Contact: John McIsaac
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EARL BLUMENAUER TO DELIVER KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT CCC ON JEFF SESSIONS’ REPEAL OF COLE MEMO

Oregon Congressman to Focus on U.S. Attorney General’s Attack on Legal States’ Cannabis Industries

PORTLAND, OR – January 10, 2018 – U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer will deliver a keynote address on the implications of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ repeal of the Cole Memo at the 2018 Cannabis Collaborative Conference (CCC), according to CCC producer Mary Lou Burton.

Congressman Blumenauer will provide a current update to open the conference on January 24, followed by a discussion with Oregon and Washington regulators on how the two states will continue to regulate cannabis given recent federal activity. 

Also on hand will be Rick Garza, director of Washington’s Liquor and Cannabis Board, and Steve Marks, executive director of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, who will explain how each state constructed its rules regulating cannabis, their efforts to comply with the Cole Memo, and what the state regulators will focus on in 2018 and beyond.

Last week, Blumenauer was quoted as saying, “This is outrageous. Going against the majority of Americans—including a majority of Republican voters—who want the federal government to stay out of the way is perhaps one of the stupidest decisions the Attorney General has made. One wonders if Trump was consulted—it is Jeff Sessions after all—because this would violate his campaign promise not to interfere with state marijuana laws.”

Congressman Blumenauer is a national leader on cannabis reform and a founder of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus. This is a call to action. It’s time for anyone who cares about cannabis to mobilize to defend state marijuana laws. He quoted that there more than 150,000 industry jobs across the country with 19,000 in Oregon alone.

The 2018 Cannabis Collaborative Conference, to be held January 24 and 25 at the Portland Metropolitan Exposition Center (Portland Expo Center), will offer two full days of educational sessions with more than 70 industry experts, an exhibit hall with more than 100 cannabis related businesses on display, and the half-day Cannabis Investor Forum with tracks for both investor and entrepreneur.

Registration is open now: $149 for one day and $249 for both days.

The Cannabis Collaborative Conference and the Cannabis Creative Conference are produced by Portland-based Bravo! Event, which, for nearly 30 years, has produced large-scale corporate, trade and social events throughout the Pacific Northwest.

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Contact: John McIsaac
503-481-9621 (West Coast)
john@mcisaacpr.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2018 CANNABIS COLLABORATIVE CONFERENCE TO BE HELD JANUARY 23-25 AT THE PORTLAND EXPO CENTER

Oregon’s Top Cannabis Industry Conference This Year to Focus on Making Oregon the “Model Cannabis State,” Avenues to Profitability, and Connecting Investors with Entrepreneurs

PORTLAND, OR – December 28, 2017 – The 2018 Cannabis Collaborative Conference (CCC), a two-day convention and networking event focused on the education of the fast-growing cannabis industry, will take place January 24 and 25 at the Portland Metropolitan Exposition Center (Portland Expo Center), according to CCC producer Mary Lou Burton.

A special pre-show CCC Investor Forum will be held at the Expo Center on January 23, for both investors and entrepreneurs seeking opportunities in the cannabis industry.

The 2018 event will be the fourth annual CCC and will focus on strategies for cannabis producers and processors to achieve profitability, in addition to sharing vital information and education to cannabis industry professionals and investors.

Delivering a keynote address will be longtime cannabis advocate and Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer. Another keynote will also include a moderated banking panel discussion to address the dire situation in banking for cannabis businesses.

Noteworthy elements of this conference are: Energy Trust of Oregon’s “Energy Corner” in the exhibit hall, showcasing companies offering sustainable options for energy use; the OLCC “Seed to Sale” training for growers; Cannabis plants on display; and the All-State Summit, wherein key businesses, rule-makers and legislators from states that recently legalized cannabis will join with Oregon industry experts to create a thought-leader think tank on both the legal and ancillary aspects of the industry.

The 2018 Cannabis Collaborative Conference will offer two full days of educational sessions with more than 70 industry experts, an exhibit hall with more than 100 cannabis related businesses on display, and the half-day Cannabis Investor Forum with tracks for both investor and entrepreneur.

Registration is open now: $149 for one day and $249 for both days.

The Cannabis Collaborative Conference and the Cannabis Creative Conference are produced by Portland-based Bravo! Event, which, for nearly 30 years, has produced large-scale corporate, trade and social events throughout the Pacific Northwest.

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