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Sessions Info

February 5, 2019
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Venice / Peninsula

Sessions Info

February 6, 2018
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Sierra Ballroom

Tracy Ryan

Founder and CEO,

Tracy Ryan is the founder & CEO of CannaKids, a California-based brand with a focus on supplying medical cannabis oil tinctures and medical cannabis products to patients of all ages. She is also the CEO of CK Sciences whose sole focus is to execute pediatric human trials using cannabis medicine both in the U.S. and around the world. In addition, Tracy founded the 501c3 non-profit, Saving Sophie Inc (SavingSophie.org). Their mission is to provide educational resources and financial support to families whose loved one has been diagnosed with a serious disease.
Since her infant daughter’s brain tumor diagnosis in June of 2013, Tracy has dedicated her life to educating herself on the medicinal powers of medical marijuana in treating her own daughter’s disease, as well as all other pediatric and adult cancers, autism, epilepsy and beyond. Tracy has worked on a global scale with families who are seeking education and treatment options for their loved ones, and has guided many patients to unheard of success.
Tracy has partnered with, and is on the Advisory Board of, CURE Pharmaceutical, (OTCQB:CURR), (“CURE”), a leading disruptive drug delivery technology and pharmaceutical cannabinoid molecule development company, and the Technion Institute in Israel who is leading the way in cannabis research for cancer.
Additionally, Tracy has successfully procured Sophie’s brain tumor tissue after a recent brain surgery at CHLA, and those cells are now being rigorously studied under the leadership of a renowned cancer researcher who is the world leader in the study of NK Cells and their role in cancer. Her research team has now implanted Sophie’s tissue into mice, one of which pumps human blood, so that they may work on targeted therapies for her disease.
Upon viewing the unique reactions in Sophie’s body due to the cannabis oil she’s taking, Tracy and her team have since enrolled 2 more pediatric cancer patients who were medical miracles using CannaKids’ oil, another child who has relapsed, and 4 adult patients who are in varying stages of their diseases. The teams’ goal is to bring to market more medical treatment options for those suffering from cancerous diseases.
Tracy and CannaKids have been the recipient of several industry awards, furthering her strength in the cannabis community as a key player including Advocate of the Year, Cannabis Activist of the Year, and the Caregiver Award. Her and her family have been featured in many national and international news pieces including an appearance on The Doctors, National Geographic, Time, Vice News, CNN, Entertainment Tonight, The Huffington Post, GMA Today, Telemundo, and many more. They are also the key focus of the Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein documentary, “Weed The People” that is currently in theaters across the country.