Cannabis Collaborative Conference 5.0: Focused on the Future

In by Olivia Finley

The Cannabis Collaborative Conference (CCC) is the premiere business conference for the Oregon cannabis industry.

The Cannabis Collaborative Conference (CCC) , held each year at the end of January in Portland, Oregon, hosts 2500 attendees to discuss the most pressing issues facing the maturing market. Attendees learn from thought-leaders how to address high value issues, and connect with a carefully curated network of cannabis and ancillary businesses. Aside from the traditional exhibitor booths and conference presentations, the Cannabis Collaborative Conference offers the opportunity to interact with public officials, a job fair, and expungement booth, and an Investors Forum.

While Oregon hosts many cannabis industry events, conferences, and expos each year, this one is by far the best and one that draws cannabis professionals, activists, investors, and even politicians from all over the state. The CCC is in it’s 5th year and just gets better each time around!

This year the conference will focus on the specific challenges of a maturing in-state market and increasing competition for cross-border expansion. Canada’s federal legalization and the expansion of the hemp-derived CBD market are having out-sized effects bringing both challenges and opportunities throughout the supply chain. There will also be presentations from advocacy groups about legislative priorities, including interstate commerce (export), social consumption, and improving social equity in the market.

Those familiar with the conference can look forward to many of the features they have come to know and love. The day prior to the main event will see a parallel-track Investors Forum, providing educational content for those seeking investment, and those hoping to get into the industry. In the afternoon the two tracks come together for a pitch competition showcasing the best of the industry and helping investors decide where to put their pennies. For locals interested in understanding how quickly the market is evolving, or budding entrepreneurs looking to learn from the “Model State”, the Cannabis Collaborative Conference is a welcoming place to learn.

5 Reasons to Attend CCC 5.0:

  1. Attendees learn from thought-leaders how to address high value issues, and connect with a carefully curated network of cannabis and ancillary businesses
  2. Opportunity to interact with public officials, a job fair, and expungement services.
  3. Expansion of the hemp-derived CBD market are having out-sized effects bringing both challenges and opportunities throughout the supply chain.
  4. Presentations from advocacy groups about legislative priorities, including interstate commerce (export), social consumption, and improving social equity in the market.
  5. Investor Forum on January 22nd will see a parallel-track for those seeking investment, and those hoping to get into the industry. In the afternoon the two tracks come together for a Cannabis pitch competition showcasing the best of the industry and helping investors decide where to put their money.

The Weed Blog is excited to attend the conference again and to see what the CCC has in store for all of us! Join us!

Via Cannabis Maven