Oregon Marijuana Business Conference a Great Day of Cannabis Activism and Entrepreneurism

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The OMBC in Ashland, 2015

From Marijuanapolitics.com

Marijuana Politics is proud to help organize the Oregon Marijuana Business Conference (OMBC) and the turnout and feedback only encourage us to help educate the Oregon cannabis industry and community and provide a networking opportunity to help any marijuana business entrepreneur. More than 700 people packed into the Ashland Hills Hotel and Suites to hear from policy experts, established entrepreneurs, activists, legislators and attorneys who covered a variety of topics regarding marijuana business and licensing. We are energized by the conference to not only continue future work in Oregon, but also for the upcoming International Cannabis Business Conference in San Francisco on February 13th and 14th.

Both local ABC and NBC affiliates were there to cover the conference. From KDRV.com (ABC):

“Organizers say this event is much more than learning the guide lines in potentially murky waters, it’s also a chance to group together as a political force. 

Conference rooms were filled with guest speakers, answering question form eager listeners, hoping to better understand the businesses. This is the second year for the conference, which hopes they will be able to ease the state of Oregon into the limelight for pot grows around the nation.”

Oregon Representatives Ann Lininger and Peter Buckley. Image: Sara Duff

The OMBC program covered licensing regulations for marijuana businesses such as growers, processors and retailers, as well as keeping a focus on activism. Protecting the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP), particularly patients’ safe access to medicine and keeping people out of prison for marijuana are always the foundation of the OMBC. Conference organizers led the effort to successfully convince the Medford City Council to vote against a ban on all personal cannabis gardens, including medical. Passionate speakers and an enthusiastic crowd voiced much support for continuing to organize to ensure that both the OLCC and OMMP laws and regulations work for all Oregonians.

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