Mar 052015
 March 5, 2015
Get Your OMMBC Tickets Before They Go Up on March 7th!

Born into a working class family and still in a working class family, I understand how tight money can be, especially during tough economic times. The cannabis industry isn’t a get rich quick scheme for most people, but it is a growing industry that will only get bigger, certainly in the near future. The Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference (OMMBC) is a great opportunity for anyone in the Oregon marijuana industry or even thinking of getting into the industry to learn about current laws, future regulations and network with some of the top cannabis entrepreneurs and experts in the state.

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Mar 032015
 March 3, 2015
OMMBC Marijuana Media Panel Adds Noelle Crombie Of The Oregonian

The Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference not only brings together cannabis law reform advocates and entrepreneurs, but also members of the media that cover all things marijuana day in and day out. The Marijuana Media Panel includes Doug McVay and Russ Belville, two of the most knowledgable marijuana law reform advocates working in “alternative” media as well as Noelle Crombie, staff writer covering the marijuana beat for The Oregonian. From my blog at Marijuana Politics: Likely due to the demographics of their readers, The San Francisco Chronicle and The Denver Post have blogs devoted to marijuana news and culture, Smell the

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Mar 022015
 March 2, 2015
Thanks To Our Sponsor - Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference

If you visit this blog regularly, than you may have noticed quite a few banner ads for the upcoming Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference. I have been urging people to go to the conference for awhile now because I think it’s going to be an awesome event. I’d like to highlight and thank the people behind the Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference for sponsoring The Weed Blog leading up to the event. Every dollar in sponsorship money that TWB gets is a dollar that goes towards keeping us in business and helping us spread the word of activism. The Oregon

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Mar 012015
 March 1, 2015
What Are The Best Marijuana Events In 2015

Top Cannabis Events In 2015 Marijuana events are very popular these days. Whether it be a marijuana industry event, a marijuana entertainment event, a marijuana competition event, marijuana trade show, or some other type of marijuana event, they seem to be popping up more and more all over the country. There has already been one High Times Medical Cannabis Cup this year, but there are many more to come in 2015. I am particularly excited to go to the first ever High Times Cannabis Cup in my home state, Oregon, this summer. I haven’t heard of what venue High Times is going to

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Feb 262015
 February 26, 2015
See Steve DeAngelo At The OMMBC

Steve DeAngelo has been one of the most prominent cannabis industry activists for a few decades now. He helped launch the ArvView Group, the nation’s top cannabis investment groups; Steep Hill Labs, one of the preeminent testing labs; and Harborside Health Center, the most profitable medical cannabis dispensary on the planet. DeAngelo, fresh off his appearance at the International Cannabis Business Conference in San Francisco, will be in my (relative) neck of the woods of Eugene, Oregon, at the next Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference (OMMBC) on March 15-16. The cannabis industry has to have those up front pushing the envelope, and DeAngelo has

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Feb 252015
 February 25, 2015
Join The CO2 Company At The OMMBC

The Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference (OMMBC) will bring together the top cannabis law reform advocates and industry professionals March 15th-16th in Eugene, Oregon. The OMMBC combines both activism and business to provide a holistic approach to anyone in the cannabis industry or thinking of joining. The conference provides the latest information about the current Oregon medical marijuana industry and insight into the cannabis industry once legalization goes into effect for all adults. In addition to the great information, networking opportunities also abound at the OMMBC. Growers, processors, dispensaries and advocates will all benefit from mingling with other industry participants.

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Feb 232015
 February 23, 2015
Colorado Marijuana Educational Series - Recruit, Retain And Develop Your Talent

I have long been an advocate for REAL talent in the marijuana industry. The lack of ability for high ranking members of the marijuana industry to recognize true talent hurts my head. All to often these same people try to brag to me about just how great their ‘new employee’ is, just for me to point out that the employee is unproven and doesn’t know what they are talking about, and over time, I’m proven right. I always try to offer up someone who I think would be far better for the task/job, but my advice is almost always ignored.

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Feb 222015
 February 22, 2015
Attend The 'Grow Better Cannabis Seminar' In Seattle

Do you grow cannabis, or do you plan on eventually growing cannabis? Growing cannabis is not easy, and requires a lifelong pursuit of learning. There is a cultivation seminar coming to Seattle next month that I urge people to attend if they are able (you can register for the event at this link here). Below are details about the seminar, along with a video that provides more details about the event: Topics of discussion include: Experienced Grow Facility Design and Operating Procedures By Chris Macaluso; First Place at Secret Cup Veteran Use of Equipment, Mediums, Nutrients and Aquaponics By: Michael

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Feb 192015
 February 19, 2015
Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference Features Gary Johnson, Former New Mexico Governor

Fresh off the heels of the International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) in San Francisco that featured long-time California Congressman Dana Rohrabacher calling for an end to cannabis prohibition and declaring federal medical marijuana prosecutions illegal, the Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference (OMMBC) on March 15-16 will feature a keynote address by Gary Johnson, a former 2-term governor of New Mexico. While cannabis legalization is often seen as a liberal policy most often associated with Democrats, it’s very notable that both Rohrabacher and Johnson were elected Republicans. Johnson, a self-made millionaire business man rose up the political ranks in New Mexico

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Feb 192015
 February 19, 2015
Portland NORML Announces Town Hall Meeting Discussing Marijuana Legalization

Portland NORML is proud to welcome Anthony Johnson, the chief petitioner of Measure 91, Oregon’s initiative to legalize marijuana, as the keynote speaker at the chapter’s inaugural membership meeting.  The meeting is open to the press and the public and will feature a town-hall-style question-and-answer session with Mr. Johnson. “The ballots for Measure 91 weren’t even cast before cities and counties began subverting the will of the people,” said Portland NORML Executive Director Russ Belville, “by passing local marijuana taxes clearly forbidden by Measure 91.  Portland NORML intends to fight for the implementation of Measure 91 as written and voted

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