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Nature’s Medicine: Power of Cannabis Healing

With over 81,000 drug overdose deaths in 2020, an alternative approach to medicinal healing has been long overdue. As many people seek natural treatments for their mental and physical health, a surge in cannabis and hemp research may provide a natural answer. What does the future of plant based medicine look like? Can cannabis and hemp deliver sufficient relief for injuries, ailments, and post-traumatic stress as effectively as its chemical counterparts in pharmacology? In this panel, join the conversation about the power of natural healing through Earth’s medicine.

Carlos Dew

CEO, Superbad Inc.

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Carlos Dew is a thought leader and social equity proponent in the cannabis industry. As CEO of superbad inc., his diverse portfolio of business and Investments includes cannabis, beverage, nutraceuticals, cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, wellness, technology, blockchain, media, telecommunication, marketing (SEO) and promotions. A quiet storm of endeavors, he is focused on the cutting edge and ideating the next. He strives for innovation as the new sensation of Intelligence spear heading and thinking towards the future.

Harry Rose

Founder, Rosette Wellness

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Alec Dixon is a US Navy veteran as well as Co-Founder and Director of Client Relations of SC Laboratories. Among Alecs’ work at SC Labs, include educational outreach and support, conducting educational training lectures with collectives and clients of SC Labs across the west coast. Alec also has the honor of serving on the Board of Directors of the Wo/Man’s Alliance for Medical Marijuana (WAMM,) one of California’s original collective(s) whose focus is mainly around serving the terminally ill and the poor.

Rachael Carlevale

Founder, Ganjasana

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A Co-Founder of Suelo Vivo, an organic seed-to-sale CBD brand, Rachael lives in alignment with the natural rhythms of the sun, moon, and stars, and grows living soil, regenerative cannabis, and vermicompost. Rachael is a certified Mindfulness Educator, and Certified Yoga Instructor with an academic foundation in plant and soil sciences from The University of Massachusetts, Amherst. As a DEM Pure Educator, she certifies farms and companies who uphold ethical practices. She works with many plant allies including a deep passion for cannabis, hemp, and ayahuasca, and contributes to Skunk Magazine with her ‘Cultivation Column.’

High Influence: The New Wave of Cannabis Marketing

Currently listed as a schedule 1 drug, the attitude toward cannabis promotion and advertising remains murky. With social media giants like Facebook, Instagram, and Tiktok banning paid cannabis advertising, innovative marketing campaigns have forged a new path for promoting popular cannabis brands with a new breed of publicity – engaging cannabis influencers. What is a cannabis influencer? Dive into the world of branding, marketing, and the social network of cannabis in this educational and entertaining panel.

Tammy Pettigrew aka Cannabis Cutie

Cannabis Educator

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Tammy Pettigrew is a California-based cannabis advocate, educator and speaker focusing on cannabis science, history, business, and debunking countless myths surrounding cannabis. Her goal is to create change by helping others improve their lives by arming them with the proper information and challenging outdated perspectives when it comes to health and wellness.

Eunice Lee

Founder of hivi.life

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Eunice Kim is a firm believer of creating change in the world with passion-driven purpose and impactful moves. Her journey to understanding and consuming cannabis underscores her conviction to disrupt the cannabis industry for good. As a staunch nonbeliever up until 5 years ago, Eunice subscribed to the stigma of the plant. But once she discovered how life-changing it could be for her sleep issues and anxiety, she was determined to shine a new light on this plant. It started as a quiet project to educate and introduce her friends who were also unfamiliar with cannabis, but soon became a full-fledged business idea and purpose. She left her career in the fashion industry, where she had worked at Vogue and built her own sneaker company and went all in to building HiVi.

Hajein Chun

Founder Big Bad Wolf SF, Chef, Consultant

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Cannabis has been a part of my life for the last 20 years. It has undeniably shaped not only who I am, but the things I advocate for today. Growing up in California, it was a lifestyle. Unknowingly, we were creating the culture and paving the way for legalization since back then. In 2015 I started Big Bad Wolf SF a community based platform via private pop up dinners and events. Once we went recreational in 2016, it naturally opened up and accelerated my professional path into the cannabis industry, because it was already such a predominant presence in my life, community, and network. First through cannabis dinners and events, which led to brand partnerships, sponsors, content creation, marketing strategies, and more. That path lead me to the team at Permanent Holiday, a craft, poc cannabis brand, who’s ethos and ethics for this industry aligned with my own.

