Salem, OR – Registration is now open for the inaugural Oregon Cannabis Grower’s Fair (OCGF), which will take place on August 13-15, at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem, according to OCGF producer Mary Lou Burton.
The central feature of the show will be Oregon’s first-ever cannabis live plant competition, which will showcase more than 100 of the state’s premier cannabis growers competing for awards, including $10,000 in prizes and a feature in DOPE magazine.
Additionally, the top nine winning plants will be displayed at the Oregon State Fair from August 26 through September 5.
“The Cannabis Growers’ Fair was created to showcase and promote Oregon’s fastest-growing agricultural business,” Don Morse, executive director of the Oregon Cannabis Business Council, the creator of the event, said. “This is unprecedented. Oregon is at the forefront in recognizing cannabis as a real agricultural product.”
Appearing as a guest judge in the live plant competition will be noted horticulturist, author and columnist Ed Rosenthal, also known as the “Guru of Ganga,” who has written or edited more than a dozen books on cannabis cultivation and social policy, which collectively have sold more than two million copies. Rosenthal will be signing his latest book, Big Book of Buds: Greatest Hits, at the OCGF.
Energy Trust of Oregon will give a presentation each day of the event, focusing on lighting and HVAC opportunities for attendees; representatives from the Oregon Department of Agriculture will be in attendance; and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission’s Recreational Cannabis Division will provide updates regarding final rules and regulations regarding cannabis cultivation, processing and sales.
Developed as an opportunity to bring together the industry under one roof to learn from “master growers,” the Oregon Cannabis Growers’ Fair will serve to share ideas, new technology, review rules and regulations, learn about testing and much more about this new and “budding” industry that is growing at rapid speed, Burton said.
The Oregon Cannabis Growers Fair is produced by the Cannabis Collaborative Conference and the Oregon Cannabis Business Council. Admission is $20 to the general public, 21 years of age and older. For more information on the show, sponsorships and exhibitors visit http://cangrowfair.com.
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