Tommy Chong to Discuss His Life and Future TODAY at the Oregon Marijuana Business Conference


Cannabis icon Tommy Chong will be capping off the Oregon Marijuana Business Conference (OMBC) in Eugene on April 24th with a celebrity interview by Steve Bloom, Editor-in-Chief of Freedom Leaf Magazine and publisher of Celeb Stoner. Chong and Bloom brought the house down at the International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) in San Francisco, leaving attendees entertained, engaged and learning tidbits that have mostly remained out of the public sphere. Tommy shared his thoughts on a range of folks from Cheech Marin (of course) to Bernie Sanders to the Jackson 5 to Donald Trump. Attendees at the OMBC can count on an amazing interview as Bloom and Chong will be looking to outdo themselves with new information and hilarious stories.

Tommy discussed his support of Bernie Sanders with Steve Bloom at the ICBC. (Photo: Sunnie Day Sanchez)

I have a ton of respect for the career and activism of Chong and the way he has persevered and thrived over the years. If you are a fan of Cheech and Chong’s work, you will LOVE, the celebrity interview. If you have been living under a rock and have never heard of Tommy Chong, you will still LOVE the interview, because the man has amazing stories to tell about show business, cannabis business, prison, activism and politics.

Tommy takes time to meet fans, including Oregon advocates Sunnie Sanchez and Sarah Duff.

The OMBC will provide attendees the latest information on Oregon’s marijuana law, both medical and recreational systems, with experts from all areas of the industry and lawyers on hand to answer those pesky questions that need answered. The Oregon Legislature just made changes to the state’s marijuana laws, new rulemaking procedures will start soon that will further change the laws, there will be more changes in the 2017 legislative session and cities and counties are enacting a variety of regulations. You will leave the OMBC with the knowledge that you need, unique networking opportunities and with a one-of-a-kind event experience that includes the stoner legend Tommy Chong.

The OMBC will be held at the downtown Eugene Hilton. Tickets are currently just $149, although you can tag on a VIP event on Saturday night for another $100. These ticket prices end on April 9th, so get your tickets before prices go up or the event sells out! Mixing cannabis business, politics, culture and activism, the OMBC is an Oregon marijuana conference like no other and we here at Marijuana Politics are proud to help the event.

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.