Tracy Ryan

Tracy Ryan

CEO, CannaKids & SavingSophie.org Tracy Ryan is the CEO and lead consultant for CannaKids, a California Cooperative Cooperation that specializes in the creation of lab tested, and PhD scientist extracted cannabis oils. Since her infant daughter’s brain tumor diagnosis in June of 2013, Tracy has dedicated a huge part of her life to educating herself on the medicinal powers of medical marijuana in treating her own daughter’s disease, as well as all other pediatric and adult cancers, epilepsy, autism and beyond.  Tracy has worked on a global scale with families who are seeking education, and treatment options for their loved ones, and has guided many patients to unheard of success. Tracy and her team at CannaKids have recently entered into a collaboration with the Technion Institute in Israel where they are legally studying the effects of cannabinoids on many cancer types.  CannaKids is sharing all of their patient data that they have been meticulously collecting with Technion.  CannaKids is also working with another team of scientists in Israel, and will be opening up a national campaign that would give patients all over the US access to genomic sequencing, and cannabinoid recommendations based on the patient’s genetic mutations found in their tumor or blood sample. Tracy is also the Vice Chair for the Women’s Grow LA Chapter, and as a public speaker, can be found speaking at medical cannabis and pediatric cancer events all over the country in her quest to educate the mass public on the power of this incredible plant. In addition, the Ryan family is the key focus of the Abby Epstein and Ricki Lake documentary, “Weed the...
Joshua Crossney

Joshua Crossney

President & Founder of JCanna, Inc. Joshua Crossney is the President & Founder of JCanna Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization devoted to the advancement of cannabis science, analytical testing, and personalized (percision) medicine. Joshua has a backgound in analytical science recruiting and is doing his best to bridge the gap between the analytical science community and the medicinal cannabis industry to help improve the quality of medicinal cannabis products being used by patients. Josh is especially passionate about helping pediatric cannabis patients suffering from debilitating...
Scott Kuzdzal

Scott Kuzdzal

General Manager of Marketing at Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Scott Kuzdzal received his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry in 1997 from the University of California at Riverside. He served as a postdoctoral fellow at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he co-founded the Johns Hopkins Center for Biomarker Discovery with Dr. Daniel Chan. He has extensive industrial research experience as well as a strong clinical chemistry background (former Director of Toxicology at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions). He has published biomarkers for pancreatic cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy and ovarian cancer. Scott has lectured at continuing medical education courses at Johns Hopkins Hospital, George Mason University/INOVA Fairfax Hospital and the NIH, as well as conferences worldwide. He has co-authored several proteomics book chapters and has multiple patents. Scott currently serves at the General Manager of Marketing at Shimadzu Scientific Instruments in Columbia,...
Shawnta Hopkins-Greene

Shawnta Hopkins-Greene

CEO and Founder of MMJ Advocates Group, CannX LLC, and Cannabis Development Corporation CannX specializes in proving safe legal and affordable access to medical marijuana treatment. CannX has an extensive network of medical providers in DC, MD, OH, PA, and NY to assist patient in need of a medical marijuana recommendation. Our company works closely with partner dispensaries to create demand and build awareness for state medical cannabis programs. CannX has also partnered with leading cannabis industry subject matter experts to provide consulting services to dispensary and cultivation applicants in emerging...
Joel Stanley

Joel Stanley

Joel Stanley, Chief Executive Officer, CW Botanicals Board Member, Realm of Caring Foundation Joel and four of his brothers -Jesse, Jared, Jon, and Jordan- are the creators of the world renowned Charlotte’s Web hemp product.  Charlotte Figi, the namesake of Charlotte’s Web, lives with a rare form of intractable epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome and spent the first five years of her life enduring hundreds of seizures weekly.  Charlotte’s parents tried administering every pharmaceutical recommended by her doctors, none of which worked.  With her parents seemingly out of options, Charlotte was the first to use the cannabinoid-rich hemp oil developed by the Stanley brothers of Colorado and realized positive results immediately.  Over the course of one week, Charlotte’s seizures went from several hundred a week to zero.  After several years using the product, Charlotte continues to experience a 99.9% reduction in seizures.  The story of Charlotte’s Web gained international recognition in 2013 after the airing of Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s CNN documentary “Weed”.  After the documentary aired, families across the US moved to Colorado seeking access to Charlotte’s Web products. Joel Stanley graduated from the University of Colorado in 2002. When he was 21, he bought his first business in the field of flooring and restoration. If money were no object, professional fly-fishing would have been his first choice. Nevertheless, he has striven to remain self-employed ever since. Before entering into the brave new world of hemp and medical cannabis, Stanley was a fluids engineer in the oil and gas industry. He found fulfillment by taking a chance on this career shift.  According to Stanley, “Why have one boss when you can...