Conservative blogger and frequent television pundit Andrew Sullivan will be joining liberal congressman and frequent bike rider Rep. Earl Blumenauer as speakers at the first annual International Cannabis Business Conference at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon.
The two-day event takes place September 13 & 14 and also features bestselling author of "Too High to Fail", Doug Fine; pioneering California dispensary owner of Harborside Health Center, Steve DeAngelo; and marijuanacultivation expert and author, Ed Rosenthal.
With an initiative likely to be on the ballot this November, Oregon's foray into marijuana legalization is also highlighted at the conference by two members of the Oregon Legislature, Rep. Peter Buckley and Sen. Floyd Prozanski. Legalization's current path in Colorado will be featured by Brian Vicente, one of the co-directors of Amendment 64. International issues in legalization will be explored by Uruguay's Laura Blanco de León and Canada's Philippe Lucas. For a complete list of speakers (including yours truly), visit the ICBC Speakers page.
Tickets for the two-day event are $499. Attendees may also choose to purchase tickets for Day One's exclusive luncheon with Andrew Sullivan. Day Two features a choice of VIP luncheons with either Doug Fine or Ed Rosenthal. Evening socials include a Saturday night dance party with reggae fave Rocker T and Sunday night comedy with Ngaio Bealum.