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    • 29 Jul 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Cultiva Law, 222 NW Davis St, Suite 420, Portland, OR 97209
    Register

    ORCA's July Members Meeting will be on Monday, July 29th. This will be the first meeting after the end of the 2019 legislative session.  We will be reviewing our successes and failures and what our next steps are.  We will also be looking for feed back on what you want us to prioritize. This will be an important meeting to be at.

    As always this will be a great meeting with fine food, drink, and most importantly people -  RSVP today!


    Cultiva Law

    222 NW Davis St, Suite 420

    Portland, OR 97209

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    July 2019 ORCA Agenda:

    1) Special Guests: TBD

    2) Legislative Overview and Analysis: Casey Houlihan

    3) Next Steps and New Priorities: Jesse Bontecou and Attendees

    4) Social Networking


    Check-in: 6:00 (Please arrive before 6:30 we will start promptly at 6:45)

    Special Guest: 6:45pm

    ORCA Updates: 7:15pm

    Social Time: 7:45pm - 8:30pm (or when the conversation dies



    *OPEN TO MEMBERS AND INVITED GUESTS ONLY*
    Not member yet, sign up today - Join ORCA!

    Contact Jesse Bontecou 541-632-4442 with any questions or concerns.


    • 31 Jul 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Webinar - https://tinyurl.com/y3kanyxw
    Register

    Are you still relying on cash as the primary transaction method for your business? Do you wish that credit card payments were an option to increase your buyer base in the Cannabis space? We invite you to join David Toney from Shift Processing as he shows how it's possible for dispensaries, growers, cultivators and processors to accept credit card payments for all marijuana transactions.There's no gift card workaround or offshore accounts, just good old American banks working with Cannabis businesses to provide merchant accounts.


    Join us for our informational webinar on July 31st at 2pm PDT and learn how you can free your business from the burden of cash only transactions.


    RSVP TODAY!



    Please RSVP to reserve your spot!

    GoToMeeting Webinar: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/525307661

    Meeting Link will go live on July 31st at 2:00PM

    For more information about shift Processing or the webinar please reach out to David Toney. 

    David Toney
    Shift Processing
    “Make the SHIFT from cash"
    p:1 (844) 44-MARYJ  m: (206) 898-3579  Schedule a call
    w: www.shiftprocessing.com  
    e: cannabis@shiftprocessing.com



    • 31 Jul 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    ORCA is expanding! We will be hosting policy working groups on three specific themes on a rotating basis:

    Export/ National Cannabis Market*

    OLCC Recommendations/ Fixes 

    Open Forum (tell us what we should be working on)

    *National Market Policy group will be joined by conference with partners from around the country interested in policy alignment. 

    • 3 Aug 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 4 Aug 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Portland Expo Center, 2060 N Marine Dr, Portland, OR 97217
    Register

    The INDO EXPO trade show is thrilled to be returning to Portland for its pre-harvest show August 3rd-4th. 

    Oregon has always been at the forefront legalization and the INDO EXPO team is excited to bring together leaders in the community for an opportunity to shop, source, network, and learn at this terrific B2B event that can help shape the future of the cannabis industry.

    PRE-REGISTER NOW FOR FREE ADMISSION


    ORCA members get a great discount for exhibitor booths.

    Just email Jesse Bontecou to get it!

    INDO EXPO is a literal a "grapevine" for the Industry, with leading experts in every vertical in attendance.  It will feature 300+ exhibitors, 5000+ attendees, and the Industrial Hemp Pavilion so don't miss out.

    Industry professionals qualify for a FREE 2-day pass that includes access to ALL Exhibits, Demonstration, and Seminars. Pre-register: 

    Register Today!

    Indo Expo is giving ORCA members a great discount for exhibitor booths. Just email Jesse Bontecou to get your discount code - Jesse@oregoncannabisretailers.com 



    • 8 Aug 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Portland City Hall (Rose Room, 3rd floor) 1221 SW 4th Ave., Portland, OR 97204

    The City of Portland's 2019 Cannabis Policy Oversight Team (CPOT) will be held at:

    Portland City Hall  (Rose Room, 3rd floor)

    1221 SW 4th Ave., Portland, OR 97204

    CPOT is a City of Portland public advisory body that will meet monthly, provide input regarding equitable access and outcomes in Portland cannabis policies, and generate annual reports to summarize its work for the Office of Community & Civic Life’s Director. 

    For more information about CPOT - including meeting materials, audio of past meetings, and information about future meetings - please visit the CPOT website at portlandoregon.gov/cannabis/CPOT.

    Questions?

    Please contact Kimie Ueoka with the Cannabis Program at 503-823-9333 or cannabis@portlandoregon.gov!

    • 28 Aug 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    ORCA is expanding! We will be hosting policy working groups on three specific themes on a rotating basis:

    Export/ National Cannabis Market*

    OLCC Recommendations/ Fixes 

    Open Forum (tell us what we should be working on)

    *National Market Policy group will be joined by conference with partners from around the country interested in policy alignment. 

