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New England Cannabis Research and Education Conference

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The first New England Cannabis Research and Education Conference will take place at Eastern Connecticut State University on Oct. 21-22, 2022.

The first NECREC conference at Eastern Connecticut State University aims to create a learning space where students, educators and members of the cannabis industry in New England can gather to share information in the emerging field of Cannabis Studies.

Registration for Academics, businesses and general public



University students -- FREE registration for the  conference here


See the program outline for the 2022 conference here.



We are now accepting abstracts for research papers to be presented at the conference.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

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ACADEMICS -- Please fill out this survey and submit your abstract here.

Submit questions about your abstracts to

We welcome students, researchers and members of the cannabis industry across New England to attend, share knowledge and host discussion sessions.  

Details: 860-465-5245 or

Eastern offers its students one of the first Cannabis Cultivation and Chemistry minors in Connecticut.

The widespread acceptance of non-intoxicating Cannabis (CBD) and the legalization of recreation THC within Connecticut and large portions of the United States has created new employment and academic opportunities. This program uses hands-on and theoretical approaches to train students to cultivate and chemically analyze cannabis or hemp. In addition to instruction in cannabis cultivation and chemical analysis, students can also learn about the related fields of sustainability, public health and policy, plant taxonomy, mycology, genetics, integrated pest management, biotechnology, and data analysis. In addition to employment opportunities, students will be prepared for cannabis-related graduate school opportunities.

Read more about Eastern's Cannabis Cultivation and Chemistry minor

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