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Weedmaps, the leading cloud technology company serving the cannabis industry, is now the newest member of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. It is the first cannabis-related company to join the more than 1,300 businesses and organizations that make up the Greater Boston Chamber’s influential membership.
To kick off its active participation in the Greater Boston Chamber, Weedmaps’ President and General Counsel, Chris Beals, will be a featured panelist at a September 22 Chamber Forum titled “Legalized Cannabis: Building a Successful New Industry.” The event will highlight how the emerging cannabis industry in Massachusetts will contribute to the local and state economy, benefit the broader business community, and provide opportunity for small business owners including entrepreneurs of color. Other participants include Dot Joyce of Dot Joyce Consulting, Shaleen Title, co-founder of THC Staffing Group, and Todd Finard, CEO of Finard Properties.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Weedmaps to our membership, and have already enjoyed working with them to better understand and support the new cannabis industry in Massachusetts,” said James E. Rooney, president & CEO of the Greater Boston Chamber. “I look forward to more collaboration and hearing their input on important issues impacting our region and the economy. Their voice is a welcome and important addition to our diverse and collaborative membership that works together to make Greater Boston a more competitive region.”
“Thanks to forward thinking state laws, Massachusetts is primed to be an innovation leader in the medical and adult use cannabis space.” Beals stated. “Through the implementation of smart state and local policies and ordinances, cannabis can be a catalyst for job growth, crime reduction, tax revenue and even improved health outcomes. Partnerships like the one between the Greater Boston Chamber and Weedmaps are critical to navigating some of the complexities of creating a safe and trusted cannabis industry.”
Founded in 2008, Weedmaps is the oldest and largest cannabis technology company in the world and has been the leading innovator in developing software and platforms that drive the cannabis industry. Our core platform connects people with local dispensaries, delivery services, doctors, deals, brands, lab data and real-time menus. Weedmaps’ full suite of business-to-business and business-to-consumer software includes lab data integration, point-of-sale and medical practice management. In addition, Weedmaps’ policy team leverages its data and experience working with governments across the United States, Canada and Europe to advise legislators and regulators seeking to enact cannabis legislative reform.
About the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce is the convener, voice and advocate of our region’s business community, committed to making Greater Boston the best place for businesses and people to thrive. It helps its members and Greater Boston succeed by convening and connecting the business community; researching, developing and advocating for public policies that contribute to our region’s economic success; and providing comprehensive leadership development programs designed to grow strong business and civic leaders. Learn more at BostonChamber.com.
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