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Event – The Future Of Legal Marijuana In Oregon


portland oregon medical marijuana dispensary collective deliveryOregon voters approved Measure 91 on Election Day 2014. Oregon Measure 91 legalized possession of marijuana up to 8 ounces per individual, and cultivation of up to 4 marijuana plants per household in Oregon. There’s a lot of work still to be done as Oregon implements the new law. Are you curious what the next steps are? If so, I’d urge you to attend an event tomorrow in Portland. The event is hosted by amazing marijuana reporter for the Oregonian, Noelle Crombie, and includes marijuana legal genius Dave Kopilak, who is an amazing speaker. Below is more information about the event:

Come July 2015, pot will be legal in Oregon. What impact will it have on our governments, businesses and communities?

Oregonian reporter Noelle Crombie revisits Measure 91 and discusses the road ahead for Oregon’s recreational marijuana industry.

Dave Kopilak, author of the measure, Rob Bovett, legal counsel for the Association of Oregon Counties and former Lincoln County District Attorney, and Steven Marks, executive director of the Oregon Liquor Control Commissionjoin her to share their take on the historic vote and what it means for Oregon.

Where: Portland Center Stage, 128 NW 11th Ave Portland, OR 97209

When: Monday, November 24, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (PST)

Get tickets to the event at this link here


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  1. If done well, with the right attention to detail, this implementation is going to bring all necessary parties to the table. Look at where alcohol is today. If we parallel the two, it’s pretty easy to see where, as an industry, this train is headed. Also, nice to see States passing commonsense legislation, and in this particularly, inspiring even. There are many who may not realize how this legal move is going to facilitate healing as unintended “consequence.”

    Pot is good for you. Alcohol, taken in excess is unfortunately quite toxic, poisonous even, so I must say the parallels don’t run to the horizon. Yet anything taken in excess is not healthy. The risk to benefit thing has been done- you all must know by now the scales go in favor of Mary when it comes to overall intoxication versus Alcohol. Drunk driving causes, among other things, sweet young mothers to become airborne while their vehicles pirouette through the air above empty rows on a well-tilled field. The happy ending to that particular story is that she survived, but in a very expensive, very traumatic fashion. Weed doesn’t do that. A drunk at a 9 of 10 scale is infinitely more difficult to manage than a stoner running 90%. Think about it. Firewater burns- the pot just plants.

    As far as marketing, I think at this point “Marijuana: It’s There” just about sums up any marketing needed. The retail consumer wants to know that what they’re buying is what they’re used to buying. That which they’re used to buying is a sanitized, well packaged, carefully prepared product that’s worthy of consumption by Oregon residents. At least, that’s what it’s like going to the grocery store, or Costco, or pretty much anywhere that sells anything within the State and the greater U.S. Nutritional information-type labeling sounds like a good idea. Product name, place of origin, method of production, etc. Distribution through dispensary route. Stand-alone businesses whose primary function is the production/procurement, regulation, sale, and taxation of marijuana. As marijuana is a healing herb, it should be seen as such.

    Pretty cool. I too would have liked to attend. Good work, Oregon.

  2. The fact is Bob is right in some respect, but there does have to be an open dialogue now that the voters have spoken. I am sure the OLCC is looking forward to hearing some functional ideas come from the audience. OLCC is likely wanting to make certain the foundation they have in mind coincides with what the retail consumers desire.
    Any fresh ideas regarding how to safely market the products to the adult population, to the how-tos in setting up distribution centers/routes, and what regulatory guidelines are needed to facilitate both appeasement of those who voted against the measure, while still making those guidelines feasible to abide by for those who wish to participate in the new market, will be most welcome.
    The truth is even though there are a wealth of wonderful minds available at the commission’s disposal, the voters developed voice are likely going to play and integral part in how this new market is constructed.
    I wish I had the time to come up to Portland to attend.

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