Panel Speaker – Dr. Nick Karras (sexologist) is the creator of the Passionate High, a project that serves to educate people on how to use the unique cognitive and physical effects that cannabis produces to develop stronger relationships and experience greater creativity and passion. After years of research, numerous coaching sessions, and a variety of public speaking events, Dr. Nick has refined his knowledge into a concise and informative presentation and guide book.
He is also a photographer and the author of Petals, a break-though book that presents stunningly beautiful images of vulvas. The book is also the subject of the award-winning documentary film: Petals – Journey Into Self-Discovery. His images and accompanying film have been exhibited and screened at numerous venues including the Seattle Erotic Arts Festival, the Los Angeles Museum of Sex, Victoria Erotica Festival, Bravo TV (UK), and VaginaFest events.
Dr. Nick holds a Doctorate degree in Sexology from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality (IASHS) in San Francisco and was awarded the prestigious Sexual Intelligence Award by Dr. Marty Klein. He is also a regular contributor to Culture Magazine, Fusion, Vice, and Dope Magazine, and has been a featured speaker at SSSS (The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality) and ASEP (Association of Sexual Energy Professionals).
Panel Speaker – Alicia Rose founded HerbaBuena in 2015 to help define the new cannabis culture, and to serve the needs of health-conscious adults looking for the same level of purity and quality in their cannabis as they’ve come to expect in their organic food and fine wine.
HerbaBuena crafts a portfolio of award-winning products utilizing whole plant intelligence with standardized purity, potency and effect, in order to support the greatest health and well-being. In order to ensure purity and quality in all their products, HerbaBuena cultivates their own organically sun grown cannabis from their permitted garden in the mountains of Mendocino, and works with a select group of Demeter Certified Biodynamic farms in northern California.
Alicia’s work in cannabis is informed by both her advanced degree in environmental science and a 15-year tenure in the wine industry, where she’s worked with a handful of 100-point winemakers and top wine brands. A founding Board Member of the Mendocino Cannabis Industry Association and the Wine & Weed Symposium, she’s committed to educating people about the therapeutic value of cannabis and redefining the dialogue about the way we nourish and care for ourselves and the planet.