The Oregon Marijuana Business Conference (OMBC), Oregon’s oldest and longest running cannabis industry event, is coming to Ashland later this month. If you have attended an OMBC event in the past, then you know that it’s an amazing opportunity to meet new people, catch up with old friends, and learn the latest important information about Oregon’s cannabis policy and industry. A lot is on the horizon in Oregon from a cannabis standpoint, as pointed out in OMBC’s recent blog post, an excerpt of which can be found below:
The marijuana business in Oregon is going through rapid changes, including a December 1st deadline where all growers must declare if they’re medical or recreational. Find out complete information about this and much more at the Oregon Marijuana Business Conference, the longest running cannabis B2B networking event in the state, with top notch exhibitors and select speakers specializing in all areas of cannabis business, to be held Nov. 19 at Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites.
Industry experts, cannabis law reform activists and marijuana business attorneys will be on hand to present the latest information and answer your burning questions. In many ways, the Oregon cannabis industry is booming, generating more than $85 million in tax revenue to the state and creating thousands of jobs. But the competition is fierce, forcing entrepreneurs and business owners to be creative with their branding strategies while producing top-notch products and services. Not only with the OMBC present you with important tools of the trade, but will also provide you with excellent networking opportunities that can help you take your cannabis business to the next level.
The event is going to cover a lot of facets of Oregon’s industry and policy. Below are some examples from the event’s schedule:
- OLCC OVERVIEW Q&A This OLCC panel will provide an overview on the latest changes to Oregon’s regulations, including the new law that allows qualified medical growers access into the recreational market, and what you can expect in the near future. Have your questions ready and get engaged in what is sure to be an informative and engaging discussion.
- BUILDING A CANNABIS BRAND FOR THE MODERN CONSUMER Within the next 8 years, Cannabis is estimated to be worth more than $50 Billion. Large multi-national corporations with established processes and formidable budgets will be competing for their share of hearts, minds and wallets. NOW is the time for small farmers to build their brands and businesses and own their slice of the pie. But how do you build a brand to compete with the big corporations?
- PROTECTING AND IMPROVING THE OMMP The Oregon Medical Marijuana Program has undergone drastic regulatory changes the past few years, making it harder for compassionate growers to care for as many patients as they once did. There are activists and organizations working to reverse course and implement policies that protect and improve the OMMP for small farmers, mom-and-pop businesses, and patients. Learn the latest and join this important conversation.
- SETTING UP YOUR COMPANY FOR OPTIMAL SUCCESS Navigating the IRS 280E limitations can be a daunting task; if not properly understood the risk of paying too much tax, or being audited, is high. Operating a parallel business to reclaim otherwise disallowed deductions is a tried and true way to handle the 280E limitations. Selecting the right Business Entity for your business is essential and by far the most effective way to mitigate your tax liability as well as keep your audit profile low.
If you are serious about the cannabis industry in Oregon, this event is a must attend. Early bird ticket pricing is in effect right now, but will expire at midnight. For what the event offers, including musical entertainment and a keynote speech by Henry Rollins, tickets are priced to move fast. The OMBC often runs out of tickets, so you will want to take advantage of the opportunity! You can find out more about the event, including how to purchase tickets, at the OMBC website.