Jungle Cae, aka The Potanist, Black Botanist

Cultivator, Educator

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I've been growing my own jungle of over 60 Houseplants, Vegetables, Herbs, and my own Cannabis for the past 2 years in my apartment. I explore Cannabis Science and Education as The Potanist! (pot botanist) I want to educate as many people as I can to grow their own Jungle and learn to connect with nature!

Ray Arias

Creative Director, Karma Stoned, Vintage Shop Owner

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Ray Arias is a longtime cannabis activist, medical patient, influencer, and taste maker. She has diverse experience working with the plant in agriculture, analytical science, sales, and marketing. She is a 4x judge for The Emerald Cup. Ray applies her knowledge and passion for the culture as a brand strategist. She currently works as a creative consultant for boutique and legacy companies in California and Washington. You can keep up with Ray on Instagram: @karma_stoned.

Higher Healing With Mushrooms And Psychedelics

A Fireside Chat with Lorne Gertner, Dennis McKenna, Darryl Hudson and Alex Dorr. We’re in the midst of an intensifying mental-health crisis as the world continues to become more complex. Yet most people seeking treatment get the same medications that have been prescribed for decades. It’s time for a new approach. Hear from experts about the future of natural health, the data and the mainstreaming of psychedelics for wellness.

Lorne Gertner

CEO, HG2 Inc, Co-Founder of Good Cap Wellness

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Lorne M. Gertner is a serial entrepreneur who has cut a highly successful and idiosyncratic path through the Canadian business world. An architect by training, Gertner has, for the past 50 years, applied his passion for design, creativity, and entrepreneurship towards building companies that are at the forefront of the consumer zeitgeist. Gertner has a knack for putting together teams that have the right measure of imagination and investment. From clothing to cannabis, he has a history of incubating unique, of-the-moment brands that epitomize style in both their products and service. Tokyo Smoke, Cronos, BDP Quadrangle, Pink Tartan, and Toronto Fashion Week are just a few of the household names and Canadian success stories that Gertner has assisted to bring to life. In addition, Maclean’s magazine nicknamed him the “Godfather of Cannabis” for his early involvement and influence in the Canadian cannabis market.

Dennis McKenna

Ethnopharmacologist, Research Pharmacognosist, Best-Selling Author

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Dennis McKenna's research has focused on the interdisciplinary study of Amazonian ethnopharmacology. He has conducted extensive ethnobotanical fieldwork in the Peruvian Amazon. His doctoral research (University of British Columbia,1984) focused on the ethnopharmacology of ayahuasca and oo-koo-he, two tryptamine-based hallucinogens used by indigenous peoples in the Northwest Amazon. He is a founding board member of the Heffter Research Institute, and was a key organizer and participant in the Hoasca Project, the first biomedical investigation of ayahuasca. He is the younger brother of Terence McKenna. From 2000 to 2017, he taught courses on Ethnopharmacology and Plants in Human affairs in the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota. In 2019, in collaboration with colleagues, he incorporated a new non-profit, the McKenna Academy of Natural Philosophy.

Darryl Hudson

PHD Chief Science Officer of Sansero Life Sciences

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Dr. Darryl Hudson is co-founder and Chief Science Officer at GoodCap, which is developing new therapies to improve mental and physical health using compounds derived from psilocybin and other fungi. He holds a PhD in Molecular Biology & Genetics and has deep expertise in optimizing the cultivation and extraction processes of natural medicines and studying their interactions with human biology. In his role at GoodCap, Darryl is working to create safe, low-dose psilocybin-based medicines that may prove to be more effective alternatives than many of the commonly used pharmaceuticals that are on the market today. He is the co-author of a wide range of peer-reviewed papers focused on plant biology, plant genetics, DNA repair, epigenetics, cancer and cannabis.

