OEN PubTalk: A Budding Industry – Opportunities in Cannabis
It’s been two years since Oregon legalized recreational cannabis. What have we learned? What opportunities and challenges face the industry today? Where the industry is headed given the recent state and national elections?
Join us at our March PubTalk to learn about the state of this budding industry from a diverse spectrum of entrepreneurs.
Please note: This PubTalk was rescheduled from January because of inclement weather. If you already registered for our January PubTalk, use the coupon code we emailed you to get your name on the list for March!
The OEN PubTalk™ is our flagship monthly happy hour — a perfect starting point for new community members and a great place for established members to make new connections. Held the second Wednesday of every month, OEN PubTalks are what the name implies — an hour of networking followed by a talk on a specified theme. And yes, they take place at a pub.
Our PubTalks usually kick off with a short pitch from an OEN member, followed by audience Q&A. As always, the program will be preceded by time for networking and will include free appetizers and pizza. Registration begins at 5:15 p.m.
Cost: $10 for OEN members; $25 for non-members. *Sorry, no refunds.*
Not yet an OEN member? Join today and you can get a free pass to our January PubTalk!
Executive Director, Ethical Cannabis Alliance (ECA)
ECA is a nonprofit and voluntary certifying body for cannabis/hemp labor and environmental best practices nationwide. Ashley holds a degree of Horticulture Science from Boise State University and is on the brink of two decades of experience in horticulture sciences. She Co-founded Cascadia Labs, one of the leading cannabis analytical labs in the nation as well as helped launch the Portland Chapter Women Grow networking group which is still the largest growing cannabis networking platform in the nation.
President, Botanic eLiquids
Botanic eLiquids focuses on research and development of botanic strains that are traditionally regarded around the world as highly beneficial for general human use. They use precise, proprietary processes to extract, formulate, blend and stabilize unique eLiquids comprised of certified organic ingredients. She previously served as President of HOLI SMOKES.
Chairman, The Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA)
MCBA is the first non-profit organization founded to create equal access and economic empowerment for cannabis businesses, their patients, and the communities most affected by the war on drugs. As Chairman, Horton sees it as his mission to leverage his resources and experience to make a positive and sustaining impact in the cannabis industry. Jesce is also the owner of Panacea Valley Gardens and Panacea Valley Gourmet Edibles, a cultivation center and boutique edibles line serving cannabis patients in Portland, OR.
President and CEO, Hifi Farms
Sara entered the cannabis industry in early 2015 and has subsequently built, funded and is now scaling a clean cannabis cultivation business in Hillsboro, Oregon. Built on the principles of craft, quality, community and sustainability, Hifi is currently one of the premier brands and most recognized cannabis companies in Oregon. Sara also serves as the Founding Chair of the Portland Chapter of Women Grow.