OMMBC Tickets Go Up At Midnight on March 7th!


Born into a working class family and still in a working class family, I understand how tight money can be, especially during tough economic times. The cannabis industry isn’t a get rich quick scheme for most people, but it is a growing industry that will only get bigger, certainly in the near future. The Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference (OMMBC) is a great opportunity for anyone in the Oregon marijuana industry or even thinking of getting into the industry to learn about current laws, future regulations and network with some of the top cannabis entrepreneurs and experts in the state. Unlike other business conferences, the OMMBC combines a heavy dose of activism as we all understand that taking care of patients and ending unnecessary arrests and prosecutions are at the heart of cannabis law reform. Get your tickets now as as prices go up at midnight on March 7th.

I am certainly looking forward to many OMMBC speakers, but especially former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, a two-term Republican that won elected office after building a successful construction business. The libertarian-minded Johnson should have been a frontrunner for the GOP when he ran for the party’s 2012 presidential nomination, but the Republican Party wasn’t quite ready for a nominee calling for an end to the failed and harmful policy of marijuana prohibition. Johnson went on to win the Libertarian Party’s nomination earning more than 1.2 million votes, the most votes ever for the third-party. He has since joined the cannabis industry, as he was just named CEO of Cannabis Sativa. As polls have shown that Republican millennials overwhelmingly support marijuana legalization, Johnson was simply ahead of his time.

In addition to great information, the opportunity to network with successful entrepreneurs, the OMMBC also offers tremendous entertainment on both nights. Ask anyone that attended Del the Funky Homosapien’s performance at Pier 23 at the International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) can attest that OMMBC attendees are in for a treat as the rap legend will certainly put on an amazing hip hop performance at Cosmic Pizza. Also, Monday night’s Cannabis Comedy show featuring renowned cannabis comic Ngaio Bealum will close out the OMMBC right. Marijuana becomes legal throughout Oregon on July 1st and the state will start accepting commercial business license applications at the start of 2016. Jump start your marijuana business and learn how to protect and improve Oregon’s marijuana laws by joining us at the OMMBC.

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.