2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference NTC

#ntcannabis #ntcbudnotbeer :)

  • 1.  #ntcannabis #ntcbudnotbeer :)

    Posted Mar 05, 2019 12:41
    #ntcbeer is great but what about #ntcannabis?! If you're interested in exploring Portland's legal marijuana industry, please reach out!
    I found some different dispensary tours for the weekend and a Tues evening ceramic pipe making class.


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    Amy Dorfman
    Associate Director, Project Management
    Planned Parenthood Federation of America
    New York, NY
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  • 2.  RE: #ntcannabis #ntcbudnotbeer :)

    Posted Mar 05, 2019 13:26
    I'm down! I'll be in Portland on Tuesday for the ceramic class but will probably miss the other tours unless they're on Friday?

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    Rachel Renock
    CEO + Creative Director
    Wethos
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  • 3.  RE: #ntcannabis #ntcbudnotbeer :)

    Posted Mar 06, 2019 06:41
    Why not both? I sadly won't be there long, but I always find time for this. Given the legalities, I wonder if gummies are legit swag? (Just kidding, NTEN)

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    Alex Urevick-Ackelsberg
    CEO
    ZivTech
    Philadelphia, PA
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  • 4.  RE: #ntcannabis #ntcbudnotbeer :)

    Posted Mar 06, 2019 09:02
    I'm in. Coming in early on Tuesday so this would be just ducky.

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    Karen Harter
    Gulf of Maine Research Institute
    Portland, ME
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  • 5.  RE: #ntcannabis #ntcbudnotbeer :)

    Posted Mar 06, 2019 10:28
    I'd be interested!

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    Brennan Sang
    Director of Online Communications
    Trout Unlimited
    Benzie County, MI
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  • 6.  RE: #ntcannabis #ntcbudnotbeer :)

    Posted Mar 06, 2019 13:28
    Awesome, glad there's interest! Unfortunately the Tues ceramics class won't be held next week :( womp womp
    If folks want to do a different weekday outing let me know any ideas you have.

    I added the Saturday Green Choice Farms Grow Tour to the shared google doc. Please sign up on the doc!
    If people prefer the Friday afternoon option or find other events/tours, let me know!!

    1. CannaPDX Adventure - Friday option
      Daily at 4:20pm / $79 per person
      Tour lasts approximately 3 hours
    2. Green Choice Farms Grow Tour - Saturday option
      Saturdays at 11am / $99 per person
      Tour lasts approximately 4 hours


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    Amy Dorfman
    Associate Director, Project Management
    Planned Parenthood Federation of America
    New York, NY
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  • 7.  RE: #ntcannabis #ntcbudnotbeer :)

    Posted Mar 06, 2019 14:25
    Hey Amy!
    I just connected with you on the NTC app - would love to connect in person at the event! On this topic, and others of course :)
    -Emily

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    Emily Hicks-Rotella
    New Leaders
    New York, NY
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  • 8.  RE: #ntcannabis #ntcbudnotbeer :)

    Posted Mar 06, 2019 14:38
    Edited by Tristan Penn Mar 06, 2019 17:19

    Hi Y'all!


    Wanted to add to the discussion and provide some tips! For anyone who is new to buying pot in Oregon HERE is a great guide to buying in Portland/Oregon for visitors.

    Any First Timers?
    • I'd also like to provide some helpful resources/tips for first time smokers/users
      • Plan ahead and block out time
      • Start with a low dosage
      • Be Somewhere Where You Feel Comfortable
      • Be Around The Right People
      • Have Plenty of Food and Drinks on Hand
      • Be careful with edibles, they have the tendency to sneak up on folks (I would not start with them)
      • Hydrate!
      • RELAX, have FUN safely
    Hope this helps!

    Have Fun! Bitmoji ImageTristan



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    Tristan Penn (pronouns: he/him)
    Community Engagement & Equity Manager, NTEN
    503-272-8761
    tristan@nten.org
    nten.org | @NTENorg
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  • 9.  RE: #ntcannabis #ntcbudnotbeer :)

    Posted Mar 06, 2019 17:02
    Thank you. This is good advice, Tristan!

    I won't have time for a tour, but if any locals want to recommend their favorite dispensaries I bet a lot of people would appreciate the advice. I notice there's even one across the street from the convention center!

    = Ruby

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    Ruby Sinreich
    Web Developer & Senior Technologist
    MomsRising.org
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  • 10.  RE: #ntcannabis #ntcbudnotbeer :)

    Posted Mar 06, 2019 17:25
    Edited by JP Peterson Mar 06, 2019 17:46
    This is all great info! Definitely interested in one of the tours on Friday night.

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    JP Peterson
    Phone2Action
    Washington, DC
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  • 11.  RE: #ntcannabis #ntcbudnotbeer :)

    Posted Mar 07, 2019 14:25
    I've added the Friday and Saturday options to the shared doc here.
    Please sign up so we can see which one gets more folks. 

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    Amy Dorfman
    Associate Director, Project Management
    Planned Parenthood Federation of America
    New York, NY
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  • 12.  RE: #ntcannabis #ntcbudnotbeer :)

    Posted Mar 07, 2019 13:15
    Ruby,

    I found a pretty comprehensive guide on Thrillist: https://www.thrillist.com/lifestyle/portland/portlands-12-best-recreational-marijuana-shops

    Leafypotguide and Forbes also have some great listings.