Alex Dorr

Founder, CEO, Co-host of Mushroom Revival, Author of  “Mycoremediation Handbook: a Grassroots Guide to Growing Mushrooms & Cleaning up Toxic Waste with Fungi

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Alex Dorr is the founder and CEO of the functional mushroom company, Mushroom Revival Inc. Alex co-hosts the number one mushroom podcast in the world, The Mushroom Revival Podcast, alongside his loving partner Lera Niemackl. After earning his degree in mycology, Alex authored the book “Mycoremediation Handbook: A Grassroots Guide to Growing Mushrooms and Cleaning up Toxic Waste with Fungi.” He was recently nominated as one of Austin Inno’s 25 under 25. He pioneered building the largest and only certified organic cordyceps militaris mushroom farm in the Americas in 2019. Alex enjoys traveling the world researching and teaching about mushrooms.

Tim Blake

Founder, The Emerald Cup

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Tim created The Emerald Cup, the worlds largest outdoor cannabis competition thirteen years ago. Tim sponsored and helped produce the first gathering of law enforcement and cannabis farmers to openly discuss how they would work together. This helped lead to the creation of the original 9.31 program, whereby cannabis farmers could grow up to ninety nine plants legally with a permit from the county. Tim was one of the first cannabis farmers to join the program. He was the co-founder of the Mendocino Farmers Collective and also Healing Harvest Farms, both local cannabis dispensaries designed to help facilitate getting outdoor cannabis into the dispensaries across the state.

Federal Cannabis Legalization: Going All the Way

After years of uncertainty, advocates believe that federal cannabis legalization is inevitable. Now the question to be answered is not if, but how? Earlier this year, Senate Democrats announced their intention to pass sweeping legislation to end the federal prohibition on cannabis with a focus on restorative justice. While this would be an enormous step for the country, many advocates are concerned that the needs of existing regulated cannabis industries in 36 states will be overlooked. What lessons can policymakers take from state-regulated cannabis industries when considering how to approach nationwide legalization? How might established state markets be impacted by the federal government? What role should the federal government play in advancing social equity and criminal justice reforms?

Dr Juli Crockett

 Director of Compliance, MMLG

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Dr. Juli Crockett was recruited into the cannabis industry in 2015 to launch the W Vapes and served as their Chief Compliance Officer before joining MMLG in January 2018. Elected to the CCIA Board of Directors in 2017, Dr. Crockett also served as Co-Chair of NCIA’s Federal Policy Committee and is the current Chair of CCIA’s Legislative Committee. She is a sought-after public speaker and has spoken at numerous industry events such as CCBC, CWCBExpo, State of Cannabis, Future Cannabis Project, Arcview, CCIA’s Policy Summit, Capitol Weekly’s California Cannabis Conference, and Green Flower Media’s Cannabis Career Summit.

Justin Strekal

Political Director, NORML

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Justin Strekal is the Political Director for NORML, where he serves as an advocate to end the federal criminalization of marijuana and to reform our nation’s laws to no longer unduly discriminate against its consumers in various aspects of their lives.

Roz McCarthy

Founder/CEO, Minorities for Medical Marijuana

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Roz has been recognized by High Times Magazine as one of the top 100 influential people in Cannabis for 2017. Roz’s organization M4MM has been recognized with the 2018 and 2019 Cannabis Industry Organization of the Year Award. Roz serves as a guest Cannabis Social Equity/ Social Justice lecturer at Southern University Law School and FLORIDA A&M University Law School. Roz has successfully worked hand in hand with Federal, State, and Local legislators to craft cannabis inclusive policy, rules, and regulations. Roz and the outstanding work she is doing with #M4MM was recently featured in Forbes, Green Entrepreneur, Cheddar News, the Grio, and Cannabis Business Times.

Morgan Fox

Director of Communications, National Cannabis Industry Association

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As a professional cannabis policy reform advocate and communications specialist since 2008, Morgan has been featured in hundreds of print, radio, television and online outlets and has been directly involved in dozens of successful state ballot initiative campaigns as well as legislative victories at both the state and federal levels. He was most recently Director of Communications at the Marijuana Policy Project before becoming the chief spokesperson for NCIA in 2018.

Real Social Equity – Creating Impact Not Impressions

The term “social equity” is the hot new buzz phrase in the cannabis industry. From ivory tower board rooms to mom and pop shops, the cannabis industry is in the process of contending with a history of systemic racism and injustice. As cannabis legalization moves from state to state, nonprofit advocacy groups fear the term “social equity” has been co-opted and used by legislators and corporate entities to distract from nuanced policies that continue to victimize black and brown communities already devastated by the war on drugs. What should advocates be demanding from legislators at the city and state level? What role/responsibility do for-profit cannabis companies and MSO’s have in implementing and executing social equity measures? How does a more equitable industry create a better industry for all business owners?

