Thanks for your interest in the Massachusetts Cannabis Knowledge Forum. We are excited to bring to you three exciting and unique days of cannabis knowledge with some of the industry’s leading experts. For those interested in opening a dispensary, working at a dispensary or production facility, or being an active part of the medical cannabis community and industry developing in Massachusetts, this is a must have cannabis knowledge experience.

Participants will enjoy interactive learning experiences with speakers who have dedicated their lives to developing the cannabis movement and industry. Come and ask the experts questions about how the industry works and how you can be a part of this exciting opportunity.

  • The Ganja of Guru and world-renowned author of the Marijuana Grower’s Handbook., Ed Rosenthal, brings you decades of firsthand experience in cannabis cultivation and breeding. He will present the basics on cultivation for hardship cultivators, as well as principles of commercial growing for those interested in dispensary production. Come and meet the legend himself and ask him about your garden, or future gardens. Ed has written about cannabis cultivation for forty years and has been a leader in the development of cannabis cultivation technology. He is also an expert witness for marijuana related court cases
Ed Rosenthal in greenhouse_high_res

Guru of Ganja Ed Rosenthal


  • .Sociologist and host of the Boston Pot Report, Keith Saunders, Ph.D, will provide background on the Massachusetts cannabis community, economy, and social and legal norms of the local cannabis community. His work on the ground with Massachusetts cannabis activism, including ongoing support of the Boston Freedom Rally, gives him a unique perspective as to how the Massachusetts cannabis laws and regulations may be implemented, and how they will affect the Massachusetts community.

Boston Pot Report Host Keith Saunders


  • Author of Medical Marijuana 101 and Director of T-Comp Consulting, Mickey Martin will present the basics of medical marijuana, understanding the Massachusetts medical cannabis regulations, preparing a dispensary application and industry best practices. He has worked on cannabis business development for over a decade, and has helped several clients succeed in the competitive application process. Mickey operated the nation’s first major brand of edibles, and has developed best practices for producers of cannabis medicines that have become industry standard.

Medical Marijuana 101 Author Mickey Martin


  • Founder and Chief Operating Officer for Steep Hill Labs, Addison Demoura, founded the nation’s first cannabis analytical lab, He will be speaking on the importance of quality assurance and technological innovations in the cannabis testing industry. His work in bringing quality control and potency testing to the industry has revolutionized the way patients access and understand their medicine. Steep Hill’s innovative program has helped in creating better understanding of the industry by providing third party oversight and detailed information about the medicine patients consume.

Steep Hill Lab Founder, Addison Demoura


All tickets include over $70 in books and materials. They will get a copy of Ed Rosenthal’s Marijuana Grower Handbook ($29.95), Mickey Martin’s Medical Marijuana 101 ($14.95), Aunt Sandy’s Medical Marijuana Cookbook ($18.95), as well as a course binder with documents on Understanding the Massachusetts Medical Cannabis Regulations, Medical Cannabis Best Practices, quality assurance and handouts for approaching cities and your community about the benefits of medical cannabis.

The events will be held September 28th in Boston, September 29th in Lowell and September 30th in Dartmouth. Sessions will begin at 9 a.m. with a 90 minute break for lunch at noon and end around 4 pm. the ticket price is $200 and will be made available through Eventbrite and local retailers.

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  1. MMIM says:

    This should be good. I’m in and will be in Boston. Cannabis is a miracle plant that was used for thousands of years. Our politicians made it illegal for there own profit.
    Thank you to all those who made it possible for these event to happen in Massachusetts. :-)

    • admin says:

      Thanks! It will be awesome! Tell a friend and let’s get these things packed! The more ideas we have in the room the better we will all be! I hope to meet you there and look forward to a weekend of awesome information and education.

    • admin says:

      Feel free to repost any content on your site too!

