The Oregon Marijuana Business Conference (formerly the Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference) is coming back to Eugene, Oregon next month. I attended last year's event in Eugene, and it was absolutely outstanding. The speakers were amazing, the vendors were great, and I made a lot of new friends. This upcoming Oregon Marijuana Business Conference (OMBC) is shaping up to be even more fantastic. I will be there, and I hope that you will be too. The OMBC takes place April 24th. It's going to be a one day cannabis crash course that can't be missed.
Yesterday the OMBC announced that Tommy Chong will be attending the conference and talking about his life and the future. I have stated many, many times on this blog that I'm an enormous Tommy Chong fan, and have been since I was a kid. I was a Chong fan well before I started consuming cannabis, which is something that I think a lot of people can't say. I grew up watching Cheech and Chong movies and listening to their Wedding Album on vinyl. My uncle still rocks that record to this day!
Tommy Chong has seen a lot and done a lot in regards to cannabis, a lot of it occurring well before cannabis was fashionable. There is a lot that people can learn from him, from his days as one of the famed Cheech and Chong duo, to his arrest and incarceration as part of Operation Pipe Dreams, and into today with all of the activism and cannabis industry stuff that he has going on. I know that I personally can't wait to hear what he has to say.
Right now the tickets to the OMBC are just $149, which is very affordable if you are serious about taking your game to the next level in the industry. Or if you just want to learn and meet some amazing people, the OMBC is a great place to do that. The event is taking place at the Eugene Hilton, and tickets can be purchased at this link here. You can add on a VIP pass to the Saturday night event as well for an additional fee. I plan on attending both the Saturday night event and the Sunday event. I absolutely LOVE that this event is taking place on the weekend. Something that a lot of events don't do, which makes it hard for people that have day jobs like myself!
Go get your tickets to the OMBC, and make sure to say hello if you see me there! If you see me in the corner crying tears of joy, it's likely because I got to shake Tommy Chong's hand, and was able to get my Chong Bong autographed, which is something that I have been trying to do for no less than 15 years now: