Portland: Cannabis Collaborative Conference In February

Friday, Jan 13, 2017

There are so many marijuana industry events these days it’s nearly impossible to keep track of them all. I remember even just a couple of years ago there weren’t that many. Not all marijuana industry events are created equal. Trust me, i have been to a lot of them. Marijuana industry events range from stellar to events so lacking in knowledge and organization that I usually end up on the side dock with the banquet staff using an apple as a smoking device.

The Cannabis Collaborative Conference is back in Portland for its third installment. The conference is a Mary Lou Burton and crew event, and their events are always outstanding. In addition to the last two Cannabis Collaborative Conferences, Mary Lou and her team also organized the Oregon Cannabis Grower’s Fair which was an inspiring national story, and definitely one of the highlights of 2016 for me personally, as I traveled to the Oregon State Fairgrounds and saw history being made with live cannabis plants on display. While other states are only showing off large pumpkins (no offense pumpkin growers in other states), Oregon had dozens of cannabis plants with judges rating them like any other agricultural crop. It was one of the proudest Oregonian moments of my lifetime (fourth generation Oregonian!).