First-ever NECANN Competition Will Highlight Day Three of The 2020 New England Cannabis Convention

March 4, 2020

The 2nd Annual “NE Cannabis Community Awards to also take place at       Hynes Convention Center; NECANN Boston 2020 is March 20-22


The first-ever NECANN Competition will highlight Day-Three events at the New England Cannabis Convention March 20-22 at the Hynes Convention Center.

Awards will be presented for the top product developments and innovations in cannabis flower, edibles, concentrates and topicals across nine categories, and for ancillary non-cannabis products and equipment. More than 100 entries across all categories were submitted, and winners in all categories will be recognized Sunday, March 22 in the Expo Hall.

“The NECANN Competition will help to evolve the cannabis community and raise the standard for what is considered quality cannabis,” said Mike Clinton, Director of the NECANN Competition.

Competition organizers selected a group of experienced panelists to judge and evaluate each entry. The entries will be rated on multiple features, and the entry with the highest score among all the judges will win its respective category. Categories include: THC Flowers, CBD Flowers, Solvent Concentrates, Non-Solvent Concentrates, CBD Concentrates, Pre-Rolls, THC Edibles, CBD Edibles, Topicals, and Cannabis Ancillary Products.

Prizes for NECANN Competition winners are being provided by Artizen Seed Shop and Alchemy Glassworks.

“We believe the NECANN Competition awards will become one of the most significant cannabis industry honors that product developers and retailers can earn,” said Marc Shepard, President and Co-Founder of NECANN. “It’s incredibly exciting to debut this event as we also mark the second year of the NE Cannabis Community Awards. The annual meeting of the cannabis industry is the ideal setting to recognize the very best in cannabis product developments, as well as the most dedicated advocates, supporters and promoters of the cannabis community and industry.”

The 2nd Annual NE Cannabis Community Awards ceremony will take place on Friday evening March 20 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Hynes Convention Center. The Cannabis Community Awards is not a “who’s best” contest, but rather a chance to spotlight, elevate, and appreciate some of the people and organizations who have worked hard and done great things for the New England cannabis communities and industries. Tickets to the event cost $30.

Throughout the three-day event, attendees at NECANN can network with more than 300 local and national cannabis industry businesses, talk with doctors and health care providers, explore investment & career opportunities, connect with advocacy groups, see the latest developments in lighting, soil, and growing equipment, and purchase a wide variety of accessories. Every facet of the cannabis industry is represented at NECANN Boston 2020. A full list of exhibitors is available at


Since 2014 NECANN has been creating resource hubs for the rapidly expanding Cannabis industry. Events where businesses, entrepreneurs, investors, educators, patients, advocates, and consumers can connect, learn, and grow. We feel that individually created conventions focused on each local market’s needs and opportunities are a superior alternative to the generic national canna-convention franchises found everywhere. NECANN takes a collaborative approach to each of our conventions that has resulted in consistently high ROI for exhibitors, sponsors, attendees, and the local cannabis market as a whole. Registration for NECANN events is available online at  A limited amount of tickets will also be sold on-site on the days of the shows.  The full programming schedule is available at


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