ASHLAND, Ore. — Medical marijuana advocates are gathering in Eugene this weekend for the second medical marijuana business conference of the year.
The Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference will be focusing on dispensary laws, moratoriums, and other ways to cash-in on the big business potential of medical marijuana.
Back in January, the first medical marijuana business conference of the year took place in Ashland. It was a full-house, and tickets sold out before the conference even began. Ticket sales have doubled for the Eugene conference. More than 300 people are already signed up and more are expected to attend.
The executive producer of the conference said this conference is going to be different from the one in Ashland. It will focus on the dispensary laws, moratoriums in place, and ways of changing city councils’ decisions.
“The smart thing to do is just be proactive with time, place, and manner so you can actually have some legitimate authority and power in controlling these… and not just trying to ban them or put a moratorium on them,” said Alex Rogers, CEO of Ashland and Northwest Alternative Health and executive producer of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference.
The conference is being held this Sunday and Monday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hilton hotel in Eugene. Tickets are for sale online or at the door.
Preparations are also underway for the first International Cannabis Business Conference in Portland scheduled for September.