*OLCC at International Cannabis Business Conference*
*Executive Director to Address Recent Changes in Medical Marijuana Regulations*
*WHAT:* Oregon Liquor Control Commission Executive Director Steve Marks will provide an overview of the agencys medical marijuana tracking program and an outlook on the steps the agency is taking to balance its regulatory responsibilities while accommodating the needs of medical marijuana patients in a keynote address at the *International Cannabis and Business Conference [ https://internationalcbc.com/ ]*.
The OLCC began limited oversight of more than 825 medical marijuana grow sites on July 1, 2018. Those grow sites are still regulated by the Oregon Health Authority through the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP.) Grow site administrators (GSAs) with more than 12 mature plants are required to use the OLCCs Cannabis Tracking System.
*WHO:* *Executive Director Steve Marks* will be introduced by* actor-turned-Oregon-cannabis-licensee Jim Belushi, *who has been engaged in advocacy discussions with the Oregon Cannabis Commission, the OLCC, and other stakeholders on behalf of medical marijuana patients, including those combatting opioid addiction.
Additionally *a panel of OLCC policy experts* will provide an update on the recreational marijuana and medical marijuana tracking programs, and take questions from attendees.
*OLCC staff* will also be available to meet with OLCC licensees and OMMP GSAs *at the OLCC conference booth.*
*WHEN:* *Friday, September 28, 2018*
* **9:30 AM*
*WHERE:* *Hilton Portland Downtown, *921 SW 6th Avenue*, **Portland, OR 97204***