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International Cannabis Business Conference
Visionary entrepreneur and political activist, Alex Rogers, is the founder and CEO of three thriving ancillary cannabis businesses. Cutting his teeth as an activist in the early nineties under the tutelage of Jack Herer, Alex has a deep proprietary knowledge of the industry. He has played a key role in professionalizing and mainstreaming the cannabis industry, building one of Oregon’s most popular medical marijuana clinics in a matter of a few years, and the first ever to advertise medical marijuana on network TV in America. He also founded and runs the Oregon Marijuana Business Conference (OMBC), the state’s biggest and longest running cannabis business conference. Living in five different countries throughout his life, and able to communicate in all respective languages, Alex considers himself an international citizen, thusly spawning his latest creation, the International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC). The ICBC is the first and only cannabis business conference in the world to have multiple dates set in multiple different countries. A Magna Cum Laude graduate in Political Science, he has used his knowledge of law and politics to push cannabis policy forward all over the world.
As official sponsors of ICBC, IRIE Magazine was on hand to hear Lieutenant Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, deliver a compelling speech at the VIP Reception which also included appearances by cultural rock icon, Henry Rollins, the 4-time NBA champ, John Salley, as well as the world renowned, Tommy Chong. The conference itself kicked off with an amazingly impassioned speech by keynote Henry Rollins, who doesn’t use cannabis himself but said “if I ever wanted to use it I would like it to be legal so I could obtain it”. Look for a full in-depth coverage of the ICBC San Francisco 2017, with Alex Rogers on the cover of our inaugural release of the Spring Edition of IRIE GUIDE… March 30, 2017!