The most important cannabis-related events of the year. The conference, which will take place in the Portland Ballroom of the Oregon Convention Center, will include dozens of expert speakers from across the world, including the likes of U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer, Oregon State Senator Floyd Prozanski and Oregon State Representative Peter Buckley.

Other speakers at this prestigious event include authors such as Andrew Sullivan, Ed Rosenthal and Doug Fine, lawyers such as Dave Kopilak (Crux Law Group), John Mansfield (Mansfield Law), Robert McVay (CannaLaw Group) and Brian Vicente (Vicente Sederberg, LLC, co-director of the Amendment 64 campaign), and activists such as Laura Blanco de León (President of the Association of Cannabis Studies of Uruguay) and Diance Fornbacher (co-founder of the NORML Women Alliance).

Other speakers include Troy Dayton, co-founder of the ArcView Group, Don Duncan, co-founder of Americans for Safe Access, and Anthony Johnson, the Director of New Approach Oregon who is also serving as the Executive Director of the International Cannabis Businesses Conference. A full list of speakers can be found by clicking here.

Here’s an example of some of the panels attendees will have the honor of taking part in during the first day of the conference:

– Federal Tax Reform with Congressman Earl Blumenauer

Cannabis and the Oregon Legislature with Senator Floyd Prozanski and Representative Peter Buckley

Current Opportunities in the Cannabis Industry with Troy Dayton

International Panel: Lessons and Tales from Around the Globe with Philippe Lucas and Laura Blanco

Sunday’s panels include Advanced Dispensary Operations, Advanced Cannabis Business and an Entrepreneur Panel, among others.

The conference doesn’t end with these programs, as there are party’s planned for both Saturday and Sunday night. On Saturday night there will be the International Cannabis Business Conference Mixer Event at Spirit of 77. With open dance floors, attendees will have the opportunity to dance the night away to the musical styling of Rocker-T. On Sunday night, the conference will hold a Cannabis Comedy Night, featuring renowned cannabis comedian Ngaio Bealum. This party will also be at Spirit of 77, which is conveniently located near the Oregon Convention Center.

Those interested in purchasing tickets for this event, or learning more about it, can do so by clicking here. Those interested will also be able to purchase tickets for a luncheon featuring either Andrew Sullivan (Saturday), or Ed Rosenthal (Sunday).

Whether you’re part of the cannabis reform movement, wanting to get involved in the cannabis industry or simply wanting to take part in the growing mainstream nature of cannabis, this conference is for you! We strongly encourage you consider attending.


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