From harvest to home the Oregon Cannabis Business Council gets results for Oregon’s legal cannabis industry by working for common sense rules, regulations and laws that create safe access to cannabis.
5 Ways the OCBC Vigorously Defends and Promotes Oregon’s Legal Cannabis Industry
A unified, knowledgeable voice forged through experience
Since 2014, OCBC founders, Donald and Carolyn Morse, have worked tirelessly, fearlessly and continuously to promote and protect independent cannabis businesses from government overreach. Through a combination of expertise, experience, problem solving, community outreach and effective lobbying, the OCBC has been instrumental in shaping the laws and rules that provide safe access to cannabis in Oregon.
The OCBC is Oregon’s most experienced, knowledgeable voice giving independent cannabis businesses a unified policy voice in the state’s capital and at the local level.
Since 2014, OCBC founders, Donald and Carolyn Morse, have worked tirelessly, fearlessly and continuously to promote and protect independent cannabis businesses from government overreach.
Through a combination of expertise, experience, problem solving, community outreach and effective lobbying, the OCBC has been instrumental in shaping the laws and rules that provide safe access to cannabis in Oregon.
We educate and provide sound guidance to candidates, elected officials and regulators to make common sense decisions that advance safe access to cannabis.
The OCBC is a trusted source for information covering the constantly changing landscape of state and local community laws, regulations and rules that effect safe access to cannabis.
Dope Magazine has validated the effectiveness of OCBC by awarding Don Morse the Activist of the Year and recognizing the OCBC as Best Cannabis Association in Oregon two years running.
Legislators, elected officials and regulators rely on the guidance provided by the OCBC to advance safe access to cannabis in Oregon.
We represent the true people in Oregon’s cannabis industry to dispel the fear and normalize cannabis in the greater community.
In 2016 the OCBC successfully convinced the officials at the Oregon State Fair to become the first state fair in the country to display prize winning cannabis plants. Using the state fair as an inclusive venue showcasing the high quality of Oregon’s cannabis is just one of OCBC’s initiatives helping to dispel fears and normalize cannabis in the community.
We troubleshoot and solve problems facing cannabis businesses through our expertise and deep connections with government officials and regulators.
With nearly a decade of involvement in the industry as a grower, successful dispensary owner and advocate, Don Morse has worked to create safe access to cannabis in Oregon. Along with his wife Carolyn, a medical marijuana patient and Nikki Terzieff, an experienced Oregon politics and policy expert, the OCBC has built long-standing relationships built on trust with state and local policy makers.
These connections and the trust built by the OCBC provide fast access to legislators, regulators and local government officials to reduce policy confusion and eliminate roadblocks for OCBC members. Whether it involves a legislative fix to an existing policy, driving acceptance of new sensible policies or addressing conflicting or onerous regulations, OCBC can reach out, connect with the right people and get a solution moving in the right direction.
Our events are an inclusive and transparent forum for cannabis business professionals to
share their challenges and success.
The quarterly member meetings and gatherings provide a valuable educational forum for members to keep up to date with the complex, constantly evolving legislative and regulatory environment.
These gatherings provide an opportunity for members to share their challenges, successes, failures and insights in a friendly, open environment.
OCBC members-at- large and board member participating on the regulatory committee help shape the rules, regulations and laws that impact their businesses by sharing their expertise, experience with the process and business environment.