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Oregon Marijuana Business Conference Returns to Ashland in November

The after-party is headlined by hip-hop legend Del the Funky Homosapien and an appearance by icon Tommy Chong.

Tommy Chong
An exclusive interview with Salem-News.com's Bonnie King and Tommy Chong will follow the conference.
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(ASHLAND, Ore.) - Mark your calendars because the Oregon Marijuana Business Conference (OMBC) is bringing its trademark blend of business, activism and culture to beautiful Ashland for another information-filled conference on November 19th at the Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites.

In addition to the latest information on both medical and recreational laws and regulations, attendees will have great opportunities to network with others in the cannabis community.

The timing couldn’t be much better for the Oregon cannabis industry to gather in Ashland for the OMBC.

New statewide packaging, labeling and testing regulations began on October 1st. Many medical marijuana growers are now required to report monthly to the Oregon Health Authority. Also, the November 8th elections will determine whether various cities and counties across Oregon will enact bans on marijuana businesses.

Other cities and counties have imposed their own regulations and fees, adding to the state’s regulatory hurdles and the federal guidelines that impact the entire cannabis industry. Additionally, more big changes to the recreational and medical marijuana systems are to be expected after the next legislative session.

“It’s a very exciting and complicated time for the Oregon cannabis industry,” said Alex Rogers, executive producer of the Oregon Marijuana Business Conference.

“Nearly 1,500 people have applied for recreational business licenses with the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, hoping to flourish in a market that has already created thousands of jobs and generated millions of dollars for the state.

"At the same time, we still have many great growers, processors and dispensaries providing medicine to more than 60,000 sick and disabled patients. The OMBC, while recognizing that cannabis is a major business in Oregon, will always maintain a focus on small farmers and mom-and-pop businesses that have been the foundation of the Oregon cannabis community."

The OMBC will be bringing together industry lawyers and entrepreneurs that have navigated Oregon's bureaucratic hurdles to provide an update on the local, state and federal regulations affecting the cannabis community.

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask their burning questions, getting answers from attorneys and those that have first-hand experience in the industry.

OMBC attendees will be treated to keynote speaker Ed Rosenthal, known as the Guru of Ganja for his extensive knowledge of cultivating the cannabis plant. Rob Patridge, Chair of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, will also be at the OMBC, discussing OLCC regulations and will take hard-hitting questions from attendees.

If you are involved in the recreational or medical marijuana programs, or thinking of joining, then the OMBC is the conference that you must attend.

The networking opportunities include an exclusive after-party headlined by hip-hop legend Del the Funky Homosapien and an appearance by icon Tommy Chong.

Considering the many changes to our marijuana laws and the emerging opportunities in the Oregon cannabis industry, tickets are going fast. Get your tickets before early bird pricing ends on November 2nd.

Sign up for email updates about the conference by signing up on the contact form on the OMBC website.

Information about the conference, including speakers, topics and exhibitors are available at the OMBC website. For more information visit http://www.oregonmbc.com or call 541-864-0090. You can also follow the OMBC on Facebook and Twitter.

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