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Michelle Bodian Slated to Discuss Evolution of Hemp at NECANN Boston Cannabis Convention

Mar 4, 2024

On Friday, March 22, 2024, Vicente LLP partner Michelle Bodian is slated to speak alongside former Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources Commissioner, John Lebeaux at the New England Cannabis Convention (NECANN) in Boston, Massachusetts at the Hynes Convention Center. The panel, “Blink and You’ll Miss It! The Evolution of Hemp Cannabinoids” will take place at 3:00 p.m. ET during the conference in room 103. 

Blink and You’ll Miss It! The Evolution of Hemp Cannabinoids 

Blink and you'll miss it, that's how quickly the regulation of and market for hemp-derived cannabinoids is evolving. 2023 was a big year for the hemp industry, with the 2018 Farm Bill expiring and the FDA announcing that it will not regulate CBD (leaving it all up to Congress). The industry has seen massive changes in the past year, and this is a can't-miss session for anyone operating in or seeking to enter the hemp-derived cannabinoid industry. The state patchwork continues to evolve with the differences far outweighing the similarities when it comes to product type restrictions, packaging/labeling, testing, labeling, and milligram limits.  

John Lebeaux will walk through the evolution of the hemp market in Massachusetts and the interplay between federal and Massachusetts state law. Michelle Bodian will detail the legality of hemp products nationally and the risk profile for sale through the various sales channels, including brick-and-mortar stores, e-commerce sales, and sales of hemp-derived products through dispensaries. This session will provide helpful insights into where the current manufacturing and sales opportunities lie and make predictions for 2024. 

Don't forget to stop by Vicente LLP's exhibitor booth #922 during the conference. We can't wait to meet you!

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Come hang out with the cannabis and hemp community in Boston! 

Vicente LLP, Anderson Porter Design, and Mercury Public Affairs are thrilled to host an exclusive happy hour during NECANN Boston, and you’re invited!  

Join us after the conference from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2024, at Rochambeau (located within the Hynes Convention Center) to gather with the cannabis community. 

Refreshments and light appetizers will be provided. Space is limited, so please RSVP early. 

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