On Thursday, November 5th New Economy Consulting (NEC) and cannabis industry leaders will hold a fundraiser for State Treasurer and Portland Mayoral Candidate Ted Wheeler. The intimate gathering will be held downtown at 7pm in the EcoTrust building and will focus on issues that directly relate to the Cannabis industry in Portland and across the state - such as regulations, growth, and the industry's immediate need for banking reform.
Sam Chapman, Founding Partner at NEC, feels that "It is absolutely vital that candidates running for political office in Oregon understand the importance of creating pragmatic regulations that keep public safety at the forefront of the conversation. Treasurer Wheeler is hands down one of the most proactive candidates speaking on the need for banking reforms within the cannabis industry and we are excited to throw our support behind him as the next Mayor of Portland."
At a recent cannabis round table event, Wheeler said: "It's obviously time to start paying the industry the respect it deserves - just as we should any regulated industry out there - especially one that makes such a huge impact on our economy. Requiring this industry to deal in high volume cash is not upholding the promise we made to Oregon's citizens when they voted to legalize this industry."
Friends of Ted - Ted Wheeler for Portland Mayor 2016
Featuring Candidate Ted Wheeler on banking and the future of the Cannabis Industry in Oregon
Thursday, November 5th from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
@ EcoTrust - 721 NW 9th Ave #200 - Portland OR 97209
Minimum Donation: $25 for Single Admission, $40 for Couples Admission
Participants of the event will have the opportunity to speak with both the candidate and members of his staff about Wheeler's stance on existing and future regulations facing the Cannabis industry in Portland.
For more information to RSVP, please visit the Facebook event page.
Treasurer Wheeler speaking on cannabis banking reform at a recent industry roundtable discussion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4rcPvj0IsY