Born & raised in Southern Mass, and back in my home state after a 13 year stint in Portland Maine. I’m a registered Mass. MMJ patient, member of both Masscan/NORML and the Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance. I spent 20 years as a Publisher in the Alt-Weekly media world, managing the Boston, Portland, and Providence Phoenixs’, El Planeta (Boston-based Spanish Alt-Weekly), and Dig Boston. I helped create and execute many events over that time, and as Medical Marijuana & Cannabis became part of the Alt-Weekly edit coverage, the Cannabis Conventions were a natural next step. I’ve spoken for MMJ and Cannabis Legalization on many regional outlets including NECN’s Broadside, WAAF, WEEI, the Worcester Business Journal, and Ganjapreneur.com.