CGLA November: Backed By Science

CGLA November: Backed By Science


Tuesday, Nov 5th 2019

06:00 PM - 09:00 PM (PDT)


Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club

1210 4th St

Santa Monica, CA

Meet Up
Health & Medicine


We ARE Los Angeles' cannabis community. 

On November 5, 2019, TEDx Speaker, Cannabis Entrepreneur and High Times 100 Most Influential Honoree- Rico Tarver will be hosting another night of his unique, live infomercial-style events with amazing speakers plus a great networking community.

November's CannaGather LA will be all about the medical and science-backed side of our industry. 

Tikun Olam's very own Dr. Daniel Price and CEO, Galen Williams will both be joining Rico on stage for November covering a variety of topics including patented cannabinoid science, Tikun's leadership in the realm of plant-based medicine, and their plans for the US market. 

Galen has over 20 years of experience leading and advising new ventures and startups. Prior to Tikun Olam, Galen was Managing Partner for Green Delta Ventures, an M&A advisory firm serving the Cannabis industry.

Galen also co-founded and served as CEO of Skyy Greens, a venture-backed hydroponic farm- the first in Chicago, IL. Prior to that, Galen was in Morgan Stanley's Global Wealth Management group where he worked exclusively with entrepreneurs and angel investors' alternative financing needs.

Galen also co-founded and served as the first Executive Director for Chicago based Hyde Park Angels, one of the Midwest's largest angel investment groups.

Dr. Dan trained in emergency medicine at the University of California Davis and did a fellowship in air medical transport and trauma at Oregon Health & Science University. He worked as an academic physician at AHS Highland Hospital & Trauma Center in Oakland for 14 years and has authored over 40 scholarly publications.

Dr Price's work focused on the use of portable ultrasound in emergencies and in under-resourced settings in Africa, Latin America and Asia. He also helped found Mobile Medical Media LLC which developed medical education resources for mobile devices.

Dr Price's interest in medical cannabis arose from his own experience with back pain and from seeing patients in the ER who could’ve been safely helped by medical cannabis but instead were only prescribed pharmaceutical medications often with limited efficacy and potentially severe side effects. He helped pioneer “house call” and telemedicine cannabis consultations with MeadowMD in San Francisco where he has treated over 15,000 patients.

He recently joined Tikun Olam as Medical Director to help advance the science of medical cannabis.

Tikun Olam was formed in the heart of Israel, as a philanthropic organization on a mission to “Repair the World” through cannabis. In 2002, our founder, Tzachi Cohen, began cultivating the plant and providing the medicine to those suffering in Galilee – cancer fighters, recovering opiate addicts, and veterans with PTSD. With the help of a team of volunteers, including Cohen’s dear mother, a supportive community developed where patients found camaraderie in advocacy and the search for relief. Thus, the legacy of Tikun Olam was born.

 In 2005, after petitioning the Israeli Ministry of Health, our fate as pioneers in medical cannabis was set when Tikun Olam was granted the world’s first governmental license to produce and distribute cannabis through the healthcare system. Partnering with hospitals and nursing homes, Tikun Olam emerged as the flagship caregiver for thousands of people, providing personalized cannabis treatment plans and tracking which strains provided the most benefit for varying conditions. Their dedication to patient care and continual research became critical components of the Tikun ethos – and paved the way for what has now grown into a global wellness operation, providing plant-based relief across the world.

See y'all in November!


Each Month, CannaGather Los Angeles presents the best of the best in California's flourishing cannabis industry. Market leaders have the opportunity to speak on their companies, stories, and how they have (and plan to continue) navigated through Los Angeles' myriad of issues leading up to and through our first year of legalization. All this is done in a one-on-one conversation; on stage in front of 250+ CannaGather Community members.

Each event will be live-broadcasted across several channels and footage will be archived on Food will be included and there’ll also be an open bar for those interested in adult beverages.

No cannabis consumption is allowed at our events.

The way our predecessors did things created a mess of opportunity blocking all traditional routes to success. Grab a machete. Let's forge our own path. 


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Thanks to our amazing speakers & sponsors (so far)! Want to join them? Email us!

Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club

1210 4th Street

Santa Monica CA 90401

Tuesday, October 1;

6:00PM - 9:00PM PDT

Our Sponsoring Partners:

Tikun Olam- Rooted in Israel, Tikun Olam are proud pioneers and global leaders in medical cannabis research and development. In Hebrew, "Tikun Olam"​ translates to "Repair the World."​ For them, that means providing high-quality medical cannabis that is backed by over a decade of research, improving our patients'​ quality of life and overall wellness, on a global scale.

Chosen Payments - Dedicated to making a difference in payment processing services by taking a partnership approach. Chosen Payments is not only a partner, but a business consultant for merchants nationwide that accept electronic payments.

Experts in numerous types of payment processing services, including credit card processing, check processing, gift/loyalty, ATM, merchant cash advance, mobile applications and other payment processing and financial services.

APOP Media - The largest in-store cannabis lifestyle network & digital menu platform based in LA and has quickly evolved into the market’s leading advertising and educational service. Strategically placed in dispensaries, waiting rooms, med rooms, doctor’s offices & at live events across California.

FLOURISH - FLOURISH is a global recruiting consultancy, specializing in executive search for Corporate, VP, Director and Management level roles in the cannabis industry. They unequivocally leverage leading technology and our one-of-a-kind service to deliver the people you want to hire. This is done with unrivaled speed and accuracy, typically saving our clients close to a third in cost when compared to other agencies. While their focus is based on helping you find the right leadership, we also work other high demand full-time permanent positions within the cannabis, hemp and CBD space.

Akerman, LLP - Members of Akerman’s Cannabis Practice understand the complex legal and business issues impacting companies operating in this sector and we have the depth of experience and national reach necessary to help clients meet their business objectives. Their team monitors notable industry trends and legislative developments to provide timely guidance to clients seeking to navigate the maze of often-conflicting federal, state, and local laws and regulations governing cannabis.

Hollywood Elite Security - Our company believes in always exceeding our clients’ expectations. By using our consulting service in which we fully analyze policies and procedures, clients can minimize risk and liability to staff and property. Our consultants can study the client’s operations and evaluate the impact of location, supply chain, travel, infrastructure, logistics.

High on The Hog Potcast - Radio Host Merrill Shindler, Janice Hardoon of KTown Collective and Joanna Belson, activist mom and cannabis believer, chat about all things THC, CBD and everything in between. Listen in each week to her new topics and meet amazing people in the cannabis industry.

Refund Policy

This event does not accept refunds


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