Over the past weekend, we got a chance to attend the annual New England Cannabis Convention, held at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. The event is a breeding ground for entrepreneurs, vendors, growers, connoisseurs, and anyone with a growing interest in the field. Essentially, if you were looking to make a buck or spend a few, this was the place for it.
There was everything you would expect in an everyday convention, but with a twist. Attendees there weren’t forced to go because their job sent them, or because they had to be. From what I could tell, people were there because they wanted to be. Trust me, I’ve been to a lot of conventions outside of the cannabis industry, and let me tell you, they’re not all that fun. This was the complete opposite experience.
If you’re someone who has never been to a convention, it usually consists of a show floor with companies and vendors showing of their products. This can range from physical products, software, gadgets or even just an idea. On top of the show floor there’s usually a panel or group of industry buffs who discuss the state of the art or whatever topic is at hand. It’s usually about as fun as the monday morning after a vacation.
So now that we’re all caught up, we now know what to expect at an everyday convention. With that being said, imagine what I just mentioned above but with everything being related to marijuana. Now I got your attention, huh?
For a guy like me, this convention was like the proverbial kid in a candy shop, or in my case, a bull in a china shop. There was so much to take in. There was everything, from growing products, apps that connect like-minded weed enthusiasts, and even advocacy groups looking to get their cause heard. For the tight space the convention was held, they were able to pack a wide variety of exhibitors. For attendees, this was a good thing.
After spending the day touring all the exhibitors sprawled across the show floor, we collected some of our favorites into the list below. Now keep in mind, we saw a lot, but out of all them, these were the ones that peaked our curiosity the most. We’ll offer a couple of sentences of what they offer and a link to their website where you can get more information. We plan on catching up with everyone for individual stories, but for the meantime, check out what we found at the New England Cannabis Convention.
Social High allows you to build a social circle with friends and connect with new ones in your area that share the same passion for cannabis you do. Review strains, discuss medicinal breakthroughs, share your personal experiences, discover events in your area and connect with fellow bud connoisseurs.
GreenBroz is a cannabis dry trimmer company. Their approach to the challenge of dry trimming is focused on quality first and volume second. The gentle rolling action of our GreenBroz Dry Trimmer provides a very tight finish while protecting the potency and natural curves of your beautiful buds.
RX Green Solutions
RX Green Solutions develops products containing patented technology to help growers, well, grow better. They have a an R&D facility in Denver, CO which is dedicated to testing product efficacy on cannabis.
Thermal Solutions Lumis Spectra
GS Thermal Solutions offers the most advanced grow systems available for the indoor agriculture industry. Their combination of unique liquid cooled LEDs and a proprietary control system allows growers to customize, monitor, and optimize the grow process.
THC Staffing Group
THC Staffing Group is a boutique recruitment firm dedicated to serving the marijuana industry.
Drawing on years of experience in plant nutrition, Doggett Simpson has a created water-soluble formulas that use the most sensible and agronomically viable combination of organic and non-organic ingredients to improve a grower’s yield by bringing each plant to its healthy maximum.
We didn’t get too much information on this, other than a free sample. In a nutshell, Boost THC is a spray which you mist on your leaves. It claims it offers a boost in THC. There’s no website available but we’ll reach out for more information.
Pot Pockets are a convenient way to carry your medicinal and recreational marijuana. It will hold 3 joints or blunts in 3 separate self closing compartments.
The Hardy Consultants
The Hardy Consultants is a New England based company focused on planning, construction and caring of custom built cultivation systems in most desired locations. With experts in the construction and horticulture industries, The Hardy Consultants is fully prepared to initiate, educate and cultivate.
ClearLight Technology is a new look for cannabis grow lights with a patent pending innovative design that requires no heavy heat-sinks or energy-wasting cooling fans.
Low Stress Trainer
Low Stress Trainer is by far one of the best solutions we’ve seen when it comes to low stress training. Ditch the rope and stop wasting time cutting holes in your pots. This is the best alternative out there.
As you can see, there’s a lot to digest here, which gives you an idea of how many exhibitors were on the show floor. These were just the ones that caught or eye. Again, we’ll be digging up more info and stories on these companies in the next coming months to provide you with more info.
In the end, the convention was a success in my opinion. There was a lot of takeaways, but my favorite, was the wealth of knowledge that was being passed around. Sure, you could buy a sweet bong or some gnarly stickers, but the main goal of this event is to provide the right information. We all know, there’s a lot of mis-information out there, and the New England Cannabis Convention is trying to change. Either way, it’s definitely an event we won’t miss next year.