Mara Gordon

Mara Gordon

Company: Zelda Therapeutics

Job title: Founder & Director


Mara specializes in the development of cannabis treatment protocols for seriously ill patients, and is a pioneer in medicinal cannabis. She is the founder of Aunt Zelda’s™, Chief Research Officer of GABY, and co-founder of its subsidiary, The Oil Plant (TOP). She is a Director of multiple companies in the US, Canada, and Australia, including Zelda Therapeutics. Her work is highlighted in the award-winning documentaries, Weed the People and Mary Janes: Women of Weed.


Comparison of the Anti-Tumor Efficacy of A Whole-Plant Extract Vs. Pure THC in Preclinical Models of HER2-Positive Breast Cancer 1:30 pm

• Whole-plant extracts are more effective antitumor tools than pure compounds • The plant contains hundreds of compounds with potential therapeutic effects • Explore the cannabinoids that inhibit proliferation of cancer cells in vitro (e.g. THCA, CBDA, etc.) and other non-cannabinoid compounds that activate cannabinoid receptors (e.g. beta-caryophyllene) • Discuss why most of the constituents…Read more

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Panel Discussion: Whole Plant Vs. Synthetic Cannabinoids and Their Relative Potential in Pharmaceuticals 12:15 pm

• Debate the relative importance of each source in relation to the current needs that developers have • Break down the current understanding of each source’s therapeutic potential • Consider how the rise of biosynthesis could impact cannabinoid researchRead more

day: Day One

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