About OREGON'S CANNABIS CONCIERGE
At CCC/OCC, we provide curated cannabis experiences, in both our stand alone one-offs projects, and monthly event series. Designed for both the Industry and general public, always with a focus on education, and offering unique, informative and entertaining consumption opportunities. We support craft cannabis growers and processors, and believe strongly in pesticide free products, as clean cannabis makes the best medicine for patients and consumers.
Our work has been covered by numerous publications including Time, Newsweek, Reuters, The Guardian (U.K) Google news, Weed World UK, A+J, and many others.
Our project portfolio includes:
We provide Backstage Budtending services to numerous venues, festivals, artists/bands, labels and management agencies. By consulting one on one with the artists, we can provide the recipient an experience that best supports their intentions. We share a wide range of products grown and processed by our partners, including CBD products. We believe the best pathway to creating consumers to support our partners is by supplying education of a product’s benefits and effects, and provide the best options for their needs in a no-charge, pressure free, supportive setting.
Green Friday - We recruited 25+ sungrown cannabis farms in Southern Oregon in 2015, allowing us to offer over 50 different stains to patients and consumers in a unique project on Black (Green) Friday. We packaged quarter ounces of each strain in glass jars, and produced a 16 page color guide that described the farms and grow methods, their strains and effects/benefits, and information regarding the lower carbon footprint used in sungrown cannabis production. On Green Friday, these were offered at over 20 dispensaries statewide for $20 per quarter, and all 50 pounds sold out by end of day.
Puff Puff Pour - This event series carefully pairs three unique strains with three complimentary beverage options, inc: Microbrewed Beers, Wines, Spirits, Coffees, Kombuchas, and Fruit/Vegetable based options. Using Herbalizer vaporizers, guests are provided with a flight of three flowers and beverages, with a terpene screening of both to explore showing how the shared terpenes impacts the pairings. Grower and beverage maker are both on hand to discuss their collaboration, and how they produce their respective products.
Our “Industry Only” events include Weed Industry Night (WIN), which is only open to Dispensary and Wholesaler staff. One sponsor from each product category (Flower, Extract/Solvent, Edible, Topical, Tincture and Tech) engages one on one with guests to discuss their product line in an intimate, unrushed setting that encourages Q and A about product benefits to patients and consumers, production methods, and brand selling points. On site consumption allows a more comprehensive understanding of the products offered, and gift bags with samples and information help establish a more thorough knowledge of the offerings, resulting in a more educated and experienced sales staff.
Joshua J. Taylor is the Founder and CEO of OCC, founded in 2015. Based in Portland, Oregon, he has written the syndicated weekly newspaper column on cannabis, “Cannabuzz/Smoke Signals”, for nearly 3 years, in addition to writing for Leafly, Dope, and other publications. He has also designed and produced a number of cannabis events, both for OCC and for clients, including Weed The People, Green Friday, Oregon Hmp Convention, Sabertooth Music Festival, The Summer Fair, Toke Talks, among others.
He’s worked as a Caregiver through the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program for the past 10 years, researching and providing cannabis recommendations and products for everything from pediatric epilepsy to end of life issues. His 15 years as a Tour and Day to Day Manager in the music industry gave him a unique perspective as to how cannabis is used by musicians while touring and in the studio, which has shaped the Backstage Budtending services.
Partnerships formed in California motivated the expansion from Oregon, and Taylor opened California's Cannabis Concierge in 2017. “At OCC, we have an unparalleled track record of producing safe, compliant, and enjoyable events for 50 to 2,500 attendees. We believe our extensive experience navigating Oregon’s Recreational cannabis program over the past two plus years allows us to offer a unique perspective and insight to our efforts in California.” says Taylor. “We offer options to responsibly integrate cannabis into people’s personal and professional lives, and believe that starts with using craft cannabis that can pass the most rigorous pesticide screenings, because anything less undercuts our efforts.”
“Cannabis legalization offers endless opportunities to help people, both experienced and neophyte, enjoy and explore cannabis in new forms - by pairing with food and beverage, exploring edibles and tinctures that are micro dosed and strain specific, products with precise varying ratios of THC to CBD, and many more.”
We believe in collaboration over competition, and look forward to sharing the bounty of world class cannabis products with consumers and patients in Oregon and California through our events and projects. If you would like to learn more more, we would love to talk with you.