About this Talk

The Australian Cannabis Summit 2021 Panel Session brings our experts from the Summit together to answer some pre-submitted questions from the audience.

27 November 2021, 03:25 AM

03:25 AM - 05:35 AM

About The Speakers

Michael Balderstone

Michael Balderstone

President, Nimbin HEMP Embassy

Leader of the Legalise Cannabis Australia Party, Michael Balderstone is one of the most well-known cannabis activists in Australia.

Gull Herzberg

Dr Gull Herzberg BSc (Hons), MBBS (USyd), FRACGP

Southern Cross Medical Specialists, Fibonacci Healing Cannabis Medicine. Practicing at Southern Cross Medical Specialists, Coffs Harbour

Gull is a GP based on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales. He specialises in solutions for patients suffering from chronic pain, fatigue, cognitive dysfunction and mood disturbance (amongst other issues) which may be due to any number of conditions or diseases.

Orit Holtzman

Dr Orit Holtzman

Chief Medical Officer, Compass Lifestyle Clinics

Dr Orit Holtzman is the Chief Medical Officer of Compass Lifestyle Clinics where she practices functional and cannabinoid medicine.

Carrie Newbold

Dr Carrie Newbold

Director of Clinical Operations, CANNect Group, PRM Inc

Dr CARRIE NEWBOLD is a medical researcher, who has conducted and led applied medical research within a medical device field for close to 20 years, in both academic and commercial environments.

Jamie Rickcord

Dr Jamie Rickcord

Medical Director, Ananda Clinics

Dr Jamie Rickcord is the medical director of Ananda Clinics, a medical cannabis and wellness practice based in Byron Bay Northern NSW.

Emily Rigby

Emily Rigby

Cannabis Industry and Cultivation Consultant

Emily is a Cannabis Industry and Cultivation Consultant, and Director of both the Australian Medicinal Cannabis Association (AMCA) and Protected Cropping Australia (PCA), Australia’s peak industry body for greenhouse and hydroponic growers.

Bonnie Goldstein

Dr Bonnie Goldstein

Medical Director, Canna-Centers Wellness and Education

Bonni Goldstein, MD is the owner and Medical Director of Canna-Centers Wellness and Education, a California-based medical practice devoted to educating patients about the use of cannabis for serious and chronic medical conditions.

Tristan Hyodo

Tristan Hyodo

Chairman, Evergreen Pharmacare

Tristan has a background in the health supplements, nutraceuticals, and wellbeing markets. Tristan has held research, quality control, and product development roles in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry and worked for several years at Australia’s largest health food company.

Laurence Kemp

Dr Laurence Kemp

Head of Medical, Cann I Help

Laurence is the Medical Lead for Cann I Help. He graduated from the University of Cambridge in the UK in 2005 prior to training as a GP. In the UK he ran a group of GP practices in Cambridge, and taught medical students at the University of Cambridge.

Imran Khan

Dr Imran Khan

Founding Board Member, Australian & New Zealand College of Cannabinoid Practitioners

Dr Imran Khan completed his medical training at The Sheffield School of Medicine (UK) in 2001. He has held clinical leadership roles in the UK, Australia & Qatar and is currently the Medical Director of Warringah Medical Centre (NSW).

Dustin Sulak

Dr Dustin Sulak

Founder, Integr8 Health and Healer.com

Dr. Dustin Sulak is an integrative medicine practitioner with a focus in medical cannabis, osteopathy, and mind-body medicine.

John Teh

Dr John Teh

Medical Director, PlantMed

Dr John Teh Medical Director and Educator of PlantMed Medical Cannabis Clinic has been working within the Medicinal Cannabis industry since the legalisation of cannabis for medicinal use in Australia in February 2016.

Teresa Towpik

Dr Teresa Towpik

Founder and Medical Director, MediHuanna

Dr Towpik has been a General Practitioner in Australia since 1993 and an advocate of medicinal cannabis since the law was amended and cannabis was legalised for medicinal use.

Brian White

Brian White

Botanical Industries

David Bearman

Dr David Bearman

Executive VP, American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine

Dr. David Bearman is a Pain Medicine Specialist and has over 54 years of experience in the medical field. Since 2001 Dr Bearman has been in the private practice with a emphasis on pain management and cannabinoid medicine.

Nathaniel Jones

Nathaniel Jones

Production Manager and Head Horticulturalist, Medcan Australia

Nate is an entomologist, plant scientist, and an industry expert in cannabis cultivation and integrated pest management.