Mar 022015
 March 2, 2015

oregon medical marijuana business conference ommbcIf 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 Medical Marijuana Business Conference is the first marijuana event that I will be attending since April 2013 (Cannabis Cup). This is a very exciting time for Oregon’s cannabis industry, both for medical and recreational. Recreational is obviously about to come online, but there is a lot going on in the medical industry in Oregon as well. Oregon’s medical marijuana dispensary numbers are growing rapidly. There were almost 70,000 patients in Oregon as of the beginning of this year, and that number continues to grow. Oregon has the second oldest medical marijuana program in America, only behind California.

Oregon has long been a leader in marijuana reform, and soon will be a leader in legal marijuana commerce as well. The rules that govern Oregon’s medical marijuana industry are under attack by politicians at the state capital. Legislators want to merge the recreational and medical programs in Oregon, which is not what voters wanted. That’s why the Oregon Measure 91 campaign specified in the initiative no less than three times that the OMMP shouldn’t be affected in anyway by recreational marijuana. That’s a point that the Measure 91 Campaign Director, Anthony Johnson, fought for during the campaign and still fights for to this day.

Anthony is also one of the organizers of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference, and a big reason why I’m so excited to attend the event. I’m curious to hear what he and other Oregon experts have to say about the evolving industry in my home state. I’m also excited to hear the other speakers that are coming from miles around. If you are trying to learn more about the industry in Oregon, and want to learn from the best, I strongly urge you to attend this event. The person that led the legalization campaign will be there, the former head of the medical marijuana dispensary program will be there, the top cannabis lawyers in Oregon will be there, and the list goes on and on. You should be there too. I don’t attend events that often anymore, but this is one that I just couldn’t miss, I think it’s going to be that good.

Below is a list of speakers for the event:

Governor Gary Johnson – Former Governor of New Mexico

Steve DeAngelo – Executive Director of Harborside Health Center

Doug McVay – Activist, writer, researcher and speaker for drug policy reform

Amy Poinsett – Co-founder and CEO of MJ Freeway Business Solutions

Cy Scott – Co-founder of Leafly

Dean Arbit – Publisher of Smell The Truth

Paul Loney – Leading Oregon cannabis attorney

Noelle Crombie – Staff writer at The Oregonian

Jeremy Sackett – Co-founder and Operations Director of Cascadia Labs

Ted Roe – President and CEO of Cascade Mountain High Inc.

Anthony Johnson – Director of New Approach Oregon (and personal hero to Johnny Green)

Floyd Prozanski – Oregon Senator (District 4)

Todd Dalotto – Cannabis industry consultant

Leland Berger – Leading Oregon cannabis attorney

Tom Burns – Oregon Liquor Control Commission’s Director of Marijuana Programs

You can get tickets to the Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference at this link here

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  2 Responses to “Thanks To Our Sponsor – Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference”

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    I’m still waiting on information for the Cannabis Cup that is supposed to be held in Portland Oregon in July.

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    Actually, you can thank the people who forked over the cash for their conference….It was nearly $1k for me and my partner to go. The ROI wasn’t very good.

    OMMP cannot be “left alone” and have the black market eliminated at the same time. One is a significant contribution to another…Why not just write subsidies to people who can’t afford the quantities they “need” which are prescribed and controlled by doctors instead of giving them a free ticket to produce excess without inspections? Answer: because you want to be able to cheat.

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