Last year, cannabis enthusiasts across the country anticipated a return to normalcy, but many restrictions persisted. Though 2021 had many more cannabis events than 2020, when nearly all were canceled, surging COVID-19 variants limited attendance and caused some cancellations. Despite the limitations, 420-friendly events in Massachusetts have flourished, and 2022 looks to be a strong year for cannabis events in the state.
As a lasting result of social distancing measures, virtual events and webinars have become mainstays for cannabis culture, and many users choose to celebrate 420 in the comfort of their own homes. Read our list of 420-friendly events in Massachusetts below.
Note: As a response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown measures, some events may be postponed or canceled. Make sure to stay posted on the details of these events as they draw nearer, and contact the event producer prior to the event with questions or concerns.
1. BOSTON CANNABIS TOURS
For those looking for an adventure through the city, Boston Cannabis Tours brings cannabis sight-seeing tours throughout the Greater Boston Area. These guided tours feature stops at various dispensaries, cannabis grow facilities, Boston-based restaurants, and beyond. Boston Cannabis Tours are owned and operated by Massachusetts natives with the mission to build the cannabis community in the newly legalized Massachusetts cannabis industry.
2. The New England Cannabis Convention (NECANN)
March 18-20, 2022
Friday & Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 4 pm
Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston St, Boston, MA
Since 2014, the New England Cannabis Convention (NECANN) events have been mainstays of the Massachusetts cannabis industry. NECANN’s convention is one of the nation’s biggest attractions for cannabis, hemp, medical, and CBD industry professionals, and welcomes consumers, patients, vendors, cannabis professionals, entrepreneurs, cultivators and investors.
3. Community Impact Cannabis B2B Networking Event
April 7, 2022
Thursday: 6 pm – 10 pm
The 110 Grill, 1 District Ave. Dorchester, MA 02125
The Community Impact Cannabis B2B Networking Event features cannabis industry leaders, speakers, and plenty of opportunities to network. These events give cannabis users and professions a chance to engage with the growing Massachusetts cannabis community, with discussions on empowering cannabis businesses, reducing stigma, and beyond.
The Community Impact Cannabis B2B Networking Event features:
- Speakers from the cannabis industry
- State officials
- Advocacy groups
- Dispensary owners
- Data analysts
- Lab professionals
- Cannabis users
Pre-registration is required. Buy your tickets today.
4. Tiny Trap Concerts Presents
April 15, 2022
Friday: 6:30 PM – 9:30 pm
Seed: Recreational Adult Use Cannabis Marijuana Dispensary Boston, 401 Centre Street #A Boston, MA 02130
The Friday before 4/20, Seed is featuring Boston-based artists, vendors, and members of the cannabis community in their dispensary. This event features live music from DJ WhySham, SPNA, Cake Swagg and Notebook P.
Seed dispensary shares a space with Core social justice cannabis museum, which “provides a platform for multiple perspectives relating to the defective system of cannabis law in the United States.”
Get your ticket today.
5. Creatively Cannabis: Tokes & Brush Strokes
April 20, 2022
The Summit Lounge
116 Water St, Worcester, MA
If you are looking for a fun and creative event for your 420, be sure to check out Creatively Cannabis: Tokes & Brush Strokes. This event features painting instruction, creative collaboration, and snacks for purchase. This event is cannabis-friendly, but does not supply or sell cannabis at this event. Be sure to stock up on Happy Valley cannabis products prior to the event!
6. 9th Annual Levitate Music Festival
July 8-10, 2022
140 Main Street
Since 2013, Levitate Music & Arts Festival has been a three-day music and arts festival on the historic Marshfield Fairgrounds. This festival was conceived in a surf shop basement, and has grown from humble beginnings to an extravaganza of culture and aesthetics. This year’s musical lineup features Jack Johnson, Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh and Friends, Vulfpeck, Old Crow Medicine Show, Stick Figure, Goth Babe, and dozens more.
7. Terptown Throwdown
August 19 – 20, 2022
48 Smithville Rd, Spencer, MA 01562
8. Happy Valley’s 420 Madness
April 20th, 2022
8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Join us at Happy Valley on 4/20 to celebrate the day with product spotlights, free coffee, delicious food trucks, exclusive giveaways and more. All customers will receive one free raffle ticket upon entry for a chance to win two tickets to the Boston Calling Music Festival!
Gloucester 4/20 Schedule
8:00 – 10:00 am: Door-buster product spotlights
8:00 – 11:00 am: Flor de café Coffee Cart will be serving free coffee and specialty drinks.
12:00 – 2:00 pm: 3rd Alarm Pizza will be serving FREE Wood Fired Pizza.
4:20 pm: Happy Valley will announce the first Boston Calling Raffle Ticket winner. The winner will receive two tickets to the 2022 Boston Calling Music Festival.
7:10 pm: Happy Valley will announce the second Boston Calling Raffle Ticket winner. Winner will receive two tickets to the 2022 Boston Calling Music Festival.
9:00 – 10:00 pm: Door-closer product spotlights that you won’t want to miss!
East Boston 4/20 Schedule
8:00 – 10:00 am: Door-buster product spotlights.
8:00 – 12:00 pm: Espresso Dave will be serving free coffee and specialty drinks.
4:20 pm: Happy Valley will select the first Boston Calling Raffle Ticket winner. Winner will receive two tickets to the 2022 Boston Calling Music Festival.
5:00 – 7:00 pm: Papi’s Stuffed Sopapillas will be serving free home-made savory and sweet sopapillas.
7:10 pm: Happy Valley will announce the second Boston Calling Raffle Ticket winner. The winner will receive two tickets to the 2022 Boston Calling Music Festival.
9. Boston Cannabis Week
September 19 – 25, 2022
Times and location TBD
Since 2019, Boston Cannabis Week has been New England’s foremost destination for cannabis professionals, consumers, and innovators. This week-long event focuses on cannabis education, business, innovation, wellness, culture, fashion, food, and beyond. Boston Cannabis Week creates 420-friendly programming that is both comprehensive and inclusive.
10. Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo (CWCBExpo)
June 2 – 4, 2022
Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115
The Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo (CXCBExpo) is a major cannabis business-to-business event, where exhibitors and sponsors present cutting-edge solutions. The CWCBExpo presents opportunities for cannabis professionals to step up their businesses through networking and innovation.
Using Cannabis in Massachusetts Public Areas
As it currently stands, public use of cannabis in Massachusetts is illegal. Users can possess up to an ounce of cannabis on their person, but combusting, inhaling, eating, drinking, or vaping cannabis is prohibited in public places. That said, hosting members-only events, private events, and events that require a ticket may have their own cannabis-friendly rules and are subject to a legal loophole. Before using cannabis at any event, be sure to research the cannabis policy to ensure you are not breaking any laws, and that the host tolerates the use of cannabis. 76% of cannabis events are consumption-free, and support cannabis education, entrepreneurialism, and culture.
Ask Us About Local 420 Events
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Update: COVID-19 has impacted nearly every American business. The content in this article discusses subject matter related to traveling, retail environments, events, and tourism, all of which have been impacted by COVID-19. As retail stores reopen, we recommend following the CDC’s recommendations for social distancing, sterilizing surfaces and equipment, and wearing cloth masks.