Verónica Rabelo

PhD, San Fran State Univ

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Verónica Caridad Rabelo, PhD (they/she/ella) is an assistant professor of management in the Lam Family College of Business at San Francisco State University. Their teaching, research, and consulting focus on dismantling injustice in organizations. They specialize in understanding the causes and consequences of workplace mistreatment, as well as interventions for effective prevention and response. They also design and evaluate strategies for cultivating racial equity and transformative justice in organizations.

Amber Senter

CEO, Breeze Distro & Chairman of the Board of Supernova Women

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Amber E. Senter is founder and CEO of Breeze Distro and Shady Pines Box Club, a lifestyle and infused cannabis product, distribution, and direct-to-consumer company located in Oakland, CA. She is also co-founder, Chair of the Board, and Executive Director of Supernova Women. Amber is a veteran of the United States Coast Guard. Amber has served in a number of leadership positions in the cannabis industry. Amber is a champion of social equity, founding the country's first publicly funded social equity shared manufacturing facility, EquityWorks! Incubator. She is also on the advisory board of Decriminalize Nature Oakland, the first group in the country to successfully advocate to decriminalize all natural plant medicines in the city of Oakland.

Whitney Beatty

Founder, Owner Apothecarry Brands, Inc.

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Whitney Beatty is a dynamic former reality television development exec turned cannabis entrepreneur. After a 15 year career she transitioned to use her knowledge of brand and niche markets in the cannabis space with her luxury humidor company Apothecarry Brands. Whitney’s newest endeavor is Josephine & Billie’s, the first dispensary focused on the recreational and medicinal needs of women of color. Whitney is an advocate for women and women of color in the cannabis space, and has spoken extensively on her experiences bootstrapping to MVP, females fundraisers in the cannabis space and cannabis social equity and has been featured in Forbes, Inc, LA times, NYT, SXSW, Dope, TIME and Entrepreneur. She currently serves as VP of Supernova Women and of the Cannabis Equity Retailers Association (CERA).

Hope Wiseman

 CEO, Mary and Main

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Born and raised in Prince George’s County, Maryland, Hope Wiseman has always been passionate about serving her community. In 2014, Hope Wiseman graduated with an economics degree from the illustrious Spelman College. After spending a year at SunTrust as an Equity Institutional Sales Analyst, Hope decided to continue striving for excellence by pursuing her dreams of entrepreneurship. In Fall 2018, Hope officially became the youngest Black woman dispensary owner in the United States with the opening of Mary & Main dispensary in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Hope has been featured in Black Enterprise, Huffington Post, Blavity, and more. In addition to her entrepreneurial pursuits, Hope is a speaker and consultant to individuals who are looking to enter the cannabis industry.

The Future of Extraction

Cannabis extraction is becoming a focal point of the growing cannabis industry. With more patients and consumers learning about the benefits of cannabis, there is a growing demand for different ways to ingest the product. In the past, there were limited options for cannabis extraction. Most methods were laborious like hand rubbing and sieving. Now, advances in technology are changing the game and giving product manufacturers new, more efficient and more precise options for extraction. Join our panel of experts as we discuss the origins and future of cannabis extraction.

Jimi Devine

Writer, Journalist, Advocate

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Jimi Devine has been involved in cannabis reform since 2005 and has worked in the Berkeley cannabis industry since 2009 when he moved to California from Lynn, Massachusetts. Currently serving as Cannabis Columnist and Critic for L.A. Weekly, you can also find his writings on cannabis products and policy in the San Francisco Chronicle, The Village Voice, The Boston Globe, The Hill, The Chronicle of High Education, Cannabis Now, Marijuana.com, High Times, Irvine Weekly, Weedmaps News, 7×7 Magazine, The East Bay Express, Leafly, Civilized, Thrillist and Ed Rosenthal’s book This Bud’s for You. Jimi is one of the main journalists in the world covering the top shelf flower market. Jimi has a BA in Journalism and Media Studies from Franklin Pierce University.

