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9th Annual National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference

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· Expo
Biden-Harris Can Do It! Campaign Update
An update on the latest developments in Congress, current news on Biden administration activity and the progress of ASA’s No Patient Left Behind Campaign.
Dustin McDonald
2021-04-29T12:00:00Z 2021-04-30T22:00:00Z America/New_York Biden-Harris+Can+Do+It%21+Campaign+Update https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Funity2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
Kids and Cannabis: How to have the conversation
Talking with their kids about cannabis continues to present a challenge for patients. Learn how to approach the conversation with children of all ages.
Mskindness Ramirez, MA.Ed
2021-04-29T12:00:00Z 2021-04-30T22:00:00Z America/New_York Kids+and+Cannabis%3A+How+to+have+the+conversation https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Funity2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
USP Perspectives on Cannabis Quality
A summary of the U.S. Pharmacopeia as an organization and how they approach evaluating cannabis standards and quality.
Dr. Nandakumara D. Sarma, RPh, Phd
2021-04-29T12:00:00Z 2021-04-30T22:00:00Z America/New_York USP+Perspectives+on+Cannabis+Quality https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Funity2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Removing Barriers: Housing, Healthcare & Employment
From facing eviction, to lack of health coverage, to losing a job, cannabis patients face many barriers when it comes to housing, healthcare and employment.
Andrew Freedman Rep. Chris Rabb Andrew Brisbo
2021-04-29T12:15:00Z 2021-04-29T12:47:00Z America/New_York Removing+Barriers%3A+Housing%2C+Healthcare+%26+Employment+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Funity2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Kids & Cannabis: A Life Saving Treatment
Children remain one of the most vulnerable patient populations. How can we protect and support those minor medical cannabis patients and their caregivers.
Parisa Mansouri-Rad Rylie Maedler Michael Hiller Mara Gordon
2021-04-29T12:50:00Z 2021-04-29T13:20:00Z America/New_York Kids+%26+Cannabis%3A+A+Life+Saving+Treatment https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Funity2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
2021 ASA Awards
Every year we honor those who have made contributions to safe access over the last year.
2021-04-29T13:20:00Z 2021-04-29T13:28:00Z America/New_York 2021+ASA+Awards https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Funity2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
High Cost: Regulating Affordable and Accessible Medicine
Although 36 states have legalized medical cannabis in some form, many patients are unable to access affordable medicine. How can this gap be resolved.
Amy Dawn Bourlon-Hilterbran, CNA, HNP, CCN Mona Zhang Chaney Turner Philippe Lucas, PhD
2021-04-29T13:30:00Z 2021-04-29T14:00:00Z America/New_York High+Cost%3A+Regulating+Affordable+and+Accessible+Medicine https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Funity2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Elevating Truth: Laying the Groundwork for Clinical Medical Cannabis Research
While prohibition has been a major barrier to research, the legal status is only one of the many challenges that researchers must face.
Cherissa Jackson Dr. Brandie M. Cross, PhD Abbey Roudebush, Esq. Ryan Basen
2021-04-29T14:05:00Z 2021-04-29T14:25:00Z America/New_York Elevating+Truth%3A+Laying+the+Groundwork+for+Clinical+Medical+Cannabis+Research https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Funity2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Building Trust: Engaging in Medical Professional Education
Time and time again, state models for testing come up short for patients, and it is time for federal intervention. What would a unified standard look like?
Dr. Dustin Sulak, D.O. Dr. Larry Bedard Ivory Davis, MN, RN Dr. Janice Knox, MD, MBA
2021-04-29T14:40:00Z 2021-04-29T15:10:00Z America/New_York Building+Trust%3A+Engaging+in+Medical+Professional+Education https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Funity2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Demanding Federal Intervention: Testing, Contamination & Health
David Downs Élan Sudberg Sheri L. Tarr, JD
2021-04-29T15:30:00Z 2021-04-29T16:00:00Z America/New_York Demanding+Federal+Intervention%3A+Testing%2C+Contamination+%26+Health https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Funity2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Veteran Social Space
This space is provided for veterans to socialize.
2021-04-29T15:45:00Z 2021-04-29T18:00:00Z America/New_York Veteran+Social+Space https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Funity2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Senior Social Space
This space is provided for seniors to socialize.
2021-04-29T15:45:00Z 2021-04-29T18:00:00Z America/New_York Senior+Social+Space https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Funity2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
LGBTQ+ Social Space
This space is provided for LGBTQ+ folks to socialize.
2021-04-29T15:45:00Z 2021-04-29T18:00:00Z America/New_York LGBTQ%2B+Social+Space https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Funity2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
POC Social Space
This space is provided for People of Color to socialize.
2021-04-29T15:45:00Z 2021-04-29T18:00:00Z America/New_York POC+Social+Space https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Funity2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
ASA Chapter Social Space
This space is provided for ASA Chapter Members to socialize.
2021-04-29T15:45:00Z 2021-04-29T18:00:00Z America/New_York ASA+Chapter+Social+Space https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Funity2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Day One Networking Room
Come chat with a random Unity attendee. You never know who you'll meet.
2021-04-29T15:45:00Z 2021-04-29T18:00:00Z America/New_York Day+One+Networking+Room https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Funity2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Start Your Own Session
Create a session to chat, by topic or by region, you can choose what to talk about.
2021-04-30T19:55:00Z 2021-04-30T22:00:00Z America/New_York Start+Your+Own+Session+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Funity2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
FRIDAY PARTY!
This members-only space will bring attendees together to begin the weekend with a fun Friday night. Share this happy hour in individual or group conversations.
2021-04-30T20:00:00Z 2021-04-30T22:00:00Z America/New_York FRIDAY+PARTY%21 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Funity2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)