  2. Suzette Elwell-Scardino says:

    Does any chance exist for a low/no cost program for senior citizens, disabled, and those like us that live on a small benefits? Would you consider an internship or a regional delegate to facilitate this most needed educational program and literature? I am a recent card carrying ASA member and an activist with Sacramento ASA.
    There are many life long political activists which could do much to further safe access of medical cannabis. We use and understand first hand the benefits but can not afford to pay to become an activist. Responses from other with like minds are requested.

    • admin says:

      YES! We have a 50% discount for verified financial hardship, and if you purchase tickets between Midnight Wednesady July 3rd untill 11:59 pm on Friday, July 5th!!! Yes. Recipients of MassHealth; or Supplemental Security Income; or persons registered for TAFDC benefits with the State of Massachusetts; or those who can otherwise prove a verified hardship will be considered for half price ticketing. In order to apply please email us at and put FINANCIAL HARDSHIP in the subject line. If you have any documentation that you can attach electronically that would help expedite the process. You will receive a discount code to use in your purchase.

      • John Marshall says:

        I can document my hardship two ways. But both documents include my SS number. I do not want that ID to be stolen. I have a census form where I am listed as disabled. Will that verify hardship?

    • Barry Geyer says:

      Cannibas has saved my life !!!!! How could I not deny it ????????????????

    • I am very happy to come across your site. I am disabled and live in Colorado. It is legal here, just not in my city. And I can’t drive down to the next city to get my pot. So, I have to buy it on the streets. What are my options?

  3. NANCY says:

    I just read this for the first time Why do you have deadlines in JULY PLEASE GIVE ME A FAX NUMBER TO SEND MY PAPER WORK FOR A DISABLE VET WITH MS THANK NANCY 978-985-5818 MIDDLESEX COUNTY

    • admin says:

      Hey Nancy. The events were postponed from July. Sorry for the mix up. We thought we had updated everything. Please fax any documents to 508-300-7670 and put an email where we can send you instructions to. Thanks!

  4. pierre says:

    Hey this might be a little random and I would really love to come to this event, but as I do not live in Boston, I’m only visiting so I cannot attend. I was wondering if there was anyone on here who could help out a fellow stoner?

  5. Andrea James says:

    With the limit of 35 dispensaries in MA ( no more than 5 in each town) is there still viable opportunity for non profits to get involved?

  6. Michael Sturma says:

    Since pot will be legal in Ill in Jan is there any plans for classes or instructions in that state? Thanks

  7. Ramkumar says:

    Medical usage of Marijuana

    Over the years, alternative medicine has become a popular approach to relieving everything from back pain to depression. Aromatherapy, acupuncture, crystal therapy and many more, were common replacements to the traditional doctor’s office visit. Another method of alternative healing is medicinal cannabis / marijuana. People have used marijuana as a medical treatment for thousands of years. Such uses extend even to modern America. Marijuana was listed by the U.S. Pharmacopeia, the organization that sets quality standards for approved drugs in the United States, until the 1940s, when political pressure against marijuana’s recreational use triggered its removal. Despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that state laws allowing medicinal use of marijuana must bow to federal law banning it, proponents still tout this controversial plant’s ability to treat pain, nausea and other uncomfortable side effects of medical treatment as well as some disease symptoms.

    Marijuana contains at least 60 chemicals called cannabinoids. Scientists studying marijuana’s potential medical uses have found that it may help treat a variety of conditions. One of THC’s medical uses, best supported by research is the treatment of nausea. It helps to reduce nausea and weight loss in people with AIDS. Glaucoma is the third-leading cause of blindness in the United States is marked by increased pressure in the eyeball, which can lead to vision loss. In the early 1970s, scientists discovered that smoking marijuana reduces pressure in the eyes. THC also works in treating cancer painas codeine, a mild pain reliever. Cannabinoids also appear to enhance the effects of opiate pain medications to provide pain relief at lower dosages.

  8. Josh says:

    are medical cards necessary to attend?

  9. massvocals says:

    positive in legal means as legal user ? I mean

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