The Dank Duchess

Writer, Hashish Consultant, Cannabis Cultivator

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Amber E. Senter is founder and CEO of Breeze Distro and Shady Pines Box Club, a lifestyle and infused cannabis product, distribution, and direct-to-consumer company located in Oakland, CA. She is also co-founder, Chair of the Board, and Executive Director of Supernova Women. Amber is a veteran of the United States Coast Guard. Amber has served in a number of leadership positions in the cannabis industry. Amber is a champion of social equity, founding the country's first publicly funded social equity shared manufacturing facility, EquityWorks! Incubator. She is also on the advisory board of Decriminalize Nature Oakland, the first group in the country to successfully advocate to decriminalize all natural plant medicines in the city of Oakland.

Josh Vert

Founder, Royal Key

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Snowboarding, nationwide streetware sales, and coaching athletes seem like prior lifetimes ago. I founded Royal Key in 2015, and Suprize Suprize in 2018 with my partner - in life - Erin. We design, pheno hunt, cultivate, extract, sell, and distribute all under one roof.

Jessica Hwang

Feeling Frosty, LLC

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Jessica Hwang is an owner of Feeling Frosty, an company that works exclusively with fresh frozen cannabis flowers to create concentrates. They use this methodology to preserve the cannabinoids and terpenes enabling the end product to be as true to the plant as possible.

Freeing the Prisoners of the War on Drugs

In 1971, President Richard Nixon called for a “war on drugs”. His rhetoric set in motion decades of policies that unjustly targeted black and brown Americans and spurred cycles of incarceration directly impacting millions of lives and families. Today, at the same time that multi-state cannabis companies celebrate exponential growth and millions in revenue, people are still languishing behind bars for cannabis offenses. As corporate America and mainstream markets turn their eyes to cannabis, advocates worry that the plight of those victimized by an unjust system will be forgotten. What kind of policies do Americans need to see included in proposed federal legalization to start repairing the damage done by the war on drugs? What responsibility do for-profit companies have to supporting efforts to free prisoners of the war on drugs? Does a shift from punitive to restorative justice ensure that we avoid repeating the mistakes of the past?

Tauhid Chappell

Writer, Project Manager, Free Press

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Tauhid Chappell is an Executive Board Member and a credentialed Parliamentarian of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists, the first and oldest association of Black journalists in the country. An 8-year veteran of the media industry, he’s worked as a social media editor at The Washington Post, joined the Philadelphia Inquirer as an audience engagement editor, then moved to the Free Press, a media policy nonprofit focused on equitable access for broadband and internet, the break up of media conglomerates, equity and reparations in media and the defense against government surveillance.

Scott Cecil

Co-Founder, Repair Now

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Scott is an activist & advocate against the war on drugs, drug prohibition, and mass incarceration having worked with the Baltimore Harm Reduction Coalition, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, the Minority Cannabis Business Association, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, and the Drug reform Coordination Network. He was elected to the City Council in Mount Rainier, MD, in 2019, where he focuses on police reform, decriminalization, and government accountability. He co-founded Repair Now, a non-profit organization which provides resources for people with criminal records, including voting rights restoration & expungement, and the abolition of cash bail, and prisons & jails as we know them.

Weldon Angelos

Music Executive, Former Prisoner

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Weldon Angelos is a former music producer who worked with legends like Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur’s recording group. In 2004, Weldon became the national face of criminal justice reform after he was sentenced to 55 years prison for selling a $1000 worth of cannabis as a first-time offender. His cause was championed by Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) & Mike Lee (R-UT), celebrities, leading news organizations like the Washington Post, and even the Koch brothers, which led to an early release in 2016 after serving 13 years of his 55-year sentence. Since his release, Weldon has become a leading activist working with a bipartisan coalition of celebrities, lawmakers, business leaders, and the White House to make our criminal justice system fair for everyone. Weldon is also a public speaker, author, and is currently co-producing a feature documentary about his story and the criminal justice system.

The Cannabis Plant: Terpenes And Beyond

Cannabis grows around the world in a variety of climates. Consumers love the plant for its “buds,” as well as the cannabinoids and terpenes that get you high or offer health benefits. When processed, cannabis can be used in many ways, including for making paper and biofuels. Join our panel of experts for an exploration of cannabis plant taking you to terpenes and beyond.

