Since 2014 NECANN has been creating resource hubs for the rapidly expanding Cannabis industry. Events where businesses, entrepreneurs, investors, educators, patients, advocates, and consumers can connect, learn, and grow. We feel that individually created conventions focused on each local market’s needs and opportunities are a superior alternative to the generic national canna-convention franchises found everywhere. Rather than focusing on what the  Cannabis Industry can do for us, NECANN takes a collaborative approach to each of our conventions that has resulted in consistently high ROI for exhibitors, sponsors, attendees, and the local cannabis market as a whole, facilitating growth for all.

NECANN events are unique in the cannabis space in several ways: (1) Rather than waiting until the battle for cannabis normalization is won before launching a convention in a new market, we search out potential markets that need help and join the fight.   (2) As part of that commitment, we donate 10% of the exhibit floor booth space at each convention to local cannabis advocacy groups and non-profits. (3) Even after legalization, our events continue to serve not just the B2B communities, but patients, caregivers, and recreational consumers as well.   Every single facet of the industry is represented as our events, including: Accounting, Insurance, Marketing, Banking, Payment Processing, Botanicals, Patient Advocacy, Diversity & Inclusion, Storage, Packaging, Dosing Equipment, Patient Education, Medical Experts, Displays & Fixtures, Grow Lights, Hemp Industry , Hydroponics & Cultivation Products, Infused Products, Inventory Tracking, Legal Resources, Licensing Services, Medical Resources, Smoking, vaping, and dabbing accessories, POS & Management Software, Private Equity & Investment Resources, Training & Education, Security Services & Equipment, Testing & Lab Services, Tinctures, Salves, & Topicals.

If you see one of us at one of our conventions, please feel free to introduce yourself and share your thoughts on what you would like to see at the next one!  If you are an cannabis-related advocacy group or non-profit in a market we host a convention and would like to be considered for a donated booth, please email info@necann.com with an introduction and links to your organization.

THE NECANN TEAM

Marc Shepard
Marc Shepard
Co-founder, President
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Jeff Lawrence
Jeff Lawrence
Co-founder
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Beth Waterfall
Beth Waterfall
Programming Director
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Kris Hultgren
Kris Hultgren
Development Director
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Dave Gerth
Dave Gerth
Exhibitor-Sponsorship Sales
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Shannon Goyette
Shannon Goyette
Exhibitor-sponsorship Sales
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David Day
David Day
Social Media Manager
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BOARD OF ADVISORS

NECANN is proud to work with some of the most knowledgeable and respected members of the New England Cannabis community. Representing all aspects of the industry across New England, our Board members help us create the most innovative and valuable event experience possible for our exhibitors and attendees.

Erik Range
Erik Range
Minorities 4 Medical Marijuana
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Catherine Lewis
Catherine Lewis
President, Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine
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Nic Easley
Nic Easley
CEO, Comprehensive Cannabis Consulting (3C)
Nic and 3C have helped hundreds of clients in 21 states and 7 countries design, start-up, build, and optimize their ...
Paul McCarrier
Paul McCarrier
LEGALIZE MAINE
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Beth Waterfall
Beth Waterfall
Programming Director
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Chris Faraone
Chris Faraone
Binj.org | DigBoston
A Queens, NY native who came to New England in 2004 to earn his MA in journalism at Boston University, Chris ...
Michael LaTulippe
Michael LaTulippe
Cofounder & President, Cannabis Society of Massachusetts
Michael Latulippe is a public speaker, strategist, and connector of people and ideas through his work at the ...
Shanna Souza
Shanna Souza
New England Cannabis Consulting
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Dr. Uma Dhanabalan, MD MPH FAAFP
Dr. Uma Dhanabalan, MD MPH FAAFP
Founder/CEO, Global Health & Hygiene Solutions LLC, Uplifting Health & Wellness, Natick, MA
Dr. Dhanabalan is a highly respected physician trained in Family Medicine, Occupational & Environmental ...