Nonprofit organization focused on cannabis education and equity announces launch
ELEVATE New England launch event to feature food, funk and keynote address by cannabis industry pioneer Meg Sanders
BOSTON, January 17, 2018 – In response to the New England cannabis industry’s need for professional networking, education and community involvement, ELEVATE New England announced its launch and details for its premiere event. Sponsored by Canna Care Docs, Revolutionary Clinics and CannaKorp, ELEVATE New England’s launch event will feature a keynote address by Meg Sanders, Managing Director at Revolutionary Clinics in Massachusetts and former CEO of the Mindful Dispensaries in Colorado.
The event takes place at the Cavern Club inside Hard Rock Boston on Wednesday, January 31. In addition to networking with area influencers, employers, activists and others new to the cannabis industry, ticketholders will enjoy complimentary cocktails, hot food, and live music performed by local funk band KONG.
“Educated communities and individuals, when empowered to understand the cannabis plant and how, when and where to use and access it safely, will be a key factor in making New England’s cannabis industry successful and enduring,” said Beth Waterfall, executive director of ELEVATE New England. “As a nonprofit organization, ELEVATE partners with companies and individuals to provide a variety of events and experiences that connect and empower underrepresented talent in the country’s fastest-growing industry while educating the communities in which cannabis-related entities hope to prosper.”
Proceeds from the launch event will help ELEVATE New England develop its curricula for current and emerging cannabis industry professionals as well as for the communities current and prospective licensees and ancillary businesses aim to serve. The organization engages in this work with a deep focus on inclusion of women, LGBTQIA+, people of color, veterans, those living with disabilities and more through a wide range of offerings spanning basic cannabis use to building effective brands and compliant multi-state corporations.
ABOUT ELEVATE NEW ENGLAND
ELEVATE New England was created to support the New England cannabis industry's need for education, advocacy and networking in a professional and inviting atmosphere. Conceived by the team of women who led Women Grow: Boston along with several engaged and experienced cannabis executives, ELEVATE New England provides a variety of exceptional events and experiences that connect attendees and elevate the perception of what cannabis professionals are and can do.
And because our businesses cannot succeed without multiple perspectives, an educated community and informed customer base, ELEVATE New England's mission is to empower underrepresented populations in the cannabis industry, and to empower our communities to be educated customers and responsible consumers.
Currently in the process of becoming a registered Massachusetts nonprofit organization, all proceeds collected from ELEVATE event ticket and sponsorship sales are kept local and reinvested in the New England cannabis community, in addition to compensating the event organizers. ELEVATE event attendees and sponsors can be confident that their investment in ELEVATE events stays in New England. Visit elevatenewengland.com to learn more.