The Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo took place in Boston, MA this past weekend.
It was a modest show, with many attendees interested in rosin presses, rotary evaporators, and short path distillation systems. Most people were interested in scaling up their production, but not until the extraction laws in Massachusetts are finalized and fully placed into effect. This is expected to happen in July, 2018.
Depending on the municipality, there are still bans, moratoriums, and political debates about what will be permitted within the various city limits. Despite the uncertainty of the state’s current laws, many attendees were eager to discuss their plans for the coming months and to learn about how our equipment can help them reach their goals quicker.
Perhaps the biggest uproar in controversy stemmed from the announcement of keynote speaker Roger Stone, a politician with a history of remarks that have landed him in hot water within the cannabis community. The CWCBExpo’s decision to remove Stone from their conference came after many groups began to boycott the event and created a #DisownStone campaign. This placed pressure on the CWCBExpo to react.
After a few weeks of deliberation, the CWCBExpo stated, “The forums created by CWCBExpo are crucial to the growth and legalization of the cannabis industry and they supersede the distractions that have surrounded the events.”