Taylor Blake

Associate Producer of The Emerald Cup

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Growing up amidst a social revolution and kin to northern California, who better to assist Tim Blake (Father) with taking the Emerald Cup to the next level? Taylor graduated from the University of California Santa Cruz with her Bachelors degree in Psychology. She has assisted in putting together the Emerald Cup since 2008 and has been extremely proud seeing it develop to where it is today. Taylor joined the Cup as Associate Producer in 2014 and has already managed to put a smile and thoughtful touch on the work of the entire executive team.

Jesce Horton

CEO, LOWD

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Jesce Horton is an engineer by education, an energy management and automation expert through training, and a horticulturalist by passion. In 2013, soon after moving to Portland, OR, Jesce began growing medical cannabis in his home for two elderly patients who were suffering with cancer, pain and insomnia. After having success in medical cannabis cultivation, Jesce founded LOWD, an adult-use Tier I indoor connoisseur focused cultivation facility in metro Portland. Also, he co-founded the Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA), the first and largest non-profit organization founded to create equal access and economic empowerment for cannabis businesses, their patients, and the communities most affected by the war on drugs.

Dr. Ethan Russo

Dir of Research & Development, Intl Cannabis & Cannabinoids Inst.

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Ethan Russo, MD, is a board-certified neurologist, psychopharmacology researcher, and Founder/CEO of CReDO Science https://credo-science.com Previously he was Director of Research and Development for the International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute, 2017-19, Medical Director of PHYTECS, 2015-2017, and from 2003-2014, Senior Medical Advisor, medical monitor/study physician to GW Pharmaceuticals for numerous Phase I-III clinical trials of Sativex® and Epidiolex®. He was a clinical neurologist in Missoula, Montana for 20 years. He has held faculty appointments in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Montana, and in Medicine at the University of Washington. He is author/editor of seven books and has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles.

Josh Wurzer

President and Co-Founder, SC Laboratories

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Josh worked as a scientist in the Cannabis Testing Industry for over 12 years. He is primarily responsible for managing regulatory compliance, research and development, and intellectual property at SC Labs. He has a background in analytical and synthetic chemistry and began his career in the pharmaceutical and electronic materials industries. He has written several cannabis-related patent applications and is a published author. He is a member of several trade groups promoting best practises in the Cannabis Industry including serving as a member of the United States Pharmocopeia's Cannabis Expert Panel. Josh holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Microdosing The Medicine: Why is it important, What Application & How Do It

Can tiny doses of psychedelic medicine lead to big changes? Personal and broad medical research has shown for many people, they already have. Many studies are emerging how psychedelic micro-dosing has helped those struggling with PTSD, depression and anxiety. Let’s not forget the creative mind as tech developers, artists, creators have noted how micro-dosing has impacted creatively and productivity. In this workshop we will cover what is micro-dosing, it’s applications and how to do it safely. Brought to you by the San Francisco Psychedelic Society.

Danielle Negrin

Executive Director, SF Psychedelic Society

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Danielle Negrin is Executive Director of the San Francisco Psychedelic Society, founder of Psychedelic Recovery, on the founding team of Decriminalize Nature Oakland and on the advisory board for Project New Day. She specializes in building conscious community, providing education into the use and science of psychedelics, addiction recovery services and integration. Danielle is dedicated to exploring mental health, trauma recovery, personal development and overcoming substance abuse through integrative techniques with psychoactive substances. The intention of her work is to help people and communities through sacred intentional practice, to ultimately make this a better world for us all to live in.

Jakobien Van Der Weijden

COO, Microdosing Institute

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JAKOBIEN VAN DER WEIJDEN IS THE COFOUNDER OF MICRODOSING INSTITUTE AND HAS BEEN IN SERVICE OF THE PSYCHEDELIC RENAISSANCE SINCE 2003, WORKING WITH SEVERAL ORGANIZATIONS THAT PROMOTE PSYCHEDELICS RESEARCH WITH PLANT MEDICINE.

