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 a 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
President/Executive Director
Beth Waterfall is an esteemed connector on a mission to use education, compassion and advocacy to break stigma ...
Kris Hultgren
Kris Hultgren
Development Director
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Deb Boynton
Deb Boynton
Marketing Manager
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Dave Gerth
Dave Gerth
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.

Paul McCarrier
Paul McCarrier
LEGALIZE MAINE
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Erik Range
Erik Range
Minorities 4 Medical Marijuana
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Dr. Uma Dhanabalan MD MPH FAAFP MRO CMS
Dr. Uma Dhanabalan MD MPH FAAFP MRO CMS
Founder/CEO
Dr. Dhanabalan is a highly respected physician trained in Family Medicine, Occupational & Environmental ...
Beth Waterfall
Beth Waterfall
President/Executive Director
Beth Waterfall is an esteemed connector on a mission to use education, compassion and advocacy to break stigma ...
Catherine Lewis
Catherine Lewis
President, Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine
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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 ...
Shanna Souza
Shanna Souza
New England Cannabis Consulting
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Bob Morgan
Bob Morgan
Illinois Rep.
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Nic Easley
Nic Easley
CEO, 3C Consulting
Nic and 3C have helped hundreds of clients in 21 states and 7 countries design, start-up, build, and optimize their ...