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Wellness | Medical Cannabis & Healthcare

Want to know what it will take to get medical cannabis into traditional healthcare settings? Join the Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance as we host an event on medical cannabis and healthcare including what we need to do in order to advocate for cannabis as medicine to be covered by insurance.

Tentative Agenda

Location: Bull Mansion in Worcester

6:00pm - 6:30pm - Networking and Refreshments

6:30pm - 7:00pm - Speaker Panel 

7:00pm - 7:45pm - Q&A Panel with moderator Nichole Snow

7:45pm - 8:30pm - More Networking & Refreshments (wrap-up)

Event Sponsors & Speakers Coming Soon!

RSVP on Eventbrite:  https://mmjwellness.eventbrite.com

Event FAQ

What is the Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance?
Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance represents the coalition of patients, providers and organizations that worked together to pass the ballot measure Question 3 in 2012 to legalize medical marijuana and establish a safely regulated medical marijuana program throughout the Commonwealth. MPAA is the primary stakeholder regarding the implementation of the Massachusetts medical marijuana program and we work with our base of over 15,000 supporters to impact safe access through educational endeavors and direct advocacy in cities and towns across MA. http://www.compassionforpatients.com/ 

Will there be medical marijuana at this event? 
No. This is a non-consumption event. No medical marijuana is allowed to be consumed, exchanged, procured, or viewable by attendees of the event. Please focus on networking and making lasting relationships with other attendees. 

Is this event open to the public? 
Yes this event is free to attend for anyone interested in learning about the medical marijuana program in Massachusetts and enjoy some networking.

Who Attends? 
We welcome everyone to attend interested in learning about cannabis as medicine, where to access medical marijuana, and how individuals and family members can help their loved ones access medical cannabis. 

What are my transportation/parking options? 
There is plenty of parking around Bull Mansion including street parking as well as parking garages nearby. If you need to carpool let us know by contacting director@compassionforpatients.com. 

Why should I attend? 
We encourage everyone to attend who thinks they might be a candidate for medical marijuana or their loved one might benefit from cannabis. Information is power and learning about medical cannabis and its benefits can lead to positive outcomes in many instances for patients suffering from a wide range of debilitating conditions. 

How can I get the most from this event? 
This is a combined educational and networking event so bring your business card or some other means to stay in contact with the people you meet. 

Instagram / Twitter / Facebook Tips

One of the best ways to connect with fellow participants at our events is to use common hashtags when tweeting, facebooking, or instagramming about the event. Don't forget to take photos and share them with everyone using the hastags below. #MassPatients#RememberSafeAccess #SafeAccessNow #MMJFirst #MAPatients 


About the Venue Bull Mansion

Bull Mansion is Worcester's newest restaurant and event space, touting a new american bistro, a full bar, and several event spaces upstairs including a ball room and several private dining and meeting rooms. Bull Mansion was built in 1876, it was designed by Calvert Vaux who was contracted by Daniel Wesson (of Smith and Wesson) for his daughter Sarah’s wedding present. Bull Mansion is also known as G.A.R Hall (Grand Army of Republic Hall). It is an ornate Victorian Gothic/Stick style granite mansion, which is on US National Register of Historic Places.http://bullmansion.com/ 


Legal Disclaimer

Views or opinions expressed by speakers or sponsors at our local Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance (MPAA) educational events do not necessarily express the opinion or views of the MPAA organization or MPAA Foundation and we do not take responsibility for the views expressed or the actions of speakers or sponsors at our local events. The MPAA does not distribute or consume cannabis in any form at our events.

RSVP on Eventbrite:  https://mmjwellness.eventbrite.com

Where: Bull Mansion in Worcester, MA
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Medical Marijuana First

Medical Marijuana First is a statewide campaign created by the Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance to educate towns and cities on the needs of medical cannabis patients throughout the Commonwealth and in their localities.  Our primary goal is to have cities and towns sign our resolution to put medical marijuana first.  We believe by protecting the needs of patients and educating the public we can help preserve our state's medical marijuana law.  Here are some highlights of the resolution we are proposing to protect patients in cities and towns across the Commonwealth.  

  • Place the Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance on the City Council/Alderman and Zoning Commission’s list of contacts to receive notification of any City Council/Alderman or Zoning Commission hearings relating to cannabis including dispensaries, cultivation centers, and cafe's whether medical or recreational.  
  • Require that the Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance be brought forward to present at a meeting on the needs of medical marijuana patients before any medical cannabis dispensary or adult use dispensary can proceed forward.

For more information on the resolution drafted by the MPAA for municipalities to protect safe access please email director@compassionforpatients.com.

Report a Law Enforcement Encounter

Have you had a law enforcement encounter and want to report it?  Did law enforcement take your medicine and treat you like an adult consumer?  We want to hear about it.  Please fill out the form below and let us know what happened and how we can get in contact with you.  

Regulatory or Legislative Suggestions

Do you have regulatory suggestions or have some feedback on how a particular regulation is effecting you?  Please fill out the form below and let us know your suggestions and how we can get in touch with you to discuss them.