Thursday - October 24, 2019
9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The MMA Human Services Council is hosting their October Program Meeting on Thursday, October 24 at the Acton Town Hall. The meeting will cover a general marijuana update and include hot topics such as vaping and hemp. The panel presentation will include speakers from DPH, MMA, and the Cannabis Control Commission. Human Service professionals can expect to get hands on training and information to bring back to their communities on how to help residents as these areas continue to evolve.

The meeting will include a light breakfast and lunch. Registration is $25 for HSC members and $35 for nonmembers, and is due Thursday, October 24.

When you register online you will receive a confirmation email that says a zero balance is due. Please ignore this automated response – it is incorrect and cannot be changed. You will need to make out a check for $25 or $35, depending on your membership status, to MMA HSC and bring it in person to the October meeting or mail it to Acton Town Hall (472 Main St., Acton, MA 01720). You will get an additional confirmation a few days prior to the meeting confirming that you must submit payment.

The cancellation deadline is Friday, October 18. Cancellations can be emailed to

If you have any questions, please contact MMA HSC President, Laura Ducharme at


9 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast

9:45 a.m.
Opening Remarks

10 a.m.
Panel Presentation: Marijuana, Vaping and Tobacco Update
Mary Cole, Program Coordinator, Greater Boston Tobacco Free Community Partnership
DJ Wilson, Director of Tobacco Control, MMA
Jennifer Flanagan, Commissioner, Cannabis Control Commission
Taryn LaScola, Director of Crop & Pest Services, MA Department of Agricultural Resources

11:45 a.m.
Legislative Update
Brittney Franklin, Senior Legislative Analyst, MMA

12:15 p.m.
Lunch & Networking

1 p.m.

Acton Town Hall, Faulkner Meeting Room 204

HSC President Laura Ducharme at