    • 4 Sep 2019
    • 6 Sep 2019
    • Oregon Convention Center- 777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

    Cannabis Science ConferencE

    DATE: 5-6 Sep 2019 (Pre-conference Canna Boot Camp on 4 Sep 2019)


    LOCATION: Oregon Convention Center- 777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97232


    Register Today


    Cannabis Science Conference is the world's largest and most technical cannabis event and is coming back to Portland, OR September 4-6, 2019.  It pulls together cannabis industry experts, instrument manufacturers, testing labs, research scientists, medical practitioners, policy makers and interested novices. 

    Most importantly they are giving a 50% discount to ORCA Members for Full-Access registration (Use Code "ORCA50"). 

    The Cannabis Science Conference is dedicated to improving cannabis science and bringing the latest technology to the industry and its customers.   It is a great conference with informative and accessible keynotes, presentations, round table discussions and exhibits. At the inaugural in 2016 event they hosted over 750 attendees from all over the world! Last August saw over 3,000 attendees from 24 countries in Portland. They launched an East Coast show in Baltimore, MD this past April that saw over 2,000 attendees and this year’s Portland show is expected to have over 3,500 attendees.  

    Register Today

    Don't forget the 50% off Full-Access registration for ORCA Members (Code "ORCA50"). This discount is not applicable to the 2019 Canna Boot Camp.



    • 4 Sep 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Oregon Liquor Control Commission Headquarters 9079 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Room 103A (Commission Hearing Room) Portland, OR 97222-7355

    The Oregon Liquor Control Commission will hold a Metrc Licensee User Group meeting, which is open to the public.

    Metrc is the Cannabis Tracking System (CTS) utilized by the state of Oregon.

    The User Group, and members of the public who wish to observe this meeting, will be able to preview new functionality in CTS.

    The User Group will also recommend additional changes to CTS.

    The Metrc Licensee User Group is made up of OLCC licensed producers, processor, wholesalers, retailers, and labs, and OHA registered grow sites, processors, and dispensaries that report into CTS.

    The User Group identifies and prioritizes system enhancements to CTS for the OLCC to consider.

    The calendar for future OLCC Metrc User Group meetings can be found on the Oregon Metrc Wiki.

    Other licensees and members of the public are welcome to attend the user group meeting as observers. Space for observers will be limited and is first-come, first-served.

    Parking at the OLCC headquarters is limited.

    Oregon Liquor Control Commission Headquarters

    9079 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Room 103A (Commission Hearing Room)


    For More Information:

    www.marijuana.oregon.gov

    Email: marijuana@oregon.gov

    Phone: 503-872-5000 

    Toll Free: 800-452-6522

    • 12 Sep 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Portland City Hall (Rose Room, 3rd floor) 1221 SW 4th Ave., Portland, OR 97204

    The City of Portland's 2019 Cannabis Policy Oversight Team (CPOT) will be held at:

    Portland City Hall  (Rose Room, 3rd floor)

    1221 SW 4th Ave., Portland, OR 97204

    CPOT is a City of Portland public advisory body that will meet monthly, provide input regarding equitable access and outcomes in Portland cannabis policies, and generate annual reports to summarize its work for the Office of Community & Civic Life’s Director. 

    For more information about CPOT - including meeting materials, audio of past meetings, and information about future meetings - please visit the CPOT website at portlandoregon.gov/cannabis/CPOT.

    Questions?

    Please contact Kimie Ueoka with the Cannabis Program at 503-823-9333 or cannabis@portlandoregon.gov!

    • 23 Oct 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 24 Oct 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Oregon Convention Center

    The RAD Expo is going to be a great event for cannabis retailers. This event isn't like many of the other trade shows out there that dispensary owners have stoped attending because they cost too much; have a hodgepodge of vendors; allow in the general public; lack focus; and have the same old speakers talk about the same tired subjects.

    RAD Expo is different - It is businesses only and 100% focused on the retail side of the industry.

    Attendance is FREE for licensed retail stores and dispensaries, as well as qualified applicants in states not yet issuing licenses.  All exhibitors will have products and services aimed at making retailers more profitable. It’s a national show featuring businesses from all over the U.S.


    Located at Portland's Oregon Convention Center the conference is squarely in the middle of the biggest legal marijuana market in the world, (60 million consumers in California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska).

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND? 

    The RAD Expo will feature retail-specific exhibitors, including: POS sales products, shelving, display cases, accessories, food, drinks, refrigerators, programming consultants, packaging, POP displays, legal, accounting, CBD products, medical products, and just about everything and anything a retail store owner or dispensary will need to set up a store, or would want to sell. 

    EXHIBITORS - Businesses serving retailers including branding & marketing, POS, inventory management, security, merchandising, tech and software, displays, accounting, lighting, design, food and drink,  and everything in between.

    EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION


    RETAILERS and dispensary owners from around the U.S. can find everything they need to operate in one organized, professional environment.

    REGISTRATION IS FREE

    THE FARMERS MARKET will give licensed cannabis cultivators the opportunity to network with retailers and create lasting business partnerships. 

