NECANN is the largest B2B cannabis industry convention series in the US. Offering an alternative to the generic national canna-convention franchises, we focus each of our events on the host market, taking a collaborative approach to that has resulted in consistently high ROI for exhibitors, sponsors, attendees, and the local cannabis market as a whole.
We host the largest cannabis industry convention in each of the states we are in: Mass, NY, NJ, Illinois, Virginia, Maryland, Maine, Vermont, and Connecticut.


B2B Conventions

We produce high ROI events for both exhibitors & attendees

Educational Seminars

NECANN speakers are a diverse and knowledgeable group industry thought leaders, experts, and advocates.

Cannabis Industry Work Shops

Our conventions feature separate ticket workshops for every aspect of the cannabis industry.

Email Marketing

We put your business & message in from of over 40,000 cannabis industry subscribers.

Social Media Marketing

Interact with our social media following over 100,000 cannabis professionals and enthusiasts.


Marc Shepard - Co-founder, President

After a 20 year Alt-Weekly publishing career where he created and executed successful live events all over New England Marc launched NECANN in in 2014. A life-long recreational cannabis user, he has served as a judge for The Harvest Cup, Terptown Throwdown, and of course the NECANN Cups. As a a registered Mass. MMJ patient, member of both Masscan/NORML and the Mass Grower advocacy council, he has spoken for MMJ and cannabis legalization on many outlets including NECN’s Broadside, WAAF, the Worcester Business Journal, and Ganjapreneur. and is also an unrepentant silver-age Marvel comic-book nerd & the founder/owner of Salty Comics Corp.