Oregon is poised to become the next great cannabis marketplace in the United States.
Oregon’s Measure 91 is the most business-friendly piece of marijuana legislation with which we have worked. It appropriately takes into account both business interests and the reality of the marketplace. Unlike most other states, Oregon will treat out of state residents and businesses no differently than it treats in-staters. This alone creates amazing Oregon opportunities.
With the Oregon Liquor Control Commission slated to create the rules for cannabis businesses by early next year, now is the time for you to be figuring out how to get into the Oregon market. To assist in that, our Canna Law Group will be putting on a seminar in Portland (and via the web).
On February 4, 2015, in downtown Portland at the World Trade Center, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., the lawyers of Canna Law Group will be hosting a legal/business education seminar about the future of marijuana in Oregon and what prospective licensees can do now to prepare for it (a webinar option is also available). The event will cover corporate formation, make or break tax ramifications, banking, insurance, investment, regulatory outlooks, lobbying the OLCC, the important differences between Washington and Oregon regarding adult use marijuana, and municipal authority and implementation of measure 91. From 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., Canna Law Group will also host a cocktail hour for attendees to get to know each other and to talk business–or not. Registration for the event can be found here.
Our team of attorneys has worked on cannabis licensing matters in seven states and we will be bringing those experiences to bear in talking about what we see for Oregon. Oregon’s law borrows something from all of these states and we have no doubt that the LCB regulations will to do the same. We will impart our knowledge and experience gained from those states in discussing what you can (and cannot) expect from Oregon’s laws and regulations. Most importantly, we will provide you with concrete, real-world tested success stories that will help you determine what you should be doing to prepare for success in Oregon.
Measure 91 lays the framework for a robust and legal cannabis economy for Oregon and if you are going to be a part of that, you should begin your education in how the laws and regulations will work and you should start familiarizing yourself on collateral legal and business issues that will or are likely to arise.
So, please join us to learn more about Measure 91 and the future of regulated marijuana in Oregon.