    Cheers!

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    Michael Clinton
    Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
    Sheffield, MA
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  • 13.  RE: #ntcannabis #ntcbudnotbeer :)

    Posted Mar 11, 2019 14:05
    My favorite dispensary is Farma, found over around 9th or 10th and Hawthorne, just across the Hawthorne bridge.  It's about a mile and a half from the convention center, and is easily located via Google Maps, etc.  They've won Portland's Best dispensary a couple of times.

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    Chris Langford
    Director of Information Systems and Technology
    Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
    Portland, OR
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  • 14.  RE: #ntcannabis #ntcbudnotbeer :)

    Posted Mar 07, 2019 13:54
    Edited by Michael Clinton Mar 07, 2019 13:55
    I've been doing some research and Portland doesn't seem to allow any means of public consumption including Amsterdam style "cafes." For those of us who didn't plan ahead and/or researched 420 friendly lodging, could anyone suggest or offer up space to imbibe?

    I plan on sampling as much of the variety of Portlands sights, sounds, tastes and smells as possible but this particular aspect doesn't jibe with my current accommodations.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Michael Clinton
    Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
    Sheffield, MA
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  • 15.  RE: #ntcannabis #ntcbudnotbeer :)

    Posted Mar 08, 2019 09:14
    Love this idea! I'm not available for evening/weekend stuff, but will be around Tuesday afternoon if anything interesting pops up!

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    Katy Hinz
    Senior Designer
    Teal Media
    Royal Oak, MI
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  • 16.  RE: #ntcannabis #ntcbudnotbeer :)

    Posted Mar 08, 2019 11:41
    Edited by Michael Clinton Mar 08, 2019 11:42
    All,

    After receiving a very helpful tip, I just reached out to the NorthWest Cannabis Club, and they are open to us having a small informal gathering if we so choose.

    There are a few caveats, there is a $20 lifetime membership fee, and entry is $5 per visit, but this would solve the issue of a venue where, if we choose to, we can convene and partake. They DO NOT offer cannabis on site but have advised me of several dispensaries nearby.

    I hope this is helpful.

    If there is enough interest we can add an event to the list Amy already started.

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    Michael Clinton
    Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
    Sheffield, MA
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  • 17.  RE: #ntcannabis #ntcbudnotbeer :)

    Posted Mar 11, 2019 11:34
    I'd love to enjoy some bud/edibles with other people but I won't be around after Friday. I added my name to the NW Cannabis Club list though!

    I'm bringing a Nintendo Switch and enough controllers for 3-5 players, too.

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    Brandon Petkov
    Technology Solutions Coordinator
    The Equal Rights Center
    Washington, DC
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  • 18.  RE: #ntcannabis #ntcbudnotbeer :)

    Posted Mar 13, 2019 16:52
    Hello! Wondering if anyone went to the cannabis club last night. I wanted to go but was so tried (slept 14 hours last night.... Long trip from the East coast). If you did, how was it? I'd be up for it Thursday night if anyone is interested.

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    Karen Harter
    Gulf of Maine Research Institute
    Portland, ME
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  • 19.  RE: #ntcannabis #ntcbudnotbeer :)

    Posted Mar 13, 2019 18:21
    Hey Karen, I went last night and it was really nice. I plan on heading over tonight again :)
    Anyone should feel free to reach out if you want to meet up, my cell is 516-729-8561; amydorf@gmail.com.

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    Amy Dorfman
    Associate Director, Project Management
    Planned Parenthood Federation of America
    New York, NY
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  • 20.  RE: #ntcannabis #ntcbudnotbeer :)

    Posted Mar 13, 2019 18:28
    I'm definitely up for checking it out Thursday evening before the NTC party! Do we need to plan ahead with them? Or can we just show up?

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    Katy Hinz
    Senior Designer
    Teal Media
    Royal Oak, MI
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  • 21.  RE: #ntcannabis #ntcbudnotbeer :)

    Posted Mar 13, 2019 18:39
    Only planning is to bring your own bud and expect to pay $20 for the lifetime membership fee.

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    Amy Dorfman
    Associate Director, Project Management
    Planned Parenthood Federation of America
    New York, NY
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  • 22.  RE: #ntcannabis #ntcbudnotbeer :)

    Posted Mar 13, 2019 20:03
    Hi Amy.  I would totally go tonight if I weren't going to Roller Derby :-)

    Kathy and anyone else, let's touch base tomorrow.  I'll probably hit the dispensary across the street from the convention center at lunch or a break (I'm too lazy to search out anything else).  Text me 207-838-1579.

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    Karen Harter
    Gulf of Maine Research Institute
    Portland, ME
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  • 23.  RE: #ntcannabis #ntcbudnotbeer :)

    Posted Mar 14, 2019 00:17
    Sounds good Karen :)  I'm at (248) 345-2451

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    Katy Hinz
    Senior Designer
    Teal Media
    Royal Oak, MI
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  • 24.  RE: #ntcannabis #ntcbudnotbeer :)

    Posted Mar 14, 2019 21:01
    Is this still happening? Is there a designated meet up spot?

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    Michael Clinton
    Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
    Sheffield, MA
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