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.