International Cannabis Business Conference, Portland Oregon, September 13 and 14

We are expecting a large turn-out for the International Cannabis Business Conference in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday, September 13 and Sunday, September 14. More importantly, we expect a truly great event. The conference will be taking place at the Oregon Convention Center. The conference is self-described as follows:

The International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) is bringing in cannabis experts from around the globe to create an educational and networking opportunity unlike any other conference of its kind. The two day ICBC experience includes cutting edge business, legal and political information while also providing an array of networking social events. Whether you are a grower, processor, dispensary owner, involved in a cannabis-related endeavor or just curious about entering the cannabis industry, you will find the ICBC engaging and entertaining and leave with valuable knowledge to take your respective business to the next level. You do not want to miss this world class cannabis business conference!

Robert McVay, one of our lead cannabis attorneys will be speaking as part of an “Advanced Cannabis Business Panel” on the topic of “Licenses and Permitting.” Robert has licensing experience in multiple states and he gets the following conference plug:

Robert McVay is an attorney with the Canna Law Group, a practice group of Harris Bricken, PLLC. Robert focuses his practice on corporate, transactional, and licensing matters for clients in regulated industries, including the recreational marijuana industry. Before working with Harris Bricken, Robert graduated with honors from Georgetown University School of Law and received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington.

There will be a number of other terrific speakers at this event, including such national stage luminaries as Andrew Sullivan, and U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer. Oregon is on the threshold of legalizing recreational marijuana and it is expected to be very open to out-of-state cannabis businesses; it would hardly be an exaggeration to say that virtually all of our clients from outside Oregon are either watching to see what happens in Oregon or already taking steps to go in once legalization occurs. If you too are thinking about starting an Oregon cannabis business, attending this conference would be a good first step.

We hope to see you there.