    • 5 Dec 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Oregon Liquor Control Commission Headquarters 9079 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Room 103A (Commission Hearing Room) Portland, OR 97222-7355

    The Oregon Liquor Control Commission will hold a Metrc Licensee User Group meeting, which is open to the public.

    Metrc is the Cannabis Tracking System (CTS) utilized by the state of Oregon.

    The User Group, and members of the public who wish to observe this meeting, will be able to preview new functionality in CTS.

    The User Group will also recommend additional changes to CTS.

    The Metrc Licensee User Group is made up of OLCC licensed producers, processor, wholesalers, retailers, and labs, and OHA registered grow sites, processors, and dispensaries that report into CTS.

    The User Group identifies and prioritizes system enhancements to CTS for the OLCC to consider.

    The calendar for future OLCC Metrc User Group meetings can be found on the Oregon Metrc Wiki.

    Other licensees and members of the public are welcome to attend the user group meeting as observers. Space for observers will be limited and is first-come, first-served.

    Parking at the OLCC headquarters is limited.

    Oregon Liquor Control Commission Headquarters

    9079 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Room 103A (Commission Hearing Room)


    For More Information:

    www.marijuana.oregon.gov

    Email: marijuana@oregon.gov

    Phone: 503-872-5000 

    Toll Free: 800-452-6522

Past events

18 Jul 2019 ORCA Regional Town hall, Mixer, & Speed Networking - Medford, OR
16 Jul 2019 ORCA Regional Town hall and Mixer - Bend, OR
15 Jul 2019 ORCA's Regional Town hall and Mixer - Eugene, OR
11 Jul 2019 City of Portland- CPOT
26 Jun 2019 ORCA Policy Working Group- June: National Market/ Export
13 Jun 2019 City of Portland- CPOT
6 Jun 2019 Members Brown Bag Update
6 Jun 2019 Metrc Licensee User Group Meeting
3 Jun 2019 May/June 2019 ORCA Members' Meeting
1 Jun 2019 The Hemp & Cannabis Connection - Medford, OR
24 May 2019 City of Portland 2019 Cannabis Social Equity Grant Application Due
21 May 2019 NCIA Lobby Day's DC
19 May 2019 The Grow Off Competition Kick Off
17 May 2019 Cultivation Classic 2019
14 May 2019 Right-Size Your Cost-Per-Gram
29 Apr 2019 April 2019 ORCA Members' Meeting - Portland
11 Apr 2019 City of Portland- CPOT
25 Mar 2019 March 2019 ORCA Members' Meeting: Portland
14 Mar 2019 City of Portland: Cannabis Policy Oversight Team (CPOT)
12 Mar 2019 Energy Efficient and Solar-Powered Mixed Light Cultivation
12 Mar 2019 ORCA Cannabis Lobby Day 2019- MARCH 12
7 Mar 2019 Cannabis Lobby Day Training & Leg Update - Bend, OR
5 Mar 2019 ORCA Lobby Training & Leg Update - Eugene, OR
4 Mar 2019 Grants Pass - Women in the Industry and Lobby Training
28 Feb 2019 Feb 28: OR Senate Committee On Business and General Government
25 Feb 2019 February 2019 ORCA Members' Meeting - Portland, OR
22 Jan 2019 Cannabis Collaborative Conference - Focus on the Future
7 Jan 2019 January 2019 ORCA Members' Meeting - Portland, OR
13 Dec 2018 New Revenue Coalition - Pre-Session Fundraiser 12/13
5 Dec 2018 Stomping Out Prohibition - A party for cannabis export!
26 Nov 2018 Nov. ORCA Members Meeting - Portland, OR
29 Oct 2018 Oct. ORCA Members Meeting - Eugene, OR with US Rep Peter DeFazio
28 Oct 2018 The DOPE Cup Oregon 2018 - Portland
10 Oct 2018 RAD EXPO: Retail & Dispensary Expo - Portland, OR
27 Sep 2018 International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) - Portland
24 Sep 2018 September ORCA Members Meeting - Portland
28 Aug 2018 Cannabis Science Conference - Portland, OR
27 Aug 2018 August ORCA Members Meeting - Portland
4 Aug 2018 INDO EXPO Portland August 2018
30 Jul 2018 July ORCA Members Meeting - Portland
25 Jul 2018 NCIA's Cannabis Business Summit & EXPO - San Jose, CA
12 Jul 2018 NCIA - Pacific Northwest Quarterly Cannabis Caucus
20 Jun 2018 Deschutes Cannabis Industry Mixer - June 20th
4 Jun 2018 ORCA Members Meeting - Portland
30 Apr 2018 ORCA Members Meeting - Eugene
27 Mar 2018 March Cannabis Mixer and Legislative Update - Eugene
26 Mar 2018 ORCA Members Meeting - Portland
26 Feb 2018 February 2018 ORCA Meeting
17 Jan 2018 RAD EXPO: NATIONAL RETAIL & DISPENSARY EXPO - PORTLAND, OR
18 Dec 2017 ORCA HOLIDAY PARTY 2017
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