NECANN Introduces the New England Cannabis Community Awards (#NECCAs)

November 6, 2018 | MEDIA ADVISORY
Media Contact: Beth Waterfall
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The largest cannabis convention series in the world expands with addition of event to celebrate New England’s cannabis industry advocates, leaders and businesses

November 6, 2018 – Boston, MA – [.pdf] NECANN, producers of the three largest Cannabis Industry Conventions in New England, announced it is accepting nominations for the first New England Cannabis Community Awards. The Awards ceremony will take place during the 5th Annual New England Cannabis Convention in Boston, MA on Friday, March 22, 2019.

Nominations can be made online for companies and individuals in 20 categories, including Best Cannabis Innovation 2018, Healthcare Professional of the Year, New England Student Leader/Advocate of the Year, and Champions in Diversity and Inclusion. In January 2019 NECANN will release an online form for interested parties to cast their votes.

100% of net proceeds from the event will be split evenly and donated to Veterans Alternative Healing and the New England Veterans Alliance.

“The Cannabis Community Awards focuses exclusively on New England people and businesses,” explained Marc Shepard, CEO and Co-Founder of NECANN. “We created it as a platform to spotlight, elevate and appreciate some of the people and organizations who have worked hard and achieved great things for the New England cannabis communities and industries.”

To be considered eligible to win a NECANN Community Award, all nominees must be from or operating in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire or Maine. Visit to access the nomination form before November 30, 2018.


Since 2015, NECANN has hosted the largest, most comprehensive Cannabis Industry event series in the northeast. Our current schedule includes eight conventions (Boston, Providence RI, Portland, ME, Burlington, VT, Reno, NV, Sandy, Utah, and Mohegan Sun, Connecticut), making it the largest series in the country as the legalization of medical and recreational cannabis continues to gain momentum across the United States. Information on NECANN’s full convention schedule is available online at

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