At 35 Alex Rogers was just released from prison, broke, and aimless. Rogers was imprisoned for six months on a cannabis related drug charge. That’s when life truly began for Rogers. A little over a year later, Rogers graduated in Political Science from Southern Oregon University. Presently, Rogers is not only the founder of one of Oregon’s biggest medical marijuana clinics, but also a leader for several other cannabis business organizations.
Rogers’ six month sentence in a German prison was the turning point. Rogers is now co-owner of Marijuana Politics, a news network, and a self-described cannabis activist. Marijuana Politics covers “marijuana law and news that impacts all facets of the cannabis community.” Rogers told Marijuana Politics “Though my degree was not in business, because of the politically charged cannabis industry, my degree has helped me with my business endeavors more than I could have ever imagined”. Rogers had organized thousand of phone calls, helping bring change to Oregon’s medical marijuana laws.
Rogers operates clinics in Ashland, Medford, and Eugene Oregon. Rogers built Ashland Alternative Health, a medical marijuana clinic, from the ground up. He didn’t stop there. Rogers created the Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference and the International Business Conference. “The OMMBC was our first conference, our baby, and we have worked diligently to build the OMMBC brand and improve upon previous events,” Rogers explains. The next OMMBC Conference is scheduled for September 12-13 in Portland, Oregon. He says in the conferences he will inform startups how to begin the application process for a dispensary and how to comply with the rules and regulations involved in starting a cannabis business.
Rogers added “I have a tremendous amount of encouragement and help from many good people. Being a good business person starts with being a good member of the community at large.” Alex Rogers could be an inspiration to those who think they’re too old to get started in the cannabis business.