The Oregon Retailers of Cannabis Association (ORCA) is a member supported non-profit trade association that lobbies and advocates on behalf of the cannabis industry and our members.
Our mission is to create and support a thriving, safe, legal, and respected cannabis industry.
Membership dues support our full time staffs' critical work fighting for smarter cannabis policy, preventing legislative and regulatory disasters, and defending the industries' interests. Additionally, ORCA also provides valuable member services such as access to banking services, advertising discounts, weekly wholesale reports, and direct access to our policy staff to name just a few.
What We Do:
Providing members with important legislative services like updates about upcoming committee hearings and work groups, regular newsletters about changes and developments in the cannabis industry, and measure tracking for all measures relating to cannabis policy.
Creating a digital venue where members can interact with one another and stay informed online, and hosting weekly policy briefings by phone during the legislative session.
Connecting our members with their elected officials and the O.L.C.C. to discuss retail cannabis policies that impact their business, and help them prepare and present information.
Assembling work groups within the association so our members can discuss and inform our legislative priorities and help steer the overall direction of the organization.
Hosting monthly member-only Meetings/Forums where members can network with other retailers, vendors, growers, processors, and other industry professionals – and featuring special guest speakers with expert knowledge on all issues relating to cannabis policy.