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    • 21 May 2019
    • 23 May 2019
    • Washington, DC

    NCIA Lobby Days 2019 in DC - May 21-23rd!


    It's that time of year again for cannabis business owners and activists from all over the country to converge at our nation's capitol in DC and do the same thing we did in Salem last month - but at our nation's capitol.
    Achieving things like banking reform and 280E reform would be total game-changers for the cannabis world.  But we need your help.

    We've been working closely with our national counterparts at the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA). Here's what they have to say:

    9th Annual Cannabis Industry Lobby Days

    "Join 300+ NCIA members at our 9th Annual Cannabis Industry Lobby Days in Washington, D.C. to advocate for our industry and forge a unified front with the industry’s most politically engaged leaders.

    During NCIA’s Cannabis Industry Lobby Days, NCIA members from across the country descend on Capitol Hill to tell their stories and advocate for federal reforms needed for our industry to reach its full potential.

    Never been a citizen lobbyist before? We make it easy by offering trainings before the event and on-site.

    Attending NCIA’s Cannabis Industry Lobby Days is exclusive to NCIA members, join NCIA today to participate in the industry’s most impactful event of the year!

    For questions about Lobby Days or about how NCIA works to advance the cannabis industry’s policy agenda every day, contact Madeline@thecannabisindustry.org. "

    FOR MORE INFORMATION ON NCIA'S 2019 LOBBY DAY, OR TO REGISTER ONLINE TO ATTEND, GO TO NCIA'S WEBSITE HERE.


    • 24 May 2019

    The City of Portland invites application for the 2019 Cannabis Social Equity Grants!

    This is a restorative justice and community reinvestment grant opportunity funded by the City of Portland’s 3% local tax on retail cannabis sales.

    There is $700k available for Cannabis Social Equity Grants, which can be used for the following purposes according to Ballot Measure 29-180:

    "Support for neighborhood small businesses, especially women-owned and minority-owned businesses, including but not limited to business incubator programs, management training, and job training opportunities; and providing economic opportunity and education to communities disproportionately-impacted by cannabis prohibition."

    Of that $700,000, Prosper Portland will administer $210,000 to provide industry support and technical assistance to minority-owned cannabis businesses.

    The Cannabis Program, in the Office of Community & Civic Life, will award the remaining $490,000 in a 8 to 10-month grants to “promote small businesses, especially women-owned and minority-owned businesses” and “provide economic opportunity and education to communities disproportionately impacted by cannabis prohibition.”

    For this funding opportunity (fiscal year 2018-19), applicants may request funding for projects and programs ranging from $25,000 to $150,000 in the following priority areas:

    • Record clearing and expungement
    • Workforce development
    • Re-entry housing services

    If you have experience or expertise in one of the priority areas, foster interconnected communities, and provide multicultural and community-specific engagement, this might be the grant for you!

    Non-profit and for-profit entities of any size are encouraged to apply.

    You can use this link to download the 2019 Cannabis Social Equity Grants announcement and application, or click here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/civic/article/728731

    Applications are due Friday, May 24, 2019 by 11:59 pm Pacific

    Questions? Please contact Cannabis Program Policy Coordinator Kimie Ueoka at 503-823-2094 or email Kimie.Ueoka@portlandoregon.gov


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

    ORCA's May/June Members Meeting will be on Monday, June 3rd because of Memorial Day and NCIA National Lobby Days in D.C. at the end of May.  As always this will be a great meeting with important federal updates from our DC lobbying.  Additionally, this will be our last meeting before the end of Oregon's 2019 legislative session.

    Please RSVP Today!


    May/June 2019 ORCA Agenda:

    1) Special Guests: TBD

    2) Legislative updates - Federal & State

    3) 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.


    • 29 Jul 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • TBD
    Registration is closed

    ORCA's July 29th Members Meeting will be exciting. Save the date!

    *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.


    • 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

    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 



    • 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. 

Past events

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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