Hein Pijnnaken

CEO, Microdosing Institute

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My name is Hein, I’m a founder of the Microdosing.nl platform and a microdosing coach. After 30 years of experience with the healing effects of psychedelics as well as guiding many sessions, microdosing with psychedelics came my way. I’ve been intensively studying this subject since 2016. This website originated from my investigation of both, theoretical and practical sides of microdosing. The intensive contact with scientists, such as James Fadiman, and microdosers in our community, has provided me with a balanced picture of how I use microdosing in combination with coaching. Having a background in Transformational coaching (NLP advanced master) I’m fascinated about how microdosing combined with coaching serves as a great catalyst and self-development tool. Provided you choose to work with microdosing yourself, I facilitate your process to help you get the most of your microdosing adventure! I specialize in counseling people with cluster headaches in their microdosing and minidosing processes.

Seth Warner

Deputy of Communications, SF Psychedelic Society

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Seth began teaching about fungi in 2016 as a lab facilitator with at Counter Culture Labs in Oakland CA where he later later founded the Mycelial Mass Mushroom Meetup. Has helped to build the San Francisco Psychedelic Society since 2017 and he helped with the Decriminalize Nature Oakland initiative. Amidst building healing community Seth’s intentions are to democratize the knowledge around safely cultivating and consuming sacred mushrooms for access and healing.

Adam Bramlage

CEO, FloStateMicro

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Bramlage is Founder/CEO of Flow State Micro. He works 1 on 1 with clients to create individualized protocols and performance plans to enhance their Microdosing experience. He is also co-founder of the Microdosing Movement, and the Microdosing Support Network.

Regenerative Farming: Returning to our Roots

The loss of the world’s fertile soil and biodiversity, along with the loss of indigenous seeds and knowledge, pose a mortal threat to our future survival. Heal the planet with regenerative farming. There are a lot of exciting trends in agriculture from soil health to farm profitability, hemp, environmental stewardship and sustainability.

Jesse Dodd

Co-Creator, Regenerative Farm Award of Emerald Cup, VP Board of The Open Cannabis Project, Technical Advisor for Resource Innovation Inst.

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Jesse Dodd is the creator of Biovortex, a living conceptual art piece with the goal of influencing the cannabis industry in the direction of a environmentally regenerative future.

John W. Roulac

Founder & Chief Visionary Officer, Nutiva, Executive Producer of “Kiss the Ground” documentary

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John is a hemp innovator, serial entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist, writer and champion of regenerative agriculture. As the founder of the organic superfoods brand Nutiva, he has sourced and formulated close to $1B in retail sales of organic superfoods in the past 20 years. John is also an executive producer of the regenerative agriculture film Kiss the Ground, which is narrated by Woody Harrelson and featured on Netflix. Today, he is an investor, supporter and advisor to various companies and organizations in the “better for you and planet” sector. Over his career, John has founded six non-profit organizations, including Great Plains Regeneration and GMOInside.org.

Winona LaDuke

Environmentalist, Economist, Writer, Founder Winona’s Hemp & Heritage Farm, Honor The Earth

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Winona LaDuke is an internationally renowned activist working on issues of sustainable development renewable energy and food systems. She lives and works on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota, and is a two time vice presidential candidate with Ralph Nader for the Green Party. As Program Director of the Honor the Earth, she works nationally and internationally on the issues of climate change, renewable energy, and environmental justice with Indigenous communities. And in her own community, she is the founder of the White Earth Land Recovery Project, one of the largest reservation based non profit organizations in the country, and a leader in the issues of culturally based sustainable development strategies, renewable energy and food systems. In this work, she also continues national and international work to protect Indigenous plants and heritage foods from patenting and genetic engineering.

Blaire AuClair

Co-Founder, Radical Farms (Emerald Cup Award Winning Biodynamic Cannabis Farm)

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Blaire AuClair in partnership with her husband Daniel own and manage a diversified cannabis farm in Mendocino County. In 2018 they won, along with two other stellar farms, Emerald Cup’s Regenerative Farm Award. Blaire and Daniel grow medicinal cannabis, vegetables, medicinal herbs, raise animals for meat and fiber, produce value added products, and some catering. In addition Blaire is a board member of the local friends of the library and currently sits on the policy committee of the Mendocino Cannabis Alliance. Blaire and Daniel’s farming practices are done through biodynamic and regenerative practices and look at the whole farm as a living organism that strives to be self sustaining.