ELEVATE Northeast’s first immersive, multi-week educational program starts on September 26

If you’re serious about owning or leading a cannabis-related business, don’t miss this unique and timely opportunity to learn from some of Massachusetts’ most experienced, well-connected and respected cannabis business leaders. 

The cannabis space is heavily regulated as it continues to burst through the boundaries of prohibition while serious hurdles such as local restrictions, state-level applications and federal complications with banking and taxation remain. Naturally, those who want to join this space and change their lives while changing their world have a great deal of learning ahead. 

To help entrepreneurs make their dreams a reality through effective education, ELEVATE NE curated a faculty with more than 20 years of combined experience in the cannabis industry, from activism and entrepreneurship to consulting and helping to shape legislation across the nation. Additionally, an all-star panel of successful cannabis business owners from Boston to Denver to Oakland will come together during the final class for an interactive discussion with students.

Throughout the 5-week program, all students will be provided with lesson guides, interactive presentations, supplemental reading lists and an expanded network of peers and influencers. Space is limited!  Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself into a multiweek educational program that will position you for greater success as you plan your business, whether it involves applying to the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission or creating an ancillary business to support the Green Rush. Enroll here!


Program Features

  • 5-weeks of immersive business education

  • Lesson guides in areas of licensing, operations, funding and financing

  • Accomplished faculty with more than 20 years of combined experience

  • Interact with all-star national guest panel at week 5

  • Interactive, collaborative learning environment

  • Convenient Boston location close to I-93, Mass Pike, orange and green lines, and commuter train

  • Expand your greatest asset: your network

  • Includes 1-year ELEVATE NE membership for continued savings and career development!


All classes are held at the Boston Center for Adult Education, 5:30 - 8:30 PM

Wednesday, Sept 26: Cannabis Industry 101

Instructor: Cara Crabb-Burnham

Wednesday, October 3: Mastering the Licensing and Application Processes 

Instructor: Charles Smith

Wednesday, October 10: Best Practices for Operating Your Cannabis-Related Business

Instructor: Kim Napoli, Esq.

Wednesday, October 17: Funding and Financing your Cannabis Business

Instructor: Scott Moskol, Esq.

Wednesday, October 24 – All-Star Guest Panel

Featured guests: Amber Senter, Meg Sanders and more!