Get your International Cannabis Business Conference early bird tickets now before prices go up. I have covered many marijuana business conferences during my time at the Weed Blog and I can safely say that THIS conference is THE business conference to attend. The list of speakers will help any ganjapreneur succeed and give you the information you need if you are thinking of entering the cannabis industry. Even if you aren’t in the industry, this event will be entertaining and engaging.
While I am admittedly proud of my home state, I am not just praising this conference because it is held in beautiful Portland or that the Oregon Convention Center is a state-of-the-art venue sure to please all attendees. The lineup of speakers is stacked with knowledgeable guests and I am excited to cover it. This event is bringing in speakers from all over the map, but I’m understandably stoked to see so many speakers that will help the Oregon cannabis industry prosper. I am particularly excited about a panel that will explain how the Oregon cannabis industry is working today and how folks can help it improve, by ensuring that voters do the right thing by passing Measure 91 this year in Oregon.
The Oregon cannabis community certainly knows Leland Berger, a long-time criminal defense attorney and activist who is now transitioning his practice into, thankfully, cannabis compliance issues. It is a great sign for the Oregon cannabis industry that defense attorneys are getting to move out of criminal law into more administrative legal issues regarding rules and regulations.
Leland will be on a panel with Tom Burns, head of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Dispensary program and Anthony Johnson, chief petitioner of Measure 91, a measure that will regulate marijuana like beer and wine for all adults over 21. This panel will definitely provide great insight into current Oregon medical cannabis laws and how it is working on the ground. Additionally, you’ll get a campaign update and some great information on where the industry is headed. Amy Margols, one of Portland’s top criminal defense attorneys, will moderate this Oregon-centric panel.
The International Cannabis Business Conference is bringing in great speakers from California, Washington, Colorado, Canada and Uruguay. I’ve already covered some of the speakers and will continue to cover some more, as the wealth of information coming from this conference is immense, but it gives me great pride and hope to see Oregon take the spotlight this year in marijuana politics. This conference is so stacked, I’m writing about Oregonians and haven’t even mentioned Congressman Earl Blumenauer, one of the true champions of the cannabis community, who will be talking about recent developments at the federal level, including tax law and banking.
The Oregon Medical Marijuana Program, with nearly 65,000 patients, and over 180 licensed dispensaries, already provide many opportunities for the cannabis industry. However, Measure 91 will end thousands of marijuana arrests and allow for the cannabis industry to follow in the footsteps of the Oregon microbrewery and wine industries. Even more importantly, it will set the stage for even more states to follow suit in 2016 and beyond.
International Cannabis Business Conference tickets are currently $499 until August 29th. You can buy them online atwww.internationalcbc.com. They are also available in Portland at Rip City Remedies at 3325 SE Division St, at Ashland Alternative Health and Northwest Alternative Health locations in Eugene and Medford. You can also call at (888) 920-6076 to purchase with a credit or debit card. Hope to see you there!