Speakers

Paul Demko

Cannabis Editor, Politico Pro

Sheri L. Tarr, JD

Founder & Chief Advisor, '68PARTNERS

Élan Sudberg

CEO, Alkemist Labs

Amy Dawn Bourlon-Hilterbran, CNA, HNP, CCN

CEO, Millennium Grown and Founder, The Affordability Programs

Andrew Freedman

Executive Director, The Coalition for Cannabis Policy, Education, and Regulation

Congressman Lou Correa

U.S. Representative, California's 46th

Gus R. Rosania, PhD

Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Michigan College of Pharmacy

Max Monahan-Ellison

Co-Founder & Partner, eCB Consulting Inc. and Board Chair, Medical Cannabis Canada

Marvin Washington

Athletes For CARE Ambassador, NFL Super Bowl Winner & Cannabis Advocate

Mara Gordon

Cannabis entrepreneur and TEDx speaker

Andrew Brisbo

Executive Director, Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency

Ryan Basen

Staff Writer, MedPage Today

Philippe Lucas, PhD

VP, Global Patient Research & Access, Tilray

Chaney Turner

Founder, Beyond Equity

Trelaine Ito

Legislative Assistant, Office of U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI)

Mona Zhang

States Cannabis Policy Reporter, Politico

Dr. Danni Gordon, MD, CCFP, ABOIM

Vice Chair, UK Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society

Lenita Y. SimsSpears, Esq.

Sr. Regulatory Compliance Consultant, LYS Compliance Consulting

Holly E. Johnson, Ph.D

Chief Science Officer, American herbal products association

Pavel Pachta

Director for International Regulatory Affairs, ICCI

Michael Hiller

Founding Member, Hiller, PC, Attorneys at Law

Dr. Nandakumara D. Sarma, RPh, Phd

Director, Dietary Supplements and Herbal Medicines, USP

Abbey Roudebush, Esq.

Senior Manager, Government Relations & Advocacy, Epilepsy Foundation

Nicole Redler

Senior Community Affairs Manager, Eaze

Rylie Maedler

President of Rylie's Smile Foundation & CEO of Rylie's Sunshine LLC

Dr. Brandie M. Cross, PhD

Founder & Director of Research and Development at The Pot Lab

Ivory Davis, MN, RN

Cannabis Nurse Advocate

Cherissa Jackson

AMVETS Chief Medical Executive

Dr. Janice Knox, MD, MBA

Physician, Doctors Knox

Rep. Chris Rabb

Pennsylvania State Representative

David Downs

California Bureau Chief, Leafly.com

Dr. Larry Bedard

American Medical Association Cannabis Task Force

Dr. Dustin Sulak, D.O.

Healer.com; Integr8Health

Parisa Mansouri-Rad

President of Fourtwenty and Founder of MjMomma Consulting

Rep. Yousef Rabhi

Michigan State Representative

Mskindness Ramirez, MA.Ed

Founder, Club Kindness

Steph Sherer

Founder, ASA

Heather Despres, M.Sc.

Program Director, PFC

Dustin McDonald

Interim Policy Director, ASA

Debbie Churgai

Executive Director, ASA

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