#OMMBC Kicks Off Today in Eugene!


The Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference (OMMBC) kicks off today at the Hilton in Eugene Oregon. The entire lineup is great, but I’m really looking forward to former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, Oregon State Senator Floyd Prozanski and the media panel with The Oregonian’s Noelle Crombie, Russ Belville of 420Radio.org (and Marijuana Politics contributor) and long-time activist Doug McVay. Marijuana Politics contributors Ngaio Bealum, Allison Dumas and myself will be on the scene.

KEZI previews the conference:

Last year the Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference drew around 400 attendees. This year, they’re doubling the size of the convention and expect around 750 people to attend.


With the passage of Measure 91 organizers say there are going to be big changes in the ways these businesses run, which is why they expect such a large crowd.

“Tell people what they can expect. Now, we don’t know yet exactly because the rules won’t be codified until the end of June. We’re giving people as much information as they can regardling the situation so they can make an educated decision,” said Alex Rogers, Executive Producer Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference.

We’ll be posting updates today and exclusive news, notes, interviews and pictures here on Marijuana Politics as well as various social media outlets with the hashtag keyword #OMMBC, so please check back early and often.


Anthony Johnson

Anthony, a longtime cannabis law reform advocate, was Chief Petitioner and co-author of Measure 91, Oregon's cannabis legalization effort. He served as director of both the New Approach Oregon and Vote Yes on 91 PACs, the political action committees responsible for the state's legalization campaign. As director of New Approach Oregon, Anthony continues to work towards effectively implementing the cannabis legalization system while protecting small business owners and the rights of patients. He sits on the Oregon Marijuana Rules Advisory Committee and fights for sensible rules at the legislature as well as city councils and county commissions across the state. Anthony helps cannabis business comply with Oregon's laws and advises advocates across the country. He also serves as content director of both the International Cannabis Business Conference and the Oregon Marijuana Business Conference, helping share the vision of moving the cannabis industry forward in a way that maintains the focus on keeping people out of prison and protecting patients. He was a member of the Oregon Health Authority Rules Advisory Committee, assisting the drafting of the administrative rules governing Oregon’s state-licensed medical marijuana facilities. He first co-authored and helped pass successful marijuana law reform measures while a law student at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. He passed the Oregon Bar in 2005 and practiced criminal defense for two years before transitioning to working full-time in the political advocacy realm. His blogs on Marijuana Politics are personal in nature and don't speak for or reflect the opinions of any group or organization.