Monday, Jun 12, 2023 7:00p -
Sunday, Jun 18, 2023 10:00p

Various Locations
331 Newbury St
Boston, MA 02115

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Rooted In & the City of Boston presents the Cannabis Empowerment Series!

Join us for a week-long educational journey through the ins and outs of owning and operating a successful cannabis business. This empowering series will provide you with the knowledge and tools necessary to succeed in the rapidly-growing cannabis industry.

Over the course of several sessions, we will cover a wide range of topics, including licensing and regulations, marketing and branding, product development, financial management, and more. You will hear from industry experts, successful cannabis entrepreneurs, and city officials, who will share their insights and expertise.

For more info or to register for these free events check out the Eventbrite.

Tentative Schedule | June 12 - June 18

 *Schedule is subject to changes*

Monday, June 12 

Understanding Our History Through Cannabis  

Location: Big Night Live | Studio B

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Day one will kick-off empowerment week with a grande soiree at Studio B on Causeway St in Boston. This day will focus on understanding our history, getting inspired and building connections in this community. A selection of complimentary passed hors d'oeuvre will be available for guests.

Tuesday, June 13

Let’s Get Started: You Have an Idea, Now What?

Location: 2225 Washington St, Boston, MA 

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM 

One of the hardest steps to bring a business out of the concept phase is actually taking that first step. This class will cover which businesses are available to all applicants with a focus on social equity candidates, and how they can marshall the building blocks to get started.

Wednesday, June 14

Let’s Get Down To It: The Nitty-Gritty of Getting Your Business Through the City

Location: City Hall, 1 City Hall Square #500, Boston, MA 02201

Time: 12PM – 2PM

Moving any proposal through the city can be intimidating and overwhelming. On this day, participants will meet at City Hall, and be introduced to representatives from the different City of Boston departments who will process cannabis applications as they move through the city. Participants will hear from members of the Boston Cannabis Board (BCB), Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services (ONS), Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA), Economic Opportunity and Inclusion (EOI) as well as meet members of the City Council and/or their representatives.

Thursday, June 15

Real Talk on Real Estate

Location: Offices of Prince Lobel 1 International Pl Ste 3700, Boston, MA 02110 (ID requirement)

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location Location Location is the most important aspect of starting any business, cannabis is no different. In this module, we will hear from premier zoning attorneys in the City of Boston, as well as Boston real estate experts who have successfully pivoted into the cannabis industry. They will share their experiences on choosing a location, negotiating with landlords, and holding property while working through the permitting process.


Friday, June 16

We’ve Got Traction & Approvals: What’s Next?

Location: 2225 Washington Street (Offices) 

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

The CCC and Me. The Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) is the regulatory and permitting body for the Cannabis industry in Massachusetts. In this module, we will hear about the CCC application process and equity provisions meant to assist applicants. We will also hear from compliance experts and an active Dispensary General Manager on generating compliant SOPs for your location.

Saturday, June 17

Congratulations, You’ve Commenced Operations: How Can We Run a Successful Business?

Location: Roxbury Community College

Time: 3:00PM – 7:00PM

Bringing everything together from Monday through Friday, the Saturday agenda will consist of the hands-on work required to create a strong, professional business plan. Participants will work closely with finance and legal experts to develop financial models that can be used to attract funds which are needed to build a business from the ground up.  

Sunday, June 18

Everything They Don’t Tell You & You Wish They Did

Location: : Long Live Brewery (Roxbury) | 152 Hampden Street Boston, MA 02119

Time: 11:00AM – 2:00PM

Through the lens of a COO, Director of Finance, Director of Marketing General Manager, and “EZ hire” ( a software company that offer a more complete way to connect beyond a paper resume in the Cannabis industry). We will discuss how to keep a cannabis business running successfully. What to look for in hiring, operational best practices, bookkeeping and more will be discussed during this interactive day of events.

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