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Exploring the intersection of science, health, and cannabis

+ a fundraiser for our neighbors affected by the wildfires.


Where science, health, and the cannabis industry meet.

Date: October 22, 2017
Time: 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Sweetwater Music Hall & Cafe, Corte Madera Avenue, Mill Valley

ONA, RightSciences, and SYNC present Intersection Marin- a networking and educational event, bringing together scientists, practitioners, entrepreneurs, and those interested in plant-based health and wellness.

The evening will feature expert panelists discussing how innovations in cannabis and hemp products, technology platforms, and research may help solve the US opioid epidemic.

Ticket includes drink, appetizers, and parting gifts for all attendees! All proceeds from this event will go to the North Bay Fire Relief fund. Click here to learn more. 

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As the destruction rises by the minute, we are at a total of 94,372 acres burnt. Between homes, wineries, and restaurants, what gave our beautiful Sonoma County it’s life is destroyed. Our hearts go out to those affected by the devastating 2017 North Bay fires. Intersection Marin joins efforts with Senator Mike McGuire helping with donations.

Can’t make it to the event? You can still support your neighbors that have been displaced by the North Bay fires.

Donations will be processed by RightSciences. After the credit card processing fee, 100% of the proceeds will go to the North Bay Fire Relief fund.

ONA is a boutique cannabis collective established to deliver the highest grade quality strains, edibles + medical cannabis methods to suit your needs. Our premier delivery service is paving a new culture for the responsible use of cannabis.

RightSciences is a collective of scientists, technologists and entrepreneurs who share a data and science driven approach to wellness. We proudly engineer patches out of plants, creating proprietary formulas that blend the best of science and chemistry.

Formerly Synchronicity, SYNC is a platform for original stories and creative events at the intersection of cannabis and women.

This event would not be possible without the support of Big Rock, a San Francisco-based family office dedicated to serving the cannabis, hospitality & wellness community in California and beyond.  We invest, consult, and support businesses, non-profits, and individuals who are driving positive change in our industries.

Event Panel


Founder, Aunt Zelda’s, Call Spring Wellness, and Zelda Therapeutics (PANELIST)

Mara specializes in the development of treatment protocols utilizing Bio Pharmaceutical grade cannabis extracts for seriously ill patients in California. She co-founded Aunt Zelda’s, Calla Spring Wellness, and Zelda Therapeutics in order to provide real outcomes for patients with serious diseases. Prior to Aunt Zelda’s, Mara worked as a process engineer, helping Fortune 500 companies create intelligent software by utilizing the Rational Unified Process. This experience has enabled her to take a detailed and scientific approach to utilizing cannabis as a Biopharmaceutical-grade treatment.

Gordon sits on the boards of Zelda Therapeutics, Daya Foundation, Leaf of Life International Holdings, and Hmbldt. She has presented at multiple CME-accredited medical conferences, delivered 3.5 hour courses along with Drs. Cristina Sanchez, Manuel Guzman, Donald Abrams, and Joe D. Goldstrich, andspoken at medical cannabis conferences in Australia, Costa Rica, Chile, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Israel, as well as numerous events throughout the USA and worldwide. Her work is featured in the upcoming documentaries, “Weed the People”, “Mary Janes: Women of Weed”, and in Joe Dolce’s book, “Brave New Weed”.


Chief Executive Officer, RightSciences (PANELIST)

Sarah is the founder and CEO of RightSciences, a US biotech firm that engineers plant-based wellness products for consumers. Sarah works for innovation + technology + women in all industries, and runs an organization for accelerating and mentoring female leaders and CEOs.

Prior to her current entrepreneurial endeavors, Sarah held senior leadership roles at Microsoft and Zynga, where she focused on global information security strategies, data science as a social science, and community building.


Cofounder, HelloMD (PANELIST)

Pamela is Cofounder of HelloMD, the world’s largest community of wellness oriented cannabis consumers. HelloMD offers crowd sourced cannabis advice to patients and interaction with the industry’s largest brands, retailers & thought leaders. HelloMD’s mission is to educate, create community and to be at the forefront of cannabis research. Recently, HelloMD completed the largest patient study done to date with UC Berkeley on cannabis, pain and opioid abuse, following their Medical Marijuana Patient Study which is now considered the most comprehensive patient study on the topic to date. Pamela has been in technology for over 15 years, creating original User Experiences for some of today’s most recognizable companies. After discovering cannabis as a solution for her own chronic medical condition she is now passionate about cannabis education, reducing the stigma around consumption and promoting it as a tool for overall health & wellness.


Deputy Director, NORML (PANELIST)

Paul Armentano is the Deputy Director of NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, and also serves as a faculty member at Oaksterdam University. His writing and research have appeared in over 1,000 publications, scholarly and/or peer-reviewed journals, as well as in more than two dozen textbooks and anthologies. He is a regulator contributor to, the San Francisco Chronicle, as well as to numerous other print and online publications. Mr. Armentano is the co-author of the book Marijuana is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink? (2009, Chelsea Green), which has been licensed and translated internationally. His most recent book, The Citizen’s Guide to State-By-State Marijuana Laws (2015), is available from Whitman Publishing. He is the 2013 Freedom Law School Health Freedom Champion of the Year and the 2013 Alfred R. Lindesmith award recipient in the achievement in the field of scholarship.


Chief Operating Officer, hmbldt (PANELIST)

Jeremy has over 15 years of experience as an entrepreneur and innovator in the consumer and industrial electronics space, with the last 4 years focused on vaporization devices. As an operations and manufacturing expert with an engineering background, Jeremy has worked with some of the top brands in the e-cigarette and vaporizer space. He joined hmbldt in 2016 leading the operations team and the development of their delivery systems, including the hmbldt dose pen – a vaporizer that provides accurate and repeatable dosing of targeted formulas.


Chief Medical Officer, HelloMD (PANELIST)

Dr. Perry Solomon is the Chief Medical Officer of, where he oversees all medical aspects of the business at the company’s San Francisco headquarters. Dr. Solomon is responsible for managing the extensive network of qualified physicians for HelloMD, generating content for the company’s Answers platform, speaking to various peer and consumer audiences regarding the use of medical cannabis to treat various medical conditions, and often collaborating with other medically related companies that present themselves to the business. Dr. Solomon is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist with over 30 years’ experience as a medical care provider.



Whitney Greer is the writer, producer, and host of the soon-to-be-released podcast To Put It Bluntly — where the cannacurious explore what’s new and hear straight talk on topics like parenting, sex, pets, and pain management. Throughout her career, Whitney’s worked with breakthrough companies like Apple and start-ups like Planet Labs and Mythic AI to create information on-ramps into new technologies. In the evolving cannabis industry, her goal is to make the world more navigable and entertaining for anyone who wants to venture in.


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