Speakers Lineup To Be Announced – Columbia Medical Marijuana Patient & Caregiver Seminar
Lyndall Fraker, DHSS’s Director of Medical Marijuana, Keynote Speaker
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Director Fraker has been an advocate for medical marijuana for a number of years now and is excited to see where the state is going. “Administering this new program needs to be done in the right way for Missouri,” Fraker said in the DHSS press release. “I look forward to continuing to serve the people of Missouri in my new capacity.
Missouri’s constitutional Article 14 brings a new medical marijuana industry to the Show-Me state and it will take knowledgeable and dedicated officials to make it happen.
Representative Fraker was term limited after his eight years in the house and was appointed as Director of Marijuana for the state of Missouri.
During his time in the legislature he was the chairman of the Financial Institutions Committee and served on Fiscal Review and the Utilities committees.
Lyndall Fraker was born in Springfield, Missouri and is a graduate of Marshfield High School and Missouri State University.
Lyndall and his wife have a daughter Kasey and two sons, Landon and Logan. Elected into the Missouri House of Representatives in 2010, Fraker served eight years.
Dan Viets, JD, MCIA Board Chair, NAM President, MO NORML Coordinator, MO Lawyer of the Year.
Dan Viets will serve as Seminar Moderator for the Columbia Seminar
Dan Viets is President of New Approach Missouri, the campaign which placed Amendment 2, the medical marijuana legalization initiative, on the Missouri ballot in 2018 and successfully worked to persuade voters to pass what is now Article XIV of the Missouri Constitution.
Dan is also Chair of the MCIA Board of Directors, Missouri Coordinator for NORML, was selected as Missouri Lawyers Weekly Lawyer of the Year for 2019, and hosts a
weekly radio program titled “Sex, Drugs and Civil Liberties”.
Dan has received the “Keeping the Dream Alive” award from the Martin Luther King Association and the Trailblazer Award from the NAACP.
Paul E. Callicoat, M.D. Board-Certified Interventional Cardiologist (retired) from Joplin, MO.
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Dr. Callicoat is a fellow emeritus of the American College of Cardiology and member of the Missouri Medical Association, Paul currently serves as president of MoFarma 21, LLC, DBA Sarcoxie Nursery, LLC; and is a co-owner of Hops 21, LLC.
After receiving a B.S. in Biology and B.A. in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Paul attended medical school at the University of North Carolina Greenville School of Medicine. From there, he received his internal medicine training at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City and cardiology training at St. Louis University Hospital. Paul went on to build a career as an esteemed cardiologist in Joplin, MO, and Grove, OK—becoming one of the first physicians in the U.S. to own and operate his own cardiac catheterization lab.
In 2014, Paul sold his catheterization lab and cardiology practice. Soon after retirement, he was introduced to the medical cannabis industry by his son, Jonathon, who teaches biology and chemistry through his Hops 21 program in Kansas City, MO. Together, they are becoming leading authorities on medical cannabis and advocate for its potential uses in medicine and beyond.
Paul Bocci, Certified Public Accountant
Working with IRS regulation 280e and the effects on expense deductions in cannabis businesses.
Paul Bocci, CPA, will be speaking about IRS regulation 280E. Paul has 36 years of business experience in finance in several highly regulated industries. He has served as CFO of companies in the healthcare, aircraft assembly, and automotive manufacturing industries. Mr. Bocci is the Treasurer for the New Approach Missouri campaign. For the last eight years Paul has concentrated on working in the healthcare industry. He has worked with medical practice and facility regulations regarding billing, facilities planning, and facility implementation and accreditation. Other areas of concentration include Medicare & Medicaid regulations, DEA regulations and physician contracting. He has also worked as a liaison for practices with Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers. Over the years, Paul has provided guidance to medical practices and testimony for attorneys regarding Medicare and Medicaid fraud.
Megan Wilson, JD, Wilson Compliance Consulting.
Strategies to navigate the complex Federal, State, and local regulatory requirements through policy formation, training and quality assurance activities.
Megan is an attorney based in St. Louis who founded Wilson Compliance Consulting, which focuses on compliance with marijuana laws and legislation. Miss Wilson is well educated on the legal regulations surrounding the cannabis industry. Her company helps individuals remain compliant through the many laws involved in operating a cannabis facility.
Lisa Roark, MD, Roark Family Health, LLC
The role of cannabis in a cutting edge healthcare delivery model.
Dr. Lisa Roark is a physician based in Cassville, MO who has recently begun doing patient certifications for medical marijuana through her office at Roark Family Health, LLC. Dr. Roark graduated from UMKC and has spoken in favor of her patients having the opportunity to obtain MMJ cards. She can provide a wonderful insight on the specifications needed for a patient in Missouri to obtain a medical card. There are specific steps individuals will need to take in order to comply with DHSS rules and Dr. Roark has helped a variety of patients by extending her knowledge and service around the state.
Desmond A. Morris II, Founder, The Wholesome Bud Company
Understanding the human endocannabinoid system and the effects cannabis therapy.
Desmond is the CEO and Founder of The Wholesome Bud Company. A Springfield-based company working to be Missouri’s most Trusted Source for medical cannabis.
Desmond will be speaking on Entourage Effect, Endocannabinoid chemistry, and pathways for specific ailment targeting using full-spectrum cannabis. Desmond’s presentation is simply titled “The Endocannabinoid System Explained”.
After receiving his Bachelors in Chemistry and Biology in 2014 from Missouri State University. Desmond went on to start Pride Auto Detailing which has quickly grown to one of the largest detail shops in the Springfield, MO area. With a focus on customer service, quality, and precision, Desmond uses biochemical principles to create a better end result for his clients.
Desmond and his team plan on using similar principles to create unique products designed to target specific ailments in the medical cannabis space.