Thank you for helping make the Resource Innovation Institute’s Portland Energy Summit a success!

More than 80 professionals serving the cannabis industry from a broad range of disciplines gathered on May 17 in Portland to discuss energy conservation. Attendees described the event as unique and compelling because it featured growers, manufacturers, utilities, policymakers, researchers and others in the same room for a first-of-its-kind sharing of ideas.

Rep. Ken Helm underscored the State of Oregon’s commitment to supporting the Oregon cannabis industry and applauded the crowd for coming together to develop a progressive energy vision for the industry.

  

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A panel of principals and master gardeners from leading farms offered their views of best practices on energy management and overall sustainable growing practices. From left to right: Jesce Horton of Panacea Valley Gardens, Cristian Koch from Hifi Farms and Jesse Peters from Eco Firma Farms.

 

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Tara Sulzen of Congressman Earl Blumenauer’s office, Council Member Pinky Vargas of City of Bellingham and Amy Margolis of Oregon Cannabis Association (not pictured) provided a Northwest energy policy update.

RII extends sincere thanks to Tonkon Torp for hosting our happy hour so we could all continue the conversation…

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Derek Smith, RII Executive Director (right), and Margi Hoffmann, RII Board Chair, with Lee Henderson of Hifi Farms (left), who was announced as RII’s first Founders Circle member.