The Second Annual Vermont Hemp and Cannabis Convention, part of New England’s largest cannabis convention series NECANN, returns to Vermont this weekend - May 18-19 - at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction for two full days of exhibitions, educational seminars, and speakers related to medical marijuana, industrial hemp, CBD wellness products, and the ever-growing New England cannabis industry.
The show will take place at the Champlain Valley Expo May 18-19 and includes a keynote address on Saturday from Larisa Bolivar, M.A., founder and CEO of Colorado-based Bolivar Hemp Company, a hemp-based line of topical and skincare products. Ms. Bolivar has over 18 years’ experience in the cannabis space, leading in multiple capacities, and is a recognized industry pioneer in Colorado by Sensi Magazine.
Keynoting on Sunday is Vermont Lt. Gov David Zuckerman, a longtime progressive and a champion of cannabis reform in the Green Mountain State. During his two decades in Vermont politics, Lt. Gov. Zuckerman’s success has been in mobilizing and organizing grassroots support for progressive issues from same-sex marriage to GMO labelling to livable wages.
NECANN-VT also features programming on numerous aspects of cannabis business, medicine, and cultivation, including startup lessons from legal states, extraction and processing methods, launching and marketing your legal cannabis brand, and using cannabis for medical and therapeutic purposes.
The expo floor will showcase over 100 exhibitors and vendors from across New England and the country, including equipment manufacturers, medical cannabis dispensaries, home cultivation suppliers, advocacy groups, CBD products and a wide range of ancillary businesses related to the cannabis plant and industry.
Outside, there will be food trucks and vendors serving up a wide range of locally sourced dishes for hungry convention-goers.
NECANN-VT is locally produced by Heady Vermont and sponsored by White River Growpro, CannaPlanners, Trace, Vermont Pure CBD, GMC Wellness Blends, Farm Fresh Hemp, and Vermont Security.