I have heard from several people that attended the Cannabis Creative Conference that it was one of the best organized and well run cannabis industry events of all time. The amazing people behind that event are back with a second installment, the Cannabis Collaborate Conference, which starts tomorrow in Portland, Oregon and goes from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The event is very timely, as Oregon begins to fully implement Oregon Measure 91. With recreational marijuana business licenses being issued this year, it's truly an exciting time for Oregon's rapidly growing cannabis industry.
The Cannabis Collaborative Conference has an amazing collection of speakers, including someone I'm particularly excited to see speaking at the event, Portland Trailblazer legend Cliff Robinson. Cliff Robinson has big plans, which include not only rolling out his own brand called 'Uncle Spliffy,' but he also has been plans on the advocacy side. Cliff is a big supporter of medical cannabis, and from what I understand plans on pushing for cannabis reform in sports, which is awesome.
The event also features Steve Marks as a keynote speaker. Mr. Marks is the Executive Director of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC), which will oversee Oregon's recreational marijuana program. For obvious reasons, it will be important to hear what he has to say about future plans for Oregon's marijuana industry from a regulatory standpoint. There's a laundry list of other speakers, including a lot of people that I have admired for a long time.
There will be more than 50+ exhibitors at the event, which is being held at the Portland Expo Center. There are still tickets available, but the event is expected to sell out (3,500+ attendees expected), so if you are planning on attending you should get your tickets sooner than later. There are various options including one day passes. I have seen people talking about it all day on social media, and it's definitely going to be the place to be.
There are going to be sessions covering all types of topics, including technology, marketing, associations, compliance and all types of other things. If you want to learn more about the cannabis industry, and want to network with others that are pursuing the same passions, register for the Cannabis Collaborative Conference. You can find out more about it at the event's website, on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.