Guy Rocourt
Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer at Papa and Barkley
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CBD Expo WEST 2019
December 6 2019, San Diego, USA
CBD Expo WEST 2019
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Modulation vs. Suppression: Using Cannabinoids To Treat Autoimmune Disorders
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Guy Rocourt
Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer at Papa and Barkley
Jessie Kempf
Co-Founder at Mend
Jimmy Castillo
Chief Innovation Officer at Jenny's Rose
Nicole Davidsohn
Co-Founder & Formulator at Eva

Guy is the Co-founder, and Chief Product Officer for Papa & Barkley, a cannabis wellness line with products ranging from topicals to vape oils, to tinctures. Guy Rocourt is an experienced cannabis entrepreneur and an expert grower, extractor and product development practitioner. Guy has launched multiple companies in the cannabis space and has deep subject matter expertise. Guy is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology and a Navy veteran who served as a technician and helmsman on nuclear submarines. Guy has designed and built manufactured infused products facilities (MIPs) in California, Nevada and Colorado. In addition to his technical and scientific expertise, he is also an artist with the cannabis plant, continuously envisioning and creating new products. His creativity and understanding of the market and cannabis consumers provides deep insight into strategy, production, due diligence of potential investments and product development.Aside from his creative background and experience in product development, Guy was a long-time caregiver for Montel Williams and has also helped other patients with issues including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s Disease, cancer and epilepsy. His understanding of the lifecycle of the plant and its ability to produce rich ratios of cannabinoids and terpenes has led him to craft wellness products (such as CBD/THC tinctures) with the goal of helping those suffering from chronic pain.

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Jessie Kempf’s journey with medicinal cannabis began when she relocated to Orange County four years ago and took the California bar exam while undergoing chemo for an autoimmune disease. Upon asking the gentleman next to her what area of law he wanted to practice, he replied, “I want to be a cannabis attorney!” By end of the exam, Jessie had applied for her medical MJ card. She was soon leading the double life, working as a real estate attorney and helping CBD and THC companies on the side. Jessie would ultimately join forces with Dena Putnam; their first product line, “Mend,” features high-dose, full-spectrum CBD tinctures blended with select terpenes and herbs (and is also available in a THC-version). Prior to moving to Laguna Beach, Jessie received her B.A. (History), B.A.M. (Piano), and J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and began her legal career with Skadden, Arps in Manhattan.

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In 2008 Jenny Rose Castillo, Jimmy Castillo’s younger sister was unfortunately diagnosed with ovarian cancer. This prompted Jimmy to start an over decade long process of research, education and development of various cannabinoid products to treat numerous conditions. Over the course of the years, Jenny unfortunately lost the battle to cancer but through this challenge Jimmy was inspired to open his own dispensary, grow and extraction facilities to start formulating specific cannabinoid profiles to treat various conditions his patients were presenting.

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Nicole Davidsohn was born in Los Angeles, CA. She grew up the youngest of 4, becoming the first in her family to attend college at Antelope Valley Community College before transferring to UC Irvine on a full academic scholarship. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Social Behavior in 2011 and shortly after achieved her national certifications in personal training and nutrition consulting from NASM. In 2015, she graduated Oaksterdam University's Advanced Seminar before moving west to start Eva with Dane Kemp. They opened the first ever 100% comprehensively-lab-tested cannabis delivery. Dane saw a gap in the industry where there were no dispensaries with a high quality menu, or 100% safe supply for people sick like Nicole. They set out to be the first, setting the bar for safe medicine, honesty, and transparency in the cannabis industry with Eva. After a conversation with Dr. William Courtney, Nicole discovered that raw cannabis juice could heal her traumatic brain injury, while decreasing overall body inflammation. Her post concussion syndrome that she had for almost a year subsided in only 6 weeks after drinking the juice. The juice helped Nicole begin managing her autoimmune disease, Ulcerative Colitis, without the use of expensive pharmaceuticals. Nicole is allergic to Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and is obligated to use herbal medicine to manage pain and other symptoms.

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The immune system is the human body's first line of defense against external attack, and is incredibly complex. Autoimmune disorders, of which there are currently more than 80 officially registered, remain largely misunderstood. While most prescription medication treatments aim to suppress the immune system altogether, CBD has exhibited the ability to modulate the immune system instead, changing it instead of disabling it. In this panel we will examine the advances in using cannabinoids as an effective — and frequently far less detrimental — treatment for autoimmune disorders.

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It was my birthday. 00:05 Thanks. Awesome. Well, good morning everyone. Thanks for joining us a nice morning here Paradise Point. My name is gyro Court under four 00:30 founder of a company here in California. Call Papa and Barkley Papa and Barkley is a California Wellness Suite of products that includes topicals 00:40 tinctures pain relief patches capsules, Los Angeles chocolate bites those kinds of products on the Wii we having a snow 00:47 CBD product, but most of our products are for products are here California and are mixing ratio a little bit about myself on the 20-year veteran of 00:57

the cats have the California Cannabis industry that started way back in 1998. Also tell me the company in Denver Colorado have a pet company back in 01:05 2011, right when things are getting started there. So I got lots of deep knowledge. But this particular panel is I'm just going to help facilitate the 01:14 conversation. We have a great panel of a great group of panelist all with a deep understanding of autoimmune diseases. How cannabis works with them? 01:23 So let me introduce. I have our panelist introduce themselves first, then we'll go into some discussion topics and eventually open it up to questions, 01:32

right? So why don't we start first with Jesse? Hi, good morning. I am a real estate attorney as my background about 01:39 four years ago. I was diagnosed with lupus and at this point I have about five or six sidecar diseases. It's just the gift that keeps giving 01:49 I will probably have to stand a couple of times during this piano because I also recently 3 months ago had a two-part 01:57

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