Remedi will present renowned & knowledgeable specialists on the topic of medical cannabis
Ex-Presidential candidate of Colombia, former senator of Colombia, human rights defender lawyer
Piedad Esneda Cordoba Ruiz is a lawyer and politician from Colombia Senator of the republic since 1994. She has been a member of the Liberal Party throughout her political life.
Leader of the Movimiento Ciudadano Siglo XXI movement, located in the left wing of her party.
As a congresswoman she has worked mainly for the rights of women, ethnic and sexual minorities and human rights & noble peace prize winner. Piedad Esneda Cordoba Ruiz believes that “You only fight for what you love; you only love what is estimated, and to estimate it is necessary to at least know. “
Topic: the social impact on the general public, especially on women
ROBERT Y. LEE
CEO & Chairman, American Patriot Brands; Chairman of Puerto Rico One.
Robbie Lee has been our Chairman of the Board since 2012 and CEO of American Patriot Brands since 2016. Mr. Lee has over 38 years’ experience in owning, operating, growing, and starting retail, consumer service, real estate, and distribution companies.
From 1983-2000 Mr. Lee grew a single Video Store into the 5th largest chain in the U.S. spanning 500 stores (owned and franchised) in 30 states with revenues over $170 million. From 2005-2011 Mr. Lee founded and grew one of the largest owned and operated chain of Dry Cleaning stores in the U.S.
Mr. Lee has taken 3 companies public as a principle via IPO and reverse merger, completed over 50 accretive acquisitions, and raised over $200 million for the companies he has been a principle in. More than 25 years in active M&A experience.
Mr. Lee has a unique understanding of early stage, high growth, fragmented industries and is one of the entrepreneurs who created them.Former Ernst Young, Inc. Magazine Entrepreneur of the year.
Topic: Legal and economy
former U.S. Attorney for the District of the Virgin Islands
David Marshall Nissman is an entrepreneur living in Puerto Rico and is the former U.S. Attorney for the District of the Virgin Islands. Born in Queens, New York, Nissman graduated magna cum laude from Emory University and later earned a J.D. from the University of Oregon. On April 18, 2002, Nissman was appointed by President George W. Bush as the 19th U.S. Attorney for the District of the Virgin Islands.
During his tenure the U.S. Attorney prosecuted many high-profile cases and after his retirement in 2004, the U.S. Attorney’s Office Building on St. Croix was named the David Marshall Nissman Justice Center.
Nissman was instrumental, first as the U.S. Government’s representative and then on behalf of the VI Government and individual businesses, in designing compliant tax positions using the territorial economic development laws provided by Congress and the Territorial governments. He has unparalleled insight into the US government’s thinking behind Puerto Rico’s tax incentives. This has produced significant business for Puerto Rico. He also has written a number of the economic development statutes in place today in the Virgin Islands which PR studied in 2012 prior to the enactment of Act 20 and Act 273.
Nissman is also an author. Among his books, Proving Federal Crimes (Corpus Juris Publishing) was named to Amazon.com’s top ten law book list of 2001.
One of Nissman’s primary purposes in moving to Puerto Rico in 2014 was to develop an eco and healing resort. Upon meeting Carlos Guardiola and seeing the Qco project, Nissman fell in love the land in Ciales. He and Mr. Guardiola are dedicated to creating an environmentally friendly farm to table jungle experience that will be a source of pride to Puerto Ricans, will bring economic development to the community in Ciales and the project will present other Parallel 18 entrepreneurs with immediate opportunities for networking and growth.
David Marshall Nissman (born 1953) is a former U.S. Attorney for the District of the Virgin Islands.
Born in Queens, New York, Nissman graduated magna cum laude from Emory University and later earned a J.D. from the University of Oregon. On April 18, 2002, Nissman was appointed by President George W. Bush as the 19th U.S. Attorney for the District of the Virgin Islands.
During his tenure the U.S. Attorney prosecuted many high-profile cases, including a case against the V.I. government for fraudulently circumventing the competitive process and awarding a $3.6 million contract for major sewer repairs on St. Croix to a local company with no experience. The government later cancelled the contract. After his retirement in 2004, the U.S. Attorney’s Office Building on St. Croix was named the David Marshall Nissman Justice Center.
Nissman is also an author. Among his books, Proving Federal Crimes (Corpus Juris Publishing) was named Amazon.com top ten law books of 2001.
Nissman has two sons. His youngest son, Alexander Nissman, is a member of the United States Virgin Islands national soccer team. His oldest son Michael Nissman is an independent filmmaker.
Topic: Legalization Issues
Dr. Suzanne Sisley
president & principal investigator at Scottsdale research institude
Dr. Sue Sisley MD is an Arizona-based physician practicing Internal Medicine & Psychiatry.
Sue serves as President & Principal Investigator of Scottsdale Research Institute conducting controlled trials of
smoked/vaporized cannabis flower, partnering with MAPS to move whole plant dry flower through entire FDA drug
She is Medical Director for MMJ license holders in 17 different states from Hawaii to Florida to New Jersey offering
patient education & physician engagement.
Sue serves as faculty at Colorado State & Humboldt State University.
Topic: research on cannabis
Dr. Juan Luis Castro
psychiatrist of adults with specialization in child psychiatry and master in public health
Juan Luis Castro Cordoba is a Psychiatrist of Adults with specialization in Child Psychiatry and politician from
He has a Master in Public Health. Currently elected as Senator of the Republic of Colombia for the period 2018-2022
by the Green Alliance PartyMember of the IV Commission of the Senate of the Republic.
Since June 2014: Valle-Pharma Consultant Quality control processes, market projections.
Director of the review club for scientific articles for the children’s psychiatry program July 2011-March 2013.
Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine University of Arkansas for