibitors have all been given free lead-retrieval apps that will allow them to scan people’s badges to collect their information.


Can I buy tickets at the venue?   YESCASH ONLY.  Box office opens at 10am, and tickets will be available at the door.

Do I need a medical marijuana card to attend?   NO.  NECANN is a business & education event open to everyone.

Is there an age limit?   YES.  18+, unless accompanied by parent/guardian.

Do I have to buy a ticket for my child?   NO.  Children under 18 accompanied by a parent do not need a ticket.

I can’t attend. Is my ticket refundable?   NO. All tickets are non-refundable, even if the event is re-rescheduled.

Is my ticket transferable to another attendee?  YES.  to change the name on a ticket, go to & create a free account using the name & email address that was used to purchase the ticket.  Once you are logged in, you click on “my tickets” and you should be able to see & edit your NECANN tix.

Can I bring a bag/backpack?   YES – with conditions:  Hynes security reserves the right to search all bags/backpacks and may refuse any bag to be allowed in.  NECANN will store rejected bags at registration desk.  Food, beverages, and weapons are not allowed in the venue, please see Hynes website for full details.

Is this event handicap accessible?   YES. Please contact the Hynes First Aid Office at 617-954-2240 if you would like to request a wheelchair.

Can I leave and re-enter?   YES, attendees may leave and re-enter as often as they wish, but MUST have their show badge for re-admittance.  You will not be allowed back in without a show badge.

Will food and beverages be available for purchase?   YES.  The Hynes will host a food/drink concession area in the exhibit hall, no outside food/beverages allowed

Does my convention ticket include admission to Pre-Conference workshops?   NO. Separate tickets must be purchased for the Friday workshops.

Does my ticket to a Pre-conference workshop include admission to the Convention?  NO. Separate tickets must be purchased for the convention.

Will Cannabis be available at the show?   NO. Absolutely no cannabis of any kind can be sold, distributed, or displayed at the Hynes.

Is Cannabis use allowed onsite?  NO. All Massachusetts laws regarding cannabis use in public are in effect; no displaying, smoking/vaping/consuming cannabis anywhere on Hynes property.

Can I take pictures/video?   Pictures & videotaping allowed on exhibit floor, but you get permission before photographing/filming people directly.  NO videotaping of speakers/programming allowed in ANY session.  NECANN & the Hynes reserves the right to restrict/deny photography/video recording in any area, at any time, at their sole discretion.

Why should I attend?  NECANN is is the largest industry event in the Northeast. Featuring 300+ local and national exhibitors, 100+ industry expert speakers, programming tracks on careers, investment, medical marijuana education and cultivation, this is THE must-attend event for New Englanders, and anyone who wants to be a part of the fastest growing industry in the world!  The event is also the single-largest gathering of education and outreach for the Medical Marijuana programs in New England, the perfect place to learn everything you need to know about this amazing medicine.

Exhibitor Alert: Fraudulent Service Solicitations

NECANN (and every other cannabis convention) is constantly targeted by non-authorized groups making phone and e-mail solicitations offering services like hotel & travel reservations, and access to exhibitor contact lists, and attendee lists.

NECANN DOES NOT sell its exhibitor or attendee lists and these companies are NOT affiliated with us in any way.  If you receive an email or call, please note that our only current partners are Paragon Expo Group (our Boston show managers), Map Dynmics (for booth purchasing and admin), Boomest (for lead retrieval), our venues (for ordering on site services) and show contractors (Freeman, Vista, and Capitol – for shipping & booth services).   

The East Coast’s Largest Cannabis Industry Event!

Since 2014, NECANN events have been home base for the New England cannabis industry, with the largest cannabis industry event on the East Coast! Considered the can’t-miss event of the year by cannabis professionals, growers, investors, entrepreneurs, patients, and consumers, with  over 9,000 attendees in 2019!

See what NECANN conventions are all about in this highlight video from our 2019 dates!