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Northeastern Institute of Cannabis brings together local industry leaders and consumers for celebration and networking event on first legal 420 holiday It is a 4.20 Miracle! Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors the 4.20 Independence Gala is free for our guests. If you purchased a VIP ticket your bag will bag will be waiting for you at the door. You will receive notification of your refund within 24 hours. A limited number of tickets remain, tell your friends the gala is free and bring them with you. First come first serve, all guests are required to register in advance no tickets will be available at the door. Happy 4.20 Enjoy the Party!! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/420-indepedence-gala-tickets-32673467220 The Northeastern Institute of Cannabis (NIC), New Englandâ€™s only full-spectrum cannabis vocational education provider, to present the 420 Independence Gala on April 20, 2017. The event is 21+ and a celebration of the local innovation and advances made thus far in the cannabis industry in Massachusetts, and a reminder of the continued advocacy that the industry requires. Together with sponsors Weedmaps, Dirty Water Glass Company, Canna Care Docs of Massachusetts, CannaKorp, MassCann/NORML, MCRLabs, Wicked Chronic, The Healing Rose, Women Grow: Boston, E-Cig Barn Vape Shop, BloomBoss Grow Lights, and ProVerde Laboratories, Inc.. NIC has created an event that offers something for everyone. The event features live demos of the CannaCloud vaporization system by CannaKorp, the Nova decarboxylator by Ardent, and glass blowing by craftsman Josh Mohawk Pisco, a custom cake by Brooke's Baked Cakes, and a silent art auction to raise funds for LEAF, NICâ€™s womenâ€™s community outreach group. Our raffle will go to the @Massachusetts Recreational Consumer Council to help ensure the safety of recreational marijuana consumers by bridging the gaps between communities, local legislators, and Massachusetts businesses. In support of our non-profits who advocate for patients improving quality of life through cannabis and alternative health we welcome Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance and Bulldozer Health Inc. who are pillars for patient needs. â€œMassachusetts leads the way in innovation and education, values that drive the Massachusetts cannabis industry,â€ explained NIC Dean of Faculty, Cara Crabb-Burnham. â€œItâ€™s time to celebrate and reflect on how far our community has come and where we want to go as we strive for equality and opportunity in the cannabis industry.â€ Massachusetts voters took a step forward for communities affected by cannabis prohibition, including those incarcerated or otherwise victimized by the War on Drugs, when they voted to pass Question 4 in November 2016. Question 4 language directly addressed this issue, with first-of-its-king language drafted specifically to provide opportunity for equitable ownership and participation by those victims in this industry. â€œWe are not only a community of labels and stereotypes, we are a community that is going to change the world.â€ Ms. Crabb-Burnham added. The 420 independence Gala takes place on Thursday, April 20 at the Natick Elkâ€™s Lodge, 95 Speen Street in Natick, from 6:00 â€“ 10:00 PM. Public and media are invited to attend. Tickets may be purchased at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/420-indepedence-gala-tickets-32673467220 Thereâ€™s no better place to be on 4/20/17 to network with local industry leaders while learning about the innovations and innovators leading the way. We will feature live demos by Cannakorp presenting the Cannacloud, Nova decarboxylation by Ardent, and glass blowing by Josh Mohawk Pisco of Mohawk Glass. NIC is hosting a silent art auction throughout the event for LEAF, our womenâ€™s community outreach group. Our raffle will go towards Massachusetts Recreational Consumer Council to work with the communities, local legislators, and Massachusetts businesses for better standards in Massachusetts cannabis industry. Food catered by Tasty Ray's. Music by DJX Studios. VIP Ticket includes several gifts from local Massachusetts cannabis innovators! Infused gummies, cookies by Better When Baked, granola bites by M. Kannabis, locally cultivated flower, infused Lip Balm by Healing Rose, a specialty event with a take home surprise by Ardent Cannabis, and fun gifts from our sponsors! The first 35 VIP ticket purchasers who arrive get an extra special gift in their bags! Get your tickets as soon as you can! Women are shattering through the glass ceiling in cannabis and account for 36% of cannabis business owners and operators, where national averages across other industries is 22%. Massachusetts took a step forward for communities affected by prohibition, including those victimized by a senseless drug war through incarceration. Question 4 language directly addressed this issue, supporting those victims for careers in this industry We are not only a community of labels and stereotypes, we are a community that is going to change the world! Massachusetts leads the way in innovation and education which reflects in our cannabis industry and the standard we want to set.