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CANCELLED – Design Museum Mornings: The Creative Case for Cannabis
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What is the role of creativity in the cannabis industry?
The cannabis industry is burgeoning: creating new jobs, drawing national coverage, and defining elections across the United States. Success in such an exploratory phase of a booming industry requires creative thinkers to navigate the industry, as design plays a major role in branding, product design, and even strategic planning. As with all businesses, it is essential to retain inventive minds to ensure diversity in perspective and continuous innovation.
Cannabis advocate and activist Amy Margolis makes the case for creativity in cannabis – and the need for maintaining diversity while growing a business in a rapidly expanding industry. With over 20 years of experience in the field, Amy has seen first-hand the creation of infrastructure and the need for more designers within cannabis. Through her new venture, The Initiative, she is providing opportunities for women through a business accelerator program, bootcamp, and funding resource for female-founded cannabis businesses.
Amy Margolis, Founder and Program Director of The Initiative
Amy T. Margolis is a 17 year practicing attorney and founder of the Oregon Cannabis Association, one of the largest state cannabis trade groups in the U.S. Amy advises businesses and investors on the deployment of capital, multi-jurisdictional growth, public offerings and all stages of business and corporate development. Amy’s endeavor The Initiative is the world’s first business accelerator established to help female founded cannabis businesses succeed and access funding. Also founder and executive director of the Oregon Cannabis PAC, Amy’s been crucially involved in her home state of Oregon, sitting on almost every advisory committee for both the medical and adult use programs. She’s also assisted several states with implementing adult-use cannabis legalization, testified at the Canadian Senate, and consults abroad with leaders shaping international cannabis laws. To date, Amy has organized and led four federal lobbying trips on Capitol Hill.
Join us the morning of December 7th at the Commune to learn about the role of design in the cannabis industry.
$10 tickets in advance, $15 at the door. This is a cash-free event. Doors open at 8:30 am, presentation begins at 9:00 am. Breakfast will be served.
What is Design Museum Mornings?
Design Museum Mornings is a monthly event series brought to you by Design Museum Portland. These events are meant to inspire you before your day begins and bring you closer to the Design Museum Portland community. Each event will include a short presentation by a local thought-leader, free breakfast, and great people to wake up with. These events are hosted and sponsored by various generous businesses of the Greater Portland area. If you are interested in hosting one of these events, please check out our host page here for more information.
Cover image courtesy Design Museum Portland.