Unity 2013 Bridging the Gap Between Public and Policy

February 22-25, 2013

Learn more about our speakers or Unity 2013 in our Program Guide.


Unity 2013 Keynote by Dr. John Schwarz

Dr. John Schwarz was the keynote speaker for the National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference. Dr. Schwarz is the co-founder of 'Superstring Theory' and a Theoretical Physics professor at California Institute of Technology. He is a MacArthur Fellow and a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

Obama, What About "Free and Open Scientific Inquiry" for Medical Marijuana?
Huffington Post Nov 1, 2012

A History of Medical Cannabis Research and the Endocannabinoid System

Overview of the history of medical cannabis research and the endocannabinoid system.

  • Dr. Sunil Aggarwal
  • Dr. Mark Ware


Cannabis, The Exit Drug 

  • Philippe Lucas 
  • Amanda Reiman


Medical Cannabis Policy in the US: A History of Resistance


Behind every progress in the medical cannabis movement is a tale of courage and persistence. This panel will explore current medical cannabis policy in the US as well as an historical overview of patient advocacy that has made this progress possible.

  • Valerie Corral, Women’s Alliance for Medical Marijuana
  • Andrew DeAngelo Harborside
  • Joseph Casias, Joseph Casias vs Walmart
  • Don Duncan, ASA
  • Mary Lynn Mathre, Patients Out of Time