OLCC OVERVIEW Q&A This OLCC panel will provide an overview on the latest changes to Oregon’s regulations, including the new law that allows qualified medical growers access into the recreational market, and what you can expect in the near future. Have your questions ready and get engaged in what is sure to be an informative and engaging discussion.
BUILDING A CANNABIS BRAND FOR THE MODERN CONSUMER Within the next 8 years, Cannabis is estimated to be worth more than $50 Billion. Large multi-national corporations with established processes and formidable budgets will be competing for their share of hearts, minds and wallets. NOW is the time for small farmers to build their brands and businesses and own their slice of the pie. But how do you build a brand to compete with the big corporations?
PROTECTING AND IMPROVING THE OMMP The Oregon Medical Marijuana Program has undergone drastic regulatory changes the past few years, making it harder for compassionate growers to care for as many patients as they once did. There are activists and organizations working to reverse course and implement policies that protect and improve the OMMP for small farmers, mom-and-pop businesses, and patients. Learn the latest and join this important conversation.
SETTING UP YOUR COMPANY FOR OPTIMAL SUCCESS Navigating the IRS 280E limitations can be a daunting task; if not properly understood the risk of paying too much tax, or being audited, is high. Operating a parallel business to reclaim otherwise disallowed deductions is a tried and true way to handle the 280E limitations. Selecting the right Business Entity for your business is essential and by far the most effective way to mitigate your tax liability as well as keep your audit profile low.
NO LICENSE. NO BUSINESS. IN CANNABIS, IT STARTS AND ENDS WITH COMPLIANCE. Andrew Robison aka Roo Grostein will be giving a short talk on the importance of having a position on your team whose role is dedicated to the state Cannabis Tracking System (Metrc). If your business is handling cannabis in the state of Oregon, it’s an unavoidable investment. No business, small or large, exists without the proper licensing and the cannabis industry is a prime example where regulations cannot be skirted.
DEC. 1 DEADLINE FOR GROWERS-CHOOSING OLCC OR OMMP Oregon Medical Marijuana Program growers have a big choice to make by December 1st. Do you plan on getting into the OLCC recreational market, grow more than 12 plants with a chance to enter to 20 pounds of cannabis into the rec system, or only grow 12 plants or fewer? Each choice has its own pros and cons. Learn the latest about the OMMP regulatory process and how you can make the best decision for you and your patients.
UNDERSTANDING LEGAL TOOLS: THE KEY TO LOCKING OUT LAWSUITS AND LOWERING TAXES. Through this course attendees will truly understand exactly how, why, and where legal entities should be used for both lawsuit prevention and income tax reduction. Our course is both engaging and easy to understand. When completed, attendees will have an understanding of the proper use of legal tools, and will have an organized approach to taking effective action.
INTERVIEW WITH SENATOR FLOYD PROZANSKI Senator Floyd Prozanski has been a stalwart champion of medical cannabis, legalizing hemp and ending criminal penalties for adult cannabis use since he was first elected to the Oregon Legislature in 1995. Prozanski has been the major voice, too often the lone voice, in Salem standing up for small farmers and mom-and-pop businesses. Senator Prozanski will be joining the OMBC for an onstage interview as he discusses what has gone right and wrong for the Oregon cannabis community and how we all can help protect and improve our marijuana laws. The Marijuana Agenda’s Russ Belville (a published writer for High Times, The Huffington Post, Marijuana Politics and Weed News, among others) will be conducting the interview.
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