Medical Cannabis 'Speakers' Speakers
Global Regulatory Compliance & Policy Expert
Sharan is a global regulatory compliance and policy expert for multiple industries, ensuring adherence pertaining to people, places, products and procedures. She has directed requirements for strategy and execution for several classes of end use products. She is now assisting with bridging the gap of global regulatory jurisdictions for efficiency and mapping pathways for cannabis activities to be held to higher standards.
Founder & CEO - DECK Agency
Jonathan has more than 15 years of leadership experience building brands through strategy, marketing, and public relations. As Founder & CEO of DECK Agency, his vision and expertise in business performance has driven notable enterprise growth for the businesses he runs and advises. Jonathan has played an active role in developing some of Canada’s most notable Cannabis brands and has commercialized over 12 brands in the sector thus far.
Deputy Prime Minister & Minister for Health Malta
Member of Parliament, Malta Medicines Authority
Member of the European Parliament
Dr. Miriam Dalli is a Member of the European Parliament since 2014. Currently she is the Socialist and Democrats coordinator for the committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Security. Over the past four years, Miriam Dalli worked extensively on the public health sector. She was recognised as the MEP of the Year for Public Health in 2017. Dr.Dalli is also a member of the Industry Research and Energy Committee where she is actively involved in the Union’s industrial policy and related measures and the application of new technologies. As a Member of the European Parliament, Miriam Dalli has actively advocated for further investment in emerging sectors, urging the European Commission to especially allow for more funds towards research and development. A lawyer by profession, MEP Miriam Dalli holds an MBA, and MA in European Studies and a BA (Hons) Communications from the University of Malta.
CEO, Malta Financial Services Authority
Joseph Cuschieri, is the Chief Executive Officer of the Malta Financial Services Authority. He also sits on the Board of Governors.
A Certified Public Accountant by profession and a fellow member of the Malta Institute of Accountants, Mr Cuschieri is specialised in management accounting, finance, economic regulation and general/business management. He also holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Henley Management College, UK and an Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), UK. Throughout his professional career, he held various senior executive positions and directorships within the private and public sector amongst which Head of Corporate Affairs and then Chief Commercial Officer at Vodafone Malta, Chief Operating Officer at the Malta Communications Authority, senior consultant with EY and prior to joining the MFSA he held the position of Chairman and CEO at the Malta Gaming Authority since November 2013.
During his time at Vodafone, Mr Cuschieri was involved in key regulatory projects both in Egypt and Turkey. Furthermore, he spent a period of eighteen months enrolled on the Vodafone Group’s global leadership development programme. He has vast experience in economic regulation particularly in the electronic communications and technology sectors where he was involved in major reforms in the telecommunications sector during his time at the Malta Communications Authority. Mr Cuschieri is also a member of the Blockchain task force where he was involved in the development of a new regulatory framework for virtual currencies and distributed ledger technology. At the helm of the Malta Gaming Authority, Mr Cuschieri focused on reforming the governance of the gaming sector including a major legislative overhaul which led to the tabling of a new Gaming Bill in Parliament.
Fellow American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Dr. Mark Braunstein, DO, is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist with a background in wilderness psychiatry, osteopathic medicine, cannabis psychiatry and a passion for helping people to use less psychiatric medication.
He has been in the trenches treating serious mental illness since graduating medical school in 1997. Dr. B., as referred to by patients and colleagues, started his psychiatry career working in the jails of New Mexico. From there, he treated severely mentally ill patients in the state hospitals of Main.Moving to Colorado in 2002 hestarted his private practice and began combining cannabis medicine with psychiatry.
Not long after, he was sought out to work for a wilderness therapy treatment center. He was not only essential in combining the fields of psychiatry and wilderness therapy, but pioneered a new way to treat patients in this realm. He created aindustry-specific model that others now follow. While working with patients who were spending three months at a time in the wilderness, he found they were coming in overmedicated and leaving very well on none, or at least, much less medication. A large part of this due to the powerful combination of wilderness therapy, coupled with integrative and holistic medicine and Dr. B.’s unique treatment style. His uncanny knack for creating a safe space for patients to be honest and raw, have yielded unmatched results. Educating his patients on issues and medications while infusing a collaborative approach, have been catalysts for empowering his patients to become better advocates for their own health and wellbeing.
Witnessing these results spurned a passion for helping people outside of wilderness therapy to minimize or stop their psychiatric medications via other modalities of healing, including medical cannabis. Over the past sixteen years of practice, he has treated over ten thousand people with medical cannabis. He now specializes in treating psychiatric disorders with medical cannabis, adjusting their dosages and changing formulations, using an evidenced-based approach to cannabinoid science in prescribing marijuana as a medicinal treatment.
I’m an improving keynote speaker on blockchain and more… and moderate panels and conduct fireside chats with influential figures such as Steve Wozniak, John McAfee, Brock Pierce, Ghostface Killah etc at the world’s best tech events.
I also consulted for Paramount Digital Entertainment in LA and Liverpool FC in the UK. I was also an actor and Bollywood villain in two big movies… I returned in 2010 working in new areas.
Before that I spent 20 years travelling and doing stupid things for the thrill of it, but also seeing and experiencing the Wonders of The World and how it should be seen.
I also run a Google News-verified blog Mob76 Outlook, that in November 2016 had monthly unique visitors of 110,000, it can be viewed at www.mob76outlook.com
Specialties: Networking, emerging markets, hustling, technology, business development, deals, social, media, communication, luck, writing, content strategy.
CEO Om & Whoopi and Maya
Maya Elisabeth is the cofounder of Whoopi and Maya and also the founder and owner of Om Edibles. Both companies are located in Northern California and specialize in a variety of cannabis infused products ranging from THC, CBD, edibles, Tinctures, and topicals. She believes that Cannabis is a superfood, something nutrient dense that we can use all parts of and strive to get in our body every day. Maya believes her products are only as good as the ingredients used to create them. Both companies are female owned and operated.