Mara Gordon has been a pioneer in the development of cannabis extracts for seriously ill patients for nearly a decade. Ms. Gordon’s scientific approach to cannabis has changed the landscape of medical products available to the everyday consumer through her brand, Aunt Zelda’s. Aside from medical extraction, Ms. Gordon launched Calla Spring Wellness in 2012, a telemedicine platform dedicated to helping physicians and nurses incorporate cannabinoid-based medicines into their standard treatment plans. Ms. Gordon is a respected voice in the industry, and has presented at numerous medical conference around the world. Ms. Gordon sits on the board of directors of Zelda Therapeutics , which she cofounded, and North Bay Credit Union, as well as numerous advisory board positions. Her work is prominently featured in the award-winning documentary, Weed the People, and multiple books and films.
Dr David Casarett
Dr Casarett is a palliative care physician and health services researcher whose work focuses on improving systems of care for people with serious, life-threatening illnesses. He a Professor of Medicine at Duke University and the Chief of Palliative Care in Duke Health.
Dr Casarett is the author of more than 100 articles in journals including JAMA and The New England Journal of Medicine, and his writing has appeared in print and online in Salon, Esquire, Discover, Newsweek, the New York Times and Wired. He is a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honour given by the US government to researchers in the early stages of their careers.
Dr Casarett is the director of Cannabis Outcome (www.CannabisOutcomes.com), a research consulting group that provides cutting-edge methods expertise to help the cannabis industry understand their patients’ experience and outcomes. He resides in the USA.
Dr Dustin Sulak
Dustin Sulak is an integrative medicine practitioner and leader in the emerging field of cannabinoid medicine. His clinical practice focuses on treating refractory conditions in adults and children. He received his undergraduate degrees in nutrition science and biology from Indiana University, a doctorate of osteopathy from the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed an internship at Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency.
Dr Sulak is the founder of two specialist clinics in the US that have treated over 18,000 patients with medical cannabis. Dr Sulak is also the founder of Tested Labs, a cannabis analytic laboratory, and healer.com, a medical cannabis education resource. He sits on the board of directors of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians and lectures internationally on the science and clinical applications of cannabis. As an expert and educator on medical cannabis in the US, Dr Sulak has contributed to the standard of care for the use of medical cannabis in a wide variety of conditions including epilepsy, autism, pain, spasticity, seizure disorders and PTSD.
Dr Bonni Goldstein
Dr. Bonni Goldstein has extensive experience as a medical practitioner and specialises in medicinal cannabis-based treatments for chronic medical conditions. She received her undergraduate education at Rutgers College and pursued her medical degree at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Her post-doctoral education included internship and residency at the Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Goldstein also served as Chief Resident at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. She was a Clinical Instructor in Pediatrics at USC School of Medicine in Los Angeles, Emergency Transport Attending Physician at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and Emergency Medicine Attending Physician in the Pediatric Emergency Department at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center.
In 2008, Dr. Goldstein developed an interest in the science of medical cannabis after witnessing its beneficial effects in an ill friend. Since then she has been evaluating both adult and pediatric patients for use of medical cannabis. Dr. Goldstein has given numerous lectures to many patient support programs, including the Cancer Support Community, Southern California Prosthetics, and Pediatric Epilepsy. She has also lectured at CannaMed 2016 at Harvard University, United in Compassion Medical Cannabis Symposium in Sydney, Australia, Patients Out of Time 2015, and United Patients Group Conference 2016. She is currently the Medical Director of Canna-Centers, a California-based medical practice devoted to educating patients about the use of cannabis for serious and chronic medical conditions. She is a Medical Consultant to WeedMaps.com. She is a Member of the International Association of Cannabis as Medicine, the International Cannabinoid Research Society, and the Society of Cannabis Clinicians.