Oregon’s cannabis associations – the Oregon Cannabis Association (OCA) and the Cannabis Industry Alliance of Oregon (CIAO) – have unanimously voted to merge to strengthen the state’s cannabis industry.
The organisations have said the merger will create the “strongest force for advocacy Oregon’s cannabis industry has seen”.
As well as a strengthened organisation, some key aspects of the merger include maintaining a member-driven focus, a commitment to high-level service, offering regulatory expertise, net working and effective lobbying and sector representation.
Mike Getlin, CIAO’s Board Chair, commented: “This merger makes a clear statement that the industry can, must, and will stand as one.
“We are proud to stand beside our colleagues from the OCA and look forward to working for a better future for all Oregon cannabis businesses and employees.”
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