One of the things that makes me most proud to call myself an Oregonian is that my state has the greatest political champion of cannabis reform in Congress. I am of course referring to United States Representative Earl Blumenauer from Oregon. Way before cannabis reform went mainstream and politicians started jumping on the bandwagon (which is fine), Earl Blumenauer was talking about cannabis reform with anyone that would listen. The first event that The Weed Blog ever attended was the national NORML convention in Portland, Oregon in 2010.
We could only afford one ticket at the time, plus I had to work, so Jay Smoker attended. He had a lot of fun at the event and made a lot of friends, but the thing that he was most excited about was hearing Earl Blumenauer speak. Earl told the crowd that there is way more support for cannabis reform in Congress than people thought, and that activists just needed to keep up the hard work and it would pay off. Zoom forward to today and here I am blogging in my home where I have several ounces of legal marijuana stored, and just got done having a fantastic dab session in my garage, which was also perfectly legal.
Earl Blumenauer is a pioneer, and any chance you get to hear him speak you should absolutely take advantage of it. Earl will be speaking at the Oregon NCIA member reception on Wednesday in Portland, Oregon. I get off work at five and will have to fight traffic for two hours to get to the event, but I'm hopefully going to make it in time to hear what he has to say. The event is free to NCIA members, and only $40 for non-members. I hope to see many smiling faces there!
Below are details about the event. You can purchase tickets at this link here:
The National Cannabis Industry Association is hosting the next event in our "2015 Cannabis Industry Networking Reception Series" for our Oregon based members on Wednesday, October 14th in the Gymnasium at The Kennedy School in Portland.
Aaron Smith - Executive Director - National Cannabis Industry Association
U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR 3rd District)
This event is complimentary for NCIA members and open to other cannabusiness professionals for a nominal donation of $40.
Don't miss your opportunity to learn about recent policy developments on the federal front from those working directly on the issues everyday and what membership with our association can do for your cannabusiness while supporting these efforts.
On top of this invaluable access to information that impacts your business, these events allow the opportunity for our members to network in an intimate setting while sharing successes and hardships among a group of established peers. So what what are you waiting for? Come network with other established cannabis industry leaders all with the ultimate goal of furthering our collective interests through cooperation & collaboration.
As always, light hor d'oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided by NCIA. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at a cash bar throughout the event.
Special thanks to all our member businesses who are supporting our community building efforts in 2015 through sponsorship of this event!
2015 NCIA Community Builder Sponsors:
Make sure to follow the links above to learn more about each and stop by their setup during the event to learn more about how they can help your cannabusiness grow.
When: Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015 at 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Where: Gymnasium - Kennedy School 5736 NE 33rd Ave Portland, OR 97211
Cost: Free for members, $40 for non-members